OOPS. (WHAT CAN I SAY BUT OOPS?) A package from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds arrived today in my Post Office box, and here’s the wrinkle: I forgot (perhaps in my self-consciousness at revealing the size of my original order?) that I had even placed it. Like I said, oops. Chalk up another $15 to Miss Margaret the Seedaholic, and 30 lashes with a bamboo stake for good measure. Here’s what else I semi-consciously purchased, mea culpa, and also a few more-serious thoughts on how I really feel about spending about $200 on seeds and seed-like tubers and roots. The latest arrivals to my growing 2010 seed order were all very much about squash and beans:
Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds, total $15 including shipping
- ‘Blue Lake Bush’ bean
- ‘Blue Hubbard’ winter squash
- ‘North Georgie Candy Roaster’ winter squash
- ‘Jumbo Pink Banana’ winter squash
- ‘Sweet Dumpling’ winter squash
Another confession: After I posted the previous details of the order, I suddenly felt embarrassed. And then I did the math.
As I mentioned in the earlier post’s comments, I haven’t bought any tomato sauce or canned tomatoes in years, for instance. Last time I looked, the organic ones are not cheap, and I use red sauce or something made with it once a week or more. If I credit myself $2 for each container of frozen or jarred meals I created from my 2009 garden produce–just $2, even though each contains two or more portions of organic, homegrown soups, sauces, curries, chilis and such–I am already well into the black. And I ate a lot more of the produce fresh before I put up the offseason supply.
Now I feel as if there is no better purchase.
In fact, maybe I will buy some more seeds. (KIDDING.)