Friday, August 3, 2012

Seed Surprises

When I shop for seeds, I look at the packets and get enticed by the beautiful photos and lovely descriptions.  I envision the little seeds growing in my garden and maturing into the beautiful or tasty plant I read on the packet it would become.  Well sometimes the seeds in the packet are not what is advertised.

I bought these Basil seeds.

They grew into this Basil (tiny leaves on little plants).

I bought these Pumpkin seeds (note "Bush Type").
I was really looking forward to Pumpkins on a compact plant that wouldn't take over.  However, the plant is as vigorous or more than our vining winter squash.  The vines are already 8 feet long and growing into my dahlias and zinnias.  "Bush Type?" I think not.  

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