Friday, February 28, 2014

Happy Friday

Not sure where this graphic came from, but not original to me.  I liked the verse very much and was a good thought for me to dwell on today.  I've been feeling restless and then this week came down with a bad cold so have been more confined than normal.  I've been doing some more seed shopping.  I'm not sure how much of the garden we'll have for planting this spring, but if I get things started in the little greenhouse, it should help out. 

So far I have: 
* Lutz Winter Keeper (beets)
* Xtra Tender 277a (corn)
* Mammoth Dill
* Sugar Star (snap peas)
* Henderson Baby Limas (beans) - 60 day variety
* Jacob Cattle (shell/dry beans)
* Romano (pole beans)
* Burgess Buttercup (winter squash) plus some saved seeds also
* Straight Eight (cucumbers)
* Pickling (cucumbers)
* We'll also pick up some tomato plants nearer to planting - Jet Star and Amish Paste
We have some asperagus and I would like to add some more to the mix this year.  We won't see those till next year probably or even the year after, but we all like asperagus.
I think that's all we'll have room for this year.  If the garden is expanded by planting time I may add some more herbs.  I want to put is some penny royal (good to use in a flea bath for the dogs with tansy which I have)  and also some sage and basil to eat fresh, freeze and dry.  I have oregano, caraway, tumeric, and camomile established already, but would like to get some other perennial herbs started.  I don't think sage or basil will keep, but penny royal should.  I'll need to experiment with others in another year as my herb garden has been reduced in size.  When we move into the house I'll probably move all the herbs out of their current locations and bring them up closer to the house so I can take better care of them. 

OK, I've rambled on probably more than I needed to.  It's just in the planning stages right now, but hopefully will become reality this spring.

Any others of you planning your garden yet?

maybe instead of a horizontal garden, we could plant a vertical garden


  1. Nice to visit you,l am following you now so I'll be back again......blessings

    1. Thank you for the visit Shelley. I peeked at your blog too. I love your little kitchen and your "collection" of sock monkeys. My brother had a sock monkey favorite toy when he was a little guy.