Dreaming of Kitchen Gardens in the Dead of Winter

Dreaming of Kitchen Gardens in the Dead of Winter

This week I've already received two seed catalogs. Isn't it a little early? I always thought they came in February, which felt early, but close enough to March, when the first seeds would go into an indoor seed-starting contraption, to make a little sense. Still, my wheels are turning. Are yours?
Two thousand eight was a pretty disappointing gardening year for me. I began with a bang, and quickly lost steam as I spent the better part of the summer running after my toddler and testing ice cream recipes. For 2009, I'm hoping to be a little more realistic, perhaps planting fewer crops, and paying closer attention to the few I plant. Last year we covered kitchen gardening quite heavily. To dip back in, check out our gardening archive. Sure, it's early, but if you are dreaming of a window-box on your sill, check out our window-box kick-off post, Kitchen Gardening 101: Part I, Planning Your Windowbox. For some year-round gardening inspiration, visit our friend Margaret Roach's blog, Here are some of my favorite gardening catalogs: • Peaceful Valley FarmCooks GardenJohnny's Selected Seeds Happy winter garden-dreaming!
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