Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Amishland Seeds

This year I have become quite brave (or is it cocky??), I have ordered more than a handful of heirloom seeds.  Since this seed ordering thing is a bit of an addiction (or in my mind 'seed money' in the bank), I ventured out of my comfort zone and visited a familiar site, Amishland Seeds.  If you have never gone through the many varieties offered here it's worth a trip over.  Now.

I have ogled this site for a year now but have not had the courage to purchase these carefully raised, often times rare seed.  What if I screw up and kill the seedling?  Or what if pest and disease pressure is so high I don't get a successful harvest?

Where do I find the room?  The answer to that question may lay in next year's garden.  Am I insane to be ordering seeds I won't even grow this year?  I think not.  I did the same last year and am glad I did as at least one of the tomato varieties I ordered is not available this year.   With the poor outcome of last year's gardening season for so many I am not taking any chances this year either.  So, the variety I am most excited about is ......................



AMAZON CHOCOLATE!

I have read so many good things about this variety, I just hope it does as well for me as it has for others since soil, climate, yadda-yadda-yadda can all influence taste.  Mmmmmm.  Can you taste those sun warmed summer tomatoes yet?

6 comments:

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Hi Kelly,
My vote is to throw worries to the wind, and have fun!

I hope you get some good crops.

Thomas said...

I've never heard of them. Being from Pennsylvania myself and having gone to college near Amish country, I'll have to check out the site!

Thomas said...

I just read the info for Amazon Chocolate. WOW! I'm so excited for you! Hopefully it will do well in our climate. Pennsylvania is mostly Zone 6-7 so I think you should be good.

Annie's Granny said...

Oh, drool. I'm trying to hold back and only plant 12 varieties this year. It's not easy ;-)

Bill said...

I'm a sucker for anything that maybe came out of a grandma's garden. I too ordered from this site and excited to see how things grow, best of luck

Erin said...

Isn't that a goal of us gardeners? To trump the insanity level every year? LOL don't worry, you will find some space, and good for you trying out new things! I will check that site out today.