My seed order finally arrived*! And with eight weeks left to our last frost day, it couldn't have come at a better time. Phew!
While I have a number of seeds saved from last year, I'm growing some new veggies this year -- good eats such as broccoli, brussell sprouts, leeks and parsnips, plus some more winter squashes.
I decided to change up some of the varieties, too -- Bull Nose peppers instead of, or perhaps in addition to, Jimmy Nardello's; Black Beauty zukes instead of Ronde de Nice; and Danvers 126 carrots instead of (or maybe as well as) Chantenay Red Cored. I'm also broadening last year's varieties and adding Mesclun mix to my leaf lettuce, and growing National Pickling cukes along with Longfellow.
Now I just have to convince the cats to give up their bird watching perch/scratching post, a.k.a. my plant stand.
I don't think this one is going without a fight. Look at her -- she's pulling the 'aren't I cute?' trick!
* I should point out that The Cottage Gardener, a wonderful heirloom seed company that I've written about before, shipped the order out ages ago. It was the post office that held things up.