Feb 7., 2015 I will be speaking along with Stephanie Gaylor about seed saving at the LIRSC Seed Swap on Saturday Afternoon, Shinnecock Building. Suffolk County Community College, Riverhead ,NY. Bring your seeds to swap. I will be helping to raise money for the Long Island Regional Seed Consortium by making some of my rare seeds available for a small donation. The event is free and there will be free seeds even if you don't bring any to swap.
January, 2015 I am pleased to announce the availability of two naked seed pumpkins, Little Greenseed and Yellow Submarine and some of my other breeding projects through www.northforkseed.com. Anyone who has tried to obtain my seed or contact me realizes that I have not been the best at getting back to you so I am pleased that there is now a reliable seed company producing seed on Long Island that you can contact. Although my work is quite scaled back now, because of the generosity of farmers who continue to see value in what I do, you will probably see more Long Island Seed becoming available but why wait? Save your own seed and develop your own varieties.
Post by ottawagardener on Mar 10, 2015 7:26:55 GMT -5
Glad to see they are still going in some capacity. All the seed that I had received from LISP has been excellent. I am still growing a St. Victor's leek that was selected for blue leaves. At my place, I realized that some had a tendency for extreme vigour and offsetting so have been allowing the perennializing leek to cross with Oerprei bunching perennial leek. The crosses look good. Hoping to see a lot of winter hardiness.
Garden is a clearing in the woods grading from shallow, rocky soil supporting a maple bush to a pine forest planted on sandy soil and a clay bottomland with spruce and tamarack.
Post by philagardener on Mar 10, 2015 18:26:44 GMT -5
Thanks, nicollas ! Glad to hear Ken is still active and that some of his stocks might become available again. I went searching and the correct address for that source seems to be www.northforkseeds.com/ (Ken apparently left the s off the end!) in case others are interested in checking it out.
I am looking for seed of Little Greenseed squash which came from the Long Island Seed Project.
Ken says the seeds are now available from Northfork Seeds, but they aren't listed there this year.
I found their website tricky to navigate. www.northforkseeds.com/ takes one to a page of tomatoes labelled Salt of the Earth Seed Company which has a seed CSA. For $100 you get five packets of seeds every month for five months.
No seedlist. Finally I clicked on three little lines in the top right corner, and a seedlist emerged. Neither of the two Long Island naked seeded squash (Little Greenseed and Yellow Submarine) is offered.
Victoria, British Columbia, Canada a cool mediterranean climate - rainy winter, dry summer
I've grown Little Greenseed twice, and saved seed both times... but the flowers were not hand-pollinated, so I doubt that the seed is good for anything other than breeding purposes. It is my intent to breed a pure line of the small, seed-packed, thin-rind pumpkins that formed about 25% of the grow out. That project will have to wait until my retirement (which is in the near future). But I may still have a little of the original LISP seed stock left, I'll let you know if I find any.