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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Eat Your Yard

Those of us who garden love the spring, because it means planting time.  We begin to think about what plants and seeds will fill our gardens.  Gardeners have to be careful not to let the “fever” cause us to plant too early.  It’s hard to remember when the days become sunny and warm that it can frost in middle Tennessee as late as mid April.  On our Ponderosa we have strawberries and blueberries and when it is time we will plant tomatoes, squash, potatoes, beans, okra, eggplant and corn. I am fortunate enough to have all the space I need  for growing things. It is wonderful to be able to walk out your kitchen door and gather fresh vegetables for a meal.
If you have limited space for gardening there is a great article in Tennessee Home & Farm called "How to Eat Your Yard". The article suggests using blueberry bushes for shrubs and incorporating plants like tomatoes, peppers and greens into your landscaping.  Here’s the link: http://tnhomeandfarm.com/edible-landscaping-how-to-eat-your-yard

Check it out, just think how jealous your neighbors will be when you are eating your yard!

From last year's garden!

7 comments:

Adelheid Barnhart said...

I wish I had a yard! Last summer I lived at home with my parents, and I got to do a ton of gardening.... I just love it. It's a little harder growing things inside.... do you ever do that? Any suggestions for growing plants indoors?

Maricel Edwards said...

I envy your green thumb! For my 40th last year, the kids and hubs decided I needed a Topsy Turvy Tomato Planter for a present. Yeah. That went over really well. -_-

Lisa said...

I love this! I love watching plants grow then harvesting. I would love blueberries and strawberries - something to think about. Thank you

writekimwrite said...

I do not know how so maybe this article will help. I would love that kind of a garden feast. You sound like a happy gardener!

travelinma said...

What a great idea. It is hard to think about gardening when there are still mounds of snow. Thank you for the reminder that Spring will be here eventually.

Judy said...

We always had a garden when we lived in Illinois, but when we moved to Arkansas, the ground is just not good for growing veggies. I tried the first couple of years and not much came up or the deer got everything. Then I tried container gardening, got some tomatoes and peppers. So now I go to the Farmer's Market and get my fresh fruit & veggies.

Nanc said...

yum..and I'm a little jealous of your beautiful garden...it is fun to think about all of this right now...it is all about hope with gardens! xo