Some people are addicted to chocolate, alcohol, hardcore drugs.....not my husband. He's addicted to ordering seeds. He can't get enough. And it's not just seeds that he craves, the ones that really get him excited are the unusual seeds. He orders things like purple snap beans, red turnips, yellow watermelon, red okra and lemon cucumbers, just to name a few.
At first, I didn't really notice what was going on. He'd say he needed to order basil seed, for instance, and we'd get a box from UPS the size of a shoe box. I'd say something like, "Wow...that's some shipment of basil..." but then I'd just let it go. Now we're at the point where he says he needs to order some basil and we get a box half the size of my trunk. The boxes are full of whatever he originally needed, plus several other seeds that he just "had to have". I'm convinced that once he gets on the website, he just can't stop. For the past six months or so I've been telling him he's addicted to ordering seeds, and slowly I think he's coming around to admitting it.
You may ask yourself how he can plant all these seeds. Apparently, it's not that difficult, especially for Dylan.
Our conversations about future plantings go something like this:
Dylan: "So how many rows of beans should we plant?"
Harmony: "I don't know, maybe 4?"
Dylan: "Well I was thinking like 14. But then I want to try this new one I found, too. It's really cool. So let's do 10 of that one."
Harmony: "How about maybe 8 of each?"
Dylan: "Let's do 10 of each. Now what about cucumbers?"
Harmony: "Probably just one bed. Or maybe one and another small one."
Dylan: "How about 4? Plus I need to figure out where to put those lemon cucumbers, so that will have to be a whole separate bed.....Do you think we need a bigger bed for melons or are we good?"
Harmony: "I think we're good. I think it's plenty."
Dylan: "I think I'm going to till up a bed down in the bottom just for melons...."
This goes on and on. It's like we have parallel conversations about the same exact thing.
I guess I shouldn't complain. I could have it much worse. I am pretty much okay with the abundance of wonderful, fresh fruits and vegetables that he brings into the house on a daily basis. We've actually been having cantaloupe and watermelon for the past week or so, due to this addiction. :)
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )