this is where i keep our seeds. it is hand-made, old and beautiful. it has 11 drawers - 3 of which have 9 compartments. i love keeping our seeds in this treasure. i believe that seeds are treasures. and what better place to keep them eh?
i am not trying to bore anyone to death with our seed inventory. i just want to keep a running list of our inventory and what better place to do so than on a blog. ya, i know. but as i said in my previous post on our inventory of herb seed, jambaloney will make us an access database and then i will be able to identify the seeds, date them and have a spot to comment on their viability, etc., and run metrics reports. until then, you are stuck reading about seeds – teehee!
ASPARAGUS: jersey giant
BEAN: stringless blue lake, provider, kentucky wonder, hutterite soup, painted lady, lazy housewife, ireland creek, cherokee trail of tears, bountiful bush, tender green bush, soldier, light red kidney, arikara yellow bush
BEETS: detroit dark red, early wonder, bull’s blood, winter keeper
BROCCOLI: de ciccio, romanesco, bell star
BRUSSEL SPROUTS: jade cross, long island improved
CABBAGE: early jersey wakefield, artost, super red 80, golden acre, chinese
CARROT: scarlet nantes, arrowhead, rainbow, napoli, chantennay red cored
CAULIFLOWER: all season blend
CORN: bon appetite, golden bantam 8
CUCUMBER: straight 8, long green, armenian yard long, national pickling, double yield, sweeter yet, summerdance
KALE: black tuscan, dwarf blue curled scotch, heirloom mix
LETTUCE: gardener’s mesclun mix, arugula, paris island, batavian endive, black seeded simpson, red oak leaf, romaine, gourmet heirloom leaf mix, australian yellow leaf, forellenschluss, rouge d’hiver
MELON: hale’s best canteloupe, collective farm woman, earlichamp, small shining light, malali, amish
ONION: norstar, rossa di milano, alyssa craig, red beauty, yellow utah, bunching
PAK CHOI: win win choi
PEAS: super sugar snap, sabre, lincoln, oregon sugar 2, winged, dwarf grey sugar, cupani’s original, snow peas, sugar snap, shelling
PEPPER: california wonder, jalapeno, pimont chili, golden treasure, yankee bell, long red cayenne, tolli’s sweet italian, yellow wonder, orange bell, orange sun, bullnose, orange thai, quadrato d’asti giallo, super shepherd, king of the north, jimmy nardello’s sweet italian frying, alma paprika, buran, early jalapeno
PUMPKIN: small sugar, rouge vif d’etampes
RADISH: champion, cherry belle, french breakfast, chinese april cross
SQUASH/ZUCCHINI: winter, black beauty, rich green, golden dawn 3, anton, sunburst, magda, waltham butternut
SPINACH: bloomsdale, galilee, red malabar
SWISS CHARD: lucullus, ford hook giant, five colour silverbeet
TOMATOE: cheeseman’s, bloody butcher, riesentraube cherry, green zebra, martino’s roma, morden yellow, clark’s early jewel, black brandywine, amish paste, window box roma, rutger’s, bullheart, pink roma, beefsteak, yellow pear, big beef, cherokee purple, costoluto genovese
GROUND CHERRY: aunt molly’s
teehee. yep that's it for fruit seed. for this year at least. with gorgeous wild fruit readily-available in the woods and fields here, we decided not to worry about fruit this year.
Wild Fruit available on our land, or very close-by
and with the Annapolis Valley nearby, whenever pears, peaches, plums, apples, other berries, etc. are in season, we have easy access to that fresh fruit as well. next year will be the year to figure out where to set up an orchard and berry garden. this year we are focusing on the veggies.