Well, I am pleased to see the seed catalogs coming in, I am very looking forward to 2017 garden season, I have my grow lights up an on for microgreens for salads to go with my sprouts..
But I made my list and then I checked it twice.. then I looked at my pantry, I looked at my cellar and I looked at the food prices and then news.. the loonie is to go as low as 65 cents to the us dollar, I looked at the fact that in Ontario, those growing food are leaving the province due to the high cost of power, I looked at the reports on the rising food costs
Then my commercial catalog for my soft fruits came in and I read it and took a deep breath, after over 60 years of business, they are stopping growing Ontario different soft fruiting canes, strawberries and so forth, they are going to import from the states at 3x the price per plants, plus a paperwork fee.
and then I went back to my list, and I sighed and took off many “play” and fun try this and that items and I pared that list down hard. I have a number of produce that I had seed back from or held over and I am adding in growing upland dry rice.
But overall, I am taking back to the basics, the heavy produces, the proven, and the old faithful.
What is your plans in regards to your garden in the coming year?