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Winter is behind us… I hope!!!

Well, it’s looking as if the worst of Winter is behind us… Yay!!!  After not being able to have my garden for a few years, I so want to get out and start digging again.  Since I haven’t worked my garden in so long, it’s so disheartening to look out my window to see what bad shape it’s in.  Come on warmer weather!!!

At the end of October, I ordered every seed catalog I could find online and started receiving them mid-November.  I must have gotten two dozen, if not more.  I looked and looked and looked again through each of them to make sure I was choosing the right seeds.  I wanted organic and I also wanted Heirloom.  None of those GMO seeds for me!!!  And, cost was also an issue. Many of the catalogs had the same or similar seed stock, but some of the catalogs were less expensive than the others.  It took me quite a while to go through them all to get the best, and the most, for my money.  I finally narrowed it down to three catalogs which I thought were the best and, in mid-January, I ordered everything I think I’m going to need to get started.  Usually, I buy seedlings from my local farm market, but this year I’m going to try my hand at starting my seedlings from scratch.  I’ve never started my own seeds before, so this should be interesting.  I ordered a lot.  No, not just a lot, too much!!!  I just hope I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew.  lol

I received the first of my three seed orders the first week of February.  It was the smallest of the three orders (only the corn and the eggplant), but I was so excited!!!  Ironic, though… I was opening the mailer which contained my seeds while watching the snow falling outside.  The snow is all gone now, but the ground is too soggy to start doing anything to it.  I can’t wait until it warms up a bit outside and the ground is dry enough to start preparing my beds.  Very soon!!!  I want to get dirt under my nails again!!!  lol

I received the other two seed orders about a week later.  I also ordered two mini tabletop greenhouses (with 72 peat pods in each… but, I think I’m going to need more) and I’ll be starting my seeds within a week or so.  It may still be too chilly to plant outside, but soon I’ll have a little bit of Summer inside!!!

Every day, I go over the list of seeds that I ordered, trying to figure out where everything will be planted.  I measured my garden space and drew it out on graph paper.  I have little squares, big squares, dots, Xs and Os marking where the green beans will go, where the tomatoes will go, the corn, the eggplant and so on.  Every time I think I’ve got it figured out, I start moving things around again.  I guess my “plan” won’t be finished until the seedlings get planted in the ground.

I’ll be taking pictures and will post them to share my progress.  See you all again, soon.


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