It has been a long, long while through my journey since I’ve had a vegetable and herb garden to enjoy. This Spring I have been inspired to rekindle this love and decided to noodle my way to create both types of gardens. Gardening always gave me a peaceful joy and happiness in my soul, and I genuinely long to experience this bliss again.
This vegetable garden will be a big project to undertake, but I am so excited to get started. I already picked out the spot and started the seedlings. I first created a visual map through drawing and noodling to get me started. I really enjoyed playing around with what vegetables I wanted to plant, space requirements and their placement in the garden.
My garden will be approximately 22 by 17 feet in size. This size will be perfect me as I plan to experiment with vertical gardening techniques using homemade trellises to maximize the use of space. It will be interesting to see how much I can yield from a garden this size!
I am hoping to break ground this week, using good old muscle and a medium size tiller. I may end up hiring someone to till it for me, depends on what I find when I start digging. Starting now will give me time to prep the soil and to also design and build good fencing. We have a friendly little woodchuck as well as three rabbits living in our yard, so fencing will be the hardest challenge for me. I am busy noodling ideas and designs to figure out the most inexpensive way to build one. I’ve been told keeping woodchucks out of your garden is one of the hardest challenges. We’ll see if I can be creatively successful!
This anticipation of gardening again is so exciting for me, and I am so looking forward to this adventure. There is nothing more awesome then starting your garden from seeds. It amazes me how one little seed grows to produce so much goodness! .