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Photo unavailable ARTICHOKE 'Tavor'
Organic Artichoke

This nearly spineless variety produces heads that are 3-5” in diameter & have wonderfully thick, flavorful hearts. With thick, fleshy scales & solid center, the flower heads should be harvested when they are young. It needs a fairly long, mild growing season, or you may grow it as an annual. This variety does well in most areas. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 90 days) (Cynara scolymus ‘Tavor’)

Photo unavailable ARUGULA 'Bellezia'
Organic Arugula

An easy to grow green that is harvested for its strong, distinctive flavored leaves. It is used primarily fresh in salads, but it can also be cooked. Arugula is a leafy vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. It has a peppery, spicy taste and is a member of the mustard family. Flowers are also edible. Plant in sun, but can tolerate some shade. (Maturity: 30 days baby, 51 days full size) (Eruca sativa).

Photo unavailable ARUGULA aka Roquette
Organic Arugula

An easy to grow green that is harvested for its strong, distinctive flavored leaves. It is used primarily fresh in salads, but it can also be cooked. Arugula is a leafy vegetable, like lettuce and spinach. It has a peppery, spicy taste and is a member of the mustard family. Plant in sun, but can tolerate some shade. (Maturity: 20 days baby, 40 days full size) (Eruca sativa).

BASIL 'Genovese', Organic Heirloom Basil BASIL 'Genovese'
Organic Heirloom Basil

Heirloom-Pesto lovers unanimously recommend ‘Genovese’ as the best variety for pesto due to its distinctively sweet flavor. Plants are strong producers of dk green, glossy lvs w/a characteristic spoon shape. Yields 7 to 8 cuttings. Though used mainly as a culinary herb, this basil has many therapeutic qualities as well. Biennial herb. Height: 18-24”. Width: 15”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. (Maturity: 68 days)

BASIL 'Holy' (Sacred, Tulsi, Monk's Basil), Organic Holy Basil BASIL 'Holy' (Sacred, Tulsi, Monk's Basil)
Organic Holy Basil

Sacred Basil sets itself apart w/its pungent aroma & many medicinal properties. Whole lvs are crisp & clove flavored, very cooling in summer salads. Good flavoring vegetable in stir fry & steamed dishes. In additional to many nutritional values, it also has medicinal properties. Excellent pollen & nectar source for bees. Easy to grow. Height: 3 feet. Plant in sun/pt shade. An annual but will last longer w/regular pruning. (Maturity: 75 days)

BASIL 'Red Rubin', Organic Basil BASIL 'Red Rubin'
Organic Basil

Ornamental appeal & intense, spicy flavor. Compact habit, handsome foliage, wonderful aroma & its flavorful lvs make it a must-grow for lovers of flavored vinegars & oils! Sweeter aroma & flavor than other purple basils. The lvs are smooth, flat, & large, about 3-4" long & borne very profusely on dense, full little plants a foot tall & 8-10" wide. Good choice when making infused oils. Exp.: sun/pt shade. Water: mod. USDA Z3-9.

Photo unavailable BASIL 'Spicy Bush'
Organic Greek Basil

Great for ornamental and culinary use. An attractive miniature with small 3/4" long lvs on highly branched stems. Nice, compact, mounding habit excellent for containers, borders or rock gardens. Aromatic. Smooth, spicy, sweet flavor is great for salads or pesto. Stems are very tender as well. It grows in a perfect dome shape 8-12" tall. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-9. (Maturity: 70 days)

BASIL 'Sweet Thai', Organic Basil BASIL 'Sweet Thai'
Organic Basil

Flavorful garnish for sweet dishes. It has a clove-like licorice flavor w/a hearty aroma that compliments the hot spicy flavors of Thai cuisine. It is lovely as a potted herb, an edible bedding plant or it can be used in floral arrangements. Compact plants sport relatively small green lvs w/dk purple stems & blossoms. Lvs are 2” long & plants reach 12-18” tall. (Maturity: 63 days) (Ocimum basilicum var. americanum ‘Sweet Thai’)

