Tuesday, December 13, 2011

2011 Gardening in Review

Last January, I made several gardening resolutions.  Here they are:
  1. I will plant fewer "salad greens" that only end up feeding the slugs. 
  2. I will can, freeze, or otherwise preserve everything we can't eat fresh.  Even that last harvest of green beans which just kept on producing in 2010.
  3. I will begin to vermicompost before the year's end.
  4. I will buy and use a decent composting bin to replace what my husband believes is my "compost eyesore" 
  5. I will always amend soil before planting in a new location (see #3 & 4).
  6. I will not overcrowd my perennial gardens!
  7. I will make pesto instead of allowing all of those lovely herb leaves to be destroyed with the first frost.
  8. I will weed more often! (one can always hope)
Five out of eight ain't too bad!  I did not do 3, 4 or 7.  But that's ok, that's what next year is for!


  1. Love it! Merry Christmas to you.


  2. Happy New Year to you as well!


  3. I just purchased a vermicomposting system online so I can check that one off the list for 2012!