I panicked last night when I looked at the Johnny’s Selected Seeds website and saw the Graffiti cauliflower was sold out, and the Cheddar was $10.95 for a packet of 30 seeds. Yes, I said $10.95. That’s $.38/seed including tax. Holy cow. I am glad I have some left over from last year, ’cause I would not be ordering any.
Anyway, seeing the price of the Cheddar and the sold out Graffiti motivated me to get my seed orders together. Thus far:
Cascadia Snap Pea
Costata Romanesca Zucchini
De Morges Braun Lettuce
Snow Crown Cauliflower
Violet Queen Cauliflower
Rainbow Lacinato Kale
Czech Black Hot Pepper
Early Jalapeno Hot Pepper
Empress of India Nasturtium
Whirlybird 7-Color Blend Nasturtium
Goldfinger Mexican Sunflower
Purple Top Verbena
Benarys Giants Mix Coated Zinnia
Cactus Bright Jewel Mix Zinnia
Peppers, Chile, Southwestern Trio
Peppers, Habanero, Suave
Pepper, Baby Belle
Cucumber, Baby Persian
Tomato, Italian Pompeii
Celery, Amsterdam Seasoning
Sage, Italian Aromatic
I so love those candied jalapeno that I decided I need to grow more chile peppers next year. I was especially intrigued by the description of the fruity flavor of a mild Habanero that I decided I needed to try some of them, and I also wanted to grow some Anaheim peppers for freezing. I found some nice chile seed mixes at Rene’s Garden. I also thought it would be fun to try some of those spendy mini cucumbers I see in the grocery stores these days. Since I was ordering, I might as well make the postage worth while and I threw in a new paste tomato, some Italian culinary sage and cutting celery to see if I could bump the flavors around here.
I need to get bush beans, carrots, Italian parsley, cilantro and I’m thinking of trying a new squash variety introduced by Johnny’s, Confection, which Leslie Land has raved about in a helpful squash mystery decoder post on her blog. Fortunately, I can just pop over to Johnny’s retail store some day at lunch.
I am actually torn about seed ordering, because I had decided I was going to use up some seed packets and take better variety notes this year. But then I volunteered to help organize a seed swap in February, and thought, well, having some extra seed to swap would be good. Right?
Soon, I hope, I’ll have my bad notes together on what I liked/did not like for varieties this past year. In the meantime, if anyone has suggestions for round podded green, wax and purple beans, I’m all ears. I must have plenty for Henbogle dilly beans!