Thursday, February 11, 2010

Seeds have arrived from Seed Savers Exchange!

Today was an exciting day! 
Most of the seeds we had ordered from Seed Savers Exchange had arrived.  In anticipation, we had our seed flats ready to go for planting.  All of the tomatoes, eggplant, squash and melons have been planted in seedling trays down in the laundry room to get a good warm start.  All of the other seeds will have to wait until the ground is ready to plant outside. 
Our potato starts are due the first part of March.

We are excited about the variety of the vegetables this year and the fact that we are starting our tomatoes from seed.  Normally we have purchased starts so this is an exciting adventure.  We are hoping to plant enough starts to give our friends a few.

Along with the vegetables pictured above, we are also planting the following for harvest.

  • Spinach

  • Romaine Lettuce

  • Red Leaf Lettuce

  • Dragon Carrots

  • Chioggia Beets

  • Basil

  • Dill

  • Delicata Squash

  • Zucchini
We have transplanted raspberries into the giving garden as well, hoping for an abundant harvest. We will be companion planting, so along with the above vegetables, we will have plenty of flowers and herbs mixed in among the rows to keep the pests down.  This will also enable us to grab a bunch of flowers to hand to the Food Pantry Staff when we bring in the over flowing food baskets at harvest time :)