Photo unavailable BEAN 'Blue Lake' Pole Bean
Organic Heirloom Pole Bean

Heirloom-This heirloom made Oregon's Willamette Valley famous in the 60's and 70's for canning beans. Heavy producer, is a dependable & delicious variety for the garden. Has exceptional flavor fresh, shelled or dry. Picked fresh, beans are round & dk green w/unusual prpl streaks. They are long, straight & stringless. Vines can reach up to 10' tall w/7-10" pods. Ideal for table use, freezing & canning. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 66 days)

Photo unavailable BEAN 'Maxibel' aka Haricot Vert
Organic Haricot Vert or French Filet

The most popular French filet bean w/high yields of slender 7” green pods that have an unsurpassed flavor. These are intended to be picked very slender, 1/8-1/4" in diameter. This bush type produces a continuous yield of “extra fine” (1/4” diameter) grade that is maintained by picking every 36-48 hours. 3 days in hot weather or 5 days in cool weather is about the maximum delay between harvests. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 65 days)

BEAN, FAVA 'Broad Windsor', Organic Heirloom Fava Bean BEAN, FAVA 'Broad Windsor'
Organic Heirloom Fava Bean

Heirloom-One of the largest dry beans you’ll find anywhere. Plants are 3-4’ in height w/pods that are 5-8” in length. All parts of the plant are edible. Seeds are high in protein, vitamins & minerals. Beans may be eaten fresh & green, or dried for future use. The lvs can be enjoyed by preparing them similarly to spinach. Support wstakes and stringing. Can also be used as a nitrogen fixing winter cover crop. Plant in sun.

BORAGE, Organic Borage BORAGE
Organic Borage

Cucumber flavored fresh lvs are added to salads, cooked or made into a cooling drink. Makes a good honey plant. Also used medicinally. Good companion plant to tomatoes, squash & strawberries because it attracts pollinating bees. CAUTION: Do not eat if you are pregnant or lactating as 8-10 blooms may cause milk to flow. Bloom color: true blue. 45-55 days to harvest. (Borago officianalis).

Photo unavailable BROCCOLI 'Di Cicco'
Organic Heirloom Broccoli

Heirloom-Known for its tender stalks & mild flavor. Produces small, 3-4” main heads that are projected well above the foliage followed by a large yield of side-shoot spears. Long harvest period. Harvest the main head when 3” in diameter or less to encourage heavier side-shoot production. Great for spring or fall production. Edible flowers.Plant in sun. (Maturity: 48 days) (Brassica oleracea ‘Di Cicco’)

Photo unavailable BROCCOLI 'Romanesco Italia'
Organic Heirloom Broccoli

Heirloom - The true and popular Italian heirloom with spiraling, apple-green heads that are so superbly flavored. This variety is widely grown in northern Italy. A must with many of the finest chefs. Nutty taste. Most often enjoyed raw, the broccoli, if lightly cooked, will retain its flavor and unique texture.

Photo unavailable BRUSSELS SPROUTS Long Island Improved
Organic Brussel Sprouts

Heirloom. Originating around the 1890's. Semi-dwarf that produces lots of tasty sprouts on short, self-supporting stems. Each sprout is tightly wrapped, has an excellent flavor & avg.1.5” in diameter. Delicious roasted with other vegetables or use to compliment a meat dish. Also good for freezing. Harvest sprouts before the leaves turn yellow. Full sun. Height: 24". (Maturity: 90 days) (Brassica oleracea 'Long Island Improved')

Photo unavailable CABBAGE 'Bilko'
Organic Napa Cabbage, Chinese Cabbage

One of the larger Napa Cabbages. Produces large 12" football-shaped heads with overlapping golden leaves that have a good, mild, sweet flavor. Slow to bolt. A great substitute for lettuce or traditional cabbage. Great fresh, cooked or pickled for kimchee. Also good for stir fry or braised, also adds depth of flavor to soups. More disease resistant than other varieties. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 65 days) (Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis)

Photo unavailable CABBAGE 'Golden Acre'
Organic Heirloom Cabbage

Excellent early summer variety. Dense, solid heads are very spherical, 5-7" in diameter & weigh 3-5 lbs. Delicate but crunchy texture. Sweet, spicy flavor with buttery undertones when cooked. Compact habit ideal for small gardens that can be planted closer together than other cabbage varieties. Great for slow cooking, slaws & sauerkraut. Height: 12-15". Plant in part shade. (Maturity: 65 days) (Brassica oleracea ‘Golden Acre’)

