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    Little Potato Cucumber (Khira Balam)


    True Lemon Cucumber

    twine trellis for cucumbers or beans

    Poona Kheera (Seed Savers Exchange)--(Cucumis sativus) Originally from Poona, India, this very unusual cucumber matures into what looks like a large russet potato. Smooth-skinned fruits turn from white to golden-yellow to russet brown and may be eaten at any stage, skin and all. Tender, crisp, and delicious. Hardy disease resistant vines produce an early crop with good yields. 55 days.

    A great website for an organization dedicated to keeping and share heirloom and other varieties of seeds, including organic seeds.

    S. In organic trials run by Colorado State University 'Socrates' came out top for yield. "'Socrates' by far, produced the most cucumbers per plant" from Johnny's Selected Seeds.

    "Herb, Black Cumin Catalog #1245 (Nigella sativa) (aka Roman Coriander) Grown for its aromatic black seeds that are ground and used like pepper. Feathery plants have bluish-white flowers that are followed by inflated ornamental pods perfect for dried arrangements. Annual."

    Lacinato Kale (aka Dinosaur Kale)

    How to collect seeds from dry-seeded plants, such as peas and beans, for next year's harvest. | Photo: ©Design Pics Inc./Alamy |

    Moonglow Tomato

    "Pepper, Alma Paprika Catalog #1212 (Capsicum annuum) Highly productive plants are loaded with thick walled cherry-type peppers. One of the best varieties for drying and grinding for paprika, or for fresh eating. Ripens from cream-white to orange to red. 70-80 days from transplant. MILDLY PEPPERY AND VERY SWEET"

    Applegreen Eggplant

    Black Aztec Corn

    Make your own soil blocker for seed starts

    Grow mustard as a cover crop and mulch.“The advantage of sowing mustard are that it disinfects and regenerates the soil, it stimulates the life of the soil and curbs nematodes, especially potato root eelworm..." // Great Gardens & Ideas //

    Gourdseed Corn: "Anyone looking for the old-fashioned taste that made Southern corn bread famous need look no further than the Old South dent corn called “gourdseed.” With flat, cream-colored kernels that resemble skinny pumpkin seeds — some Native Americans referred to them as “teeth” — this is a soft-kernelled, late-maturing variety with rich flavor. Its texture is ideal for dumplings, puddings, flat breads and even pound cake, provided it’s sifted well."

    Guatemalan Blue Banana Squash

    Red Proso Millet: "Proso millet requires very little water, possibly the lowest water requirement of any cereal, and converts water most efficiently to dry matter/grain ...short growing season." "Proso, an ancient Slav name used in Russia and Poland (Candolle 1964), has also been called common millet, hog millet, broom corn, yellow hog, Hershey, and millet." " low straw grain ratio"

    How to Grow, Harvest, and Use Breadseed Poppies for beautiful blooms and tasty seeds for baking.

    Storing potatoes this way will help keep them fresh for several months depending on the temperature and humidity. Ours usually last until March before they begin sprouting.