Mystery Seed of the Week 195: Challenge 4

As a run up to our 200th Mystery Seed, we are doing few new challenges as a contest.  The idea of the challenges will be to introduce some real world reasons why someone might need to identify seeds. Prizes will be award in post 200.

Challenge 4.

Scenario:  Oh no, two packets of garden seeds spilled on the floor. The only problem is that you are not sure which two, because many of the packages were open.


Can you tell what kinds of seeds spilled?  (Hint: some of the items may be debris on the floor.)

Edit:  For this week’s challenge, 5 points for the first identification of each of the two types of seeds, 1 point for each subsequent correct answer. Please use the same name for all the challenges so I can keep track of your points. Good luck!

Challenge 4 is now closed.

Only 4 more challenges to go.


Answer to challenge 2:

The beans in the bean mix were indeed:

  • lima or butter beans
  • pinto beans
  • black beans
  • black-eyed peas
  • red kidney beans
  • garbanzo or chickpeas
  • lentils

Challenge 2 is now closed. Thank you to everyone who participated.

The answers to challenge 3 will be revealed next week.

New mystery seeds and Seed of the Week answers are posted on Tuesdays.


And don’t forget, it’s Children’s Garden Week!



  1. sara

    Not a clue on any of them, but what a cool selection of seed shapes!

  2. Anna

    The spiky seed reminds me of something in the parsley family. I’m guessing dill. The other is harder, but I’m going to guess spinach. Anyways the combo would make a nice salad!

  3. Craig

    Carrot (Daucus carota), Raddish (Raphanus sp.)

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