Friday, June 01, 2007

Late Start, Early Start

I finally got my veggie/herb garden seeds from Jung that I ordered about a three weeks ago. How long does it take to put a dozen seed envelopes in a box?
Normally this wouldn't be a problem since I generally don't start planting my veggies until a week or two after Memorial Day - but this year I got a jump start (for me anyway) and had started planting two weeks ago. I had already replaced much of what I had ordered with other seeds, so...

I will be making ANOTHER veggie garden bed to house the items that I just got from Jung. I needed an additional bed anyway. I can cram a lot of veggies in a 4x16 bed, but I want to grow more squash and herbs.

The seeds I purchased:
  • Pumpkin "Early Sweet Sugar Pie" (which I already replaced with "Triple Treat"; a fabulous pumpkin that I had grown one other year and made the best pies with and what I had really wanted anyway)
  • Snow pea "Mammoth Melting Sugar"
  • Edible pod pea "Sugar Daddy" (which I have already replaced with "Sugar Snap" left over from last year)
  • Garden pea "British Wonder"
  • Filet bean "Maxibel"
  • Kale "Blue Curled Vates"
  • Broccoli "Packman Hybrid"
  • Lettuce "Baby Star" (which I already replaced with "Buttercrunch")
  • Salad greens "Jung's Gourmet Mesclun Mix" (I have grown this before and my family and the groundhog highly approved)
  • Pepper "Cherry Bomb Hybrid" and "Margaret's"
  • Spinach "Bloomsdale Long Standing" (which I discovered later I already had seeds!)
  • Carrot "Sweetness III Hybrid" (which I have already replaced with "Gold Mine" and "Nantes Scarlet"
  • Basil "Mammoth Napoletano" and sweet basil "Italian Large Leaf" (both of which I already replaced with what I had really wanted anyway "Genovese")
I also get left overs from my neighbors every year (packs of 6 when they only need 4 plants - I get 2! I love free plants!) . This year so far I have three different kinds of tomatoes, an eggplant, and two sweet peppers. The eggplant and peppers I planted in the flower garden since I had run out of space in my veggie garden and haven't finished the new bed yet. They will look nice and help fill in some space. I am thinking about starting a few more veggies in the flower garden, I have all this extra space in there, and having something growing in it should keep me from buying more plants!

Well, we'll see anyway.


Blogger OldRoses said...

Veggies in your flowerbed. You know what that means, right? A cottage garden! Traditional cottage gardens always had a mix of veggies and flowers. Pictures! We want pictures!

6/03/2007 12:48 AM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

OldRoses I like to think of my house as a cottage so that is very fitting. You know I'm good for pictures ;) I'll post some as things fill out.

6/04/2007 7:50 AM  
Blogger Blackswamp_Girl said...

I love mixing veggies and herbs in with the flower garden! Some of the eggplants are gorgeous with their purple-tinged leaves. :)

6/04/2007 8:16 PM  
Blogger Sylvana said...

Blackswamp Girl, I have eggplant in a big pot and am trying to grow black-eyed susan vine around it. So far no sprouts from the BESV seeds, though.

6/04/2007 10:18 PM  

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