Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Free Tomato Seeds, YAY!

Thanks to Susy at Chiot's Run for linking the Free Tomato Seeds offer from WinterSown and enabling me to acquire more tomato seeds, and feed my addiction. They are a non-profit seed-sharing group, to whom I will be donating seed to at the end of this season. If you didn't see it at Susy's blog, here's a link to it. Basically you send an SASE and a list of 6 choices, plus 4 alternates. The varieties are listed as all OP varieties, though I saw one or two that I'm pretty sure are hybrids.
They sent my 6 tomato requests, plus most of my alternates as well as a bonus pack of Field Pumpkin seeds. Basically, it feels like my birthday.

Here's what I got:
Egg Yolk
Cherokee Purple
Sub-Arctic Plenty
Russian Persimmon
Green Pineapple
Field Pumpkin

The Sub-Arctic Plenty and the Stupice are both 50-60 day varieties, and will be added to my year round tomato experiment.

I don't have a picture of my free seeds, so I will leave you with a gratuitous picture of Sparkle, my silver-laced wyandotte, as well as a reminder that I'll be teaching the "Raising Chickens in Your Backyard" class for the Phoenix Permaculture Guild at the farmer's market this weekend for any Phoenicians that might be interested.


Chiot's Run said...

Glad you got your seeds. How exciting. I hope some of your readers get to take advantage as well. I'm hoping to be able to save seeds to contribute as well!

ChristyACB said...

That sounds like a wonderful program and a real kicker to people still slightly on the fence about saving seeds.


Sweet Life Garden said...

It is amazing that there are so many varieties of tomatoes! Do you think I still have time to plant here in the phx area.jg