|Planting seedlings LATE in May, 2012.|
The weeds were atrocious, my peppers didn't pep, the lettuce bolted and went to seed, and the zucchini never even got sown. What did I learn from this? Not a damn thing! (haha) I'm not dwelling on my failed season, or even lamenting it. I frequented the farmer's market, I spent more time with friends, and now, with the 2013 growing season on the horizon, I'm approaching my garden plans with a renewed energy and a better vision of what I need out of my landscape. First and foremost in my planning - LOWER MAINTENANCE! My world isn't about to get any less hectic, and in order to make the most of my time in the garden and to get the most yield out of my space, I'm reducing the turf, increasing the mulch, and turning my little beds into raised beds this spring. I'm also going to look seriously into simple drip irrigation systems, invest in rain barrels, and figure out a way to keep the damn dogs from running through my tomatoes!
So... sound good? Do you forgive me for abandoning you? I can't wait to start the adventure again in 2013.... Seedy Saturday is next weekend! Are you in?