Friday, July 14, 2017

Garden Friday

Goodness Gracious, it's HOT out there!
This week we hit temps in the 90's
and it kept me inside most of the time.
Even though the mercury is soaring,
it feels like Christmas!
Wanna know why?

My Sow True Seed order came in the mail!
What a beautiful array of loveliness.

I'm hoping to pick up my straw bales some time this weekend
so that I can prep them for an early August sowing.
They take about 2 weeks to ready for planting.
(I plan to document the process for you to see.)
In the meantime,
look at all the goodies that will be going in.
We have beets, cauliflower, eggplant,
kale, lettuce, pumpkin, snap peas and spinach.

Aren't the seed packages gorgeous?
They are created by artists
who obviously have a passion for vegetables.
Sow True Seed is a company based in nearby Asheville, NC.
We are happy to support our local seed savers,
as we've always been extremely pleased with their offerings and customer service.

They even sent us a gift of brussels sprouts seeds
to thank us for our order.
They remain one of our favorite seed companies.
In fact, I hope someday to be able to visit their facility
and share it here on the blog.

Two favorite flowers made their way into my order.
Echinacea and Rudbeckia will be a treat for pollinators in our garden 
and give us some cut flowers for the house.
We'll place these close to our veggies,
as they will attract all the good bugs we want.
Both of these grow well in this area
and we look forward to watching the bees and butterflies savoring them.

Are you planning a mid-summer garden?