Archive for February, 2012

Say Hi To The Buds For Me!

February 24, 2012


Buds, buds buds buds…. i’ll miss you. Headed out to Colorado to find some real snow. I’m not ready for spring yet!

Spoiling Myself With Seeds

February 8, 2012

FALLS VILLAGE, Connecticut: Drooling over plant catalogs for the last three months has come to an end (actually I’ll probably still keep looking…) with the click of a button, my seed order for the spring is complete. It’s sort of like planning out grocery shopping for the entire summer, except the “grocery store” is my yard. And $38.25 (just add toil, sunshine, water and dirt) will provide me with pounds and pounds and pounds of food. And since I choose to go with the heirloom variety of crops, I will also be provided with seeds for next year’s pounds and pounds and pounds of food too. And the year after that, for as long as I care to collect them. It’s pretty amazing.

Here is some excellent advice on seeds I just stumbled upon from an old school mate of mine, Maura Grace:

http://www.folkfibers.com/blogs/news/5415342-storing-seeds

I recently learned she is also agriculturally/botanically inclined and it’s nice to know I’m in good company. Save those seeds, and save them well.