Thursday, February 17, 2011

Come on, Spring!

The garden is tilled--with an actual rototiller, which we borrowed from the landlord--and I have two flats of pepper seeds started, and it's going to be nearly 70 degrees today and I'm totally ready for spring.

It's too early to plant the garden yet. I have lettuce and snow pea seeds ready to go in the ground in a few weeks; I have plans for yellow squash this summer, dark prince tomatoes, hot and mild peppers (of course), basil, watermelon, and lots more of the delicious bounty of summer.

But before summer, I have to wait just a little longer for spring. Maybe I'll put on my boots and take off for Clear Creek this afternoon.

What kind of plants would you grow, if you had a 20' x 20' garden to plant and a stack of seed catalogs to order from?

12 comments:

Cate Gardner said...

Oh dear, it's almost that time of year again isn't it--when I'm forced to mow the lawn. What would I grow??? Concrete, I'm afraid.

K.C. Shaw said...

Concrete plants! I'll see if they sell any at Jung's Seeds. :)

Natalie L. Sin said...

cucumber, peppers, and tomatoes. Also some sort of fruit.

K.C. Shaw said...

Cucumber and peppers for sure. I hadn't even thought about cucumber! I'll definitely have to try it. I love cucumber in salads.

Diana said...

Personally, I would plant flowers. :)

Have you considered a few cotton plants for your spinning and weaving projects?

Aaron Polson said...

Oh yes! Gardening time! Tomatoes, beets, more beets. Then some beets. (I like beets but no one else in my house will eat them.)

Aaron Polson said...

Oh yes! Gardening time! Tomatoes, beets, more beets. Then some beets. (I like beets but no one else in my house will eat them.)

K.C. Shaw said...

Diana--I hate spinning cotton so I don't want to waste garden space on it. Sheep trees would be different. :) I do plan to have some flowers in the garden, though!

Aaron--Beets, bleah! If I grew any, I'd ship them to you.

Anne Spollen said...

Is it possible to grow any kind of tea leaf?

K.C. Shaw said...

I think so. I'll have to look into that! It would be cool to drink tea I grew myself, but the plants may need a more tropical climate than we've got here.

Jarmara Falconer said...

try cherry tomatoes in hanging baskets... That how my friend grows hers, but remember to water well.

Good luck with the rest of your plants I can't wait to get started on mine.

K.C. Shaw said...

I like cherry tomatoes and Mom did mention the possibility of putting a few tomato plants in big pots so we could move them around to the sunniest places. A cherry tomato would do well like that! I'll tell her.