Gardening season is upon us here in Tennessee (if you happen to live in a place that is still cold, we’re sorry!), so we thought we’d share what we are planting in the garden.
With highs already hitting the low 80’s F. Over the last three weeks we have been busy prepping our flower beds and raised beds for plants and getting our seedlings started. We buy some at the store ready to go in the ground but we like to start a good chunk ourselves. This helps to keep the cost down and we know exactly what the plants have been exposed to. It also gives us a wider variety of plants to grow, instead of having to go with whatever the local stores have.
This year we are experimenting with some new varieties and we challenged ourselves to grow most of our flowers from seeds (we did buy some plants for $1-3 on clearance but we want to grow everything else ourselves).
What We’re Planting
Flowers We Are Planting:
Zinnias – Purity, Giant Cactus, Fruit Smoothie, California Giant, Forcast & Bonbon.
Marigolds – Mission Giant Yellow & French Vanilla
Impatiens – Butterfly & Flavors Mix
Petunia – Tutie Fruity
California Poppy – Watermelon Heaven, Icelandic, Lady Bird
Sunflower – Giant & Dwarf Teddy Bear
Larkspur – Kaleidoscope
Holly Hocks – Double bloom, Nigra, & Double mixed
Calendula – October Fest
Tulips – Darwin Hybrid, Happy Generation, Candy Prince, Miss Elegance, & Emperor Mix
Columbine – McKana Giants Mixed Color
Dahlia – Unwin’s Dwarf Mixed Colors
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Veggies We’re Planting:
Tomatoes – Heirloom Abe Lincoln
Tomatillo – Purple
Lettuce – Romaine, Red Romaine Black Seeded Simpson, & Head Lettuce
Spinach – Bloomsdale Long
Watermelon – Rattle Snake
Pumpkins – Green & Giant White
Peppers – Jalapeno, _
Egg Plant – Black Beauty & White
Beans – Roma
Onions – Sweet
Squash – Yellow Sumer & Spaghetti
Potatoes – Yukon Gold & Red
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