Friday, February 26, 2010

GROW Project

Sponsored by Renee's Garden, an independent online seed seller of heirlooms, culinary herbs, vegetables and unusual flowers, my packet for the 2010 Seed GROW Project for has arrived. All growing the same plant from seed, the garden bloggers participating in this project have committed to blog about our growing experiences with these plants throughout the season on the first Sunday of each month.We are growing the Nasturtium "Spitfire" this season. This nasturtium, a climbing variety with red flowers, is said to be very easy to grow. The information on the back of the seed packet says, "Spitfire's brilliant, scarlet-red blossoms shine out amongst trailing lily-pad shaped green foliage and their nectar is adored by hovering hummingbirds. Train them up short trellises or tripods for a cascade of bright blossoms or use the abundant, fiery-colored spurred flowers and their handsome leaves as a perfect way to disguise neglected areas, soften fences or walls or tumble from big containers. Both flowers and leaves are edible with a flavor reminiscent of watercress with a pinch of honey." Oh my, they do sound lovely.
Garden bloggers participating in the Seed Grow Project were added to Renee's Garden media list and sent the same press kit that writers, magazines and newspapers receive. The media kit included a complimentary seed packet of Double Cosmos, Rose Bon Bon, a new introduction for 2010 said to have extra fancy, florist quality blossoms. This brand new French cosmos is said to be packed with double-frilled petals in a rich, romantic shade of rose. The packet says these easy to grow, carefree plants will produce nonstop flowers on long stems for beautiful, season-long bouquets, that the summer butterflies love them and so will we. Very pretty.
For more information about the Seed GROW Project, go to
What a fun project for the garden blogger!
"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project, thanks to for the seeds."


  1. Oh what a neat project! I absolutely adore nasturtiums. When I was living in Monterey I saw them vining up trees and telephone poles. What a sight!! I look forward to reading about your experience with this variety. I hope you'll be saving some of those seeds at the end of the season too.

  2. Playing catchup with the posts from March. Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for starting early.

    Hope you're enjoying the seeds.

    Don't forget about this Sunday's post. Can't wait to see your progress.


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