Seedutopia 2013. Plants vs Zombies Leesie!


Found on the Victory Garden Initiative Facebook page. Since it looks like a PSA to me, I believe this is fair use.

And so, the Seedutopia list. There are a few more things I wanted-specifically, a medlar tree, good king henry seeds, wonderberry seeds, borage seeds, and orach seeds, but I’m tapped for buying plants, particularly since shipping the two packs of seeds mentioned up there is going to cost 5 bucks. I can’t bring myself to order $3.50 worth of seed and pay $5 to ship it. I’ll wait until next year, and get my bulk purchase from someone who has these seeds.

Incidentally, Victory Garden Initiative is currently taking registrations for the Blitz! in May–this means that you can get a 4’x8’x10″ raised bed constructed in your yard for $150. This is worth it.

Purchased this year
Oak Leaf Lettuce
Black Spanish Round Radish (1)
Early Wonder Tall Top Beet
Golden Ball Turnip (1)
3300421 Sugar Ann Pea
Harris Early Model Parsnip
Upland Cress (1)
Moon and Stars Watermelon
Cherokee Trail of Tears
Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato (3)
Melon, Charentais
Giant Nobel Spinach
Red Bartender Radish (1)
Winter Density Bibb-Romaine Lettuce (1)
Snake Gourd
Cosmic Purple Carrot
Red Giant Mustard Greens (1)
Red Russian Kale (1)
Red Nightfall (aka Mayflower) Bean
Whipple Dry Bush Bean
Mary Washington Asparagus (3)
Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify (1)
Radish, French Breakfast
Dill
Cilantro
Tomato, Wisconsin 55 (3)
Kale, Dinosaur
Carrot, Calliope Blend
Cucumber, Muncher (1)
Radish, Daikon
Strawberry, Alpine

Salad Greens
Italian Salad Mix (1)
French Mesclun Mix (1)
Alfresco Mesclun Mix
Burpee Mesclun Mix (1)
Burpee Spicy Mesclun mix (1)

Saved for this year
Marigold
Mustard, Florida Broadleaf (1)
Mustard, Mizuna
Sage
Spinach, Bloomsdale Long Standing (1)
Thai basil

Plants
Blueberry, 90 days Northern Collection.
Egyptian Walking Onion
Jerusalem Artichoke Tubers
Garlic

Previous Seasons
Beets, variety: Detroit Dark Red* (1)
Cantaloupe, variety: honey rock.*
Carrots, variety: Nantes.* (1)
Chives, variety: common. (4)
Collards, variety: Georgia* (2)
Cucumber, variety: Armenian.* (1)
Eggplant, variety: black beauty* (3)
Garlic, variety: white. (3) (4)
Lettuce, variety: gourmet blend. (1)
Lettuce, variety: prize head* (1)
Melon, honeydew, variety not specified.**
Mixed greens, variety: Japanese.** (1)
Mustard, variety: Florida broadleaf* (1)
Mustard, variety: mizuna.*
Okra, variety: Clemson spineless.*
Pea, variety: sugar snap pole.* (1)
Radish, variety: white icicle* (1)
Rutabaga, variety: American purple top*
Spinach, variety: Bloomsdale Long-standing* (1)
Squash, variety: Mammoth Table Queen/Royal acorn.**
summer squash, variety: black beauty*
Summer squash, variety: zucchini dark.* (1)
Summer squash variety: zucchini bush**
Swiss chard, variety: Fordhook giant.* (1)
Tomato, Yellow Pear (3)
Tomato, Amana Orange (2) (3)
Tomato, Crimson Cushion (3)
Tomato, Tigerella (3)
Turnip, variety: purple topped white globe.* (1)

And even older seed that I tried winter sowing anyway:

Tomato, Brandywine (2)
Tomato, Big Rainbow (2)
Broccoli
Lavender
Calendula
Mugwort
Cabbage
Mixed Basils

You will notice that there are a lot of greens in there. Yum. This should be the last seed list focused entry for this year. The fact of the matter is that if I save enough seeds, it’s going to be a few years before I need to buy any more. Which is fine.

I’m pretty excited about the salad green mixes, because there is a lot of 16th c greens in them; I can grow them up without having to buy a whole packet and grow a whole bed before I can discover that I hate, say, chicory.

Did you know you can eat hostas? I didn’t know that.

Edited to add, 20 April 2013

(1) These are all plants that have been Winter Sown–or, as the cold has lasted so long this year, in some cases early spring sown–in milk jugs, before 8 April, and are currently showing growth. Some of the cold hardiest are already showing their first set of true leaves, so I will have to get them into the ground soon. All winter sown jugs are on the south side of the house.

(2) This seed is now used up.

(3) This plant was started indoors and has begun to grow.

(4) Bulbs/seeds/new-to-the-garden perennials that I left in the ground overwintered successfully and are now growing again.

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