So many seeds. Here are the plants we are attempting to grow this year. Ambitious, no?
Whoops. I lied about the “exclusively heirloom” thing. I couldn’t pass up the made-for-containers corn. So we have all heirlooms and one hybrid.
Most of our seeds are from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, which is located in southern Missouri. Check them out here.
And here is the set up- just waiting for seeds!
Growing up, we always had a garden. Everyone in my family had a garden. We inherited our green thumbs from my grandpa. His garden was renowned throughout the neighborhood and some of my fondest memories are of helping him tend to the tomatoes and eggplants and peppers on warm summer days.
I too have cultivated various vegetables and herbs in my own garden. When I bought a house in 2010, one of the first things we did was mark out where the garden would go. Now, three years later, the garden has grown to multiple raised beds including a flower garden that I’d like to think my grandma would be proud of (grandpa did the veggies, grandma tended to the roses and other flowers). We’ve even added a small flock of laying hens to my little urban farm.
This year, we are taking things a step further. The 2014 garden will be stocked with plants grown exclusively from heirloom seeds. I’ve never had much luck starting anything other than squash or corn from seed, but hopefully that will all change this year. I plan to document this little adventure here. The seeds have arrived and I have acquired seed starting trays and grow lights. Here goes nothing!