Sunday, February 26, 2012

Sowing the first set of seeds.

Thai basil to the left, and sweet basil on the right
I paid a visit to Valley View Farms in search of Thai basil seeds.  I've also started sweet basil - the pesto I made last year has been such a great thing to have. I hope to make a whole bunch more this year. It occurs to me that I could probably have basil growing all year round in the kitchen. Yes, I think I will do this.
I was so excited when I also found a package of Cherokee purple tomato seeds. Last summer I bought a variety of heirloom tomatoes from the local farmer's market and these were hands down the best tasting tomatoes. I'm not sure if they grow well in containers - but I'll just have to try. Since my wish list for this year's garden keeps growing, I have looked into getting some space in a community garden. Apparently there is a waiting list for gardens in my neighborhood so unfortunately, this may not be an option.
I also picked up some lovely smelling mint. This winter I fell in love with mint tea, so I'm hoping I can make some of my own. I'm also planning to make some mojito this summer!
So far, I've started pak choi, romaine lettuce and swiss chard. I also plan to sow beets, sweet pea (need to get more seeds) and the radish that Granny sent me sometime this week.  It is great to be working with soil again - I had forgotten how fun gardening is!

8 comments:

  1. I had so many mojitos last summer - all that mint gave me a good reason!

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    1. Absolutely! I see many mojitos in the future for me!

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  2. I'm about to sow myself. I'll try cherry tomatoes for the first time, and the rest will be flowers - yay! :)
    Ieva

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    1. Good luck with the tomatoes. It is so satisfying to grow them from seeds!

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  3. It must be spring! I'm happy you are back to blogging, it was a long winter without you :-)

    Cherokee Purple tomato plants can get pretty big. I wouldn't use less than a 5-gallon container for one plant.

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    1. Thanks! Yes, I was thinking it gets big. I'll have to use one the bigger buckets. Or, I'll just have to look harder for more space!

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  4. What did you sow in the toilet paper rolls?
    Ieva

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    1. Hi Leva. The toilet paper rolls has swiss chard, lettuce and pak choi.

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