Sunday, January 4, 2015

Collecting Seeds for Spring 2015

Seed Packets

This weekend, I spent some time thinking about what I wanted to plant in the Spring. Winter is a great time to spend planning the upcoming garden. I started collecting some of the seeds. I am hoping my vegetable and herb garden will be more successful than 2014.

I want to plant a sunflower garden this Spring. They are fun plants to look at. I picked a few varieties from four to twelve feet tall. I hope it will add some nice visual interest. I bought some peas to climb up the bigger ones too and some squash to provide some shade/ground cover.

For veggies, I like to grow things that are unusual and not something easy to get at the farmers market. This year I picked some unusual varieties of bean, carrot, broccoli, kale, and cabbage.

For reference the seeds are:

  • Cabbage – COL Salad Delight
  • Carrot – ZANAHORIA Kaleidoscope Blend
  • Garden Bean – EJOTE SILVESTRE Royalty Purple Pod
  • Kale – COL Lacinato
  • Broccoli – BROCOLI Romanesco
  • Summer Squash – CALABACIN Early Golden Crookneck
  • Cilantro – CILANTRO Coriandrum sativum
  • Pea – GUISANTE Dark Seeded Early Perfection
  • Sunflower 4’ – GIRASOL Solar Eclipse
  • Sunflower 6’ – GIRASOL Autumn Beauty Mix
  • Sunflower 12’ – GIRASOL Mammoth