Thursday, March 12, 2009

Dreaming of greening

I've spent much of the morning planning this year's garden. It is not a big yard, but I got down to mapping it out, and there's a lot of plantable space. More than I can probably plant this year, actually! I hear the way to do it is to expand the garden a bit each year, and that does seem the most manageable way, but oh, I wish I could just fill the yard with flowers and fruits and vegetables.

A corner of the yard doesn't drain very well. I'm going to try to see if I can get things together enough to make some raised beds, but it will still be wet underneath. Are there any plants that like such conditions? Other than rice, I mean...?


Anonymous said...

Redcurrants, blackcurrants, pears, broccoli, cauliflower - all these came up when I asked the internet.

Daina said...


Redcurrents and blackcurrents are my parents' specialty, so I will leave those to them. But if I plant broccoli in the soggy bit (and it IS still soggy, though we've made a raised bed), what will I do with my green pepper seedlings? Hmmm...