February 7, 2013

Seasonal paradox

It snowed big, fat, beautiful snowflakes all afternoon.  It was warm enough and the flakes were big enough that they fell quickly, hurried by their wet weight to the ground.  The plows have been going down the street at regular intervals, and I can see the thick packing-snow piled up on my car and in the backyard.

Naturally, this made me want to plan my garden!  I was talking to someone the other day and I realized that I hadn't even come close to thinking about what kinds of plants I wanted to have in my garden.  Of course, since I have lots of other things I should be studying or doing, tonight was a perfect time to both plan out what I want to plant and draw a pretty infographic of how I want it to look.

Look at all those veggies & herbs!

Here's what I have planned for the 2013 growing season:
-heirloom tomatoes
-fairy tale eggplant
-broccoli rabe
-bok choy
-blue dwarf kale
-lacinato kale (one can never have enough kale)
-French long beans
-sugar snap peas
-cucumbers (these last three are around the periphery and will grow up the fence around my garden plot)
-butternut squash
-zucchini (these two aren't pictured.  They get separate little hills of their own because they spread out.)

-thai basil
-flat-leafed parsley
-chives (These last 3 should come up again this year from last year...chives and thyme for sure are perennials, not 100% sure about parsley.)

This only leaves all my flower pots up on my deck.  I think I'm going to actually plant flowers in them this year!  Maybe some taller flowers or a cutting mix so I can have flowers in a vase all summer.

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