Garden planning

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I’ve been flipping through seed catalogs, planning for this season. Alongside the usual kale, broccoli, and cauliflower will be a few new things, or relatively new things.

I’m trying to add more edible flowers to the front yard this year. The potatoes and borage are gorgeous when they flower but I want more color and for everything to look more “full” this season. I’ll be starting more nasturtium inside at the end of March and will also put in more flowering herbs so the plants are useful as well as lush.

On the deck I am going to sow New Zealand spinach again. Every other variety of spinach I have planted always bolts too quickly. I’m also going to have a few deck containers of mixed greens and A LOT of mint. I always tuck mint away in inconvenient places but I like to snack on it so much I have decided I want it close by.

For some extra excitement I am finally going to grow strawberry spinach. I saw it a few years ago on the permaculture garden tour and I am SO psyched to finally have it in my garden.

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