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Photo unavailable ACHILLEA millefolium
Organic Common Yarrow

Perennial Herb: Evergreen. Tol. deer & drought. CA native. White flower heads summer-fall. Great cut/dried flower. Nice for pots, borders & rock gardens. Attracts butterflies. Med. uses: natural antiseptic used externally for treating wounds & stopping the flow of blood. Yarrow tea is a good remedy for colds/fevers, stomach cramps/GI discomfort or reducing inflammation. Size: 1-3' x 1-3'. Exp.: sun. Water: mod/dry. USDA Z3.

Photo unavailable AGASTACHE foeniculum (Anise Hyssop)
Organic Anise Hyssop

Perennial Herb: Deer resistant. Typically found in prairies, dry upland forested areas, plains & fields. Anise-scented leaves can be used to make herbal teas or jellies. Seeds can be added to cookies or muffins. Dried leaves can used for potpourri. Good border, meadow or cut flower plant. Attracts butterflies & hummingbirds. Boolm time: summer-fall. Bloom color: lav. Size: 2-4' x 1.5-3'. Exp: sun. Water: mod./dry. USDA Z4.

Photo unavailable ARTICHOKE 'Green Globe'-
Organic Artichoke

This tasty 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: 120 days) (Cynara scolymus ‘Green Globe’)

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 '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 'Italian Large Leaf', Organic Basil BASIL 'Italian Large Leaf'
Organic Basil

Think big! A large leaf Genovese-type basil w/leaves up to 4” long. It is a great selection for pesto & Italian cuisine. This variety has a sweet flavor & when compared to ‘Genovese’, the flavor & scent are sweeter & less clove like. Does well in containers. Very aromatic & popular w/bees, butterflies & chefs! Slow to bolt. Ht: 30”. Width: 8”. Exp: sun/pt shade. (Maturity: 78 days) (Ocimum basilicum ‘Italian Large Leaf’)

Photo unavailable BASIL 'Lemon'
Organic Lemon Basil

A narrow leaf basil native to Southeast Asia with a delightfully strong aroma and lemony flavor. Delicious with fish and in salad dressings. Flowering stalks can be added to bouquets to lend a wonderful lemony fragrance. Small leaf variety. Biennial herb. Height: 18-30”. Exposure: sun/part shade. Water: moderate. USDA Z3-9. (Maturity: 60 days) (Ocimum basilicum citriodorum)

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 Haircot 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)

Photo unavailable BEAN 'Scarlet Emperor' Pole Bean Runner
Organic Heirloom Pole Bean Runner

Heirloom-Get dbl the punch w/an ornamental in your veggie garden! Magnificent clusters of rich, red flowers grow as a vine, but, it also produces a bean that has an extremely rich, sweet flavor when picked young. The slightly fuzzy, 6-8 inch pod have a more intense flavor than snap beans! These are a good source of vitamin C, folate & iron & have a high fiber content. Annual. Sun. Grows 6-10 ft. (Maturity: 75-90 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.

BEETS 'Detroit Dark Red', Organic Heirloom Beet BEETS 'Detroit Dark Red'
Organic Heirloom Beet

This heirloom, from 1892, is still a top notch variety. It is well-known for high quality roots and strong tops that are comparable to leading hybrids. This is a standard type for the home garden or direct market sales. Uniform, round 3” roots are sweet and smooth. Plant in full sun in moist, well-drained soil. Great for canning and eating. (Maturity: 50 days)(Beta vulgaris ‘Detroit Dark Red’)

BEETS 'Detroit Golden', Organic Beet BEETS 'Detroit Golden'
Organic Beet

This variety has orange skin with a rich gold interior. The green leaves have attractive yellow stems that are prized in a salad mix when small, and have a mild flavor when cooked. The sweet, round roots are increasingly popular in specialty markets. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 55 days)(Beta vulgaris ssp. vulgaris ‘Detroit Golden’)

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 'Italian Green Sprouting'
Organic Heirloom Broccoli

Heirloom-This Calabrese type is ideal for the small garden. It is a popular old-fashioned broccoli with heavy yields of large central heads that resemble cauliflower that are bluish-green and 6” in diameter with many side shoots. Richly flavored and disease resistant. Withstands late autumn cold. Plant in sun to part shade. (Maturity: 80 days) (Brassica rapa ‘Italian Green Sprouting’)

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.

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

One of the larger Napa Cabbages. Produces 12" football-shaped heads with overlapping golden leaves that have a good, mild, sweet flavor. Great fresh, cooked or pickled for Kimchee. Has more disease resistance than other varieties. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 65 days) (Brassica rapa var. Pekinensis)

Photo unavailable CABBAGE 'Copenhagen Market'
Organic Heirloom Cabbage

Heirloom-Open-pollinated variety. The round, solid heads are somewhat variable in size from 3-4 lb and 6- 8” diameter with uniform maturity. The compact plants have short stems that sit close to the ground. The heads hold well in the field without splitting. This variety is great for slow cooking, slaws and sauerkraut. A great choice for small gardens. Plant in full sun. (Maturity: 65 days) (Brassica oleracea ‘Copenhagen Market’)

Photo unavailable CABBAGE 'Red Express'
Organic Cabbage

Open-pollinated. The 2-3 pound heads grow up quickly into neat and tidy little red cabbages, perfect for those who want a smaller portion. It is uniform, with very nice color, and much, much earlier than other cabbage varieties. (Maturity: 62 days) (Brassica oleracea. ‘Red Express’)

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)

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