Seeds, animals, and tools needed to be imported. On their trip out, Dr. Marcus Whitman and Rev. Henry Spalding bought $7.00 worth of seeds in Cincinnati. Mrs. Narcissa Whitman collected seeds and cuttings at Fort Vancouver. She wrote in her diary: “I have got collected before me an assortment of garden seeds, which I take up with me, also, I intend taking some young sprouts of apple, peach & grapes, & some strawberry vines, etc., from the nursery here.” The Whitmans also wrote home for seeds of broom corn and locust, chestnut, walnut, and butternut trees.