Friday, March 15, 2013

Mini Heirloom Veggies

Yippy skip! My seeds arrived.

Yikes. This might be a sign of old age:

For years, I've been a perennial purist. If it's growing in my yard it had dang well better be a flower. Practical produce is a job for Farmer John.

Until recently. This spring, I have a burning desire to live off the land. Grow pure and wholesome heirloom veggies! My own personal Garden of Eden, if you will. (Who knows? Come harvest, I might be dancing around out there, naked.)

What's most ridiculous about this is that I don't even like vegetables. Well, that's not completely true. I love potatoes. I'm evolving into a potato! I'm growing rounder and plumper every year.

So, here's my plan: I shall grow them in containers on the deck and bestow this bounty on all my friends.

If they taste like crap I've got that covered, too. I have mean neighbor who deserves a bushel basket of this stuff...


Lots of veggies grow well at high altitudes. Start them indoors 6 weeks prior to planting for best results.

Seeds of Change contributes $$ to advance the cause of sustainable organic agriculture worldwide. I think that's pretty cool...

6 comments:

Melospiza said...

My gardening prejudice is annual flowers. What a waste of time and money! I always think - they only grow for one summer! And they're so fussy, with their "need to be watered all the time" demands. By pure coincidence, my garden has long stretches when it has no flowers at all.

Diana said...

Hey there, Kate! I've been mia but occasionally get to see you're enjoying life. You are gonna love your vegetables! We steamed broccoli last night that was picked 20 minutes prior and they were sweet as anything. Grill zucchini, corn, carrots and eggplant this summer, and make your own spaghetti sauce. Now what sounds better than that?

Diana said...

Hey there, Kate! I've been mia but occasionally get to see you're enjoying life. You are gonna love your vegetables! We steamed broccoli last night that was picked 20 minutes prior and they were sweet as anything. Grill zucchini, corn, carrots and eggplant this summer, and make your own spaghetti sauce. Now what sounds better than that?

Diana said...

Hey there, Kate! I've been mia but occasionally get to see you're enjoying life. You are gonna love your vegetables! We steamed broccoli last night that was picked 20 minutes prior and they were sweet as anything. Grill zucchini, corn, carrots and eggplant this summer, and make your own spaghetti sauce. Now what sounds better than that?

Diana said...

Hey there, Kate! I've been mia but occasionally get to see you're enjoying life. You are gonna love your vegetables! We steamed broccoli last night that was picked 20 minutes prior and they were sweet as anything. Grill zucchini, corn, carrots and eggplant this summer, and make your own spaghetti sauce. Now what sounds better than that?

Marguerite said...

Seeds of Change does sound cool. As agriculture and farming becomes more commercialized and focused on GM foods and pesticides I think more people will become more interested in producing their own food. Plus there's nothing like picking food out of your own garden.