Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Buying Seeds



Today's picture shows some young men buying seeds for their garden. I usually order seeds from the colorful catalogs that come in late winter. I will admit that I get overheated and buy way too many different varieties of seeds. The catalogs really give you the gardening fever.

8 comments:

  1. Our garden is usually tomatoes, onions, peppers, and string beans. String beans usually do well...the rest - not so much. Last year I planted two sets of onions and three days later every one of them (about 100 or so) had disappeared. I guess rabbits like tender onions.

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  2. So, PJM, how does your garden grow???
    You use to give us some real nice updates. But you haven't given your LOYAL readers any domestic updates in a long, long time

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  3. My biggest garden pest is my beagle mix. First it was just a few green tomatoes - they do look like little green balls after all. When I saw her running across the back yard throwing s full-sized, ready to harvest egg plant in the air, having the time of her life, I knew it was time for a fence.

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  4. This is the way I used to buy seeds as a kid, from the local hardware store.
    I agree with you PJM, the catalogs are waaay too overheating.

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  5. Same here. Our hardware store was an old converted grain and feed store in the center of town. I used to buy seeds there from a big wooden display like in this picture. I remember the creeky wide pine floors and unused loft where in the old days a rope and pully system lowered large sacks from the upper story of the building down to horse driven carts below. The building is still there and still houses a hardware store along with a Quick Copy. I've got no idea how that hardware store stays in business with the Home Depot, Wal Mart, etc.

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  6. Oh the memorry of it all!

    I rember selling seeds door to door when a child.

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  7. There is something nice about looking and handling the seed packs ..... and when you sow them the joy (or not) of watching them grow. Many hours of pleasure.

    Nice picture - thanks

    All the best Jan

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  8. I think those garden catalogues hire professional models.

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