This past weekend I finally got around to starting my seeds for our garden this year. It was a few weeks later than I would have liked, but I think we should be okay when it comes to planting time later in the Spring.
As long as we’ve been married, Babyface and I have been gardening. We started at our first apartment with a few containers with tomatoes and peppers and have grown (pun intended) to a pretty massive undertaking!
In past years, we’ve devoted portions of our small patio (we’re still in an apartment) to flower gardens, but this year, we’ve made the decision to only do edible landscaping. We even plan on having 6 hanging baskets that contain various trailing veggies! Space is at a premium and I want to grow as much food with our 20′ x 11′ outdoor space as possible.
This year, we plan on growing :
- Tomatoes (5 different varieties)
- Butternut Squash
- Bell Peppers
- Brussels Sprouts
- Green Beans
- Snap Peas
- Green Onions
Most of these we’ve grown before, but a few are first-timers. It’ll be interesting to see how the newbies acclimate to our small space.
This is one of the most exciting times of year, because even though it snowed this weekend, it means that planting our garden is only a few weeks away:
And a few weeks after that, we’ve got this:
And a few weeks after that, this:
Come ‘on little seeds! Work your magic!