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2014 catalog Welcome to ano t season of garde her ning joy!

Always non-GMO, and look for the heirloom designation throughout the catalog

We look forward to providing all y our garden and craft needs as we enter our 35th year. While we rema in committed to offering exceptional value and an extensive product selection, we are also pleased to introduce several changes to our catalog (s ymbols to identify Sun/Sha de preferences) a nd our new, more intuitive, w ebsite. We welco me all our gardening friends, both new and retu rning, to explore superseed for easier navigation and check out feat ures. This year bri ngs some exciting new seed varieties, (like the ancient super grain Quino a!), as well as an expanded line of soap ma king and craft off erings. We invite you, as a lways, to call us with any questions or com ments. Thank yo u for your continued suppo rt! And a specia l thank you to our amazing st aff, for all you do to make Pinetree a truly sp ecial place to wo rk! Happy Planting ! Melissa, Jef, an d Ellis

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Vegetable Seeds


Mini Belle Blend Item # 27304 on page 33

Petra Parsley Item # 542 on page 55

books The Smitten Kitchen Item # L284 on page 92

Garden Products Stack-A-Pot Item # H701 on page 106

Flower Seeds

Benary’s Giant Mix Zinnia Item # 69802 on page 80

Soapmaking Shown on pages 97-102

ABOUT OUR SEEDS AND OUR STANCE ON GMOs: All of our seeds are tested in house for high germination rates. Seeds are guaranteed for 90 days for replacement or refund. We do not now, nor have we ever carried any genetically modified seeds. We strongly believe that GMO seeds do not contribute to a sustainable agriculture model and we are committed to the ideals of sustainable agriculture and environmental stewardship. We are actively working to carry more organic and heirloom selections and appreciate your support.

Ellis enjoyi ng Sweet Lightning Squash. Item # 37 303 on page 4 2

Pinetree Garden Seeds is proud to have signed the Safe Seed Pledge.

The Safe Seed Pledge: We pledge that we do not knowingly buy, sell or trade genetically engineered seeds or plants. You can read our full policy on our website at Fungicides are commonly used in agriculture and can be useful, but they are generally of no value to home gardeners. We try to avoid them, however, once in a while we have no choice but to accept and use treated seed. If you can't use it just return the empty packet for a credit on your next order.

Gifts For Gardeners! See pages 125-126

The Y ea r Ro u nd So u rc e F o r Ho m e Ga rde ne rs

Table of contents Please Note: We have consolidated our Foreign Vegetables, Climbing & Vining, Container Plants, Houseplants, Everlastings & Grasses sections into their appropriate sections. They are now located under Vegetables, Annuals or Perennials. For a quick reference to find Foreign Vegetables see the index on page 51.

Vegetable Seeds

Artichoke ................................................... 3 Asparagus ................................................ 3 Beans..................................................... 4-7 Beets...................................................... 7-8 Broccoli .................................................. 8-9 Brussels Sprouts....................................... 9 Burdock Root ............................................ 9 Cabbage .............................................. 9-11 Carrots ............................................... 11-12 Cauliflower .............................................. 13 Celery ................................................ 13-14 Celeriac .................................................. 14 Chard ...................................................... 14 Corn ................................................... 15-16 Cucumber .......................................... 16-18 Eggplant............................................. 18-19 Fennel .................................................... 19 Gourds ............................................... 19-20 Greens (Collards, Arugula, Mustard, Asian, Radichios) ........................... 21-23 Jicama..................................................... 23 Kale.................................................... 23-24 Kohlrabi................................................... 24 Leeks ................................................. 24-25 Lentils...................................................... 25 Lettuce ............................................... 25-27 Melons ............................................... 27-29 Micro Greens .......................................... 59 Mushrooms ............................................. 60 Okra ........................................................ 29 Onions ............................................... 29-30 Pak Choi ................................................ 30 Parsley Root ........................................... 31 Parsnips .................................................. 31 Peanuts................................................... 25 Peas................................................... 31-32 Peppers ............................................. 32-35 Pumpkins ........................................... 35-36 Quinoa .................................................... 37 Radish................................................ 37-38 Rhubarb ................................................. 38 Rutabaga ................................................ 38 Shallots ....................................................38 Soybeans .................................................. 7 Spinach.............................................. 38-39 Summer Squash ................................ 40-41 Strawberries............................................ 44 Tomatillo.................................................. 49 Tomato ............................................... 44-49 Turnip ...................................................... 50 Watermelon.......................................... 50-1 Winter Squash ................................... 41-44

Herbs and Tobacco

Culinary Herbs ................................... 52-56 Dyeing Herbs ......................................... 57 Medicinal Herbs ................................ 56-57 Tobacco Seeds/Book .............................. 58

microgreens, Sprouts, mushrooms and grains

Microgreens ........................................... 59 Sprouting Seeds ..................................... 59 Mushrooms ............................................ 60 Grains / Cover Crops ............................. 61

flower Seeds

Annuals ............................................. 62-80 Flower Mixtures....................................... 86 Ornamental Grasses .............................. 73 Perennials ..........................................81-86 Gladiolus Bulbs ..................................86-87


Books................................................. 88-96 Flower Fairies ......................................... 88

Soapmaking and Body Care

Soapmaking Supplies & Books........ 97-102

garden products

Agro Floating Row Covers ................... 109 Animal Deterents ........................... 112-113 Bird & Bee Products ..............................113 Composting Products ........................... 107 Container Plant Items ................... 106-107 Fertilizers .............................................. 108 Gardening Gear ............................. 113-114 Greenhouses ........................................ 105 Grow Light System ............................... 104 Grow Tunnels ....................................... 110 Kitchen Gadjets ............................. 115-116 Landscape Fabric ................................. 109 Organic Insecticides, Pesticides & Fungicides ...................................... 111 Pet Products ......................................... 114 Plant and Garden Labels ..................... 104 Planters and Grow Bags ...................... 106 Planting Mediums ................................. 105 Plastic Mulches .................................... 109 Season Extenders ................................ 110 Seed Starting Supplies ......................... 103 Seed Starting Trays .............................. 104 Soil Amendments .......................... 108-109 Soil Testers ........................................... 108 Soil Treatments (Inoculant) ................... 105 Sprouters .............................................. 116 Trellis Netting and Plant Supports ........ 107 Weather Monitors ................................. 109 Weed Control Fabric ............................ 109 Worms .................................................. 107

spices and teas

Spices and Teas ................................... 117

A Special Thank You! For photos taken in-house by Amie Cohenour, Jef Wright and Jaci Nielson



Spring Bulbs, Tubers and Plants

Asparagus Roots ................................. 120 Blackberries ......................................... 123 Blueberries ........................................... 122 Echinacea ..................... Inside Back Cover Elderberry ........................ 121, Back Cover Fingerling Potatoes .............................. 119 Ferns ............................. Inside Back Cover Fig ........................................................ 121 Garlic Bulbs .......................................... 119 Gladiolus Bulbs ................................. 86-87 Grapes .................................................. 121 Hop Rhizomes ...................................... 120 Horseradish .......................................... 120 Hydrangea ............................... Back Cover Onion Plants ......................................... 119 Organic Potatoes ................................. 118 Potato Tubers ....................................... 118 Peonies ......................... Inside Back Cover Perennial Plants............. Inside Back Cover Raspberries........................................... 123 Rhubarb ............................................... 122 Strawberry Plants.................................. 121 Sweet Potato Plants.............................. 120 Wild Leeks (Ramps) ............................. 119

Gifts for gardeners

Gift Certificates .................................... 125 Gift Sets ........................................ 125-126


Coupons ................................................. 86 Clearance Items ............................ 122-124 Zone Map ............................................. 127

Cold Treating Seeds On some seed varieties, we mention that germination is aided by cold treating. Cold treatment simply involves placing the seeds in an air-tight container in the freezer for two to four weeks, simulating a winter’s exposure. When you remove them from the freezer, leave them in the container without opening it for several hours; this allows the seeds to slowly get back to room temperature before planting without condensation building up in the container.


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vegetable seeds

Vegetable Seeds Many years ago, Pinetree began as a vegetable seed company and this remains our primary focus. We spend the majority of our space and time in trials evaluating vegetable varieties. Since our focus is on home gardeners, we don’t worry about shipping or machine harvesting characteristics. We concentrate on flavor, space efficiency, beauty, and uniqueness. If you can’t find something you are looking for in the vegetable section please give us a call or send us an email and we’ll be happy to look for it, we may even already have it here.

Heirloom Seed Varieties Heirloom seeds are a wonderful addition to any garden. The plants have diverse characteristics, unique appearance, and superior flavor. Heirlooms have been saved for generations throughout the world and often have interesting stories behind them. Although opinions vary on how old a variety should be to qualify as heirloom, most consider seeds grown prior to 1950 as heirlooms. We’ve always carried heirloom varieties, but renewed interest in them has prompted us to highlight each variety with its date of introduction, if known. Open Pollinated- (Op) the seed produced from these plants will be genetically identical to the parent plant. Heirloom- Open pollinated seed varieties that have been passed down for generations through families or communities. Hybrid- (Hy) Has two different parents of the same species that have been selected for their certain traits in a controlled environment. The seed produced will not be genetically identical to the parent plants. Please note that hybrids are not geneticlly modified (GMO), simply bred to exhibit certain traits. Number of days listed after a varietal name refers to the length of time for each crop to reach maturity, based on our experience in our trial gardens here in Maine. For crops started indoors (e.g., tomatoes), calculations are made from day of transplanting into the garden. These “Days to Maturity” are most useful as relative indicators, to compare varieties within our catalog, and may not reflect the actual days to maturity you experience in your particular garden under different conditions. Our figures will be different from other seed vendors’ figures for the same reason

Artichokes PLANTING:

Indoors- 8 weeks before last frost 1/4” deep in 4” pots with soil temperatures 65-75 degrees. Before transplanting place outside for 10-12 days with temperature of 50 degrees (protected from frost) to induce early flowering. Transplant at 3-4 feet apart after danger of frost has past into rows amended with lots of compost or aged manure Harvest- just below the bud when they are firm and still closed Tips- Artichokes are heavy feeders so fertilize well from the early stages of growth.


Germ 10-18 days Heirloom 1863 For a century and a half this choke has been the standard variety in the west. It produces an abundance of “chokes” over a number of years given the right environmental factors. Plants are dark green, of medium height, and buds are an elongated oval with somewhat spiny scales. 25 seeds $1.50


Germ 10-18 days This hybrid artichoke was bred as an annual even in our northern climate. To force artichokes as an annual, germinate at warm temperatures and keep them warm until they produce their second set of leaves. Then move them to a cool place (above freezing) until set out in May. This tricks them into thinking they have gone through a winter and they will produce like a 2 year old plant. The flavor of fresh artichokes is superior to anything you will find in the store. 12 seeds $2.25


Germ 10-18 days Beautiful purple heads of artichokes look like flowers on these plants. Fruit is more elongated than the green globe type. There is some variation in the seed and the Italian supplier recommends removing any weedy looking seedlings before setting out, in order to get the best crop. Start indoors in late winter for a mid-summer crop even in Maine. In Italy, which is Zones 8-10, the plants are started in spring and transplanted in autumn. 20 seeds $1.50

Our seeds are available year round. Shop online 24 hours a day, 7 days a week! or call (207) 926-3400 ideal for containers

Please note: If hybrid isn’t indicated next to the varietal name, then you can assume it is an open-pollinated. Please refer to the first page for our anti-GMO policy.

Asparagus PLANTING:

Indoors- 12-14 weeks before last frost date. Soak seed for 24 hours before planting 1/2” deep with soil temperature 70-80 degrees. Patience is required as germination can take 2-6 weeks. Transplant out after frost danger has passed, 10-15” apart in a 4-6” trench. Fill in the trench as the seedlings grow. Outdoors- plant 1/2’ deep and 2-3” apart in late spring in rows or beds Harvest- ready for harvest in 3-4 years, may selectively pick a few spears during the third year. Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and 1 inch of water per week. Keep weeded as asparagus doesn’t compete well with weeds. Cut the fern- like growth to the ground when it becomes yellow and mulch with compost in fall.


Germ 10-30 days Heirloom - 1900 As late as 1869, seedsman Peter Henderson maintained that there were no separate varieties of asparagus and that differences were based on soil conditions. He later changed his mind. The Mary and Martha Washington varieties were developed around 1900 for greater disease resistance. From the 1930 DM Ferry seed catalog: “A vigorous growing and productive asparagus bred to resist the disease known as Asparagus Rust”. Mary is a selection from Martha and is earlier and more robust. Stalks are slightly oval and of fine quality. 25 seeds $1.50



1102. JADE (57 DAYS)


Outside- Bush type: 1” deep and 4-6” apart with soil temperatures above 60 degrees and after the last frost. Planting under 60 degrees results in poor germination. Pole type: Plant 1” deep and 3- 4” apart for trellis/pole growth. Drying type: 1” deep and 5-6” apart. Leave beans on the plant until the leaves are falling and pods are dry and withered Harvest- Before the seeds bulge and beans snap easily. Pick continually to prolong production. Tips- Water well during hot dry period and do not over fertilize which results in a surplus of foliage and low, delayed pod growth. Adding inoculant at planting time aids in a larger harvest and more robust plants. Plant seeds every 2-3 weeks for continual harvest throughout the summer.

Yellow Bush Beans Germ 4-10 days These plants produce very generous crops of straight 5 inch, butter-yellow stringless beans. It has a superb bean flavor with excellent canning and freezing qualities 150 seeds



Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1900 Pencil Pod is nicely rounded, slim, and elongated, hence the name. It is a heavy producer which yields over a long period. The flavor is sweet and juicy. The contrast of yellow pods and green leaves is an attractive feature in the midsummer garden, and of course you are less apt to miss them when picking. Seeds are black. 150 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days This Dutch wax bean is unique. It has very pretty purple stripes mottled over creamy yellow pods. Both the yield and the flavor of the flat, 5" long bean are remarkably good. The combination of the unusual appearance and excellent eating quality make for a delicious conversation piece. Few varieties in the catalog produce more compliments than this one. 75 seeds $1.75

1002. CARSON (52 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days A very elegant bean in appearance, Carson is a slim 5 1/2” inch bean with a lovely, creamy color and a pleasant, “beany” flavor. The vigorous plants produce heavy yields at an early date. Narrow pods dress up any dish with a splash of yellow. 150 seeds $1.75



Germ 4-10 days After a one year absence this popular wax bean is back in the catalog. The bright gold beans are held high on the plants for ease of picking. Yields are abundant to put it mildly. Pinetree cooks recommend that you try this variety parboiled and then fried with oil and garlic. 150 seeds $1.50

Germ 4-10 days This is a popular stringless bean in New England. It is reasonably early on plants that are quite compact. Size is 5-6 inches and yield is good. Disease resistance is a strong point. This is our bean of choice for making Dilly Beans. There are a number of strains of Provider, all good, but we think this one from an Idaho grower is the best. 150 seeds $1.75

1006. GOLD CROP (56 DAYS)

1201. MASAI (47 DAYS)

1003. INDY GOLD (56 DAYS)


Germ 4-10 days Like the gem it is named for, this exquisite bean is a lush green. The plants are strong and erect and typically do not need staking. Beans can be harvested at any point in development without sacrificing color or flavor. We always plant some Jade as an interesting counterpoint to the lighter shaded beans. 150 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Golden yellow beans are held high on an upright bush, this variety is sometimes called the wax bean for people who don’t like wax beans. Bountiful harvests of 5-7” pods make Gold Crop a must for the small garden. Cook in combination with green beans for a crisp attractive mid-summer meal. 150 seeds $1.75

Green Bush Beans


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1898 This is a very early and useful flat bean. The pods are about 6 inches long and borne over a relatively long period of time. Both foliage and beans are a lighter green in color than most others. We like to use this variety for those extra early summer harvests and also the late summer plantings. Excellent canner, freezing just OK. 150 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days Huge yields of bright green, crisp, 5” beans cover the erect plants. The white seeded bean has a very fresh flavor. Thought of as a remarkably thin bean when introduced, Slenderette is a very attractive bean for use in side dishes. While it is great for eating fresh, Slenderette is also ideal for freezing. 150 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Small plants produce huge yields of thin, smooth, flavorful beans. Plants are only a foot tall but are covered with 4 inch long beans, a couple dozen per plant. Several plants will provide a meal for two and due to the growth habit the harvest is quick and easy. The best bean we know of for container growing and a great choice for late summer planting. The fall yields appear to be almost as heavy as those we got in the summer. Reportedly Masai is now “the standard” bean in Europe. 150 seeds $1.95

1202. BLACK VALENTINE (49-55 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days

Heirloom pre-1850 This much sought after heirloom has bright green 6” pods containing black seeds. They are equally tasty as a fresh snap bean, or dried for winter use. 150 seeds


13. TENDERGREEN IMPROVED (53 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days

Heirloom 1922

A personal favorite, this variety has been popular for a long time. Round pods are 6 inches long. Yield is heavy and prolonged. Flavor and texture are excellent, particularly when picked at a modest size. Equally good for freezing or eating fresh. 150 seeds $1.50

1301. STRIKE (45 DAYS)

1302. BUSH BLUE LAKE 274 (53 DAYS)

French Beans 1107. Serengeti (55 days)

Germ 4-10 days An outstanding, high yielding fancy french filet bean. Long and lean, smooth medium green colored beans are 6 inches long on strong upright plants. Uniform and attractive pods make a great meal and present beautifully on a plate. 150 seeds $1.75



Germ 4-10 days This variety was introduced in 1962 and was considered quite a breakthrough as it combined the exceptional flavor of the renowned Blue Lake pole bean with a bush habit. Today, over 25% of bush green bean sales are this one variety. Why so popular? Flavor! Pods are six inches long and straight with small white seeds. Plants are 18 inches tall and yields are dependably heavy. 150 seeds $1.75

W120. LYNX - BUSH (53 DAYS)


Germ 4-10 days A full sized haricot vert, seven inches long. The thin, elegant green pods are borne in a concentrated set for ease of picking. A high yielding variety with a good, rich bean flavor. Back by popular demand. 100 seeds $1.95

Germ 4-10 days This bush Romanotype bean continues to be the best of its class year after year. The plants are compact, yield is early, abundant, and extends over a number of weeks. Beans are 6" long, a tad shorter than the pole types, and possess that incomparable Romano flavor. 100 seeds $1.50

1403. STRINGLESS GREEN POD (50 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days

Heirloom 1894

The 1930 Ferry catalog refers to this bean as primarily grown by market gardeners, but it is also a great choice for the home. Produces loads of meaty, juicy, and round 6”green beans that stay totally stringless and tender even at a large size. This is an excellent bean for canning, freezing, or market. 150 seeds $1.75

Overwhelmed with Beans? Visit our book section on page 96 for Storey’s Guide To Growing Organic Vegetables & Herbs For Market (L755).


