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/
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
Dragon Tongue Bush Bean
Purple Podded Pole Bean
Poona Kheera Cucumber
Red Wing Lettuce Mix
Rocky Top Lettuce Mix
Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Peas
Albino Bullnose Pepper
Connecticut Field Pumpkin
Golden Jubilee Tomato
Pink Icicle Tomato
Chocolate Stripe Tomato
German Red Strawberry Tomato
Ananas Noir Tomato
Wild Zaatar Oregano
Love-In-A-Mist Mix Color Flowers
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
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.
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