happiness held is the seed

today i took the plunge and bought my seeds.
this year i've decided to grow everything that i can from seeds—and judging by my orders, it appears that i have decided to grow everything that i can.

today i am especially excited because i am supporting some excellent agriculture endeavors—seed savers, territorial seed company ronniger potato farm and sandhill preservation society. all organic, all off-the-beaten-path , many of the varieties i bought are heirloom and heritage—i'm helping keep biodiversity alive in my own backyard!

sandhill was my last stop and i wish they'd been my first. ridiculously cheap. and an excellent resource for affordable sweet potato slips in a wide variety.

we can get into varieties later, but this year i am aspiring to grow: sweet peppers, tomatoes, celery, celeriac, summer squash, winter squash, muskmelons, watermelons, hot peppers, cabbage, radishes, carrots, french filet beans, sweet potatoes, potatoes, cucumbers, eggplant, cauliflower, broccoli, tomatillos, corn, borage and cumin. not that peas, lettuce, spinach, kale, beets and mustards weren't on the list too, but i decided i could purchase plenty of options locally.

this spring i'll have nearly as high of expectations of myself as last year, and i will admit that last year did not turn out so well. so this year it will be a real test of my renewed vigor to get this shit planted, grown and moved into the ground.

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