Gardening is such a good way for consumers to grow their own organic food and cut their food bills. It also saves energy because the food doesn't need to be transported to the consumer.
It’s time to figure out what I can get done for gardening this year.
My last year’s plans for gardening didn’t materialize as I’d hoped.
I’d also like to plant fruit trees in my yard. But figuring out what kinds to grow in the Pacific Northwest is tricky.
I live in Olympia, Wash. Since we have so much rain in Western Washington, fruit trees don’t grow as well as they do in Central Washington. The Wenatchee and Yakima areas are famous for their excellent apples and soft fruit.
Also, the soil is different here. I remember digging in the sandy soil when I was growing up along the Columbia River in the Wenatchee area. The soil in my yard is clay-like. Is doesn’t drain well.
I plan to have apple, apricot, fig, and Asian pear trees. But this isn’t the time of year to plant the trees.
I’m certainly inspired by Michelle Obama’s planting an organic garden at the White House.
How about you? Have you already planted your garden or will you or will you be planting it this week?
I just returned from a vacation. The rhododendrons in my yard are beautiful. I have about 40 of them.
The weather is great today, sunny and 70 degrees. A good day to visualize and plan my garden.