Sep
01
2014

Buy HERBS, LETTUCE, & EDIBLE FLOWER Seeds

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Agastache foeniculum (Anise Hyssop aka Licorice Mint) Z4 agaFoe
This easy to grow in full sun agastache has fragrant licorice scented foliage and light blue bottle brush type blooms. It smells yummy. The leaves are often used in tea. It grows to about 3′. It will bloom in the first year from seed so it can be used as an annual. Native American. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Agastache foeniculum ‘Golden Jubilee’ (Anise Hyssop, Licorice Mint) Z4 AgaGJub
This licorice scented herb plant has lighter, yellower leaves than the normal version, but they look pretty, not anemic. It is just as highly aromatic as the regular leaf version too. It is first year flowering so it can be used as an annual. It grows 2-3′ tall and is topped with light blue bottle brush looking flowerheads. The foeniculum cultivars may not attract hummingbirds as readily other agastaches, but they are useful herbs from an ingredient for potpourii to making tea. They also attract finches when the seeds are ripe. AAS winner 1993. 50+ for $1.25.
Sorry, out of stock until Fall harvest 2014.
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Ornamental AGASTACHES can be found on the Buy Perennial Seed A-K page.
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Amaranthus caudatus ‘Coral Fountain’
AmaCorF
This version of Love Lies Bleeding has coral colored flowers. The plant grows to about 4′ tall and the long hanging racemes of flowers look quite unique. 100 seeds for $1.50.

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Amaranthus caudatus ‘Green Tails’
aka ‘Viridis’
AmaGrT
This is the green version of Love Lies Bleeding. It is very unusual looking with the long (to 2′) cascading light green flower racemes, definitely a conversation piece. The plants grow 3-5′ tall. 100 seeds for $1.25.

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Amaranthus caudatus ‘Red Garnet’ amaRG
This variety had vivid red leaves. It is great for mixing in with regular salad greens. It of course is also great to let grow to maturity where it will make an excellent tall plant to about 6′ in the late summer border. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Amaranthus cruentus(A. hypochondriacus) ‘Golden Giant’ AmaGG
Amaranthus is an easy to grow full sun annual closely related to Celosia. Young leaves can be used in salad, the seeds can be used as a grain, or it can just be used as a pretty ornamental. By late summer, this variety grows to 5′ or taller with large plumes that are a golden russet color. This is a great plant to put where late color is lacking in the border. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




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Amaranthus hypocondriacus ‘Pigmy TorchAmaPiT
For those of you who love the look of Amaranth, but a big plant just wouldn’t fit into your planting scheme, or you want it to be manageable in a pot, this is the variety for you. It only grows to about 2 feet tall. It gets topped with spikes of burgundy flowers. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, CLICK HERE. 100 seeds for $1.75.




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Amaranthus tricolor ‘Illumination’
AmaIll
I’m not sure if this one tastes great to eat, but it is amazing to look at. The first time I saw it was in a road median that was filled with annuals. It was an eye catcher! I had to find out what variety it was. The lower leaves are dark green. The top leaves go from red to yellow and look as if they are illuminated. To see pics on Dave’s Garden Click Here. 100 seeds for $1.25.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2014.
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Amaranthus cruentus ‘Oeschburg AmaOes
Don’t let the odd name of this variety stop you from checking it out. It is a beautiful plant with dark foliage and deeply colored burgundy blooms. The flower panicles rise up like octopus tentacles and look really cool. 100 seeds for $1.50.




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Anise (Pimpinella anisum) Anise
Anise has a wonderful sweet licorice flavor. It is in the parsley family and has similar foliage. It grows about 2 tall and has white umbel flowers. Sometimes confusion happens between anise and fennel(Foeniculum vulgare.) Fennel develops a bulbous base and has yellow flowers. I personally love anise because it reminds me of Christmas and pizzelles. Using real anise seed ground up or anise liquor as a flavoring is a much better alternative than the anise extract some people use. Besides culinary uses, anise is suppose to aid in digestion and is also used for cold treatments. It can also be grow for the butterfly garden. Annual. Full sun. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Arugula ‘Slow Bolt’ (Eruca sativa) aruSB
I love arugula. If you’ve never had it in salad, it is like spicy baby spinach. It is a cool season crop that bolts(flowers and goes to seed) quickly. So when I saw one named Slow Bolt, I figured it would be good to carry. Any extension on arugula picking time is a good thing. 100+ seeds for $1.

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Arugula, Wild aka Sylvetta (Diplotaxis tenuifolia) aruWild
This is similar to regular arugula, but it has a bit of a stronger taste. I like this a lot. The leaves are thinner and deeply cut. It is also slower to bolt that regular arugula varieties. 100++ seeds for $1.00.




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Atriplex hortensis rubra ‘Red Plume’ (RED ORACH aka MOUNTAIN SPINACH) redOra
Red Orach is a cool season spinach substitute/accompaniment as it doesn’t bolt as fast as spinach.. Red Plume is an attractive variety but very edible. To read more about Orach, CLICK HERE.100 seeds for $1.25.




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basilfinevertBasil ‘Fine Verde’ (Ocimum basilicum) BasFV
This is a cute little basil with small bright green leaves. The plants naturally grow in a compact globe shape. It has been around for a lot longer than I though being I found this old packet shown to the left (If you click on it to enlarge, you’ll see the name at the top.) This is a good variety for ornamental pots, but it is just as good for eating. The little leaves pack a lot of flavor. 100+ seed for $1.00.

