Top 10: Items to Plant in Our Garden

We've had quite a bit of snow this year, but I know that eventually spring will come. I do love the snow and would, in fact, take more (some people call me sick, but I'm OK with that because I*LOVE*SNOW!). However, Peter pointed out the other day that it was time to get the seeds started in the basement, and that, like the snow that keeps covering the ground, made my heart skip a beat. It made me think about warm spring days and cotton skirts and flip-flops and sun hats and tall glasses of iced tea. It also brought to mind the taste of a ripe tomato - still warm from the sun, and cucumbers that you could tell were ready to be picked because you could smell them as you walked through the garden. Yes spring, I am ready.

(Left) 2009 Garden just beginning to grow; (Right) 2010 Garden waiting to warm up

I picked up a few extra seeds at Lowe's the other day and I'm excited about trying some new produce (new from what we grew last year). Today's list will tell you the top ten items we'll be growing (or hoping to grow!) this summer in our backyard garden.

Carrie's Top Ten Items to Plant in Our Garden (in no particular order):
  1. Cherry Tomatoes
  2. Giant Pumpkin (yes, we did!)
  3. Cucumbers
  4. Red Onions
  5. Leeks
  6. Bell Peppers (multiple colors)
  7. Jack-o-lantern Pumpkins
  8. Radishes
  9. Yellow Onions
  10. Igloo Lettuce
There might be a few additions to this list, but I'll stick with these ten for now. So...what about you? What are you planning on planting this summer? Do you have a favorite garden product? I'd love to hear from you! In the meantime, happy planning and garden dreaming! :-)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Carrie,
    As I mentioned on FB, we won't be around the garden, I mean, house, for a few months, so I'm already missing the preparations! I love everything about gardening, except weeding.

    IF I were gardening this year, I'd grow:

    Leaf Lettuce
    Snow Peas
    Rhubarb (already have 2 plants)

    New Zealand Spinach (grows well in the heat of summer)
    Bell Peppers
    Beefsteak and Heirloom Tomatoes
    Pole Green Beans

    These are my stand-bys. Maybe someday I'll branch out into s something new and brave.

    I'll be gardening by proxy through your blog! Can't wait!


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