Well the dang Baker Creek catalog showed up and I got sucked in. As I paged though it thinking about all the new grow space I will have in the coming season I started dog-earing pages. As I did so I thought hell, why not a show on some cool stuff to grow from the Rare Seeds catalog this year?
Some of this stuff is hard to find anywhere but Baker Creek, some you can find at many other places. Remember we need lots of small seed companies in business to keep the diversity so even though I am focusing on Baker Creek today, spread your business around.
Baker just does an amazing job of finding stuff from all around the world and bringing it to home gardeners and market growers and their fricken catalog is a dag gone coffee table picture book that sucks you right in. So join me today for thirty, yep thirty new or unusual options for your 2020 garden. Note that many of these items I have not yet grown, quite a few I have. I will try to be clear about that as I go though this extensive list today.
Quote of the Day – No occupation is so delightful to me as the culture of the earth, & no culture comparable to that of the garden. – Thomas Jefferson.
Seeds to Consider Growing in 2020
- Chinese Multicolor Spinach – Link
- Python Snake Bean – Link
- Japanese Winged Bean – Link
- Chinese Red Noodle Bean – Link
- Yod Fah Chinese Broccoli/Kale – Link
- Chinese Pink Celery – Link
- Mouse Melons – Link
- China Jade Cucumber – Link
- Ping Tung Eggplant – Link
- Nagaski Long Eggplant – Link
- Pepino Melon – Link
- Dwarf Tamarillo – Link
- Zucca Melon Giant Gourd – Link
- Purple Lady Bok Choy – Link
- Beni Houshi Mizuna – Link
- Italiko Rosso Dandelion (actually a chicory) – Link
- Aurora Mixed Orach – Link
- Walking Stick Kale – Link
- Green Mountain Winter Celtuce – Link
- White Okinawan Bitter Melon – Link
- Jing Orange Okra – Link
- Green Beauty Pea – Link
- Sugar Rush Hot Pepper – Peach – Red
- Murasaki Purple Pepper – Link
- Red Malabar Spinach – Link
- Perpetual Spinach (a type of chard) – Link
- Agastache Texas Hummingbird Mint – Link
- Lettuce Leaf Basil – Link
- Kiwi Blue Honeywort – Link
- Orchid Cream Nasturtium – Link
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