So we grow alot of varieties of veggies. I read a book that Harmony bought for me called "Henry's farm." Great book detailing the ins and outs of a farm in Illinois (I think). They grew on average 600 varieties of veggies each season!! Awesome!!
We aren't there yet but we are approaching 400. I love variety! It keeps farming interesting..... It is what we do.
However, all is not peaceful with variety at 47 daisies. Harmony is frustrated. So the conversation goes something like this.....
"Dylan, why do we need five varieties of patty pans?"..... My response is..... "It's just what we do!"
I asked her over dinner tonight (as we are eating stuffed rond de nice squash, fresh corn on the cob and spaghetti with homemade spaghetti sauce with our tomatoes)..... "What is the maximum number of varieties you are comfortable with at the farm store each week?" Her answer...."20."
This is a point of contention between us as we will have 60 varieties at the store this weekend. I also asked her to look at my list for next week and tell me the things she hasn't sold. After looking over the list, spearmint is the only thing we haven't sold any of.
As we will never agree on this, I will continue to strive for the Henry's farm variety level and Harmony will always tell me we have too many, but in the meantime, come to the store this weekend and get amazing end of summer prices on at least 60 varieties of veggies and herbs!
Oh and by the way, from the dinner conversation I did agree to not plant any more spearmint (but no worries it is a perennial :)
Dylan and Harmony, whichever of us have the time to sit down and write for a few minutes. : )