Thinking about my garden

This time of year I’m thumbing through my seed catalogs and dreaming about vegetables. My garden plot calls to me when I go feed the horses and these global warming induced days of 65 degrees in january are no help. It feels like spring around here even though my mind knows it’s the “dead of winter.”

I am totally absorbed in this wonderful book which isn’t helping either. Barbara Kingsolver who wrote another great book called The Poisonwood Bible has written a new one. It’s all about her family giving up big box store and fast food eating and choosing instead to eat what grows local in their county and/or from their own farm. Eating what is in season instead of buying stuff that has been shipped half way around the world.

Not only are her descriptions so wonderful of her personal experience in agriculture and nutrition but she is keeping it going via a website: http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com
http://www.animalvegetablemiracle.com/Recipes.html

I’ve ordered a few things to start indoors because I know “the real spring” is just around the corner…

We wish you a bountiful harvest
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange

Arkansas Little Leaf H-19 CUCUMBER, PICKLING 2g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Basil, Dark Opal HERB / NATIVE PLANT .15g seed

Black-Seeded Simpson LETTUCE .5g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Buttercrunch LETTUCE .5g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Little Marvel PEA, ENGLISH 57g seed

Golden Self-Blanching CELERY .5g seed

Roma VF TOMATO .16g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Amish Paste TOMATO .16g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Principe Borghese TOMATO, DRYING .16g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Delicious TOMATO .16g seed

Homestead 24 TOMATO .16g seed

American Flag (Broad London) LEEK 3g seed

Early Wonder Tall Top BEET 5g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Chantenay Red Core CARROT 3g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Granex – hybrid ONION, DRY BULB 1g seed

Dill, Bouquet HERB / NATIVE PLANT .75g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Chamomile, German HERB / NATIVE PLANT .35g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Oregano, Greek HERB / NATIVE PLANT .05g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Rosemary HERB / NATIVE PLANT .1g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Thyme, German Winter HERB / NATIVE PLANT .2g seed, USDA Certified Organic

Here’s a great site to find local meat & produce. Just type in your zip code!
http://www.localharvest.org

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