Expansion

Seriously, I think I’m going to need the whole yard to be my garden.  I mean, I sort of intended for that to be the case some day, but not this day, or this coming year rather.  However, the more I looked at the seed catalog, the more I wanted to plant.  I literally ooo’ed and ahhhh’ed over the pictures and descriptions in the catalog.

Here’s my awesome list of heirlooms to be planted this year:

  • Golden Beets
  • Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
  • Cosmic Purple Carrots
  • Country Gentleman Corn
  • Brune D’Hiver Lettuce
  • Stuttgarter Onion
  • Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
  • Butternut-Waltham
  • Black Cherry Tomato
  • Beefsteak Tomato
  • Pilcer Vesy Yellow Tomato
  • Orange Bell Pepper
  • Basil Fine Verde
  • Cilantro
  • Dill Bouquet
  • Oregano Vulgare
  • Giant of Italy Parsley
  • Stevia

Total Cost = $40

Aren’t the names pretty!?

I definitely can recoup that, probably just in tomatoes alone!  It’s helpful that I also saved some seeds from last year that can be reused.  Apparently seeds can be saved for up to five years as long as they are stored correctly.  So all the seeds I saved from this past year should be good.  They just need to be sealed and in a cool, dry place.  Check, check, and check.  I have golden squash, rainbow chard, and globe carrots in the heirloom variety.  Leftovers as far as the regular seeds go include green beans, sugar snap peas, cucumbers, lettuce, and zucchini.

And now I’ve just concluded the only other thing I need is pickling cucumbers.  I might as well put them in with the big seed order.  De Bourbonne Cucumbers added to the list.

New Total Cost = $42

Done and done.  Garden goals continue to be met.

Are you planting a garden this spring?  Do you know what you’re planting?

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