Y’all know what time it is? Yes, it’s still winter, but …… this is the time to start thinking about starting those seeds for planting this spring. The hubs and I have started taking inventory of which seeds we need to replenish, making plans on what we are and aren’t going to grow this year, how and when we are going to plant, well, you know, all that good stuff.
This is what we bought last year. We tried a few new items last year and quickly learned they do not do well in our soil. So, we are marking off Brussels Sprouts, Cauliflower and Broccoli. We are also marking off Sweet Banana Peppers and replacing them with Pepperoncini and Jalapeno; they seem to sell better at the Farmers Market.
And here is a comprehensive, well maybe not comprehensive, but a list, of what we will be adding to our other list. Notice some things have been marked out; that’s because we already have these seeds on hand so no need to buy more.
I would like to companion plant this year but the hubs thinks it’s too much trouble. What do y’all think? Should we? If you think yes then please help me convince him by leaving a comment and I’ll make sure and read it to him! Thanks Y’all.
Also, if you have any questions about seeds or gardening just ask. We will be glad to answer your questions to the best of our knowledge.
Okay, now get out and get to planning and get ready for planting!
Isaiah 61:11 For as the earth bringeth forth her bud, and as the garden causeth the things that are sown in it to spring forth; so the Lord GOD will cause righteousness and praise to spring forth before all the nations.
Posted by Dana
As gardening season comes to a close I am reminded of all the harvest I have canned for feeding my family though the winter months.
I have canned green beans, squash, kraut, tomatoes and pickles. I have in my freezer many, many bags of corn and cabbage.
Is it worth it all the hard work and labor that is put into knowing where my food comes from? My answer, a resounding ABSOLUTELY!
And I am not the only one that feel this way. A very dear friend of mine, Mrs. Tangi Wheet, feels the same way. As a matter of fact, she is the inspiration for this post.
She writes …..
Is gardening worth it? Can you put a price on knowing where your food comes from?
Well, for kicks and giggles, let’s do a little math. I will not count labor, because I don’t know how long I have spent out there, but I enjoy it so much, that “labor” is way too severe of a word.
Actually, for me it would be therapy, so that’s MORE savings, right? What is therapy running? $100 an hour?
Anyway– We put in $42.36 into our garden. That includes seeds, tomato plants, jute string, and weed barrier.
To date, we have picked close to 300 lbs of organic produce from it. Just this morning I have picked 32.8 lbs of organic tomatoes that would have cost us about $60 at market or grocery store.
Is gardening worth it? At the Wheetshire, without a doubt!
Here are a few pics of her beautiful garden and her bountiful harvest.
Tangi is a beautiful, talented, Christian woman (whom also happens to have a green thumb) and I am proud to call her my Sister-in-Christ!
Hopefully, I will be able to share more of her talent in the very near future.