Friday, February 20, 2015

2015 Seed List

2015 Seed List

In January, Mom handed me a stack of seed catalogs and put me in charge of ordering this years' seeds.

I've dabbled in gardening in the past, but mostly left it up to somebody else. That is, until this year.

I am literally turning every available space into a garden patch, raised bed, or something that will benefit the garden in some way. 

I have large..huge..No..COLOSSAL plans for this years' garden! I have high hopes to harvest enough store-able vegetables to last us through this coming winter. Another words, I don't want us to buy any onions, potatoes, squash/pumpkins, garlic, etc. Anything that cannot be stored in the cellar, can be frozen and used as needed.

But, I'll reveal my colossal plans for the garden in another post. This post is dedicated to the (large amount) of seeds I've ordered thus far. And by that, I mean I may not be done ordering! Truthfully, all I have to do is just see a garden catalog and it's enough to spur another seed order! Me, have a problem? Yes, I do. It's called SGS (Severe Gardening Syndrome). It effects your brain, causing you to become an obsessive gardener.

Now then! Without any further ado, my seed list for this year:


French Dandelion
Lemon Balm
Marsh Mallow
Wild Thyme
Blue Hyssop
Lemon Bee Balm
Dark Purple Opal Basil


Tennesseensis Echinacea
Purpurea Echinacea
Showy Evening Primrose
Blue Bonnets


Lutz Salad Leaf Beet
Wethersfield Red Onion
Purple of Sicily Cauliflower
Calabrese Green Sprouting Broccoli
San Juanito Tomatillo
Duplex Russian Giant Scorzorera
Siamese Dragon Stir Fry Salad Blend
Red Orach 
Atilla Strawberries
Rosa Bianca Eggplant


Burgundy Okra
Burmese Okra


(Kulli) Black Incan Corn
Strawberry Popcorn
Mixed Rainbow Colored Corn

Miniature Chocolate Bell Peppers
Oda Peppers
Friariello Di Napoli Peppers

Pipian From Tuxpan Squash    
Patisson Panache Jaune Et Vert Scallop Squash
Blue Hubbard Squash
Queensland Blue Squash
Long Pie Pumpkin
Marina Di Chioggia Pumpkin
Butternut-Waltham Squash
Kamo Kamo Squash
Ambar Squash
Rouge Vif D' Etampes Pumpkin
Mini Red Turban Squash
Zucchini Lungo Bianco Squash

Garnet Rice Beans
Sugar Snap Peas
Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole Beans   
Purple Podded Pole Beans
Good Mother Stallard Beans


Chinese Green Luobo Radish
Purple Plum Radish
Chinese Red Meat Radish  


Dragon's Egg Cucumber
Boston Pickling Cucumber


Sunset Lettuce
Red Wing Lettuce Mix Salad Blend
Outredgeous Lettuce


Atomic Red Carrot
Amarillo Carrot

Magic Molly Sweet Potatoes
Blue Potatoes 


Red Malabar Spinach
Amsterdam Prickly Seeded Spinach
Bloomsdale Long Standing Spinach
New Zealand Spinach (and if you assumed I ordered New Zealand spinach..just because of the name...well, you'd be right!)


Five Color Silverbeet Swiss Chard
Blue Curled Scotch Kale
Scarlet Kale
If you made it to the end of the list, you should be congratulated!!  

Are there any among my readers who also have SGS? If so, leave me a comment and tell me what all you will be planting this year!

Blessings - 

~ Aspen


  1. Wow! You're going to have one amazing garden!
    We don't have much space so I'm focusing mainly on herbs, especially lavender.
    What seed company do you order from? I'm still in the researching stage, but I hope to order soon.

    1. Ooh! That's fantastic! Herb gardens are the best! Have you ever heard of an Italian herb garden? Basically, you just grow a bed of Italian herbs to be used in pasta, soups, breads, etc. I think I may do something like that this year. Do you have any salves or herbal remedies using your herbs?

      My favorite seed company is Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company ( I've ordered from them twice, and love them! Then I've ordered a couple odds and ins from Urban Farmer ( But there are lots of options out there. I suggest ordering a couple catalogs from several companies, I looked through several before ordering from Baker Seeds. Good luck on your search!

      Blessings -

      ~ Aspen

    2. Thanks so much, I will check them out!

      I mainly cook with herbs; I do make salves with beeswax and olive oil, and when I have herbs around again I would like to try my hand at infusing them. And I'm so glad you brought up Italian herbs, I'd pretty much passed over them, which is odd since I LOVE all things Italian.
      So many good things to mull over in this cold weather! Thanks again for your advice!