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Basil, Blue Spice basBSp
I decided to carry this basil as the descriptions say”spicy fragrance with a vanilla overtone.” From people who have grown it is seems to be unusual in flavor, sweet and strong, a little goes a long way. I’m thinking it might be good in herbal tea. 50 seeds for $1.00.




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Basil, Genovese basGen
By customer request~ An excellent strain of Italian sweet basil. It is strongly scented. Annual. Sun. 100+ seeds for $1.

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Basil, Holy (Ocimum sanctum) basHol
This basil is very strongly scented and is easily recognizable from regular basil. I think the scent is quite complex, and I have to be honest that at one moment, I think it smells good and at others, I don’t care for it. I have had tulsi tea which is made from holy basil, and I have to say I find that it tastes good. I think the fresh aroma may just be too much for me as some perfumes are. The plants are attractive, well branched and compact. The leaves are more rugose than normal basil. This herb is originally from India and has a long culinary and medicinal history. This is, as shown in the pic, the green leaf form. 50 seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock until fall 2014 harvest.
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Basil, Lemon (Ocimum basilicum citriodorum) BasL
Anyone who has brushed the leaves of this plant can tell you how wonderful a scent it is. It is memorable. This and Thai Basil are my favorites. Lemon Basil is not just a novelty scented plant. It goes great in any dish calling for basil. Annual. Sun. 100+ seeds for $1.

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Basil, Lettuce Leaf basLet
If you’ve not seen this variety, it has very large leaves up to 6″. You can use them like lettuce on a sandwich with tomato and cheese, yummy! 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Basil, Lime (Ocimum basilicum americanum) basLim
Lime scent of anything is good for me. Lime scent makes me think of the Florida Keys which I look forward to visiting every year. This basil really does smell like lime! I think this is one to try. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Basil ‘Purple Ruffles’ (Ocimum basilicum) basPRuf
This basil is deeply colored and has ruffly edges to the leaves. It is a very pretty. It is an AAS winner. I’ve added purple basil to vinegar before. The color changes to red and the basil flavor is infused into it. You can also add it to oil, but use an oil that can be refrigerated and not gel like canola. It is not longer recommended to use olive oil with herbs mixed in and leave it out on the counter. Bacteria can end up having a party and that is not good. Also, please note, OP(Open Pollinated) purple basils normally have off types in the seed. Always plant a few more seeds than you need to accommodate for this. 50 seeds for $1.00.

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Basil ‘Spicy Globe‘ (Greek Basil) (Ocimum basilicum) basSpG
By customer request~ This small leaved mounding variety is quite attractive. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. It is white flowered. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




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Basil, Thai (Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum) basTha
This is another favorite basil of mine. It has dark green thinner leaves than regular basil. The flowers are purple. It is quite attractive. The spicy scent and flavor is fantastic. 100+ seeds for $1.00.





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Borage (Borago officinalis) borage
Borage has the most amazing blue flowers. The flowers have a cucumber like flavor and can be added to salads. The young leaves can also be added to salad. As the leaves age they get prickly. Thank you to customer R. B’racha for her photo (to the left.) 75+ seeds for $1.




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Burdock ‘Watanabe Early’ aka Gobo Root (Articum lapa) burWE
This is the Japanese relative to our US weed, Common Burdock(Articum minus.) Though I do have affection for our weed since I eat the stalks as a substitute for Cardoon. Japanese Burdock is grown for its roots. I’m wondering if the stalks can be used like our Common Burdock. Anyway, the roots of this variety grow 2-2 1/2 feet and can be harvested sooner than other varieties. The roots are peeled, thinly sliced and stir fried with other veggies. Burdock is very good for you. 75+ seeds for $1.50.

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Caraway (Carum carvi) Z5 Carway
Caraway is a biennial so you must wait until the second year to get the seeds. The first year you will only seed carrot/fennel like leaves. Other than the wait, they are easy to grow in full sun. The seeds are used in many foods most notably in rye bread. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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cardonCardoon ‘Giant Roman’
aka Cardone (Cynara cardunculus) Z7/8cardGR
Cardoon is related to artichokes and has a similar taste. Instead of eating the flower buds(artichokes,) you eat the stalks. I love it! My recipe is found on the Remy’s Recipes Page. Many gardeners grow cardoon as just an ornamental. It has silvery leaves and looks like a giant thistle. For growing as an edible, about a month before harvesting, people wrap the stalks in paper or burlap,tie that in place and mound up soil around that. For more info on growing cardoon click here. 25+ seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock.
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kittycatgrasscatgrassandkittyCat Grass, Variegated ‘Tabby’ (Hordeum vulgare) catGra
This is a great pot plant whether you have a cat or not. The white green leaves are very attractive. Cat Grass is a quick grower. My cousin who has two cats tells me they really do like to eat it. Customer A. Main has graciously provided pictures of her beautiful cat with the cat grass she grew from our seeds. 75+ seeds for $1.50.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2014.
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Catnip (Nepeta cataria) Z3 Catnip
By customer request ~This perennial herb is well know for its effect on cats. It is very fragrant when touched. I personally don’t care for the scent, but to each his own. It is very easy to grow in full sun even with poor soil. It grows to about 3′ tall and has light violet blue flowers.
100+ seeds for $1.00.

