Saturday, January 24, 2009

Seeds...

Here's a list of seeds I've purchased for this year's garden:

Italian Heirloom Constoluto Genovese Tomato
Pearly Pink Cherry Tomato
Green Zebra Tomato
Cherokee Purple Heirloom Tomato
Basil (Italian Napoleatano Bolloso)
Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach
Emerald Green Okra
Detroit Dark Red Beets
Mesclun Salad Mix (Sweet)
Looseleaf Lettuce Mix
Scarlet Nantes Carrots
Petite 'n Sweet Carrots
Sugar Snap Peas

And I have a good supply of saved seed from my Purple Hull Cowpeas.

In addition, I am really hoping that some of my tomatoes from last year will send up some volunteers. I'll try to do better at saving seed this year.

Urban Garden Hoe reminded me of The Three Sisters, a Native American companion planting method, that I've been meaning to try. I'll have to get the proper seeds to do this as well.

3 comments:

HermitJim said...

Sounds like a good plan to me!

Carolyn G said...

Where do you get your seeds? I am a new gardener and am trying to learn some tricks and pic up some tips.

One Acre Homestead said...

Hi, Carolyn! This year I've been buying most of my seeds on Ebay! I like supporting small business and I love to find seeds that were saved from an individual's garden. For me, gardening is such a personal act, nurturing and growing seeds from the earth to feed my family...I love to have seeds that I know were nurtured before arriving here on the OAH, instead of seeds from a corporate farm.

Last year, I ordered mainly from the Seed Saver's Exchange. You can google them...they are a great organization with goals I can support. They also have heirloom varieties, which I prefer. Keep in touch and let me know how your garden grows!! ;-)

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