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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Vermont Cranberry Bean
Vermont Cranberry Bean (60-85 days)
An extremely popular New England heirloom bean because of its ability to produce such a bumper crop in short summers. This bean was the backbone diet of many New Englanders during the winter and kept many of them alive when food was scarce. The reason is that once dried, these beans will keep for a long time providing the protein a person needs to keep warm in the winter when the garden is bare.
Vermont Cranberry bean can be harvested young as a green bean or allowed to dry. This bean has a unique sweet taste, fine quality and is easy to shell. Vermont Cranberry is extremely reliable. If you are concerned about tough economic times ahead, this bean can be a real life saver, as it has been in years gone past.