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Re: Seed orders

Not to add to your addiction, but have you tried soybeans? They are not yet readily available (have only seen seeds in Burpees and Cooks Garden catalogs) but they are my number one favorite snack. Pick the pods, add to boiling water for 12 minutes, drain, and sprinkle the pods with coarse sea salt. Then squeeze the beans out of the pods and eat,
On Thursday, February 19, 2004, at 08:45 AM, Aplfgcnys@aol.com wrote:

Well, this tells me something. Last night I posted the following, and
appended a list of seeds I had ordered. This morning it was returned as
undeliverable because there was not enough space for the message. Now I know
I must be

In the middle of an intensive week or ten days I was reminded by DH that it
was only a month until time to plant peas - March 17 is traditional
pea-planting day here if the ground is thawed enough to make a trench. I did
a very
hasty countdown from last years's records and sent off on-line orders for
quite a
lot of seeds - I'm sure many more than I really need. But I was surprised at
how many things I had bought last year were no longer available - or at least
not from the same supplier. Usually I spend a couple of days or more poring
over catalogs, comparing prices and descriptions, etc. I usually end up
from five or six places - don't bother to tell me I waste money on shipping -
I like to get all the catalogs, and no one place has all my favorite
varieties. My hasty efforts this year took an evening, and I will still have
to spend
some time searching for some of the things that weren't available where they
used to be - not that I really need any of them, but you guys know how it is.
In case anyone is interested in my insanity - here's where I have started:
First of all, 50 Florida Cardinal caladiums to be a club challenge class for
my garden club, and 25 Candidum Jr. just for me - I will be glad to share,
for I don't know what I will do with 25, but I envision large planters filled
with them.

I guess the problem was that I had just picked up the seed order listings,
which did extend to quite a bit. You can tell my vegetable garden gets heavy
preference. I can hardly wait for the first fresh things from my garden -
anything home-grown beats the grocery store hollow.
I had listed beans, (8); gourds; cucumbers; lettuce (8); cilantro (2); peas
(4); peppers, Thai Hot; squash (6); dill; cosmos (3); basil; marigold (2);
nasturtiums (2);
sunflowers (7); morning glories (2); tomatoes (4); poppies; parsley (2);
ornamental pepper 'Explosive;' okra; mustard; Ruta graveolens; alyssum; castor
bean; linaria 'Magic Carpet;' impatiens, and Ornamental Millet Purple Majesty

Let's see if it can handle this curtailed listing.

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