Seeds for My Vegetable Garden

When selecting seeds for the vegetable garden it always pays to be early – in this case I was not. Several of the selections I had planned on making were in fact sold out when I finally got around to ordering from Baker Creek. The early bird gets the worm is the old saying but maybe it should be the early gardener gets the seed! In any case procrastination when it comes to gardening and purchase inevitably will lead to disappointment in some way. With that being said I was still able to make some great choices for this gardening season. I’ll list them below!

2011 Vegetable Garden Seed Selections!

Tigger Melon – An orange and yellow striped melon that is said to be very sweet and has small serving sized fruit up to 1 lb. This was my second choice but still a good one!
Brandywine Tomato – One of the most delicious tomatoes EVER!  We” that’s just my opinion but you know I’m right! 😉
Cherokee Purple Tomato – One of the most delicious tomatoes EVER!  I think I may have said that about another selection… it’s true for this one too though!
Sweet Dumpling Winter Squash – My wife picked this one out. I’m eager to see how winter squash will work out in our garden.
Stevia – I like my tea sweet and this potential sugar substitute might make a nice addition to the herb garden.
Red Zebra Tomato – If you like striped tomatoes this one has them! We orginally selected the Green Zebra but they were sold out.
Orange Icicle Tomato – It’s orange, it’s shaped like an icicle, it’s … Orange Icicle! 
Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Bean – This pole bean is said to have been carried by the Cherokee Indians along the Trail of Tears from Tennessee. I like a vegetable with an interesting story, don’t you?
Saint-Esprit à Oeil Rouge Bush Bean – Such a fancy name for a bean!
Purple Hull Pinkeye Cowpea  – My wife lose Purple Hull peas, I wonder how she will like shelling them?
Six-Week Purple Hull Cowpea 
Rotonda Bianca Sfumata Eggplant – This round eggplant will hopefully turn into a nice eggplant Parmigiana at some point! 
Golden California Wonder – I wanted an Orange Sweet Pepper but I missed the jackpot again – I’ve learned my lesson this year!

I have other seeds coming in that I’ll tell you about later, what selections are you trying in the garden this year?


Dave has written since 2007. He gardens on an acre and a half where he raises his 4 children. He enjoys growing vegetables, herbs, and propagating plants. Dave has a side business growing and selling heirloom vegetables and herb plants through Blue Shed Gardens and works as a real estate agent in Spring Hill, TN.

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  1. This has happened to me often where I wait to buy the more popular seeds like parsley and radishes. This year I am on top of it.


  2. I purchased all my seeds in January. Because I'm a dork like that. *lol*

    I'm trying out Sweet Dumpling winter squash for the first time this year, too. I've done Butternut and pumpkins before, I'm guessing it's similar. I sow winter squash in the corn rows, takes up less space that way. They last forever, I've still got a couple Butternuts left from last fall!

  3. Eileen,

    I meant to be ahead of the game but for some reason just kept putting things off!

  4. Shannon,

    Usually I'm that kind of dork too, not sure what happened this year. Smart planting in the corn rows – just like three sisters gardening, just minus the beans!

  5. You have made some wonderful selections Dave and Jenny! The story of the Cherokee Indians and Trail of Tears is awesome and yes, a wonderful way to make a choice of garden goodies.

    I am going to skip on a veggie garden this year. I just don’t have luck with my soggy or bone dry yard. I may plant some herb seeds though as I so enjoy fresh herbs in the kitchen…

  6. I bought some Brandy wine seeds this yr. I would like to try them. I have a lot of seeds left over from last yr so will try them. I have no pollinators here when I need them so guess that's why I get no fruits from my veggies. The pollinators are here now & it's too early for veggies. Flowers are what they are after now. That's bumbles.

  7. So exciting! I love planning my vegetable garden each year, though it's pretty cold where I'm from. I've had most success with the colder vegetables – peas, carrots, beets, etc.

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