Congratulations to Leslie of Growing a Garden in Davis who is the lucky winner of six packets of seed from Botanical Interests! For those who didn't win, "get thee over to Garden Rant", where they are hosting another great seed giveaway, this time for all fourteen seeds in Botanical Interests' Botanic Garden Series. Thanks to all who entered. Now, go buy some seeds! … [Read more...] about Congratulations To Our Seed Winner!
Greetings to all members of the Society for the Preservation and Propagation of Old-Time Gardening Wisdom, Lore, and Superstition (SPPOTGWLS or “the Society”)Following are the minutes of our last meeting in which there was a rousing debate amongst those members who regularly sow seeds and those members who generally do not sow seeds.I, your self-proclaimed President of the SPPOTGWLS, did my best to keep order and prevent an outright melee from breaking out between the two groups, which I will … [Read more...] about The Society Meets Again To Discuss Seeds
This old gardener learned some new seed tricks this spring!(Yes, I can call myself “this old gardener” since I was inducted officially into SGAFO – Society of Gardeners Age Fifty and Over – earlier this winter. And I’ve got the official pin and a certificate to prove I’m a member. )My new seed trick is to grow onions from seed. Now some gardeners are going to say, “Is that all? I’ve been growing onions from seeds since the get-go.”But it's new to me. That's what's fun about gardening. What's new … [Read more...] about New Seed Tricks And A Seed Giveaway
Don’t you just love it when you think you got a good deal?I thought it was a good deal to get two hyacinth blooms out of one bulb. In fact, several of my hyacinth bulbs had more than one bloom this year, the first year any have had multiple blooms, that I can remember.I also think I got a good deal when I bought my seed racks fifteen or so years ago for about $30 each. These seed racks are basic plastic shelves, with each shelf holding one and a half flats. I hung the light fixtures with some … [Read more...] about Seed Racks Don’t Have To Cost A Fortune
Early responses to the Garden Bloggers Seed Survey indicate that darn near every gardener sows a few seeds. In fact, just one respondent out of 21 so far doesn’t sow seeds. The reason given is because they buy the seeds and then forget about them, so they buy plants.Yes, I agree, plants are bigger and easier to see than packets of seeds and aren’t usually tossed in a drawer and forgotten. But I know some gardeners who buy plants, set them behind some shrubs or off to one side, and then promptly … [Read more...] about Managing More than 50 Seed Packets
What would you call the love of buying and sowing seeds?I would call it sporosphilia, using the Greek word “sporos” for seed and “philia” for love. Conversely, I would call the fear of seeds, sporosphobia. (which should not to be confused with kipourikosphobia, the fear of gardening.)I love sowing seeds, so I guess that makes me part of that subclass of gardeners that could be referred to as sporosphiliacs.To date, I have purchased 69 packets of seeds. That’s one more packet than last year when … [Read more...] about Seed Buying Secrets