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I Love Baker Creek!

Posted by tn_veggie_gardner 6 (My Page) on
Thu, Feb 11, 10 at 13:47

I got my order lightning fast! Everything received in great condition, as ordered. I'm wicked excited to get some of these heirlooms going in the garden this year! =)

Bianca di Maggio Onion
Chocolate Habanero Pepper
Tabasco Pepper
Caribbean Red Habanero Pepper
Thai Red Chilli Pepper
Thai Yellow Chilli Pepper
Sweet Red Stuffing Pepper
Sweet Yellow Stuffing Pepper
Orange Banana Tomato
Sungold Select II Tomato
2 packs Amish Paste Tomato
Roma Rio Grande Tomato
Black Cherry Tomato
Echinacea Purpurea
Stevia

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I also got my Germination Station & 2 Seedling Propagation Mats from IGC too! Who all has used the pluggable/heated seedling dones before. Any pointers/tips? Do they work well?

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- Steve

Here is a link that might be useful: Steve's Garden


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RE: I Love Baker Creek!

I love the pictures. They're all displayed so nicely... reminds me of Christmas morning! :)

I think the heat mats should serve you well. Especially since you're growing peppers. They often require a higher soil temp in order to germinate. Just be careful with the heat/ moisture ration. I imagine that's a field day for mold and such.

I grew heirloom tomatoes last year and loved them. Anywhere from green striped ones to the Mr. Stripeys that fit across both palms.


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lol...thanks. Many on here will let you know my pictures are so neat because i'm utterly obsessed with my gardening. Hah...Anyway, I studied many posts on here that say about what you said, that many veggies including peppers, require a higher soil temp for germination. Since I have a few uses for the heating mats already, including that, I figured they are worth it. =) Regarding the heirloom maters, I have so many now to choose from that I don't know if i'll even be able to grow half of them to fit in my garden...lol. I'm gonna at least add Amish Paste & Sungold Select II to my list of plants for this year. I can save the rest of the seeds for future plantings, trades, etc..

- Steve


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Baker Creek opened a store close by in Petaluma in an old bank building. We visited last week and enjoyed shopping in a store devoted only to selling seed. We were able to find a lot of seed not usually available on seed racks and am anxious to get them started. Al


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I ordered six packs of seeds from Baker Creek and got them in six days. I planted four types of tomato seeds already and they are sprouting with a good germination rate but I am getting a lot of helmet heads, especially on Carbon.
They included a free pack of Henderson's Pink Ponderosa tomato seeds that I didn't order, but apparently the free seeds are dead because not a single one sprouted.


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Yea, I got that pack too, californian. I'll have to give them a boost with the heat mat & some fert later on then if they're weak like that. Maybe i'll get a few to germinate.

- Steve


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I got the pink ponderosas with this year's order as well, and I have three (out of three) that have sprouted (in a window, not under lights or with heat.)

I love Baker Creek's seed envelopes. I order from them specifically for that, isn't that sad? ;)


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I love Baker Creek too! Their catalog makes me drool :) Plus, their customer service kicks butt. tn_veggie...I'm curious as to how many stevia seeds you got in your packet? I bought a packet from the The Cooks Garden at my local feed-n-seed, and there were exactly 10 seeds in it!!! I'm kidna scared to grow them now, they are so tiny. hahaha.


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army: I haven't opened that one yet, but all the other supposed 20-25 seed packets i've opened have mostly had 2-3 times that much, at least! I swear the Sungold Select II has over 100 seeds in it. Just awesome. An excellent buy! A few of the peppers must be rare as they looked closer to the 25, but still a few more. I'll let you know in 2 weeks or so when I start sowing the Stevia, as to how many seeds I got. =)

- Steve


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I patronize them not only for their great seed, but for their efforts at biological diversity. Monsanto is the biggest threat to the world's future in my mind, more than the damnable wars. When I see them bankrupting small farmers for saving seed, I get angry enough to bite nails. GOD BLESS GENETIC diversity!


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Well I'm very excited about the new store in Petaluma! Calistoga, isn't it great?????
Army- If the catalogue makes you drool (exactly my words! LOL) the store is even better! Not just seeds, but tools, herbal concoctions, gopher cages, bath salts etc etc etc!
court- I'm planning on using the envelopes to frame!
LOVE LOVE LOVE BC!


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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote Randel about my fair project where I plan to grow more than 30 types of veggies in a raised bed or containers. I was hoping to get a discount on the seeds since this is a non-profit group and the display is not to garner ribbons but show a variety of plants.

Not only did he give me a discount, he sent me them all totally free! Even included some packages that I had bought from him a year or two ago, giving me fresh seeds.

FWIW, I get every seed I need from him, unless he doesn't carry them.

Now I have to figure out all the Days to Maturity so I know when to sow them in order for them to be mature by the middle of August.

Mike


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