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Re: Seed orders

Hardly deranged my dear.  Great list!

---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Aplfgcnys@aol.com
Reply-To: gardenchat@hort.net
Date:  Thu, 19 Feb 2004 09:45:17 EST

>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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Pam Evans
Kemp TX/zone 8A


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