Our gloriously lovely weather on Saturday prompted me to finally get my tail in gear and start some of my seeds. Most of the stuff I want to grow will be just fine direct planted- beans, zuchinni, and WATERMELON! YAY!- but I did start a number of herbs, flowers, and one very special variety of tomatoes- AU ’76s. These are a very special variety because not only did my father help to created it when he was a lowly PhD student in- you guessed it- ’76, but also because last year he saved it from the absolute brink of extinction. I’ll be posting more about these amazing tomatoes in a later post, but hopefully they are on their way to growth as we speak!
The other thing I planted was flowers. We’re living in a rental house that has a perfectly serviceable but unlovely yard, and since I don’t know how long we’ll be linving here I don’t want to go out and spend a fortune on bulbs and shrubs that will take years to look good. Instead I am going to plant some of my favorites from seed. If they look good this year then I’ll count myself lucky and I’m only out a few bucks!
Here’s what I started from seed on February 19th:
Flowers (apparently I like very TALL flowers!):
- Peach Passion Sunflower
- Tomatoes- AU ’76