We are deep in the throes of winter here in St.Louis. My head is packed with ideas and plans for the coming year's gardening. I'm anxious to be able to eat some home grown food, but for right now we're relegated to finishing off the canned and preserved food from last year's harvest. My goal is to put my Eliot Coleman books to good use and establish a more coherent, year-round growing schedule. That's just one of many things lined up for the coming months. At the moment, I'm getting the early seeds planted in trays and packaging seeds saved from last year. It's still relatively quiet around the ol' Burbstead, but that will change as the days keep getting longer.