I feel alive again! I absolutely love warm weather and gardening! I am very happy to be able to spend time outside.
I went to the nursery yesterday and bought the plants that need to be started early. I have tried to start my own with no success, so I let the local nursery do it for me! The prices are very reasonable, if you get them small before they've been repotted.
I bought broccoli, tomatoes, bell peppers, onions, celery, strawberries, pickling cucumbers, cantaloupe, sage, oregano, basil and lavender. And I have seeds for radishes, carrots, lettuce, spinach, zucchini, sugar snap peas, green beans, pumpkins and sunflowers.
I cannot wait to get all these things in the ground and growing! But I have to be patient a little longer... the soil is still pretty cold, and only the onions, carrots, peas, lettuce and spinach can go in the ground now.
I have one more bed to make... we decided to take an awkward spot in front of our house and make it into a "kitchen" garden! It will have the lettuce, spinach and radishes, and it is very near the front door, so it will be convenient for making salads! I also need to loosen the soil around part of the fence around the "back" garden... I am going to use the fence to trellis the peas and beans, instead of buying more supplies.
But now I need to go grocery shopping... we have no food!