Getting organized

Well, everyone else seems to have ordered their seeds and started sorting through old seed packets. Anna at Dig the Outside has some seeds sown already. Sarah at The Garden Deli is in the middle of planning. Marie at My Little Rhode Island Corner has ventured into her plant room to take stock. No wonder I began to feel a little guilty! So I resolved to get organized and take a look at what I already have. 😉

Seeds

I’ve decided to concentrate on herbs this year, since they do well in containers, and most of those seeds can be found in my local garden centre. I will try and grow some new ones from seed, but I will also buy some small herb plants in the spring; angelica, lemon verbena (lots!), parsley, chives, oregano and lemon thyme, chervil, estragon, and perhaps some lovage. Basil – perhaps some different varieties – is at the top of my list. Roll on pesto season!

Chard Seeds

Chard “Bright Lights” was a star last year, so that’s already in the seed box, as well as some tomato seed… an experiment for me as I have not grown tomatoes for some years now.

Tomato Seeds

I still have lots of runner bean seeds from last year, but am undecided – the harvest was delicious, but scant. Were they worth all the watering, etc?

I have plenty of flower seeds and some more in the post; Caesalpina pulcherrima (bought after seeing some wonderful posts on this flower by Tj at Tj’s Garden), Nigella sativa, Cornflowers (various mixes), Cleome (hope the slugs avoid them!), Ammobium alatum, a Wunderbaum Impala (Ricinus gibsonii), Cerinthe major purpurascens, and the Linaria “Canon J Went” that Sarah from The Garden Deli sent me last autumn.

Caesalpina

And after seeing a Lentil Tree – Colutea arborescens (Bladder Senna) – in a botanical garden last summer, a goal for this summer is to track down a young plant to try in my rockery….

Ahhh. It’s nice to think about warm sunny days while sitting indoors wrapped up in pullovers and sipping hot tea!

Are you getting organized too?