Wednesday, January 7, 2009

My seeds are here!!!

Well, most of them. I got the ones from Baker Creek, which was the one I was looking forward to the most, both because it was the largest order and because I couldn't wait to see what the surprise seeds were. Drumroll...... Evening Primrose. What?? Not to be ungrateful, but I had just assumed since I was ordering food seeds, the surprise would be a food seed too, or at least a flower seed from my climate. Al Gore's internet tells me that the evening primrose is found east of the Rockies. Last I checked Phoenix was noticeably WEST of the Rockies. However, upon further investigation it seems that it will grow in my area (and the rest of the United States), maybe that Rockies thing was a red herring. It seems that it's edible and has some medicinal properties as well, okay Baker Creek, you're redeemed. I'm going to give it a shot.

You guessed it, the evening primrose

Now it's not as exciting as my white tomatoes or Tigger Melons, but I do like that it reseeds itself. Maybe it will be like all of the California Poppies that show up in my front yard in the spring... that could be exciting. Three cheers for the evening primrose!

1 comment:

Justin Halter said...

Hi Rachel, you inspired me to blog about my AZ urban garden as well!