Springtime Planning is Under Way

It can be a little discouraging to think about gardening when there is five inches of snow on the ground and the temperatures are hovering around -20 degrees. But, I'm thinking about it and planning for my garden. Springtime Planning is under way and I'm ready for it.

If the weatherman is correct, our spring temperatures will be arriving in less than two weeks. When I say spring temperatures, I'm meaning 40 degrees. It doesn't take much to make me happy.

All of my seed catalogs came in January and as soon as I found a moment, I began flipping through them. I normally buy from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds and this year I'll be buying our onion sets from one of the growers in Walla Walla, Washington. Last summer's garden was pretty much a trial run since moving here and not knowing how things would grow, we planted a few things just to see how they would do. We got carrots, onions and a few broccoli, my cucumbers failed horribly. But, I'm feeling adventurous and I'm excited about what we are planning on growing this year.

Beans and Peas ~  Red Beans, Pinto Beans, Black Eye Peas

Bell Peppers

Broccoli

Brussel Sprouts ~ has become a family favorite recently, so I'm going to give it a go at trying.

Cabbage

Carrots

Collard Greens

Cucumbers

Squash

Tomatoes

Turnip Greens

I would love to plant corn, but I really don't have enough room to plant any to make it worth while, so I'll wait until I find it for sale on the side of the road like I did last year.

There is a spot in the front yard I want to turn into a flower bed, so hopefully I can plant several different flowers there. One flower, I am planning on is the Bells of Ireland. I'm thinking I want to plant both annuals and perennials or maybe just a couple of little bushes. Once the warmer weather sets in and the snow melts hopefully I'll be able to make up my mind.

I can't wait to sink my toes in the dirt. How 'bout you, are you springtime planning?