Friday, April 19, 2013

Seed catalogues make me drool

In an effort to ignore all the snow I've seen in the last two weeks, I've planted seeds.  132 of them, to be exact.  One seed for each pod of an egg carton.  Mostly marigolds, but also several tomatoes, and a few ground cherries. 

I've also planned my garden plots, ordered (more) seeds, and started thinking about gathering all the recipes for all the canning I'll be doing this summer. 

Next week, I'll be building a trellis for peas, and sowing carrots.  Loads of carrots.


  1. It's hard not to order everything in the catalog! I end up purchasing multiple types of tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, carrots and beets, but by the time they are in the garden I can't keep track of which variety is which. Although I'm not sure it really matters because for me, it's all about the process and not about the variety.

    What will do you with all of your carrots?

  2. We eat a lot of carrots. Figure 2-4 lbs a week for the three of us. What we don't eat, I'm going to store for the winter. Our garage stays very cool in the winter, and I picked good "keeping" varieties. We'll see how it goes.