Germ 4-10 days A filet type bean that is a bit shorter – 5 inches in length. Yields are heavy on the compact, 18” plants. The dark green beans are simply scrumptious. Blanched and fried in olive oil with a few nuts they are terrific. Stringless. 150 seeds $1.95


Pole Beans

The charm of Pole Beans is that high yields are possible from limited space and yields continue until frost.


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1877 This dual purpose bean can be used for either eating fresh or as a shell bean. A real heirloom, it came from a woman named Nancy Davis in Kentucky. Pods grow to 9 inches in length and yield is continuous. Picked young, they are among the tastiest green beans. 150 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days The All America Award Winner for 1991, it is the result of the breeding work of Dr. Calvin Lamborn who is also represented in these pages as the developer of Sugar Snap Peas. As the name attests, this bean combines the positive characteristics of Kentucky Wonder and Blue Lake beans in a symbiosis wherein the child is an improvement upon both parents. The vigorous vines produce an abundance of exceptionally flavorful nearly straight, stringless pods. Beans are best harvested at the 7inch size. 150 seeds $1.95

ideal for containers

Germ 4-10 days The abundant harvest of Kentucky Wonder beans in a wax bean. These golden colored stringless beans really stand out from the vines for ease of picking and have that same great flavor. 150 seeds $1.75

1503. STATE 1/2 RUNNER (60 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1800’s To stake or not to stake – that is the question for State. By definition half runner beans are halfway between bush and pole types. Vines grow to 3 feet and will climb but staking is not essential. Beans are relatively short – 4”– but yields are heavy and last over a long period. Flavor is very beany and not to be missed. 150 seeds $1.75

16. ROMANO (64 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days A wide, flat bean with a unique flavor we find pleasing. In our tests, a total yield of twenty-plus pounds was recorded from a plant that occupied only three square feet on a seven foot trellis. Yield is continuous from mid-summer until the first frost. Pick when young. 100 seeds $1.75

1602. RATTLESNAKE (65 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days Heirloom A very flavorful pole bean that has been popular in the west for some time. The vigorous vines will yield for the entire season as long as you keep them picked. Beans are quite long, 8-10" and the color is an attractive green with purple stripes. This one was a favorite in our taste trials. 75 seeds


1603. MCCASLAN (62 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days

Heirloom 1920’s

Listed in the 1930 DM Ferry catalog as, “a white seeded pole bean of recent introduction”. A vigorous and productive variety. The pods are about 8” in length, slightly flattened, fleshy, and delicious. 75 seeds $1.75

Looking for Bean Inoculant?

See page 105 in our garden products section for Nature’s Aid Inoculant (H120 and H121) and increase your yields!


vegetable seeds

Germ 4-10 days Strike is a heavy yielding 5 inch bean with great flavor. While it is very popular with commercial growers it is also ideal for home gardeners because of its earliness, its productivity, its flavor, and the fact that plants yield over a remarkably long period of time. 150 seeds $1.75

French Pole W128. EMERITE-POLE (58 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Very early and productive pole bean that can be harvested at the 5” size for excellent filet-type beans. If allowed to grow longer (7-8”), these stringless, round, very thin green beans are superior to all other pole beans for practically any use. If they are kept picked, they will produce over a long period. A heavy yielder with a fine, fresh bean flavor. 30 seeds $1.75

1504. FORTEX (60 days)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom It is finally here! Many of you asked us to offer this variety in our catalog and we now know why, it is an extraordinary French filet bean. Growing to over 10 inches long the delicious round pods have a pronounced nutty bean flavor that can be harvested at any size, small and slender or large and plump. The yields are impressive and long lasting, keeping you picking to the end of the season. To all those customers who suggested we carry this bean, thank you! 30 seeds $1.95

Italian Beans


Germ 4-10 days This bean is from our Italian supplier, Fratelli Ingegnoli, and what the brothers sent us is far superior to any purple bean we have grown before. The vines emerged early and soon overran not just their trellis, but also the adjacent rows of corn. The light purple blossoms were very ornamental and soon turned into literally thousands of dark purple beans. We prefer these harvested young, but even when they get to the 8 inch stage they remain tender. They turn green when cooked and the nutty sweet flavor is great. Expect at least a 10 week harvest. 50 seeds $1.95


Germ 4-10 days As with all the Italian rampicante (pole) beans, yields are just overwhelming. Beans are a bright yellow and flattened as you would expect but larger than a typical Romano type. Flavor is great, an Italian classic. 60 seeds $1.95


Fava Bean W228. WINDSOR (BUSH) (75 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Good choice for the North because it can be planted in cool soil, the Fava produces an erect 2-3 foot stalk and bean pods form from white and black flowers along its length. Pods can be as long as 10" and beans are large, like an elongated penny. If planted early, harvest will begin in July and last until a frost. Can be planted close, 9 per square foot. We use them like limas. 30-40 seeds due to their size $1.50

Lima Beans


Germ 7-18 days Heirloom 1889 The most common bush Lima, this is also the earliest and most prolific. It requires more space than bush green beans, but is still remarkably compact. Yield is continuous until frost. Pods and beans are relatively small. Can be dried as well as shelled. 100 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-18 days A pole lima bean in a new color scheme, Speckled Calico features large red and white beans, about the size of a quarter. The delicious buttery flavor is retained after freezing, so you’ll want a large crop of this one. 50 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-18 days Heirloom 1883 Bred as an improvement for both earliness and size. The vigorous climber has 4-6 quite large, creamy limas per pod. Produces over a long period—until frost. The 1936 James Vicks catalog states, “this standard pole bean is as popular as ever today”. Even then it was considered an old timer. 30 seeds $1.75

Purple Bush Beans


Germ 4-10 days In our trial, the purple beans are all among the earliest and heaviest yielders. Royal Burgundy emerges very well under cool conditions with strong, tall, purple-stemmed plants producing an abundance of pretty, light lavender flowers and clusters of round, straight 6” beans. Eaten raw, they are a dark midnight purple, very juicy and crunchy with great flavor. They acquire a deep green color when cooked, much more dramatic than that of most green varieties 150 seeds $1.50


Dried Beans 26. KING OF THE EARLY (86 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom This seed is grown here in Maine by Tony Neves of the Freedom Bean Seed Co. A lovely, grainy red baking bean, “King” ripens early and then expands to several times its original size when soaked. Yields are heavy and make a great traditional bean pot bean. The flavor is very pronounced, a taste you will remember. 100 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom - Ancient This is the most popular traditional soup and baking bean here in Maine. What Saturday night Bean Supper would be complete without Jacob’s Cattle and its remarkable effects on the digestive tract? Also known as Trout or Dalmatian bean, it is one of the earliest beans to dry even in our too short summers. An attractive combination of white and a deep maroon, it can also be used earlier as a shell bean. Similar in appearance to a Native American bean called Anasazi. Bush type. Grown in Maine. 75 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1700’s Perhaps the most attractive of all dried beans, this variety is also an excellent shell bean. A beloved heirloom in New England since the eighteenth century, the cranberryred beans is used in soups, for baking, and in a variety of other delicious ways. Semibush type. Grown in Maine. 50 seeds $1.95

2801. COCO NOIR (75 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days No, this one is not named after Le Bon Chien du Chocolat – the company dog. Also known as Starazagorski. Well defined bushes are about 18 inches tall with the maturation of the beans beginning on about the 70th day after planting – relatively early for a shell bean. Pods are about 5 inches long presenting large black beans when mature. Tolerates heat well, nice flavor. 100 seeds $1.75 See page 125 for our Baked Beans Gift Set (PG17)

Germ 4-10 days Grown in Maine by Tony Neves, Marfax has a rich history as a logging camp, bean hole type bean. Seeds are a brownish tan and do very well in the cool climate of the Northeast. Bean suppers still abound here in Maine and many of the old traditions seem to be making a comeback. Why not try a few pots of baked beans in the old enamel pot with molasses and bacon like my mother and perhaps yours did decades ago? 150 seeds $1.75

Asian Beans


Germ 4-10 days EDAMAME TYPE The literal translation of edamame is simply beans on a branch but the term is generally used for the Soybeans that are to be eaten fresh rather than processed. Envy is the earliest of these. The two-foot tall plants produce a very heavy yield of bright green beans which can be either shelled or dried. This variety was developed by one of my horticultural idols, E. M. Meader of the University of New Hampshire. The professor spent quite a bit of time in Asia early in his career. 75 seeds $1.95

W414. YARD LONG (90 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days Heirloom

Also known as asparagus bean, the longest we got were close to 2 feet. 4 foot vines are very heavy and need a strong support. Pretty pink flowers, like a small sweet pea, produce the long very slender beans. Taste splits the difference between the flavor of a bean and that of asparagus. Best picked at about a foot in length for tenderness. 90 seeds $1.75

W415. YARD LONG – RED NOODLE (85 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days Heirloom The red seeds produce high yields of 16-20 inch long burgundy colored beans that turn green when cooked. Red Noodle has a very pleasant sweet flavor. 50 seeds

vegetable seeds


29. MARFAX (83 DAYS)


Indoors– 1/2” deep, 4-6 weeks before the last heavy frost. Sow into individual cells, transplant out as soon as possible (when first true leaves appear.) 3” apart in early spring, as soon as soil can be worked. Outdoors- Early spring 1/2” deep 1-2” apart with soil temperatures at 50 degrees. Soaking seed overnight aids in germination. Thin seedlings to 3-4” apart. Harvest- Begin picking at 1” for baby beets and up to 3” across for the most tender and best tasting. For best storage cut off the greens 2” above the top of the beet. Tip- Use the thinning’s for beet greens or plant a heavily seeded row for baby beet greens. Sow every 2 weeks for a continuous harvest


Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1880 These beets are shaped more like a fat carrot or a thin rutabaga than a traditional beet, 6 to 8 inches long and 1 1/2 to 2 inches in diameter. The dark red roots taste great and are ideal for slicing, either fresh or for pickling. 300 seeds $1.50

32. EARLY WONDER (50 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1911 Somewhat earlier than the other full-sized beets. The tops are medium to tall and excellent for greens. Root is globular with a relatively small taproot. Dark red color and good flavor. 300 seeds $1.25

3201. BOLTARDY (46 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1892 Has been the leading crop beet for the last 20 years, but has been grown for over 100 years. The crimson of the flesh also shows in the leaves. Large, smooth roots are produced, but it is also good for greens at an earlier stage. Freezes and cans well, with exceptional flavor. 300 seeds $1.25

Germ 5-10 days This beet originated in Holland and is now one of the most popular beets in England. It is ideal for early sowing because, as the name implies it does not bolt. Color is very strong – it is thought of as a “high-pigment” beet. Size approaches that of a tennis ball and the sweet, beet flavor is superb. 300 seeds

3101. Sugar Beet (100 days)




Germ 5-10 days These large gangly roots produce a natural source of sugar. The roots are very sweet and can be used fresh to add sweetness to dishes or with some research in processing and recipes, made into sugar, syrup, molasses, and wine. They are fun to grow and you will be pleasantly surprise when you try a bite of one. 100 seeds $1.75

490. BULLS BLOOD (50 days)

Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1840's Brilliant, red burgundy leaves are visually appealing in the garden and on the plate. Sliced open ,the roots showcase deep red and white concentric rings. The great tasting leaves are excellent as greens or as an attractive contrasting addition to salad mixes. Uproot the beets when they are 2-3 inches for tender, sweet , and delicious roots. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1880 This heirloom beet originated in Germany and is reputed to be the most widely grown beet in the world. The large, flattened beets are grown primarily above the soil but the skins don’t get the toughness of the upper portions of some beets. Beets are very sweet and early without any “earthy” taste. 300 seeds $1.50

34. GOLDEN (55 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1828 The 3 inch, round, golden bulbs are renowned for their quite exceptional sweetness. The unique color dresses up many a dish and has the added advantage that it doesn’t bleed as do the red varieties. 100 seeds $1.75


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Germ 5-10 days You get the delightful, distinctive taste of beets without the sometimes inconvenient red stain. The flavorful roots are a dusky white and a great counterpoint in salads. 100 seeds $1.75


Germ 5-10 days Sweet flavored, deep red, globe shaped variety, with short dark green tops. A popular variety in the northeast, this 1957 All America Winner was rated by a panel of garden writers as one of the dozen top alltime vegetable varieties. 300 seeds


Germ 5-10 days Heirloom This Italian heirloom comes to us from the romantic fishing town, Chioggia, on the Adriatic coast. This beet is lovely and unique, alternating rings of white and bright pink. The exterior skin is a bright candy red. The tops are small, all green and have a particularly fine flavor. This variety is fairly early and flavor is exceptionally sweet. 100 seeds $1.50

W240. PAONAZZA D’ EGITTO (45 DAYS) $1.25


Germ 5-10 days A dark red, vigorous growing beet with a well attached top of good color. It is very resistant to bolting and a single planting can be harvested over a long season. What really sold us on this variety was the exceptionally sweet flavor and fine texture. It is also a good choice for greens. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 5-10 days This beet provides the ideal combination of early maturity and standing in the field for a long period without bolting or toughening up. We picked beets from the same planting for a period of two months and the last ones harvested were nearly as good as the first. Tops are fairly short, 12 inches. Roots are very smooth with an excellent flavor. 100 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1880’s This old time variety remains the best for both storage and beet greens harvested at any time. The roots are half long, deep purple and will retain their sweetness if properly stored throughout the winter. 300 seeds $1.50

39. PINETREE BEET MIX - 1 OZ. PKT. Germ 5-10 days A mixture of the beets we sell along with a few other varieties that we favor. 2275 seeds $3.95


Italian Beets

Germ 5-10 days The bright purple color distinguishes this medium sized beet from all others. The early beets are very uniform with concentric lighter circles like the growth rings of a tree. Flavor is very sweet and when boiled, beets create a fuchsia colored dye. 100 seeds $1.50



Indoors- 4-6 weeks before last frost and 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 6575 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out just before last frost. Outdoors– Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2” deep and 6” apart. Thin seedlings to 18” apart. Harvest- Pick when heads are tight before flower buds starts to open. For varieties that produce side shoots keep picked for a longer production Tips- A heavy feeder; transplant/direct seed into well composted soil and side dress when buds begin to form.


Germ 3-10 days Everyone was impressed with this hybrid in our trials. Maturity was exceptionally early with very tight light green heads, 5 to 6 inches across. At maturity it holds its head for over a week which can be a real virtue. Good flavor. 30 seeds $1.50

Enjoy Beet Greens? Try some of our other greens shown on pages 21-23.




Germ 3-10 days Ten inch medium green heads are produced on 16-18 inch plants. In our garden, this variety invariably produces those big heads like you get in a grocery store. It is also a good side shoot producer after the central head is cut. Flavor is excellent. Takes a bit longer, but worth the wait. 30 seeds $1.75


Germ 3-10 days Heat tolerance is the virtue usually mentioned that sets Gypsy apart from other broccoli varieties. It is a good choice for growing in the South and also for later plantings in the North that will be maturing in the heat of August. The plants are very vigorous with a strong stalk and energetic root system. Color is a paler green – you don’t get the bluish tinge present in some varieties. Resists downy mildew and tastes good, with a strong broccoli flavor. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 3-10 days The ideal all-purpose broccoli. It is quite early so it can go in the first thing in the spring but it is also heat-tolerant so you can continue to plant it until late summer. The semi-dome head is about 6 inches across. A blue-green color and tasty flavor complete the package. Good disease resistance. 30 seeds $1.75

4502. ARCADIA (F1 Hybrid 70 days)


4503. GREEN MAGIC (F1 hybrid 60 days)


Germ 3-10 days If you need to pack in the plants, with limited space to grow, like a raised bed, Arcadia performs very well in this situation. Tightly domed 6-8 inch heads have small to medium sized beads then continues on with a bumper crop of side shoots. A good freezing variety and wide seasonal adaptability. 30 seeds $1.75

Germ 3-10 days A reliable producer for an early to mid summer harvest or for a fall crop with a mid summer planting. Smooth, attractive, blue green heads are tightly packed. After the main head is cut it will show off with a high amount of side shoots. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 3-10 days A variety for mid to late summer harvest, performing best with a long day length that is accompanied with moderate heat. A dependable choice for growing in the northeastern summers. Domed heads are dark green with small beads and have a excellent post harvest shelf life. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 3-10 days The biggest advantage to the broccoli mix is that it gives you a variety of different maturities from early to late in the season. The mix includes most of the varieties that we sell and a few other recommended varieties. 100 seeds $2.95


Germ 3-10 days italian Heirloom pre 1880 The dark green plants are 18-30 inches in height and produce 3-6 inch central heads followed by an abundance of side shoots. The flavor is pronounced, a more basic taste than the more modern varieties. 30 seeds $1.50

49. WALTHAM 29 (85 DAYS)

Germ 3-10 days The standard open-pollinated broccoli. Nicely formed stocky plants 20 inches in height yield dark blue-green mid-sized heads. Also produces a large number of side shoots after harvest. A fine choice for a late fall/winter harvest. 30 seeds $1.25

4901. Purple Peacock (70 days)


Germ 3-10 days We are very excited to add this enchanting open pollinated variety to our broccoli selection this year. It is a cross between broccoli and two kales, absolutely beautiful either in the garden or edible landscape. The young leaves are tender, great for salads and the older colorful serrated leaves are used like kale. Loose heads of purple florets are not massive in size, but taste excellent with the plant then producing generous side shoots. This is definitely one vegetable you will want to show off to the visitors of your garden. Bred by Frank Morton. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 3-10 days A 12-14” raab with a strong broccoli flavor that mellows with cooking. Hardy enough for early spring or fall planting. Forms more of a head than its cousins; stems, shoots, buds, and leaves are all edible. 100 seeds $1.50


Germ 3-10 days Called Broccoli Raab or Rapini in this country, this is actually a nonheading broccoli. The top 6-8" or so of leaves and unopened flowers are usually harvested. Makes a good fall crop or grow in early spring. No resemblance to the mild broccoli flavor you may be used to, this green is quite pungent. This vegetable is never served raw but is steamed for about 5 minutes and used in a recipe or eaten alone. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 3-10 days This purple version of Raab is popular in the North. An alternative way to grow it is to plant in mid-summer, over-winter it, and then get 2 months of delicious cuttings the following spring. High in vitamins with a tangy flavor. 100 seeds $1.25

Brussels Sprouts PLANTING:

Indoors- 1/4” deep, 4-6 weeks before transplanting out. Seed into cell trays or small pots. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18-24” apart. Outdoors- Mid to late spring 1/4” deep and 18-24” apart. Harvest- Start picking from bottom up, when they are firm and 1” across, cutting off the leaf below the sprout. To harvest all the sprouts at once cut off the top of the stalk 4-8 weeks before you want to harvest or when lower sprouts reach 1/2” in size. Tips- A heavy feeder- transplant/direct seed into well composted soil and side dress a few times during the season. The best and sweetest Brussels sprouts are harvested after going through a few frosts.


