It was a very cold, wet, and windy day yesterday, which makes for a perfect day to organize my seeds.
I’ve saved a lot of seeds over the past couple of seasons, and haven’t been the best about keeping my seed stash organized.
I have no idea what I have and what seeds I should buy. Some seeds need to be started at the beginning of January!
I sorted the seeds into categories – flowers, herbs, leafy greens, cucurbits, beans/peas, root veg/onions, and tomatoes.
These are somewhat arbitrary categories I know (onions and beets aren’t related), but I just needed to sort them into smaller groups that can fit in recycled plastic ziploc bags to keep them dry.
Here’s the list of things I’d like to grow this coming year, and I’ve checked off the ones I already have seeds for:
- Onions – have green bunching onion seeds, need a large onion like Walla Walla
- Kale ✓
- Parsley ✓
- Peppers – this is a maybe….I might not grow these
- Tomatoes ✓
- Arugula ✓
- Peas ✓
- Beets ✓
- Cilantro ✓
- Carrots ✓
- Lettuce ✓
- Basil ✓
- Cucumber ✓
- Squash (both winter and summer squash) ✓
- Dill ✓
- Beans ✓
- Nasturtiums (Dad’s request)
It looks like I just need to buy walla walla onions (or similar), peppers (maybe), spinach, chard, sorrel, nasturtium, and potatoes.
I was also able to sort my flower seeds, and I now know what flowers I will be able to grow in my front flower bed – zinnias, dahlias, strawflowers, echinacea, marigolds, columbine, sweet peas, nigella, and a Bee Feed pollinator mix. I can’t wait to start sowing seeds come January!!