Photo unavailable CARDOON 'Pieno Inerme'
Organic Cardoon

Heirloom-favorite in Italy & Spain. Excellent variety w/thin ribs, almost no thorns & delicate flavor. Close relative of artichoke-both are members of the thistle family-but unlinke artichoke, the parts of cardoon that are eaten are the lvs & flower stalks, not the flower bud. The stalks are blanched & eaten fresh like celery; also tasty batter-dipped & fried. Growth: 4' x 2'. Tolerates part shade but does best in full sun. (Maturity: 63 days)

Photo unavailable CATNIP or Catmint (NEPETA cataria)
Organic Catnip

A member of the mint family. Well known favorite of our feline friends but also a medicinal herb for people, known to have relaxing properties. Can be used fresh or dried. The lvs have a minty scent & is commonly used in teas, salads, sauces & stews. Herbaceous perennial. The tubular wht blms w/prpl spots are borne in whorls in summer. Ht: 2-3’. Width: 3’. Exp: sun/pt shade. Water: mod/dry(drought tolerant). USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable CAULIFLOWER 'Cheddar'
Organic Cauliflower

This beautiful, early, orange cauliflower produces excellent yields of 8" heads. Good source of beta-carotene with great flavor. The colorful florets are attractive served raw w/dip or as a cooked vegetable. Color deepens when lighty cooked. Very productive in the fall and holds well in the field. Plant in sun. (Brassica oleracea) (Maturity: 68 days)

Photo unavailable CAULIFLOWER 'Snowball Y'
Organic Heirloom Cauliflower

Heirloom-Introduced in 1947 by Ferry Morse, Snowball Y offers smooth, tight curds on deep 6-7” white heads that are very flavorful. Dwarf plants have erect outer leaves that offer good sun protection. Cauliflower is a good source of vitamins A and C and has a low fat content. Plant in sun. (Maturity: 70 days) (Brassica oleracea ‘Snowball Y’)

CELERY 'Peppermint Stick', Organic Celery CELERY 'Peppermint Stick'
Organic Celery

A leafy herb w/ a full-bodied spicy celery flavor. Unique, bicolored red & white stems are attractive in the garden or on the plate. Can be used fresh in soups or sauces. Stalks stay red even when cooked. Let plants bolt to use seeds as a spice. Aromatic Biennial/Perennial. Slow to bolt. Height: 16-24". Plant spacing 6”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate/moist. (Maturity: 80-90 days) (Apium graveolens)

Photo unavailable CELERY 'Tango'
Organic Celery

An early, heavy yielder w/exceptionally smooth stalks. Each stalk is tender, sweet & never stringy. Greatly improved variety, easy to grow & comes in 2 weeks earlier than most varieties. The self-branching stalks have a big celery crunch w/apple green tops that are 18-20” tall. It is more tolerant of less than ideal conditions than other varieties. Plant in sun/part shade. (Maturity: 55-85 days)(Apium graveolens ‘Tango’).

Photo unavailable CHAMOMILE 'German'
Organic Chamomile

Chamomile leaves and flowers may be used fresh or dried and are best when picked the day they open. Flowers can be picked for several months. Leaving the last flowers to set seed usually allows the plant to self sow the next year. Annual Herb. Height: 8-24”. Width: 6-12”. Bloom time: late spring. Bloom color: white with yellow center. Exposure: sun to part shade. (Matricaria recutita syn. M. chamomilla, Chamomilla recutita)

Chives (ALLIUM schoenoprasum), Chives CHIVES
Organic Chives

Use the leaves & lavender flowers to dress up soups & salads w/a slightly spicy garnish. Chives have a mild onion flavor & has tubular, grass-like, dk green leaves which grow in clumps. Also works well for freezing and drying. Chives are easily harvested by clipping w/scissors. Bulbous Perennial. As an ornamental, grows nicely in rock gardens & in containers. Height: 12”. Can tolerate part shade. (Allium schoenoprasum)


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