Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Seeds have arrived!

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This means that Spring is just around the corner, right? Right.

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Please, please say it is so!

I can’t bear much more of these dark, wintry days knowing that these seeds lie in wait.

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Just look at these beauties…

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Oh, and the prairie flowers that will light my summer afternoons!

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I can almost taste these tomatoes.

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And have you ever seen the likes of these?

I can hardly wait to give them a try!

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There will be peppers, pumpkins, and ground cherries, too.

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And flowers, in abundance. Because what is summer without flowers?

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Now, all we have to do is install all those raised beds I have planned. I guess it’s a good thing that I have a few weeks left before the last estimated frost!

3 comments:

inadvertent farmer said...

Raised beds are certainly a great way to go...you seeds look lovely all laid out like that! Kim

Will and Mary Frances Stanford said...

Hey Melissa! Your beautiful seeds have gotten me so excited! I've been wanting to plant for awhile, and am trying to start the process of deciding what will grow well down here in the deep South. Any suggestions? We love all veggies, and I adore wild flower!

- Mary Frances

melissa sews said...

Mary Frances, I am so glad you are considering a garden! They are so much fun. Prairie flowers do well in most soils here in South Alabama - mine is predominantly clay. My grandfather (who has gardened here his whole life) said that corn, purple hull peas (aka cow peas), and turnips also grow well in this soil.

I plant my other vegetables in raised beds. We get the super mushroom compost blend at The Froggy Bottom just outside of Montgomery for the soil in our beds. I've been successful with squash (all kinds), eggplant, okra, cucumbers, onions, carrots, tomatoes, arugala, lettuce, swiss chard, Kentucky Wonder green beans, Little Marvel green peas,and radishes.

I now get my seeds from the Seed Savers Exchange online. They have a section devoted to prairie flowers that made my heart leap! And every vegetable you can imagine. We're trying many new varieties this year, I'll let you know how that goes.

You should definitely give it a go! Get a good gardening book - I recommend the Gardener's A-Z guide to Growing Organic Food to get you started.

Gods' Peace,
Melissa