Do you remember the very first time you walked into a big box home repair store after you purchased your first house and had a project the needed to be done? You WANTED something specific to get the job done, but the aisles and aisles of endless products (and projects) felt overwhelming and created some panic! At least, it did for me, and unless you overcome that initial panic, you will give up.
Believe it or not, garden planning can be a lot like that too. You have this vision of healthy plants, baskets of great looking produce, smiles, unicorns, rainbows and golden songs playing softly on the warm summer breezes. You want it all: from carrots to kohlrabi to arugula to tomatoes to squash. Then reality hits and you ask yourself:
- Where can I put this garden?
- What should I grow? What can I grow?
- How can I get these plants to grow?
- How big do the plants get?
- Does this plant grow well with that plant?
That is when panic starts!
Introduction to the Garden Planning Series
The good thing is that I can help you sort these questions out. This is the first article in a series that focuses on garden planning. We are going to talk about elements of garden design, different garden types and starting a garden. I am planning to discuss the following (through posts, live-streams and podcasts):
- Elements of Garden Design – Sun, Soil and Water
- Space Considerations
- Garden Types
- Do It Yourself and How To’s
There is a lot of ground to cover, and the garden season is approaching rapidly. I will work to have regular articles and updates for you. Feel free to interact and ask questions.
Keep in Mind….
Gardening is really a fun activity that should take stress away from your life, not add to it. Gardening can be incredibly liberating and allows you to be incredibly creative.
Remember: you can grow food in just about anything! You can do this! Stay tuned and take a deep breath. Everything is going to be all right!