It’s easy for me to be a scrooge about Christmas. I don’t get to see any of my family and that makes me sad for most of December but dang it . . why do they have to fill the stores with Christmas beginning November 1?
I had a little disaster with my seed container. Several months ago when I was starting seeds for the greenhouse, I left the whole container under the carport without the lid on it and we had a blowing rain and a lot of my seeds were ruined.
Vince tilled up a pretty good spot in the garden and now that the grasshoppers are gone enough that it’s safe to plant, I wanted some additional varieties of carrots and beets. I first went to Home Depot, and if my memory serves me correctly, they’ve always had seeds throughout the year. In this area, there are so many things that can be planted even in the winter. The entire area, really a huge chunk of the store is totally Christmas! I asked if they had the seeds somewhere else in the store. No .. they have no seeds!
Then I went to Walmart where I also remembered them having a small selection of seeds this time of year. Nope, everything garden related is moved out and it’s all Christmas!
I guess I’m baffled that this is such a small town and both Home Depot and Walmart have hundreds of artificial trees. Don’t people keep those and re-use them? Honestly, if half the people in this county bought new trees, I think they would still have some left after Christmas.
I hope I’m the only one looking for seeds because there are none to be found. I have enough to get by and I have kale and spinach I can plant if I run out of beet, carrot and lettuce seeds. I already planted turnips and have brussels sprouts I can plant. I’ve not had much luck with brussels sprouts here (same with broccoli and cauliflower). We go from 80° days to 20° nights and back and forth all winter and that’s hard on those cold weather crops.
Whether I needed seeds or not, I don’t like seeing Christmas decorations in the store before Thanksgiving! But, I don’t guess they asked me my opinion, did they? 🙂