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As we near the end of February I begin to look forward to the gardening season. My garden is planned out and as of today my seeds are ordered! It will be a while, I can’t even plant anything outside until Memorial Day but my seeds are ordered! Filling my seed order is a rite of spring. Spending time in front of the woodstove looking at the seed catalogs helps me to realize that spring is coming.


Usually I start certain seeds indoors, like tomatoes and peppers. However this year I will be purchasing seedlings from our neighbor who has a good selection of heirloom seedlings. Why not support his local business?


These are the seeds I ordered this year:


Provider Bush Green Beans – Provider green beans are my favorite. They have an early yield and produce an abundant supply. Plenty of beans to enjoy and make dilly beans!seeds ordered

Masai Bush Haricots Vert – These beans will be a new variety to try in the garden. They are slow to fatten so if you miss a day picking you can still enjoy them.seeds are ordered

Lemon Cucumber – Another new plant for my garden! My daughter grew these cucumbers last year and my grand daughter loved them. Unlike traditional cucumbers these are round and yellow! Yellow cucumbers have a tender skin and are very prolific. I hope they grow as well for me as they grew for my daughter!seeds are ordered

Y-Star Patty Pan – another new variety to try! Also grown by my daughter last year with great success. Picked small for a tasty summer squash flavor with a hint of nuttiness.seeds are ordered

Jackpot Zucchini – One of my favorite zucchini. Produce high yields of long medium dark green zucchini. My problem is remembering that they do produce well and that two plants is more than enough!seeds are ordered

Long Pie Pumpkins – the description in the Fedco catalog sold me. Besides being an old heirloom variety they supposedly make the best pies! They remind me of the Gete okosomin squash I grew!seeds are ordered

Nantes Carrots – These are a favorite in my garden. They grow extremely well in our rocky Vermont soil and are so tasty.seeds are ordered

Red Ace Beets – A classic beet, which I have grown previously. These beets are an early producer with good yields.seeds are ordered

Tango Lettuce – another favorite. I usually plant several varieties of lettuce in the garden, as we love summer salads. Tango lettuce has a slightly tangy flavor, which makes it a winner.seeds are ordered

Sweet Basil – another plant I grow every year. This is the classic basil and is ideal for tomato sauces, pesto and salads.seeds are ordered


I still have quite a variety of seeds left over from last year so if I have any extra space I will probably use some of my flower seeds to add a bit of color. Have you ordered your seeds yet? What are your favorites. It’s always such a good feeling when my seeds are ordered!




6 comments on “Seeds Are Ordered

Daisy Debs on February 21, 2018 9:58 pm

Aah ! I,m growing those Lemon cucumbers this year too , already got my seeds in the post …but apart from these everything else is pretty much the good ol’ reliable varieties . I,m also thinking about my window box under my kitchen window , too early yet for planting, but I,ve bought in a new liner and compost . We,ve got another cold weekend coming up ….but we’re nearly there…daffodils and primroses in the hedgerows 🙂 x

Nancy Wolff on February 22, 2018 1:15 pm

I’m so jealous! Daffodils and primroses! Our ground is still covered with snow! Lots of melting needs to take place before we’ll see any signs of spring! 🙂

Lofty Murphy on February 23, 2018 2:22 am

Hi Do you ever let your Jackpot Zucchini grow into marrows? As I love them, you can can tack the seeds out of them and stuff them with mince, then skewer, or tie them up rape them in foil, and cook. I am from Australia,and I can not get thews Lemon Cucumber, We get apple Cucumbers, Do you get Yams? I us to grow them in NZ, They had a Purple or orange out side and yellow inside,They looked like ginger, Very good to pot in Ros ts,You get a lot of veges we cant get. So long from Way Down Under, Lofty..

Nancy Wolff on February 23, 2018 12:21 pm

I have to say I have let my zucchini’s get away from me! I have stuffed them before which I enjoy but I’ve never tried wrapping them in foil! I can buy Yams in the store but have never tried growing them, I think my season is too short! Thanks for stopping by, would love to visit your part of the world some day!

Babychaser on March 2, 2018 3:55 pm

I love that you shared real pictures of the plants/produce you expect from the seeds. So pretty! I have my seeds ready too. Lots of new ones for me. And a soil blocker! Also new for me. As soon as I can get some soil, I’ll start some seedlings.

It’s my first time here. Enjoying what I see so far! Thanks!

Nancy Wolff on March 3, 2018 12:50 pm

Enjoy your first time gardening! I love having my hands in the dirt! Hope you enjoy a tremendous harvest!!

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