Friday, January 14, 2011

The Garden Gate: Spring Seeds

Mr. Snowcrow
I love being able to go to the garden with snow on the ground and gathering greens right out of
natures refrigerator. That is what we got to do this week.
The Rosemary Love's The Cold Weather It Smells So Good
The Collard's Were So Fresh and Tender

It is hard to think about spring planting when there is snow on the ground and the temperature is in the 20's, but that is just what we are doing. I have already ordered some of my seeds and will be ordering the rest this week. I will be planting my heirloom tomato seed next week. So get ready it is time to get started. Remember to record your seed names and seed company and the date you planted, in your Garden Journal. If you have never had a Garden Journal you might want to try one as it makes record keeping so much easier
Link:The Garden Journal

I have a few seed companies that I order from year after year. They are as follows:

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds       Sustainable Seed Co.      Victory Seeds       Renees Garden

Thanks for stopping by today and let me know how you are getting ready for your Spring Garden. Lets get going all you gardeners out there!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen
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22 comments:

  1. I'm excited to garden with you this year! I loved this post and am inspired to create something with my rosemary tomorrow... maybe a rosemary bread of some sort.
    xoxo

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  2. Hello Mr. Scarecrow!!! I am always amazed at how just the very conversation of gardening inspires us. I think perhaps since we are all each God's little gardens and that life is a constant planting, weeding and harvest. AHHH the excitement of the garden.

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  3. That's the first harbinger of spring...seed catalogs...Have a lovely day and I bet those collards cooked up well.

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  4. I love your beautiful rosemary! It is one of my very favourite herbs. I'm looking forward to see the progress of your garden! Have a lovely day!

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  5. I have never thought of having a garden journal, but I really like that idea. I love looking through my seed catalogs and making decisions. I don't have much space, but I do the best I can, and was very happy with everything my little garden produced last summer. I didn't try a winter garden though, but I think I will aim for that next time around.

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  6. I'm following you now too. I'd like to put your full plate Thursday badge on my site but I have no clue how to do it (new to blogging, ya know). I am technologically challenged to the 10th degree. Any suggestions?

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  7. I am following u too....and thanks a lot for dropping by....and ur rosemary is looking lovely...here in Kerala (southern tip of India), we get only dried rosemary :(

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  8. How lucky to be able to leave the rosemary in the garden mine is residing in the garage until spring.

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  9. I have to get myself in gear and get my garden ready. The problem with Arizona is that it has a really short spring season. It's freezing and then it's boiling.

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  10. Miz Helen - what variety do you recommend for tomatoes? I want some that grow heartily and produce lots. I live in Vermont. Any suggestions? I'll use them primarily for canning to make tomato sauce.

    Thanks!
    Dr. Laura

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  11. Hi Dr. Laura,
    I love Beef Steak for slicing and the taste is wonderful. For canning I like Rutgers, it has a good firm fruit that will hold up well and it taste really good.Both of these come in heirloom seed. I like to plant some colored heirlooms just for fun and they are great slicers, but I don't like them for canning. Thanks for stopping by!
    Happy Gardening...

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  12. oh, how i wish I had my own garden. would bring me so much joy.
    You're so lucky Miz Helen.

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend,
    Roxana

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  13. Good reminder to record your seed name, I usually forget that. The garden is a ways off for me, just thinking about it is nice though.

    -Brenda

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  14. We've got no snow, just non-stop rain. I'm beginning to remember that the daffodils are coming and it will one day be light when I wake up. It is about this time of year that I have dreams that I am digging, literally digging with a shovel. Okay, so what does that mean?

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  15. I would love to see your fresh collard greens on Photo Tuesday @ http://goodbyecityhellosuburbs.blogspot.com!

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  16. I'm not much of a gardener. We had our first small garden last spring/summer. Hoping to plant a larger garden this year, but haven't really put much thought into it yet!

    Any suggestions for a beginner??

    Under the Big Oak Tree

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  17. Hi Allison,
    Hi Allison,
    Read the post on the Garden Journal, it will help you plan your garden to get the maximum production out of your space. Take your soil to your local garden store or extension agent and have it tested to make sure that you have the right nutrients. Then plant your favorite things and hope for rain and sunshine. Let me know how it comes along. I will be watching for your progress report.

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  18. Thanks for linking to photo thursday- I'll see you thursday for full plate!

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  19. Oh my, your greens looks good. I'm so looking forward to reading about your garden this year. We have some of the same seed company sources. I've never tried Renee's though. I'll have to look that one up!

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  20. Thanks so much! Off to check out the Garden Journal post!

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  21. Oh you are reminding me of how much I am procrastinating! Still need to build out our garden.

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Miz Helen