So, here we are in February, with cabin fever. I know, let's plan our garden for the spring. February is when we get all those great seed cataogs.
What to plant, what to plant...
I live in a mobile home in a park, so there's not a lot of room. First off I always plant beans, green and yellow. I get three packages of each and plant two at a time in two week intervals.
I've tried sparkle beans...they looked pretty but upon steaming them, the purple sparkles came off and they tasted like, a bean. Italian beans were great, but they take a long time to grow.
We always buy about 2 flats of tomatoes, one regular, and one cherry tomatoes, the hybred100's grow well in our soil. I had so many one year, I made tomato jam
Now, ourt soil is largely clay and sand, so through theyears we've discoverd hot peppers grow very well. Bell peppers don't but the hot grow well.
Gary wanted to try cantaloups this year, I warned him, but he wouldn't listen. Those grew about as well as the corn we did one year. Nope, nope and nope. The cukes worked great last year, but the zucchini and summer squash, not so well. Great growth, great blossoms and then nada. Maybe next year I'll saute the blossoms.
Herbs, herbs and more herbs. We grow lots of basil, parsley, oregano and sage(for smudging)
And let's not forget mint and catnip. Back when we had the cats outside the catnip plants laste about a day.
We like to try a few new things each year. So, what do you plant in your garden?