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Start These Flowers, Veggies, and Vines from Seed

Start These Flowers, Veggies, and Vines from Seed
January 2021

Local nursuries can't carry every variety of flower and vegetable created. Gain access to myriad more colors and forms, by growing from seed. Begin by picking favorites from the list below.



Annual Flowers

Angelonia
Balloon plant 
Brown-eyed Susan
Celosia
Cosmos
Euphorbia 
Gomphrena 
Helianthus
Love lies bleeding
Torenia
Zinnia

Perennial Flowers

Achillea
Bee balm
Coreopsis
Echinacea
Large coneflower (Rudbeckia maximus)
Pentas 

Flowering Vines

Butterfly pea
Moon flower
Nasturtium
Thunbergia

Herbs

Basil (such as Thai, lemon, lime, and lettuce leaf varieties)
Mint (such as 'Kentucky Colonel', chocolate, and orange varieties)
Red shiso
Sage
Thyme

Veggies

Baby cucumber
Calliope Blend carrot
Easter Egg blend radish 
'Listada de Gandia' eggplant 
'Molokai Purple' sweet potatoes
Purple Beauty sweet pepper
Red Burgundy okra 
Parisian gherkin
Shishito chile pepper
Sugar Magnolia snap pea
Tomatoes (such as 'Sun Gold', 'Indigo Rose', 'Artisan Tiger Stripes Blend')
Tromboncino squash