Today was the final seed order for next year. This batch was via Rareseeds.com / Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Beautiful catalog, amazing selections of open pollinated, often heritage varieties of vegetables and flowers. I ordered almost as much to support the company, as to buy the seeds. Again, emphasis is on short season, or cool summer varieties, or ones that emphasize flavor and look possible in this cool maritime climate.
Jing Orange Okra - 60 days, very pretty looking plant. Not many seeds for the price, but it only takes a couple. I am trying several okra varieties again.
Melrose Pepper - Italian variety, sweet. I have plenty of left over hot pepper seeds, but my stomach doesn't handle them now.
Crookneck-Early Golden Summer Squash - love summer squash and it will be fun to have something other than Zucchinis to share.
Gelber Englischer Custard Squash - ditto.
Jumbo Pink Banana Squash - nostalgia variety. My great aunt gave me seeds and they were so productive, made great pumpkin pies. Listed as good for this region.
Petite Mix Marigold - I've grown this one before. Nice, maybe the marigold scent will repel animals.
Alaska Mix - Nasturtium - I've grown this one before. I wonder if it will be pest resistant, with the peppery leaves. I can't see buying annuals when a packet of seeds goes much much further for much less money.
Most of the vegetables will only be a couple of plants per packet. This will be the rest of my "test garden" - see which ones do better for me.
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