Somebody must have known I was looking at seed catalogues. Tallying up my purchases. Wondering if I should just buy seeds that I can plant straight into the ground or should I attempt starting seeds indoors this year. If I want basil I either have to start my own indoors or purchase the plants. It's easier to purchase plants at the nursery and just pop them in the soil but it's extremely rewarding to start them indoors and watch them grow inch by inch. I questioned whether I will have the energy to start seeds knowing there will be so many other chores to do like expanding the vegetable and flower beds, and planting more trees. Buying basil from a nursery would lessen my workload but does the nursery carry claytonia? what? Exactly. No it doesn't. Amidst this debate I received a Christmas card yesterday. Beautifully hand painted. Addressed from Sechelt, British Columbia.
Inside this card was a packet of seeds. Heirloom tomato seeds, labelled Clear Pink. The debate is over, I'll be starting tomato plants indoors this spring.
What seeds will you be planting this coming year?