“Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.”
Robert Louis Stevenson
I’m excited because I haven’t yet grown any of these varieties. I’m particularly looking forward to the rouge d’hiver lettuce, a French heirloom that translates literally to “red winter.” Apparently the leaves are green until the temperature drops to a certain point, then they turn a brilliant red color.
If you’ve never purchased from Baker Creek before, I can’t recommend them enough. All of their seeds are non-GMO, organic, heirloom varieties. Jere Gettle and his wife Emilee have built a company that is a fantastic source of hard to find seeds, and have accomplished this while being a lot more affordable than seed giant Burpee. They also go the extra mile when cultivating a loyal customer base, evidenced by the free gift I received with my order:
Serendipitously enough, I was actually considering trying the Parisienne carrots when I started to worry about running out of space in the garden. If I do run out of room, I’ll just plant the Parisiennes in a container.