If it weren't a chilling 28 degrees outside right now, I would almost think it were Spring! The sun is shining and I got my seeds today in the mail! Woot!
Along with MANY variety of Heirloom seeds, I also got seeds and Sprout topper to try my hand at growing sprouts... We love salads around here, and I guess they are a good additive to sandwiches too... I will let you know how that turns out! Just another way of getting extra vitamins into your meals! And I got a book with a lot of recipes for homemade natural cleaners, and many other things for home and garden... Sweet!
In case any of you wanted to know, here is a list of Heirloom seeds that I got:
- Kentucky Wonder- Pole Beans
- Golden Bantam- Corn
- Boothby's Blonde- Cucumbers
- Australian Yellow Leaf- Lettuce
- Giant Noble- Spinach
- Delicata- Winter Squash
- Vegetable Spaghetti- Winter Squash
- Pruden's Purple- Tomatoes
- Zucchetta Pampicante Tromboncino- Zucchini
- Red Russian- Kale
- Wild Lupine
- Honey Rock- Melon (for my mom)
- Moon & Stars- Watermelon (for my mom)
For fun, we also got these non-heirloom seeds:
- Grey Stripe- Sunflowers
- Bird House- Gourd
- Luffa- Gourd
We are very excited about starting all of these new varieties!
This is our first year ORDERING seeds. Usually we will buy the standard seeds from an Amish greenhouse or last year I wasted my money on seeds from a farm store. It was horrible. I planted my green beans 3 times, and in the end, only about 3/4 of them came up. I have NEVER had that kind of trouble before. Grrr!
SO this year I ordered from Pinetree Seeds. My aunt has ordered there before and said she liked them. The prices are GREAT for heirloom seeds, and I got my order in a week from ordering them (I called in my order). The corn and cucumbers I ordered are on back order, but should be to be in 30 days, it says.
Well, off to stare at the box of seeds again and dream of Spring... Kidding. I wish I had time to stare at a box of seeds... I will keep you updated on on of my EXCITING (ha!) seed stories! :)