Gardening for Life

  • Getting plans ready for a garden and thought...... I wonder if anyone does a BFL Garden?

    (Like alot of people, I get very excited in the planning dept...then fizzle out as the weeds start to take over. Hoping with BFL it will be different this year!..Maybe weeding every other HIIT day and watering on Lower Body Work Out days- something like that)

    I'm thinking of having an area with onions, peppers, carrots. Another spot for tall things like corn, green beans and peas.  And, a larger area for cucumbers, zucchini,pumpkins, tomatoes and potatoes.

    We have apple and plum trees, strawberries, raspberries and blueberries plus a small patch of rhubarb already.

    Any other gardeners out there? I'd love to hear ideas and suggestions !



  • I garden! I am currently growing water melons, pumpkins and strawberries.

    Where do you live? Have you gardened before?

    Stacy Lynn

  • Yeah, great post!  i have a very large garden, and we have already eaten this year's spinach, swiss chard broccoli rappe, and escarole that we planted last year.  Gardens are alot of fun, but of course alot of work too!

    My husband and I planted a ton of stuff last year, the first year of our raised garden.  My personal experience is that anyting in the lettuce family will do great.  We had the best mesclun salad mix around.  

    The harder things to grow for us have been tubers of any kind, beets, or anything else that needs to grown in the ground.  The easiest has been tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, any kind of zucchini or squash, cucumbers, peas, and anything that likes to grow tall like pole beans.  They just grow like weeks.  Same would be true for fresh beans.  

    Our plan this year is to plant more of what grew well, which is what I mentioned above.  We are going to try corn this year, figuring that you dont have to do too much with it once it's sowed. my personal favorite is fennel, which I will also try this year, but can be more fickle.  I added more strawberry plants, but you can never guess how many the birds will pick off each year.  Something we didnt know last year was that many leafy greens are biennial, which is why we had such a great early crop this year from last year's plantings.    

    I really love having fresh veggies on hand, saves me time to the supermarket and gives me a mental break from the world when i'm in my garden.  

  • I live in the beautiful state of Washington, about one mile from the Pacific ocean. We have a short growing season. Saturday I rototilled our garden area as it misted that wet stuff that keeps Washington

    I have gardened before but not very enthusiastically the last few years.


  • I LOVE to garden!  We planted roma, cherry, and Early Girl tomatoes, banana and yellow bell peppers, cucumbers, carrots, radishes, and squash.  Everything's growing (NC, USA) and so far we're keeping the weeds under control.  It's a fun and healthy pasttime that keeps us from being sedentary.  

  • Today we planted carrots, onions, peppers, lettuce, peas, bush beans, marigolds, potatoes, corn, gourds, pumpkins and sunflowers!! I also planted a mystery bed of old seeds veg & flowers...can't wait to see how it turns out! Alot of fun work.