Sprout this….

Several weeks back I made a run to the Seed Bank.  It’s the Petaluma, housed in a historic bank building West Coast retail locale for Baker Creek Heirloom seeds.  I may have been on a retail high because as I was checking out after I’d already eavesdropped on the Novato gardener’s Tomato growing secrets involving plastic bags the clerk made the observation that I must have a really large garden.  It’s not tiny but really large, not so much.

I’m thinking this is my first Tomato sprout.  I’m going to have to wait a bit because not having Martha’s staff or enough of an organizational bent to motivate I did not label any of my starts.  I’ve got a vague idea, know the Tomato seeds were in the compostable trays versus the plastic seed trays (with seventy-two slots) that I also picked up at the Seed Bank for about $1.50.  In the meantime while I wait I’ve got clay and access to two kilns so I’m going to get creative and come up with some sort of plant signage.  Signage large enough to have a small gnome, at least that’s the plan.

Black Krim, possibly

If you want to go for a more generalized gardening sentiment there’s signage to be had from the Etsy shop Garden Designs in Clay found at,  http://www.etsy.com/shop/GardenDesignsinClay

from Designs in Clay, Etsy

On a bender…

I do love me some good nursery.  That said those beautiful four inch pots

seed starts

add up quickly.  Got my act in gear this weekend with some seed starts.  Dwarf Blauswschokkers (try to say that) peas, Violet de Provence artichokes, Padron peppers, snow peas, more romanesco broccoli, Kentucky Wonder beans, purple beauty peppers, two types of favas, and a variety of sunflowers and zinnias.  That’s for starters I’ve yet to touch tomato seeds.  So, a corner of the dining room is now devoted to wait and see.