My last seed order arrived today. I needed a few odds and ends so I ordered them from Pinetree Garden Seeds. They have a very good selection of seeds and good prices but those better prices come with less seed most of the time. Here is what I ordered:
Tatsoi, Purple Sprouting Broccoli, Pinetree Leaf Lettuce Mix, Sungold F1 Tomato & Martinos Roma Tomato
A couple packs of mung bean seeds, I am going to try out sprouting my own bean sprouts. A few years ago they started selling bean sprouts in sealed bags. Being sealed makes them taste awful from the trapped off gassing. I also ordered 80 plastic labels and ended up with 50 wooden labels. I have dropped them a line in hopes of getting my plastic labels resent. I'm not really a fan of wood labels, they mold.
Pinetree also had this 'No No Feeder' on clearance. It stands for no wood & no plastic which means the squirrels can't eat it, a plus in our tree rat filled yard. It was only up for a few minutes and started attaching chickadee's & house finches. Seems like a hit!
In the regular mail came the annual Lee Valley Garden Tool catalog. If you have not checked them out before, they carry a very good selection of garden related things, many things that are quite hard to find now the the big box stores have taken over. Things I am eying from them this year are:
The stainless steel digging fork with an ash handle. I have wanted this fork for a couple years and this year will be the year I finally get one. I don't have a fork in the shed and this one seems like excellent quality for $36 bucks.
I am also sick of buying peat modules for things that don't like being transplanted. So I am going to get a couple of these Rootrainers. I seen them used on Vegetable Heaven last yeat and they look like they work very well. I will use them for peas, broad beans, squash, beans, cucumbers and melons. The Rootrainers air prune the roots which greatly reduces transplant shock and they also stop the roots from winding around the pot.
Well that's all the garden consumerism for today... no affiliation with either company by the way.
15 hours ago