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Monday, January 28, 2013

seed order!

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I have to say that when it is less than 5 degrees outside, receiving a seed order in the mail is like a little bit of warm sunshine in your life.  That was what it was like for me this past weekend.  My first seed order came in.  I'm sure I will end up buying more seeds, but because my local greenhouse carries seeds that I feel comfortable buying, I will end up going there for whatever I missed when I ordered.


This is the first year that I have ordered from Baker Creek, which are all heirloom seeds.  I am really excited to see how these work in my garden...and in my short growing season.  I tend to buy seeds from Fedco and Johnny's Selected Seeds, because they are both in Maine, and I figure they know what seeds Maine gardeners would use.  Of course I am sure that they sell seeds all over the country, but I like to think they cater to a short growing season!


I didn't buy a lot of exotic seeds, even though I wanted to.  I really stuck to what I knew we would eat and want to preserve.  Here is my list:

Dakota Black Popcorn
Jubilee Bush Watermelon
Black Beauty Zucchini
Golden Zucchini
New England Sugar Pie Pumpkin
Boston Pickling Cucumber
Marketmore 76 Cucumber
Blue Hubbard Squash
Dwarf Siberian Kale
Calima Beans (french style green bean)
Golden Wax Beans
Contender Green Beans
Monstrueux De Viroflay Spinach
European Meclun Salad
Cosmic Purple Carrot
Pantano Romanesco Tomato
Pink Berkeley Tie Dye Tomato
Amish Paste Tomato
Roma Tomato

And I also received for free:

American Melon
Lemon Queen Sunflower


I am incredibly excited about this growing season!  A lot of these seeds I do not have to start indoors, and that is a good thing, because I seem to forget about seeds that I start, or something comes up to ruin my plans for starting the seeds and eventually getting them into the garden.

I still need to get shell peas and I am going to attempt bell peppers and jalapenos from seed this year.  We shall see how it all goes!

Have you ordered your seeds yet?  Are you trying something new this year?

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8 comments:

  1. Onions are in the ground, with carrots and cabbages going in this week, along with peas and more lettuce. Oh yes, it's that time of year.

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  2. This is so exciting! I can't wait to see your garden this summer!

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  3. Very exciting order! I'm excited to get started this year and will likely do earthboxes again but may add a couple more to the mix!!!!

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  4. I order from the every year. You're going to love them!
    Can't wait to see how your garden grows...

    ~L

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  5. So exciting! We actually just made our seed order last night! We ordered organic seeds from Gardens Alive because we had a half off coupon. This year we will be trying a few new things - corn and peas!

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    1. It's so fun ordering seeds! Thanks for sharing yours...Looks like you have a lot of fun ones too. I do a mix of heirlooms and hybrids as heirloom tomatoes don't survive at all in our garden. But we are going to try "Marconi Peppers" an Italian sweet pepper that grows to about 10 inches long! Also an assortment of greens and maybe a pole speckled lima bean. I have to mix it up in the garden or I get a little bored. Hope your garden is great this year!!

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  6. I got mine the other day, and it was great to see the kids were as excited as I was. It really is a big breath of hope in the middle of the cold dark time.

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  7. Great list of seeds! Would love to have you share this on Wildcrafting Wednesday at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/01/wildcrafting-wednesday-7.html

    and The HomeAcre Hop tonight at:
    http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/01/the-homeacre-hop-5.html

    Hope to see you there!

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