2011 Starting Seed Inventory

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While I’m waiting for my Southern Exposure Seed Exchange seed order, I finally finished the inventory of my seeds. I should have done this in December, but at least it’s complete.

Seed Organization

I’m pretty organized with my seeds. I use small, clear “check envelopes” to store them. I’m pretty sure I picked up the envelopes at Target in 2005. They are made by “Better Office Products” and the item number is 33730. Just found them online. They are officially “coupon size reusable envelopes.”

I label the envelopes by my own arbitrary system of classification. If I haven’t said before, the Brother label maker I purchased at Office Depot in 2003 is an integral part of my life :-) The design of my model hasn’t changed over the years. Keep an eye on the sales because the prices fluctuate. I picked it up as part of a clearance and spent very little, maybe $10.

I use a Sterilite plastic box to store the envelopes of seeds. My sister was finished with it, so I reused it for seed storage. It’s the perfect width and height to hold the envelopes.

seed packets

seed packets

I also haven’t done much with the seeds since the fall of 2006, when I moved with Tim to his duty station in a forest. I tried growing there, but there just wasn’t enough sun. I packed the seeds away inside a closet in the house, and they have waited for us to move to a new, sunny home.

What I realize as I look at the list below is that I didn’t always make the best buying choices. My first year purchasing, I bought treated seeds, something I prefer not to do now. I also pick up random packets when I shop at big-box stores. I’ve never had a problem with germination from those packets, but I’m also placing orders through organizations I want to support, so I need to be more conscientious about my buying decisions. A dollar here, two dollars there adds up over the years.

A lot of the seeds I have now are no longer viable. With the flowers and herbs, I’ve pulled out some that could still germinate, and I’ll try starting those inside. Most of the others I’m going to direct sow after frost. There’s nothing to lose, other than some time, and I might get rewarded with some pretty blooms.

I’m also thinking of doing an experimental garden with the gourd seeds. They can be long lived, and I love crafting with gourds, so I don’t mind spending the time on the hope they grow.

I haven’t decided about the vegetables yet. I’m hoping to try some test germinating this week and see if any are worth planting.

