Woohoo! It was a good mail day yesterday.
In October, I submitted my contribution to the 4th Annual Canadian Autumn Seed Exchange and have been eagerly awaiting my return package since. I think I might even look forward to receiving this package more than I look forward to Christmas.
Like last year, I submitted the maximum number of seed packets (40) along with some bonus packets. I received 56 packets in return, including many varieties of vegetables and flowers that are new to me. Nicky, the exchange organizer, even included a small bag of seed garlic! I wasn't expecting that, and look forward to planting them next year.
The exchange package I received included:
Herbs - basil (Dark Opal & Violette Aromatico), chives (garlic), dill (Frank's Extra Large), lemon balm, and thyme.
|Magnus Echinacea (secretgardener.com)|
Beans (dry bush) - Dapple Grey, Hutterite, Ireland Creek Annie, Mrocumiere, and Jacob's Cattle
Beans (pole) - Speckled Cranberry
Beans (snap) - Top Crop
Greens - Lacinato Kale
|Jaune Flamme (whiteflowerfarm.com)|
Tomatoes - Black Plum, Casino, Chocolate Cherry, Copper River, Costoluto Genovese, Eva Purple Ball, Yellow Taxi, Garden Peach, Jaune Flamme, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Romeo, and Work Release Paste.
Peppers (sweet) - Bull Nose, Green Bell, NuMex, and Sweet Cherry.
|Miniature White (swallowtailgardenseeds.com)|
Cucumber - Miniature White and Straight 8.
Leek - American Flag
Onion - Green from Shandong
Garlic - assortment of varieties
Eggplant - Apple Green
|Musquee de Provence (Burpee.com)|
Squash - Butternut, Musquee de Provence, Table King Acorn
Melon - Noire des Carmes
Miscellaneous - Lamb's Ear
Looking forward to next year's exchange already!