I'm ready for spring, aren't you? I don't hate winter like some people do, but I long for warmer days and sunshine so we can sit on the deck and enjoy the birds, flowers and the garden. What a nice surprise to find the promise of spring in the mailbox today!
My photos are a little blurry, but that's the Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds catalog and a new Gardener's Supply that came in the mail today. You know what that means...now we will have to launch into full obsessive mode on what to plant this year in the raised beds and if I should buy some seeds to get planted now (should have done it earlier this month maybe?) for flowers.
Last year was sort of a bust for the garden. This year I want to start off right by amending the soil with some good fertilizer (maybe manure), planting some plants in different beds (rotation), and maybe trying some new ones in my hanging pots on the deck. It's always a dilemma trying to decide when I'm trudging through the garden department. I need to have a plan! I have a new notebook that I've been using to make lists, and this might have to be a whole page dedicated just to planting ideas.Radishes, carrots, kohlrabi, onions (scallions), tomatoes, oh my!
Last year we planted just regular potatoes in the big bins we use. I wasn't happy with that. Heck, I can go buy those at the grocery store. I really liked the Yukon Gold's that we planted in 2011. Yeah, I know I can buy those at the store too, but I want to have some we have grown. We may not be totally organic, but we make a stab at it.
What are your planting plans for 2013? Ambitious, or have you cut back a bit? I'm curious to talk to other people who plant gardens. I'm no Euell Gibbons or anything mind you. Wild hickory nuts anyone?