|Swiss Chard was our favorite last year!|
For the last year now I've been doing a lot of reading on gardening. I even checked out a book or two from the library! But the best thing I did was subscribe to mysquarefootgarden. Just this month I started getting emails that told me it is time to start planning my garden. Here it is February and I find myself thinking about growing vegetables. It's actually sort of refreshing. So this morning I pulled out my folder where I had my assorted leftover seeds. Out of the 12 things I hope to plant this year I still have seeds for 7 of them! Some people might see the date on the package (2006) and think I'm silly to even try. But last year I tried and they grew some great plants! Being frugal I figure I'll try again.
|Seeds I gathered myself from last year's crops.|
By the way, the store bought seeds came from discount places like Dollar Tree and Restore. They cost about 25 cents a package. When I was at Winco earlier this week (using super great coupons to get things like chicken for a dollar a pound) I browsed through their seed packages. I couldn't help it, I have gardening on my brain. They were about $1.75 and had a sign saying 30% off. I didn't even have to do the math to know that wasn't a good deal. I think I'll head to the Dollar Tree this week to see what I can see. Yesterday my mom told me I could plant peas now. Are you thinking what I'm thinking?