Sunday, April 12, 2015

The Master Plan for 2015

The weather is starting to warm, the snow is melting and my seeds are starting to sprout.

I'm getting excited by the idea of being able to go outside soon. 

Its time to finish up the master plan for the year, I have the plan already done for the veggie garden and now on to the rest of the property.
I have my seeds started for the herbs I am including this year now I need to plan where they are going to go. I did some research to find out what herbs are dog friendly and witch ones are not so I can have them and keep my fur baby Sam safe.
I also want to plant more fruit trees in the mini orchard this year, build the garden fence that I did not get finished and work on the messy wooded area in the very back of the yard. 
We are in desperate need of replacing our driveway this year and want to make it wider as well as ad a carport behind it, so this means I need to move an entire flower bed. 

So here is my plan

The flower bed beside the garage is being dug up and move to various places around the property, the driveway is being dug up and replaced and a car port is going where the flower bed was.

(No pictures or drawing yet)

The mini orchard is getting 3 new trees, a 5N1 pear to replace the bartlett that did not do well last year, a 5N1 apple because my hubby loves apple crisp year round, and a fruit cocktail tree that has several types for fruit on it. I am going to also add some of the dog friendly herbs to this area, most of them will be in pots so I can move them around at my liking. There will be pots of parsley, basil, cilantro, mint, chervil, rosemary, thyme, and tarragon placed around my fruit trees.

The garden fence will be finished this year and beds for raspberries will be built along the fence.

The shed will be built inside the garden area for storage and a rain barrel and gutters will be added to it like the pallet shed to collect rain for the garden beds.

The path in the back of the yard that leads into the woods is going to be cleaned up and the trees that fell back there are going to be cut up and removed so I can build a garden wall on the hillside to get maximum space back there.

Its a work in progress.


  1. I love your plans! It is always a good thing to start with some drawings to put your ideas on paper. All projects develop over time. Often the last adjustments are done when planting. Keep up the good work. I look forward to see the progress!

    1. Oh thank you! I really try to be organized so I don't have to spend more money to ge back and fix things later. I do find that when I actually get my hands in the dirt thing always change. I don't mind that though, it's usually a nice surprise.