(image courtesy rareseeds.com)
I had to head up to the North Bay today, and made a stop in Petaluma to visit the Seed Bank. It’s housed in the historic Sonoma County National Bank (appropriately) and they sell 1,200 varieties of heirloom seeds. I picked up a few different seeds for our soon-to-be planter box garden: Little Finger Carrots, Tonda Di Parigi Carrots, Tokyo Long White Bunching Onions, Thai Denchai Peppers, New Zealand Spinach, Saxa II Radishes, Sugar Snap Peas, Cilantro, Italian Parsley, at Stupice Tomato plant, and a mystery tomato plant. I also picked up some Polar Bear Zinnia seeds for a flower pot. For dad, who has a real garden, I picked up some Black Champion Chinese Eggplant, and Klondike Blue Ribbon Striped Watermelon (although I guess this one’s as much for me as for anyone else…). We’re new to gardening, but we can’t wait to get started!
For those of you in other parts of the country, the Barker Creek Heirloom Seed Company has their main store in Mansfield, MO, and an online store as well: Rare Seeds.