It started with the seed catalog from West Coast Seeds.
This was my first foray into starting vegetables from seed, so I decided to order a wide variety and see what works. The seed catalogue not only describes the huge variety of seeds they have available to order, but also provides a wealth of useful growing information.
The other day my seeds arrived in the mail...sooooo exciting! I know I went overboard but I really want to experiment and find out what will grow and what won't, so here is the list...
- Three Sisters Mix-Pole Beans, corn and squash (how could I refuse a combination called "three sisters"?)
- Bush Beans-Tricolour blend
- Beets -Merlin
- Cucumbers - Sultan and Homemade Pickles
- Lettuce - Red Sails
- Pumpkins - Small Sugar and Neon
- Spinach - Space
- Broccoli - Nutri Bud
- Tomatoes - Glacier
- Cabbage - Derby Day
- Kohlrabi - Kongo
- Cauliflower - Multi-colour Blend
- Carrots - Rainbow Blend and Nantes
- Rainbow Chard
- Zucchini - Gold Rush and Black Beauty
- Lettuce Blend
I've also been combing through our library's gardening books...my favourites so far have been:
- Lasagne Gardening by Patricia Lanza
- The Self-Sufficient Garden by John Seymour
- Guide to Growing your Own Food - Mother Earth News- Wiser Living Series
Rob highly recommended this book by Eliot Coleman...
which I will be adding to my library request list! I read one of his other books last year, about a four season harvest. I'll have to get that one out again too!
Here is a little clip I found recently from Chelsea Green from the guru himself...
And if you liked that one...here is a longer keynote he gave at a conference...enjoy!