Our Seeds Are Ordered!

Seeds photo from Lou Murray's Green World.
It's that time of year again, when we inventory the seeds we have left over at Better Farm from last year and supplement that stock with a fresh batch of organic seeds. Our previous seed source dried up, so this year we shopped around online to find the best deals on the most nutritious, organic seeds we could find.

We've already got the asparagus and garlic going strong; and our chives, some of our leeks, a little kale, and a handful of other herbs will undoubtedly start waking back up in the coming weeks (if not right now, in this unseasonably, freakishly spring-like day). We also saved some hubbard squash seeds from a squash a friend gave us. After drying them and sealing them in a plastic bag, they've been hanging out in the freezer all winter. We'll see how we do with them!

Our intern Maylisa went through the tedious process of taking seed inventory for Better Farm. Here's what that list looks like:

While we're certainly not suffering from a shortage of seeds, there were a few essentials we needed. Here's what we ordered today:
  • Certified Organic Tango Celery, 100 Seed Count
  • Certified Organic Tuffy Acorn Winter Squash, 25 Seed Count
  • Kale Italian Lacinato Nero Toscana Certified Organic Seeds
  • Organic Dark Star Zucchini Seeds - 2 grams
  • Early Wonder Beet Seeds - 2 grams - Organic
  • Pea Snow Oregon Sugar Pod Certified Organic Seed
  • Organic Waltham Butternut Squash - 60 Seeds, 4g
  • Seeds of Change Organic Renegade F1 Spinach Seeds - 3 grams
  • Cucumber "Spacemaster Bush" 30 Organic Seeds   
  • Organic Leek Seeds "Large American Flag Variety" - Allium Ampeloprasum Var. Porrum - 300+ Gardening Seeds 
  • Walla Walla Organic Onion Seeds - Allium Cepa Approx 200 Gardening Seeds 
  • 75 Kentucky Wonder Green, Organic Bean Seeds  
The seeds will be planted in the beginning of March, and situated out in the greenhouse. We'll be utilizing former intern Lizzi Musoke's rainwater catchment system to keep the babies watered, and will be getting the plants transferred into the ground the first week of June. Let the games begin! 

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.