2013 Seed Order

Although I have quite a few seeds in inventory, some are getting long in the tooth.  Viability decreases with age (tell me something I don’t know!) so I’m opting for fresh seed for most crops.  I’ve got some new varieties in there too; New Girl and Plum Regal tomatoes, early and in the case of Plum Regal, Late Blight resistant, I hope will give me some ‘maters to eat and can this year.  I’ve expanded my cutting flowers list because you can never have too many flowers, and having a bouquet of flowers on my desk slightly eases the pain of returning to the office at the end of the summer.  Baring my seed greedy soul again, here is my 2013 Seed Order:


who can resist the allure of Violet Queen?

Pinetree Seeds Order

Sungold Tomato (60 Days)
Black Cherry Tomato (80 Days)
Speckled Roman Tomato (81 Days)
May Queen Lettuce (45 Days)
Prezzemolo Gigante D’Italian Parsley
Magic Carpet Thyme
Cheddar Cauliflower (58 Days)
Green Harmony (55 Days)
Diva Cucumber (58 Days)
Matina Sweet Lettuce (50 Days)

Fedco Seeds Order

Provider Bush Green Bean
Royal Burgundy Bush Bean
Golden Butterwax Bush Wax Bean
Legume Inoculant


Regina Di Maggio lettuce — eye candy and delicious, too

Cascadia Snap Pea
Marketmore 76 Slicing Cucumber
Super Zagross Middle Eastern Slicing Cucumber
Costata Romanesca Zucchini
Mokum Carrot
Touchstone Gold Beet
Cylindra Beet
Easter Egg Radish
Olympia Spinach
Tyee Spinach
Bright Lights Chard
Verte De Cambrai Mache
Indigo Radicchio
Purple Peacock Gene Pool Broccoli
Arcadia Broccoli
Piracicaba Broccoli
Tipoff Romanesco
Gustus Brussels Sprouts
Gonzales Cabbage
Snow Crown Cauliflower
Graffiti Cauliflower
**Violet Queen Cauliflower
Red Russian Kale
Early Jalapeno Pepper
Anaheim Hot Pepper
Carmen Sweet Pepper
German Johnson Tomato
Sweet Basil
Caribe Cilantro
Bouquet Dill
Blue Boy Bachelors Button
Red Heart Calendula
Cranberries Double Click Cosmos
Connecticut Yankee Mix Delphinium
Blue Flax Flower
Empress Of India Nasturtium
Peach Melba Nasturtium
Crazy Daisy
Selma Suns Mix Sunflower
Summer Sensation Sunflower
Torch Mexican Sunflower
Purple Top Verbena
Cactus Bright Jewel Mix Zinnia
State Fair Mix Zinnia
Swirls Zinnia


Johnny’s Seed Order

Graffiti Cauliflower
Blue Wind Broccoli
Green Magic Broccoli
Napoli Carrots
Lancelot Leek
Sugar Snap Peas
Flying Saucer Squash
New Girl Tomato
Speckled Roman Tomato
Plum Regal Tomatoes Determinate
Summer Thyme
Holiday Sunflower
Marble Arch Mix Salvia
Ruby Parfait Celosia


13 Responses to “2013 Seed Order”

  1. leslie Says:

    Thanks for the reminder on the inoculant! You’d think after all these years I’d be on automatic ordering the stuff (especially after the adventure of almost not finding any around here), but no.

    We’re not done with winter, but it’s 46 and raining as I write, so seeds are definitely a great topic for ttoday.

    • Ali Says:

      No, we are not done with winter, but this was a helluva thaw, with today’s high temp of 59 here. I’m all for an early spring, but I want cold enough weather to slow the late blight down.

  2. Daphne Says:

    That is a huge seed order. But if I were replace all my seeds, mine would be huge too. I usually toss the old ones out each year.

  3. suburbanstead Says:

    I’m excited to order that speckled roman tomato, too. An o.p. sauce tomato that’s gorgeous! Have you grown it before?

    • Ali Says:

      I have, and I really like Speckled Roman tomatoes. They have a good flavor eaten fresh, and work well for sauce. I’m a sucker for the speckles, so I’m going this variety again to compare it with Amish Paste which I have also grown and liked. I’m also hedging my bets with the Plum Regal tomatoes.

      • suburbanstead Says:

        Wonderful. It’s so easy to be seduced by those darn tomatoes, before you know it, they’ve taken over the whole garden… I plan on four different varieties, but now I’m thinking I need more Roma-types for canning. Best of luck with your starts!

      • Ali Says:

        Only 4 ;-)? I usually end up with 12-16 plants, wonderful in a good year, heartbreaking when we have a bad year. And yes, it is so tempting! Mortgage Lifter, Cream Sausage, Tigerella, Orange Banana, Black Krim…. Such names!

      • suburbanstead Says:

        Twelve plants… four varieties. I could never get buy on just four plants!

  4. Jennifer Fisk Says:

    I placed a substantial order with Pinetree because they had Packman Broccoli and Mortgage Lifter tomato. I’ve never ordered from them before but I’m sure I’ll be pleased.
    On another note, I was unable to get my chickens to drink from the heated waterer. When I put a little piece of toothpick in a nipple for a drip, they waited for a puddle and drank from that. I ended up using a heated base and metal waterer but that is a lot better than the heated waterer I used last year.

    • Ali Says:

      chickens are odd creatures. I’m sorry it didn’t work for you, ours has been great. Maybe your next batch of chickens?

  5. Mike R Says:

    Now that’s a seed order. The Pinetree order looked like mine, but then after scrolling down and seeing the Fedco and Johnnies orders I was mighty impressed. I’ve thought about trying a middle eastern cucumber but want to save the space for tried and true Diva and there’s a few Picolino seeds from last year (best tasting cuke ever). Looks like you’ll be keeping busy this spring.

    • Ali Says:

      You caught a type, Mike. When I found Pinetree had Diva cukes, I cancelled my Marketmore order. I ordered the Super Zagross cuke and the Diva to compare the two. I think I like the Super Zagross better, but now I can’t recall.

  6. Robin Says:

    We got our seed catalogs in the mail and started drooling big time. I always want to plant everything in them. Unfortunately, I have a feeling it is going to be a bare basics kind of garden year coming up for us. I told Lee we have to use the summer get a lot of house stuff done so our house will be more livable and safer for a little one come fall.

    Your garden is going to be awesome this year I think.

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