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celeriacCeleriac ‘Giant Prague’ (Root Celery) (Apium graveolens rapaceum) celeGP
This root vegetable was once very popular as I find it often mentioned in my antique cookbooks. It stores well and back then that was an important virtue. Celeriac fell out of favor though maybe because it is not the most attractive veggie. Food does go through popularity cycles, and it is now it on the up cycle. It is a good one to grow since it is pricy in the produce dept. It is also much easier to grow than celery. Regular celery need long periods of moderate weather to do well and most of us go from cool spring weather to hot summer weather much too quick for it. Celeriac though will grow all season as long as ample moisture is provided. Giant Prague is a heirloom from the 1800′s.
100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Celery ‘Amsterdam Cutting’(Apium graveolens) celAC
This leafy celery is much easier to grow than the regular stalk celery. The leaves have a strong celery taste. They are great for flavoring soups, stews, etc. Amsterdam Cutting Celery would look great in a herb garden, even a flower border plant as shown in my photo with the Daylily ‘Ice Carnival’. This plant is listed as a biennial, but mine live for a few years. So in happy conditions it behaves as a short lived perennial. 75 seed for $1.

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Chamomile, German (Matricaria chamomilla aka M. recutita) gerCham
There are two types of chamomile and from searching around this one seems to be  the better one to grow. It is more floriflorus making lots of little white daisy flowers. The foliage is very fine and lacy like fennel.  Height seems to vary a bit probably dependent on how good the soil is as it seem to vary from 1 foot to 2 and half feet tall.  Another nickname for this plant is Scented Mayweed as the flowers are highly scented. A tea is often made from the flowers. Please note, if you are allergic to ragweed, you may want to be careful when trying a tea made from chamomile as it may cause a reaction. 1–+ seeds for $1.00.




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Chervil (Anthriscus cerefolium) Cherv
Chervil leaves look like diminutive cilantro leaves. They have a mild anise flavor. It is an annual that grows 1-2 feet tall and has white flowers. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Chicory(Italian Dandelion) ‘Red Rib’ aka ‘Italico/Italiko Rosso’(Cichorium intybus) chicRS
Grow your own weeds! No, no I’m kidding. Italian dandelion look similar to the lawn weeds, but it is not the same genus of plants. Chicory or Endive as it is called in these parts will grow to about a foot tall. It is an excellent green. You can eat it in salad or cook it. I like growing the red stemmed variety because you can easily identify it once growing (you know it isn’t a weed!) It also looks more ornamental (neighbors and relatives won’t think you are growing weeds!) It is easy to grow like lettuce.
100+ seeds for $1.

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Chives, regular(Allium schoenoprasum) chivRG.
This perennial is often found in herb gardens or flower borders. Its lavender blooms grace the garden in late spring. It will develop into a nice clump in the garden. As with other onion family plants, remove flower heads after blooming if you don’t want re-seeding. 50+ seeds for $1.




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Chives, Garlic(Allium tuberosum) chivGA.
This perennial has flat leaves that taste of garlic of course. Unlike many other onion family plants, it blooms in the fall. It is shown to the left blooming in a flower border with Fall blooming Colchicum. As with other onion family plants, remove flower heads after blooming if you don’t want re-seeding. 50+ seeds for $1.
Sorry, now out of stock until late fall 2014 harvest.
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Coriander/CILANTRO  ‘Leisure’
(Coriandrum sativum) CilLeis
This variety of coriander was bred for slower bolting(flowering and going to seed) so its use as cilantro is extended. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Cornflower, Blue  (Centaurea Cyanus) can be found on the Buy Annual Seed Page.
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Cumin (Cuminum cyminum) cumin
Cumin is one of my favorite spices. I’m heavy handed with it when making Mexican food or chili. Cumin is in the parsley family so it has as similar look to it. It is also easy to grow, but northern gardeners will need to start seeds inside as it is a long season crop to get seed at about 120 days. 50 seeds for $1.00.




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Dill ‘Dwarf Fernleaf’ (Anethum graveolens) dilDwF
This dill only grows to 18″ or so. It is great for containers. 1992 AAS winner. Full sun annual.
100 seeds for $1.25.




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Dill ‘Frank’s Extra Large’ DilFEL
This dill seed comes via Mike C. a Tomatoville friend. It is from the hills of WV and has been self-seeding for at least 17 years. This is what Mike had to say, “It has always been larger, much larger, than the Mammoth I grew as a kid. It runs up to 7 feet tall, most is in the five to six foot range. It is possibly a cross of Mammoth and what ever the owner before Frank had planted (which could have been here for at least another 15 years…he never replanted, but didn’t know/remember what or if he actually had planted any particular variety and if he hadn’t then it was from the owners before him and that could stretch back to the late 1800s).
It holds its scent/flavor well when dried. We have some seed that is two or three years old that is still pretty strongly scented (I used some of it early in the summer for rye bread and it was still very strongly flavored)…the ‘weed’ keeps a good scent when dried, too. ”
When Mike told me about the dill, I definitely thought it was a great dill variation to get out to the general public.
Sorry out of stock. I am leaving this info up for people to reference that have seeds or are growing it.
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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADill ‘Mammoth’ DilMam
This variety had been around for quite some time. From what I can tell this is the same variety as ‘Long Island Mammoth’. It is quick to grow to about 3-4′ and produce big flower umbels so you will have more than enough for pickling. Dill is also a host plant for Swallowtail butterflies as seen in my pic taken earlier this year. 100 seeds for $1.




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friseeEndive ‘Tres Fine Maraichere’
(Chicorium endiva) endTFM
Endive is often used in salad mixes, but it really is a chicory. Sometimes smaller leaved varieties such as this one will be sold as Frisee. The plants are quite attractive with their frilly leaves. 300 seeds for$1.25.

