Doing Some Seed Shopping

I stopped by my neighborhood garden store, Cornell Farms, the other evening to pick up some seeds for the new garden season.

On my list were onions, chard, sorrel, nasturtium, eggplant, and peppers.

Ahh….a whole rack of seeds…how fun.

I got the Walla Walla onion seeds, which was my first priority, and I also found some sorrel seeds. As for the chard, they were all out except for one packet of a brand I wasn’t familiar with, so I decided to switch the chard out for bok choy.

I’ve never grown bok choy before. The packet for the bok choy I got – “baby choi” – says this variety is ideal for container gardening and they have a very short time to maturity, possibly as early as 35 days. That could be fun! I can grow them in containers on the porch, so I don’t have to worry about deer protection.

As for the Walla Walla onions….these were a definite priority, because I knew I would be starting onion seeds very soon. This packet says to start inside 10-12 weeks before your average last frost date, and “the earlier the start, the bigger the bulb.” Our average last frost date is in early April (roughly April 3-14).

Twelve weeks before April 3 is January 9 – that’s this coming Sunday! I get to start seeds next week! Hooray!

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