Our seeds have arrived. We’re still thinking on our soil situation, so we’re on hold for now. We’re lucky enough to live less than 10 miles from the headquarters of Burpee, which I feel makes a big difference in the quality of plant we’ll get. Plants are quick adapters. The seeds that we save from this years harvest will produce plants next year that are even more readily equipped to deal with our specific weather and soil. That trait makes it ideal to save your seeds. However, when the seeds come from plants that were grown just a few miles away, I feel that they’re already going to be pretty damn hardy.
What will we be growing? A lot! Here’s the list:
Tomatoes, 2 types
Sweet bell peppers
Cilantro/coriander (did you know that cilantro grows from coriander seeds?)
Red salad onions
Little Gem lettuce
Will all of that fit into 48 square feet? Yes!
Isn’t this a bit lofty for first-time gardeners? Probably!
Does that matter? Not one bit!