Heirloom Seeds

by GettingFreedom on February 9, 2009

After an hour or so of seed shopping and gathering, this is what I came out with. 63 seed packets of every plant imagineable. Complete with Thai Angled Loofa. (I just bought that one for the fun of it, but I’m hoping it tastes great as well.) <br>
I’m just in awe. I have big plans for our garden this year. Although this means that there is a lot of work ahead of me, I know that it will all be worth it in the end.
We are trying a different gardening method this year. Instead of the typical row garden, we are looking to do a permanent gardening method (this is the exact layout we are going for), or otherwise known as wide gardening. Basically, we have shorter rows, but a wider bunch of plants. This cuts down on weeding, and walking from one end of the garden to the other to harvest.
Also in our plans, is to have edible landscaping in our front lawn. This will include all sorts of herbs as well as edible flowers. I must say that although the flowers are edible, that doesn’t mean that I will be eating them! Something about eating a petal just kind of weirds me out a bit.
This will also be the first year that we do heirloom seeds. I love that they are non-hybrids, meaning that I can save my seeds from this years crop, and be able to plant them next year. What a money saver! Buy seed packs one year, and have a producing garden forever! Lets just hope that that is how it turns out!
Now that we have bought all our seeds, I am itching to play in the dirt. We have had some great spring-like weather so we have been trying to do all of the prep work we can to get this garden in the ground.
The month of May cannot come soon enough!!
Do you have any garden plans this year? Have you ever planted heirloom seeds? Ever eaten flowers?
Please share your experiences.
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