And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran



Monday, June 02, 2008

You Know What Makes Me Happy?

Looking at my whole big pile of seed packets. The reality is, I have way too many to plant in any one year. So it just makes me happy to look at them and know that I have them for future years. All that potential in such a little package...

I love it.

6 comments:

Lisa said...

Whoa! Bold new picture caught me right between the eyes! I like it!

And, i love seed packets too! I always buy way more than i get around to planting, so i just plant them out the next year!! It's like having the future in your hands!

Deb said...

I know what you mean...I catch myself staring at my seed stash way too often!

And, great new look!

barefoot gardener said...

So glad you both like the new look! I'm also digging the fact that I am not the only one who loves checking out my seed stash.

jenny said...

oh me too! I always buy way more and then there is always the inevitable: never-got-around-to-starting-seeds and having to buy plants at the garden center. dang it!

Is it true? the expiration date on the seed packets? I've noticed some of my older seeds don't grow, while others did just fine.

Nice updated look! whoa!

barefoot gardener said...

Jenny-
I know that certain seeds remain viable longer than others. I saw a list that showed how long each type of seed was likely to stay good somewhere, but can't remember what book it was in.

I have heard that the best way to check seed viability is to place 10 seeds on a wet paper towel and put it in a plastic sandwich bag. Throw the bag on top of the fridge, and after the recommended germination time check to see how many seeds sprouted. Easy-peasy way to check your germination percentage. Each seed that sprouts is worth 10%! That is the kind of math I like...hehe.

Of course, I never remember to do it ;)

Fr. Peter Doodes said...

Yes, all that potential. We can count the number of seeds in a tomato, but can we count the number of tomatoes in a seed?

Awesome!