Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The Feed Store


I like to buy my garden seeds at the feed store. At the feed store they sell what country people know will grow. And what will taste good.


Nothing purple and glamorous that looks beautiful in the catalog but does nothing in the garden. Not that there's not a place for heritage and unusual varieties--but I want successful basics at this point in my vegetable life. Blue Lake Bush. Clemson Spineless. You know.


I haven't had a good kitchen garden in years. This winter though Clara became a real gardener, and we're trying again. The potatoes are in the ground. Wish us luck!

17 comments:

Eva Girl said...

We love our local hardware & feed store. The whole family likes to go. The boys want to see the baby chicks, I check out the gardening and canning supplies, and Dad can get any bolt or screw he needs for jobs around the house : )

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Old Centennial Farmhouse said...

Oh, a kitchen garden is the very best and provides so much joy and pleasure in the summertime! I enjoyed your photos of the feed store so very much!

I wish you all the best!
xoxo
Joni

TessaDiane said...

The feed store is such a fun place. At ours, I love that they treat me as an equal to the other "real" farmers. Who cares that I'm small time with just six chicken ladies.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Good luck! I love that you are so down to earth. I just wish you lived next door!

wildernesshouse said...

Good luck! And go Clara the Gardener!

Shelley in SC said...

I love these comforting pictures of the local feed store. Sweet.

Knitters Notebook said...

We order our seeds through the mail...but my husbands brother-in-law lives in Eastern Ky and they have a wonderful feed store that we have bought seeds from....I can't wait to see Clara's garden:)

Renee

Ribbons -n- Rags said...

Me too! The seeds at the feed store seem to grow and yeild better than the the inexpensive packaging seeds. Plus, we love the atmosphere of our feed store! They always know us, our horses names and the "usuals" that we buy.

Lucille said...

I do. We had a terrible year last year. I haven't been able to bring myself to sow a single seed yet.

Margo said...

I've always loved the name "kitchen garden." So practical sounding.

I don't know much about seeds and growing (we've got too much shade for most things), but I do know that heirloom varieties of tomatoes taste waaaaaay better than the generic, common varieties. The other heirloom things I like are those adorable lemon cucumbers - such a sweet fresh taste and so pretty.

I must say, you must be happy to have a talented cook and gardener residing at your house! Maybe Daisy will take up cleaning. . .

whoistracy said...

It's still too cold here for planting, but I have seeds ordered and some started already. We just got 6 inches of snow yesterday, so we have a bit to wait before it warms up.

City Sister said...

That's how it was where I grew up...big jars and bags of seed and an old fashioned scale to measure how much you got.

Wendy said...

I love our local seed store as well. It's a family owned business that's about 100 years old I think. I love supporting that kind of business instead of the big box stores when we can. Hope your garden grows well.

Farrah said...

I wish I lived in a small town and had a backyard. How precious!

Cassadie said...

I love the fact that you are not afraid to brandish your camera in public places! I wish our feed store was so photogenic.

Janelle said...

Oh, all you wonderful gardeners are making me so excited to start mine. I live in the city with no feed store that I know of-- and no one I know who regularly gardens.

May I hijack this thread to ask for advice? Can anyone point me in the direction of some basic and basically successful varieties for your bog-standard kitchen vegetables? I feel so overwhelmed with all the tomato/pepper/squash choices and no idea where to start!

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