With January quickly coming to an end, it's time to start planning this years' vegetable and flower garden.
I know it must sound silly, but I actually get giddy thinking about the new seed catalog. Do you get excited thumbing through the pages?
Yesterday, the much anticipated catalog arrived !
I started ordering my seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds when I still owned the farm. Click HERE, if you would like to order their free catalog, or just browse the online catalog.
So tonight, after dinner, I will begin my 2015 Garden Plans. I know my eyes will be bigger than my budget.
What fun it is to grow something new from a faraway land, like the Kajari Melon. It is believed to originate in the Punjab region of India.
In the meantime, I still have a few herbs growing.
Even with the temperatures dipping in the 20's, I have managed to keep parsley, cilantro, chives, and sage growing. I simply cover them with a large clay pot, protecting them during the night.
The Iceland Poppy (Papaver) offers some cool weather blooms.
Also, the ornamental cabbage thrives through the cool nights.
And best of all, I will soon have a pot of blooming narcissus
to cheer me on....
I order from Baker Creek and placed an order not too long ago! I am ready for spring!ReplyDelete
I'm ready for a little sunshine, too ! Enjoyed your post and recipe....Delete
Such lovely pics. Meggie. Makes me think I need to get organised.ReplyDelete
Thanks Rosezeeta....loved your "winning dog" photo on today's post.Delete
Hey Meggie. What a cheerful post! My eyes are always bigger than my budget too. It's fun to dream about placing that big order! Your herbs are so pretty!ReplyDelete
I usually go through the catalog and mark all the items I'm interested in....then, I go back, checking the budget, and order what Is more realistic. It's fun....anyway you look at it. A girl can dream !Delete
I think this is fascinating - because it seems like another world to me. I can't imagine being that organised about gardening - and we don't have the weather to grow anything exotic outside. I'm a willing garden labourer though - and I think I'm going to have to be very willing this year because there's talk of an 'open garden' event in the village. Now - where did I put my boots...ReplyDelete
my parents were the same way when i was a kid. it was so exciting. i miss that. no one has a garden now. to much to do and travel and see. i will live through you. can't wait to see your garden in bloom. will we? ( :ReplyDelete
I love my slew of catalogues coming in too. I know Spring is around the corner and I have gardens to plant:-DReplyDelete
yes i also have eyes bigger than my budget when it come to seeds, but the dreaming is soo much fun :o)ReplyDelete
I've had lots of catalogues come in and I have daffodils up, but it's been a cold week with a dusting of snow and ice, so Spring is on hold for a few more weeks, XOXOReplyDelete