First Rareseeds Order


I made the first seed order for next year.

This year I’m ordering from a.k.a. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.  Last year I had too many issues with quality from our local supplier.  It’s frustrating to have bush beans that turn out to be climbers.  I don’t want that again.

I haven’t used Baker Creek before, so I can’t say good or ill of them.  I do like the expanded catalog I ordered.  I also like the online wishlist that you can build at rareseeds.

What have I ordered?  Just tomato seeds.  I’ve ordered three envelopes of everything.  I plan on getting two of the envelopes started and holding the third back in case I lose my starts.

I ordered 8 kinds of tomatoes.  I would have ordered 9 but one is out of stock.  Here’s the list…

Henderson’s Pink Ponderosa Tomato
Brandywine Tomato
Thessaloniki Tomato
Principe Borghese Tomato
Barnes Mountain Yellow Tomato
Yellow Pear Tomato
Hartman’s Yellow Gooseberry Tomato
Chocolate Pear Tomato (out of stock)

I plan on growing them in trellises the way I saw SoilBorn do it last season.

More to come.


2 thoughts on “First Rareseeds Order

    • We didn’t try those carrots–I wish we had. They’re beautiful!

      Our land is so nutrient poor. We’ve built up the soil enough that we finally got tomatoes last year. Onions and beans do fine, but the corn only grows 3 feet high and none of the tubers planted (carrots, mangle, etc) ever developed other than small leaves.

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