Some of the seeds for spring/summer were started today while other seeds were ordered last night.
Lettuce: A couple of varieties will be started indoors. When they are transplanted, I’ll sow additional lettuce in place. Those seeds have been ordered.
Brune d’Hiver, Baker Creek
Iceberg, Baker Creek (I thought Iceberg might have a better chance if I start in indoors first.
Tomatoes: Last year the tomatoes were started on March 1. My planting of fall crops was delayed because the tomatoes were still producing. My hope is that this early start will translate into a better start for fall crops.
Tomato Cour di Bue, Baker Creek
Beefsteak, Baker Creek
Carrots: I have some carrots seeds left over from the last planting and wanting to add a different variety.
Red Cored Chatenay, Terrior Seeds
Corn: 2011 is the Year of Corn in Maybelline’s Garden. 2010 was the Year of the Tomato. I hope to have a successful year and stock my freezers with sweet, yellow corn along with enjoying cobs during the summer.
Golden Bantam, Terrior Seeds
Lettuce: A few varieties look like they may work in the salad bed until I plant squash and sweet potatoes (pondering this one).
Merlot, Terrior Seeds
St. Anne’s, Terrior Seeds
Tom Thumb, Terrior Seeds
Pumpkins: I’ve grown Cinderella in the past and liked the shape and color; but I never ate any of them. This year I’m trying a blue skinned pumkin.
Jarrahdale, Terrior Seeds
Since this is the Year of Corn here at Maybelline’s Garden in Bakersfield, California (Oildale specifically), I would like to offer a homegrown remedy to rid your garden of varmints. Below I have embedded a little ditty from our hometown fellas, Korn. Take a laptop out to wherever varmints are a nuisance and turn the volume up as loud as the law allows. This should rid you of those pests.
See. We have more than Buck and Merle. I enjoy all of them. You are welcome.
Special celebrity note: Granny has helped Jonathan Davis, the lead singer of Korn, a few times with his purchases of strollers and other baby items. Imagine, Jonathan is a daddy (3 times!). Granny can connect with Jonathan since he is a Highland High Scotsman and played the bagpipes. Granny is very hip that way.