Sunday, January 10, 2010


Maybe now that I've told a friend of mine that I have a garden blog, perhaps I'll be more inclined to diligently post on it. Obviously not much is shaking in the wintertime, but the planning is beginning. Oh, the planning. Bwa ha ha!

Anyway, I think I'm going to start thinking aloud here as I plan...

Anyone in the Chicago area grow grapes or edible soybeans/edamame? I want to do both this year, but am nervous on the grapes.

Definitely still planning on vertical stuff, and less tomatoes as our tomato space is RIDICULOUS. And I'm going to do potatoes, for sure.

So far the only catalogs I have are Burpee and Gurney's, and I'm waiting for my Baker Creek to come in, as that catalog, as I think I said last year, is like garden porn. I'm drooling thinking about it right now.

I also want to try a seed exchange group, but have never done that before.


garden girl said...

We have an ornamental grape in our garden. It's so pretty when the critters leave it alone. Unfortunately it seems to be a treat for the neighborhood bunnies, and they keep chewing it down. I think I'll try surrounding it with chicken wire or some other fencing barrier this year.

Can't wait for spring. To me the best thing about winter is planning the garden. I had a veggie garden for the first time in several years last season, and I can hardly wait to start enjoying garden-fresh produce once again this year.

Amy Kate said...

We are just finishing up some of our yield from last summer - which was a rough rough summer for the garden. Hoping to harvest and can/freeze enough this season to take us through the whole fall/winter!

Interesting on the ornamental grape...I'm going to have to look into that...

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