Let The Gardening Begin!

Yesterday, Isaac and I planted our first seeds of the new year.  We planted a flat of Bunching Onions or scallions.  We planted a flat of coriander or cilantro.  And we planted half a flat of chives and half a flat of lavender.  It will be exciting to watch as the seeds germinate and turn into small plants.  Then bigger plants.  We should be able to put these outside around St. Patrick’s Day.

I’m looking forward to gardening again this year.  We ordered our usual seeds along with some new things like okra, rhubarb, sweet potatoes, artichokes, and scallions.  This year we will expand our garden from last year.  We will be trying some new gardening methods and also trying some new deer prevention actions.

Along with this, I’m considering the possibility of retiring the current batch of chickens and getting a new “flock” – maybe some Rhode Island Reds and some other varieties.  We may put up a fence to keep the chickens out of the garden and flower beds.

I can’t wait for spring.  It was so refreshing to see the snow starting to melt away and the signs of warmer temperatures and grass.

Do you garden?  What are your favorite things to plant?  What do you do with your produce?  I’d love to hear how you live out your passion for gardening.