The hard part will come when I have to toss seeds. So much potential lost…

Folder Seed Year Supplier
Beans – edible Scarlet Runner Bean (2) 2006 Pinetree
Beans – edible Classic Slenderette Bush Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Beans – edible Painted Lady Runner Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Beans – edible Scarlet Runner Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Beans – edible Green Bush Bean 2005 Stokes
Beans – edible Wax Ban – Nugget 2005 Stokes
Beans – edible Dakota Shelling Pea 2006 Territorial
Cucumber Fancipak 2005 Stokes
Cucumber Sweet Slice 2005 Stokes
Cucumber National Pickling 2004 Wetsel
Cucumber Straight 8 2004 Wetsel
Eggplant Ghostbuster Hybrid 2005 Ferry Morse
Eggplant Early Long Purple 2005 Ferry Morse
Flowers Globe Amaranth – Mix 2005 Burpee
Flowers Mirabilis – Four O’Clocks Mixture 2005 Burpee
Flowers Columbine – Harlequin Mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers Marigold – Jaguar 2006 Burpee
Flowers Mexican Sunflower – Tithonia 2006 Burpee
Flowers Scabiosa – Giant Imperial mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers Globe Amaranth – Strawberry Fields 2005 Conway
Flowers Lunaria 2005 Garden Place
Flowers Strawflower – Tall Mix 2005 Garden Place
Flowers Heliotrope – Marine 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Larkspur – Imperial mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Mirabilis – Four O’Clocks Mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Nicotiana – Sensationally Fragrant 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Columbine – Red 2006 Plantation
Flowers Butterfly Snapdragons – Chantilly 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Cosmos – Double Click 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Globe Amaranth – Mardi Gras Parade 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Zinnias – Blue Point Bouquet 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Zinnias – Heirloom Polar Bear 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Achillea – Summer Pastels 2005 Stokes
Flowers Alyssum – Easter Basket Blend 2005 Stokes
Flowers Alyssum – Snow Crystals 2005 Stokes
Flowers Candytuft – Flash Mixed 2005 Stokes
Flowers Candytuft – Giant White Hyacinth 2005 Stokes
Flowers Maltese Cross 2005 Stokes
Flowers Marigold – Dwarf Safari Mix 2005 Stokes
Flowers Scabiosa – Mix 2005 Stokes
Flowers Butterfly Weed – Sunset Flower 2006 Territorial
Flowers Marigold – Tagetes, Mars 2006 Territorial
Flowers Alyssum – Royal Carpet 2006 Walmart
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Empress of India 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Sunflower – Mammoth 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Alaska 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Empress of India 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Semi-Tall Double Gleam Mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Johnny Jump Up 2006 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Edible Viola – Mixed Colors 2006 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Edible Calendula – Flashback Mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers – Edible Sunflower – Professional Florists’ Mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Alaska Mix 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Empress of India 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Mounding Copper sunset 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Sunflower – Snack Seed 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Sunflowers – Sun Samba 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Monarde 2005 Stokes
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Jewel Mixed 2005 Stokes
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Tall Trailing Mix 2006 Territorial
Flowers – Edible Pansy – Swiss Giant Mix 2006 Territorial
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Scarlett O’Hara 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Moonflower – Giant White 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Zeeland Hybrid Mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Grandpa Ott 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Cardinal Vine 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Sweet Pea – Burpee’s Galaxy Mix 2006 Burpee’s
Flowers – Vines Cardinal Vine 2005 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Giant Mixed Color 2005 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Vines Sweet Pea – Fragrant Heriloom Mix 2005 Scheepers
Flowers – Vines Hyacinth Bean 2006 Pinetree
Flowers – Vines White Flowered Hyacinth Bean (2) 2006 Pinetree
Flowers – Vines Purple Hyacinth Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Gourds Corsican 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Large Bottle 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Long-handled Dipper 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Miniature Bottle 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Speckled Swans 2005 Renee’s Garden