Germ 3-10 days The 1959 All America Winner, about 2 1/2 feet tall at maturity. The sprouts are borne all the way up the stalk and are good sized. Flavor is excellent and yield very abundant. Rated one of the dozen top vegetable introductions by a panel of experts. 30 seeds $1.75


Germ 3-10 days This open-pollinated variety produces 2 ft. plants with unique purple-red sprouts with a milder flavor than green brussel sprouts. The color intensifies with frost, and can be maintained by steaming the sprouts. 25 seeds $1.65 ideal for containers


Germ 3-10 days Heirloom 1890’s A semi-dwarf plant, no more than 2 feet tall with good yields of 1-2 inch sprouts. Can set 50-100 sprouts on a plant. Until the recent development of hybrids, this was the chief commercial variety. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 3-10 days Asian Heirloom The roots do take a long time to develop but eventually grow to a length in excess of a foot. The flavor is delicious – sort of bittersweet. Burdock is also thought to have medicinal properties. 25 seeds $1.65


Indoors- 4-6 weeks before last frost and 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 6575 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out just before last frost. Outdoors– Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2” deep, 1215” apart for small headed varieties and 20-30” for large headed varieties Harvest- If the heads feel solid by pushing on them lightly they are ready to harvest. Harvest as soon as possible for early varieties to prevent splitting. Later maturing varieties will hold longer. Tips- Mulch, provide fertilizer, and adequate moisture for optimum growth.

Red Cabbage 5801. MAMMOTH RED ROCK (90-100 DAYS)

Germ 7-12 days Heirloom 1906 According to F.B. Mills 1936 catalog: “The largest of the Red Cabbages and the most sure heading, also the best for pickling”. Those good storing cabbages produce 5 to 8 pound flattened round heads. The color of the leaves is a reddish purple on the outside and right to the core. 100 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-12 days An early, compact cabbage with a deep ruby red color that has a sweet taste, tender texture and is perfect for a single meal. A very productive variety, great for tight space plantings with an average head weight of 2-3 pounds. 30 seeds $1.65


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4504. IMPERIAL (F1 hybrid 70 days)



Germ 7-12 days This is the breeder’s replacement for Ruby Ball. Performs almost identically. The plants were so hardy for us that even when deer came snacking early in the season, those plants affected still produced nice looking cabbages, although a bit smaller than those which were not nibbled. 3 pounds. Deep purple head. 30 seeds $1.75

5901. RED EXPRESS (60 days)


Germ 7-12 days One of the earliest open pollinated red cabbages available, bred especially for northern climates. Uniform, dense heads are a lovely purple color, medium sized, 2-4 lbs. and have a crunchy texture, perfect for garden fresh colesaw. This variety can be planted close together in a compact space. 30 seeds $1.50

Early Cabbage


Germ 7-12 days Heirloom 1840 After nearly 170 years, still one of the best picks for a small, early cabbage. The 2-4 pound, pale green, pointed heads have a delicious flavor, few outer leaves and can be planted close together. Resists yellows and splitting. According to the 1930 DM Ferry catalog, “this most excellent variety is the earliest and surest heading”. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-12 days Heirloom 1800’s This variety is described by DM Ferry as a “second early variety”, not as early as some, but much earlier than late varieties. It is named after a coastal town on the Zuidersee in Holland. The round heads run 6 to 10 pounds and are a lovely dark bluegreen in color. The delicious cabbages are vigorous, spreading, and resist splitting. 100 seeds $1.25

Germ 7-12 days This extra early maturing ball head type cabbage grows vigorously. You will notice the changes each day as it begins to head up and create a 3 pound ball. The heads are held close to the ground on a short stalk and can be planted densely. Quick Start is highly resistant to yellows and tastes great. 30 seeds $1.55


Germ 7-12 days How often do you use the whole cabbage? These early, very firm, softball size heads are just the right size for most cabbage meals, even for a family. Once cut they produce a number of tennis ball sized heads. Naturally they can be planted more closely together than other cabbages. 30 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-12 days A pointed head cabbage. We were very impressed with the earliness and holding capacity of this unique variety. Point One is bred for resistance to a number of diseases. Plants are a yellowish green and very attractive. A great addition to any garden. 30 seeds $1.75

6201. CHARLESTON WAKEFIELD (70 days) Germ 7-12 days Heirloom 1892 A heat tolerant cabbage that does well in just about any climate in the US. It forms conical shaped heads, similar to Early Jersey Wakefield but larger, weighing 4-6 lbs. Stores well. 30 seeds




Germ 7-12 days A very early round headed cabbage often used for pack sales and for forcing. Heads are ball shaped and can grow close to 5 pounds so size isn’t sacrificed for earliness. Short stemmed with few outer leaves, the flavor of Golden Acre is excellent. 30 seeds $1.25

Savoy Cabbage 60. ALCOSA (F1 HYBRID – 72 DAYS)

Germ 7-12 days We think this is the best choice in a savoy cabbage for home gardeners because the head is relatively small. If you want a mammoth head we’d suggest Drumhead. These 2 to 4 pound heads are bluegreen on the outside with tightly packed, crinkly, yellowish leaves on the interior. As with all of our hybrid cabbage, Alcosa doesn’t mind being planted close to its neighbors. Fine flavor which even improves with cooler weather. 30 seeds $1.75

6001. perfection SAVOY (95 DAYS)

Germ 7-12 days Heirloom – pre 1885 According to the 1936 James Vicks catalog “Savoy varieties are almost as tasty as cauliflowers and as this fact becomes known, the demand for seed is increasing year by year.” Originated in France. Produces a large, coarsely crumpled head on a 6 to 8 inch stem. There are numerous delicious outer leaves, so give it some space. 100 seeds $1.25

Late Cabbage


Germ 7-12 days Heirloom 1887 A late fall and storage variety with mediumsize heads of blue-green. It is an exceptionally good keeper with a pleasing flavor and texture. This variety was introduced in 1887 by Burpee and remains a standard storage favorite today. 30 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-12 days Heirloom - pre 1880 A mid to late season flattened drumhead type that produces uniform 6 pound cabbages. These flat oval cabbages were equal in popularity to the round ones 100 years ago. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-12 days We recommend this round white cabbage to home gardeners who wish to produce their own sauerkraut. It is a very dependable high yielder that produces a remarkably hard head very resistant to splitting. This variety is also fine for coleslaw or any other uses you may have for cabbage. This is the leading variety in the country among commercial kraut growers. 30 seeds $1.95

Make your own kraut in just days with our Perfect Pickler (H747). See page 116.

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Mixed Cabbages Germ 7-12 days If you don’t grow cabbage because you can’t use them all when they mature, this mixture may solve the problem. You’ll get early ones, late ones, (and all maturities in between), red ones, green ones, little ones, big ones, domed ones and flat ones, smooth ones and savoyed ones. This mix includes most of the varieties we sell plus a number of others. 100 seeds $2.50

Loose Head Cabbage


Germ 7-12 days Also known as Portuguese kale. A loose head cabbage that grows bulky, wide, spreading jade green leaves with fleshy white ribs. It has a sweeter and milder flavor than heading cabbage and can be used throughout the whole season by picking the outside leaves. An offbeat vegetable that is not commonly found in stores and would be great opportunity for a market gardener looking to attract customers with something new. Tolerates heat spells, withstands frost well and may be over-wintered in temperate regions. Used for the traditional Portuguese Cadlo Verde soup. Leaves are great for stuffing and ribs can be used like swiss chard. 30 seeds $1.75

Chinese Cabbage


Germ 7-12 days This refined Michili type is long, narrow, pointed, and tubular – just like a 1 1/2 foot rocket. The flavor is milder and more tender than that of its western cousins in the brassica family. Green Rocket is great in salads and slaws, boiled, steamed, braised, and stir fried. This variety also stores for quite a long period of time in the refrigerator. 50 seeds $1.50

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For Pak Choi see page 30


Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost until mid summer. Sow lightly, 1/4” deep, with soil temperature 50-80 degrees. The cooler the soil the longer it takes for germination, up to 3 weeks. The soil moisture should be maintained regularly until germination. Thin to 1-3” apart. Harvest– Start when carrots reach finger size for baby carrots or when they turn to a bright orange. Late season carrots hold longer and become sweeter in the cooler weather. Tips- Use a row cover helps to maintain moisture for germination. Carrots prefer a loose soil, free of rubble. If your soil is heavy with clay, use the shorter varieties. Keep well weeded and cover any exposed carrot with soil to prevent greening.

826. BAMBINO (61 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days The petite and tender gourmet carrots grow perfectly in containers. Harvest the slender carrots starting at 4” and sow a few plantings throughout the season for an extended harvest. 150 seeds $1.25

Germ 7-12 days This compact, barrel shaped Chinese Cabbage held the longest in the field and retained its flavor better than the others we trialed. It was the first to begin heading, though its zesty, mustardy flavor didn’t develop until the heads were large and firm. Uniformity in size and growth was remarkable as was its ability to stand in the heat of summer; so if successive planting is an option or practice for you, this variety is well suited, with admirable results. 50 seeds $1.50



Germ 6-14 days A creamy white carrot with green shoulders, Lunar White is mild and sweet. The tender roots grow to 68”. White carrots are making a comeback. When Henry VIII sat down for lunch, the carrots on the table were white. White carrots remained popular through the 19th century but faded from view in the 20th. This improved variety is sweet and crunchy. 300 seeds $1.50

Germ 7-12 days A baby Chinese cabbage that will provide a complete meal. Soloist exceeds a pound in weight but just barely. The small heads have a heart of gold, are heat tolerant, resist downy mildew, and have cute frilly wrapper leaves. They mature so quickly that they are best planted in the Spring or in some areas the early Fall. Compact heads can be planted quite densely and the flavor is sweet and tender. 50 seeds $1.65

Germ 7-12 days A loose leafed cabbage composed of lovely, dark green, crinkled leaves. The young leaves and stalks are excellent for both salads and stir fries. Very easy to grow and productive in most climates.

Germ 6-14 days This Dutch hybrid is used exclusively for producing those attractive baby carrots that command such a premium price at the market. An early, cylindrical, bright orange, coreless carrot that grows to about 3 1/2” for harvest, Adelaide retains its remarkably sweet flavor for quite a while. Use raw, in salads, for pickling, and stir fries. 300 seeds $1.25


ideal for containers


Germ 6-14 days Napoli was a favorite carrot for years but the seed became difficult to get so we stopped carrying it. Plentiful again, it is back in the catalog, replacing “Pot O’ Gold”. While the earliness for a nantes type is exceptional, we are even more impressed with the quality of the roots and particularly with the good, not-too-sweet flavor. Length is about 7 inches and will tolerate thick sowing. 300 seeds $1.50

6801. MINICORe (55 Days)

Germ 6-14 days A nantes type baby carrot packed full of sweet and tender flavor. Sow into containers, raised beds or straight up in the garden and harvest the roots at 3-5 inches. Scrub the roots, remove foliage and roast whole for a spring time feast. 300 seeds $1.50



Germ 6-14 days Heirloom 1871 Roots are 6-8 inches long with a blunt point. Danvers is a good choice for those with heavy soil. Skin is a distinctive reddish orange color. Flavor is excellent and roots store well. This variety originated with market gardeners around Danvers, Mass. 300 seeds $1.50

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Germ 6-14 days This Dutch variety is relatively early, has fine color, a small core, and is very juicy and sweet. An Amsterdam type, roots are about 6” long. It makes a good “baby” carrot due to its high sugar content and rapid coloring, but is fine for harvesting throughout the season as well. One of the best flavored varieties with a rich sweetness that is especially good raw and for juicing. Southern customers say this is the best carrot for growing in that region. 200 seeds $1.65

7001. ST. VALERY (60-80 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days Heirloom 1885 According to the 1924 James Vicks catalog, “The best and most handsome main crop carrot. Enormously productive, very desirable for private gardens as well as for markets.” This is an improvement on the very old “Long Orange”. Ten inch roots are sweet, tender, and delicious. Stores well. 300 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days Heirloom 1928 One of the very first “All America” winners and it still qualifies as heirloom seed. According to the 1936 Henry A. Dreer catalog; “This carrot represents a most desirable combination of choice eating qualities and splendid appearance. The roots grow 7 to 8 inches long. They have a broad shoulder and gradually taper to a fine tap root. Due to their form they are easy to harvest.” Need we say more? Unfortunately we can’t sell the packets for a dime as Dreer did. 300 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days Heirloom pre 1936 According to the 1936 James Vick catalog, “Many of our customers who do not care much for carrots are enthusiastic about Tendersweet. The roots are long, tapering down to a blunt end and are reddish orange in color, and very uniform in size and shape. Popular with market growers because of the attractive bunch it makes.” 300 seeds $1.50

7102. ATOMIC RED (76 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days Give applause to the amazing world of carrots. Why? Because the red surface and flesh are not only brilliant and unusual, but this variety also has the health benefit of being very high in the antioxidant lycopene. The flavor and red color intensifies when steamed, baked or roasted and the healthful attributes of lycopene are more readily available after cooking. These carrots grow to 9”. Grow all our colored carrots, Lunar White, Rainbow, Cosmic Purple, and Atomic Red to add color to meals. 300 seeds $1.50

7103. AMARILLO (70 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days Named for the Spanish word for yellow, not the city in Texas, These lovely bright lemon-yellow roots are very sweet and juicy. Yellow carrots have been around forever and are the favorites of a few folks here at Pinetree. Roots will grow to eight inches and the size is somewhat variable. Makes an interesting addition to crudités and also retains its sweet flavor when cooked. 300 seeds $1.50


Germ 6-14 days SugarSnax is a cross of Nantes and Imperator strains, close to ten inches long and with a very appealing shiny orange color and smooth skin. The flavor is very sweet and crunchy, surprisingly so for an imperator type, so it is great for eating fresh but also versatile enough to use in a variety of other ways. 300 seeds $1.75


Germ 6-14 days This is an excellent choice for succession plantings. The carrots are about the size of your index finger (about 3 1/2” long) and not tapered much at all, like a Nantes. Plant quite densely, 20-25 seeds per square foot. This one also does great in containers. 300 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days With a stunning shade of purple skin, this unique Danvers type carrot is a delight when harvested. A new introduction in 2005, it has become very popular amongst gardeners because of its sweet crunchiness and eye-pleasing table appeal. When sliced in coin-sized pieces, the inner yellow core is surrounded by orange flesh and encircled by the purple skin that will remain colorful after cooking. Produces 6-8” tapered roots that will definitely be the star of your garden. 300 seeds $1.50

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Germ 6-14 days Heirloom 1929 This is the short, fat carrot with a very attractive smooth orange skin. About 5 1/2” long, it rarely splits or forks, even in heavy soil. We like it’s hard, crunchy, dense texture and full-bodied flavor which is sweet and complex. An improvement on the original French import, this variety was introduced by Ferry Morse in 1930. 300 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days One of the more unique vegetables that we sell. This carrot produces an amazing selection of possible colors, a white, 2 yellows, 2 oranges and a beautiful soft coral. The flavors for each shade are all slightly different. This is not a mixture; the same hybrid seed produces all. 300 seeds $1.50

7901. NEW KURODA (110 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days A smooth, uniform conical carrot with a deep orange red color. Use as a main crop for enormous yields of 6” carrots that mature late in the growing season. Keeps well in cold storage. 300 seeds $1.25

French Carrots 75. NANTES (72 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days Heirloom 1850’s French Variety, roots are 1 1/2” x 6”. Color is reddish. This is a blunt ended, crisp carrot with a delectable flavor. It was introduced into the US by the French company Vilmorin in the 1870’s. Names like Carentan and Touchon represent slightly different strains of Nantes favored in the area of these French towns. 300 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days Heirloom Also known as Paris Market, or Tonda di Parigi – literally “round of Paris”. The carrots have a bright orange color and the distinctive, nearly round shape, roughly the size of a pingpong ball. The flavor is mild and pleasant. This carrot will do very well in rocky soils where others are misshapen. 300 seeds $1.50


Indoors- 4-5 weeks before last frost 1/4” deep with soil temperature at 65-75 degrees. After germination, grow in cool conditions 57-68 degrees for best results. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out when there is little chance of frost. Outdoors- Early spring until mid summer for fall crops. Plant 1/2 “deep and 18” apart. Harvest- Tie up leaves around heads to blanch. Watch closely and pick before the curds begin to loosen. Tips- A heavy feeder transplant/direct seed into rich, well composted soil and side dress when buds begin to form.


