Florists in Bonsall, CA
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Bonsall Flower Shops
3757 S Mission Rd
Bonsall, CA 92028
Bonsall CA News
Feb 3, 2016
Maine Gardener: Catalogs seed desire for new flowers and vegetables
I had some luck this year. Last year I grew black coco beans, but not enough for any serious eating. After interviewing seed-saving guru Will Bonsall, I saved the entire production. Well, the black coco is not available this year – and I have quite a bit of it saved for our own garden. The Mitla bean that I grew before Fedco stopped carrying it about five years ago – and replaced with the black coco – is back, however.
Johnny’s Selected Seeds – I wrote about their peppers last week – has a couple of interesting introductions that weren’t All America Selections. Cherry Bomb is a cherry tomato that is resistant to late blight and is ideal for organic growers. Albion is a disease-resistant strawberry that will produce fruit its first year.
Pinetree carried the flower seed that excited me most – for compact 24-inch cannas in yellow, rose and red that you can seed at home, starting indoors and putting outside once the danger of frost is past. They are supposed to blossom 90 days after sowing and continue blooming all summer.
Wood Prairie Farm, an organic grower in Aroostook County that has expanded its offerings well beyond potatoes, listed no new varieties. But it did feature a study by North Dakota State University that said Wood Prairie Farm’s seed potatoes produced the best yield and quality of any grower.
I found two interesting seeds from out-of-state catalogs. For gardeners who want sugar snap peas without having to deal with vines that grow 8 feet tall, Burpee and Vermont Bean Seed Company list Little SnapPea Crunch. It grows only 32 inches tall, is self supporting, and can be grown in containers. Burpee also is introducing Meatball Hybrid eggplant as its best substitute for meat – dense, moist, flavorful and large.
Anyway, these are the things I liked. You might like other things better. So, free up a few hours to read the catalogs. Spring will be here before you know it.
ABOUT THE WRITER
TOM ATWELL is a freelance writer gardening in Cape Elizabeth and can be contacted at 767-2297 or at [email protected].writer gardening in Cape Elizabeth and can be contacted at 767-2297 or at [email protected]
... (Press Herald)