I'm being inspired and that inspiration is needed because we all need that and it develops within but also from without.
AppleStar, you have already reminded me that I should be starting my celeriac seed. I find that it's a little easier to grow than celery.
Kale. Last year there were 4 types in my garden. They have all been there once or many times but not together. AppleStar has my favorite, the Portuguese. I've eaten Scotch since childhood and DW likes it a good deal. Russian is great but I've only grown it twice; fortunately, the aphids didn't bother it as much in 2017 as previously.
I thought, "ah ha, chidori kale!" But, that's an ornamental. "Well, there's this variegated plantain ..." But, I've eaten the weed plantain and didn't think much of it ... I will wait for reports
Looking at my seed lists, the tomato patch will be crowded as usual but not one thing new
. I have my fingers crossed for the peppers, as usual. The list has not one thing new
. I'm hopeful that the garden center will have something new in the seed potato bins but it will likely be entirely up to them and they are very consistent in having not one thing new!
Squash, I will be trusting old favorites and bringing back a variety that did well twice before but, otherwise, not one thing new!
In the ornamental beds there will be 4 new snapdragon varieties, quite a few new dahlias but in the veggies, not one thing new!
Now before you say "artichokes" please know that I was born on the Monterey Peninsula and must have been frightened by fields of the plants as a small child
. I don't know if artichokes would grow here but I'll allow others to grow them.
What are your ideas for something that inspired you in recent seasons and you are inspired to start now, or soon?
We are each other's harvest; we are each other's business; we are each other's magnitude and bond. ~ Gwendolyn Brooks