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Epazote (Chenopodium ambrosioides aka Dysphania ambrosioides) epazot
This is a herb used in Mexican cooking. The strongly scented leaves are used mainly in bean dishes. It is known for its ability to prevent gaseous problems that sometimes occur after eating beans. Pregnant women should not eat it. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Escarole ‘Blonde Full Heart’ aka ‘Bionda a Cuore Pieno’ (Chicorium) escBFH
Escarole is also often used as a lettuce in salad mixes, but it really is a chicory. It is tasty however you categorize it. Escarole can also be cooked. I love it in Beans and Greens, a dish I often make. It is easy to make.My recipe for it can be found on the Remy’s Recipes page. 300 seeds for $1.25.

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Fenugreek aka Methi (Trigonella Foenum-Graecum) fenugr
I have to admit I do not know much about this herb. I was introduced to it by an Indian friend when she visited from England and cooked dinner for us one night after being taken to the grocery store for supplies as I did not have Fenugreek. It is a component of many Curry mixes. It seems to have other uses as both the plant and seeds can be used. It is also purported to be good for medicinal uses. It is an easy to grow annual. The leaves look sort of like clover. It grows to about 2′ tall and has clustered pea looking flowers. 50 seeds for $1.00.




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Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium) Z5 fevfew
This perennial herb has been used medicinally for centuries. It is also good just as an ornamental. It is a great supporting player to larger flowers as shown in the pic to the left. It has small daisy like flowers and small mum like foliage. It grows up to 2′ tall. My plants have an unusual tubular petal formation so they do not look like the ones everyone else has. I’m not sure what it smells like; it is herbal and in a way reminds me of men’s cologne though I’ve read some think it smells citrusy. It will reseed if you don’t remove the spent blooms, but I don’t mind the volunteers. I leave some and the others come up easy. Pregnant woman should not use it. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Foeniculum vulgare (Florence Fennel aka Finnochio aka Anise) Z4? FoeVul
This is the herb vegetable that develops a bulbous base. From what I can discern, hilling up on the base helps keep a nice white bottom. The bulbous base can be used in many ways from julienned raw in salad, to large slices grilled as a side dish. It is a biennial flowering in the second year. So if you want seeds, leave a few in the ground to over winter. Fennel seeds are used in Italian sausage.
100 seeds for $1.00.

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Garlic, Bulbils ‘Nia~wanda Park’ Z5 probably lower GarBul
A long time ago, Gary found a large stand of hard neck rocambole garlic growing along the Niagara River in Nia~wanda Park. Though I have purchased other garlic, this became our staple variety. It is exceptionally hardy, long storing for a hardneck and is tasty too. The Niagara region was inundated with immigrants from Italy, Poland, and Germany about 100 years ago. I’m figuring the garlic was an escapee from someone’s garden. Though I’ve grown quite a few garlics, none have been a match, but there are a lot of strain of garlic out there! When first pulled from the soil, the outer wrapper has some purple striping, but it will fade with drying and become white. The inner clove wrappers keep the darker coloration. The variety is quite hardy, being I once left a bulb out on the back driveway all winter. It all sprouted in the spring.
Growing garlic from bulbils is very economical as you get lots more to start, but of course take more patience. The bulbs will take 2 years to develop into decent size bulbs. You can of course harvest some after a year to get a taste. They do taste great, but are smaller than if you let them go another year. 2 heads of Bulbils for $1.50.




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garlicrocamboleGarlic, Rocambole Type  Z5 probably lower garRoc
This is a no cultivar name of rocambole garlic from J. Giannicchi here in WNY. He was nice enough to sell me some of his garlic for sale. It is a good look one as you can see by the photo, white with some purple striping.. Rocambole types are normally very hardy to Z3 so those of you with really cold winters would like this one.
2 heads of cloves for $2.50.Limit FOUR per customer.




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garlicvietnamesepurpleGarlic ‘Vietnamese Purple’ Z5 probably lower garVPu
This beautiful hardneck garlic grown by J. Giannicchi won the blue ribbon at this year’s (2014) Erie County, NY Fair, and I think you can see why. The purple striping is very attractive. He originally got this variety from a farm in NY so it definitely is hardy, but how hardy I do not know for sure. 2 heads of cloves for $3.00. Limit FOUR per customer.




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Helianthus annuus (SUNFLOWER) ‘Grey Stripe’ SunGre
If you want to grow an impressive sunflower in both height(8-12′) and flower head size( up to 20″), this is it! This classic yellow heirloom variety seems to come with a few names. Either Large, Giant, or Mammoth precede Grey Stripe. I’m not sure which is correct so I’ll let it stay as Grey Stripe. It is a great sunflower for its very large gray striped seeds which make for easy eating for you or the birds. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Helianthus annus (SUNFLOWER) ‘Black Russian’ SunBRus
This is another one to impress as it is an exceptionally tall cultivar, to 15′! The flowers are a couple feet in diameter. The central seed disk part of the flower is quite large and is surrounded by shorter yellow petals where as ‘Grey Stripe’ has a bit longer petal to disk ratio. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. The seeds are large, grey and white striped with a few solid black ones here and there. 75 seeds for $1.25.




