Last weekend, I played in the dirt with my hubby.
I ripped out weeds and dead stems left behind from our first garden in Cow Town. Next, we added new soil and mapped out spots for our new plants.
Before dawn, I spent a few hours researching what plants work for our garden space. Last year, the potato plants played Prima Donnas. Basically, the potato vines took over most of the space. I suspect that’s what killed off the chives and green bean plants. Another rock star in my garden: Roma Grape Tomatoes. I remember picking some for my parents. As I showed off our backyard, we sampled the fresh vegetable off the vine.
For this year, I wanted more structure for our garden instead of using a strategy of “Anything Goes.” I wanted to give plants a fighting chance.
Here’s what we planted for 2010:
- Garlic (2 rows on the side)
- Corn (2 rows in the back)
- Spinach (2 rows on the side. I’m also staggering the planting of other spinach seed in order to spread out the harvest
- Cherry Tomato
- Roma Tomato
- Beefsteak Tomato
Soon – I will plant more potatoes. This time around I’m going with a bucket strategy. Hopefully, this will let my potatoes continue to flourish without taking over the rest of the garden lot.
I suspect this is proof that I possess green thumbs. Woot!