|Floor to ceiling windows bring in a lot of natural light, as customers browse literally thousands of non-GMO seeds that Baker Creek offers.|
|The store is well organized. One section has flowers, one section has herbs, and the fruits and vegetables are alphabetically sorted A-Z. There is also a section bulk seed purchases, in case you have the room for 5000 squash plants....|
|A successful trip as usual! My daughter had simply requested "Lots of different flowers" and I think I covered that with Zebrina Hollyhocks, and various petunias, zinnias, poppies and bachelors buttons. I'm going to take a stab at growing black beans for my first time so I picked up their "Cherokee Trail of Tears". I am also banking...err hoping.... that since our last two summers were COOL(according to my standards), that this will be a summer of HEAT, and I loaded up on various melons. If my wish comes true, this summer we'll be enjoying melons like "Collective Farm Woman", "Oran's", and "Green Machine". Before Amy left my place I also grabbed a couple of her Melon "Charentais" seeds (which have been on my wish list for a couple of years), and some of her "Blue Podded Garden Peas", too. Noticeably absent: tomatoes. I know, crazy right? I had left my tomato and pepper wish list at home, and didn't just want to wing it. I'll be placing an order it January probably (after I finish reading The Heirloom Life Gardener, of course).|
For more information about the Seed Bank in Petaluma, or Baker Creek seeds, you can visit their website here, and be sure to sign up for their catalog! You can also listen to a podcast from Farmer Fred from Get Growing that took place mid-December, where he interviewed Jere Gettle about his new book The Heirloom Life Gardener, and about the National Heirloom Exposition.