ARTICHOKE, ASPARAGUS, CARDOON, CELERY, SPINACH & SWISS CHARD


ARTICHOKE (GLOBE)
(Cynara scolymus)

Soil pH 6.0 Start the seeds inside 8 weeks before the last spring frost.  Transplant into the garden after the last spring frost, spacing 2-3 feet apart.  Cut back in the fall and mulch to protect from the winter weather.  You may harvest your crop the following spring.   Perennial to Zone 7.

#2501 - GREEN GLOBE  (Tender Perennial) - The 3 to 6 foot plants produce large flower heads that are 3–4 inches in diameter.  The flower buds have thick, fleshy scales and solid centers.  Should be harvested when young.
PKT. – 50 seeds – $1.25

#2502 - PURPLE ITALIAN GLOBE - (Cynara scolymus) 150 days - As ornamental as it is delicious, the purple-headed fruits of this Italian variety are more tender than green ones. The plants are tolerant to both heat and cooler temperatures. Baby chokes may be steamed whole, although larger ones should be separated before cooking. As with other purple veggies, the color fades upon cooking.
PKT. - 25 seeds - $1.25


ASPARAGUS

2520 - MARY WASHINGTON  - This perennial is the most widely grown variety of asparagus in the U.S. The long, straight spears have nice, tight tips. Excellent when roasted, steamed, or lightly sauteed in stir-frys. Soaking the seeds overnight will produce better germination. Please allow 3 years for this perennial to produce at full capacity - it will be worth the wait!
PKT. - 50 seeds - $1.25


CARDOON
(Cynara cardunculus)

Soil pH 6.5 – Start the seeds inside 4-6 weeks before the last spring frost.  Transplant outside 2 weeks after the last spring frost, spacing 3 feet apart.   When the plants reaches 2-3 feet high,  wrap paper or burlap around the leaf stalks to blanch them; proceed to harvest in 4 weeks.

#2601 - CARDOON 75-100 days This celery-like plant is actually a member of the artichoke family. The stalks have a very piquant flavor!  The hearts and stalks are delicious when parboiled.  A very popular vegetable in French cuisine!
PKT. - 35 seeds - $1.25


CELERY and CELERIAC
(Apium graveolens)

Soil pH 6.5 - Start the seeds inside 8 to 10 weeks before the last spring frost. Transplant outside after all danger of frost has passed.  Space the transplants 6-8 inches apart, in rows with a distance of 2 to 3 feet between them.  Celery likes plenty of water during the growing season.

#08 - GOLDEN PASCAL CELERY 90-115 days - The thick, heavy stalks of this heirloom are crisp and sweet. The tall, 24 – 28 inch plants self-blanch the tender, pale yellow/green stalks. A good choice for home gardens.
PKT. - 400 seeds - $1.25

#09 - GIANT PRAUGE CELERIAC  115 days – Introduced in 1871, this old variety grows 2 to 4 inch, white, round roots, with a taste similar to celery.  The delicious globes store well in the fall, and make a tasty addition to soups and stews.  The hollow stalks are not used however, but add value to the compost pile.
PKT. - 400 seeds - $1.25

#O010 - GIANT RED CELERY  100 days - The intense flavor of this red variety of celery makes it stand apart from the standard green ones. Cold hardy and disease resistant, it's delicious eaten fresh or in soups and stews.
PKT. - 100 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#05 - GOLDEN SELF BLANCHING CELERY   85 days - This variety grows 25 to 30 inches tall and is full-hearted with pale yellow/green stalks. The crunchy, 9 inch ribs are extra large and thick, without strings.  Delicious!
PKT - 400 seeds - $1.25

#06 – TENDERCRISP CELERY 90-105 days – A great choice for the home garden!  The 24-36 inch plants are compact, with smooth, tall, thick dark-green stalks that stay crisp.  High yielding!
PKT. - 400 seeds - $1.25

#07- UTAH  70-125 days – Crunchy and stringless, this vigorous green variety has thick, well-rounded stalks and tightly folded hearts.  Great grown for fall use!
PKT. – 400 seeds - $1.25
#O07 - PKT. – 400 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC


SPINACH
(Spinacia oleracea)

Soil pH 6.5 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds outside 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost.  Using a wide row method for planting, sow 2-3 seeds every 3 inches, going in all directions. Once the seeds sprout, thin to one plant every 3 inches. In as little space as 3'x 3', you can harvest from over 120 spinach plants !!  To avoid insect damage, we recommend covering the entire row with a floating row cover at planting time.  Remove the cover temporarily to thin the plants and then recover until harvest time.  As the weather warms up, sow spinach seeds in a shaded location, as it quickly bolts once the temperature rises above 75 degrees F .   And don't forget to plan a fall crop!  Sow 4 to 6 weeks before the first expected fall frost - spinach loves the cool weather of autumn!

