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Seeds for the spring - Spices

Kooper Jan 27, 2011 12:06 PM

Hello everyone,
After many years in a small apartment and after 2 summers of demo and reno and rebuild I am eagerly looking forward to my first summer in my garden. Of course I am going to grow tomotoes, basil, green peppers, garlic and the rest of the usual suspects but I would also like to grow some of the more exotic spices.

I am going to be able to find Jalepenios and habaneros at the garden center but what about poblano chili peppers or Cumin - Cuminum cyminum? Does anyone know where I could buy the seeds online? Since neither of them are native to Canada would they cause a problem coming in as a foreign species?

Thanks for your help.

  1. toodie jane Feb 26, 2011 11:31 AM

    Botanical Interests has poblano/ancho seeds, as well as many flavored basils and other aromatic herbs. The cumin they had slated for this year had a crop failure, but cilantro and dill, Itlaian parsley, fenugreek, fennel, shiso, are some other herbs they carry.

    1. sixelagogo Feb 1, 2011 02:36 AM

      A couple of my seed catalogs are carrying cumin seed for planting- Southern exposure being one and Peaceful valley being another....if yer looking for weird, interesting and sometimes crazy never- see- it- anywhere stuff, i'd also recommend looking at Bakers creek.
      Peaceful Valley http://www.groworganic.com/
      Southern Exposure http://www.southernexposure.com/
      Bakers Creek http://rareseeds.com/

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        Breezychow Jan 29, 2011 03:25 PM

        Poblano peppers aren't any more exotic or difficult to grow than regular Bell peppers. If your garden centers carry Jalapenos & Habeneros, they should carry Poblanos too. If not, the seeds are really easy to find - along with all the other chilis.

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          morwen Jan 28, 2011 07:52 AM

          Richters (http://www.richters.com/), which happens to be in Canada is a great source for herbs of all kinds, common and exotic.

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