I just wasted half a day running around to all sorts of stores,
looking for Fall gardening seeds. You know, the types of seeds you can
plant in August and grow in the Fall. I couldn't find a single mom &
pop or even mega chain store carrying either vegetable plants or seeds.
I was surprised, especially considering that right now is one of the
best times to plant many of the vegetable plants that love cooler
I'm done running around, since I was having absolutely no luck anyway.
Instead, I'd like to find someone to trade with.
This past Spring, I raised a crop of "Ziegler's Heirloom" lettuce,
primarily for seed. This variety hasn't been sold in retail catalogs
since the 1940's, and is hard to come by. It has good flavor, but goes
to seed readily in hot weather. (not a problem in Fall) It was also
known for excellent cold hardiness compared to other varieties. I
already have plenty of seed for this one, and would like to offer this
hard to find heirloom variety in trade for others.
Here are some things I'm looking for in trade:
broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, garlic, kale, kohlrabi, onion,
pea, radish, rhubarb, shallot, spinach, turnip, beet, carrot,
cauliflower, lettuce, parsnip.
I'm especially interested in purple kohlrabi and kale varieties.