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Seeds, Seeds, and More Seeds

January 23rd, 2013

Yesterday there were two packages of seeds in my little bus barn when we arrived home from coffee at our neighbor’s (they were from High Mowing Seeds and Baker Creek). Nothing is quite as exciting as opening these up and shuffling through them. I’m quite excited about a lot of these, some are crazy tropical fruits that will end up being houseplants, like the pink banana from Baker Creek. Others are going to fill the big garden up behind the garden.
2013 Seed Orders 1
What did I receive?
Here’s what I ordered from High Mowing:
Garden Combo Inoculant
Maxibel Haricot Vert Bean
Santee F1 Hybrid Sprouting Broccoli
Mars Celeriac
Fisher’s Earliest Corn
Roy’s Calais Flint Corn
Painted Mountain Flour Corn
National Pickling Cucumber
Optima Lettuce
Cortland F1 Hybrid Onion
Sedona F1 Onion
Green Arrow Pea
King of the North Pepper
Delicata Squash
Burgess Buttercup Squash
Jade Bean

2013 Seed Orders 3
From Baker Creek I ordered a ton of stuff. A few new and interesting things to try. Many of the herbs will be started indoors in pots and will become houseplants.

Ailsa Craig Onion
Gobbo Di Nizzia Cardoon
Hollow Crown Parsnip
Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify
Golden Globe
Laurentian Rutabaga
Broad Windsor Fava Bean
Extra Precoce A Grano Violetto Fava Bean
Florence Fennel
Golden Beet
Perpetual Spinach
Mary Washington Asparagus
Long Island Improved Brussels Sprouts
Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
Violetta Itallia Cauliflower

2013 Seed Orders 2
Glory of Enkhuizen Cabbage
Giant Red Re-Selection
Di Firenze Fennel
Pink Banana
Autumn Giant Leek
Bulgarian Giant Leek
Giant Musselburgh Leek
Bleu De Solaise
Celtuce Lettuce
Australian Brown Onion
Lipstick Pepper
Red Mini Bell
Fordhook Zucchini
Sweet Meat Winter Squash
A Grappoli D’Inverno Tomato
Coriander, Large Seeded
Cilantro, Slo-Bolt
Dock, Bloody (Red Sorrel)
Ramsons or Wild Garlic
Summer Savory
Tarragon, Russian
Fairyland Dwarf Mix – Candytuft
Unwin’s Mix – Dahlia
Yellow Canary Creeper Nasturtium
Lemon Queen – Sunflower
Envy – Zinnia
Button Box Zinnia
Lilliput Mix – Zinnia

2013 Seed Orders 4
It’s kind of exciting to finally have a large garden space, I can grow a little of this and a little of that. I’m excited to try broad beans and celeriac for the first time this year. My seeds from Peaceful Valley arrived last fall. I still have seeds from Renee’s Garden that haven’t arrived and I need to order a few cover crops from Johnny’s and Fedco.

Have any of your seeds for this season arrived yet? What are you most looking forward to growing?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.