Sunday, August 31, 2008

Storm update and new rainbow seeds!!!

The storm is still not cleaned up in most places, there are still palm trees snapped in half on the side of the road, my neighbors still have a tree crushing their house and my other neighbors' cars are still smashed underneath another tree. There is so much damage that I guess the tree removing people are very backlogged. It's sad because we've gotten rain everyday since then and it's just raining right into my neighbors' house and there's nothing that can be done about it while the tree is still there.

On a brighter note, I went to the nursery and 'accidentally' bought these:

As I've said several times before, I LOVE planting seeds that give you surprise colors and shapes of fruit. For this season I've chosen a gourmet blend of jewel tone beets, mixed colors of tall trailing vine nasturtiums, the 'brightest brilliant rainbow' variety of Quinoa ("keen-wa") and 'carnival blend' carrots. This will be in addition to the easter egg radish seeds I already have. 5 varieties of surprises!!

I am hoping that I can use netting or something to be able to see all the different colors of quinoa and keep the thieving sparrows away. I've never grown it before
and I don't know anyone who has, so if you have, let me know how it went!


Parsec said...

Wow! You will have a very colorful garden. I bet the carrots will be delicious!

maventheavenger aka jamie said...

Wow! I've never seen quinoa grown or the seeds offered! I'm going to look for those.

rachelbess said...

Jamie- I had never seen it before either, much less a cool rainbow variety pack. I got these at Baker's nursery at 40th st south of Indian School.

maventheavenger aka jamie said...

Sweet, thanks.

spelled with a K said...

it looks like dolce di chiogga beets are in one of those sets, they are delicious and beautiful.

maventheavenger aka jamie said...

Yay! I found some of the rainbow quinoa at the Whole Foods in Chandler!