Thursday, September 9, 2010

seeds seeds everywhere there's seeds

This is what  my kitchen  project room table looks like today. Good thing we don't need to use  it to actually eat on. Heck, if we wanted to do that we would have to go and buy chairs. What is shown here in the picture is only a small portion of the seeds I have drying. I have them on every flat surface I can find in the room, including the floor. One reminder I will give is, when drying label the paper  you have them on so you remember what they are. I have a bad habit of not doing that, and many seeds look a lot alike.  Once they are dried properly, I package them up, slap a label on them with what they are and the year packed and they get stored away until  I need them.

 Rather than go into all the boring details on how to save seed, I will instead point to the website that I have  found the most helpful over the years. It is a very informative site and does a good job of explaining all the ins and outs of seed saving. Vegetable seed saving  handbook
One of  my favorite books on seed saving is  Seed To Seed. There is actually another book that  I prefer but the name is escaping my poor little brain at this moment. If I remember it, I will add it to  the post later on.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

fall planting

Yesterday, I thought I finished planting all the fall crops with the exception of the GH. This morning, I went out to find that the small black dog used one of the newly planted beds as his dust bath/bed last night. In a little while, I will have to go and fix his mess and reseed  it. So much for trying to get it all done yesterday so that I could dedicate today to doing school  work.

Any who, here are some of the photos of the fall beds and what is in them. While I say I am done planting, I will likely keep on planting in  some of the small beds as they get cleared of summer crops. 
carrots,greens, lettuce, radishes, parsley, cilantro
peas, spinach and greens (under the okra)
green onions, spinach and assorted lettuce
broccoli, cabbage, onions and assorted greens
turnips, that  I now need to reseed ..thanks  to small black dog