Friday, January 22, 2010

Siren Song of the Seed Catalogs!

Well tonight sure has been fun! I'm trying not to go nuts with ordering seeds and plants but gosh it's *hard*!

Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds:
Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash
Tigger Melon
I'm *really* proud of this short order as there are about a bazillion different varieties I wanted to order from this company!

One Green World:
Canadice Grape Vine
Honeycrisp Apple Tree
Yeah, after all that studying and tasting and wavering back and forth, I'm just gettin' the dang Honeycrisp. I would've bought an Elstar but I couldn't find anyone that had any in stock or would ship to Oregon. Foo! I'm also not eeeeentiiiiiirly sure where that grape vine is going either. ::blushes:: BUT, the kiddo and DH both love grapes so I'll be sure to just scooch something aside to make room for it. Heh. Next year I've got to figure out where a raspberry vine or two can be plunked in too.

Annual Flower Garden Seed Collection
Cleome, Cornflower, Cosmos, Marigold, Nasturtium and Zinnia.
Normally I wouldn't order from this company but because it's a non-food item and I want the flowers mostly to attract pollinators I feel like it's okay. It was sold as a collection for less then it would've cost me to buy all the seeds separately at their or other company. I'm excited to plant this in the bed behind the peach tree - there was nothing there all last year so this riot of color should be wonderful in the summer! Also because they're annuals it won't crowd the peach tree as it gets older.

Territorial Seed Company
Canoe Shelling Peas
Early JalapeƱo Pepper
Nova Tomato
Black Prince Tomato
San Marzano Gigante Tomato
I didn't have *nearly* enough tomato plants last year. What the heck was I thinking? So I'm going with these guys - again I'm not too sure where they're all going to go yet. Guess I should stop shopping and finish with the garden planning.

...and if you've never started plants from seeds before it's pretty dang easy: Seed Starting Video.


Anonymous said...

I think you'll like the San Marzano's. I'm still getting tomatoe's from the one's I planted in May. I didn't start mine from seeds but luckily picked up seedlings from the Cal State Fullerton annual tomato sale. They are great for sauce, and freeze wonderfully. Best of luck with the rest of your order looks like a great variety, Robin

Daphne said...

Oh I so want a honeycrisp apple tree. It is my favorite apple - though there are so many good ones.

Ribbit said...

Do you need two different apple trees to ensure pollination? I'm not sure for sure, but I think it's something I read. You could get away with another one at that rate!

Just Jenn said...

@ Robin: I had the roma, Oregon Star last year and I wasn't so pleased with it. I'm branching out and trying some others this year. Good to hear SM's are still producing for you! I hope they thrive for me too.

@ Daphne: It was SO hard to pick just one!

@ Ribbit: Yup, you do need two to ensure pollination but I only have room for one. Conveniently enough so does my neighbor so we're each getting a tree. I'm sure the bees won't mind a quick trip over the garden fence. =)

Ribbit said...

Ahhh. Sweet. Perfect orchestration of beauty. I can't wait to see it mature.