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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Organic Granite State Melon
Organic Granite State Melon (83 days)
Sustainably Grown Seed
15-18 seeds per 500 mg pkt VERY short supply of this rare seed.
Early high quality cantaloupe, bred especially for Northern climates, 4 lb melons, lightly netted fruits with deep orange flesh. Very high sugar content.
University of New Hampshire created Granite State Melon. Here are their notes...
"Under New Hampshire conditions, muskmelons often fail to ripen before frost and frequently those that ripen produce fruits of poor quality. The Granite State muskmelon was developed to provide a melon of good quality. It came from a cross between a Michigan Experiment Station selection of Honey Rock crossed with a selection from a muskmelon grown by the Mennonite farmers of southern Manitoba, Canada.
The object of the experiment was to combine the quality of Honey Rock with the earliness of the Mennonite variety. Selection and self-pollination for a period of six years finally resulted in the Granite State muskmelon, which was introduced in 1946.
The melons are of medium-size with firm, well-netted rinds and thick, bright-orange flesh. The fruit is produced in abundance and in Durham where ordinary varieties are usually flat in taste, the quality of Granite State melons has been excellent. The leaves of this variety are not as quickly destroyed by mildew as most others produced in this area."