Wild Moon Cottage is a small working homestead in the pristine Ozark Mountains. We have dairy goats, poultry, organic herb and vegetable gardens, a start of a tiny fruit orchard, several black walnut trees, wild berries and fields of wildcrafting goodness. We raise our own milk, our own eggs, much of our own medicine and food. I do laundry by hand, make my own vinegar, candles, soap, bread, cheese ........ For a living I am an artist and herbalist. My goal for myself and our homestead is to be as self sufficient and self sustaining as possible.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

New Gardens Seed Lists

I've been up late tonight, working on my garden plans  :)    Starting the gardens from scratch this year is both scary and exciting. Scary because I got so used to expecting so many things to be there every year and exciting to start anew in a bigger and much better place. I think the new garden spaces are almost as big as our whole property was at the old place.

I was dreading one thing tho, how to come up with seeds or plants with no money. Then I started looking at what seeds I have and got a most excellent surprise! A lot more saved last year than I thought, way more saved from 2009 that I'm quite sure are still very viable and! a bunch of seeds sent to me by friends last year in trades and as gifts. I had forgotten all about having most of them. I am so blessed to have so much, it was like Christmas to see how much more I had :)  Of some things there are only a few seeds but of most there are more than enough.

So, here's my seed list so far this year. What I intend to plant.
Pole Lima beans
Blue Lake Bush Beans
Sugar Snap Peas

Japanese Long Cucumbers
Beit Alpha Cucumbers

Sweet Banana Peppers
Toro Rosso Red Bell Peppers
Emerald Giant Green Bell Peppers
Cayenne Peppers

Samhain Pumpkins
White Scallop Squash
Black Futsu Squash

Moon & Stars Watermelons

Country Gentlemen Corn

French Breakfast Radishes

Winter Giant Spinach

Berlicum Carrots
Danvers Carrots

Red Acre Cabbage

Arikara Sunflowers
Flax
Red Clover

Birdhouse Gourds
Loofah Gourds (coming from a friend)

-Tomatoes -
Gypsy
Tumbling Toms (cherries)
Roma
Italian Market
Tennessee Surprise
Marglobe (mainly for Market)
English Rose
Mystery Mix (tom seeds spilled together)


-Herbs-
Marjoram
Borage
Lions Tail
Blessed Thistle
Sheep Sorrel
Fever Few
Calendula
White Yarrow
Comfrey
Valerian
Garden Thyme
English Thyme
St Johns Wort
Soapwort
Wormwood
Skullcap
Fenugreek
Tuscano Basil
Garden Basil
Genovese Basil
Cinnamon Basil
Lemon Basil
Gyspywort
Mammoth Dill
Bouquet Dill
Creeping Wintergreen
Echinacea
Chives
Garlic Chives
Shepherds Purse
Cilantro
Caraway
Fennel
Italian Oregano
Cumin
Stevia
Chocolate Mint ?
Italian Parsley
Bee Balm
Anise Hyssop
Mugwort

That's also not counting what we have on the property for food and medicines. I need to actually write down everything but of what I remember at the monet there's ...

Poke
Queen Anns Lace
Sumac
Mullein
Berries
Roses
Wild Roses
Black Walnut
Hickory (hopefully)
Plantain
Honeysuckle
Grapes
Cedar
Oak
Iris (for Orris, which I rarely use)
and so much more

There's also what I have growing, that I'm pretty sure (so hope) has survived ...

Apple Trees
Raspberry
BlueBerry
Catnip
Rosemary
Wormwood
Yarrow
Feverfew

Things I need or want to add

Garlic
Onions
Ginger
Horseradish
Rhubarb
Lettuces
Marigolds
Grain for food and feed (maybe oats)
Melissa
Spearmint
Peppermint
Chocolate Mint
Orange Mint
Ginger Mint
English Mint
Lambs Ears
Angelica
Tobacco
Lambs Quarters
Pennyroyal
Horehound
Hyssop
Anise
Medicinal Poppy

And some I would just like to try

Dragon Tongue Beans
Farm Woman Melons
Flat of Italy Onions

5 comments:

JoyceAnn said...

Hi Julie ~ I have a few of the things you're looking for and would be happy to send you a few seeds or sprouts. I have 2 types of garlic , spearmint and Lemon Balm (Melissa). I also have a few other seeds you may be interested in. Please e-mail me at joycea37 at gmail dot com. I'm sure it seems overwhelming , starting from scratch , but I'm sure you'll manage.

~ Be Blessed ~

angbethea said...

I am so happy for you and all of your plans. I wish you the very best, but I am concerned. Where is Kirin? Please give us an update.

angbethea said...

Where is Kirin? Please give us an update, I am concerned that I haven't seen her for a while. I am just now catching up and so many things have happened to you. I may have just missed her.

Juli said...

Thank you for thinking of him :) He's doing wonderfully!

Peggy said...

Juli, I know your seeds are very precious and few but if you happen to have extra herb seeds I would love to purchase some. That would give you extra money to purchase seeds you don't have and would really help me out as I am making my herb garden lots bigger this year. thanks, Peggy (happe2b50@yahoo.com)