I just Couldn’t Wait To Buy Seeds. I have been getting Seed Catalogs for a month and a half now. I was waiting for the Territorial Seeds Catalog to look at for veggies that grow well in the Pacific Northwest. I usually buy from them for Northwest varieties.
I am so excited that I now have two new raised beds for veggies that I can’t wait to plan it out. I wonder if buying the seeds early makes spring come any sooner?
It took so long for the seed catalog to come that I went online to see what they had. And I ended up buying now.
It is always a good idea to map out what you want to plant for the year, then buy seeds or plants. Do you think I did this….No. I picked out some of my old favorites. Then I looked at things I thought I wanted to try. And I bought them.
I will have to go back and figure out a grid pattern for my beds. I plan to use the Square Foot Method for my vegetables. I just know that I have too many seeds, but I can try saving some for next year if the seeds stay viable.
I just got the seed packets yesterday, and I still don’t have the catalog. Take a look at what I got. Lots of good stuff.
My old favorites are the Red Runner Beans, the Oregon Snow Peas, the Cucumbers, the Winter Squash and the Carrots.
New are all the root vegetables, like the Parsnips and Rutabagas. I have grown Beets before, but not for a long time.
Now, I can’t wait until I can actually start planting them. This won’t be for quite awhile for anything other than the peas. Those I can put out as early as next month, but I probably won’t until March.
Laid out in groups are the:
Peas, Runner Beans, and Bush Beans (I have not tried the Painted Lady Runner Bean before. It is a pretty peach color rather than the bright red. I think it will be pretty.)
Salad Stuff (Cucumbers and Mesculun Mix) I will buy Tomatoe Plants later. I love Mesculun Mix. My fall batch just died after the heavy frost we had this week and last. But until then, I had been cutting greens for salads.
Winter Squash. I have never grown these before, but I certainly love to eat them I will likely buy one Zuccini plant later.
Beets and Carrots I Love both carrots and beets.
Parsnips, Turnips and Rutabagas, which I have never tried before. I like them as a cooked root vegetable stew. And I like to make turnip pickles. Yumm.
One good sign is that the Garlic I put into the garden as soon as we had the raised beds finished the beginning of November is coming up already. You can just see the shoots beyond the onions in front. This makes me very happy.
So stay tuned. Maybe buying my seeds now Will make Spring come sooner.