Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Discovering Tigger melons and Long beans

So here I am, typing my first post for my first blog. Gardening seemed the logical place to start blogging because I've long desired to keep a garden journal and this seems to be the best way for me to accomplish that goal.

I few years ago I came across a catalogue for heirloom seeds. I bought a pack each of four different tomato seeds; Cherokee Purple, Snow White Cherry, Old German, and Pink Brandywine. That year I successfully started from seed and planted four tomato plants (they all lived!), and the next year I expanded to fifteen! Plus squash, cucumbers, tigger melons, and Chinese long beans. My garden was overflowing and I had tomatoes everywhere.

Starting vegetables from seed has been addictive. I want to try at least one of every heirloom or exotic variety I find, and I can't seem to keep up with all the available choices.

This is a journal of my gardening adventures, successful or otherwise, for anyone like me who likes to watch things grow.