Ahh, Christmas is over and the mailbox has gone from being packed with Christmas cards to being packed with seed catalogs.
Yes. Seed catalogs.
“Wow” you may be thinking “Those seed folks like to start a bit early don’t they. I mean isn’t there like a 1/2 foot of snow on the ground in Upstate NY? And isn’t the last spring frost something like mid MAY???”
Well all that is true, but for those who start their own seeds indoors, or who do winter sowing, it’s just about time to order seeds! I’ll have a pleasant few evenings coming up where I will sit on the sofa, after the kids have gone to bed, and read through plant descriptions and decide what veggies I will try for the coming year.
It’s fun in the same strange way that reading through a new cookbook is. Full of possibilities.
Of course, being the enthusiastic person I am, my biggest problem is trying to reign myself in from having too many plans. Especially since I wind up doing 90% of it myself (Yankee Bill does a fabulous job with the tilling &/or heavy lifting, and really enjoys eating the produce. But he’s not so into the actual gardening. Plus, you know, he works all day at the office while I’m home)
I’m sure some of you are interested in starting a veggie garden for the first time this year, or growing some edible plants out on your patio. I am sure that there will be an increase in the number of vegetable gardens this year as people look for ways to save money. The Dirt at Plan Garden had an article about just that-why he felt that 2009 will be the year of the vegetable garden.
So what do you think? Will you be trying a garden for the first time this year? Do you have plans to expand? What types of things are you going to do different, or better, or not at all?
And what kind of information would you like to see here on Frugal Upstate? I have gotten to know quite a few fantastic gardeners & garden bloggers over on Twitter-I’m sure I could round up some fabulous guest posts by experts really in the know.
And, I think I smell an episode or two of my new “Frugal Coast2Coast” radio show coming up in a month or so on gardening. . .