It is right about this time every year that I start to get eager for the new planting season to be here. I have got most of my seed orders together, of course every day I sit down to look them over, start looking at more things, and then start adding more to my orders. Which is bad, I need to just send them in already!
I already have some onions, leeks, strawberries, and herbs started inside under lights. And within the next couple of weeks I will be starting some early peppers and tomatoes. Also if I decide to grow eggplant I will have to start them. I am not sure if I want to give the eggplant a shot again this year. I have grown beautiful eggplant in the past, but the last couple of years I have had absolutely no luck, I may need a break from it for awhile. It is still a toss up, because I have enough of seeds left over from previous years that I could give it a shot with out having to buy any seeds, but we will see.
Now that I am almost done with my seed orders I am going to have to get together a list of what I am planning on growing this year to post here. In the meantime here are just some things that I have planned:
~ Yard Long Beans - Both red and green
~ Lots of Dragon Tongue Beans - Which everyone at the market seemed to love last year
~ I am debating on planting dry beans - kidney, garbanzo, and black
~ I have a good wide selection of winter squash and pumpkins picked out for this years planting
~ I am also debating on growing peanuts
~ I have some cool new varieties of kale, mustards, and collards that I am planning on growing
~ Lots and lots of herbs - I plan to have many types of herbs available both fresh and dried
Those are just some of the things that I am really excited about, like I said I will try to get the full list together very soon.