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1888 Heads are about 56” across and quite erect, top is smooth and an attractive creamy shade. This heirloom variety was introduced in the mid-1800’s by Peter Henderson, founder of Henderson Seed Company. 30 seeds $1.25

8001. AMAZING (71 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days This classic, non-hybrid, all purpose cauliflower from a Dutch grower is truly “amazing”. The large, vigorous, uniform plants produce a big, crisp, dense head with both the texture and flavor that gardeners and cooks love. There are plenty of wrapper leaves and if you want maximum whiteness you probably will want to tie them up – although Amazing also self-blanches well. Flavorful heads are produced over a long season. 30 seeds $1.75


Germ 6-14 days The heads are medium large with many exceeding two pounds in weight. Reasonably early and the choice if you want a really nice big head. This All America Award winner produces dependably even under adverse conditions. 30 seeds $1.75


Germ 6-14 days A unique hybrid combining some of the characteristics of broccoli and some of cauliflower. The color is an attractive lime green, but the shape is distinctly that of a cauliflower. Flavor is a mild combination of both. The sturdy heads don’t need wrapping. Also known as brocoflower or floccoli. 30 seeds $1.75



Germ 6-14 days A very early, pure white, high domed cauliflower that is sure to please on that crudités platter or cooked. Early, compact but still exceeding 2 pounds, smooth as opposed to grainy, and erect, clean plants. Fine flavor, can be planted quite densely. 30 seeds $1.75



Germ 6-14 days This unique and beautiful cauliflower is the color of cheddar cheese and retains this dramatic shade when cooked. It is quite early and heads don’t need to be tied. Can grow to a size of 2 to 3 pounds with heads 10 inches across. Has higher vitamin content than white cauliflowers. 12 seeds $1.95

82504. IGLOO (47 DAYS)

Germ 6-14 days This variety is very popular in the United Kingdom, but largely unknown here in the US. The mini heads are about the size of a softball if they are grown with tight spacing, but grow quite a bit larger if given more room. Igloo produces standard sized curds of a pure white with strong outer leaves for good blanching. 30 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days Italian Heirloom This fine old Italian brassica is another that kind of blurs the line between broccoli and cauliflower. Heads are quite large by broccoli standards, smallish for a cauliflower. The color is lovely light purple for an interesting contrast in crudite, when cooked, as with beans, the color turns green. Flavor is tasty and side shoots develop after the central head is harvested. 30 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-14 days Italian. This vibrant lime green cauliflower has individual florets that spiral upward toward a point, forming a large unique head. This variety is early enough to mature in Northern gardens from seed or transplants. An amazing fresh taste with a crisp flavor combination of broccoli and cauliflower. 30 seeds $1.95

8301. CAULIFLOWER MIX (53-80 days)



Indoors- 10-12 weeks before last frost, soak seeds 24 hours, plant 1/4” deep. Keep soil at 70-75 degrees and moist. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant after last frost 8-12” apart. Harvest- The stalks over 8-10”, from outside in. Entire plant late summer through the fall. Tips- A heavy feeder. Add compost to planting area then fertilize regularly, mulch and keep moist.


Germ 5-7 days Heirloom – pre 1885 This is the type that blanches to a yellowish gold by fall. Stalks are close to two feet tall. Flavor and texture are excellent, however this variety does require quite a long growing season. 100 seeds $1.25

8501. GOLDEN PASCAL (101 DAYS) Germ 5-7 days

French Heirloom– pre 1930 In 1930 D. M Ferry wrote, “We recommend it as being the very best quality for fall and early winter use. It blanches to a beautiful yellowish white color, is very solid and crisp, and of a fine, nutty flavor. The stalks are of medium height, very thick, the upper portion nearly round but broadening and flattening near the base”. 100 seeds $1.25

86. UTAH 52-70 (100 DAYS)

Germ 5-7 days Taller and greener than the previous selections, the bottom portion of the stalk can run close to a foot in length. A better choice for short season areas. While it may be a bit stringy, the flavor will be fine and it can be harvested at various stages of maturity. 100 seeds .95


Germ 5-7 days The foot tall stalks start out green and turn to an attractive, brilliant red as they mature. The leaves remain a deep green and the hearts are a golden pink with a very sweet mild flavor. Developed and organically grown by Wild Garden Seed of Oregon. 100 seeds $1.75

Germ 6-14 days A mix of our varieties,that will help extend the harvest season. 100 seeds $2.95 ideal for containers

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Germ 5-7 days There doesn’t appear to be a great deal of work being done with celery varieties so Conquistador is a welcome newcomer. It is earlier by several weeks than other celeries. While we wouldn’t call it string-free it is noticeably less stringy than the Utah types. Best, it has a very pleasant crisp, clean flavor. 100 seeds pelleted $1.50

Celeriac W312. CELERIAC - LARGE PRAGUE (112 DAYS) Germ 10-21 days


A cousin of celery that is grown in the same manner, but is harvested for the unsightly root. Less popular in the US, it is considered an estimable vegetable throughout Europe. Makes for a wonderful earthy addition to mash potatoes. Perfect for fall dishes or with braised meats. 500 seeds $1.25

Cutting Celery W316. CUTTING CELERY – AFINA (63 DAYS)

Germ 5-7 days This hardy annual can be used in place of celery and is easier to grow. The fine green leaves and thin hollow stems are especially good to flavor soups and stews. About 18" tall. Both stalks and leaves are cut at a younger, tenderer stage than regular celery. 400 seeds $1.50

W420. NAN LING (95-100 DAYS)

Germ 10-21 days Chinese There is a definite similarity between this vegetable and traditional celery. The stalks are thinner but the leaves are much the same. If you have used regular celery in Asian cooking we think you will find that Nan Ling gives a more authentic flavor and is less crunchy. 50 seeds $1.50



Outdoors- Early spring, a few weeks before last frost. Plant 1/2’ deep, 3-4” apart, thin 10-15” apart for large plants, less for smaller harvests. Harvest- Remove outer leaves starting at 6”. Use the leaves and center ribs cooked or raw. Tips- Plant every 14 days for continuous full plant harvest, use thinning’s or seed a heavy row for baby greens.


Germ 5-10 days Another gorgeous, new chard that not only has great baby leaves for salads, but also holds its color when cooked. The stalks are a brilliant orange while leaves are a light icy green and heavily savoyed. The 18 inch plants are a colorful highlight to any garden. 75 seeds $1.25


Germ 5-10 days A 1998 All-America Award Winner. Almost neon in appearance, it was the talk of our trial gardens. The leaves are green, moderately savoyed with veins of vibrant color, red, orange, or yellow running through them. The contrast is outstanding. Use young raw leaves in a salad (30 days) or briefly cook mature leaves (50 days) to maintain their color. If started indoors 5-6 weeks before setting out they can be planted by color for effect in an ornamental edible garden. Developed by Johnny’s Selected Seeds.75 seeds $1.75

95. FORDHOOK (58 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days This old favorite is still a superior variety in several ways; thick leaves, dark green color and a compact plant with a nice white stalk.

75 seeds

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97. PINK LIPSTICK (60 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days This is a gorgeous vegetable, with striking bright magenta stems and succulent savoyed leaves. Use it in salad mixes for brilliant color. 75 seeds $1.25

98. SEA FOAM (53 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days This interesting chard doesn’t come in a unique color; it just has a great flavor and texture. Shiny, crinkled green leaves cling to a creamy white stem. This variety is mild, tender, and tasty. 75 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-10 days After a long winter, planting a patch of vibrant garnet colored chard will surely give you hope for the warm weather that is to come. Harvest baby greens (similar in appearance to beet greens) for salad and mix in with other early baby greens like kale, mustard, arugula and lettuce. As it warms and grows, the foliage morphs in to a deep crimson red and holds onto its tender texture for a mature harvest. 75 seeds $1.25



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Germ 5-10 days A striking purplish stalk and red veined leaves distinguish this popular variety. It is characterized by quick growth, yields over a long period if frequently cut, and has a pleasing flavor. 75 seeds $1.25

Germ 5-10 days An improved rhubarb chard, developed in Switzerland. Stems are a deep ruby red, and plants are large and productive. It has a darker color on larger plants compared to Rhubarb Chard. Its narrower, savoyed leaves have a mild, slightly sweet flavor that is as nice raw as it is cooked. 30 seeds $1.25


Yellow Corn

Outdoors- 1” deep, late spring when soil is at least 60 degrees. Thin to 8-12” apart. Plant in blocks (4-5 rows, 24-36” apart) to help with pollination. Harvest- Ready to be picked approximately 2 1/2 to 3 weeks after silks appear. Silks become dry and brown. The kernels should be plump and full. Test by pressing your fingertip into a kernel, looking for a “milky’ appearance. Best picked in the morning and refrigerate/cool right away. Tips- Keep weeded and well watered. Plant in fertile soil and add a high-nitrogen organic fertilizer every few weeks until tassels form.


(SU) Standard Normal Sugar- Not as sugary sweet as the other types producing that old fashion creamy, mild corn taste. It can handle being planted in slightly cooler soil. The sugar content quickly declines and turns to starch so it is best eaten soon after harvest. (SE) Sugar Enhanced- A higher sugar content than SU types with more tenderness. It maintains sweetness longer after harvest around 2-4 days. Isolated plantings from SH2, field, and popcorn. Although not necessary for best results isolate from SU types. (SH2) Supersweet- A very high sugar content with a slower conversion to starch. It will retain its sweetness for a longer period than SE and SU types. Isolate from SU, SE, field and popcorn types. (SY) Synergistic- This has both Sugar Enhanced (SE) and Supersweet ( SH2) kernels which provides increased tenderness, sugar content, and longer harvest window. Isolate from SH2, field, and popcorn. Although not necessary, for best results isolate from SU types. Isolate- This is so the corn doesn’t cross pollinate when it is tasseling and produce undesirable ears. This can be done by planting 10-14 days apart or picking varieties that are 10-14 days apart by maturity date. To maintain purity of kernel color sow yellow and bicolor varieties 10-14 days apart from white varieties.


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1890 According to the 1936 James Vicks catalog: “Of all the white varieties this is surely the sweetest and most delicious corn to eat and it remains in an edible condition longer than any other variety after picking retaining its sweet flavor for a long time. Plants are 6-7 feet tall often bearing 3 ears to a stalk. The cob is unusually small, and is covered with long, slender, shoe-peg like grains irregularly set.” 150 seeds $2.25


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1848 There is an interesting story about this variety in the Seed Savers Exchange catalog. Nathaniel Stowell worked for decades to develop the variety. He sold 2 ears to a friend for $4 and the friend agreed that it was just for private use. The “friend” sold the seed for $20,000 and it was introduced to the seed trade. D. M. Ferry had this to say in 1930, “The standard main crop variety— it is hardy and productive, very tender and sugary – the ears about seven to eight inches long, fourteen to twenty rowed, with very white grain. The stalks are about seven and one-half feet high.” 75 seeds $1.95

Germ 7-14 days This is our choice as the best main crop yellow corn for the home gardener. Ear length is a full 9.5" with a diameter of 2". Stalks are 8' tall. Eating quality is definitely first rate due to the presence of the sugary enhancer gene. We get more compliments on this “sugary enhanced” variety than practically anything in the catalog. 150 seeds $2.75


Germ 7-14 days A superb, early sugar enhanced hybrid with 7” ears and 14 rows of luscious kernels that pop in your mouth. With a great eating quality and long harvest period, this corn is a top choice variety for your garden. Stalks are 5-6’ tall. 150 seeds $2.25

Bi-Color Corn


Germ 7-14 days A sugary enhanced variety whose breeding traces back to a single inbred variety developed in the 1960’s in Illinois, said to be the original sweet corn with the “se” gene. Refinements to it were necessary, leading breeders to select varieties with earlier maturity, better plant characteristics, and high eating quality. Lancelot is one of these descendants. Large, full ears (over 8") have 1618 rows of big, sweet, tender kernels with very good corn flavor. 150 seeds $2.25


Germ 7-14 days This long time favorite bicolor corn produces excellent flavor and appearance. Stalks are 7 1/2 feet tall and produce 7 inch ears with 12-14 rows per ear. Superior flavor for a normal sugary variety is the main attraction. 150 seeds $2.25


Open Pollinated Corn



Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1902 Prior to the twentieth century almost all of the cultivated varieties of corn in this country were white. In 1902 W. Atlee Burpee Co. introduced the yellow Golden Bantam and it became tremendously popular, changing the color preference of the entire country within a decade. Ears are 6-7 inches long and very well filled with big, starchy, flavorful kernels. 150 seeds $1.75



822. BLUE JADE (75 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Thought you couldn’t grow corn because you are tight on growing space due to a small yard or city living? Then this is the corn to try. One of the only corns that can be grown in containers, it is 3 feet tall and produces 3-5 mini ears on each plant. It has a classic sweet corn flavor when picked young and matures into a beautiful jade blue. Like most standard corn, pick immediately prior to cooking to the best flavor. 25 seeds $1.95 ideal for containers

Germ 7-14 days Do you yearn for the season’s first taste of corn from your garden? This corn will get you jump-started. One of the earliest bicolors, the 7 1/2” ears are filled with delectable kernels that will make your mouth water at the first sight of their ripened ears. Grows on a shorter 4-5 foot stalk. 150 seeds $2.50

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White Corn 118. ARGENT (F1 HYBRID 86 DAYS) SE

Germ 7-14 days A large, thick, reasonably early white sweet corn. This sugary enhanced variety has ears 8.5” long and 2“ wide. Ears begin at a height of 23” on the 77” plants. There are 16 rows of delicious creamy white kernels. An improvement on Silver Queen. 150 seeds $1.95

Yellow Super Sweet 12101. HONEY SELECT (F1 HYBRID 79 DAYS) SY

Germ 7-14 days An All American Selection for 2001. The breeding lines in hybrid sweet corns are becoming blurred, this one is 75% se and 25% sh (supersweet). The practical effect of this is that Honey Select does not have to be isolated from other sweet corns and mature ears may be harvested over a longer period. The 8 inch ears have an 18-20 row count and as with all super-sweets the flavor is sweet, excellent, and long lasting. 150 seeds $2.50

Bicolor Super Sweet 123. BON APPETIT (HYBRID 71 DAYS) SE

Germ 7-14 days A Tablesweet® variety. TSW is a new breakthrough in corn breeding which in this corn combines tenderness, high sugar content, and good storage qualities. Plant after the soil temperature reaches 60 degrees. Grows to 80” tall, producing 8” ears with pale yellow and white kernels. 150 seeds $2.25

Dent Corn

11102. HOPI BLUE DENT (80-100 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom A royal blue colored corn that can be eaten as sweet corn when picked young, ground into meal for tortillas and bread after being dried, or used ornamentally for fall decoration. Bushy, 5 foot stalks with 8-10 inch ears. 100 seeds $1.95

112. BLOODY BUTCHER (120 days)

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1845 A stunning, decorative and useful corn variety growing 12 feet tall with 8-12 inch reddish maroon ears. Intensely colorful kernels can be ground into flour and cornmeal while still being edible when young and eaten like a sweet corn 100 seeds $2.25

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11201. GREEN OaXaCAN (95 DAY)

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom This unusual variety with forest green kernels originated in Mexico and has been grown for hundreds of years. It can be used to make tortillas and unique decorations for the autumn season. Grows to 7 feet. 100 seeds $2.25

Ornamental Popcorn 994. MINI-COLORED (100 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Red, yellow, orange, burgundy - some ears all one color and some are mixed. Many of the reds and burgundies have colored husks. Create exceptional harvest displays and centerpieces with this unique ornamental popcorn. The six-foot stalks bear 5 to 8, 5-inch ears, 3/4 inch in diameter. The mature kernels pop slightly smaller kernels of popcorn. 50 seeds $1.75

11202. MINIATURE PINK (100 days)

Germ 7-14 days Baby sized mauve pink ears are 3-5 inches long with stalks growing up to 7 feet. It is a fun, uncommon variety to grow and the kernels when popped are delicious, having a bit of a nutty taste. Even if you don’t like popcorn its can be used creatively in crafts and arrangements. 50 seeds $1.95

Cucumbers PLANTING:

Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees Harvest- Pick daily to keep the harvest flowing. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Mulch and keep well watered. Trellising the vines allows for good air circulation and takes less space than hills and provides shade for heat sensitive crops like lettuce.

Long Vined Cucumbers 130. GARDEN SWEET BURPLESS (F1 HYBRID 60 DAYS)

Germ 6-10 days Mild flavored as the name implies, these 11 inch, disease resistant cukes are great for pickling or eating fresh. Vines are vigorous climbers, yields are heavy. Skin is very smooth and of course flesh is bitter-free. A hybrid of the Japanese long cuke. 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 6-10 days Heirloom Maine is famous for its potatoes and lobsters and not so much for its cukes but here is a wonderful heirloom from the Boothby family in Livermore, Maine, passed on to us by Will Bonsall through the Seed Saver’s Exchange. This is a crisp, medium sized slicer, 6-8" long, with a very pleasant flavor and texture; even more appealing is its rich yellowy cream color with contrasting black spines. Its shape is longer and broader than the short oval “lemon” cukes and its color is deeper and richer than the European white cukes. 25 seeds $1.75


132. MINIATURE WHITE (49 DAYS) Germ 6-10 days This small white pickling cucumber is a very heavy yielder. The oval cukes have a very thin skin and the flavor is quite sweet. This black spined variety is never bitter. 25 seeds



Germ 6-10 days A vigorous, long vined slicing cucumber that does well in all zones. The fruit are long and fairly narrow with white spines and an attractive mid green color. The flavor of this gynoecious (primarily female flowers) variety is terrific and yields are high. We get a lot of compliments on this variety. 25 seeds $1.50


Germ 6-10 days Light green fruits with darker striped ribs, curling into snakelike shapes. Grows 3-4 feet long, but best picked at 15”. Produces on a long vine. The mild, delicious fruit aren’t a true cucumber but a melon. Originated in Armenia. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-10 days An elongated Japanese type cucumber, Summer Dance is notable in that every one of the fruit seems perfect. It is 10 inches long, an inch wide with a deep green color and smooth skin. The plant is a very vigorous grower, setting many lateral vines for high productivity. It is resistant to both powdery and downy mildew. The flavor is sweet, mild, and refreshing, no need to peel these. 25 seeds $2.50


Germ 6-10 days Looking for a great, prolific pickling cuke? Then these are for you. During harvest time each plant brings forth petite, tender fruits that grow great in hot climates and have a good keeping quality. Little Tyke has primarily female flowers so it is best planted along with another early cuke. 25 seeds $1.95


Germ 6-10 days The old standby that provides a nice combination of earliness and abundant yields. Fruit can be used at any size, growing to 5 1/2” long, 2 1/2” wide, and a dark mottled green. Vines are rambling and prolific. 25 seeds .95



Germ 6-10 days The All America Winner for 1983. The vine is very vigorous (6 feet) and could use some support. Fruit is set without pollination (parthenocarpy) and thus is seedless like a greenhouse cucumber but this variety can be grown outside, in the presence of insects. Fruit is 14 inches long and delicious. 10 seeds $2.75

Germ 6-10 days Calypso was developed by the University of North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station as a very high yielding pickling cucumber for commercial growers. However, it is a fine choice for home gardeners as well. The blocky (1” x 3”) cukes are a very dark green with a minimal white spine. It is a gynoe-cious variety with a small percentage of a male pollinator added. It was bred to be resistant to nearly a dozen different diseases. Oh – also tastes great. 25 seeds $1.50

13801. HEIKE (F1 Hybrid, 58 Days)


Germ 6-10 days Produces predominantly female flowers for earlier harvests and large yields. Slender, dark green fruit is bitter free and matures to 12-13”. Grow under tunnels and cold frames or in the open field. 25 seeds $2.25

139. DIVA (58 DAYS)

Germ 6-10 days Another All America winner (2002) from our good neighbors to the North - Johnny’s Selected Seeds. Diva is a nearly seedless parthenocarpic variety. It produces exclusively female flowers which do not require pollination to set fruit. Diva is considered a Beit Alpha type, the smooth skinned class of fruits that originated in the Middle East. Fruits are very crisp with an attractive medium green color and very sweet, never bitter flavor. Resistant to scab and mildews. 25 seeds $2.25

Pickles Anyone? Simple, low-fuss methods for making a variety of pickles. See the Pickled Pantry book (L728) on page 92.


