I Can’t Resist A Good Sale

I’m making my list and checking it twice.

At 4:00 in the morning.

In my jammies.

In the warmth of my house.

Outside, the wind is howling and the temperatures are dropping,

and I’m shopping for seeds for next year’s garden.

Even after all those seeds I saved throughout the summer, I’m still a sucker for a good seed sale.

Seed Savers Exchange is one of my favorite seed companies.  This company is dedicated to preserving heirloom and open pollinated seeds.  At this time, they are having a 50% off sale on 108 varieties of vegetable and flower seeds.

One item on sale is the Lina Sisco Bird Egg Bean.  Dating back to the late 1880’s, this bean is used as dry bean.  It is one of those vegetables you can plant in the spring and leave alone until the pods dry.  After I shell them, I set aside some for supper and then freeze the rest.  So easy.  I’ve never had any bug or disease problems with this variety and I have grown them (and saved the seeds) for years.

Lina Sisco's Bird Egg bean

Lina Sisco’s Bird Egg bean

Lina Sisco's bird egg bean

I know it’s a busy time of year, but, if you have a chance, check out their site and be inspired for next year.

Isn’t it easy to plan the best garden in the winter?


About the blonde gardener

I'm an Arkansas girl born and raised. I garden in the beautiful Northwest part of the state (zone 6b or 7) surrounded by the Ozark Mountains. My favorite part about the area is we have 4 distinct seasons and are able to enjoy a variety of activities. My main passion is gardening but I also enjoy hiking, birding, 4-wheeling and motorcycle trips. Basically anything outside. Thanks for stopping by! Brenda
This entry was posted in Arkansas, Flowers, Garden, Home, Pinto Beans, Vegetables and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

23 Responses to I Can’t Resist A Good Sale

  1. I’m a sucker for seeds, too. I even take my laptop to bed so I can spend HOURS looking at seeds and dreaming about all the ones I’d like to try. How does that Lina Sisco seed taste and does it need to go vertical?


  2. Becky says:

    Love this entry, Brenda! I always learn something from your blog. : )


  3. ohhhh… good to know, I’ll have to check out Seed Saver’s Exchange web site. If you get the chance check out the Bass River Gardens blog post that I shared on my fb page over the weekend. There’s a photo of one of the men that I work with saving seeds from the broom corn that you sent me last spring. He loves anything to do with seeds and bulbs so it was a fun project for him to work on. Thank you again for sending them! I hope we have more next year from this year’s harvest.


  4. Tammy says:

    Thanks for the info Brenda. I placed my order for next year. I am going to turn my sunroom into a green house for the starter. I hope it works! I love your blog.


  5. ChgoJohn says:

    Sounds like a great site — and an important one, too. Thanks for helping to spread the word about it.


  6. I spend a lot of time in winter mulling over plans for the garden. What else is there to do?


  7. Absolutely fun to plan in winter.


  8. Thanks for the inspiration! Those are such beautiful beans.


  9. Hi!
    South of you a bit, but am an AWB gardener, and glad to meet you! 🙂 Love the post. Love shopping for seed in Dec. I like Jardin du Gourmet, too. 🙂 My favorite bean, though, is the cannellini, for its creaminess. Mmm…


I'd love to hear from you!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s