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Garden Goals for 2018

January 2nd, 2018

Throughout the fall, as I clean up and prep the garden for winter, I spend time thinking about what I want to accomplish in the garden the following year. More hedges is one of my main goals. If you remember, I added around 100 boxwoods in a few hedges this fall.

On one side and the back of the main garden behind the garage, I’ll be adding blackhaw viburnum hedges. My plan is to order those and get them planted in late spring/early summer. The main garden is also getting a new main walkway with pathways that will be going off or it in a different direction.

The entire strawberry patch is going to come out and will be replaced with new plants. The bed needs refreshing and moved as it’s in the spot where the main walkway will be. Thus I figured it was best to refresh the patch and start with new plants.

These are my main goals, if I have time and energy remaining I want to build a few raised beds and cold frames to add to the main garden. I have the big picture for the new design of the main garden which I’m just starting to implement in 2018.

What are you goals for the garden in 2018?

One Comment to “Garden Goals for 2018”
  1. Nebraska Dave on January 2, 2018 at 9:44 am

    Susy, I’m kind of finished with bed building for a while and now it’s just garden management. I’m still developing the irrigation system for the garden and always weed control. Spring seems so far off but time travels fast and it will be end of February before I know it.

    Temps are supposed to warm up by the weekend but for now it’s still -10 this morning. It’s coldest beginning of Winter that I can ever remember. I’ll be kind of glad when it breaks and warms up a little.

    Sounds like you a plan for 2018. I have my plans but until the seeds are in the ground it’s all subject to change. It always looks and feels different when I’m actually in the garden as opposed to looking at it on paper.

    Have a great garden planning day in the New Year.

    Nebraska Dave

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