Thursday, April 16, 2009

Seeds, seeds and more seeds.

I feel like a little kid every time I see the first signs of life sprouting from a little dried up seed. Because the seeds are so economical I get a little enthusiastic, okay out of control, grabbing up one packet after another quite forgetting I have a tiny Chicago lot for a garden.

Last year I grew well over 100 plants on my dining room table. I can only imagine what people thought seeing the glow of fluorescent lighting coming from my dining room window in the early morning hours until late at night. This year I have set them up in the basement like a civilized person. They aren’t doing quite as well down there. I think it may be they don’t need as much water in the basement, regardless of the dehumidifier I have running year round.

I’ve just begun planting seeds directly outside. Right now I am planting beets (Gourmet Blend and Detroit Red) and onions (Italian Red of Florence Scallions) from Botanical Interests. I’m also trying the French Breakfast Radishes…and I must admit I’m growing these just because they are so darn pretty! Let’s hope they taste good too. I’m a little late planting the onions and radishes…next year I will have to get moving sooner. Reminds me of the quote “A garden is never so good as it will be next year." by Thomas Cooper. Ain’t it the truth.


Tish said...

Interesting plants you have going. I wish I lived closer (or you closer to me) so I can take part in your harvest. LOL

PrairieGarden-Liane said...

I would love to share!
Time to move :-)