If only we could get in the garden now. Its been cold and snowy here in Central PA -- minus 6 this past weekend -- and the dreams of warmer weather are stronger than ever for many reasons. I'm CRAVING fresh greens! And when my Fedco seed order arrived it heightened the longing for spring and digging in the dirt. Fedco's owner, CR Lawn, always puts a letter in with the orders and this time, he talked about how his company is not feeling the downturn of the economy and no one needs to worry about a seed shortage. He claims his business is actually growing and his early bird seed orders doubled this year. He's happy with business, and I'm happy with the seeds! Seeds are so rewarding to start. From a tiny speck, you get a bountiful harvest for a buck or two. Its definitely work, but well worth it. From planning what to grow, starting it, growing it under lights, hardening the seedlings off, planting them, nursing them to produce, harvesting, storing, and eventually eating -- a lot of time is consumed, but time very well spent. To me, gardening is a satisfying and therapeutic experience. But for now, in the cold winter months, I'll have to keep dreaming -- or start some seeds in the sprout machine!