#911 - AMERICA   50 days - This "All American Selection" winner of 1952 stays sweet, even in warm weather! The dark green, crumpled leaves grow rapidly on these 8 inch plants.  Delicious!
PKT. - 100 seeds - $2.00
#O911 - PKT - 100 seeds - $2.75 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#913 - BLOOMSDALE LONG STANDING 46 days - This heirloom variety was first introduced in 1908 and still remains very popular!  The thick-textured leaves are of fine quality, very crinkled and dark green in color. A slow bolting spinach that is heavy yielding.  Excellent variety for either fresh or canned!
PKT. - 400 seeds - $1.25
#O913 - PKT. - 400 seeds - $2.00

#918 – BLOOMSDALE SAVOY   45-50 days This very fast growing variety is consistently a heavy yielder! The large, medium green, savoyed leaves are of high quality, and resistant to blight and blue mold.  This very cold hardy spinach makes it an excellent choice for the backyard garden!
PKT. – 100 seeds - $2.50

#910 - GIANT THICK LEAFED 55 days - This old variety has dark green leaves on spreading plants.  A very prolific spinach that has huge, thick, smooth leaves.  A slow bolting spinach that's good either fresh in salads, or canned!
PKT. - 400 seeds - $1.25

#O922 - GIANT WINTER  50 days - A heavy-yielding variety with glossy, dark green, tasty leaves. The slightly savoyed leaves are great when picked as baby spinach. A great choice for fall plantings or over-wintering.
PKT. - 100 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#909 - STRAWBERRY SPINACH  (Chenopodium capitatum) 40 days  - Also known as “Strawberry Blite”, the delicate saw-toothed leaves and stems grow on 1½ foot plants, and are equally delicious eaten raw or steamed. The tiny red fruits on the plants are tasty in salads.
PKT. - 75 seeds - $1.25

#917 – VIROFLAY  45 daysThis heirloom dates back to 1885!  The dark green, crisp, smooth, leaves of this variety can grow 10"x 8" wide at the base!  This has the low acid taste many prefer - why not try some?
PKT. – 400 seeds - $1.25

#O921 - WINTER BLOOMSDALE  45 days - This old-time favorite has firm, dark-green, deeply savoyed leaves. Is very cold tolerant; great for Fall crops and over-wintering, but also does well in the heat of summer. An excellent choice for salads or cooking.
PKT. - 100 seeds -  $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC


EVERBEARING SPINACH

#915 - NEW ZEALAND SPINACH  Tetragonia Expansa  55-70 days -  Not a true spinach, but similar in flavor and use.  A European favorite since the 1770's!  The large plants have small fleshy green leaves that are sweet and tasty. This spinach is slow to germinate; soaking the seeds in water for 24 hours before planting will hasten germination. This one thrives in hot weather!  Pick the top leaves for fresh greens all summer!
PKT. - 50 seeds - $1.25

#919 RED MALABAR  Basella rubra  50-70 days  - A nice alternative to "true" spinach when the weather gets too hot. A perennial from India, this heat-loving, branching climber has red leaf veins and stems. Cut the sprouts to eat raw in salads or sautee` lightly for greens. Used as a thickener in the Orient, and also in place of okra in the South.  Regrows rapidly.
PKT. - 35 seeds - $1.25


SWISS CHARD
(Beta vulgaris, cicla group)

Soil pH 6.5 to 7.0 - Sow the seeds outside 6 to 8 weeks before the last spring frost. Using a wide row method for planting, sow 2-3 seeds every 6 inches, going in all directions.  Once the seeds sprout, thin to one plant every 6 inches.  To avoid insect damage, we recommend covering the entire row with a floating row cover at planting time. Remove the cover temporarily to thin the plants and then replace until harvest time.

