Monday, March 2, 2009

Garden list

So, to finish what I was saying yesterday... I've ordered my seeds/plants for my garden this year.  Jen and I decided to get 2 Paw Paw trees.  We are just too curious to not give it a try.  Paw Paw is native to Michigan and some surrounding states.  The fruit is supposed to taste like banana and mango -- like a tropical plant.  I hope they grow well.  Also, between my garden and Mom's garden we have plans for heirloom tomatoes, summer squash, peas, beans, salad, pepper, chives, carrot, broccoli, asparagus, onions blueberries, and midget cantaloupe.  One of the companies we ordered from are also sending ground cherry tomatoes and garden huckleberry for free.  Oh, and we are going to try growing some luffa (or loofah) sponge too.  Of course I will document the progress as the year goes on.  

Yesterday before I left Grand Rapids, Mom felted some slippers that she made for me.  Felted wool is pretty neat if you ask me.  Here are the before and after photos of the slippers.  They start out very large, go in hot water in the washing machine, then come out soft and shrunken.  Thanks Mom!  I love how orange they are : )


heidibelle said...

That felting is so cool... I have seen it once but never tried it... Also, where do your order your veggies from??? Let me know... they sound so good. I have not planned my garden yet...

Shari said...

I ordered most of my seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. There is a link on the side of my blog. They have a gorgeous catalogue - nice photography.
I ordered a couple of things from Burgess Seed & Plant Company because Baker Creek only carries heirlooms. If you don't care if the seeds are heirlooms (meaning an older breed that you can save the seeds from year after year - versus hybrids) then Burgess has a "half price vegetable sampler" for $6 you get 12 packets of seeds that would make a well rounded garden. They are

carrie said...

that's one of the craziest things i've ever seen! they look super comfortable. and yes, the orange is awesome!
miss you dear friend!