Garden Plans 2014

It is early March and I officially started planning the balcony garden a couple of weeks ago. I have most of my herbs selected for this season and am finalizing my veggies. I will be growing more flowers from the beginning rather than as an after thought like they were the past year, aside from those couple of pansies.

So far this year, it’s shaping up to look like this:

FLOWERS

  • swiss giant pansies
  • black-eyed pennies
  • (possibly) ragged ladies

These will be planted in small pots and a couple window boxes.

HERBS

  • classic basil
  • sage
  • oregano
  • chives
  • parsley (possibly two varieties)
  • thyme

These will be planted in clay pots as in past years.

VEGETABLES (or fruit as the case may be)

  • tomatoes (in large pot)
  • onions (x 2 window planters)
  • romaine lettuce
  • buttercrunch lettuce
  • one more container (TBD)

I’m looking forward to the growing season, but it is still winter and until then I have the planning to keep me content while the snow remains. It is still looking a lot like winter outside and I’m not at all sure when it will finally end. Planning the garden keeps me optimistic. I think the garden is going to be bigger, greener, and better this year than it was in the past. I have seeds for just about everything this year… looks like I just need some thyme and whatever TBD veggie I decide I will grow this year. I will likely be starting a few things indoors in the next little while. I am looking forward to spring and getting back outside again.

It’s hard to believe that in a few short months my bare balcony will be beautiful and green again.

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