If you're interested in what seeds I'm starting keep reading and if you're not, well, sorry.
March is right around the corner and that's when I'll be planting my Spring vegetable garden. Yesterday (Feb. 14) I started seeds in egg cartons. Some vegetables I'll buy as plants, like my tomatoes for instance, but I wanted to start the bulk of my veggies by seed. I bought everything from Lowe's.
I still have a ton of herbs, jalapenos, some lettuces and onions from previous plantings.
I love growing things that aren't available at the market. If things go according to plan, I will have red carrots, purple bell peppers and yellow bush beans.
These are so fun to eat right off of the vine.
Flowers add a lot of color and excitement (for me) to my vegetable beds. Marigolds to ward off pests, Sweet Peas because they smell divine and they climb, Sunflowers because I love fresh cut flowers on my table and Pansies because they're edible and they make sweet garnishes.
A word about seed tape! This is the first time that Lowe's has carried it. It's great for planting perfectly spaced seeds, especially teensy-weensy seeds. Last spring my carrots were a disaster, they were really crowded. I will plant these directly into my beds in March. Carrots are really fun to grow if you have children around because they can pull up a snack from the ground!
I'm missing Summer Squash (the yellow stuff) and Zucchini! When you haven't been to the market and you need a quick, healthy meal from the garden, in olive oil, saute summer squash, cherry tomatoes, garlic, toss it in pasta with fresh basil, make a garden salad and BOOM, dinner!
I am doing Pumpkins too, but I'm going to try to time it so that they're ready around October.
Wow, that was exhausting! Time for a cat nap.