ME ME! I just read the book and went into the yard and planned our EIGHT (yes, I know he said to start small!) beds. Then I sat down on the couch with copies of the planning sheets and realized that we're going to have a FARM if we plant all 8 beds (which we probably will....DH and I both love having a garden).
My mission for the week: get the fragile plants started inside and start assembling the boxes in the yard so they can be ready when the seeds are. I really like his idea of getting waste lumber from homesites, so DH and I might scrounge some this weekend. I'm really bad about starting seeds and never getting them outdoors, but with the SFG technique, that shouldn't be a problem, right?
This year we're planning:
Tomatoes (big boys, plums, jellybeans, and yellow)
Jalepenos (and LOTS of them!!!)
Bush beans (and LOTS of them, too!)
Basil (purple and lettuce leaf)
Birdhouse gourds (the kids want these
Lettuce (this is a new one for me, so we'll see...)
okra (DH wants to pickle it :P)
Pickling cucumbers (
Carrots (DS1's request)
Pumpkins (again, the kid's request)
STRAWBERRIES (you can never have enough, right?! I'm so excited about them!!)
In addition, we're going to put a fence around the outside of the garden (more decorative than anything else) and I'd like to vine some blackberries and raspberries over it.
DH and I love to can and give homemade jellies and such for Christmas. I'm hoping this year we'll have enough of a tomato yield to make his barbecue sauce with produce from the garden rather than store bought ketchup