The January Not-A-Raffle-Raffle: The Behemoth Collection of Vegetable and Annual Seeds

Posted by @dave on
For this month's raffle, in honor of Veggies and Annuals week, Chelle has shocked and thrilled us by putting forward the largest collection of seeds I've ever imagined.

Thumb of 2012-12-27/chelle/612ba8Behold now, step right up, stand in awe, and be amazed at the dizzying array of seed packets spread out before you, beckoning you to dig down into your Acorn Purse and spend, spend spend because each ticket is another chance at being the one lucky grand prize winner!

Permit me to explain the backstory to how this came to be. chelle contacted me last month and wrote:

"I have a surplus of fresh and predominantly annual, flower and veggie seeds that I was thinking of packaging up in groups to give away:

1) Veggies and Culinary Herbs

2) Sunny Flower Garden

3) Light Shade to Full Shade Garden

Each packet contains trial-sized, individually bagged and labeled seeds, a great many of which are commercial seeds."

We discussed the matter, and concluded that the best way to do this is to offer the raffle thusly:

One Single Grand Prize Winner will choose which of the three boxes of seeds they want. That lucky winner will then choose two other ATP members to each receive the other 2 boxes!! It'll be an agonizing decision to make, but it's better to give than to receive!

So without further ado, here is the complete list of exactly which varieties will be in each box:

Box #1: Vegetables, Grains and Culinary Herbs-

Pumpkin (Cucurbita argyrosperma 'Green Striped Cushaw')
Winter Squash (Cucurbita maxima 'Pink Banana')
Pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo 'Sugar Pie')
Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Purple Ruffles')
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Hot Pepper (Capsicum annuum 'Fooled You')
Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus)
Cantaloupe (Cucumis melo 'Hearts of Gold')
Banana Melon (Cucumis melo 'Banana Melon')
Snap Bean (String (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Blue Lake Bush')
Bread Wheat (Triticum aestivum)
Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Crosby's Extra Early Egyptian')
Asparagus Bean (Vigna unguiculata subsp. sesquipedalis)
Beta vulgaris subsp. vulgaris var. flavescens 'Italian Silver Rib'
Snap Pea (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Sugar Daddy')
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Manyel')
Kohlrabi (Brassica oleracea 'Early White Vienna')
Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla 'Lucullus')
Parsnip (Pastinaca sativa 'All American')
Rutabaga (Brassica napus 'American Purple Top')
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum 'Glory TW')
Zucchini (Cucurbita pepo 'Costata Romanesco')
Italian Parsley (Petroselinum crispum var. neapolitanum)
Asparagus Pea (Lotus tetragonolobus)
Florence Fennel (Foeniculum vulgare var. azoricum)
Cucumber (Cucumis sativus 'Suhyo Cross')
Carrot (Daucus carota 'Nantes')
Pumpkin (Cucurbita maxima 'Casper')
Swiss Chard (Beta vulgaris var. cicla 'Ruby Red')
Beefsteak Plant (Perilla frutescens)
Strawberry Blite (Chenopodium capitatum)
Beet (Beta vulgaris 'Early Wonder')
Cutting Celery (Apium graveolens var. secalinum 'Afina')
Borettana Onion (Allium cepa 'Bianca di Maggio')
Chinese Kale (Brassica oleracea var. alboglabra 'Hybrid Southern Blue')
Spinach (Spinacia oleracea 'Bordeaux')
Snap Bean or Dry Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris 'Black Valentine')
Winter Squash (Cucurbita maxima 'Red Kuri')
Snow Pea (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Golden Sweet Edible Pod')
Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum 'Anna Russian')
Dill (Anethum graveolens 'Fernleaf')
Japanese Bunching Onion (Allium fistulosum 'Crimson Forest')
Broccoli (Brassica oleracea ‘Di Cicco’)
Asian Carrot (Daucus carota 'Shin Kuroda')
Red Romaine Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Cimmaron')
Radish (Raphanus sativus 'Sparkler White Tip')
Summer Squash (Cucurbita pepo ‘Slick Pik® YS 26‘)
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Freckles')
Kale (Brassica oleracea 'Lacinato') (aka Tuscan Black)
Lettuce (Lactuca sativa 'Catalogna Oakleaf')
Collard (Brassica oleracea 'Georgia')
Kale (Brassica oleracea 'Nero Di Toscana')
Yardlong Bean (Vigna sesquipedalis 'Red Noodle')
Greek Oregano (Origanum vulgare subsp. hirtum)
Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium)
Thai Basil (Ocimum thyrsiflora 'Siam Queen')
English Thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Oregano (Origanum vulgare)
Dark Opal Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Purpurascens')
Saltwort (Salsola komarovii)
Garlic Chives (Allium tuberosum)
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana)
Bush Basil (Ocimum basilicum 'Fino Verde A Palla')
Purple Amaranth (Amaranthus cruentus 'Golden Giant')

