Thursday, January 9, 2014

Seeds Are In!

My mail carrier was good to me today.  She brought three seed orders and some nice sugarcane.  Last week. She brought me lots of onion starts and my seed potatoes so I better get working.

I added another two beds and I am waiting for the weather to cooperate so I can stain them to match the others.  Once that is done, I can have the soil delivered and, then, the gravel for the pathways.  I've been going back and forth on the gravel.  I can't decide between brown and white.  I believe brown will be the lowest maintenance, but I really love the idea of white.  It seems so orderly to me.  I had white stones when there were only two beds and loved it.  I only changed to brown mulch because it was so inexpensive.  I hate having to add more a few times a year, though.  We also are still planning the pool and gravel would be much better once that's in.  

What do you think-brown or white gravel?

I really have to stop worrying about appearance and get peas and carrots planted and tomatoes and peppers started.

Has your mail carrier been good to you, also?

Thanks for reading,


  1. Just remember brown absorbs heat and white reflects it. I had brown lava rock down the side of my house and hated it. I now have white/gray crushed rock and love it. The crushed rock works great as a weed block, even without a fabric weed block under it.

    My mailman has not yet blessed me with my seed order, but I did get some tomato seeds from a friend in today's mail! I don't have to worry about starting my peppers and tomatoes until mid-March, but I'd sure like to get my onion seeds within the next couple of weeks.

  2. Excellent point! The last thing I need in this Florida sun is more heat. White, it is. I really was just looking for an excuse to pick the white because that's what I really wanted. I't's such an expense so I want to make sure I don't regret my choice.