This weekend has ushered in the conclusion of our daughter's ballet. It was wonderful and now our real life can return to normal. (No more late nights sitting in the theater for rehearsals)!
Over the years, I have learned that to have a successful summer garden you need to start early. I have already prepared my seed order. With the extra seeds that we purchased last year, our order will be small this year. I still want to make sure I have enough to make it an extra year if need be. By using heirloom seeds, I could save seeds if for some reason it was needed. As intrigued with seed saving as I have been over the last few years, I have never gotten around to giving it a try.
I will be starting my broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower seeds this week. It won't be long and we will be able to plant these early crops here in our area. I want to make sure my plants are big enough and strong enough when the time comes. I am also planning on starting some Romaine lettuce in the make shift greenhouse. This year I plan on cutting my cabbage plants down to half the amount I planted last year. I will increase the broccoli production though. EVERYBODY in our family loves broccoli and only a few eat cabbage. I still have a good batch of frozen cabbage in the freezer for our winter soups. I have never managed to grow enough broccoli to have any extra to freeze. We eat every morsel fresh from the garden. I may still not produce enough to freeze this year, but I want enough broccoli for every person to get their fill!
grace and peace,