Saturday, April 3, 2010

Seed Grow Project - April 2010

With an average last frost date of May 5th in the northern USDA hardiness Zone 8a in which I garden, it is still a few weeks too early to safely direct sow the Spitfire Climbing Nasturtium seeds chosen for this year's Seed Grow Project in my garden. So I wait.But meanwhile, as a participant of the Seed Grow Project, not only have I received my complimentary packet of Spitfire nasturtium seeds from Renee's Gardens, I also received Renee's Gardens complete media kit.
The media kit included a form for ordering up to eighteen more complimentary packets of Renee's Gardens seeds to try out in our gardens. It didn't take me long to discover that once I started reviewing the write-ups for Renee's exquisite sounding vegetable, herb and flower seeds, it was almost difficult to limit my selection to only eighteen. In less than two week's time, my mailbox was stuffed full with all but one of the complimentary seed packets that I had ordered. I was disappointed that without any explanation, packet #5929, the "French Gold" filet pole beans that I had ordered was omitted from my order. I was so looking forward to trying this bean out in my garden because their write-up made that particular bean sound so good. The French Gold bean was described as being hard-to-find, yellow pole beans, true "haricot verts", classically slim, round 7 to 9 inch pods with a delicate, sweet flavor and a crispy snap that would be heavy bearing and especially choice eating. I guess when Renee says they're "hard-to-find" in her description, it really does mean they are hard to find. Oh well.Even though the strong possibility of a hard frost prevents me from direct sowing the Spitfire nasturtiums for the Seed Grow Project this early in our gardening season, I can report that it's not too early to plant some of those cool-crop vegetables - like Renee's Lacinato Italian Heirloom Kale.
"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project. Thanks to Renee's Garden for the seeds."


  1. Yeah, still too cold (potentially) for me here but I've got some of my cooler crops going out tomorrow!

  2. It will be fun watching your progress. :-)

  3. Wow! You have your work cut out for you with all those veggie seeds. Have fun :)


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