Another Season Begins

SeedsIt’s official – Gardening Season 2012 has begun!

After several days of dreaming over our favorite seed catalogs – we finally made the first seed purchase of the 2012 season.

But it was not without drama.

The tomatoes were easy – my 2 favorite heirlooms, Amish Paste and Rutgers, plus a new one this year – the Jersey Giant.

We even found the spaghetti squash we wanted and the elusive ghost pepper – thought to be the hottest pepper in the world. (I don’t know if the hottest – but it is rare – we could only buy 10 seeds. I hope they grow.)

The drama came when I typed in our all-time favorite – as in we can’t live without it – this is the entire reason we garden –  jalapeno – the amazing Tam Jalapeno.

They were out of stock.

My heart stopped. I’m sure the world ceased revolving for a few minutes (surely you felt it?!)

What? No Tam Jalapeno?

I panicked. Dagmar cried. Angel Girl went white. This was a national emergency. Jan immediately started looking through our other seed catalogs. Nothing.

We were a house in mourning.

No Tam Jalapenos.

This was major. Almost every night while they are in season we make a huge pan of poppers for supper. Seriously. We are addicted to them! I buy cream cheese by the case just for poppers. My mouth is watering right now just thinking about them.

Out of stock. Unbelievable.

The dark cloud hung over the entire household until Sunday when my friend Martha suggested checking eBay or Amazon for the seeds.

Brilliant! Why didn’t we think of that?!

Jan found the seeds on Amazon and quickly bought a hundred of the wonder seeds.

A hundred! Just think of all those plants! Jan will have to plow up another garden spot just to make room for them all!

Such joy!

God bless Martha.

The entire garden season is saved.

Such drama and we’ve only ordered the seeds! It’s gonna be a great season!

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5 Responses

  1. I’m thinking about trying to start our garden from seeds this year, but last year my tomatoes didn’t survive to make it to the ground. Any tips??

  2. i’ve got my Territorial catalogs setting out on the table and my seeds from last year sitting in a corner…just waiting for a few stolen moments this weekend to figure out what to order. Can hardly wait just thinking about it.

  3. I’ve been patiently waiting for THE gardening post saying you were knee deep into seeds! 🙂 Come on spring!

  4. Too, too funny! (Or maybe not so funny to you.) We don’t have a garden, but are hoping to be living somewhere soon where it’s more feasible (Arizona is just too desert-y and hot, although some are able to make it work). Actually, I don’t think it’s AZ at all. It’s my black thumb. Oh, dear. Well, enjoy your poppers!

  5. We use better boy and earily girl tomatos in our garden. We also like sweet one hundreds. *smile* We found last year that potatos are fun and so is garlic. *smile* We have purchased some potatoes this year even. Oh the fun our garden will give this fall. *smile* Have a great day. Sincerely, Mommy of two little blessings & so much more!