Spring has arrived. The gardener's thoughts in the Northern United States turn to the spring garden. In the South, the growing season is already in progress.
As we rent two community garden spaces in Otsiningo Park, in Binghamton, New York, we have to wait for the county to plow the gardens before we can plant. This usually doesn't happen until early May, which makes it dificult to grow some of the early crops such as peas and spinach. But, there is still enough we can plant.
You meet the most interesting fellow gardeners, and you might even meet a dinosaur.
We have rented plots in this community garden for years, but changes may be coming - a post for a future time.
This year, we ordered some seeds from a new (to us) seed catalog- Bakers Creek Heirloom Seeds.
A co worker had told me about them last year, after we had already purchased our seeds. This year, we are giving them a try with six seed packets. A seventh packet, for wild garlic, was already out of stock.
These are our trial seeds. We especially look forward to trying the Chinese Red Noodle bean.
I have only one complaint about Baker Creek. Ordering online, which I would have preferred to do, was difficult. We ended up placing the order after several glitches and the website warned us they were having problems. Sure enough, our order never went through online. After all, we had to write out a second, by hand, order, and mail it in. That order, though, did come promptly.
Do you garden? If so, are you preparing for your gardening season?