For most things, I try to order from Canadian seed companies. The chances of success is higher, for starters. Plus, there’s the dollar difference. Baker Creek has some pretty incredible stuff, though, so I’m ordering from them again this year. I don’t know if I’ll keep it up, though; orders higher than $20 will now get charged customs duty. I’ll see how much that turns out to be before I decide if it’s worth buying from the US again.
As with our Heritage Harvest order, there are some things I am ordering again. This includes the Red of Florence onion, Uzbeck Golden carrot (last time, these were the free seeds our order came with), plus both the Kakai and Lady Godiva hulless pumpkins.
New with this order, we will be getting:
Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify
Yes, you read that right. The same variety of salsify that I ordered from Heritage Harvest. And yet, they look quite different, as is the taste description. I figured we can try both and see if there really is a difference, and which one we like better.
An indeterminate variety for my tomato loving husband and daughter, for fresh eating.
Another variety for my husband and daughter for fresh eating. The description neglects to mention if it’s a determinate or indeterminate variety, but apparently they are extremely tasty, and only 80 days to maturity. The description even says the flavour even improves with room temperature storage.
We’re going to have a lot of varieties of peppers this year! These are supposed to mature in 75 days, which should not be a problem for our area. I figure if we grow a few of each variety, we’ll know which ones we like best to narrow it down to in the future.
Well. My husband and older daughter will know. My younger daughter and I don’t like peppers.
Have I mentioned I’m a sucker for punishment? And that I’m determined to grow gourds?
They can reach maturity in 90-140 days, so there is a possibility that it will work here. We have a growing season of about 110 days, on average.
On top of these, our order qualified for 2 free packets of seeds. It should be interesting to see what we get!
So that’s it for our Baker Creek order. I’ll be placing at least one more order for our 2023 before the end of November, but that order will include things that won’t be shipped until spring.
I think these planning stages can be some of the most fun in gardening!
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