Are you planning your summer garden yet? We attempted a garden last year and it was a huge FAIL. However, we’re persistent and we’ll try again this year. I’ve been receiving my garden porn (ie: seed catalogs) in the mail. I drool over them. The photography is gorgeous, the veggies and flowers are all beautiful and I want nothing more than for winter to be over so I can play in the dirt. Hopefully, this year, we’ll actually see some product from all our hard work.
As I’ve been thinking about and researching my garden I decided I wanted to try to grow only heirloom and non-genetically modified seeds and definitely no seeds by Monsanto. If you are not familiar with the Monsanto name I recommend a Google search. If you care at all about your food supply you might want to learn about the Monsanto company. In my quest I’ve come across some wonderful companies. I received these catalogs in the mail last month.
As I continued to search I came across HomeTown Seeds. Hometown Seeds caters to the small home gardener and offers a wonderful variety of seeds. I contacted them and they gladly sent me a variety of seeds for my review.
One of the most interesting things on their site is their Survival Seeds. If you’re a beginner like me or just not sure of what to plant the survival seeds offer a great variety.
They also provide this GMO statement:
There is a wide variety of vegetables, perennials, annuals, herbs, and wild flowers. I want to purchase more of their wildflower mix and plant at the very back of my property for added color.
In my packet I received:
~Wildlife Flower Mix
~Shasta Daisy Alaska
~Four O’Clocks Marvel of Peru
~Casaba Melon Golden Beauty
~Carrots Purple Haze Hybrid
~Tomato Yellow Pear
~Lettuce Gourmet Mix
~Cilantro Slow Bolt
Each packet has the germination, planting depth, spacing and any special instructions so even a newbie like me can figure it out. I can’t wait to get the seeds started. I’ll be sure to give you an update on my success or failure.
Are you familiar with Hometown Seeds? If not, I would recommend stopping by their site and browsing.
What are you planning this year? Do you have any tips you’d like to share?