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Helianthus annus (SUNFLOWER) ‘Mammoth Russian’ SunMamR
This is another large headed yellow sunflower. It is a popular old variety. The flowers grow to a foot or more in diameter It averages about 6′ in height, but can grow to 10′. The seeds are long and white, edible, and great for the birds. 75 seeds for $1.00.
Sorry, now out of stock until Fall 2014.
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Other Helianthus (Sunflower) varieties that are grown as ornamentals can be found on the Buy Annuals page.
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Hyssop (Hyssopus officinalis) Z3 Hyssop
I have to be honest. I’m not sure what are the best uses for this plant besides the garden. They have beautifully colored blue flower spikes, and I like them just for that. The plants grow to about 2′ tall and are drought tolerant. They are evergreen in milder climates, but I don’t know the cut off temp for that. (If someone knows, send me a note.) Full Sun. 100 seeds for $1.00.

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KEY LIME is located on the Buy ANNUAL Flowers Page.
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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis) Z4 Melisa
This lemony member of the mint family is very easy to grow. Some say too easy; it will spread like mint. So be forewarned pot culture may be best. Melissa is well known for the tasty tea it makes. It has many uses. 75 seeds for $1.00.

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Lemon Mint/Lemon Balm (Monarda citriodora) monard
This annual member of the bee balm mint family has lavender flowers and grows up to 3′. The leaves smell of lemon and are often used in teas. Besides the herb garden, it is also great for the butterfly garden. Native American. Full Sun. 100+ seeds for $1.




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Lemon Grass, East Indian (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) Z11 lemGra
Lemon grass smells fantastic. It is used in many Asian dishes, but is also excellent in tea. Besides its culinary uses,it is also a mosquito repellent. It is easy to grow in pots and overwinter inside. The photo of Gary with giant rosemary plant(amazing isn’t it!) and lemon grass in front is the only pic I have. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Lettuce ‘Amish Deer Tongue’ (Lactuca sativa) letADT
This heirloom green leaf lettuce gets its name from the shape of it leaves. They are an elongated triangle similar to a tongue, very neat looking. It is slow to bolt. To see a nice pic Click Here. 300+ seeds for $1.25.

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lettuceblackseededLettuce ‘Black Seeded Simpson’ letBBS
This a very popular old leaf lettuce. It is the first lettuce I ever grew. The leaves are a bright green and have curled edges. They have a sweet mild flavor. 300+ seeds for $1.25.

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Lettuce ‘Buttercrunch letBut
This is a popular Boston/bibb type lettuce that was developed at Cornell. It has a mild sweet flavor. It is slow to bolt. 300 seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Cimmaron’ letCim
This is an oldie but as goodie dating beck to the 18th century. It is a bronzy red romaine (cos) lettuce. It is also slow to bolt. 300+ seeds for $1.25.

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Lettuce ‘CocardeletCoc
This is a French oak leaf type lettuce. It is green with a bronzy red overlay. It is good for baby lettuce, but also for full sized salad too. 300 seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Freckles’ aka ‘Forellenschluss’ aka ‘Speckled Trout’ letFrec
This heirloom romaine(cos) type lettuce is green splashed(freckled) with red. It is very attractive and looks nice in spring planters. It is also a good baby lettuce. I was reading my copy of the cookbook ‘American Cookery ‘ from 1798. It has a listing on what vegetables to buy/grow, and I found this opinion from the author “the purple spotted leaf is generally the tenderest, and free from bitter.” 300+ seeds for $1.25.





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Lettuce ‘Ice Queen’ aka ‘Reine des GlacesletIceQ
This old iceburg/crisphead type lettuce has cool looking outer leaves that are very fringed. It is purportedly slow bolting and easier to grow than other iceburg types. 300+ seeds for $1.25.

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Lettuce ‘Hanson Improved letHIm
This is another heirloom iceburg/crisphead lettuce. It has curly outer leaves. It is also said to be an easier to grow iceburg type.  Also, please note these types grown in the home garden are more nutritious than the store bought ones as you are eating all of the green not just the inner part that is sold in a store. 300+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Little Gem’ letLGem
This variety is a compact Boston (Butterhead) type. It only gets about 5″ in diameter. It is good for those with limited space or for growing in pots. 300+ seeds for $1.25.

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Lettuce ‘Lolla Rossa Darkness’ letLRD
This is a great looking very frilly deep dark red variety. Reported to be slow to bolt. Sometimes the name is listed as Lolla Rossa Dark. 300+ seed for $1.25.




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lettucemeveilleLettuce ‘Merveille de Quatre Saisons’ letMDQS
This old French variety name translates to Marvel of Four Seasons. Though that is probably false advertising for many areas of the country, it still does well longer than many other cultivars. It is a a red tipped green butterhead type. 300+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Parris Island Cos’
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From about 1950, this green romaine type lettuce isn’t old enough to be considered a heirloom yet, but with its strong fan base, I’m sure it will be around a long time. It is nice and crispy with sweet white hearts. 300 for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Oakleaf’ letOak
This heirloom lettuce has been around since before the mid 1800′s. It a looseleaf cutting type with leaves that do bear a strong resemblance to oak leaves. 300+ seeds for $1.25.

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Lettuce ‘Red Salad Bowl letRSB
This is a popular red leaf lettuce with leaves that are deeply lobed and very ruffly. Cooler weather makes the red more intense. 300 seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Rouge D’Hiver‘ aka ‘Red Winter’ letRDH
This maroon leaved romaine (cos) lettuce is a French heirloom. It has been around since at least 1863 as it is listed in Field and Garden Vegetables of America of that year. Well known for cold hardiness, it is good to start early or grow late in the season. 300+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce ‘Tango’ letTan
This is a super frilly green leaf lettuce often seen in specialty mixes. It almost looks like Frisee. It is very crisp and hold its crispness well. 300+ seeds for $1.25.




