Friday, March 12, 2010

Garden Planning Part 2 (or Plan B as the Case May Be!)


I (almost) had my crayons poised over my graph paper, ready to plan away. I had my organic gardening books out open to their sections on crop-rotation and planting timetables. Visions of well-organized garden bed layouts flitted across my brain. My intentions were good, they really were! So, then, you might ask, where ARE all these wonderful, colorful garden plans for the upcoming season, huh?? Where's that brilliant, fool-proof crop rotation scheme that'll yieldbushels of blight-free tomatoes, huh? We're waiting . . .

Well, life kind of got in the way in the form of a job search, sick kitty, and, well, just life! So I guess it's time for Plan B. What's Plan B? Just try to get SOME early plants started under my lights in the basement, and IMPROVISE! It's amazing that last year by this time I already had cabbage, kale, broccoli, cauliflower, and leeks going strong. I guess it didn't help that up until just a couple of days ago the ground was still hidden under layers of snow. I know, excuses, excuses! But it was hard to believe that spring would ever really get here. Now I'm scrambling to catch up and already thinking of planting peas. Sigh.

Just goes to show you, there are the "best laid plans", and then there's gardening! When it comes to growing your own sometimes the best plan is to just do it!

3 comments:

Tobie said...

great just, made me laugh. hope you catch up and have good summer

Craftiness said...

Do the best you can, don't give up. I too am behind the curve. I'm in Texas, we start earlier. Good Luck!

Jeannine from Pittsburgh said...

Thanks for the encouragement guys! Don't worry Craftiness, I don't plan to give up! My broccoli and cauliflower seedlings are just starting to come up in the basement, the snow has melted, and I'm itching to get out and garden!