Everyone (Tiny Gardener, Country Wife, Garden now - think later!, NW Edible Life) seems to be posting about seeds and garden planning recently and it's driving me nuts. Not that I dislike reading about the different seeds and seed companies you all use, but it's making me start to twitch. I just gott'a plant SOMETHING! But I also have to wait at least three more weeks to start the 12-week seed.
Last year I couldn't curtail my seed-planting fever and ended up starting them too early. And more than half of my seedlings got too leggy and they didn't make it once planted outdoors in the garden. What a waste of eight-plus weeks. And then I ended up buying plants at the farmer's market and at the local nursery later in the season when everything was picked over or half-dead. Face-palm-slap.
I have a lot of older seeds that I really need to use up, but I'm also drooling over the Baker Creek and Highmowing Seeds online catalogs. I'm hoping to be able to start a permanent Herb Garden and get an area designated (i.e. beg Paul to scrape up another patch of ground) for my Gourd Garden.
Here's my wish list for the Herb / Tea Garden:
Basil (several types)
Cilantro / Corriander
And the Gourd Garden:
Pumpkin (Pie & Carving)
Loofa (forgot the real name)
(As I'm typing this post, I can see two of the juvenile roosters going at it in the front yard.......really gott'a do something about them pretty soon)
Then there's the summer squash, the beans, peas, cabbage, lettuce, zukes, spinach, onions, potatoes, tomatoes, peppers..........UGH!
I just gott'a plant SOMETHING!