Monday, April 18, 2011

My Seeds Have Arrived!

All my seeds are here, and I am ready to garden. I get excited every year when my seeds arrive. Today I picked up the rest of the supplies I need to get my seeds started. Most years I have started seeds in the ground like my corn, squash, and beans, and purchased my tomato plants and pepper plants. This year, my grandma, who is an amazing gardener, has encouraged me to start my own. So I decided that I would give it a go- if I am able to start them myself, I will save quite a bit more money.

In addition to starting my own tomato and peppers this year, I am very excited to try a few new varieties of seeds this year- I am very excited about the mini Hubbard seeds I bought. I used to grow Hubbard squash back when I had a huge garden, but haven't been able to squeeze one into my raised beds- this new mini variety is supposed to be for smaller gardens- so we'll see. I am also excited about the Flamingo Swiss Chard seeds I bought, I love Neon & Bright Lights Swiss Chard, and I think Flamingo will be very pretty in the garden. I am also trying out a white cucumber.

Today is a beautiful day, and the sun is shining, so I'm off to continue getting the garden beds ready.


  1. Visiting from the Barn Hop!
    Isn't it so fun to get out in the dirt and play?!
    It is always exciting to try new seeds and plants, too! Hope yours are a success!
    Spring Blessings!

  2. Yes, I love it, I am always so excited about my garden- hope your garden is also a success. Thanks for your comment Lady Farmer.

  3. The day my seeds arrive is just about as exciting as Christmas to me. We have one of those greenhouse lights to start our plants. I have quite a crop of tomatoes growing, at least 40 of 5 different varieties! Last year I planted 20 tomato plants and that was plenty. Guess the neighbors won't have to buy them this year!

  4. Visiting from the Barn Hop here too! :) I love getting seeds too! Have fun, and hope you have a very "fruitful" garden this year.

    It always amazes me how far ahead we are than what I'm "used" to. I grew up in MI and it was still snowing there yesterday. Here in GA, we've already planted our tomato, melon and pepper "babies" outside. It hit me as I was putting away all my grow light and equipment that some people are just getting started. It's all so exciting! :)

    Love your blog!


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