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Thursday, March 8, 2012

Northern Garden--Planning Stages

Since it's a bit colder up north, I'm not having to worry about my garden quite as soon as Hannah.

Mountain Man and I left our house behind in Georgia (and our backyard garden) and are currently camping out in an apartment. But luckily for us, our apartment complex has a community garden where you can sign up for plots to garden in during the season. I plan on having a garden plot in the community garden and then planting my herb garden by my front door in the flower bed, so I can have it nearby.

I used Sprout Robot to tell me when I need to start worrying about my plants.

I just typed in my zip code here


And then a list popped up telling me when I should either start my plants inside, or start them outside.

So during the week of April 9th:
*I plant my parsley outside
*I start my bell peppers inside as well as my tomatoes

April 30th:
*Cucumbers, dill and cilantro all get planted outside

May 14th:
*Cantaloup, summer squash, and mint are all planted

May 28th:
*Time for the basil


You can click on one of the items for more in depth instructions on how to plant certain plants


 
And they'll even ask you which type of garden you're planning: container or regular planting bed.

So in short, I'm planning to plant two gardens

herb garden:
basil
parsley
cilantro
thyme (hopefully will pull through from last year)
rosemary (ditto)
dill

garden plot:
tomatoes
cucumbers
bell peppers
summer squash
zucchini
cantaloup

Any other northerners out there planning a garden for this coming growing season?

4 comments:

Deborah Jennings said...

I'm not a northerner, but I am planning on growing a garden this season. We have had one almost every year. We usually grow enough to can some for the winter. =)

In the vegetable garden we want to plant potatoes, tomatoes, onion, green beans, fresh pintos, Lima beans, summer squash, zucchini, and a few others that I can't think of right now.

I also want an herb garden this year. I want to plant basil, mint, chives, parsley, cilantro, and maybe some rosemary.

Raysha said...

We are going to be planting our first garden this weekend. I love that this site tells us when to plant what.

http://lexmallabooks.com/?p=8

Veronica said...

Thanks for sharing this website. I just started our container garden with my little girls a few days ago (we are in Colorado)... I wish I had seen this a bit earlier! Oh well, the things I started too early will be just fine. This will be a fantastic resource next year

Teresa said...

Thanks for sharing the site! I had already planned on starting seeds indoors this week and it turns out that I was exactly on schedule for broccoli, tomatoes and green peppers. I'm in NWPA.