Planning to Preserve

Thanks to everyone who attended our garden planning workshop this past Monday.  It was great to share ideas, bounce questions off each other, and even bust out the coloured pencils and markers to start envisioning our gardens.

Everyone seems to have a different approach when planning their gardens:  some of us work from necessity (perhaps we have a small and shady space and need to figure out what will thrive in those conditions), some work from the amount of time we have to devote to gardening at each point in the year, and some of us just like to think about what we want to eat and work from there.

For those of us who love to eat and are interested in canning and preserving as well, I found a great resource from a woman named Foy who planned her garden around what she wanted to preserve for the winter.  She put together a fantastic guide, including creative suggestions for what to put up and how as well as how to get all the supplies you need and stay organised through the whole growing season.  Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 on her excellent blog.

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