Feb. 23 column and seed sources

Here is a link to my column in today's edition of The Spokesman-Review: Kick off to gardening season: Ready, Set, Plant! It's the first column of the growing season -- hooray! It's always exciting to talk about our favorite subject, isn't it?

Today's column included a list of all of the veggies I'll be growing this year. As promised, I've listed them below, along with where I got them. You'll notice that each variety has a number listed after it, which corresponds to the legend at the bottom of this post for the seed sources.

Artichoke - Green Globe Improved 6
Basil - Italian Pesto 2
Beans, Bush - Marconi 7
Beans, Fava - Broad Windsor 8
Beans, Pole - Italian 3, Scarlet Runner 5
Beets - German Lutz 8
Brussels Sprouts - Long Island Improved 6
Cabbage - Caraflex 5, Early Jersey Wakefield 4
Carrots - Red Core Chantenay 6, Tendersweet 8, Purple Haze 5
Celery - Tango 3
Chard - Peppermint Stick 2
Cilantro - Slow Bolt 3
Corn - Peaches & Cream 6
Cucumber - Satsuki Midori 3
Garlic, shallots
Leeks - Bluegreen Autumn (from England)
Okra - Burgundy 4
Onions - Copra 9, Highlander 9
Parsnips - Cobham Improved 3
Peppers - Orange Gilboa 2, Red Yardenne 2
Potatoes - Viking Purple 10
Pumpkins - Casper 6, New England Pie 5
Salad greens - Flame 4, Outredgeous 3, Sylvetta Arugula 3, Patty’s Choice 2, Valentine 11
Spinach - Strawberry 4, Bordeaux 11
Squash, Summer - Costata Romanesco 5, Bush Yellow Scallop 2
Squash, Winter - Lakota 11, Sweet Dumpling 5, Sweet Meat 6, Cream of the Crop Acorn 4
Tomatillos - Toma Verde 5
Tomatoes - San Marzano 1, Sungold 2, Jet Star 12

Sources:
1. Ferry-Morse
2. Renee's Garden Seeds
3. Seeds of Change
4. Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
5. Johnny's Seeds
6. Ed Hume Seeds
7. Franchi/Seeds of Italy
8. Nichols Garden Nursery
9. Dixondale Farms (onion plants)
10. Irish Eyes Garden Seeds (seed potatoes)
11. Botanical Interests 
12. Harris Seeds
*please note that Northwest Seed & Pet in Spokane has a huge selection and also carries seeds from many of the above sources.