Time for Starting Seeds

It’s that time of year again. Actually, I’ve been putting it off for a couple of weeks now. I plan to plant my peas in the garden tomorrow. I usually shoot for Valentine’s Day for Pea planting. So, today I went to our local Wal-mart to check out the selection of seeds and was thrilled to find that Seeds of Change has a display of organic seeds! I mean, I’ve ordered from their catalog before! The display wasn’t huge, but it has all of the most common seeds you would want to order. For $2.00 a packet!

I still have plans to order a few seeds from my favorite seed company – Baker Creek Seeds. You can download their amazing 196 page 2012 catalog here. I would love to be able to visit their farm and village during Festival time. I appreciate the fact that the couple who owns the company are Sabbath keepers, too.

I spent some time this morning planning what to plant and where to plant. In the spirit of the Victory Garden, I am planning to not only utilize my 12 (4 x 4) raised beds in the back yard and my large containers, but I am planning to plant my front flower bed with bush beans and cabbage, another flower bed with squash and pumpkins, plant an old stump with melons, and if I can get my husband to agree, I’d like to plant a 10′ x 25′ or 10′ x 50′ space in the front yard with corn. At the suggestion, my children were like, “Mom, do you know what neighborhood we live in???” Meaning, I assume, that we live in a nice neighborhood and who wants to see corn growing in the front yard? It doesn’t bother me. I am a farm girl at heart. I have 1 1/2 acres to my name. Most of it is sloped on the mountain or shaded by huge oak trees. I can’t plant corn any where else. So why not join the Front Yard Garden Movement?

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    Im officially a “country girl” now. We moved from the city to the country in August and this is my first spring in my new country home. My garden is beautiful.
    Ive been readin AVW for years and, as usual, your articles continue to inspire.

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