Gourds Tennesee Spinning Gourd 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Apple Gourd 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Hopi Rattle Gourd 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds African Kettle 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Hawaiian Mask 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Tobacco Box 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Water Jug 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Canteen 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Dipper 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Long Green Snake 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Bule Chupon 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Bule de Aqua 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Bule de Peru 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Dipper 2005 Stokes
Gourds Birdhouse Gourd 2005 Wetsel
Gourds Luffa 2005 Wetsel
Grain Broom Corn Mix 2006 Territorial
Herbs Dill – Fernleaf 2004 Burpee
Herbs Rosemary 2004 Burpee
Herbs Parsley – Single Italian 2005 Burpee
Herbs Basil – Cinnamon 2006 Burpee
Herbs Basil – Green Ruffles 2006 Burpee
Herbs Chamomile – Roman 2006 Burpee
Herbs Chives – Garlic 2006 Burpee
Herbs Lavender – Lady 2006 Burpee
Herbs Sage – Common 2006 Burpee
Herbs Basil – Dark Oal Purple 2006 Ferry Morse
Herbs Basil – Lemon 2005 Garden Place
Herbs Anise Hysop 2005 Scheepers
Herbs Borage 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Chamomile – German 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Hyssop 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Lemon Balm 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Lovage 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Mexican Marigold 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Stevia 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Summer Savory 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Basil – Nufar YR 2005 Stokes
Herbs Chives 2005 Stokes
Herbs Coriander – Santo 2005 Stokes
Herbs Dill – Bouquet 2005 Stokes
Herbs Majoram 2005 Stokes
Herbs Oregano – Greek 2005 Stokes
Herbs Parsley – Dark Green Italian 2005 Stokes
Herbs Thyme 2005 Stokes
Herbs Angelica 2006 Territorial
Herbs Anise Hyssop 2006 Territorial
Herbs Basil – Mammoth Sweet 2006 Territorial
Herbs Feverfew 2006 Territorial
Herbs Lemon Balm 2006 Territorial
Herbs Lemongrass 2006 Territorial
Herbs Oregano – Greek 2006 Territorial
Herbs Pennyroyal – English 2006 Territorial
Lettuce Mesclun – Salad Mix 2006 Burpee
Lettuce Mesclun – Spicy Mix 2006 Burpee
Lettuce Buttercrunch 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Coastal Star 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Envy MI 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Green Salad Bowl 2005 Stokes
Lettuce New Red Fire 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Simpson Elite 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Swiss Chard 2005 Stokes
Melons Muskmelon – Hale’s Best 2004 Wetsel
Melons Pumpkin – Mammoth 2004 Wetsel
Melons Watermelon – Sugar Baby 2004 Wetsel
Peppers Cayenne Slim 2004 Ferry Morse
Peppers Anaheim 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Ancho 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Red Hot Cherry 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Serrano 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Sweet Red Cherry 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Cherry Bomb 2005 Stokes
Peppers Habanero 2005 Stokes
Peppers Ivory Banana 2005 Stokes
Peppers Jalapeno 2005 Stokes
Peppers Lemon King 2005 Stokes
Peppers Orange King 2005 Stokes
Peppers Redstart 2005 Stokes
Peppers Mini Belle Mix 2005 Totally Tomatoes
Peppers Super Chili 2005 Totally Tomatoes
Peppers Cadente 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Peppers California Wonder 2006 Weeks
Roots Onion – Evergreen Long White Bunching 2005 Burpee
Roots Onion – Walla Walla 2005 Ferry Morse
Roots Leek – Ester Cook 2006 Seed Exchange
Roots Carrot – Sweet Bites 2005 Stokes
Roots Radish – Cherry Belle 2005 Stokes
Roots Carrot – Purple Haze Hybrid 2006 Territorial
Roots Onion – Copra Hybrid 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Red Currant 2005 Pinetree
Tomatoes Tomatillow 2005 Pinetree
Tomatoes Yellow Pear 2005 Pinetree
Tomatoes Ground Cherry – Dulce De La Tierra 2006 Seed Exchange
Tomatoes Big Beef 2005 Stokes
Tomatoes Lemon Boy 2005 Stokes
Tomatoes Roma VF 2005 Stokes
Tomatoes Costoluto Genovese 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Pineapple 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Super Marzano Hybrid 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Ground Cherry 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Tomatoes Tomcat Hybrid 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Tomatoes Tommy Toe 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Veggie Misc Broccoli – Paragon 2005 Stokes
Veggie Misc Celery 2005 Stokes
Folder Seed Year Supplier
Flowers Globe Amaranth – Mix 2005 Burpee
