What vegetable garden seeds are you going to plant for spring? David's Garden Seeds® has all of the vegetable seeds you need to plant a wonderful spring garden. With over 1600 varieties of seeds, you will find lots of veggies, as well as herbs and flowers, that you will want to plant.
Good Monday morning! It is so cold this morning! It started out at 35° Fahrenheit when I woke up. It will get down in the 20s tonight and I am not looking forward to that. The animals did okay in the cold. I still worry about them...I guess that makes me a good mom...LOL!
I baked my sourdough bread again this morning after leaving the dough in the oven with the light on. Something is not right because the loaves are flat again. I will toss the starter and try a different sourdough recipe this evening. I am so disappointed...eleven days of my life that I will not get back...The recipe uses whole wheat flour but no yeast so maybe that is the problem. I will try a yeast based recipe this time.
Customers are buying up the vegetable garden seeds and loving the tour of our farm. I just sold another dozen eggs. Don't worry because we have some for you! Most of the customers we have been getting lately are brand new to gardening. They want to be sure they can feed their families this year if the grocery shelves suddenly empty again. It is good they are moving early in the season because we are already out of some seeds, as are other seed companies.
It is 2pm and it is 48° outside. Karen is taking a group of customers on a farm tour right now. She gave two tours today in the cold. One family drove all the way from Corpus Christi today just to come to our store! They loved the tour. If you haven't been in a while, there is much more to see now than several months ago.
Hopefully, soon, sometime in the spring, there will be some areas for visitors to sit down and relax, bring a picnic lunch, etc. We are playing a waterfall and small pond with fish close to our store plus we have built a bunch of raised garden beds close to the store that will be filled with things to watch grow, flowers, herbs, and some veggies.
Tomorrow, Nacho is supposed to start on a deck area between our store and our kitchen building. We plan to put a picnic table there.
Some varieties of vegetable garden seeds grow better in different climates. Some love the excess heat like we get here in Texas while others like it cooler. Be sure to read the packets before buying seeds. Your local county extension agent and agricultural departments in colleges and universities near you can help with suggesting they varieties that grow best in your area.
You remember Green Acres from the 1960s, right? Remember the city farmer, Oliver Wendell Douglas was not a very good farmer, but he wanted to be. His county extension agent, Hank Kimble was always dropping by and once in a while, he would give a gardening tip to Mr. Douglas. You have a county extension agent as well. Chances are that he or she won't be dropping by your place a lot but you can call or look up online to see what grows best in your area.
Spring planting can start as early as January when you start vegetable garden seeds like tomatoes and cucumbers in small pots in a greenhouse. Then in the spring, when all danger of frost is gone, you can harden the plants off and then plant them in the ground.
There are many seeds that can be directly sown into your garden plot or raised bed but again, wait until the danger of frost is over before you plant them.
Good Tuesday morning, everyone! It is a cold one at 29° Fahrenheit and it is still so dark outside. I made coffee and I'm the only one awake right now. I turned the heat up a bit as it was pretty cold in here.
I plan to go through my vegetable garden seeds as well as my flower seeds today and plan what I will plant in each of the raised garden beds near the store that our visitors can look at when they come out. I am very excited about this. David's Garden Seeds® carries some wonderful seeds but we also buy seeds from Baker Creek because they have some different seeds that we don't carry, not to sell, but to grow for us. In fact, I just placed another order to them right now. They have tiny pink banana seeds back in stock that I just have to try. How fun vegetable garden seeds can be as we grow our own food, right?
The sunrise is just beautiful this morning as I go through vegetable garden seeds, planning my beds.
This morning, I put together a completely different recipe for sourdough starter and it took right off, bubbling and getting big. Two hours later, it was overflowing the bowl I put it in. I had to put it in a bigger bowl and it just continued to bubble and rise all day long.
It stayed cold here all day long with a high in the 40s. Nacho and two helpers started framing the deck and walkway between the kitchen building and the store. It is going to be big. They will be back next week to work on it some more. We will have a picnic area for visitors to relax and enjoy themselves on the farm, before driving back to the big city.
You have to plan how you want things to look and grow this spring. Buy a cheap notebook and sketch your garden. Then mark where you want everything to grow. If you had a garden last year, do not plant the same seeds in the same place or the soil will be depleted of certain nutrients and you will have crop failure. Make sure that the plants you put side by side will grow well together. This is called Companion Planting and it is a real thing. I wrote this section of David's Garden Seeds® myself after doing extensive research. Then I had to teach a class on it. Always refer to it before you plant. I find it fascinating.
Good Wednesday morning from the farm. We started off with another totally gorgeous sunrise with streaks of pink all across the sky that got lighter and lighter. I love it out here.
Today, the exterminator will be here for a monthly spray for the business and a quarterly spray for the house. He finally showed up around lunchtime and sprayed.
Honestly, it was too cold to go through the raised garden beds yesterday and decide what to plant where. There will be vegetable garden seeds planted out by the store as well as flower and herb seeds.
This morning, I made a sourdough bread recipe from the very active sourdough starter and baked two loaves. They came out very well and were delicious! I put the sourdough in the fridge and will pull it out in the morning and refresh it to see how quickly this starter recipe will work.
