count your seeds!
Just want to note that I ordered 3 packets of Carmen pepper seeds from Park Seed and they shortchanged me several seeds. Given that they only offer 15 seeds per packet of this variety it is annoying and I wonder if any of you have had similar experience. In the past companies have usually added a couple seeds to the official count and Park Seed in particular has always been very reliable.
By the way, I have grown scores of pepper varieties in southeastern NY and Carmine is my favorite of all time in flavor and productivity. I have never tasted a sweeter pepper as a red-ripe Carmen and friends rave about it as well.
The other standout vegetable I'd like to recommend is Seafoam Swiss chard (so it doesn't disappear from the market). It is the most tender chard I've ever grown, similar to spinach without the chalky after-taste and early bolting. I've only seen it offered by Pinetree Garden Seeds.