Now you may be wondering what in the world is a Vintage Garden? For me it has meant going back to a time when not everything you ate was purchased from the local supermarket. Think back to even just 40 years ago when women canned or "put up" their own fruits and veggies, grew gardens from seed, and harvested and preserved all that mother nature provided for the following year. With today's economic state in disrepair I think we could all learn a few things from days gone by. It is for this reason that I decided to begin planting my vintage garden this spring. I have started a variety of lettuces such as red oak, lettuce bowl, mesclun mix and micro greens. I will also be planting spinach, arugula, and herbs. And no garden is complete without a few tomato and squash plants so I have started these from seed as well. The great thing about planting from seed is that it is so much more affordable than buying starter plants. A packet of seeds is often under a dollar as opposed to a plant that may cost three or four dollars. Also, the seeds can be used to produce many plants over a two or three year period. Gardening vintage style can not only be fun but also very rewarding and I hope you are inspired to grow one this spring as well.