Thursday, March 3, 2011

*Squee* :D

Our local seed exchange and eco fair this past Saturday went over really well. I was one of the volunteers at the seed exchange tables and I figure that we had about 200 folks come through the exchange. Many of them were new gardeners too! The free workshops apparently had an amazing turn out as well.

Unfortunately I did not have time for the workshops. I barely had time to zip through some of the vendors at the eco fair. One of the vendors was Soggy Creek Seed Co. and I was able to pick up quite a few seeds that are on this year's daydream list.

I got Peas for Peace, White Egg Turnips, Crop Circle Radish, New Sun Arugula, Purple Mustache Pole Bean, Learn to Dance With Lettuce, Hobo Turnip, Kissing Booth Beets, Goats Kissing Booth Tokens Beets, and Strange Zucchini From Outer Space. I think all of them are pretty much re-named heirlooms. Heirlooms always = win for me. Plus they are from local and "organic" stock and the seed packets are pretty enough to frame. :D

Most of the seeds that came through the actual exchange were edibles and there were some ornamentals too. They were up for trade or 25 cents a "package" {I put that in quotes because packaging ranged anywhere from your standard seed envelope, to baggies, film containers and even bean pods}.

I scored Scarlet Runner Beans, Tanya's Pink Pod Bush Beans, Blue Jay Bush Beans, Blue Hubbard Squash, mixed greens dubbed Happy Salad Mix, Dinosaur Kale, Double Pink Columbine, Common Wormwood {*swoon*}, and mystery cantaloupe and watermelon from Dalew Farm.

I have a feeling that there will be a lot of hand pollinating going on this year. ;)

Sláinte!

Laurel

7 comments:

FreeDragon said...

lol. Love the names!

SilverFox said...

Such interesting names! Would have loved to have been there!

Bek said...

Wow, these look so amazing I think I would have found it very hard not to buy almost everything!

nefaeria said...

The folks at Soggy Creek certainly are creative and the names are no exception! And I found it hard not to buy more, which is why only came with the amount of $ that I did. ;)

Epiphany Star said...

Love the seed packets and names! Even Monsanto couldn't resist planting them!
Hope your garden is abundant :) Love your beautiful blog, and thanks for all of the gardening posts--can't wait for spring!

Medusae said...

Oh. My. God.
Those are the CUTEST!!!

Always something beautiful to see here :)

nefaeria said...

Epiphany Star: Hehe, I am sure if they touched them they would melt like the one of the ladies from the Wizard of Oz. ;)

Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by! :)

Medusae: Aww, thanky! :)