Monday, April 19, 2010

Branching out with new seed sources

The growing season is short in my Wisconsin climate zone. I don't dare put in tomato or pepper plants until late May, usually Memorial Day. At the end of the growing season, when die-hard locavore gardeners are canning their salsa and preserving their heirloom seeds, I'm starting a new school year. I've used that timeline as an excuse to plant only mass-produced garden center seedlings for years. This year, I'm branching out.

Thanks to gifts from Hometown Seeds and City Slipper (@CitySlipper on Twitter, blogging at Small Kitchen Garden), I'm starting a few heirloom varieties from scratch.

Read the whole post at Green Spot-On!

Labels: ,

Digg! Stumble It! add to kirtsy


Blogger Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I was laughing listening to Garden Talk on Friday--they were advising a man who wanted to grow melons to find seeds that grew the FASTEST!

4/20/2010 10:51 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home


Search & Win

About 1 in 5 child deaths is due to injury. CDC Vital Signs


Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 2.5 License.

Copyright, 2003-2008 by OkayByMe. All rights reserved. No part of this blog may be reproduced in any form or by any electronic or mechanical means, including information storage and retrieval without written permission from Daisy, the publisher, except by a reviewer who may quote brief passages in a review. In other words, stealing is bad, and if you take what doesn't belong to you, it's YOUR karma and my lawyers you might deal with.