This is a journal of my vegetable gardens. Skippy was my first dog and he thought the garden was his, even though I did all the work. Now Suzie and Charley follow in his footsteps. We're located near Boston (USDA zone 6A). I have a community plot, a backyard vegetable garden, fruit trees, berry bushes, chickens, and bees. I use sustainable organic methods and do my best to grow all of my family's vegetables myself.

Friday, December 31, 2010

organizing last year's seeds

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I got out my seed basket, spread out all the seeds, stacked them by the type of vegetable, and then wrapped the little stacks with rubber bands. The basket is all organized and ready to go now.

My first seed order arrived yesterday and I added these to the basket. I'll be setting up my lights and starting up a few seeds soon.

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Blogger Kay said...

I love the basket! So cute. I re-purposed a picture box, the kind with a lid and a little slot for a label in the front.

December 31, 2010 1:58 PM

Blogger Liz said...

I'm so excited to see my favorite gardening bloggers getting ready for the next growing season!

I didn't grow much last year (mostly tomatoes and herbs) but I've got big plans for this year! I had a date with the Seed Savers Exchange catalog last night :)

December 31, 2010 2:05 PM

Anonymous Lynn in ND said...

You've provided the inspiration I needed to start by deciding what I want to harvest/plant and then learn what I have BEFORE I place seed orders! Thank you! I've been planning a lot of new things and reviewing some old successes & failures. Can hardly wait to spread it all out this weekend and put together my orders... and there are always orderS, never just an ordeR ; )

December 31, 2010 7:14 PM

Anonymous McArtor said...

Happy New Year! Thanks for your inspiring blog.

January 01, 2011 12:32 AM

Blogger Madame C said...

Oh, how lovely! I'm in the middle of doing the same!
Have a great new gardening year 2011!

January 01, 2011 4:38 AM

Blogger TYRA said...

Hi Kathy - I just want to wish you a happy, green and wonderful 2011.

Your seed-collection looks promising and they make my fingers itch :-)

XX Tyra

January 01, 2011 8:19 AM

Blogger Kristi said...

Hi, new follower. I love your site. I'm so glad to see the garden planning post. I really need to get mine started in the "new" house. I missed a year. A year with no garden was sad. Thanks!

Kristi @
Veggie Converter

January 01, 2011 11:08 AM

Blogger Sande said...

Organizing seeds from previous years is on my to-do list for this evening. Then on to possibly ordering more. Your system for it looks easy.

January 01, 2011 6:14 PM

Blogger Niki Jabbour said...

You're making me feel bad - my own seed packs are stuffed into 3 shoeboxes and I really need to organize them.. thanks for the inspiration! :)

I love your blog - great info and beautiful photographs..


January 02, 2011 3:16 PM


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