Sunday, October 18, 2009

Seed Destash

Destash: To sell or trade your existing crafting supplies or 'stash' to allow a crafter to buy different, often newer, materials.

I'm done with knitting, so want to destash my yarn to make way for my new hobby, sewing.

I'm tired of my bead collection. I'm going to destash them on Etsy so that I can buy some new ones.

I am already looking ahead to the 2010 growing season and deciding what I want to plant. These are the things that didn’t make the cut, for various reasons. It is generally just personal taste.

Each item is linked to the catalog I bought it from (where applicable). I also have a bit about why I’m not growing it again.

If you are interested in anything you see here, email me at neo_twig AT yahoo DOT com and let me know. Give me your mailing address and I’ll send it out.

Lettuce, Bath Cos Romaine: Didn’t thrill me. I got this variety because it seemed interesting, and it was from Monticello.

Lettuce, Sweet Valentine: Nice, easy to grow loose leaf variety, but not what I’m looking for.

Melon, Israeli Haogen (sometimes just ‘Ogen’)

Melon, Prescott Fond Blanc: I tried melons again this year because I wanted to see how they did, I’ve not had good luck in the past. I got (I think) 11 melons total between this and the variety below, but I found that we just weren’t eating much, melon-wise. So, I’m going to save the space next year for other stuff (like more Okra). These are both very nice, fragrant, sweet melons.

Radish, Hailstone

Radish, Helios: We just don’t eat much in the way of radishes. Matt hates them, I like the Munich Bier radish (see below), but I can't grow them in the same rows with carrots because they're too big. We’ve been giving all our radishes to my FIL. These are both nice, basic salad radishes with a good amount of heat. Hailstone is white, Helios is an olive-yellow.

Radish, Munich Bier: I adore this and I’m willing to share in the hopes that you adore it as much as I do. I’m saving my own seed this year, too, so I should have a good supply. This variety is supposed to be sliced, slathered with butter, salted, and eaten with a good, dark German beer. It is great.

Tomato, Purple Russian (paste): If you like sweet black tomatoes, this is a good one for you. I found it to be way too sweet for me. The plants also didn’t thrill me, but that may be my dirt.

Tomato, Tlacolula: Fun to grow, very ruffly sometimes pear-shaped fruit. Would be great stuffers, not too much in the way of ‘guts’ for these. Just didn’t thrill me.

Broccoli, DiCicco: I’ve been getting my broccoli seedlings locally, so I’m looking to give these up.

Garlic, Elephant: These bulbs I grew here, but they originally came from thegarlicstore. These are a year old. Despite that, they still seem to be fine, if a bit soft, and I’m going to plant some. If you want some, let me know.

Asparagus, ??: I think they are Jersey Giant, but I’m not sure. I’m saving seed from them this year. We planted the roots September 2008, put in a good amount of compost and, not expecting much the first year, were shocked when we got lots of very big asparagus. Really happy with these, if you have a spot and good compost you should do well with whatever these are.

I also have a Florence Fennel (bulb fennel) and some Bright Lights Swiss Chard.

1 comment:

Mama Pea said...

I'm not in the market for any more seeds but I sure am impressed with your organization! Sounds and looks like you keep VERY good and thorough garden notes indeed!

As far as those radishes that you guys don't seem too eager to eat . . . you can send them all to me. I LOVE radishes. Give me a bowl of crispy, crunchy, slightly zingy radishes and a salt shaker and I'm in heaven!