Seed catalogs have been trickling in through the mail for the past few weeks. Now it's time to read. And plan. Nothing beats planning for the upcoming year in the garden, particularly when it's cold and nasty outside.
I'm currently picking through Southern Exposure, Seeds of Change, Johnny's, and Edible Landscaping. These aren't the only sources out there, but they are all good. The first two primarily sell seeds. Johnny's sells seeds and equipment, and Edible sells plants of various sizes.
I've been selecting heirlooms for the past few years and saving seeds from each harvest. This has allowed me to build up a significant collection of various seeds that do well in hot and humid coastal Virginia. They've become my go-to seeds. Mostly tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, lettuces, radishes, carrots. But my eyes are always open for new crops to experiment with.
I'm considering buying a second pomegranate tree from Edible because the other one is doing so well in my yard. I'm also looking at their offering of cascade hops (for home brewing). Hops are perennials and grow quite tall.
What is everybody planning in 2011 for their gardens and yards?