I finished ordering all my seeds for this season last night. Altogether I purchased…
Well, a gardener never tells!
However, it appears that to date I haven’t purchased as many seeds as I did last year.
But there is still snow on the ground and plenty of time to buy more seeds. When, or I suppose if, I decide I need more seeds, I think I’ll buy them at one of the local garden centers.
I do need to make a list of all the seeds I have and carry it with it at all times. Then when, or if, I’m suddenly overcome with the urge to buy more sweet pea seeds, for example, I can check my list and see that I’ve purchased four, oops, five varieties of sweet peas already.
Which reminds me! Dog gone it. I didn’t order any cantaloupe seeds. Last season I had a great harvest from two cantaloupe plants that I bought on impulse to fill in one last spot in the garden. Since I generally think it is pointless to buy a plant for something you can easily start from seed, I decided to buy some seeds for cantaloupe this year.
Oh wait, check that. I did buy cantaloupe seeds. I purchased ‘Hearts of Gold’ from Nature’s Crossroads. They describe it as, “this classic Midwest melon ruled the markets of the 1930’s. Fruit has a small seed cavity with aromatic juicy sweet flesh. Fruit normally weights 2 – 3 lbs with two or three per vine.”
They had me at “ruled the markets of the 1930’s”. It immediately conjured up images of my Dad and uncles growing up on a southwestern Indiana farm, where surely the kitchen garden had several hills of melons.
They also noted on the package that it contains at least 25 seeds with a 90% germination rate which means that I have more melon seeds than I need for my garden. I wonder if I have a sister or two who would like a few seeds to grow some old fashioned melons in their gardens?
I really do need to make up that seed list so that I know what I have for this season.
Reminder… don’t forget to leave a comment on yesterday’s post to enter the drawing to win six packets of seeds from Botanical Interests and the book, Homegrown Vegetables, Fruits, and Herbs by Jim Wilson. You have until Friday, February 12, 2010 at 9 pm EST to enter! Hurry! See yesterday’s post for all the details.