Implementing the Kitchen Garden Plan ( 2/3 )


Pick your plants realistically.

I would love to grow lots of stone fruits, melons, and figs, but they won’t thrive here and space is too valuable to waste with plants that won’t do well.

We divide up duties in our household.
Husband did the research on the fruit trees and blueberries.  He spent many evenings pouring over catalogs from Burnt Ridge Nursery  and Raintree Nursery.  We bought berries from both of them.  The plants arrived very healthy.  We watched a lot of YouTube videos.  I did a lot of research.  We sampled all of the fruits we could find,  don’t grow a fruit that you don’t like the taste of.   If you have room and love berries, grow more of those.

Espaliered fruit trees can give you several varieties on one trunk. They are grafted with branches of different varieties of fruit onto one dwarf trunk.   We are growing three along of south-facing fence.   More about those later….

Don’t grow tons of lettuce, unless you want to give it away.  If you grow lots of spinach and kale, you have more options, spinach and kale can be eaten fresh, frozen or dried.  The same is true of carrots, beets, onions and many other vegetables.

I could not presume to tell someone else what to grow but I will publish a food garden page with more about our garden as it develops.  We still have 2 raised beds to pour.

Next post:  how to extend your growing season & making your garden a beautiful place to go.

Keep on growing!

About ourhomeinthewoods

I am a wife, mother and nana to an amazing little girl! My husband and I have been working on a huge DIY project for since 1999 and for the foreseeable future. A great house and garden on almost 10 acres in the beautiful, scenic Snoqualmie Valley in the Pacific Northwest. We are very enthusiastic amature gardeners and do-it-yourselfers. We also try to balance great results with great economy, or in other words, we love saving money. The more we save, the more we can spend on more great plants!
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