This is what our garden looks like right now, but I'm starting to dream of spring. Last year the main plan was just to build our boxes and get the Square Foot Garden up and running. With that under our belts, I want to fine-tune a few things and add some new stuff. Here's the list so far...
1. Get a rain barrel. We'd been planning this anyway, but now the City of Champaign will give us a $25 rebate if we buy one. Nice!
2. Start a compost pile. I'm still thinking about how best to do this and where in the yard to put it. I don't want to compost food, just yard waste, coffee grounds, egg shells, that sort of thing. We need it to be accessible to the garden but not too attractive to animals (ours or others').
3. Add to garden: kale, more spinach/greens this spring, more early girl tomatoes, more cukes, further attempts to grow cilantro and dill (which always fry out for me).
4. This isn't food-related gardening, but I want to set up a prairie plant/wildflower garden along a south-facing fence in our side yard. Am taking suggestions on what's easy, what looks good, what grows well and fast but doesn't totally take over.
Gardeners among you, anything else I should be thinking about, trying out, testing?