So my garden this year was better than last year. I grew 5 kinds of tomatoes, bell pepper, hot pepper, three kinds of climbing beans, carrots, peas, cantaloupe, sweet dumpling delicata squash, and more. Last year I bought dollar tree seed and planted late in August, but did rather well, (trick, nature has a way of catching up on some things.
This year I planted seeds in tissue paper rolls filled with soil, while while watching the sag awards, or was it the oscars.
Anyhoo, nearly everything came up and did splendidly.
I encourage everyone to try their hand at growing vegetables from Dollar Tree Seeds. There is nothing wrong with the seeds and they are not GMO seed. 4 packets for a dollar is fantastic. Wait until August, and they often reduce them to 10 for a dollar. Wait until September, and they sell them for 5 cents a piece.
With a long shelf life, most veggies seeds can be stored to grow for years to come. So I bought my favorites for spring planting next year. I live in Zone 8 and planted more beans, lettuce and some brassicas for an early fall harvest.
Growing plants is so relaxing and I love the challenge of bring vegetables to a yield. I can hardly wait until next spring to plant more curbita on espaliers all over my yard. I also planted carrots, and we pulled them at the near end of November, and they were the sweetest carrots you could have eaten.
Experiment. Save carrot tops from the grocery store, you can root them in water and transfer them to the ground during a normal growing season. This can also be done with lettuce, onions, and many other vegetables. Have Fun!