Thursday, February 28, 2008

Seed order

I'm putting together my seed order for this year. This is a hard year since we really are hoping to move this summer so I'm not sure where I will be planting this year. I figure I'll start some stuff in containers and save some stuff until we move. If the stuff I'm saving doesn't get planted until next year that'll be ok. I also want to order some for the future just in case seeds aren't so easy to get next year. I'm ordering everything from Southern Exposure this year.

Catskill brussel sprouts
Early snowball cauliflower
Blue carage corn
Pennsylvania popcorn
Rainbow swiss chard
Erlene's green cotton
Sweet Genovese basil
Sugar bon pea
Hungarian paprika
Black Beauty zuccini
Hungarian italian paste tomato
Mennonite sorghum
Mayo indian amarath

I already have:
Butternut squash
Spaghetti squash
Garlic seed
Case knife pole bean
Danvers carrots
Sweet olive tomato
Tom thumb pea
Thai hot pepper
Thai basil
Royalty purple pod bean
De Cicco brocolli
Red velvet okra
Amish paste tomato
Onion set
Kentucky Wonder Pole bean


Pattie said...

Do you want a few delicata squash and Moon and Stars watermelon seeds?

linda m said...

I'm quite impressed with your selection. Looks like you plan on having a large garden. Now you will have to get that small freezer we were talking about. We've had ours for over 10 years now and love having it. Hopefully you'll be planting your garden at your new house!

Farmgirl_dk: said...

How exciting to think in those terms: that you will plant some things where you are now and save the rest for the new place...your dream is getting ever closer, isn't it?

Christy said...

Pattie - I'd love those seeds if you have some to share. I'll have some to share too if you see anything you want.

Mom - Yep, the freezer will have to happen once we move. If we don't move this summer I won't be growing that much and our fridge/freezer combo should be fine.

Farmgirl - I sure hope the dream is getting closer, although I have to admit we were in this same spot last year at this time. We were pretty sure we were going to move last summer but we are still here. It seems pretty hopeful for moving this summer, but we shall see.

Twinville said...

Oh! You motivate me to start my garden this year. Everything you picked out sounds perfect!

Since we just moved here back in October, and most of our time on our ranch has been spent preparing for and taking care of the animals, I just figured I'd put off a garden until next Spring/Fall.

Everyone tells me that I shouldn't plant anything up here in the mountains until April, unless I do pots first, so I suppose I still do have time. It just takes organization and planning, which I'm not sure I'm ready for.

Your garden sounds so well thought out. I hope mine will be the same one day.

By the way, I discovered some flower bulbs in my pantry and planted them outside today, even though you're supposed to do it in the Fall.
Do you think the bulbs will bloom this Spring, or will they rot away, or maybe grow next Spring?

Christy said...

Twinville - I don't know about the bulbs, I've never had a lot of luck with them. My guess is they will bloom next spring since I think they need the cold first to bloom. They shouldn't rot. The only bulbs I've ever really had luck with is crocuses. I'm jealous of those that have crocuses blooming already, mine haven't even started coming up yet.