I’m working my way through several seed catalogs trying to make my selections. It’s pretty hard, considering my vegetable garden is only about 25′ x 10′ at its widest and there’s a big blackberry bush taking up a considerable chunk of that space (but, hey, I’ve also got as many containers as I can fit onto the concrete–that’s practically a field, right?).
There are so many exciting things I could grow but only enough room for a few of them. However, add in some big, glossy photographs of fruits and vegetables and some descriptions like: “a rich, nutty flavor that is quite delicious,” “port wine colored beefsteak with metallic green stripes,” and “it is most delicious excellence…one of the best,” and I can just about convince myself that there is plenty of space for a couple melons, winter squash, and tons of tomatoes.
I’m exercising a little restraint: I’ve managed to take a couple things off the list (carrots) and to limit my dreams to maybe one smaller melon, one restrained squash, and only 6 tomatoes (OK, so even 6 is pushing it).
But still, it’s like the illustration above that my 4- or 5-year-old self drew way back when: Woo-hoo! I’m juggling way more fruits and vegetables than I know what to do with!
It’s exciting to put in the orders.
Meanwhile, I missed getting snow photos of my garden since John and I were in Ohio during the Christmas snows. Things had already melted plenty before we got home, but there were still some nice moments of snow and plant beauty.