my search at meadows farms was pleasant and productive. there were so many pretty things to choose from. i came home with coleus, marigolds, cucumbers, tomatoes, zucchini, kale, peppermint, and three packets of herb seeds.
|"mr stripey" tomato|
|"bush crop" cucumber|
|"red cherry" tomato|
|"red russian" kale|
|"black beauty" zucchini|
|the upper deck|
|this area will get a lot of shade when the tree leaves fill in, hence the coleus|
|so will this. i don't recall what the green leaves are for. maybe a bulb flower?|
|our yard planting area|
|ander asked for marigolds|
|so i got some|
|the variety makes me smile. as do the pots, which we received from a freecycler and decorated with tape.|
i also put in some basil seeds and am anxiously awaiting the appearance of seedlings, which will prompt me to start the cilantro and flat italian parsley.
i finally ordered the seeds for the salad green ander has asked to grow since last summer: rampion. haven't heard of it? it's the one thing that rapunzel's mother craved while she was pregnant and the basis for the fairy tale iconic name. i only hope our experience will be as successful as paul zelinsky's. maybe i'll follow my homeschool friend's advice and wait until mother's day to plant these seeds. it would be a lovely start to my growing project with ander, who says that he will harvest the leaves in a bag and wash them off and make me a salad which i will eat with joy. i'm sure i will.