Friday, March 02, 2007

Free to a good home - SEEDS!

I hate to see good seeds sit idle, but I have more than I can possibly use at this point. I'm not even sure how I ended up with some of these! If you have any use for any of the seeds listed below, contact me via email. (Check my profile if you don't have an address for me.)

There's an idea from permaculture that says to give away your surplus. These are surplus. I would happily swap with you if you feel guilty just taking them for free. Or better yet, offer up some freebies of your own on your blog... But honestly, if you want some, just take 'em.

These are all over the map. Some are heirloom, some are hybrid. Some are a bit old, some are fairly new. Some packages are opened, some are not. Some are great, some didn't do that well for us. A couple are seeds we collected last year. I keep unused seeds in the fridge, so they'll last longer, so the age on the older seeds may not be a big deal.

If you have any specific questions, I'll try to answer them. Without further ado, here's the list:

Crimson Sweet
Open pollinated
Weeks Seed Company, 2006
Unopened packet - 2g

Crimson Sweet Watermelon an All America Selection Winner in 1964. The 20-25 lb. fruits are oval to round. Rind is thick, tough, medium green with dark green stripes. Flesh is red & sweet, and has small seeds.

Crimson Sweet Watermelon is a standard variety and matures in 85 days.

Ornamental Grass
Northern Sea Oats
Johnny's Selected Seeds, 2003 (refrigerated since then)
Opened packet ~25 seeds

Clumping, deciduous grass with showy, golden flowers. Decorative arching stems have bamboo-like foliage. Hardiness zones: 5-9. Ht. 24-48".

Open pollinated
Saved 2006
As many as you want

Large annual sunflower with 7-12 foot stalks and flowers a foot across. Heavy seed production.

Cloud Nine
Hybrid (se)
Rhoads Farm Market & Garden Center
1/4 pound

8-1/2 inch white sweet corn.

Golden Bantam
Open pollinated, certified organic
Burpee, 2006
Unopened packet, 0.75 oz

Classic heirloom sweet corn, generally 5 feet tall, with 2 ears per stalk.

Beans (pole)
Kentucky Wonder
Open pollinated
Ferry-Morse (Walmart), 2006
Unopened packet, 84 g

Rust-resistant and very productive heirloom variety.

Bloomsdale Long Standing
Open pollinated
Saved 2006
As many as you want

These were saved from spinach we grew last year. I have no idea of the viability of these seeds, but we have a lot of them.

Ferry Morse, 2003
Opened packet

Purplish-red carrot high in lycopene. Carrots up to 9 inches. I didn't have much luck with these, but you might. Especially if you have non-clay soil.

Pepper (bell)
Green-to-Orange bell
F1 Hybrid
Johnny's Seeds, 2003
Opened packet

I couldn't get more than one or two peppers per plant in my climate. Feel free to give them a try.



At 3/03/2007 12:16 PM, Blogger turnip said...

I will be happy to take a few Sunflowers, pole beans and bell peppers of your hands.


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