Friday, March 2, 2012

It's Almost Spring?

I hear and read about lots of people getting excited that spring is near.  And it makes me ask, did we even have a winter?  Don't get me wrong -- I enjoyed the 'balmy' temperatures and general lack of snow on the East coast.  Of all the seasons, winter is my absolute least favorite and I hardly did any seasonal decorating for it, except for Christmas, of course.

So, I guess it's almost spring!  One of the ways I know this is because I just submitted my order to Johnny's Selected Seeds.  It's my favorite gardening catalog, recommended by a friend who owns an organic gardening company specializing in kitchen gardens.  They carry a wide variety of organic seeds and really useful tools, including biodegradeable plastic mulch, similar to this one.

I placed my order later than ever -- partly from laziness and partly because I couldn't decide how much biodegradeable mulch to get.  Two 32-foot-long packs or a 500-foot roll of the stuff?  If you know me well, you already know that I chose the 500-foot roll.

I always go big with my garden (and just about everthing else), even when I'm not really going big.  The big roll was economical, and maybe next year, just maybe, I'll have the time and energy to put my deer fence back up and garden like a man.  I hope so.  Sissy gardening is not for me.

In my sissy little garden this year I'll grow mostly tomatoes and summer squash, but I'm really excited about the zucchini.  There are so many great ways to make it, including my favorite zucchini and herb fritters.  Oh man, my mouth is watering!

I'll also have the regular assortment of herbs and perennial flowers that have been in my garden for years, plus my favorite vines, cardinal flower and heavenly blue morning glories.

Not very exciting, I'm afraid, but it's all I have time and room for.  Until I get that deer fence back up.  Now that I'm the proud owner of so much biodegradeable plastic mulch, I have more motivation than ever to get my big garden back in 2013.

What are you growing in your garden this year?

I'm linking up to Ginny's weekly garden roundup on Small Things.


  1. I guess I am one of the few who likes winter, but this year we really missed out!

    WE are doing a CSA this year so my husband and a friend have been busy planting about 600 acres. I have a family garden here that is about 1/2 acre. We plant carrots, corn, broccoli, brussel sprouts, tomatoes, lettuces, squashes, beans, cantaloupe, watermelon, ect. Yeah, we plant a lot! I know you will enjoy yours! Have a great weekend.

  2. bopped over from Ginny's...

    those fritters look delicious!

    Blessings on your garden this year


  3. I'm doing zucchini for the first time in a long time this year as well! I am trying a variety that is supposed to grow up, so I can trellis it--we'll see how it does. We got hooked on making zucchini "noodles" to take the place of regular flour noodles--just use a vegetable peeler to make thin peels, then fry it up very briefly in a little olive oil. I use them to replace regular spaghetti in a recipe--low calorie and good tasting! And those fritters are making my mouth water!

  4. Gardeners get to have "presents" in March and April as their seed orders arrive in the mail!

  5. I actually love getting snow during the winter but we had a really mild time here on the west coast to. Only a few little snowfalls which were in the last month but the hint of spring and planting has got me out in the garden digging up weeds and turning over my beds *grin*. I have a hard time picking out my seeds & supplies to. I just never know which to get or how much I might need :) I came over from ginny's and am joining in her garden updates as well so I look forward to seeing your garden grow :)

  6. Lol- using the 500 ft mulch to prompt you to garden! Hey, whatever it takes. :-) Some seasons see us putting more in, some less...but I hear you on the deer, they are NOT fun. We have a major fence now and if we didn't, I'd not want to plant much, either.

    Well, I look forward to hearing about what you do plant (and make with your produce- yum to the fritters!) at the TGP!


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