January is for Seed Catalogs

I love seed catalogs. There. I’ve admitted it. I know that online shopping is nicer to the environment because we don’t have to use all that paper in printing out the catalogs, the gas to deliver them, the energy to recycle them… but there’s something about sitting in bed with a stack of seed catalogs, the covers pulled up, drinking hot tea, armed with my big purple sharpie marker. My wish list this year is longer than ever.

Last night I finally placed my first seed order!

Order Number: 62106
Date Ordered: Monday 07 January, 2013
1 x Goldie GROUND CHERRY 0.06 g (47102)  = $2.50
1 x Inca Jewels SUNFLOWER 2 g (05303)  = $2.50
1 x Wild Bergamot HERB / NATIVE PLANT 0.1 g (71204)  = $2.25
1 x Thyme, Summer – Herb 0.2g (71304)  = $2.25
1 x Oregano, Greek – Herb 0.05g (71237)  = $1.99
1 x Marjoram, Sweet – Herb 0.18g (71234)  = $1.99
1 x Rosa Bianca EGGPLANT 0.25 g (45402)  = $2.50
1 x Everona Large Green TOMATILLO 1.50 g (48103A)  = $5.50

Some other herbs on my seed wish list:

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum)
Mexican Coriander/Ngo gai (Eryngium foetidum)
Black cumin (Nigella sativa)
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica)
Hyacinth bean (Lablab purpureus)
Chinese milkvetch/astragalus (Astragalus membranaceus)
Climbing nasturtium (Tropaeolum majus)
Rau om/Rau ngo (Limnophila aromatica)
Chinese Reineckia (Reineckia carnea)
Baikal skullcap (Scutellaria baicalensis)
Leopard Lily/She Gan (Belamcanda chinensis)
Lesser Galangal (Alpinia officianarum)
Dang Shen (Codonopsis pilosula)

There will be a few others too, especially if I get the banana circle built. I’m hoping to order most of these medicinal herb seeds from Mountain Gardens. What I can’t get from Mountain Gardens, I’ll get from Horizon. What I can’t get from either of them, I’ll get from Richters. All of my vegetable seeds will come from Grow Gainesville, of course.

This may sound funny, but I’m not planning on growing a lot of annual vegetables this year. My husband will want to grow his crop of chiles, and I’ll grow Seminole pumpkins and sweet potatoes as ground cover in the food forest. I’d like to try some melons this year, too. I don’t see much point to growing annual vegetables at home when I work at a farmer’s market!

What seeds are you buying this year?

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