What’s my blog about again?
Oh, yeah! I remember!
I’ll be the first to admit it – I’m disorganized, even in the best of times. This has been worse than normal… The seed catalogs arrived right after Christmas, and were stacked neatly (sort of) on the corner of my desk to await inspection.
And there they stayed.
Three weeks ago, I opened my favorite, ready to make my lists and get my orders in. This was still its position yesterday morning – see how far I got? All the way to C for carrots.
Enough. Time to get cracking.
There are a ton of things to think about when deciding what to grow. What do we eat? What do I want to preserve this year? What are my time limits, space limits, sunlight limits? What varieties have I grown in the past that earned the right to come back, and which ones are Never Agains? What am I dying to try that I’ve never done before?
Most importantly, how many tomato plants can I cram in the garden this year? (Only named varieties need apply – we’re not doing this again)
It only took three naptimes (that’s the new measure of my free time around here) but I got the lists together. Managed to locate a US supplier for the French cucumber that was so successful last year. Chose a pumpkin for the grandkids’ garden. Gonna give melons another go – there’s an interesting short-season type. Got a couple of “Secret Projects” up my sleeve, just to keep things interesting. With any luck – and another naptime – they’ll be ordered by tonight.
Once that’s done, it’ll be time to start the clearing for the pumpkin patch.
Wonder how many naptimes this is going to take?