I didn’t get much from Territorial this year, but then I really didn’t need much to begin with. Just a few packets to round everything out.
- Beans, ‘Soleil’ I picked the Soleil French beans to grow this year instead of my usual plain golden wax beans (although I do have an extra pack of those, too, in case these don’t turn out). French beans are typically straight and narrow, and this particular variety is supposed to have a very buttery flavor. I’m hoping these will be easier to can because of their straightness, and I can’t wait to try them pickled and sauteed fresh from the garden
- Carrots, ‘Sugarsnax’ I’ve had huge success with the heirloom Scarlet Nantes carrots and will keep on growing that and the Danvers Half Long, but I did want to try this Sugarsnax hybrid, too. I thought the girls would especially like to eat these fresh
- Peas, ‘Lincoln (Homesteader)’ I grew these two years ago and found them to be the tastiest shelling peas by far. They’re very sweet for a garden pea and were fabulous shelled and frozen to use throughout the year
- Peas, ‘Super Sugar Snap’ Sugar snap peas could arguably be my favorite crop to grow and I’ve had the best luck with Super Sugar Snap. I can’t wait to start eating these, warmed by the summer sun!
- Watermelon, ‘Mini Love’ OK, being a maritime gardener on the Oregon coast is wonderful in so many ways, but it does have it’s limitations. Watermelons, for one thing. I’ve never grown a real watermelon in my life, not even when I lived down in Roseburg. Then it was a matter of space, now it’s a matter of temperature. It just doesn’t get hot enough for long enough here to grow those big juicy heirloom watermelons that look so tempting in the seed catalogs. So when I saw Mini Love, a compact plant that is supposed to taste great, I had to go for it. I’m going to grow it in the greenhouse, and if all goes well we’ll be having seed-spitting contests this Fourth of July!
And there you have it! The end of my 2018 seed purchases!
JUST KIDDING! What gardener can resist the siren song of seeds this time of year?! There will be more, don’t you worry. Even if I didn’t need them!