Monday, March 13, 2017

Time to start the seeds (a few weeks late!)

Each February I order my seeds from Hometown Seeds and get many of them started in the greenhouse. By now I usually have tomatoes, peppers, herbs like basil, dill and chamomile, and all my summer flowers like zinnia, marigold, cosmos and blanket flower spouted and reaching towards the sun. This year, however, I'm several weeks behind schedule. Life is busy. The weather is nuts. And I haven't even driven to the local feed store to buy my potting soil.

But! It's on my list of things to do this week! And the fact of the matter is that I'll still be pulling vine ripe tomatoes out of my garden in July whether my seeds were started in February or late March. Mother Nature is funny like that.

I always get questions about my greenhouses, gardens and where I purchase seed. About five years ago I stumbled across Hometown Seeds' website and have been purchasing there ever since. (Click here and here to see more about when I first started using their seeds.) All of their seeds are GMO-free, they are strictly available on-line, and their customer service and ability to quickly answer my questions and point me towards helpful resources, makes me certain that they are a family run business. I love family run businesses and much prefer giving my money to them rather than larger operations.

Over the next weeks I plan to share more about my greenhouses and what I'm growing. ::she says as she grabs her car keys and heads out the door to buy potting soil:: I'd love to know what you are growing too!



Jo said...

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you've grown. I would love to grow my own vegetables and I have tried in the past but lack of time really seems to get in the way. Nothing tastes like homegrown!

Jessica Christensen said...

I'm growing nothing this year since we're moving in June, because I'll be finishing law school!!! But I have been looking for a good source for seeds. Next year . . . Looking forward to watching your garden grow.

Little Quiltsong said...

Your Spellbound quilt is so beautiful!!