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Old March 3, 2017   #16
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Default For 2017 I'm growing from seed:

This post gave me the push to finalize my plans for the year!

Alpine Strawberries - Migonette
Alpine Strawberries - Pineapple
Asparagus - Mary Washington
Asparagus - Purple Passion
Beets - rainbow mix
Broccoli - Asprabroc F1
Broccoli - Purple Peacock
Broccoli, Purple Sprouting - Red Spear
Brussels Sprouts - Diablo (or Hestia)
Brussels Sprouts - Falstaff
Cabbage - Golden Acre
Cabbage - Red Express
Cabbage - Savoy, Abervilliers
Carrots - Botanical Interests Calliope rainbow blend
Carrots - Scarlet Nantes
Celery - Utah 52/70
Collards - MacGregor
Corn, Sweet - Picasso F1 (I've very excited to try this, it looks beautiful)
Corn, Sweet - Country Gentlemen
Corn, Popcorn - Dakota Black
Cucumbers - National Pickling
Cucamelon (or Mousemelon)
Eggplant - Asian Bride
Eggplant - Beatrice
Eggplant - Charming
Eggplant - Farmer's Long
Eggplant - Nadia
Eggplant - Rosa Bianca
Eggplant - Ping Tung Long
Fennel, bulb - Perfection
Flower Sprouts
Kale - Lacinato
Kale - Red Russian
Kohlrabi - Botanical Interests white and purple blend
Leeks - American Flag
Lettuce -
Mache - big seeded
Melon - Ha Ogen
Melon - Hearts of Gold
Melon, Watermelon - Orange Krush F1
Melon, Watermelon - Cream of Saskatchewan
(I was going to grow a winter keeping melon too but the shop I bought the seeds from never sent the seeds so I'm skipping that this year)
Mustard - Red Giant
Oriental Greens - Bok Choy (and Toy Choy)
Oriental Greens - Chinese Cabbage
Oriental Greens - Kaliaan
Oriental Greens - Mitzuna
Parsnip - Hollow Crown
Peas, Shelling - Iona Petit Pois
Peas, Shelling - Tall Telephone/Alderman
(I also have some short vareties leftover that I'll be planting in fall for a green manure crop)
Peas, Snap - Sugar Magnolia
Peas, Snap/Snow - Green Beauty
Peas, Snow - Carouby De Maussane
Peas, Snow - Golden India
Pumpkin - Black Futsu
Pumpkin - Jack Be Little
Pumpkin - Lady Godiva
Pumpkin - Lumina
Pumpkin - Rouge Vif D' Etampes
Pumpkin - Winter Luxury
Quinoa - Botanical Interests Brightest Brilliant Rainbow
Radish - Black Winter
Radish - Daikon Miyashige
Radish - French Breakfast
Radish - Giant of Sicily
Radish - Green Luobo
Radish - Pink Summercicle
Radish - John Sheepers Gourmet Rainbow mix
Radish - Watermelon
(We really like radishes)
Sorrel
Spinach - Lavewa (or Matador or Space...I need a spinach for summer sucession sowings and I haven't decided yet)
Spinach - Longstanding Bloomsdale
Spinach - Monstrueux de Viroflay
Spinach - Red Kitten (grown as baby greens inside over winter)
Spinach - Winter Bloomsdale
Squash, Summer - Black Beauty
Squash, Summer - Cocozelle
Squash, Summer - Dirani
Squash, Summer - Max's Gold
(We eat lots and lots of zoodles)
Squash, Winter - Delicata, either Zepplin or Honey Boat (I have seeds for both)
Squash, Winter - Galeux d'Eysines
Squash, Winter - Gold Nugget
Squash, Winter - HoneyNut
Squash, Winter - Spaghetti Squash
Swiss Chard - Bright Lights mix
Swiss Chard - Verde De Taglio
Turnip - Golden Ball
Turnip - Hakurei

And absolutely loads of flowers and herbs. There are lots of beans, tomatoes, and peppers planned.

