Aren't those pretty seed packets? The mailman delivered two orders of seeds to my house so far this week. These are the seeds from Pinetree Garden Seeds. I placed this seed order last Saturday evening while I was watching the Colts vs. Ravens football game. I can't "just watch" games like that. I have to be doing something else at the same time.
And there in the upper right hand corner are some perennial seeds from Hardy Plants. I've got a lot to say about those (all good!) so I'll have to do a follow up post, probably during the Colts vs. Patriots game tomorrow. (See above... these games that are "win or go home" are nerve wracking, so I have to do something else while I watch.)
I am used to getting plain brown seed envelopes when I get seeds by mail order, so these pretty seed packets were a nice surprise. Plus, the company likes me! They gave me a coupon to get money off my next order. Can you imagine? As though I need an incentive to order more seeds? Those pictured above are just the vegetable seeds. I haven't even started working on the flower seed orders, except for those few perennial seeds.
The other task I can do during the big game tomorrow is create my 2007 seed tracking spreadsheet. Kathy at Cold Climate Gardening has posted some instructions for people new to spreadsheets if you also want to do this. I've done this for the past 9 years or so, and it does help me keep track of all the seeds each year.
Is it a sign of an obsessive compulsive disorder to list all your seeds in a spreadsheet? Absolutely not! If I was OCD, do you think I would have just piled up all those seed packets for a picture like the one above? No, I would have placed them in nice neat rows like this: