This past weekend as the temperature rose and the snow began to melt, we were completely engulfed in the densest fog I’ve ever seen. I’m sure the temperature will drop again, but for now it feels a bit like spring and I’ve been doing lots of planning. I’m still not sure how it will all fit, but I’ve managed to narrow down my wishlist a bit and my seed orders are all in.
I have a new found love of cauliflower, so I’m going to try growing it for the first time this year. Cauliflower has a bit of a bad reputation in the garden, so I went with Snow Crown, which is “a cinch to grow” according to Fedco.
Another new addition to the garden this year will be popping corn. When I saw all these beautiful varieties I just couldn’t resist buying a couple.
Last year I grew some drying beans, Vermont Cranberry and Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg. I only ended up with about 2 cups of dried beans, but I made chili with them last week and they were so good! So this year I’m planning to grow a lot more of them. I’m going to add Cherokee Trail, and I’ve decided to try growing garbanzos and favas too.
This is really just the tip of the iceberg. I couldn’t resist a few new varieties of lettuce and tomatoes and chile peppers and kale, even though I probably have more than enough seed leftover from last year. Have you ordered seeds yet?