Looking back at old January blog posts, I see that the end of the month is when I start my usual garden prep and seed starting posts. Earlier in the week I received a media kit from Renee's Garden so that I could select sample packets to try and then share with my readers. Other companies' reminders are showing up in the inbox, which means I need to go ahead and put in requests for some gorgeous heirloom seed catalogs. Baker's Creek is a personal favorite to thumb through. Thanks to seed saving through the years, there is less that I need to purchase each year. I actually have far more varieties saved than I have room to grow However it's always fun to try a new variety or two. For instance, I'm always on a quest to find squash that won't fall prey to vine borers and mold.
Instead of the usual posts on getting ready for the spring/summer garden, I may shift my focus to the early spring garden. However, I don't want to be tied to weather reports and frost warnings. Also, I don't want to lose the sunny corning in the living room to stacks of seed trays. So, on the task list is figuring out when to get those early, cold hardy plants going.