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Post  dixie on 3/9/2011, 1:52 pm

It's windy, rainy & 52, but feels much colder, so I've been doing nuthin' much.

I got my Comstock-Ferre seed catalog a few days ago, so have been reading it. Yes, actually reading it from cover to cover, even varieties I am not the least bit interested in. Being "old", I love old stuff & the catalog has 3 pages of history that was really interesting. FYI, the Gettle family of Baker Creek Seeds, recently bought the seed company & will have their 200th anniversary on June 5 in Connecticut. DH said no, he would not take me, but we will see about that. You've heard the saying "if mama ain't happy, ain't nobody happy"?

Anyway, I only thought I was through with my seed order for the year. Here's what I have on my list now: Dates given are from the catalog.

(These are not necessarily for SFG)
ARTICHOKE: Green Globe. 1846
BEANS: Lazy Wife pole bean 1880s, Black Valentine pole 1850s.
BEET: Albino. Thomas Jefferson grew this one.
CABBAGE: Danish Ballhead. One of the hardiest cabbages, will plan for Fall planting. 1850s.
LETTUCE: Strawberry cabbage lettuce. 19th century French heirloom introduced to USA in 1906.
MELONS: Banana, 1885. Pineapple. T. Jefferson also grew this one. Said to be good for training on a trellis.
ONION: Wethersfield Red - 1700's

TOMATOES: Since I only have 10 varieties of tomatoes started, I need to make it an even dozen:
Ponderosa - 1891. Low acid, large fruits
Sparks Earliana: 1900

WATERMELON: Stone Mountain: Introduced by Hastings Seed, Atlanta, GA in 1923. One of the top commercial melon of 1930s & 40s, now nearly extinct. Since it is a "local" melon, I'll give it a try.

It's a good thing I have 10 acres & don't have to be bothered with working my day job any more.
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Post  quiltbea on 3/9/2011, 2:22 pm

Dixie,
I ordered their catalog when I ordered my Baker Creek but have yet to receive it. I know about the purchase and the renovations being done there.

If you are like me, you'll keep on thumbing thru the catalogs. There's always something "I just might be able to use that" or "I can try that for a fall crop" or
"I can save that for next year's garden" or some such excuse to buy more seeds.
Enjoy.
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Post  Lavender Debs on 3/9/2011, 2:25 pm

That is a way-kewl list Dixie!

If you lived in the PNW I would strongly suggest that you go to the nursery and buy an artichoke start. It is getting late in my neck of the country to start one.

Black Valentine Pole Beans? Awesome, I just like saying the name of that one.
I have a strawberry spinach I'm trying this year (also called beetberry). Can hardly wait to see pictures.

I'm trying my first watermelon Blacktail Mountain just because a place north of me are bragging that they had a cold summer and harvested sweet 4 to 8 lb melons on a 50 degree day in the pouring rain.....we shall see.

Debs....don't even let me get started talking about tomatoes, just give me a Gibb's whack across the back of my head if you catch me looking lustfully at the tomato rack.
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Post  Nicola on 4/5/2011, 5:17 pm

Wow, I guess it's "count my blessings" time. I live two towns over from Wethersfield, and just went to Comstock, Ferre & Co., on Sunday. [They are literally around the corner from my old college friend 's parent's house.] I think many people in the area were so disappointed when ComstockFerre went out of business, and happy now that the Baker Creek folks have reopened it (keeping the almost-200-year-old company's name, rather than Baker Creek II, or something Smile )
Dixie, Olde Wethersfield is a nice place to visit. (Not that I want to incur your DH's wrath Evil or Very Mad .) I just may go to the celebration in June.
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Post  Healing Garden on 4/5/2011, 5:41 pm

I am thinking of heading to Comstock myself just for a road trip from Boston. I bought all my seeds this year from Baker Creek and Comstock. They've been great.
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