Matthew and I went to Pleasanton at 3:30pm to take the UPS and to pick up some chicken supplies. The Blu Kote purple spray I was buying at Amazon is now unavailable so I guess I got it all. Tractor Supply did not have any for chickens. I did pick up some antibiotic spray, some mealworms, some flock blocks of seed for them to enjoy, and a few bird toys from Walmart. I hope they enjoy them enough to stay busy instead of pecking each other.
We did not get home until after dark this evening. Matthew found 11 eggs in the dark in between the chickens trying to go to sleep in the nesting box area. I am pretty sure there are more but we will have to try in the morning...
There was a bowl of red berries on the front porch. Rigo actually picked them off of our asparagus for the asparagus vegetable garden seeds inside. I guess David will take them off to be processed in one of our work buildings.
One of our part time workers, who lives in San Antonio, got himself a new job in San Antonio so tomorrow is his last day with us. No, we are not looking to replace him. We already have more employees than we should have. The problem is, we have too many part time employees when we should have just full time employees. It seems not that many people want to work full time. Also, next week, we are losing another part time employee who is going back to college. When David went to college full time, he also worked full time because he had a family to support.
Good Thursday morning. I woke up on the couch before 6am to the sound of David grinding coffee beans. Earlier, my nose was stuffy so I decided to sleep sitting up for the rest of the night. I had coffee with my sourdough bread toasted with real butter. It was quite delicious.
I asked Alexa what the temperature is and she said it is 30° Fahrenheit. I had no idea it would be that cold this morning. So that is four nights in a row that we have had freezing temperatures. My guess is that most of our stuff is dead in the garden beds. Maybe in some of the hoop houses some things lived. I have no idea.
Turns out my guess was wrong. Strawberries and other things are still alive outside in our hoop houses.
I am starting to plan what to plant in the ten raised garden beds along the side of our property by the fence near the seed building. David had these built so I could plant herbs and flowers for our store visitors. I will also plant vegetable garden seeds in some of them to grow extra greens and other veggies for our chickens. They love fresh greens. I gave them a huge bunch of curly kale this morning and they enjoyed pecking at it. It was all gone within 30 minutes so I need to grow a bunch.
I have been saving vegetable garden seeds, as well as fruit seeds, herb seeds, and flower seeds. I chose some more seeds from David's Garden Seeds® Farm Store today to add to my collection and earlier in the week, I ordered more seeds from Baker Creek. Their website now says it will be a month before I receive my order. I hope not.
Hell's Kitchen was quite enjoyable this evening. I always get so hungry watching all of that delicious food being prepared. So I made popcorn! LOL! It definitely wasn't incredible food but it was pretty tasty.
Good morning and happy Friday! I woke up extra early as my nose was clogged. So I made coffee and my nose is doing so much better now that I am sitting up. I am excited about getting my garden areas all planned, which I will attempt to do today.
David found some little fake eyeglasses online for our chickens so they can't peck each other. It blocks some of their vision without hurting them. Hopefully they will get here soon so we can try them out. The chickens are still pecking feathers out of each other. I put out a bunch of new toys and a Flock Block yesterday but they still keep pecking. They have plenty of room so I am not sure what the problem could be other than boredom. I will keep you posted on how the glasses work.
Our vegetable garden seeds orders are starting to go way up, which is awesome. Even though two of our part time staff quit yesterday, we still have a pretty good sized staff to pull and ship orders and pack seeds, certainly bigger than what we had last spring during the beginning covid panic.
We had several customers who bought a lot of seeds today, not to mention the hundreds of seed orders that we get online each day. We try to get them all out on the same day or the morning after.
I collected eggs and sprayed the chickens. Matt got us Taco Bell from the big city of Pleasanton where he had to take our seed packages 25 miles away.
Good morning and Happy Saturday! We had a beautiful farm sunrise. I made scrambled eggs with mushrooms and pico de gallo in them. They were delicious. Then I made a batch of sourdough bread which is rising as I type. I will bake it this afternoon.
I am currently in our David's Garden Seeds® Farm Store until 2pm, working. Yes, our seed store is now open on Saturdays from 10am until 2pm so you can get the vegetable garden seeds and other seeds that you need.
We had a great day. The weather was lovely and after I closed the store, I walked all around the property. It is so beautiful out here.
Then I went into my kitchen and baked a big loaf of sourdough bread. It is delicious. We made tacos for dinner and then we watched Svengoolie who showed Creature From The Black Lagoon. I had never seen this famous movie before. It was hilarious. Too bad it wasn't in color.
Good Sunday morning! I made German Pancakes for breakfast. They are so delicious.
If you want to buy vegetable garden seeds for spring planting today, our store is closed. However, you can buy them online at our website, David's Garden Seeds®.
Tomorrow is a federal holiday, Martin Luther King Day, but David's Garden Seeds® Farm Store will be open for business at 9am so be sure and take the drive out of the city, into the country. I know many of you will have off from work. We are stocked up and waiting for you. We have more than just seeds. We have barbecue grills. If you need one for spring, come on by. We have chicken eggs in shades of brown and blue laid by my hens out back. We are still giving tours of our farm. There isn't much to see yet, but everyone who has taken the tour has enjoyed it.
It is 36° now but it should hit 70° this afternoon. The sun is brightly shining and it will be a beautiful day.
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