Tuesday, January 25, 2011

seed time!!

It's that time of year!  Time to start thinking of SPRING!!  I cant wait!  They say we are going to have one of the snowiest February's ever - Worst than last year!  How can that be!
So its time to pull out the many many seed catalogues that have been filling our mailbox and start making the list of what all we are buying.
(I would rather pick out seeds than work on my taxes anyways!!)
The list always includes the following:
3-4 types of lettuce
3-4 types of zinnias
(we already have the asparagus patch, strawberry patch and the raspberries)
We usually get several types of sweet corn (my favorite!)
Indian corn
and the biggest portion of our order is PUMPKINS!  We love our pumpkins.  In the past we have bought 40 + varieties of pumpkins and gourds.  I hope there are some new varieties for us to try this year.  The majority of what we plant are Heirloom.
I have always been the gardener in the family.  A master gardener in the past.  It wasn't until we started pumpkins that my husband got into gardening.  They are like his babies.  He walks me through the patch in the evenings showing me his favorites. He points out how they grow. Like a proud papa!
Oh, I cant wait for those summer evenings!


  1. We have really got into Vegetable gardening in recent years and my husband being of Italian heritage has always grown pumpkins. Of course, we don't live on a farm, just a small backyard with lots of flowers and lots of TLC! Ugh on the snowy February news!~Hugs, Patti

  2. Linda, isn't it awesome how the simplest, sweetest moments can be the most amazing!!!