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Seeds to plant again

We’re saving seeds, but I’m also trying to keep track of the names of the varieties we like.

Okra – Emerald, All purpose, never woody  (truth)

Pole beans – Hamby

Bush beans – Romano

Tomatoes – Tula (Black Russian), Roma, Cherry Sweetie

Cantaloupe – Honey Rock

Potato – Yukon Gold

Summer Spinach – Malabar  (smaller leaf and less bitterness than New Zealand)  and we don’t need to plant a lot because it’s prolific,

On the what NOT to plant list, we have decided that we don’t like yellow summer squash, zucchini or spaghetti squash enough to give up the garden space for any of them.  We can buy a little bit from the farmers’ market and be satisfied.

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More seeds

In addition to some Cardinal Climber vine (Ipomoea x multifida), cleome and French lavender seeds for the flower beds, we have added more Sow True vegetables:

Beet (Detroit Dark Red)
Beet (Early Wonder)
Parsnip (All American)
Pepper, Chile (Ancho/Poblano)

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Seed packets for 2012

We picked up Sow True seed packets, today from Weaver Street Market.  I’m writing them here so I can keep up with the varieties.

Brussels Sprouts (Long Island Improved)
Eggplant (Long Purple)
Okra (Clemson Spineless)
Pea, Snap (Mammoth Melting Sugar)
Pepper, Sweet (Marconi Red)
Squash, Summer (Cocozelle Zucchini)
Squash, Winter (Spaghetti)

We already had some from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange:

Bean, Fava (Broad Windsor)
Broccoli (De Cicco)
Broccoli (Umpqua)
Cauliflower, Fall (Snowball, Self – Blanching)
Greens (Arugula)
Greens (Even’ Star Winter Arugula)
Kale (Lacinato/Dinosaur)
Lettuce, Romaine (Rouge d’Hiver / Winter Red)
Spinach (Bloomsdale)
Tomato (Cherokee Purple)
Tomato (German Johnson)

And  Burpee Organic:
Basil (Sweet)
Broccoli (DiCiccio)
Cantaloupe (Honey Rock)
Cilantro
Pea (Little Marvel)
Swiss Chard (Ruby Red)

And we have some Roma tomato seeds Chuck saved and fermented to give a try this year.

I expect the Sweet 100 grape tomatoes to volunteer in the side bed again, too.

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Honey Plants of the Triangle Checklist

Trees:
Red Maple
Prunus family ( apples, pears, plums, peaches, cherry, etc.)
Crabapple
Redbud
Holly
Tulip poplar
Locust
Sourwood
Chaste tree

Shrubs:
Oregon grape
Flowering Quince
Trifoliate orange
Blueberry
Winter Honeysuckle
Abelia
Hydrangea
Butterfly bush
Caryopteris
Sumac

Perenniels:
Winter aconite
Lamium family (henbit, red)
Dead nettle
Blackberry
Raspberry
Joe Pye weed
Echinacea
Salvias
Asters
Goldenrod

Herbs:
Lavender
Rosemary
Chives, allium
Borage
Horehound
Oregano
Mints
Heal-All

Annuals:
Soybean
Cotton
Smartweed
Poppies
Cosmos
Cleome
Clovers
Buckwheat
Sunflowers

We have the bold ones.

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