Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Seed Sharing

I think we've all got seed fever just about now. I've seen pictures of shoe boxes, totes and cardboard boxes full of seeds in the recent months. We gather and collect these seeds knowing darn well we don't have places for them, but if we had them, we could entertain the notion that we could plant them....if we expanded the garden a bit, which wouldn't be such a bad idea in the long run.

Thomas from A Growing Tradition sent me these lovely bok choy seeds. This was one of the many varieties that I wanted to buy, but just couldn't justify. Now I can. Thank you, Thomas!
Way, way, way, way back last summer, my best friend (her website) sent me these seeds to try:
The Lagos spinach is supposed to tolerate really hot weather which is perfect for our GA summers. I'm thinking with this seed and the heatwave lettuce mix, I may just thwart the veggie gods this year and have an integrated salad. Yup. I said it. I just smacked Mother Nature in the face with a glove and called her flat out. I'm getting an integrated salad this year.


I've found people are so nice and generous in the gardening world. It renews your faith in humanity.

The morning comes early. Sweet gardening dreams.


  1. Agreed on two counts: folks in the gardening world are so amazing and generous... and I can't seem to help myself from buying too many seeds.

    What on earth is an integrated salad? I'll have to look that up...

    Please let us know if that spinach holds out in the heat of a Georgia summer. If so, I'll be getting some of that seed for sure. ;)

  2. Ah, Meredith. The ellusive, fully integrated salad is a salad of radishes, lettuce, cucumbers, carrots and tomatoes all from your garden at once. I should have added the link to my original post on it:

  3. I just love when new seeds come and froggies too :-) Reminds me I need to order some more...

  4. Good luck with them Ribbit! I hope they work out for you. I just started a few indoors. Mac says that they are super hardy.

  5. Agreed, gardeners sure are nice people. Lord knows I have more than my share of seeds on hand. Sheesh!

  6. Yay, seeds. I guess you're gonna need some extra soil stuffs to get those extra seeds going. I found a link on Craigslist for a private farm in Suwanee giving away composted horse manure. That's near you so I want you to rush to get some so I can live vicariously for you living farther north than me lol! Who knows...you may see me there anyway.

  7. Really, KM? Too bad I don't need any at the moment. You go fetch some directly!

    THomas, you do bok choy in the spring? I thought it was only fall. I'll have to start some, too, then.

  8. Ribbit, I am also a grateful recipient of a few of Thomas' seeds and am about to put them to work. This is such an exciting time of year! and we are a fortunate lot.

  9. oh you and your random links... So glad that now we both get to try the lagos at the same time!