Germ 6-10 days A miniature English cucumber with tender, thin skin, a crisp, crunchy and sweet taste all from 4 inch fruits that can be grown in the garden or a green house. It will be hard not to eat all these little guys straight from the vine but with the high yields from the all-female flowers (parthenocarpic, fruits set without pollination) you will be inundated. Keep picking continuously for a long harvest. Not the cheapest seed around but we loved these cukes so much we wanted to offer them to our customer who might want to splurge on one vegetable variety and try something new. Disease resistance: Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Cucumber Vein Yellows Virus, Powdery Mildew, Scab, Target Leaf Spot. 5 seeds $2.95

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Germ 6-10 days Also called a Lebanese or Middle Eastern Cucumber, much of the breeding work on these varieties has been done in Israel. The large, smooth, somewhat blocky, burpless, and nearly spineless fruit can either be pickled or eaten fresh. The flavor, including that of the skin, is very mild. 25 seeds $1.25

13902. SWING (F1 Hybrid, 65 Days)


Germ 6-10 days A great cucumber with all female flowers for outdoor or greenhouse growing. Crisp, 8-10” fruit are slightly spined with a non bitter taste. Grows well in unfavorable weather elements and has a strong resistance to powdery mildew and scab. 25 seeds $2.95


Germ 6-10 days Ukrainian Heirloom Intorduction from Ukraine 1879. When ripe, this cucumber is definitely very different than others having crackled, rusty brown skin. It can be picked young at 3-4” with whitish yellow skin, but still maintains really good flavor at the ripe and unique brown stage. 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 6-10 days Heirloom before 1880 Per D. M. Ferry in 1930, “This is a very productive variety that is extensively grown for pickles. The vines are vigorous. The fruits are bright green, of medium size, very smooth and symmetrical. The flesh is crisp and tender”. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-10 days Heirloom 1842 According to the 1936 James Vicks Seeds catalog: “Of the black spine type, growing 12 to 13 inches long and 3 inches in diameter. Very popular for slicing and salting when mature, and when small, much esteemed for pickling.” 25 seeds $1.50


Germ 6-10 days Heirloom pre 1890 An attractive white cucumber that originated in upstate New York. Black spined fruits are oval, 6-9 inches long and the skin is ivory white when fruit are young, becoming more of a cream color at full maturity. The crisp flesh is mild tasting and delicious. A very productive, vigorous variety. 25 seeds $1.25

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147. LEMON (60 DAYS)

Germ 6-10 days Heirloom 1894 Originated in 1894, the 3 inch fruits are round, pale yellow in color, with a white flesh that is easily digested and never bitter. Yields are very abundant. 25 seeds

W428. SUYO long (65 DAYS)



Germ 6-10 days A very prolific variety first introduced from New Zealand in 1934. For best flavor pick at its young stage at about 2” with tender pale greenish skin and mildly sweet flesh. A great little novelty cuke to show off to your friends, plus it compliments a salad well. 25 seeds $1.50


Germ 6-10 days Heirloom 1793 Although this variety has been sold in the US since the early 1800’s, we suspect it will appear unique to most home gardeners. The leaves don’t resemble cucumber leaves at all; they look like watermelon leaves. Vines are long and bear multitudes of small oval fruit which are exceptionally spiny. Used for unusual and good tasting pickles, they will also add a bit of a surprise to a salad. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 6-10 days French Heirloom – 1880 An improved bourbonne type, this cucumber was used extensively in the commercial production of both cornichons and gherkins in the late 19th century. Fruits are longer and thinner than pickling cucumbers in this country but well covered with little bumps (spines). Can grow to 6” with a slight curve on lengthy vines. Also a fine slicer. 20 seeds $1.25

W322. DELIKATESSE (60 days)

Germ 6-10 days German Heirloom A very popular European variety and a bit different from US cukes in appearance. Fruits are about 10 inches long and a lovely pale – almost lime – green covered with tiny warts. It can be used as a fine slicer or a very large pickler. The abundant yields are one reason that Delikatesse has stood the test of time, great flavor is the other. 20 seeds $1.25

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Germ 6-10 days Asian 14" long oriental, “burpless” cucumber. Fruit is 1 1/2" in diameter and deeply grooved. Growing up a trellis will produce a large number of straight cukes though some will curve and twist in the most amazing way. A nice, sweet flavor. 20 seeds $1.50

W610. ARMENIAN (90 DAYS) Germ 6-10 days

Middle Eastern Heirloom pre-1400 This long pale green cucumber with white flesh is deliciously different. If grown on a trellis the fruit will be long and straight but they will curl if grown on the ground. Fruit remains edible, tender, and tasty at a larger size than most cukes. A relative of the honey dew melon. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 6-10 days Middle Eastern Heirloom This is a white cuke from India that eventually turns a russet brown, can be eaten at any stage and will always be crisp and sweet. The best thing about Poona Keera is that it is never, ever bitter. 20 seeds $1.75

Short Vined Cucumbers

All are suitable for container culture or growing in approx. six square feet of garden space.

85206. ALIBI (51 DAYS)

Germ 6-10 days A true miniature cucumber. We have only seen a few others and they are very expensive. Fruits are 3-4” long, but can be harvested at 2” for smooth gherkin pickles. If you keep them picked they will produce all season. Vigorous small plants. 20 seeds $1.75

82507. MUNCHER (54 DAYS)

Germ 6-10 days While the vines are compact they are also very strong, making Muncher a fine choice for container growing. It is a Middle Eastern BeitAlpha type so the skin is very smooth and practically spineless. Delicious, burpless, and never bitter. The heavy yields of Muncher also pickle well at about the 4” size. It will reach 9” at full maturity 20 seeds $1.25


140. BUSH CROP (55 DAYS)

Germ 6-10 days This slicing type combines a full size 6-8” cuke with a short, 2 1/2-3 foot bushy plant and no runners. It forms a neat, attractive mound. Fruit are quite crispy and juicy with good flavor. 25 seeds $1.50

141. HOMEMADE PICKLES (54 DAYS) PICKLER Germ 6-10 days The ideal size and shape of these cukes as well as the crisp texture and good flavor make it the quintessential pickler. Whether picked small for tiny gherkins, medium size for dill spears, or large for bread and butter slices, the medium green, short, plump cukes are perfect. The 2 3/4 foot vines are vigorous and prolific, ensuring that you have plenty of the best ever homemade pickles. 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 6-10 days A full sized 7 1/2 “ cuke, primarily a slicer, on a short 3 foot vine; good for trellising in a tight spot or in a container. It’s nice flavor and appearance is enhanced by its resistance to mosaic and scab. 25 seeds $1.25

Eggplant PLANTING:

Indoors- Start 8-10 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75-80 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18” apart when danger of frost has passed. Harvest- When fruit is shiny and smooth, before losing its luster. Tips- Plant in fertile soil, water with compost tea every two weeks and use row cover to give the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Mulch and keep well watered.

150. BLACK BEAUTY (83 DAYS) Germ 5-14 days Heirloom 1902 Broad, thick, attractive fruits on sturdy, tall, upright plants. Flavor and quality are just as good as the hybrids, maybe better, but definitely later. 30 seeds .95

15002. BLACK EGG (70 DAYS)

Germ 5-14 days The fruit resemble black bombs or teardrops because both the skin and the calyx are a deep black with a purplish tinge. This is the only eggplant we know of with a black calyx. Japanese in origin, Black Egg produces unusually tender fruit on vigorous 3 foot plants. Sets fruit early (even in cool weather) and also is best picked early. 30 seeds $1.35

Germ 5-14 days Turkish Heirloom Originally from Turkey and quite popular in all the Mediterranean countries. It produces dozens of 2 ounce, orange-red fruit that resemble small tomatoes. Plants are very tall, as much as 4 feet and it is reported that the fruits are best eaten when still green or beginning to change color. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-14 days Asian Heirloom An open-pollinated oriental eggplant variety, imported from Taiwan. Fruits are elongated and slender, averaging 10" long and 1 1/2" to 2" across with a lovely, lavender-purple colored skin and white interior flesh. Bred to be resistant to many diseases, as well as tolerant to wet and hot conditions. A good yielder with fruit weighing about 1/2 lb. each. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-14 days This later maturing variety stands out with its appealing color and shape. The fruits are a unique and attractive white with purple-pink blush and a green calyx. Plants are stocky and compact, 14-16" tall, and are well-foliated with thick, soft and fuzzy leaves. Tender flesh and elongated shape, averaging 8" by 1 1/4", make them well-suited for grilling or roasting. 30 seeds $1.25

156. SLIM JIM (60 DAYS)

Germ 5-14 days Another terrific variety from our Italian friends at FratelliIngegnoli. Exceptionally early, we were harvesting eggplants from Slim Jim before some of the other varieties even had blossoms. Harvest at any size, but 4-5 inches is good. Fruits are long, slender, and purple. Flavor is mild. The plant itself is flower garden pretty, a lovely soft purple color. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-14 days The tall plants produce pretty purple blossoms which soon produce 10” long and 1” diameter eggplants. Fruit are slightly curved and the purple-red skin is very lustrous. Longship is the perfect size for slicing. Try roasting slices with garlic and olive oil for a great pizza topping. 30 seeds $1.75


Outdoors- Sow 1/8” deep in mid spring 1-2” apart, thin to 6” apart. Harvest- When base thickens and bulb is the size of a tennis ball. Cut leaves off 2” above bulb. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost. Keep well watered for the best bulbs.


Germ 7-14 days In Italy, Florence Fennel or “finocchio” is grown for its large, round, compact, pure white bulb. University research on this crop compared a number of fennel varieties. This variety not only produced the largest bulbs, but they were nearly twice the size of the nearest competitor. Our trials confirm this with bulbs in excess of a pound in weight and nearly a foot high. It is used raw or cooked in Italian cuisine for its sweet, aniselike flavor. 100 seeds $1.50

52701. ZEFA FINO (90 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Foeniculum Vulgare Zefa Fino is great because all parts of the plant are edible with a sweet, licorice-like flavor. The 4 inch, medallion shaped bulbs mature in 90 days but the leaves of the 2 foot plant can be eaten throughout the summer. The plant is very aromatic and tender, never woody. This favorite almost never bolts. 100 seeds $1.50


In Native American culture gourds were grown for eating and utensils. When cured, they were made into dippers, bowls, tools and even baby rattles. Plants are extremely vigorous, covering a lot of ground-some of our vines even took to the trees. See our website for drying instructions.


Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature at 70 degrees. Transplant after last frost without disturbing the roots. Outdoors- Plant 1” deep, after last frost, when soil warms to 70 degrees. Plant 2-3 seeds every 18-36” apart, with the large varieties the furthest apart. Harvest- When the skin is hardening and the stem is shriveled, brown, and dried. Cut the stem off closest to the vine. Cucurbita Gourds- Harvest mature gourds before cold weather. Frost or freezing conditions causes’ injury to skins. Keep in a cool, dark, dry place for curing. Lagenaria Gourds- Harvest in the fall after light frosts, when leaves die but before heavy frost arrives. Require a long drying period; 3-6 months with good ventilation and the gourds should not be touching each other. Check often for soft or rotten ones, discard them and if mold forms, wipe it off. When the seeds rattle inside and feel light they are dried. Tips- Vines can grow 15 feet or more. Grow on a trellis for more uniform, straight gourds and for more garden space.

160. GOURD MIXTURE (95 -120 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria & Cururbita pepo Includes most varieties listed plus some others in a ratio of 40% small to 60% large. 25 seeds $1.75

162. shenot crown of thorns (125 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo Multi- colored oval fruits with distinctive blunt thorns. 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Large, bulbous body with narrow neck. Ideal for birdhouses or other crafts. 25 seeds $1.75 ideal for containers

163. CAVEMAN’S CLUB (125 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria The name says it all. This bumpy dippertype grows 8-12” long. 25 seeds $1.75

165. MINI-BOTTLE (100 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria A 7-8” tall miniature version of the birdhouse gourd. 25 seeds $1.75

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166. LUFFA - (120-130 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Luffaa egyptiaca Grow your own sponges and scrubbers. Harvest when skin hardens, changes to brown and the weight decreases due to drying. 25 seeds $1.75

167. APPLE- (110 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria This heirloom resembles a giant delicious apple in shape. Gourds are 7.5” high and about 6 inches around. Skin is green speckled with white. Great in a centerpiece either as-is or painted red. 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Long, skinny, curving neck with a round bulbous end: can be cut and used as a ladle or dipper when dried. Grow on a trellis for straighter, longer handles, or try bending them into a knot when fruit is young! 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo A pretty unique one. Yugoslavian Fingers is a big, creamy goose egg with 8 to 10 pointed fingers protruding from all around. This is a pepo type so you can eat them when young and they are delicious. Mature and dried you will really get a lot of comments on the fingers. 25 seeds $1.75

171. BUSHEL (120 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Native Americans used the vessels created by this gourd when dried, as storage containers. The flattened bowl can grow to 20” across. You will certainly find some interesting uses for this gourd, both decorative and practical. 25 seeds $1.75

172. CORSICAN (125 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Saucer shaped to make dishes measuring about 8-9” round, squat, and 34” tall. 25 seeds $1.75


173. SPECKLED SWAN (125 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Grass-green with creamy speckles. 12-14” tall, the curve of the neck closely resembles the graceful silhouette of a swan. 25 seeds

183. KOSHARE (95 DAYS)


174. TURK’S TURBAN (100 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita Maxima A very colorful globe, about 6” high. Bright orange with green and cream striping on the cap. Shaped like a small butter-cup squash. 25 seeds


Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo Hard to describe, it looks kind of like a tropical fish. The gourds are divided by 5 or 6 double fins or wings. Some are straight necked and others curved. The colors range from creams and yellows to whites and greens. Most are about 6-8” long. 5 seeds $1.75

176. SNAKE (100 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria This gourd grows up to 3 feet long, is 8” around, and has light green, mottled skin. A conversation piece or baseball bat. 25 seeds $1.75

Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Direct from the frozen ice flocs of the Southern Ocean comes this Penguin to your garden. Also known as “Calabash”, these gourds are 5” in diameter, 12 inches long, and shaped like a penguin. The light green skin cures to a tan color. Ideal for craft projects. 25 seeds $1.75

178. GOBLIN EGGS (95 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo A collection of small, 2 1/23”, egg shaped gourds in a wide variety of colors and patterns. 25 seeds $1.75






Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo A small dipper shaped gourd with random green and yellow bands. The semi-bush plant produces very abundantly. 25 seeds

Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo This small hard-shelled gourd originated in Tennessee. Children would keep the green and white fruit in their pockets to play with, as they spin like a top. 25 seeds


18401. DAISY – (95 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo Make an exclusive bouquet out of the daisy inlayed gourds. Shades of greens, oranges, yellows, and whites provide a colorful decorative assortment of cute little gourds ready for a tabletop. 10 seeds $1.75

185. DINOSAUR (125 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria An average sized green gourd with both wing-like projections and a curving, graceful neck. 25 seeds $1.75

187. SMALL WARTS (100 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Cucurbita pepo A globular shaped orange gourd with a distinctive, rough textured, very warty surface.

25 seeds



Germ 7-10 days Lagenaria siceraria Do you want to captivate the onlookers of your autumn displays and decorations? Then growing this light green colored gourd exploding with blisters will surely bring their attention. It is apple shaped, grows to a 9 x 12-inch size and weighs 4-7 pounds. 25 seeds $1.75 See page 90 for Gourd Art Basics (L379)


The following varieties of seed are all grown for their edible leaves. This section provides an assortment of flavors and textures to experiment with in the garden and the kitchen. Enjoy discovering what the amazing world of greens can bring to your growing experience.


