A local friend asked me if I’d grow her seeds in exchange for having a share of the plants. I didn’t have money for my own seeds and she doesn’t have time to grow hers. What a blessing for both of us! Here is the inventory.

  • Italian Parsley
  • buttercrunch lettuce
  • russian mammoth sunflower
  • cilantro
  • common thyme
  • wild sunflower
  • amish paste tomato
  • danvers carrot
  • sugar baby watermelon
  • sugar snap pea
  • jalapeno early hot pepper
  • armenian slicing cucumber
  • pink brandywine tomato
  • cherokee purple tomato
  • Lemon slicing cucumber
  • romaine lettuce
  • roma tomato
  • tatsoi asian greens
  • bloomsdale spinach
  • pink jumbo banana winter squash

Now the seeds above were packed for planting in 2011/12 so I don’t know how well they will do. The next seeds are priority because they were packed for 2016. I’m so excited to be able to start them and see what happens 😀

  • butterfly weed
  • brown flax  a
  • calendula  a
  • evening primrose  b
  • siberian ginseng  p
  • chickweed  a
  • borage  a
  • sweet lettuce leaf basil  a
  • stinging nettle   p
  • curled parsley  a
  • gobo burdock  b
  • clary sage  b
  • german chamomile  a
  • astragalus (huang-qi)  p
  • arnica-package print is smeared   p
  • lemon balm
  • kapoor tulsi   a
  • echinacea purpurea  p
  • official yarrow  p
  • official valerian  p
  • wood betony   p
  • cayenne pepper  a
  • marshmallow  p
  • garden sage  p
  • lavender  p
  • motherwort  p tlc
  • wild dandelion  p
  • official elcampane  p

Of course the p’s are first 🙂 I totally believe in doing the work ONCE. Perennial herbs are my love. Then I’ll move to most useful in the kitchen and most known for medicinal teas and simples. I’ve already planted echinacea and mullein. The rest will go into containers. I have 44 pitcher inserts saved from our hospital time. They have plenty of root room. I’m only 5 short of all the seed samples. I wish I’d saved them from the beginning. I’m pretty sure I have enough containers to start 2 for each kind of seed. That counts the pots Joyce brought over and the ones I’ve saved. I’m excited! Now all I have to do is get some potting soil and do it. While babies are sprouting, I’ll get the beds ready. I’m growing the nettle in a small wheelbarrow for containment.




About Morning Knits

I believe in and practice positive living. I love YARN, music, bird watching, history, gemstones, and gardening. I am passionate about the Earth. I am a true homebody. I said I was Pagan for years to separate myself from a churchy upbringing and judgmental family but I'm not. Funny how things come full circle. I believe it's our responsibility to tend and protect the Earth. I basically do my thing in a quiet, amused way. I believe in the power of my own hands, the energy of combined prayer, and caring for the earth. I attend a Kingdom-focused non-denominational Christian Church. I have 6 kids, all home-born and successfully breastfed. They are all grown. I'm the oldest of 9, daughter of a missionary mother who lives in Kenya, married to the son of a preacher, with 4 spoiled dogs and a rescued cat. Right now, there is small balance after yrs of unemployment. My disability was approved due to degenerative discs, fibromyalgia, and obesity. That last is hard to say. I believe we owe it to ourselves to protect our mental health. It's precious and the one thing we can control. I dislike my own housework and I talk too much. I bought a house in North Carolina and after trying to get my husband here for 6 months, he had a stroke. I'm a two-time caregiver. Steve's got hemiparesis and depression and is learning to walk and trying to use his right side again. It's slow-go.
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