The gardening bug has already hit me. The weather is warming up. Granted, it's in the low 50's but generally speaking, it feels warm. That is something this California girl never thought she would say.
I've been pouring over my seed catalogs since they arrived in the mail several weeks ago. Today, I was finally able to make up my mind as to what will be going into our spring/summer garden and made my seed purchases accordingly. I feel very pleased with myself at the moment. This year I purchased the greater majority of my seeds from Seeds of Change and Territorial Seed Company. They are "safe companies" that are neither owned by Monsanto, nor carry Monsanto seeds.
One of the things we are doing in our garden this year is planting blueberries. I have six baby bushes that may not produce anything this year, but Logan made a nice raised garden bed for me (the first of many) to put them in. I can't wait to fill it up with dirt and get 'em in!
For the kids, I will be taking a couple of ideas from Roots, Shoots, Buckets & Boots this year. I set up a moon garden teepee with bamboo poles a few days ago. My boys are really excited to get this going and so am I. Waiting for growing season is the hardest part! I'm going to plant lunaria (I wild harvested the seeds a few days ago - you can see the "parent" plant in the photo above), chinese lanterns, and dwarf sunflowers with them. We'll try and get a giant pumpkin going this year. Although, the success of that undertaking is highly questionable.