Beans – edible Scarlet Runner Bean (2) 2006 Pinetree
Beans – edible Classic Slenderette Bush Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Beans – edible Painted Lady Runner Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Beans – edible Scarlet Runner Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Beans – edible Green Bush Bean 2005 Stokes
Beans – edible Wax Ban – Nugget 2005 Stokes
Beans – edible Dakota Shelling Pea 2006 Territorial
Cucumber Fancipak 2005 Stokes
Cucumber Sweet Slice 2005 Stokes
Cucumber National Pickling 2004 Wetsel
Cucumber Straight 8 2004 Wetsel
Eggplant Ghostbuster Hybrid 2005 Ferry Morse
Eggplant Early Long Purple 2005 Ferry Morse
Flowers Mirabilis – Four O’Clocks Mixture 2005 Burpee
Flowers Columbine – Harlequin Mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers Marigold – Jaguar 2006 Burpee
Flowers Mexican Sunflower – Tithonia 2006 Burpee
Flowers Scabiosa – Giant Imperial mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers Globe Amaranth – Strawberry Fields 2005 Conway
Flowers Lunaria 2005 Garden Place
Flowers Strawflower – Tall Mix 2005 Garden Place
Flowers Heliotrope – Marine 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Larkspur – Imperial mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Mirabilis – Four O’Clocks Mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Nicotiana – Sensationally Fragrant 2005 Scheepers
Flowers Columbine – Red 2006 Plantation
Flowers Butterfly Snapdragons – Chantilly 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Cosmos – Double Click 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Globe Amaranth – Mardi Gras Parade 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Zinnias – Blue Point Bouquet 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Zinnias – Heirloom Polar Bear 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers Achillea – Summer Pastels 2005 Stokes
Flowers Alyssum – Easter Basket Blend 2005 Stokes
Flowers Alyssum – Snow Crystals 2005 Stokes
Flowers Candytuft – Flash Mixed 2005 Stokes
Flowers Candytuft – Giant White Hyacinth 2005 Stokes
Flowers Maltese Cross 2005 Stokes
Flowers Marigold – Dwarf Safari Mix 2005 Stokes
Flowers Scabiosa – Mix 2005 Stokes
Flowers Butterfly Weed – Sunset Flower 2006 Territorial
Flowers Marigold – Tagetes, Mars 2006 Territorial
Flowers Alyssum – Royal Carpet 2006 Walmart
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Empress of India 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Sunflower – Mammoth 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Alaska 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Empress of India 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Semi-Tall Double Gleam Mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Edible Johnny Jump Up 2006 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Edible Viola – Mixed Colors 2006 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Edible Calendula – Flashback Mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers – Edible Sunflower – Professional Florists’ Mixture 2005 Scheepers
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Alaska Mix 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Empress of India 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Mounding Copper sunset 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Sunflower – Snack Seed 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Sunflowers – Sun Samba 2010 Renee’s Garden
Flowers – Edible Monarde 2005 Stokes
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Jewel Mixed 2005 Stokes
Flowers – Edible Nasturtium – Tall Trailing Mix 2006 Territorial
Flowers – Edible Pansy – Swiss Giant Mix 2006 Territorial
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Scarlett O’Hara 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Moonflower – Giant White 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Zeeland Hybrid Mix 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Grandpa Ott 2006 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Cardinal Vine 2005 Burpee
Flowers – Vines Sweet Pea – Burpee’s Galaxy Mix 2006 Burpee’s
Flowers – Vines Cardinal Vine 2005 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Vines Morning Glory – Giant Mixed Color 2005 Ferry Morse
Flowers – Vines Sweet Pea – Fragrant Heriloom Mix 2005 Scheepers
Flowers – Vines Hyacinth Bean 2006 Pinetree
Flowers – Vines White Flowered Hyacinth Bean (2) 2006 Pinetree
Flowers – Vines Purple Hyacinth Bean 2010 Renee’s Garden
Gourds Corsican 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Large Bottle 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Long-handled Dipper 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Miniature Bottle 2005 NC Gourd Society
Gourds Speckled Swans 2005 Renee’s Garden
