How does your garden grow?

21 Feb

I cannot eff-ing wait until the weather is a just a little bit warmer so that I can get out into the garden!  Since Nate and I got married last August, the veggie garden didn’t get the love and attention that it deserved.  This year, I’m going to make it a personal mission to make up for that.  I’ve been pouring over seed catalogs and websites at every spare moment, trying to find the perfect variations to grow.  There are so many beautiful and delicious sounding options, it’s hard to choose what we should plant in our limited gardening space!

Screen capture of pinterest board with vegetables

This year, I’m hoping to try out a few new things.  I want to focus more on autumn and winter vegetables, specifically types that will store well.  If you know anything about the best storing potatoes, squash, etc., let me know!

The only problem with buying seeds is that every seed package comes with 30+ seeds, which is way more than I, as an average amateur gardener, can make use of in one growing season.  Usually we save our leftover seeds for the next year, but by the time it’s time to plant again they have a much lower propagation rate.  So I was thinking, why not swap leftover seeds and extra seedlings?  I would love to be able to get a greater variety of seeds without having to pay for them and I doubt I’m the only one.  I’m proposing starting a seed share, where we swap seeds, seedlings and gardening tall tales.  We could even share some homegrown grub and a few adult beverages, if we feel so inclined!

2 Responses to “How does your garden grow?”

  1. Tom February 25, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    An alternative is improving your seed storage. Most seeds like to be dry and cool. You can use a tightly sealed container with a desiccant stored in the fridge. That should improve viability from season to season.

    • castironmaiden February 27, 2012 at 9:25 am #

      I’m pretty awful at seed storage, so there’s a lot of room for improvement. Last summer I accidentally left some seeds outside and it rained. Whoops!

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