Finn and I held off as long as we could, this time last year we were already knee deep in seeds and plants were sprouting up like mad in our yard. Now, I know last year was a rare occurrence, I know it’s not going to be 70º all the time in March, but I also don’t expect it to be 5º on the first day of spring either. This is torturous. Combine this crappy and cold spring weather with our ongoing sickness battle and I am 110% over it.
So, just because we’re not done with this fight, we continue in our annual tradition and make our 2013 veggie garden map. It gives us something to do for a few hours while we wait for any sign of the snow to melt. Finn and I are very calculated about this process. We have to figure out exactly how much of each veggie goes in each square in our garden to ensure proper growing, plus we have to pick the perfect placement. Root veggies on one side, herbs over here, cucumbers next to the fence so they can grow up and vine, and lettuces flank the sides of the bigger stuff; kale, chard, peas, and beans.
We did make a few changes from last year, we left out the broccoli, tomatoes, and peppers in favor of some hardier shade loving leaf veggies. I’ve got high hopes for this little garden.
We ordered all of our seeds for Park Seed, last week and they just arrived in the mail. I’m anxious to get my early spring seeds in the ground, now I just need this snow to melt. I mean seriously, this is dumb already.
Ughh… we just had a huge storm – 30cm – here on Tuesday. Argggh!! I am so ready to get outside and bring my bike out of storage!
Will you start any of the seeds inside?
That stinks, it’s like a slap in the face. Let’s hope the new angle of the sun helps to melt this stuff, even if the temps don’t rise much in our favor.
Yes, we will start some seeds indoors, but not any veggies this year. We should already have zinnia’s marigolds and black-eyed-susans started. We’re a little behind. We did start onions and broccoli inside last year. I felt like the veggies weren’t well transitioned to the outside, and it would’ve been better if we would’ve started them from seed directly in the garden.