I am getting ready for the 2011 growing season, and I am starting with an order from Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds.
I need to get my spring onion seeds planted quite soon, so that is the driving force behind getting this order placed right now.
I have quite a few onions in the ground already, planted last fall.
For the spring season, I am going with tried and true Yellow of Parma, a superb keeper onion, along with a new (for me) variety called Stuttgarter, which is also supposed to be a good keeper.
Among my fall planted onions I have quite a few Walla Wallas, as well as Candy, Red Wing, White Wing, Red Torpedo, Red Crimson, Stockton Yellow, Solano White. I also got some leeks in the ground in the fall and they are coming along very nicely.
Some of the fall planted onions are in the ground, in my raised square foot garden beds, some are in earthboxes. Below are a couple of photos of the ones in Earthboxes.
I also ordered a few other things from Baker Creek.
The pepper Piemento De Padron, a hot pepper I purchased as a seedling last season, and absolutely loved, so it is more than likely on my “must grow every year” from now on.
I also ordered up an eggplant I have never tried before, called Ping Tung, and a spinach I have never tried called Merlo Nero.
Lastly, I decided to add to my Nasturtium collection with King Theodore and Jewel Peach Melba.