Well gang, it’s March which means it’s time to get on the seed situation. I’ve gone as far as to move some plants around and hook up the *super fancy* electric warming mat. My lemongrass LOVES it, making me feel a little guilty about replacing it with a tray of seeds. I have to admit that I really haven’t spent much time looking through seed catalogues. I looked through the Richters catalogue but only got as far as deciding that this year I would suck up the $15 price tag and buy that wasabi plant I talked myself out last year.
I did manage to pick up some seed packets a few weeks ago although I admit that a lot of thought and planning didn’t go into the selection. I chose Dark Opal Basil because it’s one of my faves, calendula officinalis because I like to grow it along the edges of my community plot, and Cupani sweet pea because Colette, the owner of Urban Harvest (from whom I procurred the seeds) sold me on them. Apparently they’re the sweetest smelling of the sweet peas. Plus they’re a really pretty multi-toned burgundy and purple.
Well, I needn’t worry about being behind on my seed situation. There are two big gardening events happening in Toronto this month, Canada Blooms and Seedy Saturday. And if experience has taught me anything I should have more seeds than I know what to do with by the time they’re over.
A recent purchase I did plan was a key lime tree. Actually, I really wanted a Meyer lemon tree but have been unable to locate a Canadian retailer. In the meantime someone from the forums graciously hooked me up with a lovely key lime tree — complete with an abundance of smellerific flowers and teeny tiny limes. Lime blossoms are really fantastic! Sometimes the smell is so strong I can catch a whiff of it way over at my desk. It’s been a nice respite from the deep blahs of late winter.