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03-14-2007, 07:25 PM
Just thought I'd share a great quality resource I've found for heirloom seeds if anyone is interested.
The name of the company is Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
I also like the site because of the guidance it gives you in raising your seeds!
With all of the articles going around about our food supply..it's reassuring to me to know of a few places to find some pure seeds.
I wish I could move to Montana, it is so beautiful there!
03-14-2007, 10:55 PM
I'm hoping to find some orange roma tomato seeds. Not sure if I can p/u some plants here, but may need to use your seed link. Thanks.
03-15-2007, 01:50 AM
Thanks, Mishka. My Grandmother-in-law saved her German tomato seeds for many years. Since her death about ten years ago, they have been lost. I'm hoping the German tomato seeds Rare Seeds have are the same ones. Her daughter will be so happy to have some.
03-15-2007, 02:37 AM
orange beefsteak tomatoes, Kentucky think called--2 pounders
orange roma tomatoes, think called Orange Bananas...
fennel...grows to 1-2 pound size....
Ok..I'm excited and thanks for sharing.
Actually I'm going to see if I can put glass jars over these plants and get veggies in grown as soon as I get some of them vs. planting them as seedlings inside house.....I will keep the babies very protected however.
03-15-2007, 04:52 AM
You Ladies RAWK on. I just planted 3 plants I got from the Depot..But I Love what you are doing.
Thanks for Sharing....
03-15-2007, 11:19 AM
Yay Carol~ so glad you found the orange tomatoes...he has a ton doesn't he?! That's one thing I really like about the heirloom, there isn't the hybridization done like the others..
I've never gotten the chinese yellow cukes...so I'm thinking about those. One can never have too many cucumbers imho!
MMMMmmfennel...licorice flavor, when we pass it in the store my kids always say get the licorice one...they like to just chew on it. Thanks for the reminder of that one, I should do that too:p
Dorcas...My Grandma was from Germany too:) , and had a green thumb also. She grew up on a farm there so I'm sure that helped. Oh I so hope that you find the tomato your looking for . Heirloom tomatoes are the best I think , wish we had them all year round.
Spicyful..has it been warm in your neck of the woods in CA? It's been really nice here, one reason why my mind is obsessed with my garden right now.
03-15-2007, 12:04 PM
I have not tried yellow cukes, but love my 30" Armenian cukes when I pick them. Wow, did I have a nice crop last year, got some seeds that are peaking at "sprouting" now, so planning on having some Armen. again. Oh, don't miss this kind even if it is Burpee seeds.
For the orange tomatoes, last year had the best, best, best Orange Roma tomatoe plants that didn't even buy for being orange, but said Roma and surely got the surprise of my life in taste and plump.
So this time around, I'm planting in those tiny 6 to a carton sheets of pots, plastic things, from garden center, with slots on bottom, and then I put container below to catch water, but can buy, with intent to save $$.
But, I am going to try some seeds in my soil (Colorado here) under glass to act as greenhouse to see about jump start.....
I have tons of leaves I am still working on to get them decomposing.....my husband can't see the results and sees a mess, instead of order, but hey I can see the entire picture. I won't have many rows of stuff, but more of the big plants. Maybe I need to rethink and have rows of carrots and not bunch the seeds all togther to get 2" things you call carrot and not supposed to be that way either.
Well, for now. Have to get new keyboard, mouse and HP laser printer/black white works here...$129 Office Depot..sure wish it was Costco for their fabulous return policy...keep receipt and that's it...forget the timeframe, but they won't tell you that...
04-26-2007, 09:03 AM
Baker Creek is an excellent source for seeds. They are also more generous in their quantities than other seed companies. Their shipping is always prompt and they have been pioneers in the heirloom seed movement and anti-GMO.
Dorcas, you have to order the variety "Old German", they taste amazing.
Also the Orange Banana variety you mentioned carolg taste amazing. They can split a little while growing, but the taste is fantastic.
Other great ones for taste are Black Krim and Green Grape.
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