Time for Starting Seeds

It’s that time of year again. Actually, I’ve been putting it off for a couple of weeks now. I plan to plant my peas in the garden tomorrow. I usually shoot for Valentine’s Day for Pea planting. So, today I went to our local Wal-mart to check out the selection of seeds and was thrilled to find that Seeds of Change has a display of organic seeds! I mean, I’ve ordered from their catalog before! The display wasn’t huge, but it has all of the most common seeds you would want to order. For $2.00 a packet!

I still have plans to order a few seeds from my favorite seed company – Baker Creek Seeds. You can download their amazing 196 page 2012 catalog here. I would love to be able to visit their farm and village during Festival time. I appreciate the fact that the couple who owns the company are Sabbath keepers, too.

I spent some time this morning planning what to plant and where to plant. In the spirit of the Victory Garden, I am planning to not only utilize my 12 (4 x 4) raised beds in the back yard and my large containers, but I am planning to plant my front flower bed with bush beans and cabbage, another flower bed with squash and pumpkins, plant an old stump with melons, and if I can get my husband to agree, I’d like to plant a 10′ x 25′ or 10′ x 50′ space in the front yard with corn. At the suggestion, my children were like, “Mom, do you know what neighborhood we live in???” Meaning, I assume, that we live in a nice neighborhood and who wants to see corn growing in the front yard? It doesn’t bother me. I am a farm girl at heart. I have 1 1/2 acres to my name. Most of it is sloped on the mountain or shaded by huge oak trees. I can’t plant corn any where else. So why not join the Front Yard Garden Movement?

About Melissa

Melissa Ringstaff is a pastor's wife, serving with her husband in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains of Southeastern Kentucky. She is a homeschooling mother of five plus four and Grandarlin' to 13 (so far) grandchildren. Melissa is the Founding Editor of A Virtuous Woman since 2001. She has written several titles including Spring Cleaning for the Heart and Home, The Homemaker's Journal: Keeping House, and Christian ADVENTures in Prophecy. You are invited to visit Melissa at A Virtuous Woman.
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