Seed List 2013

Almost imperceptibly, days have been getting longer. Where previously it was pitch black, there is now a hint of pre-dawn light when I get on my bike to go to work in the morning. The buds on our neighbor’s giant magnolia tree are swelling. And I’ve seen some Canada Geese returning to Lake Washington.

It means it’s time to think of the coming gardening season. We do want to continue to transition more from annuals to perennials; but we still have a lot of annuals we want to grow again this year. Last year was a good one, despite the awful spring. Hopefully 2013 will be as good.

  • Amaranth: Elephant head, Burgundy, love lies bleeding
  • Arugula
  • Basil: Genovese
  • Beans, bush: Rolande (G p.vulgaris), Provider (G), Carson (Y)
  • Beans, dry: Black Turtle, Gaucho
  • Beans, dry: Hidatsa Shield (p.vulgaris)
  • Beans, garbanzo: Hannan Popbean
  • Beans, pole: Goldmarie (p.vulgaris), Italian Rare
  • Beans, runner: Scarlet emperor (p.coccineus)
  • Beet: Ukranian,Detroit, Rote Kugel, Cylindra
  • Burdock: Okinawa Long
  • Cabbage, Red: Mammoth Red
  • Cabbage, Savoy: Perfection
  • Cabbage, White: Late flat dutch
  • Carrots: Danvers, Paris Market, Nantes
  • Celeriac: Brilliant, Tellus
  • Chard
  • Chervil: Great green
  • Cilantro
  • Corn, popcorn: Dakota black
  • Corn, sweet: New Mama super sweet
  • Cucumber, Oriental: Cucumber, Pickling
  • Dill: Dukat
  • Eggplant: Listada de Gandia, Fairy Tale, Little Fingers
  • Garlic: Bavarian Purple, Music, Ontario purple trillium, Siberian, Chesnock Red, Red Russian
  • Ground Cherry: Aunt Molly’s
  • Jerusalem Artich.: Red Fuseau
  • Kale: Dino (Lacinato), Winter Bor
  • Leeks: Liege Giant
  • Lettuce: various
  • Lovage
  • Mashua
  • Nigella Sativa (black cumin)
  • Oca
  • Onions, storage: Red Globe, Rosso di Milano
  • Pak Choi
  • Parsley: Broad leaf
  • Parsnip: White Spear
  • Peas, shelling: Desiree, Canoe
  • Peas, snow: Green Beauty
  • Peppers: Jalapeno, Cayenne
  • Potato: Bintje (early), Cob Cottage red (late), German Butterball (mid-season), Austrian Crescent (early), Rose Finn (late), Yellow Finn (late)
  • Purslane (portulaca)
  • Radishes: French Breakfast, Sparkler, Watermelon
  • Rutabaga: Marian, Purple Top
  • Shallot: French gray
  • Spinach
  • Squash: Patty Pan (C.pepo)
  • Squash, C.max: Sweetmeat Oregon Homestead
  • Squash, C.pepo: sugar pie, Candy
  • Sunflower: giant varieties
  • Tomatoes: Sun Gold (I, 65), Peacevine (I, 75), Polish Linguisa (I, 75), Pantano Romanescu (I, 75), Speckled Roman (I, 85), Pink Icicle (D), Beaverlodge (D, 55), Glacier (D, 55), Japanese black trifele (I, 75), Black cherry (I, 65)
  • Yacon
  • Zucchini: black beauty (C. pepo)
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