The garden books have been coming fairly regularly, and even worse, the baby chick catalogs. I'm not really thinking of getting any chicks yet, but I know that it is about time to get ready to plant the early garden.
I was just in a planning meeting for our coming spring outage. We will be totally concentrated on the outage work from about March 16 until the end of April. So I know I only have about 6 weeks to get in the cool weather crops. If I don't get them in before the outage, they will still grow, but it will get hot, and they won't really like it.
What to plant for the early garden? You can plant these crops as early as you can turn the soil. It doesn't matter if there is still some frost in it.
- Peas, both garden and snow
- Onions, both seed or sets
- Swiss Chard
Anyway, this is just a little reminder to my Nearest and Dearest. I like to buy my seed from Mountain Valley Seeds. They come in a foil pouch, and are resealable, and you can buy in quantity at a reasonable price. Happy digging!