Today was a very lazy day for me. I've recuperated from surgery, the house was clean, laundry was done, so I did a lot of nothing. I did a bit of reading and ordered a new magazine, Mary Jane's Farm. I'm excited to get it. I'm already thinking about what to plant in the garden this spring. Usually by mid February my hands are itching to get dirty and feel the soil.
If you garden, do you start planning early? Do you have a favorite vegetable that you grow? Do you start everything from seed? Is there something you've always wanted to plant but haven't yet?
My favorite vegetable to grow is tomatoes. They're so versatile and I am able to can them many ways - juice, salsa, spaghetti sauce, catsup....
And cucumbers. I have to pick them small and can them quickly. The boys love whole dill pickles, not quartered, not sliced, but whole.
Some things I do start from seed, others I don't. I did try purple hull peas for the first time last year and I will definitely be growing them again.