Yesterday I found a box of seed packets at my door step. New seed packets for spring 2009 already! How exciting. I didn’t know next year’s seeds were available already.
The seeds are from one of my favorite companies, Botanical Interests. They sent a selection for me to try.
The varieties are: carrot carnival blend (a mix of purple, red, orange, yellow and white carrots), pumpkin Jarrahdale (an heirloom ribbed gray with 6-12 lb fruit), a red mesclun lettuce mix called Valentine that includes 6 different varieties, hyacinth bean vine, a purple violet poppy and a sunflower I have long admired called Goldy Honey Bear (“a fully double radiant beauty”). I look forward to trying these in my garden.
The poppy packet (Lauren’s Grape) suggests planting in the fall for early spring color among spring bulbs. I don’t know if our zone (6A) is too cold for this, but I always enjoy an experiment. There are lots of seeds in the packet so I’ll plant a few next time I’m in the garden and see what happens. I’ll save the rest for spring.