Wednesday, February 29, 2012

2012 Seed List

Ok, so now that I've figured out basically all of the seeds I'll be using this year in my garden, I thought I would share my list with you. You can check out my 2011 list here if you want to also. I haven't started any of my seeds yet, but seeing as last year I started my peppers on March 3rd, Little M and I might be spending some quality time out on the sunporch this weekend!

2012 Vegetable Seed List
  • Hubbard Squash (saved from a couple years ago, will need to save more this year)
  • Butternut Squash (also saved from a couple years ago, need to save more this year)
  • Black Beauty Zucchini (unless I can find a heirloom yellow one for our climate)
  • Pumpkin (still need to find one, preferably C. mixta so it doesn't cross with my other squash!)
  • Bushy Cucumber (unless I can find another one that might do better here)
  • Double Standard Corn (thanks to local friends for passing this seed on to us this year!) 
  • Amish Paste Tomato (same as last year)
  • Italian Heirloom Tomato (same as last year)
  • Cherry Roma Tomato (for Little M, same as last year)
  • Walla Walla Onion (new Irish Eyes seeds from Local)
  • Cipollini Onion (new Irish Eyes seeds from Local)
  • St Valery Carrot (unless I can find another one that might do better here)
  • Sutton's Harbinger Pea (mix of saved and leftover seed from last year)
  • Snow Pea (saved from last year - they did amazing last year, hopefully these saved ones will too)
  • Bush Blue Lake Beans (leftovers from last year)
  • Kentucky Wonder Bush Beans (leftovers from last year)
  • Kennearly Yellow Eye Beans (mix of saved and leftover from last year)
  • Dragon's Tongue Beans (saved from year before last, if they sprout)
  • Garlic (planted already, saved from last year)
  • Yukon Gold Potatoes (need to pick some up once it comes in at Local)
  • Fingerling Potatoes (hopefully the few I've been holding off from eating will work)
  • Peppers (I've got a bunch, mostly from last year - Chocolate Beauty, Golden Treasure, Marconi Rosso, and a hot pepper combo. Not sure how many will germinate, time will tell!)
  • Cilantro (new Irish Eyes seeds from Local)
  • Sacred Basil (new Irish Eyes seeds from Local)
  • Chives (from some local friends last summer, looking forward to adding this to our herb area)
  • Dill (from last years seed)
I still need to pick up a couple more seeds in the above list, and there are a couple other herbs that I likely will end up trying. The last couple years I've been pretty busy with just the veggies and haven't done more than have some Basil, Oregano, Thyme, and Rosemary in pots, but hopefully this year I'll be able to focus a bit more on the veggies that really do well here and instead of attempting any melons I'll put some effort into having a little herb plot in the corner. Oh, and I'm sure the mister will convince me that we need to grow Russet Potatoes again. They are ok, but personally I prefer my potatoes to have more taste like the Yukon's do!

Here are a couple more, some of my dream list:
  • Rhubarb
  • Scarlet/Sunset Runner Bean
  • Kale
  • Ailsa Craig Onion
  • Sage
  • Asparagus
Obviously I'd love to have more garden space, particularly those raised beds between the house and the chicken coop that I've been dreaming of for over a year now, but until we save up enough money to put in a serious deer/dog fence around at least a section of the property, house, and orchard, that's not going to happen, and that's why most of these will likely stay on the dream list!

What about you? Have all your garden seeds purchased and your 2012 garden plan drawn up? Started any seeds yet? I'm hoping to start some seeds this weekend in between hanging out with some visiting family, I'll let you know how it goes next week :)


  1. Sounds like you will have a lovely variety of goodies from the garden. I believe I have some calabaza seeds (pumpkin) saved if you'd like me to send you some.

    Can't wait to see your garden grow! We've started here with beans, peas, watermelon and a second planting of tomatoes and lettuce.

  2. Daisy, thanks so much for the generous offer, but I think calabaza are the same species (C. moschata?) as the butternut squash I'll be growing, and I am SO not ready for hand pollination yet to keep those 2 from crossing prior to saving seed!! thanks though :)

    I still can't believe you've already (or still!) got tomatoes growing outside... we got another 6 inches of snow Tuesday night! :)

  3. hey there! I have been reading your blog for a few months now, and i love it! Looks like you have a great seed starting plan laid out for this season. I am attempting to do my first garden this year. Starting my seeds this weekend as well... Good luck, and thank you for all your advice (in previous posts as well!)
    check out my blog!


  4. Hi Bethany, nice to meet you! Looking forward to getting to know you better :)

  5. Thanks for identifying the moth on my blog last weekend! I haven't got around to making my seed list yet--yes, I know I am very late and need to get to it!

  6. Every time I see someone's seed list it makes me want even more seeds. ;-) I'm growing Ailsa Craig onions this year and can't wait to try tasting them, last year was my first year growing Kelsae onions and they were delicious giant onion. I wonder if you would be able to get a clump of rhubarb from another gardener who doesn't mind digging a chunk off of theirs, I often get (and give) plants that way. Sharing plants and seeds is one of the things I love about gardening.
    Oh and if you were wanting to try another really tasty yellow potato then Sieglindes are wonderful!


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