There's still two feet of snow along the road, just a half foot out back (was bare ground yesterday). More snow coming overnight here outside of Boston. I don't really care because I know in a month or so I'll be starting to plant, some starters inside, some seeds (lettuce)directly sowed in to Mother Earth.
Last year was the first time I've gardened in decades. I had poor result with the corn (not that it's good for us diabetics anyhow), mixed results with the tomatoes (blossom end rot) but because I planted over 75 plants I had plenty (some tomato sauce still in the freezer) and then some.
I tried growing the corn the three sisters (corn - squash - beans) method but the ants got the corn, but the squash & beans went into overdrive, I even had a squash growing out of my compost bin. Summer squash, spaghetti squash - devine.
Well what should a type II grow?
What are you Type Is, fellow type IIs growing this year?
Afraid? Try a small container, maybe a tomato, maybe some strawberries.
Great idea Trudy about growing herbs, maybe as important to diabetics as veggies?
I think basil and parsley are good for diabetics (not sure), the other three too? Will def have a small sections for herbs this year as well as tucking them where I can around the yard.
Spring - two weeks away!
I grew Hart's Special Lettuce Mix last year, like Deborah's Swiss Chard you can just cut the leaves off as you need them and the plant continues to grow for later harvesting. Start several plants a few weeks apart and you'll have greens all season long, especially if doing the same with other plants like chard, spinach.