The Lord has blessed us with fertile land and the space to grow a vegetable garden. Therefore, every year about this time I peruse the seed catalogs deposited in my mail box and dream about next summer’s garden. This is also the time of year that the nurseries offer sizeable coupons large enough to invite prospective customers to do business. Now is a great time to get the bargains and to do your planning while your outdoor work is dormant under snow drifts. You will get the good of the dreaming and, besides that, the seeds will be in your hands by the time you need to start small plants indoors.
We have had a vegetable garden for years. I grow lots of foods: lettuce, spinach, carrots and radishes, beans, beets, squash, sweetcorn, potatoes, peas, tomatoes, cucumbers, herbs and flowers, and, occasionally, melons. In the space we have, I also grow lots of weeds! So there is sweat and labor involved in gardening, but I sure like the savings I get when I go to the grocery store. We enjoy that benefit all year ’round. The frozen veggies and the canned ones keep us eating well for many months afterward.
If you have a hankering for savings, for healthful food, and for work outdoors in the fresh air, check out the nursery catalogs and order those seeds!