How does your garden grow?

Bloganuary: What is something you learned recently?

I’m only a few lessons into the Master Gardener course, but I’ve learned a lot:

  • Like how I can get a soil test from the University of Minnesota
  • Or how I should rotate the “crops” in my raised beds this spring
  • Or how to improve my compost pile—add water. But not now since everything—including the compost pile—is frozen solid
  • Or how I properly (and somewhat unintentionally) prepared my raised beds last year (I’m kind of proud of this one—I was winging it)

Each lesson has additional resources and links and downloads. There’s enough information to provide a framework, but not so much that it’s overwhelming. It’s a nice way to spend a couple of hours each Sunday.

I’m looking forward to spring for so many reasons, but I’m really excited to put this new knowledge into practice.


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4 responses to “How does your garden grow?

  1. This sounds like so much fun! What are you planning to grow? I’ll definitely be interested in hearing more about this as your plans/reality develop…

    • So far, eggplant and a pollinator garden are on the list. I’d like to grow zucchini, but they take up a lot of room (even a single plant). But they’re easy to grow. I’ll probably plant catnip again in a container. We were going to make homemade catnip for our cats, but then I discovered that goldfinches love catnip seeds. It was so much fun to watch them last summer that I’m going to have to do that again (sorry, kitties).

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