March 4, 2014

2014 Seeds

It's that time of year again.  Actually, I'm a little late.  I've been really enjoying winter, skiing most weekends, and not thinking about the garden.  But it's warmed up and the chickens are laying again, so spring is here.  And ... the Territorial Seed Company catalog came in the mail Saturday.  Gardener porn.

Last year, I saved seeds from my corn, green beans, wax beans and pie pumpkins.  My mom saved seeds from her loose-leaf lettuce.  This will be my first time grown veggies from seeds I saved.  I hope it works out.  If it does I'll save more and purchase less next time around.

Saved corn seeds
We also culled the seed list this year.  I always get excited about trying new things and about certain veggies that I love to eat, but only fresh.  This year, we decided to only grow what we will can or freeze.  Sure I may eat some fresh, but I'm not planting something I don't preserve.  For example, fennel.  I have a couple dishes that are yummy and use fresh fennel.  For those two dishes, which I make maybe once a year each, I'll just go to the produce market and buy fennel.
Some of preserved goods
So here it is, my seed list, with Territorial Seed ID numbers:
RD750/S Amethyst Radish
SQ790/L  Black Beauty Squash (zucchini)
BN046/L Black Coco Bean (shelling bean)
SQ801/S Cube of Butter Squash (summer squash)
PE631/P Dakota Peas (shelling peas)
KL363/S Nero Di Toscana Kale
LT407/L New Red Fire Lettuce
BT133/S Red Ace Beet
CR287/S Romance Carrots
CU299/L Wautoma Cucumbers
XP702/A Yukon Gold Potatoes

All that leaves to buy at the local feed store are tomato and green pepper starts.  I always grow Roma or San Morazano tomatoes - a nice plum tomato for saucing.

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