#1026 - FLAMINGO SWISS CHARD  60 days - A delightful alternative to the standard variety. The tender, sweet stalks are all pink in color. Pick when young for a delicious addition to gourmet salad mixes.
PKT. - 100 seeds - $1.25

#1015 - FORDHOOK GIANT   55 days - The broad, dark green, heavily crinkled leaves make this a favorite of many!  The thick, white, 2 1/2" wide stalks grow on plants 24 to 28 inches high.  Produces an abundant crop all season long!
PKT. - 1/4 oz. - $1.25
#1015 - PKT. - 1/4 oz. - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#1010 - LARGE WHITE RIBBED 60 days - This easy to grow variety has broad, creamy white stalks with smooth, dark green leaves.   A very productive chard that produces fresh greens spring through fall!
PKT. - 1/4 oz. - $1.25

#1020 - LUCULLUS   53 days - This fine flavored variety has juicy, light green crinkled leaves with white stalks. The strong, vigorous plants grow 24 to 30 inches tall, and does well in both hot and cold weather.  A  very heavy yielder!
PKT. - 1/4 oz. - $1.25

#1027 - ORIOLE  60 days - The decorative coloring makes this variety a real stand-out in your garden. The green leaves have a beautiful orange stem contrast. Harvest the baby leaves for salads, or let mature for use in braising, stir-frys or cooking greens.
PKT. - 100 seeds - $1.25

#1017 – RAINBOW  60 days – This recently reintroduced  Australian heirloom has beautiful multi-colored leaves in shades of red, pink, orange, white and yellow.  Ornamental technicolor as well as mild, delicious flavor!
PKT. – 100 seeds - $1.25
#O1017 - PKT. - 100 seeds - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC

#1018 RHUBARB  55 days - Dating from 1857, this delicious heirloom is equally delicious raw or cooked.The crimson stalks and leaf veins contrast nicely with crinkled leaves.
PKT. -1/4 oz. - $1.25

#1025 - RUBY RED  55 days - Tender, sweet chard with  delicious red stalks! The dark green, heavily crumpled leaves grow on plants 18 to 24  inches tall.  A unique home garden variety that grows well in spring, summer or fall!
PKT. - 1/4 oz - $1.25
#O1025 - 1/4 oz. - $2.00 - CERTIFIED ORGANIC


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PEACE OF MIND ALL-PURPOSE FERTILIZER (5-5-5) - 100% ORGANIC - All Purpose is all good! This ready-to-use, pH-balanced blend contains natural microorganisms and 100 percent organic fertilizers. Peace of Mind All Purpose  is perfect for vegetable gardens, annual and perennial flower gardens, ornamental plantings, houseplants and more.
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PAL - $15.95
 
 


FR 25 - FLOATING ROW COVER - Made of light-weight, spun-bonded Polypropylene fabric. Drape the cover loosely over your plants, and secure the edges into the soil using fabric pegs or dirt. As the plants grow, the lightweight fabric is gently lifted by the crops. Water and sunlight can penetrate the cover easily, but insects can't get through the cover at your growing crops!  Floating row covers also offer frost protection down to 28 degrees F.  Wonderful for spinach, beets, cabbage, lettuce, radish or chard!  For vegetables that need insect pollination, such as cucumbers, peppers, or squash, simply remove the cover when your vegetables are beginning to flower.  Never let the insects get the best of your crops again!    
FR 25 - $12.99 (60 inches x 25 feet)
FR 50 - $24.99 (60 incehs x 50 feet)
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FP 10 - FABRIC PEGS - The perfect solution for anchoring the edges of floating row covers into the soil!  These economical and reusable pegs are also great for anchoring plastic mulches and landscape fabrics!
Pkt. of ten.
FP 10 - $3.50

PLASTIC POT LABELS - High quality, blank plastic stakes are used to label transplants inside. Just use a fine point permanent marker to easily write down information on the stakes.  Plastic is white and writing remains legible despite the action of weather, water or fertilizer.  20 mil thick plastic wears better than wood stakes, costs less than metal stakes.  Large size may also be used outside in the garden.
PL 24 - 25 stakes (4 inch by ½ inch) - $2.25                         PL 26 - 25 stakes (6 inch by ½ inch ) - $2.75

JIFFY 7 SEED STARTING PELLETS - Just add water to the compressed peat pellets and you’re ready to start seeds indoors!  Pellets expand to 1¾ inches in diameter x 1¾ inches in height.  Encased in netting , they retain their shape and get plants off to a good start.  No more plastic trays, no more broken roots!  The simplest and easiest way to start all your transplants!  Instructions included.
JF 7  -  12 pack - $2.59
JF 25 - 25 pack - $4.59


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