Well, I’m back from the holidays, and just in time. The most exciting time of the year for us is rapidly approaching, and we’re all bustling to get ready for spring, and our seed starting kits are already flying out the door. Our Spring 2008 catalog is in the mail. For us this means that orders are going to start pouring in soon, and for you this means that it’s time for my favorite part of gardening: choosing what to plant this year! It always works best to plan out what you’re planting and where it is going in the garden before you start ordering seeds. Just remember when you’re planning that the sun won’t necessarily be shining on the same parts of your yard through from winter to spring. It’s never fun to have your shade/sun mixtures turn out wrong after you’ve got a great crop of little seedlings ready to go. For my garden
, I’m going to go a little crazy on the veggies this year. I’ve got a new space cleared, and I can’t wait to get it full of all kinds of goodies. I don’t want to spoil the surprise for anyone, but I’m going to be making my own salsa this year straight out of the garden. That means that I get to try several different types of tomato, from Roma to Beefsteak, as well as all sorts of peppers.
I for one love to start my seeds early. It’s great to have all of the neighbors jealous of my huge early-season tomatoes and peppers. If you’re like me and will be getting your seed starter out of the garage in the next few weeks, don’t forget to stock up on growing media refills before spring gets here.