Today a small parcel arrived. Well it's not really a parcel - an envelope really. Feeling inside I knew what it was, a seed swap with Bek of Bek's Backyard.
A while ago, both blogged about our seed boxes - here and here - and the seeds we had an excess of.
That resulted in a bit of a seed swap. I took an easy option sending whole packets - probably just passing the excess on... but Bek sent small samples of several things.
I had asked for some pumpkin and some 'mystery seeds', this is what Bek kindly packaged up.
Here are the pumpkin seeds - three types:
- Australian butter
- Baby blue
I am very excited... really! I have never grown pumpkin before and hope I do justice to them. I love the idea of storing them for lots of pumpkin-focused meals thru the cold part of the year.
And two types of eggplant - Thai green and Prosperosa. I think Bek has noticed my eggplant obsession.
I will have to look these ones up so I know what to expect.
And wait, there is more!
I also got a melon - Tigger - I am guessing it is striped - cute.
And a pepper called Tequila sunrise.
And wait, there's more!
Here is the real mystery - scorzonera. I have certainly heard of it but never grown it, and not sure I have ever eaten it. It has amazing long stick-like seeds. I am keen to give it a go.
It made me think, that seeds are like good things that come in small parcels. All that amazing potential in tiny little packets of suspended life. They are pretty amazing aren't they?