Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Garden Bloggers GROW

I'm excited to be participating in a project spearheaded by fellow garden bloggers MrBrownThumb and Colleen Vanderlinden of In the Garden Online, and sponsored by Renee's Garden seed company.  Garden Bloggers GROW will bring 50 home gardeners across the country together in a unified goal of growing the same plant from seed, and reporting once a month on our progress, whether that be success or failure or something in between.

Since we all have different growing conditions and are located in various USDA zones - Zone 5b here - comparing our results will be a fun and fascinating exercise.  No doubt it will be a learning experience for those of us that are planting the seeds and for those of you who choose to follow along.

So what will we be growing? 

Renee Shepherd, owner of Renee's Garden, will be providing the participants with a packet of 'Spitfire' Climbing Nasturtium seeds for planting. We'll be documenting our progress from planting to blooming, posting on our blogs on the first Sunday of each month, starting from the time we receive our seeds.  Of course,  this means not everyone will be planting their seeds at the same time. Some may choose to start them early inside, while others may wait until they can direct sow them outside.

For more information, visit Garden Bloggers GROW, and follow along as we grow together!

*Images courtesy of Renee's Garden and

"I'm growing Nasturtium "Spitfire" for the GROW project, thanks to for the seeds." 


Gail said...

I shall look forward to the results in different zones.

Kathryn/ said...

I adore nasturtiums and always have a big patch out front. It's Jan. and there are three that just sprouted! I could barely believe my eyes. I hope they make it. Have fun with yours! Great color!

Melanie J Watts said...

An interesting experiment and fun as well.

Laura said...

What a great idea! I can't wait to follow along!


MrBrownThumb said...

I think this is going to be a blast.

Gail and Laura, we still have a few spaces available if you'd like to do more than just follow along.

Anonymous said...

How cool! I actually grew climbing nasturtiums last year (a different kind) and loved them. They were gorgeous and huge, but they didn't start actually climbing up until fall, which was odd. They clearly like a bit cooler weather, so yours might do well!

Jan said...

It's a wonderful project Kylee, so I'll try to pay attention each month to the progress people make. I think I'll refrain from joining this one but it sounds like fun!

Colleen Vanderlinden said...

This is going to be so much fun! I can't wait to see the nasturtiums growing in everyone's gardens.

Kate/High Altitude Gardening said...

What a wonderful idea! You're always doing the coolest stuff, Kylee! This should be a blast. :)

peter said...

if you are looking for more detailed information on USDA plant hardiness zones, there is an interactive USDA plant hardiness zone map at which will allow you to locate your USDA zone based on zipcode or city.

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