Rareseeds.com will be the death of me. Also, they have their new seed catalog out.
After several very pleasant evenings spent laying in bed and circling things, I finally narrowed it down to about a dozen.
Ask me if I have room for a dozen new vegetables. Ask me. Go on.
No. Obviously not.
But I did manage to score a half-dozen half-whiskey barrels for $10 a pop at an end of season thing, so I have someplace to grow some of the veggies. I am terribly smug. They had dried out and looked ratty and loose, but you soak ‘em and the wood swells and they’re happy again.
Good Mother Stallard beans — Oh my god, will you LOOK at these things?
Hidatsa Red beans – It says they’re rugged and 3 feet tall. We will see.
Rattlesnake Pole bean — Good for hot humid areas, apparently.
Miniature White cucumber – says it’ll work in containers. I am skeptical, but I can try. My Mexican miniature sour gherkins got et by worms last year and mostly scrambled without producing a lot of fruit, so I’m auditioning another cucumber. The Parisian pickling cuke remains a staple.
“Tigger” melon — It’s so PRETTY!
Lincoln pea – “Wando” is my go-to at the moment, since it gets hot fast here, but I’ll give Lincoln a shot. Fourscore and seven peas ago…
Fish Pepper – This one looked too interesting to pass up, and Kevin wanted a hot pepper. (Not that we won’t wind up buying Anaheim and jalapeno starts next spring anyway.)
Jewel Peach nasturtium — I learn from my mistakes occasionally. These are supposed to be dwarf nasturtiums!
Tall trailing nasturtium — I don’t learn that well.
And I’ve got a Parisian carrot and a white beet and “Bull’s Blood” beets and a couple others hanging out from a previous order, and some carrots and sweet peas from a trade, plus scarlet runner beans and “Wando” peas I saved myself so…uh…five whiskey barrels just need to hold…err…three types of plant apiece…and the one pot that was going to hold the pepper when the annual coreopsis died, except it’s not dying, so, uh….and I need to be able to plant about ten basil plants because we had such a lousy harvest last year…
Yeah, I’m screwed.