I decided to support another Vermont based business and buy our seeds from High Mowing Organic Seeds. It’s just nice to be able to purchase something that I know is good for my family and also keep my money right here in Vermont (and yes that’s a vote for always buying local when given the chance)!
If I had to pick a few favorites, it would be their Gourmet Lettuce Blend, spinach and the Mammoth Melting Snow Pea. This year I decided to step up my gardening game and buy some lights as well as heating pads to be able to grow bigger and stronger plants rather than just placing them in the window. Between the lights, heating pads and trays, everything was under $50 total which I think is a decent investment since everything can be reused. Plus I might try growing our own lettuce in the colder months since we go through so much of it!
This is what last year’s garden looked like early in the season. I have the four raised beds which are closest to the house which has our most used items- lettuce, spinach, peas, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers and few others. I’m considering putting in two more, but I think I might wait to see how this year’s garden turns out since I have to rearrange the placement of some of the veggies. I so can’t wait to get out there to get my lettuce and spinach planted. I always get so happy when I see the little leaves peaking through the dirt. It’s crazy, I know.
Then this is the back garden closer to the river which now has a fence around it. Some pesky little critter got to my broccoli and brussel sprouts last year and I was SO upset. I ended up neglecting this garden towards the end because I was a little defeated and it was quite filled with weeds by the end of the season, but I hope to do a better job this year.