If there's one thing that has changed since I moved to the country, it would be that I absolutely love planting veggies and fruits. So much so that I'm pouring over my seed magazines today on this wintery February day so I can place my order for seeds and plants. If I place it before February 13th, I get 50% off. However, I will still likely spend around $200 in part to planting many perennial fruit plants. I will be ordering the following:
Honeyberries--these are like large blueberries but they grow in alkaline soil which we have here
Black raspberries--I already have regular raspberries planted and I think that these will cross polinate beautifully
Goji Berries--these are a cross between strawberries, raspberries, and cranberries that are supposed to be very good for you
Bush cherries--like regular cherries but smaller and tarter
Purple asparagus--I love asparagus and its only one of two vegetable perennials plants (the other is rhubarb). I will also be getting regular asparagus from an acquaintance that we gave a brand new tub that didn't fit into our house.
Red Zepplin onions--These are huge onions that are supposed to keep for up to 8 months. We eat a lot of onions and they are quite expensive in the store. We ran out of our onions in December of this year but if we could grow enough to see us through the winter, that would be great.
A few other things we are buying:
Radishes--a good mix. I love radishes.
hot pepper plants
Beans--soybeans, pole beans (purple and green), and shell beans
I'm sure there are other things that I'm buying that I haven't listed here. I just love gardening and really look forward to it. I'm a little bored with finances lately so this blog may turn to the gardening and personal side for the next little bit.
Do you garden? Or do you shop at a farmer's market? Do you see anything that I'm missing?