Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Seed Store

Here are a few samples of what we will be offering this year:

This year we are introducing seed from our

Hopi Black Squash!

See our blog post "The Perfect Squash!"

Seeds for this particular variety will be limited, due to a cold, wet start and extreme dry heat.

Our own
Portugal Beef-heart Tomatoes

Hopefully enough to fill all orders for them. We do apologize to those customers who were unable to purchase them last year when we sold out of seed.

We also carry other varieties of heirloom tomatoes, including San Marzano, the best paste tomatoes in the world!, Ailsa Craig and Reverend Morrow Long Keeper. We will have seed for the Manitoba tomato, developed to grow large and ripen in the short Manitoba season.

From seed to fruit in one season!
Ground Cherries and Chichiquelites!
Great for pies, jams and wine! We will have both of these seed for sale this year.

Medicinal Herb Seeds!Meadowsweet, Mullein, Feverfew, Self Heal, Goldenrod, Evening Primrose,Queen Anne's Lace, Echinacea, Motherwort, St. John's Wort...

TobaccoVirginia Gold Variety 100+ seeds per packet
Did you know that commercial cigarettes contain 599 additives, some poisonous carcinogens?
See the list here

Anyone can grow tobacco, anywhere. If you have a short growing season, you will need to start it early indoors. I am sure most northerners are used to starting seeds early indoors to grow tomatoes, peppers and many other common short season vegetables. Tobacco is no different and is no trickier or more demanding than your vegetables to start from seed. Isn’t having your own, home grown, organic and free tobacco worth a little time and effort?


The Japanese Redneck said...

I'll look at it when you get it posted. Thanks.

Ruth Trowbridge said...

do you cure your own tobacco too? i heard it takes a bit to cure it right, would like to grow it for hubby if i knew it wasn't a waste of effort - do you use buckwheat in your recipes? i have been wheat free for 18 years now - off to see your store now - peace

Providence Acres Farm said...

Hi Ruth! Tobacoo can be done with either quick method and know how or time. So far we just use the "time" method - hang it to dry for a year. If you have a place to hang it that is warm and has good air circultion for a year, like an attic with a fan, that's all it really takes.
You can also press the leaves in a simple homemade press, then bake them in foil, instead of using a kiln. There is a book on the subject called "Grow, Roll Smoke". I have not read it, nor am I recommending it, but it does, apparently, make it easy. If you do read this book, please let us know how it goes :-)

Providence Acres Farm said...

I have not tried buckwheat in any recipes but might do so. I am always looking for new things to make gluten free. I'll do some research. I have been successful in making brown bread that is tall, light, moist and very good. It even makes good French toast. I also make tall, moist brownies, tender, flaky pastry and a few varieties of chewy cookies that are wheat free, as well. I will look into the buckwheat and thanks for the tip!