Tasty and thick semisavoyed leaves grow 1826” and are a healthy addition to your diet, high in vitamins A and C. Tolerant to cold and heat. This Georgia type hybrid is substantially earlier than the open pollinated alternative, tall, and uniform. 100 seeds $1.35


This is a large plant in the brassica family, popular in the South although easily grown anywhere. Generally it is used cooked and flavor seems to improve after a frost. Vitamin content is excellent. Leaves are an attractive blue-green. Requires several square feet of space when fully mature. 100 seeds .95



Nasturtium Officinale This is true watercress and surprisingly easy to grow. Start in small pots and keep moist but not wet for the first month. After the plant has made some growth immerse the pot in a container of water WITH THE WATER COMING UP TO THE LIP of the pot and change the water periodically. The tender leaves are the most succulent green imaginable. Plants yield well for several months and then taper off so you might want to make an additional mid-season planting. 100 seeds $1.50


The taste and appearance of this cress is a bit different than the other cress we carry. When you first taste the finely cut, wrinkly, crinkly leaves it brings on a warm spicy flavor then surprisingly ends with a burst of sweetness. It is a splendid addition for a salad mix and can be fun to experiment with its distinctive flavor in the kitchen. Resists bolting well so you can have a few harvests from one planting. 100 seeds $1.50


For those of you who like spicy, tangy, and piquant tasting salads. It’s a broad, smooth leaved cress that is very productive and very fast growing. Plant in 2 week successions for a summer full of peppery flavor, similar to Nasturtium leaves but notably hotter. 100 seeds $1.25



This lovely amaranth is a versatile vegetable, grain, or ornamental. The young leaves are a colorful addition to any salad and an excellent spinach substitute. Eventually the plant matures into a five foot tall ornamental distinguished by its dramatic burgundy leaves. 100 seeds $1.35

489. HOPI RED DYE AMARANTH (45 Days) Young leaves are packed full of healthful nutrients and can be used fresh in salads or steamed. The burgundy inflorescence are showy, beautiful in arrangements, and in a flower garden. Seeds are edible and harvested for grain. The flower bracts are used for a natural red dye 50 seeds



A slower-maturing, spicier strain of arugula or roquette (Eruca sativa). Tender, dark green leaves are narrow, deeply cut, and have a more intense nutty and peppery flavor than other arugulas. Plants are short, under 8", and slow to bolt, allowing a summer, spring, and fall harvest when planted successively. Highly recommended for those who love the piquant mesclun mixes. Use Arugula W257 for your first picking and then this one for the rest of the summer. 400 seeds $1.35



Also known as Cornsalad, this member of the Valerian family is very popular in France. Its fine, nutty taste enhances any salad. It is very cold tolerant, so it’s a great early or late season green. This is the French Mache – see also Macholong - a Dutch variety. 300 seeds $1.25

This North Holland type is from a prominent Dutch grower so it is definitely the real deal. Compared to the French mache (W141) this one is much larger and more vigorous, also a bit later, ideal for munching with an unusual, memorable flavor. 100 seeds $1.35

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A somewhat pungent salad green. Young leaves are sort of nutty and mustardy. Older leaves can become unpleasantly bitter. It is wise to protect this plant from flea beetles with a row cover. This is the best variety for our March-April planting and May-June harvests. ArugulaRucola Selvatica (W331) is better for the rest of the summer. W257. arugula 500 seeds $1.50 W25701. arugula 1/2 ounce $3.25


W141. MACHE (60 DAYS)



It is interesting that some of the peskiest weeds from our gardens are cultivated and valued as delicacies elsewhere. I think that you will find that this cultivated purslane bears little resemblance to the weed. It is much more erect and the leaves are very large and meaty; color is a bright golden green and the flavor is really wonderful, a bit citric. It is harvested over a long period. 200 seeds $1.35

W334. PURSLANE – RED GRUNER (50 days)

Upright stems with a pretty red tone and large soft green, fleshy leaves. Pick and use as needed for mixed salads or garnish a gourmet dish. A juicy, very tasty addition to salads. 200 seeds $1.35



The plant is a verdant dark green and slow to bolt. It grows 2’ in height and improves in flavor after a light frost. Try the frilly leaves as a salad green or steamed. 100 seeds $1.25

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19201. Mustard Bloody Mary (25 days)

Harvested at the baby leaf stage, this mustard has dark reddish-purple oval leaves with stand out light green stems. This variety will add a mellow pungent flavor along with a striking visual contrast to a garden salad or mixed into a grain or pasta dish. 75 seeds $1.25



Also referred to as Giant Japanese or Miike Purple, this easy to grow, vigorous brassica adds piquancy to salads and is good in stir fries, quickly boiled, or pickled. Plant early in spring or mid-summer for fall harvests. Plants grow a foot tall with large, slightly fringed leaves of a deep purplish red. They are winter-hardy and slow to bolt. Indian mustard is relatively unbothered by insects or diseases. The flavor is mustardy, not really “hot” until it starts to bolt. In addition to spicing up salads, try a few leaves on a sandwich for the mustard flavor. 100 seeds $1.25


A loose head Chinese mustard. Needs cool weather to form heads so Bau Sin Kai Tsai is best planted in early spring or late summer. 125 seeds $1.25


This is the most bolt-resistant Asian brassica that we have encountered. We harvested leaves from the threefoot plants from June to October. Flavor is mild and sweet with just a touch of zesty pungency. Leaves can be used instead of both the heading Chinese Cabbages and the milder mustards in soups, stir-fries, with meats and sauces. Also makes a piquant addition to a salad. 60 seeds $1.25


One of our favorites! The deeply serrated fringy baby leaves are purplered and pack a zingy peppery flavor that gets bolder with age. Great to plant along with other baby greens to add some flare to a salad. It is slow to bolt but best planted in spring or fall. 100 seeds $1.50


Asian Greens

W447. TATSOI (45-50 days)

W440. KYOTO MIZUNA (43 DAYS) Heirloom

This popular Japanese green is often used as part of a Mesclun mix, but we felt it merits individual attention. The very attractive, deeply cut and serrated, narrow leaves grow vigorously into large bunched heads that resist bolting and allow for extended picking. With a mild, pleasant cabbagey flavor, Mizuna can be eaten raw in salads, or cooked in stir fries, soups, etc. 400 seeds $1.25


A very early and tasty, semi-spreading green that tolerates both heat and cold well. About a month after planting you begin to harvest the light green leaves. When fully mature, you can chop up the snowwhite stems for stir fries. 100 seeds

Heirloom- 1700’s

A traditional Japanese culinary herb and green, native to the salt marshes of Japan. Long, thin succulent crunchy leaves with a fresh and very slight salty taste. Use for salads and sushi, steam the older shoots or pick extremely young for micro greens. A very healthful plant that is rich in both vitamins and minerals. 50 seeds $1.25


An uncommon aromatic herb cultivated for Japanese cuisine that has a parsley and celery essence. Use the leaves or slender white stalks, even the roots, for salads, flavoring soups, rice dishes or use your culinary imagination and experiment with its flavor. Use it as a young seedling or up to 6-8 inches when its stalks can be harvested. Mitsuba grows best in a moist shady area during the summer heat or full sun in the cooler early and late part of the season. 300 seeds $1.25

A glossy round savoyed leaf green with thick and tender stems that are a cross between komatsuna and tatsoi. Upright plants can be grown all season and intensify in taste as they mature. Use for stir-fries and pickling. 50 seeds $1.25


W451. MIBUNA (41 DAYS) This strap leaf Asian green is a great addition to braising mixes. The long thin leaves resemble those of dandelions but mibuna is easier and faster to grow. The mild mustardy flavor also serves as a slightly spicy addition to salads. 100 seeds .95

W453 YU CHOI SUM (20 DAYS, BABY) $1.25


W446. MISOME (30 days)

Also called spinach mustard or spoon mustard, it has dark green spoon shaped leaves and white stalks. Grows in a thick rosette close to the ground and is eaten raw or added to stir-fries. It may be harvested at once or the leaves can be picked individually for mixed salads. A great plant to grow in the fall into winter as it can withstand temperatures down to 15 degrees. 50 seeds $1.25

A fast growing green, harvested young as small leaves called Yu Choi or mature with the leaves, stems and flowers just about to open, as Yu Choi Sum. Young leaves have a light broccoli/chard flavor and the mature plant; with its thick tender stalks has a pleasant bitter taste. Steam or stir fry and tossed with some vinegar, garlic, soy sauce and ginger. 300 seeds .95

Mesclun, Radicchio, Endive W14501. CATAOGNA EMERALD

Cichorium intybusl Also known as Italian dandelion. Why would you intentionally grow something that everyone else is trying to get rid of? Because this refined variety has smoother, longer and broader leaves with a delicious asparagus like flavor when harvested young. By using succession plantings you can have them throughout the season, not just a couple of weeks during the spring. 100 seeds $1.25


Includes a wide variety of radicchios and chicories. This mix is best planted in cool weather and a number of plantings can be made in succession. When cut back many of these varieties will make new growth. 200 seeds $1.50


A number of varieties of escarole and endive comprise this mixture. Many of these do tend to bolt in hot weather so best planted when it is cool. Great for salads and braising. 200 seeds $1.50



A beautiful Radicchio, Rossa Di Chiogga is an early small heading type that needs only a foot of space per plant. Hence, this variety is a fine choice for home gardeners. Plant them in succession for continued harvest over the long season. 200 seeds $1.50


Mesclun is pre-mixed salad greens. Plant short rows of the mix every week, starting in early spring. As they mature, all varieties are harvested at once and mixed to make the perfect European style salad, providing a variety of taste sensations from sweet to bitter as well as a dramatic appearance. This mix includes 4 lettuces and 5 chicories. 500 seeds $1.75

Other Greens


Can be eaten raw or cooked, like spinach. The round, fleshy leaves are high in vitamin C. Miners during the California gold rush ate it to prevent scurvy. 100 seeds $1.50

19002. CARDOON (100 DAYS)

A member of the artichoke family, cardoon is a fascinating vegetable and occasionally an ornamental. In European cuisine the leaves are wrapped around the thick stalks to blanch them. The stalks are then eaten, fresh or cooked. The plants are quite meaty and tall with a distinct artichoke flavor. 25 seeds $1.25

W146. SORREL (48 DAYS)

Known as Oseille in France, sorrel is a popular vegetable there. In the US it is sometimes known as dock. The flavor is somewhat acidic, reminiscent of citrus fruit. In France, it is often pureed and served with a cream sauce or fresh in salads with vinaigrette. Also makes splendid soup. It is easy to grow and nutritious, providing ample harvests throughout the season. 150 seeds $1.25


This green produces large, broad leaves which can be harvested continually from Spring through much of the Summer. It is a small heading broccoli so eventually it will produce a tight little head. The flavor is sweet and satisfying. This green will contribute to a whole seasons worth of salads and is delicious in combination with arugula. 100 seeds $1.25


If you’d like to feed an army from an area the size of a coffee table, this may be the vegetable for you. This brassica is a cross between Chinese Cabbage and Turnips. The greens mature very rapidly to a couple of feet. They can be cut early and often throughout the entire growing season. Unlike other brassica greens, Tyfon contains no mustard oil so the flavor is very mild. 200 seeds $1.50

W352. ROSE ORACH Heirloom

Orach has been cultivated for 3000 years. It is also known as butter leaves or mountain spinach and is in fact an excellent spinach substitute. The striking plants will eventually grow to 5 feet in height but you can begin harvesting the leaves when the plant is very young. The tenderest leaves are available before the height exceeds 18 inches. The fully mature plant is very ornamental and can be used in dried arrangements. Orach is primarily used in salads but can also be cooked as you would spinach. 100 seeds $1.50


The most widely used vegetable in Egypt; Melokhiya is very healthy and nutritious. It contains calcium, carotene and B complex vitamins. The young leaves and shoots can be used to flavor and thicken soups and stews and can also be cut and dried for winter use. It does need full sun. 100 seeds $1.35 ideal for containers


W558. JICAMA (150 DAYS)

Jicama requires a long growing season and high heat. In the North seeds should be started indoors soaking seeds overnight and provide 70 degree soil temperature, transplanted after danger of frost. After the vines die, roots should be harvested. They can grow up to 6 pounds but expect less than half that in the North. The flesh is sweet and has the texture of water chestnuts. It is often used in salads, particularly marinated salads. Although a native of Mexico, it was exported by the Spanish to the Philippines and is now used in many Asian dishes. Jicama has surprisingly few calories for something that appears so starchy. $1.25 20 seeds


Indoors- 4-6 weeks before last frost, 1/2” deep. Keep well watered and fertilized. Transplant out just before last frost. Start at same time as broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower. Outdoors- 1/2” deep, 2-4” apart in early spring with soil temperature 55 degrees. Thin seedling to 12-24” apart. Sow another planting in mid/late summer for fall crops. Harvest- Pick young leaves starting at 8-10” from the middle upward. Tips- Leaves become very sweet after frost. Use thinnings or sow a heavy seeded row every 10-14 days for baby greens.


Germ 3-10 days An excellent variety for home gardeners due to its compact growth habit, lovely blue green color, good flavor, and frost tolerance. This one stands out as the choice for the discriminating grower to whom plant size is not the primary consideration. 30 seeds $1.75


Germ 3-10 days A beautiful purple red kale with very curly tender leaves. Redbor has a wonderful flavor either raw or cooked. While it is ready to harvest in just 7 weeks it also lasts well into the fall and the normally 2 foot plants can rise to a height of 5 feet in a long growing season. Regrows well after leaves are harvested and the flavor actually improves after a light frost. 30 seeds $1.95


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This red chicory, popular for centuries in Italy, makes a good fall crop in American gardens. It should be started in late June or July. Initially, the elongated leaves will be green, but they will turn red and form a loose, open head as days shorten in autumn. Plants can also be brought into the cellar for forcing in winter. We’ve had luck with leaving plants in the garden over the winter with a light mulch for spring harvests. Flavor is delicate, slightly bitter, and unique. 200 seeds $1.25


Germ 3-10 days Heirloom 1863 Kale is so attractive it can be grown for its appearance alone. Finely curled bluegreen leaves are carried on compact, 1 foot plants. Very good fresh or cooked, either before or after a frost. Plant at the rate of four plants per square foot. 30 seeds $1.25


Germ 3-10 days Italian Heirloom 1885 Also known as Lacinato or Dinosaur Kale, the plant is 3 feet tall with dark, meaty, puckered leaves, the color of a blue spruce. The striking ornamental leaves have a fine flavor harvested young and cooked simply in olive oil. The mature plant has a stronger flavor, which improves after a frost. 30 seeds $1.50


Germ 3-10 days Heirloom Kale is a staple in Eastern European cooking. Ease of growth, variety of uses, nutrition and delicious flavor (particularly after a frost); make kale an ideal addition to any garden and diet. This variety’s tender, oak shaped, three foot leaves change from reddish green to red after a frost. Even here, they can be left in the garden for harvest throughout the winter. 30 seeds $1.25

W351. WHITE RUSSIAN (50 days)

Germ 3-10 days Striking frosty green foliage and white veining is tasty at any stage due to its tolerance to cool and hot climates. Being the hardiest of kales it is tenderly sweet after the fall weather sets in and extends your garden season. Looks beautiful planted for baby greens with red Russian kale for a lovely mixed greens salad or for an ornamental edible border in a veggie or flower garden. 30 seeds $1.25


Kohlrabi PLANTING:

Outdoors- Early spring, 1/4” deep 2-4” apart with soil temps 55 degrees. Mid/ Late summer sowing for fall harvest Harvest- The spring plantings under 2” for the most tender and sweet bulbs. Fall plantings can survive frosts and can be harvested when they are larger. Tips- Grows best in the cooler weather of spring and late summer. Summer heat makes the bulbs woody and dry. Provide fertilizer and adequate moisture for optimum growth.


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom pre 1860 Early maturing bulbs provide an excellent, nut-like flavor. Has few leaves. An interesting contrast with ornamentals. 40 seeds .95


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom pre 1860 According to the 1930 D. M. Ferry catalog: “Very early with small top, the leaf stems being tinged with purple. Bulbs of medium size, purple; flesh white. Desirable for forcing and early outdoor planting.” 40 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days A 1979 All American selection and still a favorite for both earliness and flavor. Kohlrabi is also called cabbageturnip and appropriately so, the turnip-like balls are held cleanly above the ground with a cruciferous, “cabbagey” flavor. The 4 inch globes are crisp and tender and Grand Duke holds well, meaning that you can leave it in the garden for a while without it becoming woody. 40 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days We were very impressed with this kohlrabi from a prominent Dutch grower. If you start from transplants, this and kale will be the first cole crops you harvest in just 40 days from transplanting. The exterior is an attractive medium purple and the interior a crisp, clear white. Flavor is fine, delicate for kohlrabi. We continued harvesting over a 7 week period and by the end, the size of the globes exceeded a pound, and were not at all woody. 40 seeds $1.95



Germ 7-10 days This giant kohlrabi can reach the size of a bowling ball, and still remain quite tender. The skin is light green with white sweet flesh. The leaves can be eaten like collard greens. Kossack will store a month or more in the refrigerator or root cellar. 40 seeds $1.95



Indoors- 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75 degrees. Plant in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings should be about a pencil thick in size at planting time. Outdoors- Sow 1/4” deep early spring. Thin to 2-6” apart. Harvest- Start harvesting baby leeks at 1/2” diameter and leave some for a larger end of season harvest. Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. You can plant leeks in a trench and as the plants mature, fill in around them to assist in blanching.

200. LARGE AMERICAN FLAG (130 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1870 The long, broad necks are blanched by gradually hilling up adjacent soil. Essential to the gourmet’s kitchen. The standard variety for many years and still one of the best if you have a long enough growing sea-son. Also known as Giant Musselburgh. 200 seeds


20001. CARANTAN (100 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1874 The 1930 D. M. Ferry catalog names this “Monstrous Carantan”. An old French variety that does require a long growing season. Per Ferry “The largest variety, when well grown often 3 inches in diameter, white and tender. It is an exceptionally hardy garden sort.” 200 seeds $1.25

201. LANCELOT (F1 HYBRID 100 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days Substantially earlier than others and of high quality. The earlier you start it, the better it will perform. Transplant in April/May and “hill up” several times for long, well-blanched leeks. Flavor is mild. 200 seeds $1.50

Germ 5-10 days This leek will grow to a very large size with long white stems. It is also frequently used for scallion production and thickly sown will produce in just 50 days. Succession planting will keep the supply coming into late fall. 200 seeds $1.50

Legumes Outdoors- Plant 1 1/2" deep, 4-5 seeds per foot, rows 30-36 apart and soil temperature at least 65-70 degrees. Needs a light sandy soil with plenty of organic matter worked in. Northern areas can start seeds in peat pots 2-4 weeks before last frost date or warm soil with black plastic mulch. Plants emerge after 14 days with sufficient watering and will grow to 18". Yellow self-pollinating pea like flowers arrive 30-40 days after sowing, growing on the lower portion of the plant. Cultivate soil around plant shallowly to prevent damage to the growing peanuts. Harvest- When the older plants start to turn yellow and if you have a short northern growing season use row cover to protect against the first light frosts. Dig up the peanuts and air dry upside down on the rows or inside if weather does not cooperate. Pull peanuts from roots when dry and store. Tips- Peanuts will need calcium to produce well, so add 1 cup per 10 feet of row of gypsum (calcium sulfate) to the top 3-4" of soil when the plants begin to flower.

26901. PEANUT (120 days)

26902. LENTILS (100 days)

Indoors- 3-4 weeks before planting outside. Sow 1/4” deep in cells with soil temps 5570 degrees. Transplant out 8-12” apart. Outdoors- Sow 1/4” “deep, 1” apart. Thin to 6-12”, depending on the size of lettuce you want from baby to full heads. Keep moist during germination. Harvest- cut whole head at base or individual leaves before lettuce starts to bolts and becomes bitter in the heat and long days of summer. Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water for optimum growth. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens using the 1 oz. Pinetree Lettuce Mix for a season long supply of lettuce.

