This week, I came across packets of seeds, and decided to give growing something a go. I’ve never successfully grown anything, but I really want to grow something that produces food. And last week, Megan at Deck Gardening encouraged me to give a shot to growing plants in pots. (You need to check out her site, her pictures and growing results are beautiful!) Based on my desire and her results, I decided to buy a packet of seeds.
But the real selling point was the seeds themselves. They are Seed Savers Exchange seeds. Per its website:
Seed Savers Exchange is a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and sharing heirloom seeds. Since 1975, our members have been passing on our garden heritage by collecting and distributing thousands of samples of rare garden seeds to other gardeners.
How great is that?!? And you can visit the exchange, located in the northeast Iowa town of Decorah. I really would like to go sometime.
Right when I saw the Seed Savers Exchange name on the packet, I knew I needed to buy something and give it a try. But there were so many options, it really was difficult to pick something. I decided on Lemon Drop tomatoes which, interestingly, came from Florida. But these seemed like a good starting plant because they are cherry tomatoes that can produce in cold, wet growing conditions, making them easy to grow in a small space (a pot) up north (Minnesota).
So, I’m giving it a grow this year growing something. But, as noted, I’ve never been successful at growing anything so any help or advice would be greatly appreciated. Stay tuned, I’ll keep you updated here. Hopefully it’s good news with a lot of updates!