I'm a bit behind already getting my seeds started. I've ordered some bell peppers from Burpee.com. They are still on their way. And I've got some Amish Paste tomato seeds from sowtrueseeds.com already. So it's time to get ready. Here's to jumping into the Spring season!!
Today is bright and sunny here in Tennessee so that means, of course, that I have been bitten by the Spring Cleaning Bug. I've spent part of the day freshening up our bedroom. I've got the windows open, the washer running with the linens, and I'm putting the baking soda to work.
Man, I love this stuff.
I don't know about you, but I've been swamped. Adventure Girl is so very close to crawling. At the moment she is rolling around the rooms, but that has the benefit of not being very vertical. So my month of January has been spent trying to baby-fy my shelves, cabinets, drawers, etc. It amazes me that what would have taken me a couple days has taken close to two weeks now. Just wow.
I've been busy working out what we want to grow this spring. The goal is to grow enough to put up food to last us the winter. Obviously not EVERYTHING we eat, but most of our veggies. I've got a deep freezer coming my way, which I'm super excited about! And I have bought my very own pressure canner! I could put that pot on a shelf - I'm so proud of it.
So far I've got on the list: strawberries, tomatoes, sunflowers, pumpkins, carrots, sweet peppers, broccoli, corn, corn salad, leeks, kale, asparagus (for next year), potatoes, blueberries, grapes, basil, oregano, parsley, thyme, rosemary, and garlic. I may have some variety salad mix seeds left over from last year to use too. My husband's family grows beans, hot peppers, okra, zucchini, and squash (among other things) that they never fail to bless us with.