Shopping for veggies

I think I may be done vegetable shopping.  It seems impossible—I feel like I’ve hardly ordered anything!

But, as I posted a few days ago, I ordered potatoes and sweet potatoes, and on the same day I also ordered my beloved Jade Bush Beans (I had to go through a third company, of course, because the places I ordered the potatoes and sweet potatoes from didn’t have Jade beans).

Then, yesterday, I ordered three different kinds of asparagus: Purple Passion, Mary Washington, and Jersey Giant.  I’m really excited to try those—I hope they do well for us!  I also took the plunge and ordered Purple Top White Globe Turnips (quite the catchy name)—I’ve never grown turnips before, either, so between the asparagus, sweet potatoes, and turnips, it’s shaping up to be a pretty exciting summer (I know, I know, I’m easily entertained). ;)

Then I’ve got the possibility of both the beets AND the pickling cucumbers for the U of M seed trials—if I only get one of those, I may have to do some last-minute ordering, because by now I’m sort of set on having both.

So I think, at this point, all I have left is carrots—I know I’ll buy tomato plants once they’re available in the local greenhouses, so I won’t be ordering them online.  And I would have ordered carrots from the same place I got the asparagus and turnips, but they didn’t have the color mixture I had last year (yellow, orange, white, red, and purple, all in one packet).  So once I track those down again, I think my seed and plant ordering for this summer will be done.

Now, the question is, WILL IT ALL FIT??  :)

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And, a small aside. . . this has nothing to do with gardening, but I just have to share—Trevor had a birthday last week, and my sister gave him a set of Lord of the Rings pez dispensers.

LOTR pez

Is my family strange and wonderful or what?  :)

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One Response to Shopping for veggies

  1. Melinda says:

    Good luck with the asparagus- ours took 4 years to fully establish and begin producing! If you have some secret master plan to get your patch(es) going, I’d love to hear them. BTW, we mulch, stir in compost and lyme (slightly acidic, clayey soil to start with), and let plenty of stalks go to seed but would still like to see our crowns go wild.

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