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Lettuce, Mild Gourmet Mix letMGMix
A terrific assortment of leaf lettuces, red and green. Grow for field greens or larger loose leaf heads of lettuce. Photo of this mix courtesy of customer Lindsey B. H. 500+ seeds for $1.50.




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Lettuce, Spicy Gourmet Mix letSGMix
The same great assortment of leaf lettuces as the Mild Gourmet Mix with the addition of greens like Arugula, Mizuna, Mustard, and Tatsoi for a spicier flavor. Photo is courtesy of customer Rae C. of TX. 500+ seeds for $1.50.



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Lovage (Levisticum officinale) Z3 Lovage
Lovage is a perennial herb with leaves that can be used for celery flavor in soup, stew, or anything that calls for celery. The seed can also be used. It is easy to grow, and it can grow! Don’t be fooled its first or second year when it is only a few feet high. It can grow up to 9′ when it blooms. I would say mine is just about that. Of course, you can keep it trimmed to about 3′ without blooms. Full sun to part shade. Winter Sow or plant seed in the garden in early spring. 100 seeds for $1.00.

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Mache, Big Seeded aka Grosse Graines Mache (Corn Salad) Valerianella locusta mache
Mache is a green popular in France more so than the US. It spoon shaped and plain green. It often eaten raw in salad mixes, but it can also be cooed and used like baby spinach. Like lettuce, mache is know to perform well in cool weather, but this variety of mache does better with heat than other varieties.
100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Marigold, Sweet Mace aka Mexican Mint Marigold, Spanish Tarragon (Tagetes lucida) MariSM
This marigold is often used for cooking and teas since the foliage has a licorice scented (as opposed to the normal scent that I’m not too fond of.) It is often used as a Tarragon substitute down south where tarragon does not grow as well. It grows to about 2 feet tall or so and is topped with single golden flowers late in the season. To see pics on Dave’s Garden, Click Here. 75 seeds for $1.25.
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Other MARIGOLDS are located on the Buy ANNUALS L-Z page.
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Marjoram aka Sweet Marjoram (Origanum majorana) Z9 Marj
Marjoram is related to Oregano and you can tell when eating it that they are similar. It is not hardy in zone 6. I’m not sure what zone it is hardy to. I see conflicting reports. I think some people are growing regular oregano and think they have marjoram. Marjoram has white flowers. I do have to say from experience that though marjoram is not hardy, it you grow it in pots and don’t bring it inside for winter, the plants will reseed in the pot, and you will have new plants the following year. This is the herb added to make fresh Polish sausage.
100 seeds for $1.00.

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAMint, SPEARMINT (Mentha spicata) Z4 smint
This is my favorite mint. I have always preferred the flavor over regular mint. Mints are very easy to grow herbs, a little bit too easy maybe as they spread over their neighbors like weeds. For that reason, I keep my mints in pots. Another thing that can be done it to grow them in a spot where they cannot spread to far like between a house and a side walk as my friend has done. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Mitsuba aka Japanese Parsley (Cryptotaenia japonica) Z5(maybe 4) mitsub
This is a popular Japanese herb that looks like parsley though it is not closely related. It grows best in part shade. The leaves are added at the end of cooking like as a garnish in miso soup or added to uncooked foods like salad.  It is a biennial so it must be overwintered to save seeds. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Mizuna (Brassica rapa japonica) Mizuna
Mizuna is an Asian type of mustard. You will often see it in field green mixes. It is easy to spot with its jagged looking leaf. It is tasty with a mild spicy flavor. It is easy to grow in cooler weather just like lettuce.
100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Mizuna ‘Red Steaked mizRed
I grew this variety, and wasn’t too impressed with the redness. It is more prominent in cooler weather; it disappears as the weather warms. But I know many of you would probably like to give this one a try, and I know plants definitely perform better/differently in other areas so I’m offering it. 100+ seeds for $1.25.




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Mustard ‘Tokyo Bekana (Brassica juncea) musToB
This is a mild green that is mostly used when young in salad mixes. They do seem sort of like lettuce but thicker like escarole is to regular lettuce. It is light green with a green mid rib. When larger, it can be used in stir fries. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




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komatsuna1Mustard Spinach aka KOMATSUNA aka Tendergreen Mustard (Brassica rapa var. perviridis) Komats
This Japanese green is used raw in salad and cooking in stir frys. Though in the Brassica family, it has the look and texture of a spinach hence the common name Mustard Spinach. It is a very quick to grow crop. In little over a month you can harvest. If you let it grow longer, it will get stronger and spicier flavored. It does best with spring and fall planting. 100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Nasturtium ‘Alaska Mix’ (Tropaeolum majus) NastAM
Also pictured at the very top of this page, this variety is quite attractive. The leaves are marbled green and white and are very tasty to mix in to a salad. They have a strong peppery flavor akin to watercress or arugula. The flower color varies from cream through to red. This variety is a short mounding type good for in the ground or pot. Nasturtiums don’t like summer heat. I’ve found growing them in the part shade works well during the hot months. 30+ seeds for $1.50.

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Nasturtium ‘Cherry Rose’ (Tropaeolum majus) NastCR
This is the nasturtium for those of you who want a pinky hue instead of the normal tomato red that these flowers have. Growing to about 12″ with green leaves, they are good for the pot or border edge. 30 seeds for $1.50.
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Nasturtium ‘Empress of India’
(Tropaeolum majus)NastEOI
This variety has deep red flowers and solid blue-green leaves. Spreading up to 2′ it is a great variety for hanging baskets or planters. 30 seeds for $1.50.

