(Last year’s sunflower forest)
January can be a really tough month here in Oregon. It’s dark, cold, and rains nearly every day. Thank goodness for a cozy home, a woodstove, my knitting, and seed catalogs. Tonight I pored over my (huge) box of seeds (I keep them in my dark, cool pantry, in an underbed storage container), determined what I’d be needing for 2012, and then oogled two of my favorite seed catalogs: High Mowing Seeds and Territorial Seed Company.
I just placed my High Mowing order, and here’s what I got:
- Bull’s Blood Beets
- Three types of carrots: Napoli, Scarlet Nantes, and Danvers 126
- Palco Spinach
- Cherokee Purple and Indigo Rose tomatoes (can’t wait to try Indigo Rose!)
- and Caribe and Santo Cilantro
With our 20′ x 50′ greenhouse, gardening season is really right around the corner. In fact, I should probably get out there tomorrow and plant some greens and peas!