Friday, March 19, 2010

Um… lots and lots of local heirloom seeds!

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Well, first of all, this man of mine really does love me. I’ve spent the last year or so looking for local heirloom seeds. I haven’t had any luck. At all.

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Imagine my surprise when he came home yesterday with three very large boxes packed full of local heirloom seeds!

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He even found heirloom seed potatoes, but couldn’t remember the name of them. I’ll have to give them a call later to find out.

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Oh, how happy those Christmas Limas make me!!! For those of you who live near Montgomery (I’m thinking of you, Mary Frances) head on over to Wetumpka, Seed Processors, Inc. You will be so glad you made the short trip. It’s only about 10 minutes outside of Montgomery. These are the medium size packets, and most of them cost $2.00 or less. Sigh. That sweet man of mine bought me one package of everything in the store. Not all of them are heirloom varieties, but they are all locally grown, which means they should grow well for us. Yay!

Here's my list of seeds: (the ones not marked local came from Seed Savers)

BEANS

Blue Lake (pole) green (local)

Blue Lake (bush) green (local)

Kentucky Wonder (pole) (local)

Kentucky Wonder (bush) (local)

Rattlesnake (pole) green (local)

Contender (bush) (local)

Dixie Butterpea (bush) (local)

Cangreen Lima (bush) (local)

Jackson Wonder Lima (Bush) (local)

Christmas Lima (pole) (local)

Fordhook Bush (local)

Florida Butter Bean (pole) (local)

Henderson Bush (local)

Willow Leaf Lima (pole) (local)

Roma II Italian (bush) (local)

Good Mother Stollard (pole)

Cherokee Trail of Tears Black (pole)

BEET

Detroit Dark Red (local)

BROCCOLI

Romamesco spiral

CABBAGE

Copenhagen Market

CANTELOPE

Hale's Best Jumbo (local)

Amish

Honey Dew (local)

Rocky Ford (local)

Planter's Jumbo (local)

CARROT

Chantenay (local)

Danvers

Imperator (local)

CAULIFLOWER

Snowball (local)

COLLARDS

Georgia Collards (local)

Morris Heading (local)

CORN

Hickory King Yellow (local)

Hickory King White (local)

Trucker's Favorite White (local)

Trucker's Favorite Yellow (local)

Golden Bantam

Country Gentleman

2 inch Strawberry Popcorn

CUCUMBER

Spacemaster Bush (local)

Marketer (local)

Pickling (local)

True Lemon

GROUND CHERRIES

Aunt Molly's

KALE

Siberian Improved (local)

Lacinato

MUSTARD

Southern Giant Curled (local)

Florida's Broadleaf (local)

OKRA

Dwarf Long Pod (local)

Clemson Spineless (local)

Hill Country Red

ONION

Yellow of Parma

PEAS

Pinkeye Purple Hull (local)

English Peas/Early Alaska (local)

English Peas/Sugar Snap (local)

English Peas/Little Marvel (local)

California Blackeye

Mississippi Purple Hull (local)

Black Crowder (local)

Knuckle Purple Hull/Brown Crowder (local)

Zipper Cream Peas (local)

Top Pick Cream Peas (local)

Mississippi Cream Peas (local)

Mississippi Silverskin (local)

PEPPERS (HEAT)

Nepalese Bell (4)

Tobago Seasoning (3)

Alma Paprika (1)

Buran (0)

RADISH

Scarlet Globe (local)

Sparkler White Tip (local)

RUTABAGA

Rutabaga (unknown) (local)

SOYBEAN

Fiskeby

SPINACH

Bloomsdale (local)

SQUASH

Acorn/Table Queen (local)

Cornfield Pumpkin

Dark Green Zucchini (local)

Yellow Crookneck (local)

Yellow Straightneck (local)

Butternut (unknown) (local)

TOMATO

Brandywine

Green Zebra

Gold Medal

Cherokee Purple

Rose

TURNIP

Shogoin (local)

Purple Top (local)

White Egg (local)

WATERMELON

Black Diamond (local)

Crimson Sweet (local)

Desert King Yellow Meat (local)

Congo (local)

Charleston Gray (local)

Jubilee (local)

Sugar Baby Icebox (local)

Moon and Stars (Van Doren)

4 comments:

Berit said...

Oh, my gosh!! the names are so inventive, are they not?

Ann said...

Wow - that is a lot of seeds and loads of variety. I can see you having a roadside stall to sell your surplus. You are going to have so much fun with your vegetable plot! I love the sound of your tomato varieties.

Sue said...

what an amazing list, have fun planting and it's so great you were able to get local seeds, we have to get ours from another state unfortunately.

melissa sews said...

Berit, I'm just crazy about those names!

Ann, the tomatoes are my favorite seeds. I can hardly wait to try them. I pray my harvest is good enough to do some preserving and sell a bit, too!

Sue, I know how you feel. This is the first time EVER I've been able to plant local seeds. I am BEYOND excited!!!