Box #2: Sunny Flower Garden-

Baby Blue Eyes (Nemophila menziesii)
Bachelor's Button (Centaurea cyanus 'Florist Blue Boy')
Bellflower (Campanula latifolia)
Black-eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta 'Chim Chiminee')
California Poppy (Eschscholzia californica 'Rose Chiffon')
Canterbury Bells (Campanula medium) Mixed Colors - from Chelle's garden
Cape Daisy (Arctotis fastuosa 'Orange Prince')
Carnation (Dianthus caryophyllus 'King of the Blacks')
Chia - Crown Jewels (Salvia columbariae)
China Aster (Callistephus chinensis 'Giant Perfection Mix')
China Aster (Callistephus chinensis 'Giant Princess Mix')
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum carinatum 'Rainbow Mix')
Chrysanthemum, Garland (Chrysanthemum coronarium 'Primrose Gem')
Chrysanthemum (Chrysanthemum segetum 'Eastern Star')
Clary Sage (Salvia viridis 'Marble Arch Mix')
Corn Poppy (Papaver rhoeas) Diane's Mix
Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus 'Fizzy Mix')
Desertbells (Phacelia campanularia)
Everlasting (Xeranthemum annuum 'Double Mix')
Fennel Flower (Nigella hispanica 'African Bride')
Flowering Tobacco (Nicotiana x sanderae 'Fragrant Cloud')
Foxtail Millet (Setaria italica 'Lime Light Spray')
French Marigold (Tagetes patula 'Janie Bright Yellow')
Fringed Pinks (Dianthus chinensis 'Double Gaiety')
Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia 'Ellagance Pink')
Larkspur (Consolida ambigua 'Sublime Dark Blue')
Star Daisy (Melampodium paludosum) - from Chelle's garden
Painted Daisy (Ismelia carinata 'Polar Star')
Peony Poppy (somniferum var. laciniatum 'Black Swan')
Portulaca (Portulaca grandiflora 'Tequila Chiffon')
Rocky mountain bee plant (Cleome serrulata)
Signet Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lemon Gem')
Signet Marigold (Tagetes tenuifolia 'Lulu')
Stiff sunflower (Helianthus pauciflorus)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Peach Passion')
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Jade')
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus 'Starburst Lemon Aura')
Sunflower, (Early) Oxeye (Heliopsis helianthoides)
Sweet Sultan (Centaurea moschata 'Imperialis')
Tidy Tips (Layia platyglossa)
Zinnia (Zinnia haageana 'Aztec Sunset')
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Scabiosaflora Mix')
Zinnia (Zinnia elegans 'Whirlygig Mix')

Box #3: Light Shade to Shade Garden-

Amethyst Shootingstar (Dodecatheon amethystinum)
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum 'Golden Jubilee')
Balsam (Impatiens balsamina 'Camellia Flowered Mix')
Balsam (Impatiens balsamina 'Tom Thumb')
Bells Of Ireland (Moluccella laevis)
Coleus Mixed - from Chelle's garden
Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides 'Black Dragon')
Coleus (Plectranthus scutellarioides 'Wizard Scarlet')
Crown Daisy (Glebionis coronarium)
Fivespot (Nemophila maculata)
Five Spot (Nemophila menziesii 'Penny Black')
Goat's Beard (Aruncus aethusifolius)
Herb Trinit (Viola tricolor)
Lacy Phacelia (Phacelia tanacetifolia)
Lobelia (Lobelia tenuior 'Blue Wings')
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Riviera White')
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus) Palace Blue With Eye
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Regatta Midnight Blue')
Lobelia (Lobelia erinus 'Sapphire')
Monkey-flower (Mimulus hybridus 'Twinkle Yellow')
Pansy (Viola x williamsii 'Caramel Angelo') (10 seeds)
Pansy (Viola x wittrockiana 'Frizzle Sizzle Mix')
Pansy (Viola wittrockiana 'Tango Mix')
Pink Hawk's Beard (Crepis rubra)
Poor Man's Orchid (Schizanthus pinnatus 'Angel Wings')
Skullcap, Downy (Scutellaria incana)
Treasure Flower, Gazania (Gazania rigens 'Gazoo Mix')
Wingstem (Verbesina alternifolia)

Chelle added that there will be a few bonuses not mentioned in the lists above.

The raffle is open now and will close on Wednesday at 6:00pm Central Standard Time. Good luck to everyone!

This raffle is now closed!

Comments and Discussion
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
And the winner is... by dave Aug 15, 2013 7:16 PM 92
rats! by crittergarden Jan 31, 2013 9:58 AM 0
Step right up! :) by dave Jan 17, 2013 2:51 PM 5
Wow! Chelle, that is amazing! by woofie Jan 17, 2013 2:51 PM 33

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