Wednesday, March 5, 2008

I finally got them!


I finally got my order of heirloom seeds today. I couldn't be happier! To find out more about heirlooms and why they are superior,
click here.






Here is what I ordered:



White Wonder Cucumber

Introduced in 1893 by W. Atlee Burpee of Philadelphia who obtained the seeds from a customer in western New York. Fruits are 7" long by 2½" in diameter. Ivory-white at slicing stage and ivory-yellow when past maturity. Excellent eating quality, ideal for pickles or slicing, highly productive even in hot weather. 58 days.






Charantais Melon

Considered by many to be the most divine and flavorful melons in the world. Smooth round melons mature to a creamy grayish-yellow with green stripes. Sweet, juicy, salmon flesh. Typically the size of a grapefruit and weighs about 2 pounds, perfect for two people. Ripe melons have a heavenly fragrance. 75-90 days.




Summer Crookneck Squash

C. pepo)
Semi-open bush plants produce extended heavy crops of smooth light yellow fruits with curved necks, bumped developed after edible stage. Best eaten when 5-6" long. Creamy-white sweet mild flesh has excellent flavor. Keep picked clean to enjoy all season. 55-60 days. CERTIFIED ORGANIC






Cherokee Purple Tomato

Introduced to other SSE members by North Carolina member Craig LeHoullier in 1991, seed obtained from J. D. Green. Unique dusty rose color. Flavor rivals Brandywine, extremely sweet. Productive plants produce large crops of 12 oz. fruits. Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.







Brandywine (Sudduth's) Tomato
Brandywine first appeared in the 1889 catalog of Johnson & Stokes of Philadelphia and by 1902 was also offered by four additional seed companies, but soon disappeared from all commercial catalogs. Our best selling tomato and one of the best tasting tomatoes available to gardeners today. The seed of this strain was obtained by tomato collector Ben Quisenberry of Big Tomato Gardens in 1980 from Dorris Sudduth Hill whose family grew them for 80 years. Large pink beefsteak fruits to 2 pounds. Incredibly rich, delightfully intense tomato flavor. Indeterminate, 90 days from transplant.


Bean's Yellow Pear Tomato

This was our favorite yellow pear in the 1998. Endless supply of 1½" pear tomatoes with great taste, ideal for salads. Indeterminate, 70-80 days from transplant.









Mexico's Midget Tomato

Very prolific plants continue producing throughout the entire growing season. Round ½" fruits give an incredible flash of rich tomato flavor, great for salads or selling in pints. Indeterminate, 60-70 days from transplant. CERTIFIED ORGANIC





My non-heirloom plants will consist of beets, carrots, broccoli, cabbage, and herbs

10 comments:

Shelly said...

wow, you have a great blog! We are trying a garden this year at my uncles house so we are getting ready to order seeds and some plants. I have enjoyed reading your reviews!

morgan fam said...

I may be a little uneducated about this, but obviously "transplant" means that you start the seed first in a pot to be later placed in your garden, right? When should an unexperienced gardener begin?

marisa said...

Kristi, a good place to go is: extension.usu.edu/files/gardpubs/hg313.pdf
it has a list of when to plant different vegetables for Utah and how long you will want to grown them indoors before transplanting. Or, you could always just buy the plants and transplant them.

marisa said...

Shelly, I'm so glad you are enjoying my blog. Good luck with your garden at your uncles!

Amber said...

You are so amazing! We tried a garden for the first time last year. We planted tomatoes and zucchini; out of all the plants, only one zucchini plant survived, and that was because it was getting watered from the neighbor's sprinklers!

chris, jamie, dane, maggie and cooper said...

Marisa, we need to get together and talk garden. I mean we need to get to together and you teach me garden. I do not even know where to begin and I am a little intimidated. Need help.

marisa said...

Jamie, I would love to. I'm no expert, but I know a enough to get you started. If you want, you can use some of my heirloom seeds, they came in packets of 25 seeds each, there is no way I will be using all of them.

chris, jamie, dane, maggie and cooper said...

That would be awesome. Please let me buy them from you. I get my schedule tonight from work for the next week. We need to get together. We should just plan on you bringing your family over and having dinner or something. Chris would love that and has been wanting to for awhile.

chris, jamie, dane, maggie and cooper said...

Here is my email it would probably be easier to communicate
curlycuecutie@hotmail.com
yes that is my real email address and is really embarassing since I have had it before high school.

Chelsea Pratt said...

Those all look so amazingly delicious. What a dreamy garden! Move here, so that I can enjoy them.

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