I ordered seeds!!
I haven't grown veggies since I was kid, when I had the helping hands of my grandparents. I hope some of the information remains archived in the brain, or is innate in human nature, but I have the feeling I'll be relying on this community and the interwebs at large for assistance. A lot : ) So anyway, I really wanted to try and make some good choices in the kinds of seeds I planted and cultivated (ie, heirloom, fair trade, hardiness, etc). I went to www.localharvest.org, and ordered the following types of plants: - Thelma Sander's Sweet Potato Squash [a hardy heirloom that should be similar to the acorn variety] -Snap Beans [drought and heat resistant] -summer Spinach [ heat resistant] -Cherokee Purple Tomato [for my boyfriend. Supposedly, they are super tasty and resistant to tomato diseases] -Zinnias [the seeds were really cheap, and I figured they'd thrive and make me feel successful even if everything else shrivels.] My plan is to start the seeds under the flourescent light on my office desk, and transplant to pots when they've developed to seedlings. Any tips on these varieties, starting plants from seeds, etc would be awesome! Hopefully I will be able to post good progress as the season continues.