Wednesday, January 18, 2012


Here are my seed orders for 2012. All my seeds are heirlooms, no GMOs, mostly organic and from farms that sued Monsanto over their use of GMOs.

From Baker's Creek:
Caspian Pink Tomato

Black from Tula Tomato

Tigerella Tomato

Five Color Silver Beet Chard

Petit Gris de Rennes Melon

Ronde De Nice (summer squash)

From Adaptive Seeds:

Lettuce, Soulie

Tomato, De Berao Braun

Hot Pepper, Szegedi 179 Paprika

Tomato, Uralskiy Ranniy

Cucumber, Mideast Peace

Melon, Sweet Freckles

Sweet Pepper, Liebesapfel

Campanula, Dinner Bells

Cauliflower, Leamington Winter Giant

From Seed Savers Exchange:

Bean, Climbing French , Packet 50 seeds

Bean, Sultan's Golden OG, Packet 50 seeds

Sunflower, Torch , Packet 100 seeds

Flower, Persian Carpets Zinnia, Packet 100 seeds

D. Landreth Seed Co (oldest seed company in the US):

Chervena Chujski (bulgarian red pepper).
Mervielle des Quartres Saisons Lettuce (wonder of the 4 seasons).
Coczella di Napoli (zucchini).

Left overs from last year that I will start again:

Tropeana Tonda Onions (loved these mild pinkish onion which could be used fried or raw for salads)
Franish Marigold (open pollinated of french marigold and danish Ildkongen marigold).
Bozeman Watermelon (early variety was ripe mid-august - fantastic).
Grune Perle (green pearl) curley Parsley
Genovese Basil
Blaugruner Farinto Leeks.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Knights Brook Closing, Part I.

On Friday December 23, 2011, the Town of Newington's Conservation Commission acquired a conservation easement on behalf of the Town to protect 38 acres of the Knight's Brook prime wetland in partnership with the NH Department of Transportation.

The project was required as mitigation for wetlands impacts due to the expansion of the Spaulding Turnpike. The NH DOT provided about 90% of the funding with the Town contributing the remainder and receiving a conservation easement in return that ensures the easement area will be permanently protected.

Signing on behalf of the Town are Selectmen Jack O'Reilly and Conservation Commission member Nancy Cauvett. Also in the photograph are the David Hislop and FX Bruton who served as the attorney for the Conservation Commission.