I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Early Wonder Beet Seeds
Early Wonder Beet(33 days for greens and 60 days for beets)
Early Wonder came into being sometime around 1911. This is truly one of the best beet varieties for greens. Whereas the other great variety for greens has magenta leaves these are emerald green. Early wonder tops are fast growing, sweet, flavorful and grow upwards of 18".
Early Wonder beets have three inch roots, are smooth, half-flat, bright red and grow to about 3" in diameter. Early Wonder seems to do a bit better in Southern climates than other beets, but still keep in mind beets are a cool weather crop.
1950 Lindenberg Seed Company says about early wonder beet... "This is a recently developed, quick-growing variety that has a place in every garden. It is semi-globe shaped, about 3 inches across, with medium sized tops and a thin tap root. The skin is a dark red and the flesh a deep red with slightly lighter zones. Very popular as an early beet or for canning whole."