Saturday, December 29, 2012

Garden Resolutions and Goals 2013

The year is about to come to an end and as I type this it's just starting to snow outside. For the last week or so as the seed catalogs have started to arrive and I've already started to make plans for this years garden.

I just started my sweet potato slips. Some of the sweet potatoes in the basement started to sprout, so I put them in water on the windowsill. The slips take a long time to grow, so I figured giving them an early start wouldn't hurt.

Here is a list of a few garden goals for this new year:
1. Start onions earlier
2. Start tomatoes later
3. Order seeds all at once to save money on shipping
4. Build 2-3 raised beds at the garden plots
5. Build wood compost bins
6. Plant front garden with perennials
7. Plant more heirloom tomatoes

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season and I wish you a happy new year!


  1. Happy Holidays! Good luck with your resolutions!

    1. Thank you! I tried to keep my goals simple, the most challenging one will be the compost bins.

  2. Those sweet potato slips inspire me! One of my goals this year is to try and grow those in my Potager.
    I love those heirloom tomatoes...yum...I feel like I have to grow them would be impossible..:-) robbie

    1. I grew my sweet potatoes in a half whiskey barrel planter last year. They were easy to grow, you just have to make sure you give them plenty of sun and as long a growing period as possible.