But there are some fun things to do to get through the winter doldrums and one of them is planning that perfect garden you will have in the spring. I have been gardening since I was about 5 years old and live for those seed catalogs that start filling your mailbox in late December and January.
My favorite seed company is Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds you can find them here Baker Creek Heirloom seeds
Every year I start circling everything I want in the catalog, which is pretty much everything, so then I have to start paring down my list because as inexpensive as their seeds are, when you want everything in the book like I do, it gets rather expensive.
This year here are a few of the things I am looking forward to growing:
Cosmic Purple Carrot! Purple carrots!! Get out! I can't wait to see these!
Edrine Purple Striped Eggplant! I really don't care too much for eating eggplant, however I LOVE to see them grow. Such a pretty plant and I know lots of people who do eat eggplant, so they aren't wasted.
Striped Roman Tomato. This looks more like a pepper than a tomato and I can't wait to see how they look in my garden.
Amish Paste Tomato. I grew these last year and they are amazing! Not only are they very prolific they taste so good and make the best canned tomatoes.
Feverfew. This will be the first time I try this. I have acute migraines (2-3 per week) and I have read where feverfew could help them. I have the instructions for making tea from the leaves of this plant and hope it will help. I do take medication for them and 99% of the time I am able to stop them when they start but I am hoping for a more natural way to have less headaches. Maybe this will work.
Of course this is just a drop in the bucket of what I ordered. Can't wait to get my seeds and start planning out that perfect garden with no weeds and no pests! Only in my dreams!
Have a great weekend!