I started planning my garden in February. When I say planning, I mean having general musings about what I was going to plant when the snow melted.
This weekend I got a bit more serious and actually devised a plan. In creating this plan, I actually forced myself to look at what we eat regularly and to plant for that. In the past, I will admit I’ve planted more out of curiosity than practicality. We all remember the summer of the egg plant glut.
In particular, we eat a lot of potatoes. Baked, mashed, fried, roasted, nuked…we like our spuds. So I planted a fingerling and a russet that should thrive in Minnesota.
As part of the community garden we grew potatoes but I’ve never grown them in my home garden. I’m hopeful the Old Farmer’s Almanac advised me in this venture well.
Over the Easter weekend, I also planted peas, lettuce and onions. It’s not terribly warm here yet, so I anticipate things will be slow to come up but at least I feel like I accomplished something.