Ten Unusual Seeds

Seeds are the miracle makers of the garden world. Big things come from such small, seemingly inert packages. A carrot seed is small enough to get caught under a fingernail and yet will produce a delectable carrot in a few months. And what about sunflowers or corn? So much promise!

There’s still time to get seeds started. If you live in a cold climate you can get a jump start by sowing seeds indoors. Gardeners who live in regions with long summers and warm falls be sure to buy extra now to start a second crop of blooms and vegetables midsummer.


Sunflower ‘Sonya’

Zinnia ‘Benary’s Scarlet Giant’

Gomphrena ‘Las Vegas Pink’

Cosmos ‘Cosmic Orange’

Polish Amaranth ‘Oeschburg’ (Amaranth cruentus)

Veggies & Herbs

Carrots ‘Purple Dragon’

Lettuce ‘Tom Thumb’

Tomato ‘Sun Gold’

Yard Long Beans

Pepper ‘Holy Mole’