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Nasturtium ‘Glorious Gleam Mix’ NastGGM
This is a trailing variety to almost 3′. The flowers are yellow, orange and red, and the leaves are medium-green. 30 seeds for $1.50.

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Nasturtium ‘Jewel Mix’ (Tropaeolum majus) NastJM
This mix contains semi-double flowers in shades from pale yellow to orange to deep red. Plants average 1-1 1/2 feet. 30 seeds for $1.50.




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Nasturtium ‘Moonlight NastMoo
This vining (to 6′) nasturtium has light yellow blooms. It is very pretty and looks great in tall planters or hanging baskets.
30 seeds for $1.75.
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Nasturtium ‘Peach Melba’ NastPM
This pretty pastel variety has creamy yellow flowers with red splotches at their throats. It grows to about 10″. 30 seeds for $1.50

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Onion, Bunching, Green (Allium fistulosum) oniGrB
This is a bunching/spring/scallion/green onion type. As you can see there are a lot of common names for this type. It all depends on where you grew up or what nationality your family is. Scallions(as I call them) are easy to grow. You can plant pretty much any time(maybe not in the high heat of summer down south?) during the growing season and harvest them about 2 months later. 200+ seeds for $1.50.
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Onion, Bunching, Red (Allium fistulosum) oniReB
This is the same as the green above, but with red bottoms instead of white. 200+ onions for $1.50.




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Onion ‘Ishikura Improved (Allium fistulosum) oniIsI
This is a nice looking bunching onion/scallion for cool weather. It is recommended to summer summer through fall for northern areas and winter sowing is recommended for the southern areas. It is a popular variety in Japan. Treated with Thiram. 200 seeds for $1.75.




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Onion ‘Crystal White Wax‘  (Allium cepa) oniCWW
This a pearl/cocktail onion. It can be spring sowed with peas and then can be harvest with them if that is a dish that you like to make. Or you can grow them any time to make martinis!  200 seeds for $1.75.




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Onion ‘Flat of Italy’ aka Piatta d’Italia (Allium cepa) oniFItaly
This variety is an old heirloom intermediate to long day variety. Intermediate day onions grow well in most of the country. Flat of Italy is a red cippolini type onion. They do not grow overly large, up to 3″ wide and 1″ tall. They are good for fresh eating and also make nice pickled onions. Cippolini types are not storage onions. 200+ seed for $1.50.

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Onion ‘Long Red of Florence’ aka Rossa Lunga di Firenze oniLRoF
This is an Italian heirloom with bulbs that are red and elongated. It is a long day type. From what I read, this variety can be grown down south by planting in the fall. (If you’re got experience with this let me know.) 200+ seeds for $1.50.

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Onion ‘Walla Walla (Allium cepa) oniWaW
This is a long day onion suited to the northern half of the country. Walla Wallas are a large sweet onion, and in being sweet, they are not a storage onion, but I’m sure you’ll have no problem using them up. 200 seeds for $1.50.




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Onion ‘Welsh Bunching‘ (Allium fistulosum) Z3 oniWBu
This is a perennial type bunching onion. The stems are used like scallions. It does not develop fat bulbs. Though named Welch, they are actually from Asia. 200 seeds for $1.50.




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Onion ‘Red Welsh Bunching’ oniRWB
This is the red stemmed version of the perennial bunching onion. 200 seeds for $2.00.




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Oregano, Greek (Origanum Heracleoticum) Z5 oreGr
This oregano smells great. This variety has white flowers and is not as rampant a grower as the more common pink flowered Italian oregano. Though I’m Italian, I confess to liking this variety better. Full sun. Perennial.100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Pansy ‘Swiss Giant Mix’ can be found on the Buy Annuals Page.
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Papalo aka Summer Cilantro (Porophyllum ruderale) papal
I grew this this past year (2012,) and I was very pleased with it. The spoon shaped leaves added to tacos, etc. made them taste very authentic of Mexico. The chopped leaves should be added to uncooked dishes or right before eating cooked items as it looses its flavor when cooked. Papalo is a plant in the aster family and grows tall to about 5′ and will get tall even even in pots. It is good for hot summer climates as it does not bolt. In fact it will not flower or make seeds in short season climates. A few other names this herb goes by are Papaloquelite and Bolivian Coriander. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Parsley, Flat Leaf ‘Italian Dark Green’ (Petroselinum crispum) Z5?ParsIDG
This is a staple variety of parsley. Known for its stronger flavor, it is preferred for cooking. I consider curly leaf parsley just a plate garnish. It is grown as an annual herb, but it can be over wintered here in zone 6 for seeds the following year. I’ve found conflicting info on how hardy it is. If you live in a colder place and overwinter it, let me know. Full Sun. Biennial. 100 seeds for $1.00.




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Perilla frutescens, Green Leaved (GREEN SHISO aka Beefsteak Plant) perill
By customer request~ The green variety is the type used in Asian cooking as the leaves are more flavorful than the red/purple varieties though those seem  to be more readily available to gardeners. Perilla is in the mint family and as with most members of the mint family is very easy to grow. 50 seeds for $1.00.




