The Seeds Have Been Ordered!

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Plenty of porch space for pots!

Plenty of porch space for pots!

The seeds have been ordered!! 

I'm so excited. I even ordered all the pots and grow bags. Sometimes my level of organization is astounding, until I forget it was our turn to bring snack to preschool. That always knocks me down a peg.

I spent a lot of time deciding what to plant. I used my cooking as inspiration, and picked out some great new things from the book Harvest I reviewed a few weeks ago. Unfortunately I haven't gotten through all my books yet, but I think I've made a good first potager plan. It may be a bit ambitious, but most things I do are.

I ordered all of our seeds from Territorial Seed Company and MI Gardener. I have never used either of their seeds before, but Territorial came highly recommended from several people with gardening abilities I admire, and MI sells all their seeds for $0.99, so I had to try them. I ordered almost everything I wanted! I skipped herbs for now, and forgot to order poppy seeds. My spreadsheets are usually so reliable, but I completely forgot to add the poppies to it (sort of like when I forget to add our snack day to the calendar). The human brain is, alas, not infallible. I opted not to plant regular herbs yet because I know some are perennial, and I found mint, cilantro, and maybe parsley when I was there in March. I bet now that things are blooming I am going to be able to identify more. I know you're dying to know what I ordered so there is a snapshot of my receipts. It was about $80 total in seeds and many of the packs came with plenty for several years of planting so I feel good about what I chose to start with. We've had great luck storing seeds in plastic bags sealed in buckets in years past. I know seeds expire, but we've kept some seeds for around 5 years now and still get them to grow. I bought organic where I could, but I figured planting our own food was a step in the right direction so I didn't beat myself up when that wasn't an option but I still wanted strawberries. 

I ordered one wall hanging vertical garden, fifty of the 4" starter pots, ten 10 gallon grow bags, and ten 3 gallon grow bags from Amazon. I arrive in Ohio Tuesday evening, and my pots are scheduled to arrive Wednesday morning. I have a fun idea I want to try with colorful plastic tubs so I'll hit up the Dollar General when I'm in town and see if I can find what I'm looking for. I don't want obnoxious colors, I'm going for more of a "Bohemian Farmhouse" look. I imagine I'm going to have to make or paint just about everything to get it right. What is "Bohemian Farmhouse" you ask? I'm not really sure, but it involves whimsy and rust so we'll see how I pull it off.

As you know, I'm an Amazon affiliate, so when you click on the links to the products I purchased and purchase them as well I make a small commission. Because of this relationship I want to share why I picked out the grow bags and pots I did when Amazon has a ton of other options available for cheaper. The 4" starter pots are made in the USA out of 100% recycled plastic. These are two things I'm for, so if I have to pay a few bucks more to support what I believe in I will. I am a strong proponent of voting for the world you want with your dollars. The brown grow bags are non-degradable, so they will last for many growing seasons and they are also made with a mix of recycled water bottles and other recycled material. The vertical wall hanger is likely some China made garbage that is going to breakdown. Root pouch makes one, but I couldn't find where to order one so I thought I would try out this inexpensive version to see how it really executes. It looks like it is going to be pretty neat, but we'll see. 

What did you plant in your garden? I'd love to see your garden set up and hear about what you planted and why! Comment below or let me know on Facebook!

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