The first seed catalogue of the year showed up today. Always an exciting time for me. I spend way too much time reading through the books trying to decide what I want to plant and which variety of everything. A little of everything is pretty much what I decide on. Always more than I will ever find the time to plant and take care of. Well I have a new strategy this year. I will plant only five kinds of vegetables in my garden. I’m not counting my perennial garden, orchard, flower garden or herb garden by the way. Although I will likely start small with those as well. With only five kinds of plants in the garden, I will be more able to focus on learning about the five and not get overwhelmed. I won’t have a lot of time for gardening really this year anyway. There will be tons of work on the new lot and all. I also won’t have much cleared land in the spring when I will need to plant. But limiting myself to only five is a tough choice to make. I decided to go with storage quality, ease of growing, least attention needed, what I grow fairly well now, and I let the man pick one. I will be growing kale, winter squash/pumpkins/gourds (I had to sneak extra in somehow), cabbage, beans, and corn. I will likely change my mind, but for now this is my simple list. Hopefully this will prove to be a strategy and I can add a few each year. Maybe even be an expert at a few!