It’s Started: Playing in the Dirt

melonI procrastinated a bit.  I promised myself to get seeds started for this year’s gardening last weekend, but then winter tried to rear its ugly head and north Georgia had a cold snap most of this week.  Today has been the first day I’ve been back outside without wanting to wear all the cold weather gear I own.  This past week seemed colder than most of the temps we had through December and January.

Anyway, it finally felt safe to start poking seeds into dirt. The little greenhouses came out of the basement, soil, bone and blood meal, have been mixed and it’s off to the races.

I may have gone a bit overboard with variety this year, there may have been seeds stolen from my parent’s fridge at Christmas time that doubled the original plan.  We’ll see how it goes.  If even half of these grow well I’ll be happy, and if there is an abundence of veggies, friends will benefit too.

The Pretty Things:

  • Purple Passion Flower
  • King Tut Blue Sweet Pea
  • Russian Sage
  • Chocolate Vine

The Edibles:

  • Kajari Melon
  • Black Truffle Tomatoes
  • Purple Artichoke
  • Purple Potatoes
  • Miniature White Cucumber
  • Little Marvel Peas
  • Minnesota Midget Cantaloupe
  • Blue Jade Corn
  • Red Velvet Okra
  • Early Wonder Beet
  • Cimmaron Romaine Lettuce
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Giant Noble Spinach
  • Fairy Tale Pumpkin
  • Connecticut Field Pumpkin
  • Mr. Stripey Tomatoes
  • Brandywine Red Tomatoes



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