Living up this far north we get a late start to our gardening. We have to wait until the threat of a late season snowstorm is past before we can really get growing. My friend Rachel advised me that no planting should be done before Memorial Day or until the last snow on the mountain has melted. I admittedly started early this year and it was pure dumb luck that we didn't have a heavy storm in April, like we often do.
I did manage to wait until Memorial Day to start my food garden. Eric and I set up a couple of raised beds on the lower level of our backyard. We hope to cultivate a great garden/ entertaining area down there as time rolls along, but the first step was to get these gardens going.
I have long dreamed of a decent garden space and I finally have something that is really and truly my own to work with.This year I mostly planted foods that I am absolutely certain we will eat, but I hope to branch out a bit more in the years to come, to try some fun new foods as well.
In early July, as long as I am not in labor, I plan to attend a little workshop on canning. I am really excited about all of this. What a great treat for me and such a fun learning experience for Cordelia as well. She has been really confused about how all of these seeds will someday be our food. I can't wait to see her little hands picking fresh fruit and veggies that she will help me to prep in the kitchen.
Do you garden? Any tips?