There was no doubt in my mind that I wanted to plant another garden this year. Unlike last year, I'm not waiting until plants and seedlings are almost gone from the local stores. This year we're planning things out better. I sat down and thought about what I wanted to put in the garden this year. While I enjoyed having carrots, I didn't feel that they were a good use of space. Instead, I want lettuce, more onions and shallots. I surfed the net for different types of tomatoes and decided that I wanted grape tomatoes for snacking, a beefsteak tomato for everyday use and some orange or yellow tomatoes for variety. I picked out the types of onions and shallots that I preferred and handed the list to DH.
He hopped onto eBay and purchased most of the seeds that I had requested. Didn't know you could purchase seeds on eBay? Yes, you can. (What CAN'T you purchase on eBay? Wait, don't answer that because the things you CAN'T purchase on eBay are the same things that I don't mention on my blog.)
If you have never checked out the produce section of eBay, you will be completely amazed. There are some awesome varieties available. Looking for a white tomato, a red cucumber or a purple pepper? Only have a certain amount of room? Shooting for container gardening? Need something that is fool-proof for the beginner gardener? Read the descriptions and you'll be surprised what you can find. Some are outright funky. As a bonus, you can probably get everything you want all from the same seller and save on shipping charges.
(2) Texas onions
(3) Maui onions
(4) Several varieties of peppers
Stay tuned... There's more to come, including the assembly of another raised bed!