Congratulations on receiving your garden starter kit from the Free Seed Project! You are on your way to a beautiful, organic garden that will provide food for you and your community, while providing benefit to pollinators and beneficial critters and insects in your neighborhood.
This page serves as a resource for you to identify each of the seeds in your pack as well as get planting information for each one. Each seed packet is labeled with a number that corresponds to the numbers on this list. This system allows us to save a lot of materials and costs by using the smallest packets possible. To get information about each seed variety, including planting instructions, click the highlighted link for each seed variety. This will take you to the link for the seed on Johnny’s Seeds. All seeds in the Free Seed Project currently come from Johnny’s Seeds. We have chosen them because of their high standard of environmental and social ethics as well as their extremely helpful website. To learn more about the seeds they provide click here. See their Grower’s Library where they provide clear, accurate, timely information that helps you excel as a grower. You may find their Ask a Grower option to be extremely helpful. Using this form, you have access to a knowledgeable team of experienced growers to assist you with your questions. They respond within 48 hours.
For help starting your garden please read our Free Seed Project Gardening Guide.
We hope you enjoy the bounty of food that can come from this variety pack!
- Kale (40 seeds) Toscano kale variety (also called Lacinato or dinosaur kale).
- Arugula (170 seeds) Mix of Esmee and Astro arugula varieties
- Collard (90 seeds) Champion collard variety
- Lettuce (200 seeds) All Star Gourmet Lettuce Mix
- Mustard Green (80 seeds) Mix of Red Giant and Green Wave mustard green varieties
Cabbage (25 seeds) Red Express cabbage variety (not included in 2020’s pack)
- Carrot (40 seeds) Bolero variety
- Radish (10 seeds) Rover Radish variety
- Turnip (60 seeds) Purple Top White Globe turnip variety
- Bunching Onion (90 seeds) Mix of White Spear and Evergreen Hardy White bunching onion varieties
- Tomato (25 seeds) Wild Cherry variety
- Basil (200 seeds) Mix of Genovese, Sweet Thai and Red Rubin basil varieties
- Chive (90 seeds) Mix of Purly and Garlic chive varieties
- Dill (50 seeds) Bouquet Dill variety
- Beneficial Insect Attractant Mix (flowers) (100 seeds)
This mix contains approximately 19 different plants that attract beneficial insects. Perennial and annual varieties attract a wide array of beneficial insects that prey upon unwanted garden insect pests. Watch this video to learn about beneficial insects. Mix contains:
• Alyssum saxatile – Basket of Gold
• Ammi majus – False Queen Anne’s Lace
• Anethum graveolens – Dill
• Cheiranthus allionii – Siberian Wallflower
• Chrysanthemum paludosum – Creeping Daisy
• Coreopsis lanceolata – Lanceleaf Coreopsis
• Coriandrum sativum – Cilantro
• Cosmos bipinnatus – Dwarf Cosmos
• Dalea purpurea – Purple Prairie Clover
• Eschscholzia californica – California Poppy
• Foeniculum vulgare – Leaf Fennel
• Gilia capitata – Globe Gilia
• Iberis umbellata – Candytuft
• Liatris spicata – Blazing Star
• Leucanthemum X superbum – Shasta Daisy
• Lobularia maritima – Sweet Alyssum
• Monarda fistulosa – Bergamot
• Nemophila menziesii – Baby Blue-Eyes
• Rudbeckia hirta – Black-Eyed Susan
Please note that the number written on each of the seed packets can easily be rubbed off. We recommend you take precaution when handling the packets, as to not wipe off the number. To help with this, we have included a visual key above, that will help you identify any packets that have lost their number.