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RED ORACH see Atriplex hortensis rubra ‘Red Plume’ towards the top of the page.
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Rumex sanguineus (RED VEINED SORREL aka BLOODY DOCK) Z5(maybe 4) rumex
This is a very pretty edible perennial with its red veins. The young leaves can be used in salad. They have a lemony type flavor. The plants need normal to wet soil. They don’t seem to do as well in drier areas. So if you have an area that gets too wet for other plants, this would be an attractive choice for that spot. In late summer , the plants send up flower stalks with insignificant flowers and set seed.  25 seeds for $1.00.




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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASage, Culinary (Salvia officinalis) Z5Sage
I’ve been growing sage for a long time. It is easy to start from seed. Like many salvias, it needs good drainage to overwinter. My favorite use of the leaves is to place them under the skin of a roasting chicken before cooking. Photo courtesy of a generous customer. 75+ seeds for $1.00.

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Clary Sage (Salvia sclarea) Z5 sagCla
This salvia has been used as an healing herb for a long time. Many now grow it just as an ornamental. It is pretty in flower. It grows about 3′ tall. Biennial. Full sun. 50 seeds for $1.25.




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Salad Burnet (Sanguisorba minor) Z4 sangui
This herb is not a well known as some others, but it is well loved by many who grow it. The leaves taste like cucumber so they are perfect when you want that flavor but don’t want to add a cucumber like in a drink or you don’t have cucumbers available to use. The plants are very hardy so this is a good one for northern growers. Only younger fresh leaves should be used as it doesn’t dry well, and older leaves may be too strong. 50 seeds for $1.00.



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Savory, Summer (Satureja Hortensis) savory
Savory is an attractive herb with deep green small thin leaves. It is used as a seasoning for many meat dishes, but it is also know as a seasoning for beans. Summer savory is an annual. There is also a winter hardy savory(Satureja montana.) They are similar in flavor. The winter is bolder.
100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Scutellaria lateriflora (Mad Dog Skullcap) Z5? scutL
This plant has small blue flowers that grow laterally on the stems. It is not very showy. Its strength is in its medicinal uses. Perennial. Native to N. America. Seeds need to be Winter Sown or Cold Stratified to germinate. 50 seeds for $1.
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Spilanthes oleracea (TOOTHACHE Plant aka Eyeball Plant) aka Acmella oleracea Z9 spilan
This is an odd little plant with blooms that look like yellow and brown eyeballs. The name toothache plant comes from the numbing properties the leaves have when chewed. It is easy to grow and does well in small pots. 50 seeds for $1.50.




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Tarragon, Russian (Artemisia dracunculus subsp. dracunculoides) Z3 Tarr
Russian tarragon is easy to start from seed and is very winter hardy. It does not have as strong of a flavor as French Tarragon. French Tarragon(Artemisia dracunculus var. sativa) is not grown from seed. Cuttings or root divisions must taken to start new plants. Russian Tarragon plants grow to about 3 feet tall.
100 seeds for $1.00.

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Tatsoi (Brassica rapa, narinosa group)Tatsoi
This Asian green is often found in field greens mixes. It has small round dark green leaves with a prominent white mid rib. It has a mild mustard flavor. Besides salads it can be added to other dishes like stir frys. It is easy to grow in cooler weather. I personally like to sprinkle the seeds in pots while it is still early spring and very cold out. They will sprout and grow not long after the temps rise above freezing.
100+ seeds for $1.00.

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Thyme, Common (aka English Thyme) Thymus vulgaris Z4-Z8 thyme
This is an easy to grow herb in full sun. It has white to light pink flowers in late spring. I used thyme often in cooking so it is a good one to have if you like to cook. It is also easy to dry and have over the winter. 100+ seeds for $1.00.




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Thyme, Creeping (Thymus serpyllum) Z5 thyCre
This species of thyme is a ground hugger. Mine has never gone over a few inches high. It spreads, but not invasively like some ground covers can. It has light purple flowers. 50 seeds for $1.00.




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Tragopogon porrifolius (Oyster Plant aka Purple Salsify) Z4? Tragop
This unusual vegetable is grown for its long white roots that many say taste of oyster. I’ve grown them for a few years, but I’ve never eaten the roots so I can’t comment. I’ve grown them in my flower beds. I like the purple flowers that appear on 3′ stalks in their second year. They are a biennial related to sunflowers. I originally winter sowed the seeds which worked quite well. Otherwise plant in the garden in early spring. 75 seeds for $1.00.

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Valeriana officinalis Z4 Valeri
I love this perennial herb. Valerian smells like vanilla when in bloom, and the scent really carries through the garden. It blooms in late spring here. So when I’m out getting the tomato garden ready for planting, I am enjoying the scent. The plants grow to about 4′ or so in full sun to part shade. The white cluster flower heads get more impressive in size after the plant has grown a few years. 50 seeds for $1.75.
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5 Comments

  • Donnisha says:

    Just wondering if you could share some planting tips for this seed, Garlic, Bulbils ‘Nia~wanda Park’ GarBul?
    Thanks

  • remy says:

    Hi Donnisha,
    All they need is good soil in full sun and you are good to go. Plant each little bulbil with enough space for full bulbs to develop. Depth wise, just a little under the soil is fine. They are so tough and want to grow, if you left them above the soil, they will still put down roots and grow. They truly are easy! To make bigger bulbs quicker, cut off the scapes before they make bulbils. Also cut off the bulbil if you don’t want garlic growing everywhere. Of course if you want to have even nmore garlic, let the bulbils form and then cut them to plant.
    Hope that helps,
    Remy

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  • Charity says:

    Just wanted to say thank you, so thank you!:)

  • remy says:

    Awe Thanks! : )
    Remy

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