It’s February and it’s time for me to start planning my vegetable garden. The past few years I have let time slip away from me and was running to the local greenhouse in May trying to buy plants for my garden. This year I am determined to start seeds on my own and have things planted in early spring.
We plant a garden each year with my parents, in a corner of their back yard. There are some things that I plant each year, and some I refuse to plant. This year I want to try some new stuff.
Typically I plant tomatoes (lots of different varieties), cucumbers, green onions, yellow squash, zucchini, bell peppers, and banana peppers. Those of the things that typically grow well for us. Sometimes my dad wants to plant green beans, but I’m usually the one out there picking them. We have a local farmers market and also a market ran by the local Mennonites. If I want green beans I usually go buy from them. They are cheap and it saves me the time and backache of picking them. The same thing with potatoes. If I want fresh, new potatoes I go to the farmers market.
My mother and father-in-law always plant broccoli and cauliflower but I’ve never had much luck with those. It seems like the bugs always get to them before I do.
- Tomatoes–Cherry, Beefsteak, Roma, and Yellow or Orange
- Peppers–Sweet Bell, Sweet Banana, Hot Banana, Jalepeno, Serrano
- Squash–Yellow Crookneck, Spaghetti, Butternut, & Zucchini
I am considering trying:
I need to do some research to see when the best time to start these plants are and when to transplant them in the ground. I did see a neat idea on Pinterest the other day. You fill an ice cream cone with dirt and start your seeds in that and then when you are ready to transplant it in the ground you just plant the cone and all. Maybe if I find ice cream cones on sale, otherwise that might be pricey.
Do you garden? I would love to hear what you plant or plan on planting in your garden this year.