Official TEG Poll: What Are Your Plans For 2021?

What Are Your Plans For 2021?

  • Buy more garden tools

    Votes: 3 18.8%
  • Start a garden journal

    Votes: 8 50.0%
  • Plant a fruit tree/s

    Votes: 6 37.5%
  • Improve Water Conservation

    Votes: 4 25.0%
  • Invite local wildlife into your garden

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • Use environmentally friendly pesticides

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • Start a compost pile

    Votes: 5 31.3%
  • Declutter my garden shed

    Votes: 7 43.8%
  • Other (elaborate in the comments section)

    Votes: 7 43.8%

  • Total voters
    16

thistlebloom

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I'm starting over with a brand new garden area. Soil building is going to happen along with growing. Got a start on that this fall with a layer of horse manure spread and a good deep layer of waste hay on top to winter over. Yes, that means a brand new crop of weeds to start off with too, but you've got to work with what you have.
I'm also going to try to retrain myself to grow what we eat most, but am allowing myself some fun in the perimeter outside the fence for annual and perennial flowers. 😍
 

Cheaperthantherapy

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Despite starting 2021 pretty ill (3 negative Covid tests), because we are not traveling again this spring, I am planning a decent spring garden. I have to look at every project through critique of declining health and lack of maintenance by garden people. And incorporate all the environmental protections and possibly selling if my health really tanks.
2021 - purple hull peas, sweet potatoes, greens, green beans, fruits. So much cleanup. I read food prices are going way up this year, so anything I do will help.
 

flowerbug

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I am rearranging my beds. This will expand my 7 tomatoes to about 13, almost double! So I'm very excited about that. I will most likely retire the end of December and will have the space where the climbing play structure is for future squash. It will be wonderful to have space for my zucchini. I currently squish it in a 4x4 and it constantly goes over the walkway.

I planted an apricot tree this summer which should give me a few apricots this year.


Gotta find space for my zinnias though now that tomatoes will take over that space.

Mary

i think you need a weed garden. just sayin'... :) heeheehee HNY NM!
 

ninnymary

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Flowerbug, do you think weeds would grow here?
 

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Rhodie Ranch

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Since we decided to stay put in the Rogue Valley, I'll be adding another planting bed. I also need to step up on trying to keep the deer out of the side of the house where my beds are. I also need to buy soil, and not use the bags of compost. I could not keep the beds moist this past season, so didn't even harvest much. Certainly not to justify the cost of the water.
 

ninnymary

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i have some that would. :) but i think i see some green stuff growing in there that might be a weed. on the edge of those bricks in the pathway in the middle? right at the end of that bit of black fence? or perhaps that's onions? :)
Oh, that's my self sowed chives. I love it there. Nope, sorry not a weed.

Mary
 

baymule

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Despite starting 2021 pretty ill (3 negative Covid tests), because we are not traveling again this spring, I am planning a decent spring garden. I have to look at every project through critique of declining health and lack of maintenance by garden people. And incorporate all the environmental protections and possibly selling if my health really tanks.
2021 - purple hull peas, sweet potatoes, greens, green beans, fruits. So much cleanup. I read food prices are going way up this year, so anything I do will help.

Even with bad health, you can grow in raised beds or in big tubs. The raised beds are often much easier for people with compromised health. Like you said, anything you can grow, helps.
 
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