I am up to my elbows in garden planning for the upcoming season. I have gardening books, seed catalogs, graph paper and piles of magazine cut-outs littering most of the space on my desk and side table… it’s spreading to the kitchen, my night stand, even the car!! I do it to myself every year, when inspiration first takes hold, and get overwhelmed. But it’s a process, and I seem to need to go through it. Then, I pare down. This year’s contenders so far are:
Vegetables: the usual suspects, though no eggplant this year. I always plant it, then as the harvest starts coming in, I think, “what do I make with this? Do I even like eggplant??”
Herbs: I’m goin’ wild with herbs this year… as it stands I only have a small culinary herb garden. Now I’d like to add some magical and healing herbs, as well as add a few more for cooking:
Flowers: Pretty much I am pleased with the cutting garden so most of the flowers this year are fillers/scent-producers or garden helpers (beneficial insect attractors/bad insect repellants):
The only other thing I’d like to try this year is a few night-bloomers. I’ve already purchased a packet of Moon Flower seeds, but I’m thinking about also getting a night blooming Jasmine.
So, next up: the ordering. The local garden center still has one paltry seed display. Everywhere I go to ask if they have seeds they always laugh and say it’s too early. Hey! Some of us start from seed and we need to get a move on, people!