March 11, 2013 by Decorum DIYer
Every year my husband and I scramble to plant items in our vegetable garden. Two years ago, my husband lovingly constructed two raised beds in our backyard. Sadly, they haven’t seen much action. I even made the raised vegetable garden beds part of my exterior upgrade moodboard a few Mondays ago.
We have good intentions, but time gets away from us. Our only day together as a family is Sunday. During the winter, Sundays are monopolized by me catching-up with the week’s laundry and grime. I try to wash, dry, and fold all of the laundry in one, giant marathon. I also attempt to really clean and tidy the entire home. Needless this say, it is rare that this occurs through completion, even with my trusty husband at my side. Never mind having plans like birthday parties, family gathers, grocery shopping, etc….
This year we are determined to plant items in our two raised beds. We are novices in this respect, but trust nature to do its job. Of course, first we need a plan.
Well, our plan is to only plant what we want to eat and actually eat (within in reason for our mid-Atlantic climate). I came across an article in Better Homes & Gardens a few years ago that suggested growing a vegetable garden catering to salads and salsas. Perfect! It makes so much sense, plant what you already eat!
These are just a few of the items we hope to squeeze into our teeny-weeney vegetable garden:
- lettuces of all sorts and colors
- large tomatoes
- grape and cherry tomatoes (a favorite snack for our family, too)
- herbs of all sorts – cilantro, basil, thyme, rosemary, etc…
- jalapenos (we like it spicy!)
- snow peas
- bell peppers
So many yummy options. Now, the trick is just to find time to prep the beds, plant the seeds/seedlings, and maintain the raised beds (weeding). Of course, with the warmer weather also comes the other outside chores that cut into my winter all-day Sunday chores. Sigh….
I hope you have enjoyed this little ‘mini’ Moodboard Monday post. So, do you have any gardening plans this spring?
Until next time…, happy gardening!