Gourds Tennesee Spinning Gourd 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Apple Gourd 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Hopi Rattle Gourd 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds African Kettle 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Hawaiian Mask 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Tobacco Box 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Water Jug 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Canteen 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Dipper 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Long Green Snake 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Bule Chupon 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Bule de Aqua 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Bule de Peru 2005 Seed Exchange
Gourds Dipper 2005 Stokes
Gourds Birdhouse Gourd 2005 Wetsel
Gourds Luffa 2005 Wetsel
Grain Broom Corn Mix 2006 Territorial
Herbs Dill – Fernleaf 2004 Burpee
Herbs Rosemary 2004 Burpee
Herbs Parsley – Single Italian 2005 Burpee
Herbs Basil – Cinnamon 2006 Burpee
Herbs Basil – Green Ruffles 2006 Burpee
Herbs Chamomile – Roman 2006 Burpee
Herbs Chives – Garlic 2006 Burpee
Herbs Lavender – Lady 2006 Burpee
Herbs Sage – Common 2006 Burpee
Herbs Basil – Dark Oal Purple 2006 Ferry Morse
Herbs Basil – Lemon 2005 Garden Place
Herbs Anise Hysop 2005 Scheepers
Herbs Borage 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Chamomile – German 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Hyssop 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Lemon Balm 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Lovage 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Mexican Marigold 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Stevia 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Summer Savory 2005 Pinetree
Herbs Basil – Nufar YR 2005 Stokes
Herbs Chives 2005 Stokes
Herbs Coriander – Santo 2005 Stokes
Herbs Dill – Bouquet 2005 Stokes
Herbs Majoram 2005 Stokes
Herbs Oregano – Greek 2005 Stokes
Herbs Parsley – Dark Green Italian 2005 Stokes
Herbs Thyme 2005 Stokes
Herbs Angelica 2006 Territorial
Herbs Anise Hyssop 2006 Territorial
Herbs Basil – Mammoth Sweet 2006 Territorial
Herbs Feverfew 2006 Territorial
Herbs Lemon Balm 2006 Territorial
Herbs Lemongrass 2006 Territorial
Herbs Oregano – Greek 2006 Territorial
Herbs Pennyroyal – English 2006 Territorial
Lettuce Mesclun – Salad Mix 2006 Burpee
Lettuce Mesclun – Spicy Mix 2006 Burpee
Lettuce Buttercrunch 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Coastal Star 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Envy MI 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Green Salad Bowl 2005 Stokes
Lettuce New Red Fire 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Simpson Elite 2005 Stokes
Lettuce Swiss Chard 2005 Stokes
Melons Muskmelon – Hale’s Best 2004 Wetsel
Melons Pumpkin – Mammoth 2004 Wetsel
Melons Watermelon – Sugar Baby 2004 Wetsel
Peppers Cayenne Slim 2004 Ferry Morse
Peppers Anaheim 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Ancho 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Red Hot Cherry 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Serrano 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Sweet Red Cherry 2005 Pinetree
Peppers Cherry Bomb 2005 Stokes
Peppers Habanero 2005 Stokes
Peppers Ivory Banana 2005 Stokes
Peppers Jalapeno 2005 Stokes
Peppers Lemon King 2005 Stokes
Peppers Orange King 2005 Stokes
Peppers Redstart 2005 Stokes
Peppers Mini Belle Mix 2005 Totally Tomatoes
Peppers Super Chili 2005 Totally Tomatoes
Peppers Cadente 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Peppers California Wonder 2006 Weeks
Roots Onion – Evergreen Long White Bunching 2005 Burpee
Roots Onion – Walla Walla 2005 Ferry Morse
Roots Leek – Ester Cook 2006 Seed Exchange
Roots Carrot – Sweet Bites 2005 Stokes
Roots Radish – Cherry Belle 2005 Stokes
Roots Carrot – Purple Haze Hybrid 2006 Territorial
Roots Onion – Copra Hybrid 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Red Currant 2005 Pinetree
Tomatoes Tomatillow 2005 Pinetree
Tomatoes Yellow Pear 2005 Pinetree
Tomatoes Ground Cherry – Dulce De La Tierra 2006 Seed Exchange
Tomatoes Big Beef 2005 Stokes
Tomatoes Lemon Boy 2005 Stokes
Tomatoes Roma VF 2005 Stokes
Tomatoes Costoluto Genovese 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Pineapple 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Super Marzano Hybrid 2006 Territorial
Tomatoes Ground Cherry 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Tomatoes Tomcat Hybrid 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Tomatoes Tommy Toe 2006 Totally Tomatoes
Veggie Misc Broccoli – Paragon 2005 Stokes
Veggie Misc Celery 2005 Stokes
*** This personal blog is comprised solely of the opinions, views, projects, and travels of its author, Stacey Morgan Smith. She is lucky enough to have loving family and friends whom she drags along with her on her adventures and whom she puts to work on her little farm. She uses this blog to help promote living in the mountains of the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, from Roanoke to the Potomac River.**

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