Well, January is gone.
I’m not sorry about it. However,
I am sorry that I didn’t do as much garden planning as I wanted to. I haven’t even ordered my seeds yet! Of course, that will be happening this week.
dreaming. It always starts with a dream
for me. Garden planning should be more
based in reality, but it is hard not to start dreaming when those seed catalogs
did well last year. What were the plants
that did poorly? Were there plants that
did exceptionally well and we wished that we had more of them? It is also a time to be honest with yourself,
do you really have the space you think you do?
lettuce, and every day the kids would love to go outside and pick their salad
for lunch. I only did one planting of
lettuce, and it served us well for the time that it was growing, but then when
the last three heads were eaten by a woodchuck, I knew that I should have
planted more. I tried putting seeds in
the ground at that point, but I think it must have been too hot for them to
grow, or I weeded the seedlings out!
market told me to do, plant lettuce every two weeks. I am pretty sure that it even says that on
the seed packet itself…I probably should pay more attention to that!
pumpkins. However, they take up A LOT of
space. I planted just two pie pumpkin
plants, and they just continued to crawl away from the compost pile. I think the edge of one was a good 16 feet
away from where I planted it. Luckily it
didn’t take over any of the other garden beds, but I am not sure that will work
this year, I might need to find a new spot for them, or not plant them.
making dilly beans and then freezing the rest.
I also want to make sure that I plant peas in April. We missed our planting time last year, I’m
not sure why, and the kids were really upset not to have the fresh peas, which
are apparently the only peas that they like to eat.
Linking up at the Homestead Barn Hop