Thursday, February 21, 2013

All ready

Seed orders are complete.  I'm 99% sure i have everything i need for this year.


Product #: 3201-BOLTARDY BEET (46 days)
Price: $1.25
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.25

Product #: 35-RUBY QUEEN BEET (60 days)
Price: $0.95
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $0.95

Product #: 48-MAJOR BROCCOLI (F1 hybrid 43 d
Price: $1.50
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.50

Product #: 13201-GENERAL LEE CUKE (F1 hybrid 66
Price: $1.35
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.35

Product #: 136-NATIONAL PICKLING CUCUMBER (52
Price: $0.95
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $0.95

Product #: 139-DIVA CUCUMBER (58 days)
Price: $2.25
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $2.25

Product #: 146-BOSTON PICKLING CUKE (heirloom
Price: $0.95
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $0.95

Product #: W482-MINOWASE RADISH (55 days heirl
Price: $1.25
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.25

Product #: 371-EARLY BUTTERNUT (F1 hybrid 82
Price: $1.50
Quantity: 2
Subtotal: $3.00

Product #: 41602-MORTGAGE LIFTER TOMATO (77 day
Price: $1.35
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.35

Product #: 41204-MATTS WILD CHERRY TOMATO (55 d
Price: $1.65
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.65

Product #: 428-MARTINOS ROMA TOMATO (heirloom
Price: $1.35
Quantity: 1
Subtotal: $1.35

Product Total: $17.80
Discounts Applied: $0.00
Tax: $0.89
Shipping: $3.95
Special_Handling: $0.00
Order_Total: $22.64

I have my seed starting soil, plenty of plastic pots from last year,  though i might get some square peat pots for the cukes and squashes later on. I would like a seedling heat mat,  but i don't have the $20-$40 to spare right now.  I will need something to warm my pepper seeds.
 I'm going to try one more year (did i say that last year?) to grow peppers at home,  this will use up the rest of the seeds i have this way.  I don't have much luck with them,  germination or growing. If they do germinate well,  they don't produce much in the summer or the earwigs get to them.  Same with eggplant.  But....  i am planning to use black plastic mulch this year.  It might be just the thing.


Oh,  boy.  I got some serious sticker shock the other day. 
I get tons of catalogs every spring and i will flip through some of them if i have time.  The last 3 years or so,  i really haven't done much browsing in other catalogs.  Well,  the nice, shiny Burpee catalog caught my eye and i started paging through.

Holy. Moly.
There are some insane prices in there.  Average packet price seems to be about $5.  See above prices from Pinetree and why i almost choked.
Ok,  in Burpee's defense,  i'm sure there are more seeds in their packets than in Pinetree's....  30 from Pinetree to Burpee's 50....  but if i only need  5-10 seeds each year and can save my own seeds,  that is just crazy.
I'm ok with buying the occasional $4 packet of seeds for something unusual or unique or perennial but at those prices i could not fill my garden. 

There.  That is pretty much it for buying,  just have to wait on things to arrive.  Meanwhile i'll find the time to clear off my seed starting spaces, sort through things and get organized.

Maybe i'll actually get some pictures to post instead of these pure text entries.










4 comments:

Dewberry said...

Nice! It all looks very promising! :)

icebear said...

Thanks! and thanks for visiting :o)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Looks good! Looks like you are going to be very busy! I love the way you plan every thing out!

icebear said...

Thank you for visiting. :o)

I hope to be nice and busy, but not with pulling weeds!