Third year in a row of giving everyone a chance to get some seeds at the lowest possible price, FREE, and then laugh at the different methods used to kill the seedlings!
This year's Jung's trial vegetable is an old "heirloom", Little Gem Cos Lettuce. Those who've grown it before know that it's a nice little Romaine lettuce just the right size for a nice salad. About 300 seeds per packet so you'll be able to find every possible way of failing!
The trial flower is the dwarf French marigold Tiger Eyes. I've never grown that one but there's about 25 seeds per packet of those no-brainers.
But that's not all. For all of those who did their best to NOT bring a beet to the table, you'll have a second chance as I've obtained more of the Red Cloud beets and tripled the amount in each packet. Now you'll have to look for three times the excuses for failure!
Also still have ample packets of Convolvulus, also known as Bush Morning Glory. No, I will not keep repeating that it does NOT climb and is named for the flower's appearance and is not even related to a morning glory.
Need something more to play with? How about tomatoes? The greatest field tomato ever developed was on the edge of vanishing. Not offered commercially anywhere in 2003. A one-man campaign now has seeds in the hands of gardeners in almost all 50 states, most of the provinces, as well as Australia and New Zealand. That's the Wisconsin 55 tomato. About 25 seeds per packet, organic grown for the purists. Developed 60 years ago as an all-purpose field tomato and never matched.
Finally, need a good determinate bush Roma? Paquebot Roma also being given a nationwide release this year. Trialed by some other HT members this past season and will be repeated this year. But it's a tomato plant with a bit of a twist. 2002 seed produced close to 15% tricotyledons instead of the normal dicotyledon. If anyone wants to play with them and have use for a lot of paste tomatoes, ask for them also. But watch for a tri-cot and save seeds from them to keep the project going.
So, six different free offers. Let me know what all you want. For certain, you'll get the Little Gem and the marigold regardless. You'll need to request any or all of the others when you send me a mailing address.
Oh yes, please use the e-mail feature. This has to be the slowest forum on the Internet and I can brew a pot of coffee in the time it takes to access a PM!
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