We raise three things on this farm: produce, really big horses, and geeks. Geeks and greens, that’s our motto.
Sunday saw all of us in a seed buying frenzy. The sister had her fully annotated list of the current seed inventory, cross-indexed and certified. She and the neighbor had set up and filled all the pods in preparation for sprouting while the brother-in-law and I were luxuriating in ECCC10. (See the previous post.) We were ready. (I’m not sure the Country Store, our local feed and seed, was, though.)
Approaching the seed aisles, I decided to detour into puppy supply land. The dog would have been disappointed without certain pig accoutrements to temper his mope over not being invited to go to the store. That, and I needed to stand back while the sister and the neighbor went to work on the seed inventory. So, how many varieties of pumpkins this year? Atlantic Giant or Big Max? Pak Choi is always necessary. Do we need just the 4 varieties of green beans or do we want to plant a few more? Will the small garden accommodate a full set of Walla Walla Sweet onions? Can you have too many winter
squash? And what about beets?
Then we discovered that with 20 seed packets, you get free cultivation tools. Oooo, farming heaven!
We ran home and planted everything. (Okay, almost everything. Some plants must be sown directly into the soil. They don’t transplant well.)