I just joined One Green Generation's Growing Challenge!!!
Now, what the heck have I gotten myself into??? Well, it basically means that I am officially entered and now accountable for keeping my pledge of:
Growing at least four new crops this year (one for each season) from seed.
I also took the additional challenge of growing at least one crop from seed to seed. To do this I will take a tomato seed, plant it, grow it, harvest it, collect & dry the seeds inside and use them next year. It is my plan to do this with peanuts and potatoes this year too, but I feel like those are too easy to really count ;-)
This is perfect because it is something I've been wanting to do (I bought a great book last November which inspired our wagons), so it's not like it'll be extra work. It will, however, be a gentle reminder to get it done instead of just talking about it.
So, what will I grow from seed that I've never grown before?
Let's start where we are...
Spring 2011 - Beets &
Then, use what I have...
Summer 2011 - Valencia Peanuts, Echinacea & Lemon Cucumbers
Finally, I will do what I can...
What does that mean for next fall and winter??? I'm not sure yet! I have to do some research (I love research!!!) in order to decide what newbies I want to put in the ground so stay tuned! Some contenders are broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower and brussels sprouts. Like I said, I have to do more research because I've never attempted those guys before (is that why they call it a "challenge?!?) and I haven't a clue!