Nothing says Spring like having your seeds arrive in the mail. We thought you might be interested in what we plan to grow in the garden this year. We always order whatever we can from our buddies at Hudson Valley Seed Library in Accord, NY, but we also order from High Mowing Seed Company, TomatoFest, Johnny's, Renee's, Sustainable Seed Co., Territorial and Grow Organic. We prefer organic products whenever possible but will order conventional and sustainably-grown, non-GMO seeds if we are set on a certain variety and that's all that's available. You'll find the company abbreviations in the parentheses.
Greens: Bok Choy, Escarole, Komatsuna, Mizuna, Tatsoi, (HVSL). Beans: Panther Edamame Soybean, Provider Bush (HVSL); Blue Lake Pole, Kentucky Wonder, Northeaster Pole, Maxibel Haricot Vert (High Mowing Seeds); Cannelini, Garbanzo (Johnny’s). Beets: Ruby Queen, Detroit Dark Red (HVSL); Early Wonder, Red Ace, Shiraz (High Mowing) Broccoli: Belstar F1 (High Mowing); DiCicco, (HVSL); Packman F1 Hybrid (not organic but no GMO) (2bseeds); Fiesta organic (Johnny’s). Carrots: Scarlet Nantes, Danvers, Atomic Red (HVSL). Chard: Rhubarb, Rainbow, Silverado (HVSL). Collards: Champion (HVSL). Cucumber: Marketmore (High Mowing), National Pickling, Ukrainian Slicing, Muncher (HVSL) Eggplant: Rosa Bianca, Ping Tung (HVSL). Fennel: Florence (HVSL). Greens: Black-seeded Simpson, Buttercrunch Bib, Flashy Butter Oak, Merlot, Red Salad Bowl Lettuce, Spotted Trout, Mizuna Red Streak, Ultimate Salad Bowl, Paris Island Cos, Brown Gold Ring (HVSL); Galactic, Green Towers, Red Oak Leaf, Rouge d’Hiver, Magenta, Winter Density, Tango, Astro Arugula, Mild Mustard Blend (High Mowing). Kale: Rainbow Lacinato, Red Russian, Vates Blue Curled (HVSL). Leeks and Onions: Lancelot transplants (Territorial), Wethersfield Red Onion sets, Ebenezer White Onion sets (Grow Organic); Organic Walla Walla Onion seeds, Cabernet seeds, Valencia Organic Onion seeds (groworganic). Parsnip: Harris Model (HVSL). Peas: Sugar Snap, Green Arrow Shelling (HVSL). Peppers: Bridge to Paris, King of the North, Tam Jalapeño, Petit Marseillais (HVSL); Ancho Poblano, Sweet Pimiento, California Wonder (Grow Organic); Organic Lunchbox (Johnny’s). Potatoes: Yukon Gold seed potatoes (Gow Organic); Magic Molly seed potatoes (Vermont Bean). Radish: Watermelon, Cherry Belle, French Breakfast (HVSL). Scallions: Evergreen Bunching Onion seed (HVSL); 1 collection transplants (Territorial Seed Co.) Spinach: Bloomsdale (HVSL). Squash: Long Island Cheese (HVSL); Green-Striped Cushaw Pumpkin, Jack-be-Little, Summer Crookneck, Tromboncino (Sustainable Seed Co.). Sweet Potatoes: George Jet slips (Vermont Bean). Tomatoes: Black Krim, Goldie, Striped German, Stone Ridge (HVSL); Martino’s Roma-Heirloom, San Marzano Redorta, Brandywine OTV-Organic, Italian Tree, Cream (cherry), Striped German, Cherokee Purple, Black Cherry (Tomatofest); Sungold (Renee’s); Sweet Million (Vermont Bean). Tomatillo: Purple Tomatillo (Highmowing). Turnip: Hakurei (Renee’s).
Basil: Genovese, Italian Large Leaf, Thai (HVSL); Mammoth Sweet, Eleonora (Territorial); Cinnamon Basil (Johnny’s). Chervil: Brussels Winter (High Mowing). Cilantro: Cilantrol (HVSL). Dill: Greensleeves (High Mowing). Lemon Verbena: transplants (The Tasteful Garden). Parsley: Italian Flat Leaf (High Mowing).
Ageratum: Tall Blue Planet (Johnny’s). Bachelor Button: (Grow Organic). Calendula: Resina organic, Alpha organic (Johnny’s). Celosia: Organic Red Flame (Johnny’s). Dicondra: Silver Falls (Outsidepride). Marigold: Adams Fairacre (our local nursery). Sunflowers: Autumn Beauty 6-7 ft ¼ lb., Zohar Hybrid 3-4 ft ¼ lb multi-branch, Russian Mammoth 8-10 ft 1/4 lb (Grow Organic); Taiyo 4-5 ft ¼ lb(HVSL), Joker (Outsidepride). Zinnias: County Fair Blend, Golden Yellow (High Mowing), Queen Red Lime, Benary’s Giant Orange, Benary’s Giant Deep Red, Zowie Yellow Flame, Giant Dahlia Flowered Coral, Benary’s Giant Purple, Benary’s Violet (Johnny’s).
60 Verbena Homestead Purple plants 10 Verbena Bonariensis plants 4 Salvia Indigo Spire plants 4 Salvia Black and Blue plants 2 flats Bidens plants 60 bright scarlet red low creeping Verbena plants 1 flat annual aesclelpias plants 2 flats Bronze Rocket snapdragon plants 20 Dichondra silver falls plants 17 flats mixed portulaca plants 4 flats white bacopa, 2 flat lavender bacopa (total of 60 quart pots)