Friday, January 30, 2009

More Garden Planning

Two more seed catalogs have arrived, and my garden plan is getting even more confusing. So many seeds, so little space.

I'd like to add squash to my planned planting. Yellow squash at least since that's the only one my husband really likes. He'll eat zucchini if I put it in front of him, but he won't like it much. I'd like to try some winter squash as well. My favorite is butternut squash. I tried it for the first time about 3 years or so ago and was immediately hooked.

Then there is the sweet potato. I tried it for the first time about two weeks ago, and it was much better than I thought it would be. I would never eat it before. It just never appealed to me. But, since I'm trying to eat better, I decided I needed to give it a try. Those things are pretty good.

Last year also marked the first time I tried turnips and rutabagas. Not bad at all. I like to cut them up and put them in a pan with a nice beef roast instead of the usual potatoes. Yum!

Gosh, I really don't know what all I'm going to plant. I guess I could make my space a bit larger. I sure wish I could use my back yard. It's nice and flat, but the septic tank is also there, so that kind of nips that one in the bud.

I guess I'll just look through my garden "wish books" and figure something out. I'd rather plant too much than not enough.

1 comment:

Kathryn Stripling Byer said...

Susan, I can hardly stand the wait till we can begin to break ground in our garden. I love seed catalogs. Even better than I love dress and shoes catalogs!
And, I hope you will send me your Inauguration Day poem. I already know the image I'd like to post with it. K.