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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Seed Order

Every year, by January, the Seed Saver catalog arrives. Both of us become starry-eyed with visions of tomato plants, melon patches, and fresh herbs. We pour over the catalog over and over, until the pages become worn and crinkled. Then, February arrives and we finally get to officially make the real order. This year, we plan on adding a few raised gardens, including one solely for tea herbs. Given that we knew our garden space would increase, it was hard to limit our order (and our idealistic and unrealistic visions of a perfectly huge garden), but we eventually managed. Below is what we ordered. We will use these in conjunction with seeds that we  had left over from last year and a few fresh herb plants from West Star Farms.

Calypso Beans
Hidatsa Shield Beans
Speckled Cranberry Beans
Detroit Dark Red Beets
Aunt Molly's Ground Cherries
Scarlet Nantes Carrots
Golden Bantam Corn
Tom Thumb Popcorn Corn
Stowell's Evergreen Corn
Parade Cucumber
Early Fortune Cucumber
Lacinato Kale
Charantais Melon
Eden's Gem Melon 
Noir des Carmes Melon 
Ailsa Craig Onion
Fish Pepper
King of the North Pepper
Gold Medal Tomato
Cherry Roma Tomato  
Bee Balm
St. John's Wort
Chelsea Watermelon

And for potatoes...
All Blue Potato
French Fingerling Potato
Rose Finn Apple Potato

In just a few weeks, our house will turn into a blooming crowded "greenhouse." Florescent lights will be hanging from every free space of ceiling, tables and dressers will be full of trays of seeds, and chairs and other large objects will be set up around the trays to protect them from our kitty predators. And then, soon thereafter, gardening season will officially be here. 

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