In the throes of more moving preparation, I took a break from packing boxes to go through my seed packets. Now they're all nicely sorted into three separate jars: herbs, flowers and ornamentals, veggies.
Chris grew that he swapped with me last year. The date is either from what was printed on the packets (when the seed is supposed to expire) or when it was harvested for home-picked seed. I've planted from these packets saved in my fridge every year and most all still grow fine for me....
I would save them longer but I'm in an apartment indefinitely now and if it's another five or ten years before I have a patch of real ground again for sure these seed will be expired. So I'd rather they go to someone who can grow them!
Here's what I've got:
Orange Cosmos (home harvest) 2010
Green Beans, bush variety (home harvest) 2010
Cypress? seed picked off a shrub in my mom's yard 2011
Pumpkin, light orange smooth (Chris' harvest) ?
Cedar? seed picked off a shrub 2010
Watermelon, sugar baby (Chris' harvest) 2011
Green Okra (Chris' harvest) ?
Brussel Sprouts (Chris' harvest) 2012
Burgundy Okra (Chris' harvest) ?
Cantaloupe (Chris' harvest) 2011
Sunflower, evening sun mix (Burpee) 2010
Beets, Detroit dark red (Ferry-Morse) 2011
Wheatgrass- organic (mountain Rose Herbs) 2011
Orange Cosmos (National Home Gardening Club) 2010
Cauliflower, early snowball A (Ferry-Morse) 2009
Cantaloupe, Ambrosia hybrid (Burpee) 2010
Zucchini, Fordhook giant (Burpee) 2010
Pumpkin, jack-o-lantern (Lake Valley Seed) 2009
Turnip, purple-top organic (Martha Stewart) 2010
Broccoli, organic de Cicco (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange) 2011
Peas, oregon sugar pod/snow peas (Lake Valley Seed) 2010
Sweet Corn, early sunglow hybrid (Burpee) 2009
Pole Snap Beans, kentucky wonder (Southern Exposure Seed Exchange) 2011
Watermelon, sugar baby icebox size (Lake Valley Seed) 2010
Rhubarb, paragon (Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Co) 2011
Peppers, hot mix (Burpee) -japlapeno, hungarian wax, ancho and cayenne 2009
Squash variety mix (Burpee) from the picture it looks like spaghetti, acorn, butternut and fourth unknown