Garden Planning Time



It's that time of year again, You know, the time to plan your garden and order some seeds. Maybe the warm temps this week have me motivated, but seed catalogs started arriving here at the Farmette in December.  After pouring over the catalogs I have made a conservative list.  

Here are the contestants, in no particular order....

Boston Pickling Cucumber
Tennessee Spinning Gourd
Rocky Top Lettuce Mix
Plum Granny Melon
Jarrahdale Pumpkin
Rouge Vif D'etampes Pumpkin
Vulcan Swiss Chard
Cherokee Purple Tomato
Hillbilly Tomato
Spider Plant Heirloom Flower Mix
Atomic Red Carrot
Petit Gris De Rennes Melon
Triamble Pumpkin
Turk's Cap Pumpkin
Moon and Stars Watermelon

This list comes from the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Catalog.  A great company that I have had a lot of success with.  A few seed packets will come from Annie's Heirloom Seeds.  

Anyone out there planning their gardens yet?  

Do you have a favorite seed company?  

Do tell.....inquiring minds want to know.  






Comments

  1. no garden here. never got used to texas' growing season(s). i did start up the lawnmower yesterday and mowed two small sections of yard. does that count? :)

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  2. Oh, my, can't believe Tex had to mow! Even if it was just spots. No, I have not thought much about garden...though there is seldom a day goes by that I don't wish for a fresh tomato from our own garden.

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  3. Although I want a raised garden and perhaps a gardener to tend it.. we don't have one yet. LOL! I will get my gardening fix watching you grow things. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  4. I am craving Cherokee Purple tomatoes for this year!!! Guess I'd better get an order in for some seeds. Maybe one of the yellow ones, too, even though DH doesn't really care for them.

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  5. I'm growing pumpkins tomatoes ginger herbs and others things.
    merle.........

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  6. It's not planting season here yet. But I will be looking forward to it and working in the garden with my dad.

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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  7. We're waiting for snow. Usually around March I start my daydreaming. Your choices sound delightful! I'll have to check out the catalog. Warm Blessings! Amy

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  8. haha...no, not yet. We can't put anything into the ground until mid May anyway. I'm curious about the purple tomato and the star watermelon!

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  9. Still too cold here to even think a bout it.
    Rosezeeta.

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  10. It's so cold here I can't even think about it. But....the catalogs have arrived.

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  11. My daughter is a passionate gardener. While we were in Hartford over Christmas, we visited Comstock Ferre, the oldest seed company in the country. She bought oodles of packets of heritage seeds.

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  12. Not yet....but after my trip to the grocery store yesterday, I realize that a garden is definitely something we need to consider.....

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  13. you will have a wonderful garden.

    no garden here.

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  14. Hi Michelle, Before moving into the city I had a home with a more rural setting and enjoyed a few of the "small town" advantages. : - ) One of them was looking at the seed catalogs ... yes, just about this time of year. My dreams for my garden always seemed to be greater than the results I achieved, but I always enjoyed it. Wishing you success! John

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  15. I still have spinach and cilantro growing... We are doing a family garden this year..with more help hopefully a better garden

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  16. i like the name hillbilly tomato! one of my twins, dalton, wanted a nickname when he was about 4 or so and he came up with "hillbilly d" lol...he cracks me up!

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  17. Wow! It sounds like you're going to have a delicious garden!

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  18. I wouldn't say I'm planning, but I do keep thinking we need to get some compost out there.

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  19. Wish I could have a garden here. Your list sounds wonderful. xo Laura

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  20. Nothing like having your own vegetables.
    Love those tomatoes.

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  21. I've been dreaming of a patio garden for this coming season. We are going to build a pergola and fire pit out in the yard and it goes along with that planning. But, we still have many cold snaps betwix then and now..:( If you are going to plant all on the list- you should have a fantastic harvest!

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  22. I got our Burpee catalog in the mail last week!!! It's making me crazy for spring!!!

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  23. I am impressed with that list. I don't have a veggie/fruit garden. Our yard is relatively small and the back is 99% shade. I will live vicariously seeing yours grow, so that one day if we ever move.....

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  24. Too cold yet to plan anything, but your selection looks pretty good.

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  25. Sorry, I tried this a long time ago, and I was quite good at it. Now, living in an apartment, is obviously impossible!

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  26. Looks and sounds great! I wish you good luck and it inspired me to do my little project too:)

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  27. I am Looking forward to your garden. Alas, I will have to crush on everyone else's until our drought ends.

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