Sunday morning garden planning

It’s early, we sprang forward last night, and it’s still dark outside. My better half is still sleeping, so I’ve got the coffee made and my seed packets from last year on the couch.

Seeds to sort through

I’ve been reading this year’s catalog from Baker Creek, and want to make sure I don’t already have some of what I want to order.

The source of my heirloom seeds

Because the baking side of the business has become more popular, I’m trying to figure out how to simplify the garden. There are other local farmers who have lots of produce, some organic, and I can partner with them for the items that I don’t necessarily want to grow. So, I’m going to focus on summer favorites: tomatoes, cukes, zucchini, basil, flowers, lettuce/kale, and green beans. In all of these categories I plant several varieties.

I’m also going to try my hand at starting asparagus in the greenhouse for a fall planting. I’ve tried, unsuccessfully, to grow it in the past but want to give it another chance.

As I ponder my capacity and ability to manage everything, I’ll post when I start seeds and what I decide to plant this year. Enjoy this beautiful (early) spring day that’s before you!

Best, Andria

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I'm a city girl living her dream of having a small farm in the country, living a simpler life and enjoying every minute of it! #auntbeawannabe

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