New seed packets arrived !!! Yahoo!!! I love when a package comes in the mail, even if it is something I ordered. Still, I feel like it is a present. I ordered these seeds and a new seed starting book from "The Cook's Garden", the premiere seed source for European Garden Vegetables. They have a fabulous catalog and will gladly send you one free of charge. But beware, you will want to order one of everything when you see the photos in the catalog. Another reason I like this seed company, they scatter a few recipes throughout their catalog which makes you want to order even more seeds! And, as you can see in the photo above, I am trying to do a bit more research on container gardening for 2008, attempting to produce a bigger crop and more variety in those pots. I have been "surfing the web" looking for information and am finding some help by checking out different university extension services. If anyone of you know of a good source for container gardening information, please let me know. Appreciate all the help I can get!
Now, for all of you who are tuned in that are freezing in the north, February is a good month to start some seeds inside so you will be ready for planting after your last frost! Spring will be here before you know it and, even if you do not have much space like me, one nice size pot on your deck or back porch would love to be the home of a few fresh herbs that would be begging to be added to your next fantastic recipe!
But before I start planting again, here is an update of what is happening outside my door today!
Nice bowl of lettuce is coming right along!
And the bananna hot peppers are ripe for the pickin'!
New batch of pole beans are finding their poles!
And a greeting from a newly bloomed hibiscus this morning!