I won the giveaway for heirloom seeds, which I blogged about earlier this month! I received the seed stash today, and can I just say WOW! Look at this haul:
Now just because I don't think that you can really appreciate from that image just how many packets there are, here they are.
There's pumpkin and eggplant and flowers...
...various kinds of peppers and some peas...
...okra, corn and tomato...
...all kinds of lettuce, including one called "Drunken Woman"...
...and tons of beans.
Is that an awesome haul, or what? I can't wait to try my hand at growing some of these puppies come fall/spring. Maybe I can try some beans this summer.
Thanks again to Tina of the Victory Garden!
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Since I live in South Florida, I have a particular interest in which plants are well-suited to this special sub-tropic environment. Here is a list of the top 10 annuals for Florida, as outlined by Sunset's Florida Top 10 Garden Guide.
- Calendula, Pot Marigold (Calendula officinalis)
- Coleus (Solenostemon scutellarioides)
- Impatiens (Impatiens walleriana)
- Marigold (Tagetes)
- Moss Rose, Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora)
- Pansy (Viola)
- Pentas (Pentas lanceolata)
- Snapdragon (Antirrhinum majus)
- Torenia, Wishbone Flower (Torenia fournieri)
- Verbena (Verbena)
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Go to The Victory Gardener for your chance to win a bunch of heirloom seeds. Enter for your chance to win a variety of at least 20 different types of seeds from My Victory Garden etsy shop. Lettuce, beans, tomatoes, flowers-- all sorts of heirloom seeds. The giveaway runs through May 16th.