2017 Seed Inventory

Somehow this task escaped us last year, but usually once the garden planning is done, we go through our seed inventory and decide what we need to stock up on. At this time we also choose new varieties to try or seek out more of the same if something did well.

Once the seeds are ordered and arrive in the mail, we sort them by type and store them in a plastic box in the fridge, where they keep very well in the cool, dry conditions.

For reference, here’s what we chose for 2017:

Pole beans: Cherokee Trail of Tears
Pumpkin: Small Sugar Pie
Squash: Butternut JWS 6823 and Spaghetti Squash
Cabbage: Red Express and Hybrid Storage Green
Cucumber: Northern Pickling and Marketmore 76
Peppers: Ace bell pepper, El Jefe jalapeño, Baron poblano
Eggplant: Galine
Cilantro: Cruiser
Head lettuce: Green Forest and Buttercrunch 
Corn: Sugar Buns
Broccoli: Arcadia
Parsnips: Javelin
Cauliflower: Snow Crown

Cherry tomato: Sungold
Zucchini: Dunja or Fordhook
Cantaloupe: Sweet N Early or Earlichamp
Green beans: Blue Lake 274
Peas: Penelope
Vine tomatoes: Rose, Black Krim, Ukrainian Yellow, Moskvich
Kale: Dwarf Blue Curled

Beets: Merlin and Chioggia Guardsmark
Potatoes: Kennebec and Strawberry Paw
Okra: Clemson Spineless
Swiss chard: Bright Lights
Brussels sprouts: 
Fennel: Zefa Fino
Leeks: King Richard
Roma tomatoes: Amish Paste

Garlic: Early Italian, Kettle River Giant, and German Red
Bok choy: Joi Choi
Mesclun: Sweet Salad Mix, Provencal Mix, and Salad Mix
Snap peas: Shiraz
Turnips: Purple Top White Globe
Carrots: Romance and Napoli
Bush tomatoes: Paisano
Sweet potatoes: Beauregard


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