I'm going to get tomato seeds started early this year. Maybe we can get some tomatoes. We are going to plant alot less lettuce and alot more peas. And of course, my flowers. I am going to try some new ones this season.
My flowers did wonderful this year. We planted too much lettuce and not enough peas and onions. Found out that our growing season is too short for Beef Steak Tomatoes and Better Boys. We tried the Better Boys in an upside down bucket and it only has 1 tomato about the size of my thumb nail. The Beef Steak has 6 tomatoes about the size of a golf ball. I don't think they are going to ripen before the snow flies here. We were supposed to get a frost last night. It was 35 degrees when I got up at 7:30.
My DH was anxious and decided to start the peas already. Now they are ready to go outside but our last frost date isn't until May 19th. Now he's wondering what to do with them. I put popcycle sticks in the ones that were starting to lean over. I have started some cilantro, parsley, onions, and alot of flowers. The herbs and onions will be ok. The flowers are going crazy!! The difference is I only planted flowers that don't mind the chilly temps and can go out after being hardened off. I'd say by May 1st I will start putting them out. I still have lots of seeds to start. Last fall I dug up along the side of the house and scattered some columbine seeds. I am hoping they will come up as I have no luck when I put them in the fridge for 2 weeks.
I live in SW Montana. I am the mother of 4 and grandmother of 7. I am just starting out with crafting. My husband builds things out of wood during the winter months (8 months of the year) or he would go stir crazy sitting in the house.