Friday, January 16, 2009

2009 Green Goals

OK, I've been thinking of some things that I want to accomplish this year in the garden and yard. As usual, I'm going to put it on a blog, because then I feel more accountable, and more apt to actually do something.

- Get a composter and start composting
- Get rain barrels and put them to good use
- Put together a solid plan for the garden, including succession plantings so I have good stuff coming up all through the season with no empty/dead zones
- Keep close track of how much produce I'm yielding through the season
- I'd like to go without purchasing ANY produce this summer - grow what we'll use, and use what we grow
- Set up a seed-starting table inside, and use it
- Build my cold frame (we have lots of old, lead-free windows)by late February/early March
- Build my garden boxes/beds well in advance of planting outside
- Get a decent canning system and book, and use throughout the season

So that's it for now. I hope to be able to check most of these items off my list! Anything I should add?


MrBrownThumb said...

Hi Amy,

I see you're a Chicago gardener too. A week back I posted on my blog about how the PR firm is rounding up Chicago garden bloggers and creating an email list to send up press releases on the Chicago Flower & Garden show. If you would like to be included see this post about the Chicago Flower & Garden Show over at my blog.

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