I’m officially declaring it Spring because a few days ago I was able to wear a dress without tights under! Since it’s Spring that means one thing – it’s time to plan our garden! We always look forward to planting our seeds in Spring and the organization that comes with it. First we talk about what grew good last year, what we didn’t think do that well, what we grew too much of (bok choy!), what we need more of. Then we discuss adding new vegetables to the garden – is there anything that we really want to grow that we aren’t already? From there we view catalogs, make a list, order any seeds that we might need and start planting.
The answer some of those questions…. the garden is staying pretty similar to last year with some little changes. Cauliflower continues to be challenging for us to grow and leaves us not feeling that it’s always worth it. Matthew wanted to get rid of cauliflower completely this year but I talked him into giving it one more chance, so we’re trying a new variety (Snow Crown). Cauliflower, don’t let me down, you’re on notice. We grew almost 100 bok choy plants last year which was crazy, so this year we are growing less, and I will be picking it earlier in the season to enjoy it in it’s “baby” size. We’re getting rid of radishes, they’re so easy to grow that it almost feels wrong to stop but I just haven’t been in a radish mood.
The new addition to the garden is celery! We’ll be trying to grow it for the first ever this year so stay tuned on how that goes! Isn’t it amazing to see 100 future celery plants in my hand? (We aren’t growing 100 though!)