I spent all winter fantasizing about all of the awesome projects I was going to tackle this year and now that Spring is around the corner I am finding myself feeling lazy and uninspired. That’s so not cool! Perhaps it’s the nasty, cold, rainy, weather I don’t want to work in, but I really need to get my mindset back into gardening. I told myself that I needed to channel the amazing work ethic of Peal Fryar. Have you heard of him? You need to watch the documentary about this amazing man. His genius will blow you away!
So..in the spirit of hard work and inspiration, let’s take a look at what’s in store for the year. We’ll start with current state of the vegetable garden:
Oddly enough, now that the vegetable garden is done, per se, I don’t feel like I have to worry about it too much. I am planning to install drip lines in the next month or two which will help immensely with watering later in the summer. But all of the hard work of building the beds pretty much done. I’d like to build some strawberry towers and a potting bench. But other than that (ha!) I just need to do some weeding and start some seeds!
Moving over to the herb garden:
I would like to move this elderberry out from its current location under the cherry tree, into an area where it will get more sun. This was a classic mistake of planting something in the wrong spot. It hasn’t done that badly in it’s current spot, but since the cherry tree is ever expanding, it will just continue to sink deeper into shade. I’ve done a fair bit of Googling about transplanting elderberries, and am confident that if I do it right, it will survive. (Finger’s crossed!)
Next on the list is the creation of the herb garden. This will consist of four raised beds, roughly 4′ x 6′ with surrounded by a path made from this concrete mold. Plants will need to get sown and started in the next few months so I need to at least get the beds built and in location, I am thinking that I can do the path building in spurts. I’d like to make a simple branch pergola that will go in the center of the beds, almost like a little courtyard. Which leads me to this mess here:
The biggest and grandest project of them all: The Outdoor Kitchen with Pergola and Cob Oven. There is also a flower cutting garden attached to this area, but the first thing I need to do is get that pile of branches chipped and out of the way. And since we’re talking about chipping…
Boy…that seems like a lot doesn’t it? I’m going to start this weekend with buying the lumber for the herb garden beds, digging the hole in the new location for the elderberry, and if I’m able, finish transplanting it. AND…I really, really, really need to start some seeds already!