The Blenheim Apricot broke out into full springtime mode on February 27, Sunday, late in the afternoon after it had its 3rd application of dormant spray (no copper this time, only pyrethrum). Today, after a couple days of light rain followed by some warm sunshine, the tree is busting with blossoms. Spring is in full swing with bees buzzing and twitterpated birds all over the neighborhood from owls and hawks to hummingbirds.
In honor of the arrival of spring, or at least thoughts of spring, I have some seeds to share. Hometown Seeds is providing a kitchen herb value pack worth $16.99. Dang! Herbs are some of the easiest seeds to start so these are an excellent choice for beginning gardeners. If you’re a seasoned gardener, you might be interested in these herbs as companion plants in your summer garden. And if you’re anywhere in between you might want to give it a shot and let me know what you think of the seeds. It’s always nice to learn of a good seed source. I would be interested to know what you think about Hometown Seeds. The California Poppy seeds would be great to plant behind my garden wall. 25 pounds would make a splash! If I could only be certain that the County maintenance workers would leave them alone, I would consider dumping a large amount of seeds there in the fall.
Here’s what’s in the value pack:
- Basil – Purple Ruffles
- Basil – Sweet Dani
- Cilantro – Slow Bolt
- Dill – Mammoth Long Island
- Oregano – Italian
- Parsley – Italian Flat-Leaf
- Sage – Broad Leaf
All you have to do is leave a comment. Please make sure to use a name. “Anonymous” simply doesn’t cut it; so make sure to at least click the Name/URL button on the comment page and give yourself a name. I’ll pick a winner 9pm Pacific Time, Sunday night, March 6.