Thursday, February 25, 2010

Free Seeds and A Weeder!

Carol at May Dreams Gardens is having a contest...six packets of seeds from Nature's Crossroads and a Cobrahead weeder thru Sunday evening. Give her a visit and leave a comment for a chance to win!

Speaking of seeds, I've been enjoying starting seeds on my new plant stand with grow lights! Up until this year I have been making due with a jury-rigged stand consisting of woefully inadequate parts and am thrilled to finally have the real deal!!!

A good friend and neighbor passed his unused stand along to me - wasn't that thoughtful? Even better, he saves seed every year from his absolutely amazing tomatoes and this year he has extras to share! I won't have to be tempted sneak over to his garden after dark this August for tomato rustling :-)

So far, I only have lettuce seeds sprouting. 'Black Seeded Simpson' and 'Merlot' are the two I decided to go with this spring. Definitely need to pick up more for the rest of the season thru fall. Does anyone have any great suggestions? I feel like I have tried every variety that claims to be slow to bolt! My veg garden gets pretty warm in the summer so that could be my problem with lettuce past the end of June.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Garden Blogger's Bloom Day - February 2010

Love in Bloom

And that's about it, around here!
p.s. Thanks to the fun and energetic Carol of May Dreams Gardens who started this monthly posting event!! I have been enjoying everyone else's posts for some time and am excited to be joining in...and I'll be even more excited when I really have some garden blooms to share =)