reply to post by Mufcutcakeyumyum
I'm taking the plunge soon as well, been researching for months...so I'll have to reply back later as well.
I'm doing raised beds (just for convenience and my wife's back), and we have horses, so plenty of manure.
I do plan on planting small started plants though, vs. from seeds, for quicker results to keep us motivated. I plan on using soaker hoses for
watering, so I can just turn on the faucet, go do another chore, then turn it off after a time (or get a timer mechanism).
My plan so far is:
Carrots, cucumber, tomato, celery, onions, green onions, potatoes, bell peppers, strawberries, banana peppers, green beans, and radishes
Around the house:
Roses (medicinal), Pineapple, and Aloe (all three of these are already growing around the house)
Then, we're making a separate culinary/medicinal garden around a small goldfish pond in the entryway:
Roselle (FL Cranberry), Garlic, Chives, Lavender, Rosemary, Shasta Daisies, Parsley, Witch Hazel, Sage, Catnip, Chamomile, and Oregano
Also, some trees:
Tangerine (already growing), 3 Apple trees (Anna, Tropic Sweet, and Dorsett Golden), Avocado, Dwarf Banana, Orange, Pear, and Peach. Of course, will
take years for these to bear fruit. We're buying small (about 4') trees