Garden Planning: Family of 4 Garden

This will be our 3rd year with the Family of 4 Garden, and I think it is going to look very different this year! It will be interesting to see how our financial tally turns out.

We are doing a lot of early spring planting this year! We’re going to have the typical spring veggies, as well as chard (again), beets, carrots, onions, cabbage, and potatoes. We’re putting sugar snap peas on another one of those trellises. Then, when all the spring vegetables are done, we’ll be planting summer crops. Some of the summer vegetables will probably be planted significantly later than the earliest possible date, but that’s okay too.  Continuing the theme of the vertical garden, we’ll be planting cucumbers and cantaloupe on the trellis after the peas are done.

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About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and lawn care.

Posted on February 24, 2011, in Family of 4 Garden and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I cooked with chard for the first time last night, attempting a fontina cheese fritatta. While I can’t say that the fritatta part was a great success, the flavor combo (eggs, fontina cheese, chard, onion and garlic, seasoned with a bit of parsley and Tuscan herbs) was excellent. I’m going to try the flavor combo again, but in an omelette form which I think will be easier.

    For the first time ever, I’m adding chard to my spring garden line-up.

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