Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Help me, please!!!

(garden flowers, 2005)

The sun is out, the grass is thinking about growing, and spring is just around the corner! (at least I keep telling myself that...)
This can only mean one thing: time to garden!
I have big plans this year to smother every bare bit of ground with more tomatoes, peppers, cucurbits, and bizarre new greens and flowers than ever before. I'll actually be home all year to tend the garden, and our wonderful neighbor will be working with me in the greenhouse and on both property's gardens. Tragically, most of my old seeds were just that - old - or had gotten damp at some point. So new ones had to be ordered. Thus began the problem. Two seed catalogs and dozens of hours later, I had ordered 100(!) different types of seeds. What on earth was I thinking?

Follow my blog in the coming months, and we'll both find out one way or another...

In the meantime, here's The List:
(Seeds were ordered from both Pinetree Seeds and Baker Creek Heirlooms.)

Type Variety

Flowers Celosia Flamingo Feather
Flowers Cleome Rose Queen
Flowers Cosmos Carpet Pinetree mix
Flowers Cosmos Sensation mix
Flowers Four o'Clock Marbles Mixed
Flowers Impatiens Butterfly mix
Flowers Love-in-a-Mist Persian Red
Flowers Marigold Golden Gem
Flowers Morning Glory Kikyozaki mix
Flowers Nasturtium Gleam mix
Flowers Nicotiana Scentsation mix
Flowers Petunia Prime Time mix
Flowers Rudbeckia Rustic Colors
Flowers Snapdragon Brighton Rock
Flowers Statice Mix
Flowers Sunflower Pacion Gold dwarf
Flowers Sunflower Tithonia Fiesta del Sol
Flowers Zinnia Cut and Come Again mix

Amaranth Opopeo

Beans Jacob's Cattle

Beans Jade

Beans Romano

Beans Royal Burgundy

Beets Golden

Beets Early Wonder

Beets Chioggia

Broccoli Pinetree Mix

Broccoli Broccoli de Rapa

Broccoli Romanesco

Brussel Sprouts Long Island Improved

Cabbage Tronchuda loose head

Carrots Cosmic Purple

Carrots Rainbow Mix

Cauliflower Snow Crown

Cauliflower Green Harmony

Cauliflower Cheddar

Chard Bright Lights

Chard Fordhook

Corn Incredible

Corn Argent

Corn Honey Select

Cukes Homemade Pickles

Cukes General Lee

Eggplant Lavender Touch

Eggplant Longship

Fennel Florence

Greens Wrinkled Crinkled Cress

Greens Rossa di Treviso

Greens Arugula

Greens Rose Orach

Greens Seedling Pea

Herbs Pinetree Basil Mix

Herbs Chervil

Herbs Anise Hyssop

Hot Pepper Pimento de Padron

Hot Pepper Corne de Chevre

Hot Pepper Birds Eye Chili

Kale Nero di Toscana

Kale Redbor

Lettuce Pinetree Mix

Lettuce Pinetree Winter Mix

Melon Ineya Asian Melon

Melon Golden Midget Watermelon

Onions Barletta Pickling

Onions Red Long of Tropea

Peas Super Sugar Snap

Peas Knight

Peas Carouby de Maussane Snow

Pumpkin Small Sugar

Spinach Space

Summer Squash Striato D'Italia

Summer Squash Summer Squash mix

Sweet Pepper Jimmy Nardello

Sweet Pepper Lipstick

Sweet Pepper Georgescu Chocolate

Sweet Pepper Ashe County Pimento

Tomatillo Green

Tomatillo Purple

Tomato Cherokee Purple

Tomato Japanese Black Trifele

Tomato Green Zebra

Tomato Woodle Orange

Tomato Orange Fleshed Purple Smudge

Tomato Rose

Tomato Pink Accordian

Tomato Gajo de Melon

Tomato Amish Paste

Tomato Costoluto Genovese

Tomato Cour di Bue

Tomato German Red Strawberry

Tomato Ananas Noir

Tomato Pink Grapefruit

Tomato Sun Gold

Tomato Polbig

Tomato Sub Arctic Plenty

Tomato Striped Roman

Winter Squash Black Futsu

Winter Squash Australian Butter

Winter Squash Vegetable Spaghetti


  1. My seeds are getting old too; I need to find a good way to store them because I don't have time to refresh them by growing every few years (far too many species). I got some cobaltamine glass jars to store them in but I think I may have to go to cold store.

    Also I'm excited to hear how the amaranth goes; it's something we were considering planting at Caltech but never got around to, and it is INCREDIBLE as both a seed and a leaf!

  2. I saw your post over at MDC and followed it over here to check out your seed list.

    That's a very impressive list!