Sunday, February 24, 2008

A Few Conclusions...

As I sit here waiting for my granola bars to come out of the oven, I am pondering what will grow in my little urban jungle this year. This is what I know for sure I want to attempt…

Edibles – I am for sure going to attempt tomatoes – I have enough of them that’s for sure! I am also going to try all the beans. From what I have read on both of those, they don’t seem to easily cross-pollinate, so I can save some seeds. (With my luck they will and next year I will have some mutant tomatoes and beans… Oh well, my own little heirlooms lol.) I will also definitely grow any and all herb seeds I come across. I have a special little place out front to grow them all… How I will mix them up in the garden is another story, but they have a spot already marked out. I love peppers, so those will go somewhere too. I have some heirloom seeds I got in a trade from a guy in Atlanta that have been grown in his family for three generations, so I feel obligated to keep those going. Plus they are some type of hot peppers, and I love hot peppers. I will probably also grow a different type in another part of the yard to keep them from crossing (I’m always trying to think of ways to keep the seeds pure – or maybe I’m just cheap and don’t want to buy seeds next year lol). I’m going to try a watermelon too; I think the moon and stars. It looks neat. I’m just not sure which type; looks like SSE has 3 different types for sale. I also have some spaghetti squash and lumina pumpkins I want to grow. I was reading about hand pollinating those to keep them from crossing. That will be fun… I wonder if I can post pictures of it on my blog or if it’s considered plant-porn? Lol… Anyway, those veggies I know for sure I am going to try.

Flowers – I am definitely growing some amaranth this year. Last year I grew the Love Lies Bleeding that I got from Baker Creek the year before. I have some seed from that plant that I harvested (funny story about this, I’ll wait till next post to tell that one lol). And I have a bunch of different types from trades that I will grow as well. I think I am going to force some on my mom so that I can harvest the seed and keep it pure (he he he). … Actually, looking at my list, I am sure I will grow all of the flowers I have listed here… Yeah, its going to be a jungle!!

Until next time…

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