Loose-leaf Lettuce


Germ 7-14 days Arachis hypogaea. A fun novelty to grow in your garden, this unique plant makes seedpods producing elongating stalks that slowly penetrate the soil, where they enlarge and become peanuts. 50 seeds




Germ 10-15 days An ancient crop and cousin of the bean, lentils have been growing over 8500 years. The pods will have 1-2 lentils each, which you keep on the plant until brown and dried. You use them like dried beans and peas or harvest the green pods after 70 days or so and use like snap beans. Tolerates an early cool spring, a light frost and needs rich soil with good drainage. They grow 20 inches tall or more with good soil. Plant early, 1/2”3/4” deep. See website for complete planting instructions. 75 seeds $1.75

203. PINETREE LETTUCE MIX (BEGIN HARVESTING IN 40 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days We have been experimenting with various Mesclun Mixes from France and Italy and you will find these in the greens section. We see a number of advantages to mixing greens: you get a variety of colors, textures, tastes and maturation times from the same planting. This mix has a uniquely American twist, however; they are all leaf lettuces and all sweet varieties. The mix will contain most of the loose-leaf varieties in the catalog and nearly a dozen others. This has become our best selling item and we continue to receive hundreds of compliments on it. 500 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens. Approx. 10,000 seeds $4.95


Germ 4-10 days These varieties will extend the lettuce season into fall and winter. Plant after the heat of summer for an early fall crop or after Labor Day in southern areas. You can also plant these in a cold frame in the north. Don’t plant too early or they’ll bolt. This mix contains Red Deer’s Tongue (21101), Freckles (21001), Green Ice (204) and Buttercrunch (214) lettuces. 500 seeds $1.50

204. GREEN ICE (45 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days This vivid loose-leaf variety catches the eye and is delicious on the plate. The green, glossy leaves are meatier and more savoyed (crinkly) than other loose head types, and the 9" heads tend to be tighter and more compact. Flavor is very good and the exceptional crispness of each leaf is a real advantage. 500 seeds $1.25 ideal for containers


Germ 4-10 days Australian Heirloom A premium springtime variety with yellow-green leaves and large yields. The tender, textured leaves, become crinkled as they mature and can reach a diameter of 12-16”. Fairly slow to bolt. 500 seeds $1.25

205. BLACK SEEDED SIMPSON (46 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1875 This is an old favorite, introduced by Henderson Seed Company. Light green frilly leaves, a loose head, and very dependable. Small leaves can be harvested very early. 500 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days Described as a variety “slow to bolt”; is an understatement in our experience as it holds without bolting better than most. One year, we picked from the same planting the entire season. A very early variety and one of the most attractive lettuces with a very deep red color and impressively frilly leaves. Taste is very pleasant, a real winner. 300 seeds $1.50

20601. BELEAH ROSE (35 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days A great multiple cutting baby lettuce with a sweet crisp taste. Lovely, dark rosy-red leaves contrast with the light green lower part of the plant. 500 seeds $1.35


Germ 4-10 days The leaves are such a dramatic deep red that you scarcely see any green at all. Leaves are about 8” tall and very frilly and ruffled. A very crunchy, crisp variety with a delicious sweet, crunchy flavor. 500 seeds $1.50


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Germ 4-10 days This new variety from an Oregon breeder is the darkest red lettuce we have seen, almost black in color. The leafy plant is full in the center with serrated leaf edges, blistered leaves, and red midrib and veins. 500 seeds $1.25

209. OAKLEAF (45 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom early 1700’s This is our favorite for both flavor and ease of harvest because the large bunch of loose and frilly leaves is borne on a single stalk, just the right size for a salad for a family of four. More compact, tighter and fuller than “Salad Bowl,” with similar elongated, lobed leaves. 500 seeds $1.25

20901. BUGHATTI (45 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days A brilliant dark red Oakleaf lettuce that is extremely slow to bolt. This dramatic variety is very popular in England and Europe. Early, sweet, and beautiful. 100 seeds


Germ 4-10 days In the ongoing battle to determine which is our “reddest” lettuce - Gabriella sometimes takes the lead. It is a deep wine red - even as it emerges - so it is great for adding color to a salad at any stage. Plants are very erect and form a lovely bunch. Flavor is just dandy. 500 seeds $1.35


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1740 This heirloom variety is believed to have originated in the mid 16th century. It remains popular and stands out as it has exceptionally good flavor and texture. 7 to 9 inch loose head red bib type, leaves are both tender and fleshy. Has a thick mid-rib and tolerates both heat and cold. Relatively slow to bolt. 500 seeds $1.25

Germ 4-10 days This variety actually produces a full butterhead in a relatively short period of time. Six to seven inch heads have firm structure and compact habit. Leaves are dark green and the entire head will make a large salad for one. Can be grown 2-4 heads per square foot. 500 seeds $1.50




21602. Lettuce- Lollo Bionda (53 Days)

Germ 4-10 days This is a neat little lettuce that holds itself in a rounded mound shape like a perfectly pruned topiary. The leaves are ruby red tinged, fading to pale green in the center, with the most ruffled and frilled edges you have seen. This could almost be considered an ornamental for borders and edges, but its mild flavor and colorful frilliness make it an exciting and pleasing salad ingredient. 500 seeds $1.25 Germ 4-10 days Italian Heirloom The elongated, lobed leaves of this loose leaf lettuce come equipped with thick, crunchy, flavorful ribs. The flavor and texture are almost halfway between a lettuce and chicory so it can be eaten fresh or cooked. Not at all bitter, it grows fast, is cold tolerant, and slow to bolt. 300 seeds $1.25



213. TOM THUMB (47 DAYS)


Germ 4-10 days A butterhead type but with a saucy, bronzyred tinge on the edges of the leaves. The loose heads run about 10 inches in size. 500 seeds


Germ 4-10 days A glossy green baby butterhead with a nice sweet flavor that is very early to mature and produces dense 4” heads, perfect for an individual serving. Has the ability to withstand some heat and slow to bolt. 500 seeds $1.50


216. MAY QUEEN (45 DAYS)


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1800’s May Queen is ubiquitous in catalogs of the 30’s. They all refer to it as cabbage headed which was the term at the time for butterhead types. Forms round, solid but also loose heads, with leaves an attractive medium green. 500 seeds $1.25



Germ 4-10 days Italian. The sister lettuce of Lollo Rossa, this lime green lettuce is refreshingly crisp and hovers over the soil with a perfect round head of frilly leaves. Harvest the singular leaves as you need them or the entire mounded, fluffy sphere. Holds well in the heat and the cold. 500 seeds $2.25



Germ 4-10 days This bibb type produces a loose head, 8 to 9” across. Dark green and slow to bolt, it has been rated one of the dozen best vegetable introductions. It was developed at Cornell in 1963. 500 seeds

Germ 4-10 days This butterhead variety is very popular in England and Australia. As the name implies it can be sown at any time – spring to fall and will be slow to bolt. The crisp, tight hearts are an appealing light green with the centers appearing a bit blanched. 500 seeds $1.50

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom This lettuce is truly marvelous. It was the only lettuce in our trials that remained good tasting during a very dry, hot summer and continues to impress us each year. Bibb type leaves are wavy and light green with a red overlay. Forms a loose 12" head with meaty texture and fine flavor. 500 seeds $1.25

Crisphead Lettuce


Germ 4-10 days This recently introduced variety was bred by Dr. Baggett at Oregon State. Its parentage is a combination of Ithaca and Salinas. The objective of the breeding work was to develop a head lettuce that would mature in summer’s heat without bolting and was also resistant to tip-burn and rib discoloration. Summertime consistently yields the highest percentage of usable heads in trials. The flavor is good and texture is very crisp. 500 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days A lovely, delicious, French crisphead/butterhead variety favored by many a continental chef. The leaves are green on the lower half and become redder and redder as you get higher on the leaf to a brilliant red tinge on the upper edge. Rouge Grenoblais is heat resistant and slow to bolt, also can be over-wintered in appropriate climates. 500 seeds $1.25

21701. HANSON

21702. ICEBERG

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1894 Don’t think what goes by the generic term “Iceberg” in the supermarket. This heirloom is looser, greener, and better. Per 1936 James Vick seeds, “A curled heading plant of medium size and wavy fringed leaves, which enclose a white, tender heart.” 500 seeds $1.25

218. RED ICEBERG (70-80 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days An uncommon variety and a great alternative to the plain green iceberg, having the same delicious sweet taste and crisp texture. Possesses beautiful reddish bronze outer leaves and a fairly tight 8-10” heads that hold for a long time. Has much more nutritional value than other icebergs. 300 seeds $1.50

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21001. FRECKLES (70 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days A unique and attractive romaine. Medium green leaves are freckled and blotched with burgundy spots. Flavor of the meaty leaves is great and they are very slow to turn bitter. Adds interest to any salad. 500 seeds $1.50

21002. PETITE ROUGE (48 Days)


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom A naturally petite and compact romaine lettuce that is perfect for containers and tight plantings in the garden. A lively little lettuce with leaves that are blushed with red shades. 500 seeds $1.50

82611. TAN TAN (55 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days A unique little gem type from a prominent German grower. Tan Tan forms a fairly tight buttery head which can be harvested young, or individual leaves can be scavenged almost immediately. Flavor is fine on meaty green leaves. Can also be grown in the garden, of course. 50 seeds $1.75

21003. CIMMARON (58 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom – 1700’s This Cos lettuce (romaine) is a unique bronze-red color, like no other we’ve ever seen. Its tall elongated leaves are hearty and delicious, and harvest can be conducted over a long period as it is slow to bolt. This variety dates back to the 18th century, but hasn’t been offered in this country for years. Our grower discovered some seed in a warehouse and a few were still viable, thus it was brought back on the market. 500 seeds $1.35

21004. WINTER DENSITY (28-54 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days This Romaine is a compact 8” with thick dark green leaves packed full of flavor. It is slow to bolt or turn bitter, and keeps very well. You can begin harvesting baby lettuces at 28 days, leaving others to reach full size a few weeks later. 500 seeds $1.35

21801. RED ROMAna (50 Days)


Germ 4-10 days The merlot colored leaves of this romaine lettuce are especially beautiful and delicious in Caesar salads. Long, wide, spooned shaped leaves have a crisp,crunchy texture. At maturity this plant stands at 12 inches tall but it can be harvested earlier for little baby heads of romaine. 500 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days Middle Eastern. This lettuce is already popular in the hot, dry areas of the US. It was bred to grow in the deserts of Israel. Jericho is very bolt resistant and remains crisp and sweet in the hottest of weather. This cos type provides a large, dense head. 150 seeds $1.75



Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots. Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Harvest- Look for the following signs as it does take some practice on telling when they are ready to harvest. The skin tone changes and netting becomes heavy, the ends soften, they will slip from the vines, or a gentle tug will pull it away from the vine, a crack develops around the stem, the closet tendril to the stem dries, and the aroma increases when ripening. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.


Germ 4-10 days This close relative of the tomato is a native of the Andes Mountain region in South America. The purple and white flowers will grow into 2-5 inch oval fruits with cream colored skin, painted with purple streaks. Inside is a satiny pale, yellow-green, juicy flesh with a surprising pear-like, melony taste. The growth habits and soil conditions being similar to the tomato, they need water regularly and will do best on trellises once the fruits set. Also do well in containers and can be moved into a greenhouse in areas below zone 9. Harvest the Pepinos just before being fully ripe and they will store in refrigerator for a few weeks. Start indoors like you would a pepper in northern climates. 5 seeds $1.95

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220. BANANA (80 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1883 A very old heirloom melon, still an interesting and delicious novelty. Fruits are about 20” long and 4” in diameter, tapering at each end similar to a banana. The flesh is creamy white, very sweet and aromatic. Banana is early enough to grow very successfully in the North. 20 seeds $1.25

22001. CASABA GOLDEN BEAUTY (110-120 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days

Heirloom Ancient Asian US since 1850 A melon originally from Turkey, with thick white juicy flesh that possesses a light sweetness and a long shelf life. They do not slip from the vine, therefore you can harvest when they are reasonably mature and hold in storage until blossom end softens. The oval fruits average 7-8 pounds with a golden yellow, tough, wrinkled skin. The white flesh has a wonderful spicy odor and tempting flavor. 20 seeds $1.25

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Germ 4-10 days Heirloom pre 1855 A large old crisphead type with light green leaves and a white heart. According to 1930 D. M. Ferry – “The plant is compact and forms a large, cabbage-like head —the outer leaves are bright yellowish green, broad, somewhat crumpled and frilled at edge and with distinctive midrib. The inner leaves are white, very crisp, and sweet”. 500 seeds $1.25

22002. HALE’S BEST (75 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom pre 1923 In 1936 James Vick Seed said, “An early variety with thick, salmon colored flesh, very spicy: heavily netted.” 20 seeds $1.25

22003. HONEY ROCK (90 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1920 In 1936 Henry A Dreer Seed Co. stated: “This new muskmelon is outstanding for the delicious sweetness and rich aroma of its tender, luscious, salmon colored flesh. The fruits are almost round. They are of medium size but have extremely thick flesh surrounding the small seed cavity. The skin of the heavy fruits is a gray-green color showing a rough netting.” 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1881 Also known as Eden Gem. In 1936 F. B Mills Seed wrote: “One of the most profitable market melons, no doubt more largely planted than any other one variety. Vines are healthy and vigorous, producing enormous quantities of fruit of uniform size and shape. Skin is a golden color when ripe. Flavor is rich and luscious.” 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days The first thing we notice with a honeydew melon is the fragrance and Honeycomb is a fine smelling specimen. It is large for a fairly early maturing variety with many exceeding 6 pounds. Honeycomb is known for its high yield, around six per hill. Flavor is great, enhanced by a super high sugar content. Quite disease resistant. 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Compact 3 foot vines produce a quantity of 4 inch cantaloupes which mature very early. Has an excellent sweet flavor. 20 seeds $1.50

22202. LILLIPUT (F1 Hybrid, 80 days)


Germ 4-10 days A mini, personal size melon just the right size for one serving. Luscious, sweet orange flesh has a high sugar content and is easy to harvest, it just slips from the stem when fully ripe. The fruit weighs up to 2 lbs. and is 4-5” in diameter. 20 seeds $2.25



Germ 4-10 days Brent Loy of the University of New Hampshire did the breeding work on this excellent green fleshed melon. It is quite early, but also large, close to 5 pounds or more, and the flavor is very nice. The melons slip so you know when to harvest. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days Although it is from a Colorado grower, Halona is thought of as an “Eastern Type” cantaloupe. This means that it does well in cooler weather and shorter growing seasons. The heavily netted fruit can grow to 4 or 5 pounds with good yields and decent disease resistance. Thick fleshed with a small seed cavity, Halona is a sweet treat to eat, the result of a very high brix rating. 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1846 An heirloom of great distinction and still the sweetest melon around. Fruits are 1-2 pounds in size and have a turban at the blossom end. Flesh is lime green. 5 foot vining plants are prolific in setting delectable fruits. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days Fruit is round and a bit flattened with a silverwhite rind. The flesh is a pleasant green. This 1 1/2 lb melon is exceptionally sweet with a sugar content measured as high as 17%. It can be harvested about a month from the setting of fruit. 20 seeds $1.55


Germ 4-10 days As white as the driven sugar? Everything about this melon suggests sweet – bubble gum sweet. The white flesh can be eaten right out to the white rind yet the softball sized fruit are small enough to be grown on a trellis. This melon also is quite prolific – a dozen per hill is a possibility. Resembles another Japanese variety – Sprite. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 4-10 days We have been partial to this Burpee melon since we first grew years ago. It is not the earliest, but acceptably so, with great dependability and a wonderful flavor. The fruits are round and heavily netted with a thick flesh and small seed cavity. They can be harvested a bit before they slip naturally. 20 seeds $1.95



Germ 4-10 days Spanish Heirloom A very rare heirloom from Spain. Has green, mottled, ribbed skin and grows to about 3 pounds. Melons are elongated with sweet yellow flesh. Long vines. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom 1830 A very spicy flavored old heirloom, as the name implies. Nutmeg produces one to two pound fruit in abundance even in short season areas. The flavor of the mint green flesh is what sets it apart, exceptionally sweet, aromatic, and spicy. 20 seeds $1.35


Germ 4-10 days This open pollinated melon produces oval fruit up to 7" long and weighing 3-3 1/2 pounds. The smooth dark green skin turns yellow, and the flesh is sweet and white. 15 seeds $1.25

231. CRENSHAW (90-100 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Seductively sweet, spicy aroma and taste, with dense salmon colored flesh. Matures to a golden-greenish rind with the fruit weighing up to 9 pounds. 20 seeds $1.25

233. TUSCANY (80 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days Italian Heirloom 1875 A delicious import with salmon flesh and a tan rind. You can just see it on a bright plate with some thinly sliced prosciutto. The elongated, 3 pound fruit have both a thin rind and tiny seed cavity – leaving plenty of space for the sweet (brix rating 11) tender, delicious flesh. The skin color changes from a dark green to a golden creamy tan as the fruit ripen. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days This visually intriguing tropical fruit, with its bright orange skin and spikes, is a native vine of Africa. Maybe you have seen this crazy fruit in the exotic produce section of your local supermarket. If you have, you probably noticed its high price. Well now you can grow this fun fruit at home. The flesh is quite interesting with a Jell-O-like consistency and a flavor that is similar to a mix of cucumber, kiwi, and banana. Toss in fruit salads, use as garnish for gourmet dishes, or use the cleaned out rind like a bowl. 5 seeds $1.95

Germ 4-10 days A true, traditional Charentais melon is surprisingly hard to find. The oval fruit have a smooth gray exterior with dark gray sutures. The flesh is a lovely, fragrant, delicious bright orange. Plants are medium size and the melons run to 2 pounds. Fruit should be harvested when the skin turns from green to gray for the best flavor. 15 seeds $1.95

23302. NOIR DE CARMES ORGANIC (80 days)

Germ 4-10 days French Heirloom 1787 A rare French heirloom preserved by the Carmelite monks of France. It has deep smooth ribs and skin so dark green that it is almost black but ripens to a mottled orange, making it easy to harvest. Aromatic flesh that is gently sweet. Grows 23 pound fruits. 15 seeds $1.95


Germ 4-10 days Italian. A very interesting mixture of a dozen small melons from the region. 20 seeds $1.25

W660. ANANAS (100 DAYS) Germ 4-10 days

Heirloom in the US around 1824 Middle Eastern. One of the foremost of the surprising variety of melons grown in the Middle East, Ananas is a smooth, oval three pound melon with golden skin and very sweet white flesh tinged with pink. 20 seeds

W661. OGEN (85 DAYS)

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Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2” deep, 4-5 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70- 80 degrees. Transplant out 12-18” apart last frost. Outdoors- 1/2” deep, 12-18”apart after last frost when soil is 70 degrees. Harvest- Clip pods off at 2-4” to keep the plant flowering for more production, Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. You can soak the seeds in warm water for a few hours to hasten germination.



