Friday, June 3, 2011

Seed GROW 2011

Last year as part of the Seed GROW project sponsored by Renee's Garden, garden bloggers from around the United States including myself grew Nasturtium 'Spitfire'.  I am very excited to be chosen once again to be part of the Seed GROW project.

This year Renee's Garden has provided everyone in the Seed GROW project with the following free seeds:

Lettuce, Container, "Garden Babies"  
Exclusive - These babies have softly folded leaves, a lovely buttery texture and outstanding sweet taste. Ideal for containers, Garden Babies are slow bolting, heat tolerant, and make compact 6 heads at maturity.
Basil, Container, "Italian Cameo"
Exclusive - From our best Italian breeder. Easy growing and deliciously fragrant, Cameo has closely packed, luscious big leaves and a compact 6- 8 inch habit. Perfect for containers, window boxes or edging garden beds.
Marigold, "Summer Splash" 
Exclusive - This flower powerhouse offers crisp blue-green foliage literally covered with sunny yellow, cheerful blossoms. These plants bloom nonstop and are more heat, rain tolerant than any marigold we've seen.

Here in Wisconsin we have had a very cold spring.  The soil wasn't even warm enough to consider planting seeds until this week.  I had planted the lettuce a few weeks ago, but some hungry bunnies ate the sprouts so this is all that is left.
The Marigold "Summer Splash" seeds actually germinated really fast.  I planted them on Monday and some of the seeds have already germinated.

I am trying my Basil "Italian Cameo" in this planter.  I hope it works out!
I'm growing with the SeedGROW project. Thanks to Renees Garden for the seeds.


mrbrownthumb said...

I found that my marigold seeds germinated really fast but not so much with the basil seeds. Although, the lettuce seeds really beat all of them in the race.

GardenMom said...

My basil and lettuce seeds germinated pretty well, but the marigolds are giving me some trouble. Of course if we had more rain that would help. Your containers look nice.

Jenn's Cooking Garden! said...

Pesky wabbits! Always eating the lettuce! I cant wait to see your Basil in that container! It will look so nice! My lettuce was the first to take off! I look forward to reading your future posts!

Hosta Nerd said...

My marigolds seemed to germinate the fastest of the three. My basil is now sprouting, but my lettuce keeps disappearing. Might need to find a container for it. It's so ungodly hot here, and we really need rain.