“Avid Gardner”

Ever notice how squirrels stash away nuts in the fall in underground emergency stockpiles? Yeah, I get that sentiment. Every spring. I morph into an avid gardner right around the first of February when snow-fatigue sets in.

Which is why my seed mail orders are arriving this week. Each delivery is like a little party to celebrate spring. A surprise party, as I can never remember exactly what I ordered weeks ago. I’m super into heirloom varieties, apparently. Tomatoes in particular – it appears I love me some tomato seeds.

I oggle over each packet then place it in the box with my other seeds. The ones I got in the mail last year. As well as the year before. Plus the year before that. I have the spirit of a farmer except farmer’s seeds actually make it into the ground. This is not a problem as far as I’m concerned. In a zombie apocalypse I got this thing covered.

Thank goodness for our local farmers who get those seeds in the ground every spring:

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  • Reply Alix H. Schacher March 11, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Hahaha! Yup. My sister and I went nuts last year with seed packets and she only used some of them (hmmm, this year, too?). Those darned tree catalogs arrived in January. I seem to have 11 fruit trees, berry bushes, strawberry and raspberry plants coming in mid-April… and still have over a foot of snow. I also seem to have ordered a lot of shiitake mushroom plugs (snowshoed around the woods asking trees if they were oak, aspen or beech). Who knew they’re supposed to grow really well in VT? On top of all that my sister wants me to build a greenhouse (12’×24′). I think I’ll have to call out sick for two weeks to get all this accomplished (the chickens will supervise and scrutinize). My DH calls me his prepper wife but I prefer “homesteader”… it keeps things on the DL. 🙂

  • Reply Shelby March 11, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I have a ridiculous number of seeds atop my freezer, and bought more last week. It’s a problem. Like how I can’t go to the co-op without buying more baby chicks…

    • Reply Margie March 12, 2015 at 4:05 am

      Last year my husband went crazy with Hydroponics and his tub of plants ended up in MY SPA BATHTUB..needless to say I moved the surviving lettuce and Chard to the large garden pots in the yard as most of his 3 tries at different seeds and plants died! I love my seed packets!

  • Reply Mary Clendenin March 11, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Love it! I’m still trying to figure out what kind of sunflower seeds to get for here in Central Oregon. We get such major temperature swings daily that most stuff never makes it…but I’m determined! 🙂

  • Reply theorganicfanatic March 12, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Every year I say I’m not buying any more seeds but every year I buy more than the last. Some people like shoes. I like seeds! LOL Only have 3 pairs of shoes.

  • Reply Nini June 17, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    Love your blog and posted your youtube video on the hazards of backyard chickens on my own blog – furfeathersntales.com …I like heirloom tomatoes too. I have six sorry-looking stick-like stems in the dirt with a leaf or two on each. If they actually yield a tomato, that would be amazing. Upper Midwest here and the tomatoes and basil look horrendous.

  • Reply heathhome November 4, 2015 at 9:03 pm

    Every October I vow to myself that I will be strong and not order more seeds from the seed catalogs, but the the end of February rolls around and my willpower is as low as my vitamin D and I can’t help myself. https://heathandhome.wordpress.com/2015/03/12/the-garden-it-will-be-glorious/

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