Seed List for 2015

Other than growing and eating their heavenly vegetables, herbs and fruits in season, there is little that pleases gardeners here in our Northeast quite so much as a good seed catalog in January and February. Just when it feels as if winter has swallowed us up, the catalogs start arriving with the promise of spring.

The following websites were the sources for our 2015 seeds, some of which were started for us by Northern Dutchess Botanical Gardens in Rhinebeck, New York in their organic greenhouse. We use organic seeds and starts for our onions, potatoes and leeks unless they are absolutely unavailable organically for some reason. We thought you might be interested in what we grow here in case some of it could work in yours.

Remember, you don’t need a large plot of land. A small balcony, terrace or deck will do nicely for pots of tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, greens or herbs. You can also tuck them in between flowers and shrubs. You might also consider Earth Boxes (www.earthbox.com), a great solution for those with poor soils or small yards. Eating fresh-picked organic food is the reward.

Most of our 2015 crops were successful, with the exception of Brussels sprouts and cabbage, which were covered in bugs in spite of our early use of row cover, and the yellow pear tomatoes, which we didn’t find tasty enough.

In 2015, we purchased seed from:
High Mowing Seeds
Territorial Seed
Harris Seeds
Wind Crest Organics
Peaceful Valley
Southern Exposure
Renee’s Garden
Johnny’s Seeds

Vegetables

Asian Greens – High Mowing Seeds: Komatsuna, Mizuna, Purple Mizuna, Tat Soi, Baby Pac Choy

Beans
High Mowing Seeds: Provider, Blue Lake pole, Kentucky Wonder pole, Northeaster, Blue Coco pole bean, Midori soybean, Maxibel Haricot Vert French, Gold Rush bush

Beets
High Mowing Seeds: Shiraz, Early Wonder, Detroit Dark Red, Red Ace

Broccoli
High Mowing Seeds: Santee purple broccolini, DiCicco, Belstar
Harris Seeds: Pacman

Brussels Sprouts
High Mowing Seeds: Nautic

Cabbage
High Mowing Seeds: Impala

Carrots
High Mowing Seeds: Danvers, Scarlet Nantes, Atomic, Dragon, Jeanette,

Chard
High Mowing Seeds: Orange, Ruby, Silverado

Collards
High Mowing Seeds: Georgia, Champion

Cucumber
High Mowing Seeds: Marketmore, Paraisio, National Pickling, Suyo, Tyra, H19 Little Leaf
Grow Organic: Straight eight, Chelsea
Territorial: Excelsior

Eggplant
High Mowing Seeds: Rosa Bianca

Fennel – High Mowing Seeds: Orion

Greens
High Mowing Seeds: Red Giant Mustard, Mesculun Mix, Surrey Arrugula, Beta blend, Emerald Oak Leaf Lettuce, Paris Island Cos, Merlot, Butterhead, Refugio
Territorial Seeds: Avicenna

Kale
High Mowing Seeds: Dinosaur Lacinato, Red Russian

Leeks
Grow Organic: American Flag leek seed

Onions
Grow Organic: Red, White and Yellow sets

Peas
High Mowing Seeds: Sugar Daddy Snap, Green Arrow Shell

Peppers
High Mowing Seeds: Stocky Red Roasting, King of the North Bell (red, green), Purple Beauty Bell, Belcanto Fryer/Roaster, Early Jalapeno, Shishito, Madonna (yellow bell)
Grow Organic: Sweet Nardello, Pimiento

Potatoes
Grow Organic: La Ratte Fingerling, Yukon Gold
Maine Potato Lady: Purple Fingerling

Radish
High Mowing Seeds: Watermelon, French Breakfast

Scallion
High Mowing Seeds: Pride F1 Bunching onion

Spinach
High Mowing Seeds: Bloomsdale, Renegade (all-season)

Squash
High Mowing Seeds: Waltham Butternut, Baby Blue Hubbard, Long Island Cheese, Jack-Be-Little,
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Tromboncino, Green-striped Cushaw

Tomatoes
High Mowing Seeds: Indigo Apple, Yellow Pear, Brandywine, Cherokee Purple, Roma
Tomatofest.com: Black Krim, San Marzano Redorta, Striped German, Carmello, Warren’s Strain
Harris Seeds: Blush Tiger
Renee’s: Sungold

Tomatillo
High Mowing Seeds: Purple

Turnips and Parsnips
High Mowing Seeds: Purple Topped White Globe Turnip

Herbs

Basil
High Mowing Seeds: Genovese, Cinnamon, Sweet Thai, Italian Large Leaf

Chervil
High Mowing Seeds: Brussels Winter

Cilantro
High Mowing Seeds: Santo

Dill
High Mowing Seeds: Organic Greensleeves

Lemon Balm
High Mowing Seeds

Oregano
High Mowing Seeds: Common

Parsley
High Mowing Seeds: Large Italian Flatleaf

Sorrel
High Mowing Seeds: Garden

Flowers

Sunflower
High Mowing Seeds: Giant Mammoth
Harris Seeds: Zohar F1

Zinnia
High Mowing Seeds: County Fair (36″ hot color mix), Giant Red, Giant Purple, Giant Yellow
Johnny’s: Benary Salmon, Benary’s Giant Mix

Bachelor Buttons
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange:

Calendula
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Calendula Resina,
Johnny’s: Calendula mix

Morning Glory
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange: Grandpa Ott’s

Marigold – Johnny’s: Tangerine Gem