Tuesday, January 11, 2011
::2011 garden dreams – corn patch and orchard::
The Corn Patch
This will be a 20 foot by 30 foot square of tilled earth
I will spray it as early as possible then till it up and plant that sucker
I want to try to plant corn, green beans, and squash in the Three Sisters Technique
Corn – early, middle and late varietes
Regular old green beans – maybe two different kids just to be a weirdo
Squash – I hate squash to eat, but one set of zucchini wouldn’t kill me, then can the rest be gourds and pumpkins? They are squash technically right? Any insight?
Then I will plant one end of it with peas
ND the entire boarder with be tall sunflowers for visual appeal
Oh, the orchard. I can hardly wait
The long term goal is rows of fruit bushes but the cost will require a slow growth.
This year we will put in a row of blueberry’s and use the other rows for other plants (were they will go in the future in another problem)
The plan is the let it grow as it needs too, with lots of flexibility. If one rows of blues is not enough than we make it two rows, or what ever works right.
The current plan is
Row one – blueberry’s with a hydrenga on the end
Row two – a row of half spinach and half parsely (Next year make it raspberry’s)
Row three – half soy beans and half cilantro (future black raspberry’s)
Row four – tomato’s (future blackberry’s)
Row five – ½ watermelon, ½ asparagus (future all asparagus)
Now – what am I over looking? Any good ideas? Of course strawberry’s but I want to fill the house flower gardens with them. What else?????