My want for winter to be over & spring to begin has transformed into a need. I need to snow flurries to stop & for the sun to start warming up the earth. I need for the pipes to thaw so I can run the hose again. I need the life & colors to return to all the dormant plants & trees. Yes, I need spring!
I want to start gardening. I would like to expand my little garden this year, so that I can include more vegetables than last year. I have grown tomatoes & bell peppers the last two years, & now I absolutely hate buying them in the store. They are so overpriced it is ridiculous. Last year, I also gave Zucchini a go & I have to tell you, it was the most amazing Zucchini I have ever had in my life, though the poor little plant could not grow the wonderful squash faster than I picked it.
I already have planned what I want to grow this year, now, I just have to wait for the most horrible season of the year, winter (yes, it is the worst!) to give way to spring so I can get everything ready to plant.
This year I plan on growing:
-Tomatoes, two plants, one full size & one cherry tomato.
-Bell Peppers, I usually plant two plants, I might plant three this year. I freeze them & use them when the season is over.
-Zucchini Squash, will be planting two this year in hopes to keep a well stocked kitchen this year.
-Spaghetti Squash, if I can find it... I am going to be planting it!
-Jalapenos, my bell peppers do amazingly well here, going to give jalapenos a shot if I can find them.
-Cilantro, I plan on making tons of fresh salsa, yum!
|Pictures from Spring 2012|
I can't wait! Do you do any gardening? If so what are you planting this year?