One of the BEST and CHEAPEST ways to store fruits and vegetables is to garden and/or preserve them yourself. If this feels overwhelming to you, don’t worry, we understand! Check out Jodi’s Gardening Failures post from last fall for example 😉 However, if this is something you really WANT to learn more about, we are going to help you achieve success this year.
If you are a brand new beginner, here is a fantastic intro to Square Foot Gardening that we filmed with our cousin Emily from http://MySquareFootGarden.NET. We love love love the Square Foot Garden method developed by Mel Bartholemew.
2014 Garden Update!
If you’ve been following our Facebook page you will have seen that Jodi is getting ready to put in some raised garden beds at her new home this spring. Her husband has built three of them so far and is going to help her put up a tutorial next week so stay tuned. She’ll also be sharing her 2014 garden plans with you as she gets them developed.
Jodi’s To-Do’s This Week
1. Move the garden boxes to the backyard
2. Have compost delivered to fill the boxes
3. Install a drip irrigation system
4. Complete my 2014 garden plan
5. Buy some plants and get started planting!
Note from Jodi: If you are trying to figure out what you can plant at what dates check out our cousin Emily’s other site http://plantingbycolor.com. She gives full charts based on frost dates for your particular area so you won’t plant too late or too early. I always follow her guidelines and it’s worked out great for me!