It is such a beautiful Spring day in the Ozarks so I decided to get some yard work done. What hard work! Of course it doesn't help that I have some kind of a "head-thing" going on & can't breathe & have heat flashes. A friend who has helped Mike & I in the past with our yard is suppose to come & take care of the yard for me but I'm not very good at waiting. If he can take care of the yard then I can devote my time to the garden. I'm having it tilled on Saturday & then I'll put some early things in.
My sisters & I are going to Mansfield to a seed place where they have all the old seed varieties. I planted some of the heritage tomatoes last year & they not only were delicious, they produced until really late. I think I could live all summer on tomatoes, onions, arugula & basil. Those are my mainstays but I'm going to try Brussels sprouts, several varieties of peppers, green beans, snow peas & of course, my herbs.
I tried to grow Brussels sprouts last year for the first time & didn't have much luck but I had a great crop of tiny green worms. I ordered Jerry Baker's natural gardening book off PBS last weekend so hopefully, Jerry can help. I had that same problem with broccoli & always felt like I was eating worms when I tried to eat it. I would love to be a totally green gardener but I can't control the bugs without help. If anyone has any advice, please let me know.
Growing peppers saves me so much money. I cut them up & freeze them & they last me all winter. I didn't grow chili peppers & needed some for a pot of soup. Judy picked a small can up for me & they were 99 cents. That's crazy when they're so easy to grow.
Hope every one's Wednesday is as beautiful as it is here in the Ozarks. Peace!