Promise

“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson

Today is an exceptionally good day. Although the garden is not yet ready to be planted, I’ve just received these beauties in the mail from the diligent folks at Baker Creek Seeds.

Non-GMO Heirloom Seeds

I’m excited because I haven’t yet grown any of these varieties. I’m particularly looking forward to the rouge d’hiver lettuce, a French heirloom that translates literally to “red winter.” Apparently the leaves are green until the temperature drops to a certain point, then they turn a brilliant red color.

If you’ve never purchased from Baker Creek before, I can’t recommend them enough. All of their seeds are non-GMO, organic, heirloom varieties. Jere Gettle and his wife Emilee have built a company that is a fantastic source of hard to find seeds, and have accomplished this while being a lot more affordable than seed giant Burpee. They also go the extra mile when cultivating a loyal customer base, evidenced by the free gift I received with my order:

Free Carrots!

Serendipitously enough, I was actually considering trying the Parisienne carrots when I started to worry about running out of space in the garden. If I do run out of room, I’ll just plant the Parisiennes in a container.

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2 Responses to Promise

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    • Moises says:

      Last year I saved some cuke seeds straight from the fruit as I was naiteg it in my salad. I picked the largest & fullest seeds, then washed off the vinegar and oil before air drying. They grew this year, just very small plants. I doubt my seeds were the reason for small plants since most of what I grew was on the small side. The hardest part of seeds direct from salad is that I always loved naiteg cuke seeds. Try saving a few big and full seeds from your salad- dry out a few and try putting a few more in a pot or the ground as a test. They should grow, and you’ll have the rest for next year- nothing lost either way.I still have a couple seeds left, if I clear out some ground later I’ll give them another try.

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