Yin Yang Bean; origin Holland / from Park Seed
My new favorite seed: Yin Yang bean. I ordered them just so I could admire their shiny japanese like markings. They are even more stunning in person. I need to wait until danger of frost has passed, which is around March 31st, to sow them directly in to the ground. Can you imagine opening up the dried ripened seed pods to find little Orca whale shiny beads? I can't wait.
As you can see, my seeds arrived! I'm trying out a new seed starting kit, the Jumbo Biodome, from Park Seed. It has a deeper root form with predrilled coir fiber inserts. All I had to do was pop one little seed in each already moistened fiber hole and put the dome on top. Of course, this costs a bit more than the standard Jiffy pot method, which I'm also doing as well. I'll see if one system outperforms the other.
Right now I'm starting tomatoes, Italian parsley, chives, cilantro, stipa (mexican feather grass), and fiber optic grass among some others.