As I sat on my covered deck, under an overcast, but fresh, cool day, I was fascinated by the different types of seeds. Some were barely visible, like these Greek Oregano seeds. I wasn't always sure if they even made it into the little cocoons.
Here's a dark, cycle shaped type...chives, to be exact. What I would like to know, though, is when did my hands start to look like my grandma's? (This is what happens, kids, when you spend your life ruffing around in soil, playing with chalk, paint, ink, oil pastels, and a myriad of other art materials, and handling fabric in your spare time! Don't do what I do if you want nice soft, wrinkle-free hands!)
Pepper seeds look just like what you would expect....of course.
These tiny little things are from a flower called "Love-Lies-Bleeding." Such a powerfully dramatic name for such a small seed. They were also the first seeds to sprout in the container. (you will see them below) Don't judge a book by it's cover, I always say!
I ordered garlic bulbs, and I REALLY need to get them in the ground RIGHT NOW! After receiving them in the mail, I kind of wondered if I couldn't have just used the garlic I buy in the grocery store...they look identical...anyone know the answer to this? I had to rescue these from my cat. She decided that they made a good snack, and started chewing on the package.
These are the last of the seeds that I ordered. They aren't meant to be started indoors. So, in April, after the last fear of frost, they will be sewn directly into the garden.
This is a packet of concentrated sea-weed. Apparently, sea-weed is a fabulous fertilizer for plants. This one, wonderfully named "Sea Magic" (don't you just love the mermaid!!!) This little 1oz. package gets dissolved into 1 gallon of water...this is your concentrate. Then, you use only 3tsps of the concentrate for every quart of water...watering with it only every two weeks. It should last all spring and summer. (Again, don't judge a book by it's cover...a little goes a long way, right!)
(The ones above are the "Love-Lies-Bleeding" seedlings. Beautiful, aren't they!) Time to hang up the shop lights and let them grow. In two or three weeks, they will be ready to transplant into the garden. Here's to hoping there aren't any frosts in April! (And here's to hoping my cat doesn't find the seedlings and chew on those too!)