Monday, December 5, 2016
A seed order & winter squash jambalaya
My big seed order for the year came today. I didn't need much to fill in the gaps in my seed inventory All of these came from Baker Creek Heirloom seeds, which is a fantastic company I've ordered from for years. Thousands of heirloom choices, great service and $3.50 flat rate shipping. Here's what I got:
Tomato seeds. Plum lemon and striped roman are old favorites, prolific and very good for canning. Indigo apple doesn't produce quite so much but is absolutely lovely to look at. I've always had very good luck with heirloom tomatoes. This Pink Bumblebee cherry type is new for me this year and got great reviews.
I bought some tall nasturtiums because I want to make one of those flowering tepees out in the garden. This mix is supposed to get up to 10 foot vines. Hopefully it will be a nice shaded place for my little guy to hang out while I work.
Some cucumbers for fresh eating. Baker Creek always includes free seed packets with every order (seriously - even if you only order one packet they still send you a freebie) and they sent me two. The carrot I'm excited to try but anyone want these cabbage seeds? We don't eat cabbage. The back of the packet says that Brunswick was introduced in 1924 and is a "large drumhead cabbage, very cold-hardy". Honestly, I happily will put these in the mail if someone will plant them, just send me an e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
We had a really good dinner tonight that I want to remember to do again. A box of jambalaya type rice, shredded chicken from the hen I cooked yesterday, a little sausage and shrimp. Then I added a ton of butternut squash and squeezed a couple of oranges over it. A good dinner for a cold and overcast day.