I'm also growing for the first time this year:
Jerusalem Artichokes
Horseradish
Potatoes - Red Gold, Purple Viking, Pinto, Magic Molly, Rose Fir Apple
Sweet Potatoes - Beauregard, O'Henry

(Hopefully there will also be a Chicago Hardy Fig, Vern's Brown Turkey Fig, Improved Meyer Lemon, some raspberries, pineberries, red flowered strawberries, currants, and gooseberries. Maybe I will find a dwarf apple tree and a cherry tree for a good deal too.)
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Old March 3, 2017   #17
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I agree NWG, They (Johnny's) have some excellent varieties at a reasonable cost, but the shipping charge on a small order discourages me from random ordering.

Parks uses regular mail for seeds and ups for larger packages in the US.

If you are near a wally world or similar discount store, blanket flower seeds are in the 20 cent packs.So is a type of multicolored zinnia. Btw blanket flower are very short lived perennials, for me 1-3 years. Pak Choi is rather easy to find locally on the cheap too. At lest you can get started right away if you buy the common ones locally.

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Wow, what a long list
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Wow, what a long list
With the lack of the ability to garden last year...I may have gone a tiny bit overboard with the plans.

It's a good thing we like our veggies right?
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Landreth Stringless Bush Bean

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I have planted those the past two years and really like them.
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But Park seeds arrive slow for me in the past, 3 weeks plus.
Two years ago I ordered from Park 1st and they were the last to arrive by a couple of weeks. I did not order from them last year, but decided to try them again this year since I am sowing earlier. They arrived in 3 days!
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Yesterday I planted herbs into cell trays that I bought at Dollar Tree. They are sold be American Seeds (The same company that sells the 20 cent seed packs) Pictured compared to the 72 cell tray. These little trays have 12 cells and are very convenient and easy to make room for.

I planted 6 cells each of:

Basil - Sweet
Catnip
Cilantro
Chives
Dill - Long Island Mammoth
Oregano
Sage - Broad Leaf
Thyme - Common
And 12 cells of Rosemary - Rosemarinus Officinalis
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Those trays are pretty nice for only being a $1!
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I have planted those the past two years and really like them.
Good to know! I bought them on a whim, kinda disappointed with the top crop green beans. Top crops flavor was just...blah. We liked provider which really lives up to its name! But it had this strange furry feel on the tongue.

Grew dragon tongue beans and no one would eat them besides me... they would not taste the red corn either so strange colored foods are off the buy list for a few more years or so.
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Those trays are pretty nice for only being a $1!
Pssssst! Go to the dollar stores at the end of summer and get gardening stuff marked down 90%. They mark it all down to make room for school supplies. Scout out all the dollar stores in your area a few weeks before to see who has what. Seeds for 2-5 cents a pack!
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Most years, I make lists of seeds to buy, let the lists simmer for a while, look at all the seeds I have, and then decide I don’t need to buy more. Or at least order from only one catalog!

This year I have been lured by Baker Creek’s free shipping and interesting varieties to make a list from their catalog. I got the catalog at the heirloom festival in September, which was a great place to find seed I’d wanted for a long time (many vendors) as well as seed I didn’t know I needed— plus a bunch of impulse purchases! I spent $50 there and bought only seed, not any other garden tchotchkes.
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I make a list of all the seeds I need to buy, then buy them. I then realize I forgot one, so I buy it and maybe some others at the same store. Then I realize I forgot another one, etc., repeat. Baker Creek alone got 4 orders from me this winter because of this (plus they gave me free shipping for 6 mos.).
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I make a list of all the seeds I need to buy, then buy them. I then realize I forgot one, so I buy it and maybe some others at the same store. Then I realize I forgot another one, etc., repeat. Baker Creek alone got 4 orders from me this winter because of this (plus they gave me free shipping for 6 mos.).
Lol, that is exactly what I do most years. I think of it as a feature, not a bug.
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Oh Nan and Jane, I thought it was just me! I'm feeling embarrassed that I made two orders at BK for myself, and one for a friend. Thank goodness for free shipping!

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