With winter definitely here we are planning our gardens — 3 Comments

  1. Nothing warms you up more than sitting with a seed catalog making plans!!! Those beans sound awesome!

  2. Seed prices sure can be heart attack material. I paid $4 for a package of 20 beans from a very well known high quality and specialty organic seed supplier that were supposed to be pole Borlotti. The package directed me to build a very sturdy trellis at least 6 feet high, which I dutifully did. The seeds had an 80% germination rate, were bush and about 12 inches tall, not pole, and produced a very scanty crop that may give me two meals, although the flavor is outstanding and they look like Borlotti. I’m now looking for a short season real Italian Borlotti. Things should be better next year. Gardeners are such hopeful people. The Seed Savers Exchange Yearbook is amazing. No matter what the item is (except maybe short season Borlotti) someone somewhere is growing it. I am hoping for seeds of William Woys Weaver’s Pepper Pot pepper.

  3. Those beans are beautiful! Will look forward to when they’re on the ‘sell list’. Thanks for the update!