A quick post about my seed orders. I’m Dee, and I have a seed problem.
Ordering seeds for flowers and vegetables
I’m sharing what I ordered for you and for me. This is what happens when a freak buys seeds. I’ve grown some of these seeds before, and I put photos of several plants in the gallery above. I know that it seems like a lot of seeds, but I have a very large garden. That’s my excuse anyway. What’s yours?
- Amazing Grey corn poppy–direct sown in the middle of the potager. It may or may not work.
- Apache Sunset hyssop–to be started indoors and used in containers.
- Black-Seeded Simpson leaf lettuce–direct sown in late February)
- Blue Lake 274 bush beans–direct sown in late April.
- Burgundy amaranth–direct sown late April.
- Cherry Belle radishes–all radishes direct sown in late February.
- Easter Egg Blend radishes
- Flat of Italy Bulb Cipollini onion seeds–start in the greenhouse and transplant.
- French Breakfast radishes.
- High Scent sweet pea–all sweet peas, start indoors as soon as I get the seeds.
- Jimmy Nardello sweet pepper–start indoors late February to plant out in May.
- Mammoth sunflower–direct sown late April.
- My Navy sweet peas
- Nero Toscana kale–direct sow in February.
- Phyllis African marigold–start in the greenhouse mid-to-late February.
- Rubenza cosmos–direct sown after the last freeze of April 20 I hope.
- Shock-O-Lat sunflower
- Sunrise Blend morning glories–direct sown after scarification on the arbor at the end of the back garden in late April.
- Red Thumb potatoes–plant in large containers around St. Patrick’s Day.
- Adirondack Red potatoes
- Celine bush beans–such a pretty purple!
- Everleaf Emerald Towers basil–my all-time favorite basil last year!
- Little Snowpea Purple–a dwarf snowpea.
- Bloody Mary nasturtiums–usually direct sow, but this year, I’m starting them indoors in January to get a jumpstart.
- Cherokee Sunset mix rudbeckia,
- Victoria Blue salvia–although I can buy plants locally, I want more plants so growing from seed this year.
- Elegance Formula mix sweet peas–sweet peas are always a gamble, one I’m willing to take.
- Benary’s Giant Wine zinnias
- Oklahoma Salmon zinnias
- Oklahoma Carmine zinnias
- Uproar Rose (F1) zinnias
- Queen Red Lime zinnias–I like zinnias a lot! Full sun and easy to grow. Butterflies love them.
- Adriana lettuce
- Calibra Organic (F1) onion–again trying Matt Mattus’ suggestion of starting onions from seed.
- Superdukat dill for the butterflies
- Darki parsley
- Sugar Ann peas–sugar snap type
- Starburst™ Greenburst (F1) sunflower
- Langsdorffii nicotiana–I have a soft spot in my heart for this flower.
- Lavender Cloud nicotiana
- Metta lettuce–direct sown outside late February.
- Italienischer lettuce
- Vivid Choi–I like Asian greens and grow a lot of them.
- Shanghai Green Baby bok choy
- Green Wave mustard.
- Pampas Plume mix celosia
- Peach Screamer flowering tobacco–more nicotiana!
- Queen Red Lime zinnias–wanted to make sure I had enough of this variety.
- Desert Sunset mix zinnias
- Panache sunflower
- Apricot mix strawflower
- Vegmo feverfew–never grown feverfew.
- Double Click Cranberries cosmos
- Apricot Lemonade cosmos
- Thai Silk Appleblossom Chiffon corn poppies.
What? No tomatoes?
I’ll buy most of my tomatoes from The Tomato Man’s Daughter in Tulsa as soon she opens. Bill and I will drive up there and make a day of it. I’ll let you know what I order beforehand.
Seeds are going fast
I noticed at each company that some seeds were already sold out, and it’s only the first week of January. If you want unusual flowers or veggies, you better get those seed orders in. I even texted Carol, my podcast co-host, and let her know/enabled her. Now, I’m enabling all of you too.
Carol and I talked this week about early spring vegetables and all kinds of things on the Gardenangelists podcast. Grab a cup of coffee or tea and come hang out with us.