It’s that time of year again…
Last minute check of catalogues to make final decisions…. it’s the same routine every year…In January the descriptions, read by the fire, seduce us with their prose. We lust after so many varieties and make endless lists, finally the seeds on hand are checked and then we decide what will be ordered.
Dahlia, gets into the act…
My husband trims the list to a “reasonable” size …….15 types of tomatoes, three of each. Those are the beefsteak type. Then there are the Plum tomatoes the best known is probably Roma. I like the ‘San Marzano’ and ‘Amish Paste’. We should have a dozen or so plants of these….
and probably way more …. I have to remind him… we garden, not farm….
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Sandra, your ‘dahlia’ is one of the most beautiful varieties I’ve ever seen! I laughed at the last line. 15 types of tomatoes does indeed sound like you’re producing vegetables for a large crowd.
Oh spring time! Looking forward to bright colors and warm weather! Happy planting!
What a delightful post, I love your desk covered with catalogs and order forms. It reminds me of my darling granny, who did the same every year. Reggie