Garden Update 12/24/14

I haven’t done a garden update in months simply because since the cool weather has rolled in, I haven’t been very active outside. This will be a text post because it is dumping rain outside (on this balmy rare 72* Christmas Eve) and I am preparing to head to my grandmother’s shortly.

Garden-wise: I cut down my sugar cane a few weeks ago. I’m not sure if any is useable though since I waited until after the frost to harvest. The garlic cloves that I planted has sent up shoots, so I covered them with straw. We have moved all of our planted plants indoors, creating a somewhat jungle atmosphere in the house. Everything looks good except for my olive which has dropped most of its leaves.

I received my first seed catalog for 2015 the other day and quickly placed an order before everything was sold out (one of my selections still ended up being out of stock). Everything that I ordered is all new to being grown in our garden. I can’t wait until it’s time to fill up my windowsills with little baby plants bursting out of the soil.

Here’s what I have purchased:

  • Cisineros Grande Tomatillo seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Soapwort seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Evening Scented Primrose, Tina James’ Magic flower seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Wonderberry (Sunberry) seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Cossack Pineapple Ground Cherry seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Ridged Luffa Gourd seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Rosa Bianca Eggplant seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Bloody Butcher Corn seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Burpee’s Butterbush Winter Squash Seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Early Snowball Cauliflower Seeds (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange)
  • Wasabi rhizome (Territorial Seed Company) – I’m super excited about this. I spent all of this year searching for a wasabi plant to grow but everywhere I looked was already sold out.
  • Grafted Ketchup ‘N’ Fries™ plants (Territorial Seed Company) – Days after ordering my wasabi rhizome, I received an e-mail from TSC listing some of their new plants for 2015. This plant is new to the US after having been sold last year to gardeners in the UK and I couldn’t help but to want to try it out. It’s a cherry tomato and a potato plant grafted together.

I don’t plan on purchasing many more seeds, though I would like to pick up a tomato or two. I have decided to try to sell some of my extra plants this season.

What seeds have you already ordered for the 2015 growing season?

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4 thoughts on “Garden Update 12/24/14

  1. Nice selection for sure, I’ll be looking for that wasabi now as well. So far i’ve picked up rats tail radish, purple peruvian corn, snake cukes and land sea weed from centerofthewebb.com and ginger roots and strawberry plants from Fedco.com. Cant wait to get started!!

    • Very neat! I might have to really browse through centerofthewebb.com. It looks like they have a good variety of seeds that are different and I like finding unique seeds. I’d love to hear how everything goes for you later in the growing season.

  2. I need to get my garden planned out for the new year. This will be the first year I will be using my own seed from last years plants. I already did a trail run with a bean seed and a winter squash seed. They did great. Thanks for visiting my blog. Hope you have a great new year.

    • I really need to start saving my own seed. I saved a bunch of okra seeds this past year, but I’m not sure if they will end up producing anything. Oh well – it’s worth a shot.

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