My Baker Creek seed order arrived today! Alan wanted to know why I wasn't out in the garden this evening planting seeds! *Haa!* I'd have to prep more beds first, that's why! I still have some seeds from last year, so this isn't a complete list of what will be grown in the garden this year. These will just fill in a few spots with something new to grow, and provide us with a couple favorites. Let's see what I ordered.
I ordered up this Fordhook Zucchini simply because of the note on it that reads "freezes well". We get a LOT of zucchini from the garden, so this might allow another method for prolonging the harvest. I'm excited for the Bush Buttercup squash. Since they grow in bushes, like a zucchini, they won't take over the entire garden like a vining plant would.
I wasn't able to find scallop (patty pan) squash seeds locally, so they are were top priority on the order list. I also picked up some Patisson Strie Melange, which will be new to our garden. We thought they looked like fun!
I've tried growing strawflowers two years in a row now, and have had miserable luck with them. I thought I would try them one more year before coming to the conclusion that I just can't grow them here.
I know many of you are still having freezing temperatures, and may even still be getting snow! So hopefully this little promise of "spring" warmed you up a bit!
Here's what I ordered, if any of these spark your fancy!
Bennings Green Tint Scallop SSQ109
Blue Curled Scotch KA101
Dwarf Siberian Kale KA102
Bloomsdale Long Spinach - 1/4 lb SP101-E
Patisson Strie Melange SSQ134
Fordhook Zucchini SSQ139
Bush Buttercup SQ168
Tall Double Mix - Strawflower FL640
Blue Seas - Statice FL662
Tiger Eye Mix Sunflower FL743
Orange King - Zinnia FL818
Pink Senorita Zinnia FL831
Redman Super Cactus Zinnia FL820
What's on your list for this year's garden?