Posted by: beyonddinner | January 27, 2009

Seeds ordered – check!

We’re making some progress on my massive to do list that I created on January 3rd.  We just ordered all of our seeds. They are all locally ordered and are open pollinated and heirloom varieties.  So, if we want to harvest seeds this year we will be able to grow the same variety next year (as opposed to hybrids, where the seeds won’t grow true).  Here’s the list and where we placed our orders:

High Mowing Organic Seed (Vermont):

  • Swiss Chard
  • Collard Greens
  • Spinach
  • Bok Choy
  • Cucumbers
  • Zucchini
  • Green beans/pole
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Fennel
  • Lettuce
  • Leeks
  • Radishes
  • Basil
  • Cilantro
  • Thyme
  • Oregano
  • Nasturtiums
  • Kale – Siberian

From Organica Seeds (Massachusetts):

  • Spinach
  • Kohlrabi
  • Green cabbage
  • Cauliflower
  • Black turtle beans
  • Red Russian kale

Vermont Bean Seed Company (Vermont):

  • Chickpeas
  • Marigolds

We have a paper form from the Re-Vision Urban Farm (Dorchester, MA) to order seedlings before the middle of February.  We plan to order tomato and pepper plants from them.

We also ordered a light row cover because we read that this may help us manage certain kinds of pests.  Also, for crops that don’t tolerate heat very well, like lettuce, it may help us extend the season by shading them slightly.  It’s an experiment.  The row cover comes in 50 foot lengths and is 6 feet wide which is way too big for us and it is reusable.  So, if any of you local readers would like to try some as well, let me know and I think we will be able to spare some.



  1. I would also respectfully submit a gardening company, Garden Harvest Supply. Not only do they offer organic seeds they also offer potted plants for those who need to cut down on there starting time.

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