Saturday, February 27, 2010

So Ready For Spring!

We've finally had a few sunny days here, and they couldn't have come soon enough! We southerners aren't used to all this snow and all this bitter cold, so being back to high 40s/low 50s during the day has been bliss.

Since we're now 6-8 weeks out from our last frost here, it's time to start those seedlings, and this sunny day was a great day to start! I ordered a ton of heirloom seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds earlier in the winter, and have been chomping at the bit to get some of them planted. I was practically drooling while I was planting the various tomato varieties I ordered.

In the next few weeks, we'll start tilling up the yard and putting out the wooden borders, so that everything will be ready to go in late April/early May. I have high expectations for this garden this year, and if even half of those expectations are met, I'll be totally thrilled!


Amber said...

I'm going to start a garden this year. What do you suggest? I want to do cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers, and cantaloupe. Any tips for those or anything else that grows pretty easily?

The Domestic Adventurer said...

It's not quite as springy where I live but I'm already itching to do some planting as well.

Domestic Kate said...

Amber - to be completely honest, we've just gone with trial and error! :) Last year, we had the small plants, and then the accidental ones (from where I threw the seeds down the mole hole).

I had no trouble at all growing any of the things you listed last year, except that I didn't try cucumbers. They're on my list this year, but from what I understand, they're not difficult. Squashes are pretty easy - mine grew out of control last year, but they were too close to the cantaloupe, and the melon won. If done correctly, I think they're fairly low maintenance and quite abundant.

Herbs also grow pretty easily, although I'm sure you already have some of those going. We're all learning this together! :)

Domestic Adventurer - here's hoping for some Springier weather to head your way!

Domestic Kate said...

Oh, I forgot lettuce. Easy peasy. Mine just outgrew the container I had it in last year.

Me! said...

i just started seeds for my first garden. i just have a couple sprouts right now but hopefully it will do well. they are starting in my house on the windowsill but hopefully something will grow!