Planning The New Garden

As I mentioned over at my other site – No Credit Needed – I am planning to build a raised bed garden this spring.  One of my goals with the new garden is to grow my own fresh fruits and vegetables.

It is relatively easy to save money at the grocery store by using coupons and a grocery store price-book to track prices – but it’s still relatively expensive to buy fresh fruits and vegetables.

This year I plan to plant cucumbers, zucchinis, cantaloupes, watermelons, green beans, snap peas, peppers, and (possibly) potatoes.  We rarely eat tomatoes and corn doesn’t provide a very good space-required-return, so I won’t be growing them.

We live in the south, so I might try my hand at planting some peanuts, but we shall see.

I recently built a compost bin for vegetable scraps and yard waste – and I’m going to try to make the garden as organic as is possible.  Good soil amendments are the foundation for a great garden.