Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Seeds!

Our seeds arrived today! How exciting it was to open up the box just filled with potential. Then we spread them out....and I wondered.....

"Did I go a little overboard in my ordering?"

It looks like a lot but they weren't that expensive and as I was reading the catolog visions of fresh, yummy and organic veggies, soothing teas made from medicinal herbs, having my own savory herbs to season my cooking and lots and lots of pretty flowers to decorate with filled my head and it was hard to say "no". Actually I did say "no" to myself many times but I still ended up with a bunch of seeds!

  I am still dreaming of all those things and am excited to get some of my seeds started soon inside. We have found it saves a lot of money to start our own plants so that is what we do.We have our dirt ready and so maybe we will get them in sometime this week.

 In case you are curious, here is what we ordered to plant this year. The ones with an * we have never tried before.

  • 3 types of Carrots (in a rainbow of colors)

  • Beets*

  • Zucchini

  • Spinach

  • Curly Cress*

  • 2 types of Radishes

  • 3 types of Cucumbers

  • Green Beans

  • 3 types of Corn

  • 2 types of Peas

  • Kohlrabi

  • Cabbage

  • Pepper

  • 2 types of tomatoes (and actually I have leftover seeds for other types)

  • Watermelon

  • Muskmelon (Both the melons are northern varieties)

  • Cutting Celery

  • 3 types of Lettuce
Herbs:

  • Lemon Balm

  • Basil

  • Dill

  • Catnip

  • Cilantro

  • Parsley

  • Calendula*
Flowers:

  • Ageratum*

  • Larkspur

  • Dianthus

  • Delphinium

  • Columbine

  • Camellia*

  • Forget-me-not
Gardening really works for me! With it you can get the best tasting and nutritious veggies and just working in it is lots of fun. It also is a good way to help you save money on your food bill.

What are you planting? Have you already gotten started? I would love to hear about your garden plans!

12 comments:

Miranda said...

That really doesn't seem like too many. It looks like a nice variety. You will love all the herbs! And if you store leftover seeds in a dry cool spot, you can use them next year.

The Tripletts said...

Where do you order your seeds from Abbi? I've tried some from local stores and they don't grow very well. Maybe it's just the way I plant them or something. Any advice?

Carrie said...

Yum! I love kohlrabi. I'm hoping to put in a small garden this year.

Jenny said...

Awesome :D

Nola said...

I have to get with it and do my seeds too...I'm really behind. Its been something I keep procastinating. Not sure why!

Dusty said...

We're still determining what we'll plant this year, but I know for sure there will be strawberries, tomatoes, and potatoes.

Jackie said...

I am ready to start thinking about our garden, too. How exciting to get all of those seeds in the mail.

glor said...

Wow, your garden will be wonderful! I can just think of all the fresh veggies ... mmmmmm. Can't wait to see pics of the progress and its growth.

martha said...

I ordered a lot of seeds this year too. It is so exciting to start gardens. :)

Abbi said...

Renee,
I got my seeds from Fedco. Here is the link: http://www.fedcoseeds.com/ They will only take orders for another couple of days however. (They aren't open year round.) As far as seeds, I have had the most trouble with geminating if I don't follow the soil temperature quidelines very well. I am still learning as far as having everything growing well. I recommend "The Joy of Gardening" it is a neat book with tons of good advice.

Greg and Donna said...

I hope your harvest is bountiful. There is nothing like picking fresh vegies, walking in the door and preparing them for dinner. Thank you Lord for Gardens!

Becky R said...

I have yet to have success with seeds. I will buy plants again this year. Last year I spent $44 on plants at a school fundraiser and had enough tomato, eggplant, and pepper plants for four different gardens (I way overbought.) This year I want to add more tomotoes, beans, spinach, lettuce, cantaloupe, and corn.

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