|our chives, that seem to make it into an awful lot of our summer dinners.|
It looks like we might be out of the winter weather. We tend to think it might just be safe to plant a garden after Memorial Day around here, and would you look at that? Memorial Day already passed!
Unfortunately, we're not at all prepared. No big garden plan in hand, no seeds sent for, nothing. Way back in February, when we were super eager for spring and summer, we went through our seed catalogs and picked our bare minimum choices for a we're-doing-it-simply-this-year garden. The list was so long! We are not good at scaling back!
Last week when Tyler was gone, I wrote my own modified list of what I thought we could manage, what I thought would grow in our super-short season, and what I thought looked tasty and exciting. We'll see what he thinks about it.
We always order from Seed Savers - a company that provides heirloom seeds of traditional and increasingly rare varieties of vegetables and herbs. We've always loved everything we've gotten from them.
Here's (my version) of this years order list -
Lazy Housewife Green Beans
De Cicco Brocolli
Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
Double Yield Cucumbers
Orange Bell Peppers
Cheyenne Bush Pumpkins
Waltham Butternut Squash
Mongolian Giant Sunflowers
Are you planting a garden this year? Or maybe you're one of the lucky ones who is already well along in the season. What is your favorite thing to grow? I, for one, was getting really excited to plant some flowers this year, but some of our yard plans might mean that's not such a great idea. Luckily our tiny, struggling peony bush took off this year and looks like it will bloom. I can't wait.