This week the girls and I have been out working in the garden planting beets, carrots and lettuce. We are trying some different heirloom varieties this year, so we are all excited to see how they work out. We have ordered all of our seeds from The Seed Savers Exchange the past two years and have been thrilled with the results!
For beets we planted Early Blood Turnip and Detroit Dark Red
For carrots we planted Dragon (This one we have planted in the past and my girls love it because the outside of the carrot is a deep purple and the inside of the vegetable is a brilliant orange!) and St. Valery.
For lettuce this year we ordered the Seed Savers Heirloom Lettuce Collection which contains Amish Deer Tongue, Bronze Arrowhead, Crisp Mint, Forellenschuss, Red Velvet, and Susan’s Red Bib.
(A quick side note on “Gardener Number 2″…She is currently only wearing dresses because she said that jeans are not “girl clothes” 🙂 This summer should get quite interesting with all of the gardening this gal loves to do. Love her.)