Finally! After stalking Milmont every Saturday in January, the seed shipment arrived two weeks ago. It was a modest display of local Wetsel seeds, but there were more than enough varieties to choose from. Had I not been on a strict budget and done my research, I am sure I would have walked out with one of everything. But I stuck to my master plan, and here are this year’s contenders. Aren’t they lovely?
Pictured (somewhere): Arugula, beans, broccoli, butternut squash, cabbage, carrots, chard, collards, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, green onion, lettuce, peas, peppers, pumpkin, radish, spinach, zucchini. Also, an assortment of flowers and herbs.
I will buy tomato plants once the season is in full swing. I’m not sure if it is true or not, but I get the impression that tomatoes are difficult to start from seed. Also, I will buy older asparagus plants, as they may start producing shoots next season.
Garlic, bulb onions, and potatoes will have to wait. You have to plant really early (or really late) and I’m just not ready yet. That will be something to look forward to next season.
Now that the planning and seed shopping is complete, the hard part begins. My yard is a complete disaster, and I have an ungodly amount of work to do. I planned to put down plastic to smother the weeds early on, but then thought twice about wasting that much trash. Instead, I will cover a 24 sf area with construction-weight brown paper (used to protect floors during construction). It’s cheaper and will break down over time. I still need to find landscape fabric pins so I can keep it in place.
In the meantime, I will keep honing my plans and praying for an early spring. Only one month to go before the official kick-off!!!