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.
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.
11 Replies to “I Couldn’t Wait To Buy Seeds”
It looks like you’re ready for spring! I appreciate your enthusiasm. Your raised beds are very nice.
Thanks and thanks for coming by. It is about this time of year that I start getting itchy for spring to begin and wait eagerly to plant things.
Just say yes to veggies!
Absolutely Yes!! We will have good eats this year. 🙂
Spring isn’t going to slip by you!
Nope, it’s not. I’m chomping at the bit. Thanks for coming by. Hope you have a great weekend.
Ooh, you’re trying parsnips? So am I this year, because they’re so darn expensive to buy. I’m in the same boat as you–I already bought seeds for the year (and I’m in Minnesota, so it’s REALLY early here!). I just couldn’t wait any longer, and I’m going to start my own tomatoes and peppers so I use that as an excuse 🙂 Good luck on your plants!! Oh, and if you just keep any extra seeds in the freezer, they’ll still be viable. Last year I planted a few tomato seeds that we had had at room temperature (and really hot in the summer) in a not really airtight envelope for about three years. We had 100% germination. Seeds can keep for many years in the freezer or fridge, in an airtight bag or container.
Wow you are going to have quite a harvest. I am anxious for the warmer summer produce too. We do have some things in now as we are fairly mild here.
My mouth is watering just thinking of all that fresh veggie goodness! I hope does come sooner. 🙂 Thanks so much for sharing at Mosaic Monday! xoxo
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