Blueberry bushes (start in rows of 5, possibly 15 to start… they stay small) ORDER ONLINE so they arrive by Spring
Raspberry bushes (2-3) ORDER ONLINE with the blueberry bushes
Strawberries (vines in their own raised bed, seprated from the rest of the garden. Invasive, but yummy!)
Beans (Dry. Choose a bean we love, then plant them. No need to buy plants. Excellent protein!)
Tomatoes (of course! 10 plants, 2-3 varieties)
Lettuce (2 types: Crisphead and Leaf)
Grape Vine (2-3 on the fence/trellis. They get large)
Peppers (red, yellow & green)
This is our preliminary plan for the South facing back yard garden. We’ll be using 200-300 square feet to start out, which is a very small portion of our back yard area. Of course, we’ll plant in the most sunny location. Our lot is basically surrounded by trees, so we’re limited to using the West side. We’re grateful that previous owners kept all the large, mature, East side trees pruned and thinned out. I’m assuming they did a lot of gardening as well to thin them out that much. The East sun comes through very well toward the West side, and there is a lot of South light in the afternoon.
All this planting will be an experiment in just how luscious North Lawrence soil is. It’s supposedly gold, and everything just takes off, almost effortlessly. I have discovered from recent digging and planting that the soil is extremely dark and soft. Easy digging. When we walk across it, it’s mushy under our feet, even in the dry Summer months, all due to the river. I’m so excited to get going on preparing the beds this Fall!