Earlier this afternoon, out of the blue, I started thinking that in spite of all my seed ordering spread across four different seed companies, I had forgotten to order cucumber seeds.
To confirm if this was indeed the case, I rounded up all the seeds, which were mostly all piled into one basket, and listed them out on a spreadsheet.
Sure enough, no cucumber seeds!
And only one variety of hot peppers.
But I have three varieties of egg plant, thirteen varieties of tomatoes, nine varieties of lettuce with one more variety being sent my way to bring the lettuce total up to ten.
2010 must be the year of lettuce.
For some reason, I have three kinds of shelling peas even though I swear by ‘Green Arrow’ peas. Why did I buy the other two varieties? I blame the people who wrote the seed catalog descriptions for making everything sound so good, especially when you read them in the dead of winter. I still need to get some snow pea seeds, too.
On and on my seed list goes. It seems a bit more of a mish-mash than usual. But I’ll study it, mark it, organize it, rationalize it, and it will be a good list by the time I start sowing seeds beginning with the tomato, pepper, and eggplant seeds around mid-March.
And I’ll keep the list with me at all times so that when I see a rack of seeds for sale, feel the magnetic pull and end up looking at the seeds for “just a minute”, then see yet another variety of lettuce that I think I have to have, I can look at my list and remind myself that ten varieties of lettuce is enough.
Especially when planted with three varieties of spinach.
2010, the Year of Lettuce… and spinach… and don’t even ask me how many varieties of zinnia seeds I bought.