I think I may be as addicted to buying seeds as I was (am?) to buying fabric. I can’t help myself whenever I see one of those towers of seeds in a store. I have to browse through and look at them all, all the different varieties of vegetables and flowers. It really feels like when I walk into a fabric store and just have to browse the fabrics and buy something even if I don’t have anything planned for it. I wonder if this is why so many people who like to garden also love to sew and vice versa. Is it all the colors and textures and figuring out how to combine them into something beautiful? Who knows, but it’s something to think about.
This doesn’t even include all the pretty packets I’ve bought from stores!
Yesterday, I went to a little local store for a seam ripper (I can’t find any of mine!) and came out with 5 packets of seeds (and the seam ripper). I almost bought more pumpkin seeds, but really, I have nowhere else to put them. I bought swiss chard (because it’s pretty!), red cabbage (probably the same reason although I know what to make with cabbage!), and garlic chives which I just want to try. I love chives! Really, I wanted to buy a few more things, but this store doesn’t mark down their seeds at all so it was a little pricey for “just because”.
I don’t think I need help yet, because I just really love growing things! I am enjoying my greenhouse and all the possibilities of it tremendously and can’t resist buying seeds to try something new. Of course, now I need to buy some little pots and seed starting mix. My husband will be so excited! Not. He does try for me. He follows me around when I drag him on tours of my gardens to show him all the new things that I’ve noticed that day and nods his head. He could care less, but he does like when the yard and gardens look nice. He also likes eating the fresh vegetables. The grocery store varieties just don’t compare, not even close.
Getting back to chives, I lost mine. Not the seeds for garlic chives that I just bought, but my big group of chives that I’ve moved from house to house with me and have had for at least 15 years. I thought about them when I was looking at the seeds yesterday and thought it would be fun to have to the garlic chives to go with my regular chives. This morning it dawned on me that I don’t know where they are. I’ve moved them a few times and now I don’t know where they are, because they aren’t coming up in the last place I remember them being, which is where my roses are now. I seem to have a vague recollection of not knowing where to put them last fall and putting them in the garden for the winter. I really hope that’s a false memory, because if it’s not, they’re goners. J did say that he hit a big hard clump of something with a lot of roots when he was tilling. I can’t think of it….it’s too sad. I know I can always start over, but it just won’t be the same. I mean I had to go back and steal them after we moved the last time because I forgot them! Yes, now you all know that I’m a criminal. I lead a life of theft in the shadows. My nickname in gardening circles is “The Chive Thief”. Seriously, I’m going to be very upset if I don’t find them……but, then again, it’s a good reason to buy more seeds!
I will miss you.
Have you ever “lost” a favorite plant? Do you have a seed addiction? Is your spouse just not that into you(r hobbies)?
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