Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

My seeds have arrived. Some are just in time for planting and some are kind-of late but manageable. Just to be clear I have done a first batch of seeds. This is a second, last-minute batch. They are all heirloom varieties purchased from Seed Savers. I’m very excited! I’ve already opened every packet and inspected all the seeds. I suspect most gardeners do this as a result of the pure excitment of it all. However, I will admit that at times I’ve purchased seeds just to see what they looked like, with no intention of growing them. That might be slightly more than a gardening quirk.

Here’s what I purchased:

Based on the look of the seed alone, the corn are the most exciting. The other seeds basically look like what you’d expect of seeds of that type of plant. Being of heirloom varieties doesn’t have an effect on their appearance. The ‘Two Inch Strawberry’ corn seeds are so cute and red I want to pop them all right now just to see what they look like as popcorn. The idea of waiting four months to see what they become is frustrating.

Gayla Trail
Gayla is a writer, photographer, and former graphic designer with a background in the Fine Arts, cultural criticism, and ecology. She is the author, photographer, and designer of best-selling books on gardening, cooking, and preserving.

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4 thoughts on “Seeds, Seeds, Seeds

  1. really lovely selection! i get the feeling you’re getting a bit sick of green… ;)

    since growing corn relatively unsuccessfully on my balcony last year, it’s very interesting to read that the blue jade corn can be grown in containers. is this your plan, or are you going to put them directly into the ground?

  2. Yes the blue jade corn will be grown in a container. It’s not that I’m sick of green, it’s just that I’d rather try other varieties.

  3. I’m excited to hear how the tom thumb peas turn out… that’s just so neat.

    Since these are getting started somewhat late do you think you’ll be able to maintain some of them inside if the frost comes a bit too early? Or is corn better after its been frosted?

  4. So far the Tom Thumb plants have been growing very compact.

    I am a bit concerned about the corn but I think there’s going to be enough time. I can easily pull them in if the weather turns too quickly.

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