Keeping your Goals in 2017
Backyard Patch Goals for 2017
The Backyard Patch was very busy in December which cut into my ability to post recipes and herb tips, so this year we are going to get a head start on several posts by starting them early and doing the research so that when it is time to right them I do not have to spend time doing the background work.
To that end we will be adding a bi-weekly series, Beginning Herb Gardening. Every other week we will detail how to plan, start, plant, care for and harvest and use herbs for those who have never done it before, or those who want to improve their technique.
We will continue the Bath Blend of the Month. I have been having fun creating new blends and trying them out, so I will share them with you around the 4th of each month.
In that same vein, I have been researching and writing Herb of the Week posts for 6 years now and have completed many posts. We are creating a page on the Blog called Herbs A to Z that will link you to the previous Herb of the Week and Herb to Know posts, as well as recipes for each of the herbs listed. This will take us some time to do, so check back during the year to see the links for new posts and previous posts.
We will continue to post How To and DIY posts, continue to share recipes as we have always done and hope to expand our sharing on gardening techniques and uses and benefits of herbs. We will be creating a theme for each month to provide some focus for the posts and will use that theme to direct our research and perhaps even our growing experiments.
Our themes for 2017
January - Hot Tea Month
February - Mardi Gras
March - Garden Planning
April - National Garden Month (Herb Gardens)
May - Salsa Month - Cilantro (herb of year)
June - Dairy Month
July - Blending Herbs
August - Infusing Herbs
September - Preserving Herbs
October - Vegetarian Month
November - Gifting Herbs
December - Biblical Herbs
Expect to see announcements about an improved website and saving opportunities on Etsy and Ebay for returning customers, as we work on our mail order business. We are also putting together a couple of free ebooks which will be available to those who sign up for our newsletter. You can sign up in the box to the right of the blog.