Seeds for the spring - Spices
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.
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/
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.