Hurrah! Inventory is loaded and ready for your garden!

Actually it didn’t take me as long as I thought it might.

It was kind of fun…getting dusty and sneezing when cleaning the seeds! This summer offered a bumper crop of many things. Actually all in all, it was quite a decent year…maybe almost too good. Plants climbed and crawled everywhere, even up both of my apple trees. Found 2 squash up there…oh no!

As always, it is my “quiet time” when doing inventory records. If only I could put a sign up stairs…”WORKING! Do not disturb!” Nothing more annoying than hubby always needing something brought to him because he is too ??? to take off his boots!

So (tentatively) seed is ready for distribution and ready to find great homes (in your gardens).

Quite a few “oldies” have returned. In some sections some NEW VARIETIES have crept in. These were trials-outs and could be limited, so order early if you feel these would be a great addition in your garden. Remember there is a minimum of $10.00 this year and you should have NO PROBLEM finding an interesting selection here.

Always a lot happening around Christmas and straight into the New Year, but come early January I will be ready to ship, full time!

Happy Growing,




Cherie Toth

I have written before to you since I think you must be the Physalis goddess. The summer of 2016 will be my first year for ground cherries. So far I have purchased almost all of the varieties you spoke of but then I found a couple of oddballs. I wondered if you have seen (& tasted). I have some questions for you.

1. From Bakers Seeds called) “ground cherries” aka strawberry ground cherries. No scientific name. Described as the one the pilgrims ate.
2. I remember you talked about pineapple tomatillo & said don’t let the name fool you. I bought some seeds from Reimer’s because the picture looks like ground cherries. Are they really ground cherries?
3. Chinese lanterns – have you ever eaten these & if so, when did you harvest?
4. Last question, you have probably answered this before but what is your favorite ground cherry?

Mandy Botincan

Hi Cherie, Wow…Lots of questions! First thank you for your kind words. Hopefully I can do justice to what you ask. I have decided to answer you in a new blog… entitled… Making Sense of “Ground Cherries”. Because you have brought up some valid points.

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