I know the title of this post says "in the garden", but I have to be honest. There is not much going on in the veggie garden right now.
Despite having some old windows ready to use as a temporary cold frame, we were in Texas when the real cold weather decided to arrive. So very few of my winter plantings made it.
But hope is alive! The seed catalogs are arriving!
The boys and I have spent a good amount of time perusing through our most favorite seed catalog. The Baker Creek's Heirloom seeds are our favorite. With so much color and variety, this catalog is perfect for children...and those of us with children. We are already day dreaming about striped tomatoes, purple potatoes and yellow watermelons.
And this year, we will have to new raised beds to fill!
I think one will be the tomato bed. One for spring greens and onions. This will give us the ability to actually rotate our "crops". Oh, the possibilities.
And every garbage day the boys keep an eye out for tires. The boys loved growing potatoes in tires so much last year, they were bound and determined to increase production this year. We've picked up six more unwanted tires, so we are off to a good start.
We were able to see my friend Julie's amazing garden last year while in Maine. She had the most amazing set up and I returned completely inspired. I haven't been able to get Julie's garden our of my head.
The photo above is one I took of Julie's garden last summer. The others on my hard drive continue to be my inspiration. (Hi Julie and family!)
Before you know it, our seeds will have arrived and we'll be transplanting seedlings. And not long after that we'll be tasting the first fruits of our labor.
What are you planning on growing this year? Are you trying something new? Feel free to share a hint or good idea. A gardener can always learn something new.