Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds

  • Amish Paste Tomato: A red, determinate paste tomato.  It is growing well in my SWCs.  I plan to make a lot of sauce this summer.
  • Al-Kuffa Tomato: A red, indeterminate slicing tomato with compact vines and drought resistance.  They are supposed to yield lots of fruit from the summer into the fall.  These grew really well from seed.  The plants are very sturdy.  If the winds weren’t so high here, I don’t think that they would need any staking.
  • Blue Hubbard Squash: (C. maxima) This is a huge, heirloom winter squash.  I have read that some people grow it as a trap for squash bugs.  But it is also just a really great squash to eat.  It also stores really well.  So far (6-14-10) they are growing well.  But the vines might take over the yard.

Botanical Interests

  • Cherry Bell Radish: These grew very well, but didn’t look very good due to radish maggots.  Will try again in the Fall.
  • Carnival Blend Carrot:  This was a bust.  Don’t know why.

High Mowing Organic Seeds

  • Lettuce: Green Towers
  • Lacinato (Dinosaur) Kale:
  • Roy’s Calais Flint Corn: (Zea mays) This is a really pretty flint corn, for corn meal and flour.  Some of the ears are golden, and some are dark maroon.  It sprouted very easily and is growing very well, so far (6-14-10).
  • H-19 Little Leaf Cucumber: (Cucumis sativus)  A parthenocarpic pickling cucumber (no polinator required) with reported great disease resistance  (Angular Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Downy Mildew, Powdery Mildew, Scab)

Seed Savers Exchange

  • Mexican Sour Gherkin Cucumber: (Melothria scabra)  These are really cool.  They look like teeny tiny watermelons (1-2″).  I think I first saw them on Tigress In A Pickle, in one of her travel stories.  I plan to pickle these.  I have three plants.  They are Tiny plants.  Your Grow Girl has a nice article about them here.  Apparently, they are also resistant to powdery mildew.  Well, we’ll see how it goes.

Seeds of Change

Sustainable Seed Company

  • Beet: Chiooggia
  • Beet: Golden Burpee
  • Carrot: Atomic Red
  • Carrot: Cosmic Purple
  • Chard: Golden Stem
  • Chard: Ruby Red
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