Wednesday, January 19, 2011

ready, set, go!


As hard as it is to believe considering the weather, in just a few weeks it will be time to start some seeds for this year's garden.  So, last night I sorted the seeds I have, ordered the ones I don't and now I'm ready. 

Bring on Spring! 


This year we are going to grow:  celery, eggplant, parsnips, celeriac, radishes, carrots, spinach, parsley, romaine, escarole, mache, butter lettuce, zucchini, fava beans, hot peppers, sweet peppers, peas, sweet potatoes, tomatoes, butternut squash, tomatillos, cauliflower, rutabagas, kohlrabi, beets, arugula, leeks, bok choy, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, fennel, dill, basil, cucumbers, soy beans, green beans, black beans, turnips, artichokes, kale, chickpeas, garlic, onions, potatoes, strawberries, blueberries and apples!  


Can't wait!

images here.

18 comments:

Hollie said...

that's quite a list!

AbbieBabble said...

I can't wait to see it all come to fruition!

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

Seriously, your garden(s) amaze me. I'm looking to start an herb garden on my patio. Any recommendations?

abigail said...

I bet you can grow pretty much anything you want in Austin, so pick stuff you like to eat. I'm always amazed at how much better fresh picked herbs taste- event things like parsley which I didn't used to think of as a useful herb, is delicious!

I would recommend avoiding cilantro though, it'll drive you crazy. As soon as it looks big enough to harvest a few leaves, it bolts, goes to seed and dies. It's a giant pain. I've given up on it entirely.

good luck, and take photos!

chiara said...

I alphabetized them for you:

apples
artichokes
arugula
basil
beets
black beans
blueberries
bok choy
broccoli
Brussels sprouts
butter lettuce
butternut squash
cabbage
carrots
cauliflower
celeriac
celery
chickpeas
cucumbers
dill
eggplant
escarole
fava beans
fennel
garlic
green beans
hot peppers
kale
kohlrabi
leeks
mache
onions
onions
parsley
parsnips
peas
potatoes
radishes
romaine
rutabagas
soy beans
spinach
strawberries
sweet peppers
sweet potatoes
tomatillos
tomatoes
turnips
zucchini

abigail said...

ok, now the list seems a little long...

la petite coquine said...

The garden sounds AMAZING! How I miss my parents' garden and the opportunity to eat anything I wanted!

Krystal said...

I so can't wait to have my own yard so I can garden!

abby said...

i can't even imagine- we're under all snow and ice over here!

abigail said...

we are too! I'll be starting things inside, some things a full 12 weeks before last frost.

Steven said...

Alphabetized definitely makes it seem much longer!

chiara said...

you need to grow things starting with i, j, n, q, u, v and w.

then you can take pictures and make an alphabet book!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'm in awe just of your plans! I'm not good with plants. Tried to grow a small one once but the Phoenix summer sun burned it all up. Those prints are fabulous.

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Beautiful illustrations Abigail!
Actually perfect for my breakfast nook! Can't wait for Spring!!

meemsnyc said...

Those are pretty illustrations. I am looking forward to starting our seedlings too!

erin said...

FUN!!! Your list makes me think that spring is right around the corner!

Julia said...

I'm planning my first garden this spring. I know that I'll have tons of questions for you! This is list is wonderful.

Mo Pie, Please said...

I'm excited for you! I think this time next year I'll be able to join in the gardening fun!