Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Seed Ordering


It is done!  My friend K and I sat down today and ordered our seeds.  She is a fabulous gardener, but new to veggies and wanted some input.  I got quite a few old favorites, but am also trying a few new things this year.   Among them are Tatsoi, and Prize Choy from Fedco, I'm excited to get into some of the Asian varieties.  Hubby is as well, since that means more Asian food on the menu. 

This is my first year buying spring and fall versions of some things.  Namely Nutribud Broccoli for the spring and Waltham for the fall from Pinetree.  Also from Pinetree will be Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage and Danish Ball head cabbage. 

I'm interested to try a New Zealand spinach that is not a true spinach, but a perrenial.  K is from New Zealand, so this is very exciting for both of us to try.  The fact that it is a perrenial is fabulous as well.  I can't wait to try it.  Now, I just have to wait patiently for our seeds to arrive so that I can play with them!

8 comments:

kitsapFG said...

I love the annual seed ordering process. Then the hard part comes of waiting for them to arrive and being patient about getting things started. The good news is... I will be starting onion seed sand the first round of super early spring lettuces this coming weekend - it's time! Yeah!

Daphne said...

I'm waiting impatiently for my seeds to arrive. I only ordered from Fedco this year. I barely made the $30 cut off for free shipping. I think I did well in paring my order down. I always have too many seeds and wonder where I'm going to plant everything.

The Mom said...

Kitsap, I'm very impatient to get going on seed starting. The second they arrive I'll get the onion seeds going as well.

Daphne, I ended up ordering from Fedco, Pinetree and Baker Creek. It was nice splitting between my friend and I, so that we could get better deals and more variety.

Thomas said...

Hopefully you enjoy growing your Asian veggies. Tatsoi and pak choi are garden necessities in my opinion! :)

I've never tried malabar spinach before. I believe it is a perennial but I don't know to what climate zone. My impression was that it grows best in hot climates.

The Mom said...

Thomas, I can't wait to try the Asian veggies. I love to cook with them and don't know why I never thought to grow them before.

I'm really curious about the malabar spinach. We'll see how it goes.

kiwi gomes said...

Thank you vege guru for your help and advice!

From the virgin vege gardener!

The Mom said...

Kiwi, you crack me up.

Donna said...

I thought Malabar Spinach was from India? I grew it last year. Bought it from a local Nursery thinking they grew things that would do well in Iowa's climate, not so much. I have also read that it develops Botrytis in cold Autumn weather. I didn't care for it too mucilaginous (I think that's the right word). Wish I had someone to split seed orders with, lucky! :) I am jealous that you have success with and space for Broccoli and Cabbage.