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.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

ordering seeds


I thought I'd be a bit more orderly about this process this year. I usually just order throughout the year as I think of seeds I forgot to buy. This year, I made a list of my favorite seeds - the ones I want to plant this year. I'm going through my saved seeds now to check off ones I already have. I'll put those varieties at the front of my rubber-banded packs of seed types. Maybe I can order most of my seeds now and save on the shipping charges. Oh, such organization!


Blogger Pam said...

Seed packets laid out neatly, held together with rubber bands. Impressive gardening AND organizational skills!
At our house, seed catalogs and Christmas stuff arrived at the same time so i put the catalogs in a safe place. Don't recall where that is now - probably still mixed up with holiday cards. Rats. ;-(

Glad to see that you're growing a winter garden in a hoop house. I love winter gardens and winter sowing. We had salad tonight - everything except 3 boiled eggs came from the garden. Sooo easy and treasured.

Happy New Year Kathy!

January 07, 2016 10:21 PM

Blogger Amy Sigmon said...

I'm jumping at the bit to start seeds! I ordered my new ones last weekend. Have you done a post on what you like best for seed starting? Small plastic containers, peat pots, soil blocks? I'm thinking about switching to a soil blocker, but I still consider myself a notice gardener. I don't know if a soil blocker will make my life crazy.

January 08, 2016 10:37 AM

Blogger kathy said...

Sure, I can do a post soon on the pots I like.

January 08, 2016 5:03 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam I hope you've found those catalogs by now. I only have about seven catalogs this year. A small stack. But most of the good ones. I have list printed out today for what I need. Wonder how well I'll stick to that ?

I checked on my hoop house and it's fine. Some sunny day I'll open it up and thin the greens and harvest us a nice salad. My husband keeps buying store lettuce. Plain heads o f green lettuce. I pull some escarole, endive, Ruby mustard, maybe radicchio, or kale. I even have collards, Chard, lots of arugula and spinage. Those make a real salad!

January 11, 2016 6:32 AM

Blogger kathy said...

And my chickens are laying a couple eggs a day now. Yippee. Finally. 4 hens, the 2 youngest are
doing the laying. I'll take it. It makes very nice boiled eggs for salad or fried rice.

January 11, 2016 6:36 AM


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