Oooh, excitement is starting to build. It is almost time for starting the seeds indoors for this year's garden!
We typically cannot start planting here in Minnesota until the end of May and sometimes until as late as the beginning of June. Many old-timers say after the first new moon in June ..... others say after the long weekend in May. I just wing it and take a chance when I think the temperatures will be warm enough overnight to prevent the seedlings from freezing.
What to plant this year? Hmmmm. We have some plans for a bigger garden and raised beds so decisions will have to be made soon.
Last year, I saved some seeds from heirloom plants and will attempt to plant them and hope they grow. The veggies and fruit we gleaned from those plantings were delicious!
Tomatoes, beans, broccoli, peppers, radishes, cucumbers, squash, carrots, zucchini and herbs are our old standby and are planted each year. If all works out with the larger addition, I would like to try pumpkins too! We use quite a bit of pumpkin puree around this homestead once winter hits so there is nothing better than the taste of growing your own!
So I better get busy and start drawing up the plans for which plant goes where. We make sure each plant is rotated as not to deplete the soil of valuable nutrition the plants need.
Have you started your seeds indoors or have you already begun to plant outside? I would love to hear what you have planned.
Happy planting and remember to give your loved ones a hug!