It’s only February but according to my county extension newsletter, now is the time to start ordering seed packets. I never realized that I needed to get plants that had a maturation time period of under 75 days. I wonder if that applies to container planting, as well. Every year I attempt to plant English cucumbers, because these are so pricey at the supermarket. If hail doesn’t get them, grasshoppers will. But, I’ll try again and again. This year is marked for more tree planting. After losing countless number of trees, I’ve learned which ones thrive on the Homestead. It’s a challenge, but one I look forward to every year. It’s the best cabin fever cure there is.