January 12, 2011
Our oldest daughter lives in Utah and is already eating salad greens and fresh basil. I'm jealous that I didn't plan as well as she did.
I have my stacks of favorite seed catalogs with "dog earred", highlighted and written in. Now I'm going to make my master purchasing list. This year I am buying enough heirloom seeds for at least two years. I will be storing duplicates in the basement. I just feel safer by having them stored at home. Especially with food prices and the new Food Safety bill. This new federal bill has some interesting things in it for home gardeners. The bills main sponsor was Monsanto. That was my biggest clue that I better have heirloom seeds stored, just in case.
One of my favorite resources for heirloom seeds is Winter Sown. This is a non-profit organization that shares seeds for FREE. (You send them a SASE) http://www.wintersown.org/
They specialize in tomato seeds. You do have to take a garden quiz....don't worry though, they teach you while you take it. Then print off a form to send in. Last year I donated $5 to them and they sent me 24 or more packets of seed. What a deal!
PS~ We are still picking some salad greens, even after snows and freezes.
Posted by Kristine Farley at 5:13 PM