With a name like Garden Babies Butterhead Lettuce, how could I not love it! Not only do I love the way it looks, but it’s tasty too. It adds a nice contrast to the mesclun lettuce we typically grow. And we love our fresh salads in the summer. We’re growing these beauties in pots on our patio. Read more
Posts tagged ‘Seed GROW Project’
There’s no better way to start the gardening season than listening to Renee Shepherd talk about seeds. She is, after-all, the face/name behind Renee’s Garden Seeds. I was fortunate that she made her way up north to our small-town nursery a couple weeks ago. She gave a very inspirational talk on using herbs for cooking, oils, vinegars and gifts. I was so inspired, I purchased her new cookbook (she has two). I can’t wait to make some of her basil vinegars. Read more
Here’s everything blooming on October 15. This will probably be my last bloom day post (with blooms) until spring. It got down to 36 degrees last night and once it freezes, the dahlias are toast. Oh, and I apologize for not knowing the names of all my dahlias.
Garden Blogger’s Bloom Day takes place on the 15th of every month and all started with May Dreams Gardens.
If you’re following my journey growing Spitfire Nasturtiums from seed, you may remember I planted the new seeds I got from Renee’s Garden about a month ago. I’m happy to report the new seedlings are Read more
My two Climbing Nasturtium Spitfire really took off in June. This is a bit of a surprise since we had horrible rainy weather the entire month. Some say it was the worst spring EVER, but what do I know, I was in Europe (ha, ha).
One of the plants grew OVER FOUR FEET since June 3. Now that’s impressive. I’m also pretty ecstatic that they’ve started blooming. And, I’m no longer sad that I only got two seedlings out of the entire package of seeds. I figure the other seeds knew about the weather here and decided “why bother.”
But, because Renee’s Garden has such AWESOME customer service, they sent me another package of seeds with a hand-written note! I love companies with great customer service and now I love Renee’s Garden.
I’m also happy to report that we have sunshine in the forecast for the next week. I’m confident these new seeds will do great things. I’ve already planted half in various parts of the garden, including the vegetable garden and around the back patio. I didn’t clip the seeds, soak them or start them indoors. I’m trying something different and planting as nature intended – isn’t that what this project is about?
Nellie (from Renee’s Garden) mentioned in her note that Renee had a couple tips, “make sure the soil is well drained and protect from slugs and snails.” Hmm. Maybe I kept them a little too wet when starting indoors? I have sandy loam in the garden (old riverbed) and get great drainage outside. Seems like the new seeds will do better.
Before I went out of town, I planted a couple nasturtium starts from a local nursery in neighboring pots. My Nasturtium Spitfire babies are the huge ones climbing up the chicken coop.
You can follow my progress using my Seed GROW Project tag for this site.
You can read all the participating blog posts here on the Seed GROW Project site. Like all the other participants, I’ll be posting my progress every first Sunday of the month.