Monday, December 15, 2008

What's Growing On?

A couple of weeks ago I received a package from Renee’s Garden; one of my favorite seed suppliers . I was asked to trial test the new 2009 seed varieties and a test it will truly be. Out of 12 seed packets I received only three are vegetable seeds and the remainder are ornamental flowers.

I don’t gravitate towards ornamentals. I have an extremely difficult time watering anything that isn’t going to feed me. I planted brussels sprouts amongst flax, pentstemon, and daylilies just so the non-vegs can be assured of some water. The only flowers I’ve been able to successfully grow are daisies, marigolds and coleus. I kind of have a black thumb for all others.

The torrential rain has forced me to soil block at the kitchen table. I was planning on blocking yesterday but after hours in the garden, a long walk with Wrinkles, and three hours of cooking, I shined the whole project. I’m behind my planting schedule already and I need a heating mat stat.

I’m clearing out the beds slowly. Here’s Sunday's harvest. It made a delicious salad.


Fern @ Life on the Balcony said...

I'm really impressed with how internet savvy some of the smaller seed companies are. It's a pretty smart move to get bloggers on their good side. :-)

I'll be interested to hear how you like the seeds, the baby bells especially.

Sinfonian said...

Funny, you and I are a lot alike. All the ornamentals in my garden are my aunt's doing. Thankfully she's into native or PNW friendly plants that require no watering on my part. That's good because I wouldn't do it. If I can't eat it I don't care about it. Hehe.

Great idea interplanting in with your veggies. I planted marigolds but only because they companion with something. Hehe.

JennShaggy said...

Hahahahaha I got such a good laugh from your comment.
Thank you :)

chuck b. said...

How nice to harvest tomatoes in December... I'm lucky to have them in July-Oct in San Francisco. Sigh.