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A Macro Look at Microgreens

If I was going to try growing microgreens, I needed to decide what to use as a base, coir mats like Linda or soil like Gourmet Greens, a business I visited in Vermont years ago when I was thinking of adding a hoop house to extend our growing season. I suppose it’s all about preference and what you have available. I do like the idea of composting the seed-starting mix with the microgreen roots.

By |December 4, 2021|

Seed Catalog 2020 – ­2021

High Mowing Seeds &
Nelson Growers Donations


Bean

  • Kentucky Wonder Pole – 7 pkg/20 seeds
  • Provider Bush – 4 pkg/21 seeds
  • Northeaster Pole – 5 pkg/20 seeds

Beet

  • Cylindra – 6 pkg/44 seeds
  • Detroit Dark Red – 5 pkg/34 seeds
  • Touchstone Gold – 5 pkg/20 seeds

Broccoli

  • Spring Broccoli Raab – 8 pkg/30 seeds
  • Belstar – 3 pkg/14 seeds
  • DeCicco – 6 pkg/35 seeds

Cabbage

  • Red Express – 13 pkg/34 seeds
  • Chinese – 6 pkg/1/2 tsp

Carrot

  • Red Cored Chantenay – 8 pkg/50 seeds
  • Dragon -­‐ 7 pkg/50 seeds
  • Napoli – 10 pkg/50 seeds
  • Yellowstone – 7 pkg/35 seeds

Chard

  • Fordhook Giant – 5 pkg/24 seeds
  • Orange – 4 pkg/24 seeds
  • Rainbow Blend – 6 pkg/24 seeds

Collards

  • Georgia – 7 pkg/24 seeds

Corn

  • Allure Sweet – 5 pkg/14 seeds
  • Top Hat – 4 pkg/47 seeds
  • Dorinny Sweet – 3 pkg/24 seeds
  • Tuxana Sweet – 6 pkg/24+ seeds

Cucumber

  • National Pickling – 15 pkg/12 seeds
  • Green Finger – 6 pkg/6 seeds
  • Marketmore x English – 9 pkg/12 seeds

Eggplant

  • Black Beauty – 17pkg/17 seeds

Kale 

  • Ironman – 8 pkg/30 seeds
  • Red Russian – 14 pkg/30 seeds

Leek

  • Alto – 3 pkg/21 seeds

Melon

  • Hales Best Cantaloupe – Gone
  • Cantaloupe – 4 pkg/13 seeds
  • Sugar Baby Watermelon – 2 pkg/13 seeds

Pea

  • Mammoth Melting Snow – Gone

Pepper

  • Bangles Blend Sweet – 7 pkg/10 seeds
  • King of the North Sweet – Gone
  • Sishito (mildly spicy) – 9 pkgs/10 seeds

Pumpkin

  • Baby Pam Pie – 10 pkg/5 seeds

Radish

  • China Rose – 5 pkg/1/8 tsp

Squash

  • Blue Hubbard – 10 pkg/10 seeds
  • Straightneck Summer – 9 pkg/5 seeds
  • Spaghetti Winter – 4 pkg/5 seeds
  • Ronde de Nice Zucchini – 4 pkg/10 seeds

Spinach

  • Renegade – 3 pkg/10 seeds

Tomato

  • Brandywine – 3 pkg/12 seeds
  • San Marzano – 1 pkg/12 seeds
  • Matt’s Wild Cherry – 4 pkg/12 seeds

Turnip

  • Purple Top White Globe – 1 pkg/30 seeds

Greens

  • Astro Arugula – 5 pkg/1-­‐2g
  • High Mowing Blend Mesclun – 3pkg
  • Black Seeded Simpson – 10 pkg/ 1/32tsp
  • Gourmet Blend Lettuce – 9 pkg/ 1/16 tsp
  • Tat Soi Asian Green – 4 pkg/ 1/16 tsp
  • Wrinkled Crinkled Cress – 4 pkg/ 1/16 tsp
  • Endive, Batavian Full Heart – 2 pkg/1/8 tsp

Herbs

  • Dill – 28 pkg/1 tsp
  • Sweet Thai Basil – Gone
  • Genovese Basil – 3 pkg/ 1/16 tsp
  • Red Giant Mustard – 6 pkg/ 1/32 tsp
  • Tokyo Bekana Mustard – 7 pkg/ 1/16 tsp
  • Cilantro – 13 pkg/1 tsp

The Nelson Seed Catalog

The Olivia Rodham Memorial Library is home to a seed catalog (an inventory of seeds) sponsored by the Agricultural Commission. The catalog has been replenished with seeds from Baker Creek Heirloom SeedsFedco Seeds, and Johnny’s Selected Seeds, there are still viable seeds from last year, donated by High Mowing Seeds.

View and download the 2022 Seed Catalog

We encourage you to save seed and will assist you with planning your garden so you can save seed that will grow true (you’ll get the same type of plant year after year).

When you’ve reserved enough seed for next year’s garden,  please consider sharing seed with the Library for your neighbors. And if you’d like some seeds from this year’s supply, stop by the Library during open hours, or call 603-847-3214 our friendly librarian to make arrangements.

Below you’ll find information about growing, saving seeds, and donating your surplus.

Questions? Contact nelsonnhagcom@nullgmail.com


Planting and Growing Your Garden

Once you have your seeds, check out:


Seed Saving

Before we have a killing frost (could be early September to mid October), you might want to look around your garden to see if there are seeds you can save. Here are a few seed saving links:


What To Do With Seeds Once You Have Them

DONATING SEEDS
If you have saved seeds and would like to share some with the Library seed catalog, please

The purpose of the Nelson Agricultural Commission is to raise awareness of agriculture’s role in improving the quality of life in Nelson. The Commission will function as a resource for producers and consumers alike, by providing valuable information on relevant topics, and by advocating for small, local producers. The values of the Agricultural Commission are

  • Sustainable local production

  • Small-scale, appropriate techniques

  • Community enterprise

  • Local economy

“…the tradition of using the land resource for agricultural production is an essential factor in providing for the favorable quality of life in the state.”

New Hampshire RSA 672:1


 

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