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Gardening

Yes, it is almost spring.  Okay, in upstate New York, it is still winter and will be for some time.  Most people I know spent Valentine’s Day with candy and flowers and maybe some wine.  I spent it running and pouring over seed catalogs and planting magazines and articles for my upcoming garden.

Last year, if you follow my blog, I had a small container garden.  I bought plants, not seeds, as I admit to having a black thumb and the ability to kill even cacti.  Things went pretty well but not fantastic.  I had about seven tomatoes – yes, seven.  My squash flowered but never produced a vegetable.  My swiss chard – a vegetable I discovered a taste for my one summer with a CSA – was still producing when frost warning caused me to bring the containers inside, well into October.  My mint was the cause of a lot of rum and limes being used at my home over the summer.  I also dried some for tea for the winter.  The basil was a wonderful item but I want more greens this coming summer.

Some links for those of you thinking of a garden this year:

The Ten Easiest Vegetables to Grow at Home

Container Gardening

How Does Your Garden Grow?

Gardening (2009 Post)

Mother Earth News

What do you plant?  How do you plant it?  Do you start seeds yourself?

Mint
More Tomatoes
Squash
Tomato Plant
Basil

4 thoughts on “Gardening

  1. I have never been able to acquire a taste for swiss chard… I tried and tried last summer as we kept receiving it in our CSA, but I just couldn’t do it! 🙂

    1. Corinne – It is an acquired taste. I like it with the stems cut off and then sauteed in olive oil with garlic and fresh nutmeg grated over it. I also made a lot of pesto with it.

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