Thursday, January 15, 2009

Seeds!


It's quite a while until I will be able to get my hands dirty in a garden, but it is almost time to start ordering seeds. As previously mentioned, an organization I am involved with is working on getting a garden project here in North Bay started.

We intend to have plenty of veggies, there's already some fruit trees and berries, wild and native plants (there is a lot already!), culinary and medicinal herbs (some already), and some other flowers.

For this project I have saved up seeds from my balcony garden, and gathered some from a seed swap held at our local Farmer's Market.

So far I have seeds for:

Veggies

Heirloom Winter Squash (I am not sure of the name. I also purchased a squash as well. The seeds and squash came from an Amish family, and is apparently often used in pies. It could have been Amish Pie Squash, but it more resembles a Golden Hubbard Squash or Pumpkin Squash.)

Uchiki Kuri Squash

Buttercup Squash

Early Wonder Beets

Kentucky Wonder Pole Beans

Laxton's Progress Peas

French Breakfast Radishes

Bloomsdale Long-standing Spinach

Black Seeded Simpson Lettuce

Bunching Evergreen Onions

Coreless Nantes Carrots

Herbs

Garden Sage

Catmint

Lemon Balm

Peppermint

Chives

Spearmint

Other

Curly Dock (I was told that it can be used as a green manure, but have yet anything to see on this. But, it does have some good medicinal properties.)

Sweet Cream Marigold

Woodland/Woodside Gold Columbine

White Columbine

Rose Queen Salvia

Sweet Woodruff

I've been pouring over catalogues and online stores to figure out what other seeds to get, and these are what I have my heart set on:

Veggies

Brandywine Tomatoes

Matt's Wild Cherry Tomatoes

Black Zebra Tomatoes

Tomatillos

Lemon Cucumbers

Marketmore Cucumbers

Sumter Pickling Cucumbers

Northeaster Pole Beans

Scarlett Runner Pole Beans

Provider Bush Beans

Orca Bush Beans

Royal Burgandy Bush Beans

Mammoth Melting Sugar Snow Peas

Carouby de Mausanne Peas

Sugar Daddy Sugar Snap Peas

Bulls Blood Beets

Purple Dragon Carrots (thanks for the recommendation Ben!)

Atomic Red Carrots

Cosmic Purple Carrots

Golden Globe Turnips

Purple Plum Radishes

Ruby Red Chard

Fordhook Giant Chard

Dinosaur Kale

Zucchini

Yellow Crookneck Squash

Waltham Butternut Squash

Delicata Squash

Arugula

Cress

Early Mizuna

Mixed Greens

Gold Rush Potatoes

Cheiftan Potatoes

Penta Potatoes

Herbs

Marshmallow

Scullcap

Common Comfrey

Calendula

Echinacea

Purple Sacred Basil

Genovese Basil

English Lavender

Munstead Lavender

English Thyme

Wild Thyme

Italian Parsley

Moss Curled Parsley

St. John's Wort

Roman Chamomile

Common Vervain

Blue Vervain

Meadowsweet

Sweetfern

Nettle

Borage

Wild Bergamot

Other

Nasturiums

Red Garnet Amaranth

Hollyhocks

Butterfly Weed

Lobelia

Viper's Bugloss

Joe Pye Weed

Cupani Sweetpeas

Red Milkweed

Sweetgrass

Well, I am off to browse some more and daydream of green things!

Sláinte!

Laurel

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

what an ambitious list! i am going to be growing a few on that list as well. the kuri squash looks really tasty.

Melinda said...

Wow. Sigh. What an amazing list of goodies!

nefaeria said...

Hello folks! Thanks for stopping by :)

Anon: Kuri squash is so good! It's great in pies!!

Melinda: Thanks! There's no way I would grow that much of a variety if it was my own garden. I would love to, but I think it would be a bit much ;)