Happy New Year! It’s the last day of 2009, and I’m still back in Olympia, WA visiting my family. My New Year’s Eve is going to be rather boring. But I’ve been having fun poring over all the seed catalogs that have arrived here this month (I’m afraid my mailbox back in DC will be bursting with them when I return next week). The descriptions of all the vegetable seeds are really quite seductive – lascivious descriptions of succulent tomatoes, delectable carrots, and mouth-watering strawberries. It’s hard to resist when everything sounds so delicious.
So I’m going to have to try hard to restrain myself from planting too many varieties again this year. I’ve been playing around with my Excel-based map of my garden plot, and so far I’ve come up with this rough draft:
Bear in mind that my plot is only 14 feet by 14 feet or so. I should probably cut out a couple of things, but it’s hard to choose. To paraphrase Woody Allen, the stomach wants what the stomach wants.