Garden Tales: This Years Seed Collection Part 2


Here’s my second set of seeds, this batch from Seeds Savers Exchange.

I thought I’d share some of the seeds we’re using for the CSA shares on the farm, and a few things I’m growing just for me. The images are from their website, but who wants to read about plants without seeing pictures?! I usually buy all by seeds from these guys or Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. I’ve had really great luck with the things I’ve grown from them, and they’ve got great business ethics and organic and heirloom varieties.

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Joes Long Cayenne – These grew well last year… Though our growing season was too short to allow many of them to turn red.

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Peach Habenero – We had really good luck with these.. Almost too good of luck… I dehydrated many and still haven’t finished using them.

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Black Beauty Zucchini – These grow very very well for us.

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Black Cherry Tomato – We looooove these.

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Blondkopfchen – These grew well.. But they weren’t our absolute fave. They were good, but not excellent.

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Brandywine – These are great for canning and slicing.

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Joan Rutabaga – If you like rutabaga, these are good rutabaga.


SSE Lettuce Mixture – This is a great mixture. We really like it!

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Bulls Blood Beets – We love these for canning and for cooking. They’re even tasty raw.


Detroit Dark Red Beets – Love these for canning, raw, and cookin. They’re great roasted.


Pencil Pod Yellow Wax Bean – We really liked these for canning. I even made one of my grandma’s recipes from my dads childhood with these.


Ideal Market Bean – We’ve been experimenting with green bean varieties after having issues with our go to bean two years ago.


Rosemary – I’m trying reallllly hard to get these to sprout under a grow lamp, but they’re real picky about temperatures.

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Sensitive Plant – I had one of these last year and my nieces and I tickled it to death. Find a video of them. For real, they’re super cool. They curl up when you touch the leaves.


Green Sage – I’ve had crazy good luck with growing this variety.


Stevia – This will be my first time growing stevia… I’m interested to try it.


St. Johns Wort – This is also my first year growing this. I’m trying to get a real good herb garden going this year.


Wormwood – Another new herb to try.


Thyme – I’ve grown this a few years in a row… And one of my patches of it seems to still be partially alive even after MN winter.


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