Winning Heirloom Seeds 2011

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2011_Bakercreek

I received my beautiful 2011 Baker Creek Heirloom Seed book back a few months ago.  I thank Baker Creek for producing an outstanding seed catalog.  It is full of brilliant photos, descriptions, tips, resources, and events. I love the story behind this company and hope to visit one of their events sometime in the future.

You will find Baker Creek on the web at:  http://rareseeds.com/

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I ordered seeds and the package arrived on January 25, 2011.  Planting took place on March 13, 2011.  I planted three flats of seeds.  Beginning with cow pots, starting mix, water, and sunshine.   Two weeks later seedlings have sprouted and my gardening season has officially begun.

The winning seeds for this year are: Purple of Romagna Artichoke

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Dragon Tongue Bush Bean

Purple Podded Pole Bean

Crapaudine Beets

Strawberry Popcorn

Poona Kheera Cucumber

Red Wing Lettuce Mix

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Rocky Top Lettuce Mix

Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Peas

Albino Bullnose Pepper

Connecticut Field Pumpkin

Golden Jubilee Tomato

Pink Icicle Tomato

Artichoke

Artichoke

Chocolate Stripe Tomato

German Red Strawberry Tomato

Ananas Noir Tomato

Cilantro

Wild Zaatar Oregano

Love-In-A-Mist Mix Color Flowers

Marigold

Marigold

Brocade Mix Marigold

Kilimanjaro White Marigold

Lemon Queen Sunflower

Mongolian Giant Sunflower

Bright Jewels Cactus Flowered Zinnia

Each year I add a select number of heirloom seeds to my collection.   My collection is really starting to grow.  Now I am able to share

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YellowStrawberries

heirloom seeds with my friends and family.  It is a great feeling to pass along something that brings new life into this world.  It gives me joy to watch my friends and family grow through gardening and provide food for their family.

What's in store for your garden this year?  Share your story with Stone Soup.

City Girl