Ripley Victory Garden 2023-Week 1

As I have gotten older I have found that planning my garden and trying to figure out which varieties to grow is almost as exhausting as doing the actually planting and maintaining.

There are just so many choices now, which is fantastic, but it can be very overwhelming. Also gone are the days of seeds being inexpensive. They are still worth the money, but at $4 to $5 a packet or more it definitely is an upfront investment.

I ordered from Johnny’s, Harris, and Jung Seeds. I had a $50 gift card to use with Harris Seed. My grand total for seeds and a 5 pk of 50 cell trays and sales tax/shipping was $188.69. A promo code actually worked for Jung and Johnny’s so I did save $12.22. Always try using promo codes when you order something. Sometimes they work and sometimes they don’t but at least give them a try.

Below are all the seeds I ordered.

I still have seeds leftover for cauliflower, beans, basil, pie pumpkins, buttercup squash, zucchini, cucumbers, eggplant, zinnia and sunflower.

I will be purchasing from the nursery: celery, onions, shallots, potatoes and in the fall about 6 bulbs of garlic.

Perennial veggie/fruit plants I already have established are sweet cherry, sour cherry, peach, apricot, apple, pear, raspberry, blueberry, rhubarb, strawberry and asparagus. Also add all my herbs.

I think this is good enough for now. I’ll write more next week!

Are you overwhelmed when you buy your seeds too? Let me know what you are growing this year too šŸ™‚ -MM


Published by marymargaretripley

I am a professional Bakery Manager at a privately owned grocery store. I also owned my own bakery for over four years. I have been baking for 15+ years professionally. I also teach canning and preserving classes and have been gardening since I was 5 years old. I live in Western, NY with my husband, teenage son, Bernie the Cat and Muffins the Hamster.

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