Sunday, January 13, 2008

Seed Selection

The 2008 growing season is fast approaching and the yearly hunt for new and exciting varieties is on. I generally order from three main seed companies, Veseys, Johnny's and William Dam. This year I am ordering several new tomato varieties, sweet potato slips, Jerusalem artichokes and horseradish from Mapple Farm in New Brunswick. We grew a few sweet potatoes last year and they turned out quite good. With all the new and exciting varieties that the catalogs promote it is hard to decide which to purchase. We usually choose ones that we know have worked for us in the past and then try a few new ones just for fun.

This past week the warm weather set upon us and almost all of our snow had vanished. The weather reports are saying more snow is on the way which will keep the fields covered. It was nice to have a break from the waist high snow but the muddy driveway was starting to get messy

View of the muddy driveway

Marge, Burny and Buddy enjoying the grass now that the snow has melted.


Phil & Lindsay said...

hey jen! i found you online, i was looking to see if your farm had a website and found your blog too... anyways, thought i'd tell you they both look wonderful and i'm a little bit jealous of all your beautiful farm land. take care, and happy new year.
lindsay (marchbank) miller

Tina said...

Wow, the pictures are just great and this is such a good idea! I can't believe how you ever managed that icey driveway. You will have to take pictures of you growing your seedlings! It was interesting seeing over the hill behind your house as I always wondered what the fields were like behind. Just gorgeous! Look forward to spring pictures! Tina