So, last night at 3am as I was laying in bed wide awake and unable to sleep, I decided that since my boyfriend won't let me get a goat (I'll explain in a minute), I'm going to grow a garden this year. I am going to stage a hostile takeover of the backyard so that we can eat healthier.
About the goat...we go through a ridiculous amount of dairy in our house and my boyfriend is (I'm fairly certain) lactose intolerant, at least mildly. I was talking to a friend of mine and she said she had a Nubian doe I could have. She said you couldn't tell the difference between the goat's milk and cow's milk. I was super excited...And then my boyfriend rained on my parade by telling me basically "no way on God's green earth are we getting a goat." *le sigh*
I need to figure out what fruits and veggies I want to plant that will do well in our area. We live in Arizona, but are in northern Arizona (summers are relatively mild here...it's rare we get over 100F and we're usually around 95F.
Here's my list so far:
-Strawberries (these will be in their own area, as I know they like sandy soil)
-Green beans (already have a couple of ideas for things for them to grow up)
-Squash (not sure what kind[s] though)
-Asparagus (again, needs sandy soil)
-Tomatoes (cherry and regular)
Can anyone think of anything else that would be good?
I also want to grow an herb garden.
Okay, so fencing. I need something inexpensive, but that will keep the bunnies out. The bunnies are only a problem at night when the dogs are inside. I'm not worried about the dogs getting into the garden. They're VERY respectful of boundaries, no matter how flimsy. Lol.
I have an unlimited supply of horse manure for fertilizer.
So! Bring on the suggestions and ideas!!!!
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