Last year I tried gardening for the first time and I loved it!! By many accounts, I completely failed- as in about 80% of my plants didn’t produce anything. However the one that did was my tomatoes and they were amazing. I did learn a lot; things like, you need to feed your plants (what?!), plant them in full sun… serious beginner here. Instead of scaring myself away from homegrown food, I am fully on this train and can not wait to get started.
Gardening in Idaho is supposed to be really easy but I’m from California and I’m used to a forever growing season. I’ve been doing my research and I am ready. I know my planting schedule, where my plants are going, etc. etc. In case any of you Idaho readers are planning on trying to garden like a madman this year, I’m leaving it all here and we can do this together! (Bonus, I’ve done the planning work for you!)
Mid February: Artichoke (this is an experimental planting to try to “fool” the artichoke into thinking it has been 2 years by the time I put it into the ground this summer.)
Mid March/Early April Seed Starters:
April Outdoor Plantings:
Sweet Potato starts
Dwarf Tangerine Tree (Potted Tree)
May (Mother’s Day) Plantings:
Dwarf Apple Tree
We are taking over our side yard for this huge garden this year. There will be three raised beds along the fence: 2 x 4 feet, 4 raised beds: 5 x 3 feet along with 2 potato buckets. Whew!! In March I’ll get the beds made and ready and I can’t wait for Eli and I to spend the summer playing in the dirt.