Thursday, January 22, 2009
The Circle is Unbroken
Today is the day the circle of gardening starts anew. I begin the age old process of starting the first seeds of this years garden. The garlic is already in and growing well, but today is the day we start the seeds for the early veges. Today we start arugula, celery, parsley, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, leek, Russian Kale, and lettuce(4 varieties) indoors.
As you can see from the picture...I am armed and dangerous.
The cool thing is that all of the seeds you see and some that aren't visible are all heritage or open pollinated varieties. Not a hybrid among them.
All of these seeds have come down from our ancestors and have been tested by Mother Nature. They may not produce the biggest results but they will produce and if I save the seed correctly I can plant them again next year and expect a good garden. Your ancestors and mine carefully saved the best seed from their gardens and these packets represent hundreds of years of careful cultivation and preservation. I get excited just thinking about the history behind each packet.
What's your favorite vegetable? Do you see it in the mix? (You can click on the picture to enlarge.)
The seed potatoes, onion starts and sweet potato starts are still on order but they should be showing up next month.