I finally bought some seeds to get started inside. I have a paste tomato, a big eattin' tomato, zucchini, cucumbers, and pumpkins to start now. I also bought my wax and green bean seeds so that I'll have them later. I know that I have some saved seeds from red and yellow peppers somewhere at home, too, although I sure can't find them now. I need to get those sweet potatoes started, too. And I even bought a special, organic, potting soil to see if that helps this year.
I don't know why I bother. I do this every year, it seems. And then in a couple months, I go out and buy nice looking plants and pitch my spindly, sallow-looking things. I just don't have good windows for sunlight in town. Hopefully, it will be different when I get into TisaWee.
Although, for no more than I spent on seeds ($1.40????), that's a cheap price tag for 8 weeks of hopeful expectation, huh?? <grin>
My grandpa and grandma would have been getting ready to plant peas and potatoes in the next couple of weeks, too. They swore that they had to be in the ground on St. Patrick's day. Since I don't plan on planting either of those, I'll wait until it is warmer and not so soggy. I'd have to mud them in now!!
It's time to start thinking about baby chicks, too. I need to either order some day-olds, or start some eggs hatching. I want to try golden comets this year. I LOVE my buff orpingtons - they are more like playful puppies and follow you around - but they sure eat a lot! The comets are supposed to be more economical to raise, but still as docile. We'll see! If they aren't docile, I'll be having lots of Sunday chicken dinners!
Maybe I can get the seeds started this weekend and check into chickie prices - or at least hatching eggs. Such a hopeful, happy time of year!