Yesterday was a beautiful day here in Maine! I think Spring is finally deciding to show herself, and that means I can move forward with my garden. I probably could have started last weekend with planting, but I wasn’t ready, and I generally do a marathon planting session on Memorial Day weekend.
But first, I needed to clean out the gardens – you can watch some of our progress here:
It is amazing to me how much I enjoy cleaning out the gardens at the beginning of the growing season. I wish that would continue throughout the season with the weeding. Unfortunately I lose steam at the height of summer, and weeds always seem to take over.
Now that the garden beds are cleaned out I can get started planting. But, the first stop for me was to go to the green house.
Every year I say that I am going to start seeds. And there was one year that I did start seeds, but recently I have fallen back on buying seedlings from the green house.
This year I settled on the following seedlings :
strawberries (to replace the ones someone mowed over…)
tomatoes (many, many tomato plants)
cucumbers (slicing, bush, and pickling)
blue hubbard squash
And for seeds I purchased :
green beans (Provider – they produce SO WELL!)
I can’t wait to get started this weekend planting! It is one of my favorite parts of the year. I am looking forward to watching the plants grow.
Are you planting anything this year?