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Seeds for 2013

As you read in a previous post, I am using the county fair as inspiration to grow this year, and to keep what I grow going through fall and pretty – so I can bring home some ribbons! (Maybe.)

I’ve rounded up my seed order for the year (I think…), so here are the varieties I am planning on growing and where I am getting the plants/seeds from. I plan on using my cold frames to get starts out early (though not as early as I’d like). I definitely don ‘t have room to start anything in the house this year (Ainsley probably wouldn’t appreciate me turning her room into a greenhouse, like I used to do pre-her), the shed is a WRECK, and the previous seed starting shelf died when lightning hit the shed the summer I was pregnant. (Just for fun, here’s a review of my plans from 2010, with some decent veggie/seed reviews.)

THE CATEGORIES

Banana Peppers
-purchase plants from local Amish

Red Cayenne Peppers
-purchase plants from local Amish

Jalapeno Peppers
-purchase plants from local Amish

Any Other Hot Peppers
Hot Peppers – Dried Vegetable
- Fish Pepper (Seed Savers Exchange)
- Wenk’s Yellow Hots (Seed Savers Exchange)

Sweet Peppers – Dried Vegetable
-Jimmy Nardello’s (Seed Savers Exchange)

Mint – Dried Herbs
Mint – Green Herbs
- already have lots of varieties

Basil – Dried Herbs
Basil – Green Herbs
- Lime Basil (will purchase seeds locally)
- Sweet Basil (will purchase seeds locally)

Oregano – Dried Herbs
Oregano – Green Herbs
- already have lots of varieties

Parsley – Green Herbs
- already have some that overwinter, usually
- purchase plants from local Amish

Sage – Green Herbs
- already have

Rosemary – Green Herb
- already have lots of varieties

Peppers Collection, at least 4 each of 4 Varieties
- (see above)

Chocolate Chip Cookies (I think Will should enter a cheesecake.)

Canned Spaghetti Sauce, Meatless

Canned Salsa

Zinnia, one bloom 2″ to 4″ in diameter, red
Zinnia, one bloom 2″to 4″ in diameter, pink
Zinnia, one bloom 2″ to 4″ in diameter, orange
Zinnia, one bloom 2″ to 4″ in diameter, yellow
Zinnia, one bloom 2″ to 4″ in diameter, white
Zinnia, one bloom 2″ to 4″ in diameter, any other color
Zinnia, 3 blooms up to 2″ in diameter, same cultivar, orange
Zinnia, 3 blooms up to 2″ in diameter, same cultivar, any other color
- Cut and Come Again (Botanical Interests)
- Fireball Blend (Botanical Interests)
- probably I’ll buy some locally

Also will grow:
- Amish paste tomato (will buy starts from Amish!)
- Black Russian tomato (LocalHarvest via Invincible Summer Farms)
-Indian Stripe Tomato (LocalHarvest via Invincible Summer Farms)
- Kellogg’s Breakfast tomato (Seed Savers Exchange)
- Bush Pickle cucumber (Territorial Seeds)
- Noir des Carmes cantaloupe (Seed Savers Exchange)
- Stevia (Seed Savers Exchange)
- Soleil Bush Beans (Territorial Seeds)
-Spacemaster cucumber (Botanical Interests)
- Aunt Molly ground cherry (widely available)
- French Breakfast radish (widely available)
- beets (widely available)
- soil builder buckwheat blend (Botanical Interests)
- Better Boy tomato (Amish)
- sungold tomato or other cherry tomato (Amish)
- Bulgarian Carrot Pepper Seed (LocalHarvest via Invincible Summer Farms)
- Cayenne Long Slim Pepper Seed (LocalHarvest via Invincible Summer Farms)

2 Comments

  1. LaurieNo Gravatar says:

    Where do you plant these once you get them started ? I guess I’m asking how big is your garden

    1. JennahNo Gravatar says:

      I have 4 raised beds where most of these will go. But if you just want to start a few seedlings, tomatoes and peppers and herbs are perfectly happy in large flower pots, or you can tuck a few in behind other plants in your existing garden and they’ll blend in quite nicely. You don’t necessarily need a large dedicated space.

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