Thursday, January 28, 2010

Last weekend I ordered some seeds & potatoes due to an email I received from Seed Savers Exchange in Iowa.. I usually wait too long to order the potatoes, finding some out of stock already. Not this time. Thank you email!
Here is what I ordered...
5 lbs. of Yellow Finn
5 lbs. of Yukon Gold
2.5 lbs. of German Butterball which I haven't grown before.

There is nothing like fresh hash browns for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Last year I grew some fingerling potatoes which I might grow again (from my own stock). The other night I threw together a casserole of fingerling potatoes, shredded zucchini (shredded & frozen from the garden), onion (from the garden), mushrooms, green & red peppers with some Parmesan cheese sprinkled on & cream of mushroom soup mixed in. It was really good and I made enough for 3 meals. Tasty with a loaf of artesian garlic bread dipped in olive oil and Parmesan cheese.

And the seeds...
Calypso Bean
Hidatsa Shield Bean
Lazy Housewife Bean
Golden Sweet Pea
Double Yield Cucumber
Parade Cucumber
Lacinato Kale
Slobolt Lettuce
Cinnamon Basil

I know I need more, but I have to check my supply up at the farm. Also, with the house on the market, I won't be able to start seeds in the dining room. So I'll be buying starts from Almost There Farms on Highway 14 west of Arena on the way to the farm. They are grown from Seed Savers seeds and I have had good luck with them in the past.

In this recent cold spell we are having, I am dreaming of the rich, earthy smell of a freshly turned garden, the fresh "summer scent" of cilantro and the taste of the first ripe tomato off the vine.


Laura said...

You reminded me to go look for seed potatoes this weekend while I am off. They are for sale in most of the farms stores here now. I want small red ones (don't know the name) but they grow great here in the sandy Florida soil.
Hope your house sells soon, I know that will free you up to get on with your next adventure.

lisa said...

Oh don't you just love pulling things from the freezer that you know where it came from..Oh my I am dreaming about gardening..My Husband is dreaming to about it..Last year he couldn't do it because he had hand surgery, so he can't wait...This weekend we will be ordering some things..We weren't going to start things from seed but he wants to not. Spring please come early!! Oh!! Your grandbaby is precious...Lisa

Anonymous said...

Looks like all the gardners are getting their seeds ordered for spring planting! Won't be too long until you can get those hands grubby diggin' the soil and planting your seeds...debbie

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Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I'm going to try them for my seeds for the first time this year. I've heard good things and can't WAIT! I get so anxious at this time every winter...oh spring! Come soon!

Carol............. said...

That's one thing I'm looking forward to in Washington State in May.........planting seeds! I still have a black hubbard squash that I brought to Arizona with me from my garden....what a keeper!

I'm going to plant some of the seeds you mentioned this year.