Well, that's another year gone. In the span of 12 months, I quit my job, expanded our dining room, birthed a baby and (with ample help of my husband) completed 2 large yard projects: smothering grass on half the yard and re-doing our raised beds. It's been a busy year. And I expect 2011 will be just as productive.
I resolve to:
1. Plant a greater diversity of edibles. Typically, I plant nightshade vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, eggplants), assorted herbs and ground cherries. Last year I added in garlic, cucumbers and summer squash. This year I plan to do proper crop rotation and add in: green beans, onions, lettuce, winter squash, potatoes and new-to-me herbs like borage. I'm hoping to put in a grape vine or two as well.
2. Incorporate more native plants. Santa got me Armitage's Native Plants for North American Gardens for Christmas and I was kind of surprised how many native plants I already have, but with a now grass-less patch in the front yard and a newly cleared backyard, lots of planting will be happening in 2011.
3. Be better about turning the compost. I kind of resolve to do this every year & then get lazy, though.
4. And, not strictly about gardening but rather the results of edible gardening, I hope to do a lot more pickling and will, of course, continue the Local Eating Challenge.