I've never had a spring vegetable garden before... only summer ones and one autumn one. But I'm thinking, "Hey, the bugs won't be out yet," and that floats my boat. So if Mike can till up the garden in time for me to plant next month, I'm going to give it a run for the money.
I got my seeds yesterday from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and need to do some quick research on how to sow and grow the spring veggies since I'm not used to their likes and dislikes other than cooler weather: kale, carrots, lettuce, onions, leeks, spinach and potatoes. I'm ordering onion and leek sets and some seed potatoes to arrive next month. I like the look of the purple bunch onions, one type I'm going to give a try:
And, for my summer garden I've decided to forgo planting any squashes or sweet potatoes this year because of the deer and squash bug problem last summer. I'm going to grow cucumbers, but I think I can control the squash bugs on them alone. Last year was too much work leaning over and picking off those blasted pests for hours at a time from the squash plants. Plus, the winter squash take up so much room and Mike isn't crazy about them anyway. So the plan is to plant more green beans, okra and eggplant and about the same amount of tomatoes and peppers. And more herbs too, along with some sunflowers. It'll be fun growing different varieties though. Not sure which herbs yet, but will figure it all out very soon. I want more culinary ones and bug-repelling ones for now. Medicinal will come in time...
And, speaking of time, it's so much more difficult writing now than when I was in an office in front of a computer eight hours a day. Now I am spending my days doing what I used to dream about doing. And when one is doing, one isn't writing. It's a bit of a conundrum, but maybe I'll get into a comfortable rhythm eventually.