Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Delighted

Not that I really NEED seeds this year.  I'm not even placing an order. Shocking, I know!  But there are only a few things that I need this year and I've selected things from Seed Savers Exchange.  Lucky for me that since they are a "local" company I can get their seeds at several local stores- including the grocery store we generally shop at.
But today I was totally surprised and delighted and picked up a few seeds that I wasn't really planning on.  You see, V had some things to pick up at the local home store (Menards, if you're curious) so he picked me up after work to go along.  They have their seed displays all set up.  The usual Burpee's stuff and some other cheap, unknown origin seeds.  But imagine my delight at turning around and seeing two display racks from Seeds of Change organics.  Woot!  So, I picked up some butternut squash seeds (one of my 'new things' for the year- I'm planning to do 3 sisters plantings) and a couple of other packets (some sunflowers and some bok choy).  And I had a delightful conversation with an elderly couple selecting seeds for their garden.
All in all, a good trip for me.  It really brightened my day.  Now I just need to get some Black Aztec corn and I'm all set for the year.
So, for my Three Sisters I'm doing Black Aztec corn, Scarlet Runner beans and Butternut squash.  I've always wanted to do this but for some reason haven't.  This is the year!

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  1. Wow, Seeds of Change at Menard's?? I am flabbergasted . . . but so happy to hear that. (There may be hope for the world yet! ;o])

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    1. I'm not sure if this is a chain-wide thing or just our local store. The price signs up were definitely NOT usual Menards issue but were hand written. Maybe we've just got a radical store manager! But we can always hope.

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  2. It won't be long before it warms up!! Another month!! I can hardly wait!!...debbie

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    1. LOL! A month for you maybe, here in the frozen midwest it is still a couple of months.

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  3. I'll be interested to watch how your three sisters planting goes - those are three great plant combinations!

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    1. It should be lovely to look at. A friend of mine did a three sisters a few years ago and it was lovely.

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    1. I'll certainly get some photos to you soon.

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  5. Ah, yes...seeds. I have a date with a seed catalog myself (mostly for a cover crop)

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  6. Gotta love the Three Sisters :-) Happy planning! (Are you counting the days until sowing? I am!)

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  7. I miss Seed Savers. And Menards. And all things Iowa. :( Wishing you a wonderful growing season ahead. Mine is so short now, and with the goats free ranging, and the chickens, gardening is a bust. Fence one day, I hope.

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