Monday, March 1, 2010

A Garden is a Possibility!

This afternoon, our community's Recreation Department brochure came in the mail. I glanced through it, looking for classes or any interesting things, and there it was on page 22:


I couldn't believe it - I've been trying to find out where/how/when to sign up for a community garden plot for about 3/4 of a year now. I saw some garden plots off to the side of the main road last summer, but couldn't find any information online. Finally I have the info! For just $20 for the season, you get a 20' x 20' plot of earth. That's 400 square feet! It's first come, first served for newbies after the people who did it last year sign up and they have 120 plots - so I'm hoping that I will get a plot. Tuesday the 16th is the day... wish me luck!

Here's what I want to grow in my garden, using all organic growing techniques, of course: tomatoes, sweet peppers, cucumbers, spring onions, zucchini, swiss chard, lettuce, beets, carrots, basil, parsley, broccoli, onions, potatoes, and more! I don't know what I would start with, being a new gardener.

Any suggestions? What do you think are the easier things to grow?