This week, I have been out in my yard every chance I can get to work in the yard and enjoy the nice weather. One of my neighbors accused me of having spring fever. You bet! I love this time of year, and I am already dreaming of fresh tomatoes and other homegrown vegetables this summer.
If you have spring fever also, here are a few things to think about for your vegetable garden.
- Plant a variety of vegetables to add different nutrients in your diet. Fresh fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, antioxidants, and phytochemicals. Plan your garden so that you will have a colorful plate.
- Think about the amount of time you will have to tend your garden throughout the summer. If you know that you will be busy, try a container garden that is smaller and easier to manage.
- Plan to plant vegetables that you can preserve by canning, freezing, or dehydrating. This will help your harvest last for several extra months.
- Consider the cost of the vegetables and plant vegetables that are expensive to buy in the store. Asparagus, for example, is expensive to buy at the store, so it’s a great crop to grow in your garden.
- Get your kids involved. Gardening is a great activity for kids, and your kids will be more likely to eat vegetables that they grew themselves.
- Find more resources about gardening in Texas at aggie-horticulture.tamu.edu/ or contact the Extension Office at 254-435-2331.
Don’t forget to invite your friends and family to the Bosque County-Wide Garage Sale on April 10-11! There are a ton of great items already on the list, and you don’t want to miss out!