Now that the weather is getting warmer, it’s time to think about flowers and vegetable gardens. I don’t know about you but last year I planted a little garden and I was thrilled that it did so well so this year I want to do it again and I have the help of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds to plant this year. You’ve never heard of them let me give you a little bit of information Baker Creek carries one of the largest selections of seeds from the 19th century, including many Asian and European varieties. The company has become a tool to promote and preserve our agricultural and culinary heritage. Our company and seeds have been featured in The New York Times, The Associated Press, Oprah Magazine, Martha Stewart, The Wall Street Journal, and many others. Gardeners can request a free color catalog. Our catalogs now distribute to over 625,000 gardeners nationally.
I wanted some different flower seeds that I don’t normally see so I’m hoping these grow Chinese Houses these aren’t annual flower that is native to California and are one of the show is flowers, they are by colored in amethyst and white and they grow on two-foot stems. Each tier of blooms is smaller than the one below, given the flower spikes a fanciful resemblance to pagodas.
These are traditionally used in Native American herbal medicine. Tequila Sunrise Snapdragon these grown annually, and a punchy mix of bright colors makes this an exciting focal point of a garden or bouquet. The vibrant pinks and yellows are so pleasing to the eye contrasted with the very dark green, almost black foliage, these are a bushy plant do not exceed eight-team inches tall.
Victorian Rhubarb this Friday was offered in 1856, thick stocks are popular for making delicious pies, cobblers, preserves. This is a perennial and can be harvested start and as soon as the second season.
Blue Lake Bush 274 Bean this dark green bean is a standard for over 40 years, the Bush plant sets a heavy healed of flavorful pods that are tendering and crisp and can be harvested in 60 days.
Beit Alpha Cucumber is a delicious, very sweet cucumber that is usually picked small and does not need a peel and as the skin is very tender. This variety is very popular in the Mediterranean, has been developed in Israel at a kibbutz farm.
Giant Noble Spinach this is the giant in the spinach clan, plants spread of 25 inches and tender leaves a great for Canon, stemming or salads.
Daisy Dahlberg also was known as a shooting star, indeed the small yellow flowers shine through an airy cloud of foliage. The fragrant little blooms are just 1 inch across. This is an under-appreciated annual that is native to North America and takes very little care to absolutely thrive. The mound-shaped plants average 1 by 1 foot and make an excellent ground cover. They need very little water once established, making them perfect for hanging baskets or xeriscape (water-less) gardens.
Boston Pickling Cucumbers An old heirloom dating back to 1880. Vigorous vines give large yields of smooth green fruit. It is excellent for pickles; very crisp and good quality. A very popular variety at the turn of the 20th century.
My Opinion: I am so excited to start planting my cucumber, spinach and beans and flowers and look forward to the rhubarb grow in and pick and in a year or two. Follow my social media channels as each week I am going to post the progress of my vegetables and flowers.
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