Seeds, seeds, all kinds of seeds!

I FINALLY got my seeds ordered yesterday. Yes, it’s quite late to just be ordering, but that’s what happens when the catalogs full of garden porn keep filling your head full of dreams of the most beautiful purple carrots and white eggplants AND you have to convince everyone else involved that it’s not a silly waste of time and money to buy said purple carrots and white eggplants. But my patience (and unwavering persistence) finally paid off! So, seeds are ordered and now I just have to calmly wait for them to arrive… well, that and pull a million rocks out of the garden. I swear we are literally growing rocks out there- it’s one crop we can always be sure will have a bountiful harvest.

So, since you are obviously dying to know what I’ve ordered (and because I can’t help but tell everyone), here’s what will soon be growing at Page-Turner Farms.

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  • Asparagus: Precoce d’Argenteuil
  • Beans: Cherokee Trail of Tears, Hidatsa Shield, Kentucky Wonder, October
  • Broccoli: Early Purple Sprouting
  • Cabbage: Charleston Wakefield
  • Carrots: Purple Dragon, Jaune Obtuse de Doubs, St. Valery
  • Cauliflower: All Year Round
  • Celery: Tendercrisp
  • Corn: Country Gentleman, Rainbow Inca
  • Cucumbers: Chinese Yellow, Marketmore, Poona Kheera, Tokiwa, Uzbekski
  • Eggplant: Rosa Bianca, Ukrainian Beauty
  • Grains: Flax, Millet, Shallu (Egyptian Wheat)
  • Greens: Arugula, Georgia Southern Collards, 5 Colors Silverbeet
  • Leeks: Giant Musselburgh
  • Lettuce: Rocky Top Mix
  • Lentils: French Green
  • Melons: Hearts of Gold, Minnesota Midget, Schoon’s Hard Shell
  • Okra: Silver Queen, Star of David
  • Onions: Bianca di Maggio, Red Creole, Yellow of Parma
  • Peanuts: Bramling Pink
  • Peas: Blacker Crowder Cowpeas, Green Arrow, Oregon Sugar Pod, Sugar Snap
  • Peppers: Bull Nose Large Bell, Charleston Bell, Garden Sunshine
  • Potatoes: German Butterball, Purple Viking
  • Pumpkins: Connecticut Field
  • Spinach: Bloomsdale, New Zealand
  • Squash: Blue Hubbard, Black Beauty Zucchini, Crookneck, Tennessee Sweet Potato Squash, Waltham Butternut
  • Tomatoes: Amish Paste (red), Cherokee Purple, Cour di Bue (red), Dr. Wyche’s Yellow (orange), Egg Yolk (yellow),  Golden King of Serbia (yellow), Riesentraube (red), Royal Hillbilly (pink), Spear’s Tennessee (green)
  • Watermelons: Charleston Gray, Cherokee Moon & Stars

Please let me know if you have had experience with any of these. This is our first year planting heirlooms so I don’t completely know what to expect- well, other than YUMMINESS! Anecdotes and words of encouragement/warning are most welcome.


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