236. COW HORN (90 DAYS)


Germ 7-10 days Plants are about 3 feet tall. They carry numerous spineless pods which are tender and tasty if picked young. This variety won an All America award back in 1939 and is still thought of as the standard variety. 50 seeds $1.50 Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1860’s A truly giant plant, for an okra or anything else, it can grow to a height of 8 feet. Pods can grow to 15 inches although for eating they are best picked at about 5 inches. Decent flavor and texture. 50 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom This okra can grow to a height of six feet. The well branched plants carry unique white/green pods. It is very productive if picked young. The dried pods also make a great ornamental, especially in an arrangement with red burgundy okra. 50 seeds $1.35

Germ 7-10 days Everything on this one is red, the stems, the pods, the flowers and even to some extent the leaves. Truly ornamental but it also bears an abundance of tasty pods. 50 seeds $1.35

Germ 7-10 days Extra early maturing dark green pods sprout from the compact plants, being very suitable for container gardening. Great for those of you that garden in northern climates. 30 seeds $1.75

W670. STAR OF DAVID (65 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Israeli Heirloom Vigorous plants are very tall and productive. They produce a multitude of 5”, flavorful pods. When the pod is cut open the cross section reveals a Star of David. 50 seeds $1.25

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Germ 4-10 days Middle Eastern. This Israeli melon is also known as Ha-Ogen. The melon was developed on the Ogen kibbutz from ancient Indian/Persian stock and when first introduced became sort of the agricultural equivalent of an urban legend. The seed was jealously guarded and coveted, in very short supply, and only a few had access to it. Rumors abounded as to its unique qualities. Now it is readily available. Ogen is a heavy yielder of 3 pound fruit that mature from light green to a golden yellow. Flesh is pale green with a distinct light orange hue around the seed cavity. Of course the rich, aromatic flavor is the reason for Ogen’s continued popularity. 20 seeds $1.25

PLANTING: Indoors- 8-10 weeks before last frost with soil temperatures 60-75 degrees. Plant in flats 1/4” deep, 1/4” apart. Transplant seedlings out mid/late spring, 2-6” apart. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Seedlings should be about a pencil thick in size at planting time. Outdoors- Sow lightly, 1/4” deep early spring. Thin to 2-6” apart. Harvest- Stop watering a week before harvesting. Pull out when tops fall over and skin develops. Cure them by drying them until the neck is dry, out of direct sunlight, in a warm area, and in single layer so air can circulate around them. Tips- Plant into fertile soil with lots of organic matter and adequate water,1” per week for optimum growth.

Standard Onions


242. BARLETTA WHITE PICKLING (65 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days A high quality white, perfectly round, 3/4” onion for pickling. Also great in a cream sauce for your holiday table. 150 seeds ideal for containers


Germ 5-10 days Long day. The bulbs will exceed 5” in diameter and are pure white and firm, thus storing well. Some of the globe shaped specimens may exceed 2 pounds in weight. 150 seeds




Germ 5-10 days British Heirloom 1887 Long day. This fine large onion has gained a big following in the past several years. Bulbs in excess of 3 pounds are possible, but the real virtue of this variety is the quality. Color is a snow-white, centers are bull’s eye single, tops are vigorous, and the flavor is very sweet. Great for slicing raw. Every year that we grow it we reaffirm that Ailsa Craig is the biggest, the earliest, and the best. 150 seeds $1.65


Germ 5-10 days Long day. The standard yellow storage onion for the past century. Bulbs are up to 5 inches wide and can weigh a couple pounds. Skin and flesh are a pleasing yellow. It cures very well in the fall and if stored properly will provide crispy spiciness to dishes all winter. 150 seeds $1.35


Germ 5-10 days Heirloom 1873 Long day. D. M. Ferry Seed wrote in 1930; “This most excellent medium early or main crop red variety produces bulbs of medium to large size, ideally globe shaped with very smooth glossy surface, very small neck and remarkably beautiful purplish red color. The flesh is white, tinged with light purple, mild, very fine grained and tender”. 150 seeds $1.25


Germ 5-10 days Long day. This near legendary onion is noted for its mildness. In the NW, it’s planted in fall, over-wintered, and harvested in spring. It produces an acceptably mild crop from a spring planting in areas with more severe winters. You can also try to protect it over the winter with light mulch. We’ve had mixed results with this method. Worth experimenting if you crave a mild onion. 150 seeds $1.25

24601. RED BURGUNDY (100 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days Short day. This is a classic red skin onion suitable for southern growers that produces 4” bulbs with a mild, sweet flavor. It is an excellent slicing variety with white and pink interior rings. It would be best to plan on using this onion up before your other ones, as it is not the longest keeper. 150 seeds $1.25

Hybrid Onions 24702. COPRA (F1 HYBRID 107 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days Long day. An excellent storage onion with a distinctive coppery brown skin and medium-large bulbs that are somewhat globular. The onions are as flavorful when you take them out of the root cellar in the Spring as they were the previous Fall. This is a very hard, sweet onion with thin tops that dry quickly. 150 seeds $1.65

24802. RED WING (F1 HYBRID 110 DAYS)

Germ 5-10 days Long day. A beautiful red round onion with a very mild flavor. Color is brilliant maroon, growing paler as you get to the center of the bulb. Bulbs are firm and round. A mild addition to a salad or sandwich. This is also an excellent storage onion for months and months of enjoyment. 150 seeds $1.65

Specialty Onions


Germ 5-10 days Italian Heirloom The extremely dark red color goes to the core of the bulb. Flat onions are 1 1/2 inches wide and one inch high. This a very hard onion and a good keeper. Also good for braiding. 150 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-10 days Italian Heirloom This antique variety has flattened disk shaped bulbs with a mild sweet flavor. It has a storage life of up to three months. A perfect size for kabobs, pickling and roasting. Roasting with balsamic vinegar really brings out its flavorful taste. 150 seeds $1.50

W28106. RED LONG OF TROPEA (90 DAYS) Germ 5-10 days Italian Heirloom This fabulous onion’s origin is a small area of southern Italy, near the city of Tropea. It produces 3-4” elongated bulbs wine red in color and have a sweet white flesh. Intermediatelong day type. 150 seeds $1.50

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Germ 5-10 days Heirloom This variety produces no bulbs and also divides and thus can be considered sort of a perennial. Can be sown thickly (20 seeds per square foot) either in the spring for a fall crop or in the fall for a crop the following year. Use like scallions, then allow some plants to grow and each will have half a dozen narrow divisions in the fall. 400 seeds $1.35


Germ 5-10 days Heirloom Another bunching onion but this one has green tops and a red bulb. Both flavorful and colorful. 400 seeds $1.35


Indoors- 3-4 weeks before transplanting out, 1/4” deep with soil temps 60-75 degrees. Transplant out in mid spring, not to early as exposure to heavy frost can cause bolting. Outdoors- Mid-Spring to early summer. Sow fall crops mid to late summer. Thin to 6-12” apart Harvest- Cut at the base for single leaves, whole heads, mini or full sized. Tips- Provide moisture, being too dry can cause the plant to bolt. Liquid feed once a week

W455. BRISK GREEN (F1 Hybrid 50 days)

Germ 7-12 days This non-heading green, a member of the cabbage family, is a compact variety that produces 68" meaty, spoon shaped leaves. It is a staple for Asian cooking. Excellent for stir fries, soups and raw in salads. Bolt resistant variety. 40 seeds $1.50

W456. PURPLE (F1 Hybrid 47 days)

Germ 7-12 days A favorite in our trials this year, mostly because the very deep shade of purple really stands out, and it tastes very good. The distinctive purple leaves are carried on light green stems and the flavor is mild. 40 seeds $1.50

82909. CHING CHANG (50 days)

Germ 7-12 days Ching Chang simply means baby bok choy. You should be able to grow a half a dozen of these compact plants in a good sized pot and begin cutting within 45 days and continue to harvest the delicious leave for another 40 or so days thereafter. 50 seeds $1.50


Indoors- 8 weeks before last frost 1/4” deep. Transplant 3-4” apart early spring. Soak seeds in warm water overnight to speed up germination which is typically slow. Outdoors- 1/4” deep, 1” apart in early spring when soil temperatures at least 45 degrees. Thin to 3-4” apart. Harvest- After first frost when flavor is improved. Tips- Plant in deep loose soil amended with compost. Keep well watered for best roots.

W375. FAKIR (84 DAYS)

Germ 14-21 days Above ground greens can be used like parsley. The slender cylindrical root with white skin and flesh is widely used in German, Dutch and Polish kitchens. It can be eaten raw, steamed, or cooked in soups, stews, or soufflés. Also known as Hamburg Parsley and Turniprooted Parsley, its flavor combines a root crop flavor (like carrot and celeriac) with a pleasant parsley taste. 400 seeds $1.25

Parsnips PLANTING:

Outdoors- 1/2” deep, 1/2” apart in early spring with soil temperature at least 55 degrees. Slow to germinate and it is very important that they be kept moist for best germination. Thin to 2” apart. Harvest- The flavor is best after a few frosts. Leave them in the ground for the winter with a thick layer of mulch and harvest in the spring when the ground thaws. Tips- Soak seed 24 hours to hasten germination. Plant a few radish seeds with the parsnips to help mark the rows. This is helpful because they take 3 weeks to germinate. Requires adequate water, 1” per week for optimum growth.


Germ 14-21 day Pure white perfectly straight roots. The slightly sweet flavor is unique in our experience. Parsnips store well and should comprise at least a small part of every northern garden. In the North, leave them in the garden until spring. It gives you a sweet treat to look forward to all winter. Dig them as soon as you can after thaw. If they are left for a few weeks they develop a lot of little white roots and start to become woody. 250 seeds $1.50


Germ 14-21 day Heirloom 1850 Also known as Guernsey. Per 1936 D. M. Ferry: “An excellent variety for the table. The roots are long with smooth white skin, uniform in shape, tender, and of the best quality. The variety is easily distinguished by the leaves growing from the depression on top of the crown of the root.” 250 seeds $1.50


Outdoors- Sow 1” deep and 1-2” apart in early spring with soil temperatures 40-70 degrees. Harvest- Pick every day for continuous harvest. Tips- Adding inoculant with rhizobium bacteria will increase yields. Plant again, two months before last frost date for smaller fall harvests. Varieties with vine lengths over 3 feet require support.

Shelling Peas 256. GREEN ARROW (63 DAYS)


25601. Tom Thumb (50-55 days) English heirloom mid 1800's

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1891 Another good choice for the space efficient garden because of the long vine length. Climbing 4 to 5 feet up a trellis, they bear big, easy to see and pick pods. Late maturing, they handle heat very well and produce huge, sweet, buttery tasting peas. 200 seeds


262. EARLY FROSTY PEA (60 days)

Germ 7-14 days One of the best for early spring planting these peas are hearty and excellent for locations with cold springs and short seasons. Vines grow to 30 inches and yield 3 1/2 inch pods filled with 6-7 delicious medium sized peas. They are great for fresh off the vine eating, for freezing plus they hold well after harvest. 200 seeds $1.95

264. LINCOLN (65 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Yields are high and borne on a good strong vine. Pods can have as many as a dozen peas each, with two pods per node. The peas themselves are fairly small and have good flavor. 200 seeds

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This adorable little shell pea is extra compact and perfect for growing in containers or in the garden. Growing only to 10-12 inches, its growth habit makes for easy to harvest full size pods, with no support needed. Such as easy pea to grow, sow the seed then harvest without the hassle of staking up or trellising. 50 seeds $1.95

258. KNIGHT (56 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days This is the largest pod, highest yielding pea in the early maturing class. Vines are short, a little over 2 feet and don’t need staking. Pods are full sized, 4 inches, with up to 10 peas. Sweet flavor. 200 seeds $1.65

ideal for containers

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom before 1908 This variety has been popular in New England for generations. The three-inch pods contain 8 or 9 relatively small peas. Flavor is very sweet. They yield throughout July on 2 1/2 foot vines. A long time customer favorite. 200 seeds $1.75

Snap Pea


Germ 7-14 days An improved Sugar Snap. Very tall, with better resistance to powdery mildew, thicker and plumper pods (and more of them). Can out produce Sugar Snap, with a comparable, sweet flavor. It matures up to a week earlier than the old Sugar Snap. 200 seeds $2.25


Germ 7-14 days The first semi-leafless or half leaf Sugar Snap type pea. It is also dwarf, growing to a height of only 16 inches, so it requires no support. The lacy tendrils are unique and attractive, bearing large quantities of 3 inch peas with a distinctively sweet flavor. 200 seeds $1.95

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Germ 7-14 days This one is definitely the earliest sugar snap but it has some other virtues as well. 1. Practically stringless – the least of any snap pea. 2. Short vines – matures with little, or even no support. 3. Reportedly the best flavor of any of the newer (post sugar ann, sugar bon, sugar rae) sugar snaps. 4. An excellent “disease resistant package”. 200 seeds $1.95

263. CASCADIA (48 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days This snap pea is very sweet and tender, almost stringless. Earliness is also a virtue. Three inch pods are carried on 30 inch vines. Highly recommended. 200 seeds $1.75



Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Delectable super sweetened stringless pods produce tremendous yields on the 5 foot vines. This later maturing variety stays yummy even when harvesting 5 inch pods at the end of the pea season. Pick young or pick mature the sweetness will endure. 50 seeds $1.50

269. GOLDEN SWEET (67 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days

Heirloom from India

This heirloom variety produces vigorous vines 6 feet long. The very attractive two tone purple blossoms yield lemonyellow pods that are best picked when small. Flavor is sweet and nutty. 50 seeds $1.65

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Germ 7-14 days Dutch Heirloom Also know as Blauwschokkers. An unusual edible and ornamental pea. The rare color of indigo-blue pods emerge from bi-colored purple and white flowers. Use the newly formed peas like you would a snow pea and later dried, for a soup pea in winter time meals. Grows to 5-6 feet. 100 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-14 days This edible pod snow pea is the type used in Chinese cuisine. Unlike snap peas, it is best harvested at a very immature stage, when the forming peas are just barely visible. This relatively new variety was developed at Oregon State University and has a fairly short vine (30-36”), so it isn’t absolutely necessary to support it. Pods are smooth and ready for harvest when 4” long. Flavor is sweet and mild. 50 seeds $1.75


Pea Inoculant (H120 and H121) can be found on page 105.

26903. Blue Podded (80 days)


Snow Peas Germ 7-14 days The 3-4 inch pods on this snow pea stay very sweet and tender even when picked a little too large. Vines are 2 to 3 feet with beautiful twotone purple flowers as an added bonus. 50 seeds



Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Tetragoholobus lotus This 12 to 18 inch tall plant with pea-like foliage is covered with interesting little winged pods. They are best harvested at about an inch in length and are delicious steamed or stir-fried. The whole plant, roots, shoots, and pods are edible. Bright red flowers make it quite ornamental as well. 50 seeds $1.35

Black-eyed Pea


Germ 7-14 days This pea does well in hot weather but doesn’t like a chill – so in the north you are probably better off treating it as a bean rather than a pea. It does well in poor soil and due to the “nitrogen fixing” capabilities of legumes will actually improve the nutrition of the soil over time. The bushy plants produce pods of white peas with a dark spot and can be used fresh or dried. 200 seeds $1.75

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Indoors- Start 8-10 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 70-80 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant 18” apart when danger of frost has passed and when soil is 65 degrees. Harvest- Using a sharp instrument, pick first fruits when they reach usable size, this helps accelerate the growth of the other peppers on the plant. Leave some on to mature, in color and sweeten up. Tips- Plant in fertile, well composted soil, mulch and provide adequate water. It helps to use row cover early in the season giving the plants extra warmth, especially in the north. Side dress when flowers begin to form.


Germ 10-14 days The big advantage of this variety is that it sets fruit well in cool weather and thus is a good choice for the North and coastal regions in particular. The fruits are medium in size and flavor is good. 20 seeds $1.75

271. BURAN (90 days)


Germ 10-14 days Buran, a polish heirloom, ripened up toward the end of the season up here in Maine, mid September, but the plant was loaded with green and ripe red peppers. Took a bite out of a green fruit and was quite surprised at the sweetness it had while still green ,especially when compared to a green California Wonder pepper. Medium sized, three lobed fruits are 4 inches long. 20 seeds $1.50

272. CALIFORNIA WONDER (75 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days This is a very large open pollinated variety measuring 4” square or more. The flavor is mild and sweet. Color ranges from deep green to crimson when fully mature. 20 seeds



Germ 10-14 days A reliable and heavy yielding pepper for northern gardens that was developed at the University of Wisconsin in the 60's. This variety has thick, juicy and sweet walls with the fruit growing to 4-6 oz and 4-5” in height. 20 seeds $1.65


Germ 10-14 days A recent pepper arrival to the market, this one has caused some excitement here at Pinetree, we just loved it! An extremely beautiful colored pepper starting out lime green maturing into a gilded gold. It has a juicy, delightful sweet taste with a burst of citrus left on your taste buds. Enjoy the bountiful harvest provided by using the young or mature blocky elongated peppers. 10 seeds $1.75

27203. DIAMOND (78 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days A mixture of five pepper varieties, so that you can brighten salads and stir fries with most of the colors of the rainbow. This mix includes: Diamond, Orange Sun, Purple Beauty, Big Red, and Chocolate Beauty. 20 seeds $2.25


Germ 10-14 days A creamy, white skinned pepper with a mild flavor. Good yields of bell shaped fruit, borne quite early on sturdy, 2 foot plants. 20 seeds $1.35

27204. ORANGE SUN (81 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days Fruits are 3 to 4” long and have medium thick walls with the color changing from a deep green to a true golden color in just a matter of days. Yields are reasonably heavy on 2 foot, erect plants. 20 seeds




Germ 10-14 days This open pollinated variety is more than a novelty, a nice thick walled pepper that yields late here, but in the main season in most of the country. The purple color adds a lot to the appeal—a deep, midnight, eggplant purple. Plants are compact and set fruit in both the crown and on the limbs. 20 seeds $1.35

27301. BIG RED (75 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Many say that this newer open pollinated variety yields better than the hybrids. You will get an abundance of 4”, thick walled, very sweet red peppers. Flavor is crisp and delicious. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 10-14 days A unique specialty pepper that produces smooth, good sized fruit. It matures from green to an attractive chocolate hue. Some believe that the flavor of the chocolate peppers is the sweetest of all. Fruit are large, thick walled, and generally four-lobed. 20 seeds $1.65


Germ 10-14 days The wee little peppers in this blend are such a blast of fun to grow either in the garden or on the patio. Peppers are tiny, some only being an inch long and wide. Compact plants grow to 15 inches in height. Absolutely cute and robustly sweet tasting added to salads, vegetable platters or for mini stuffed pepper hour d'oeuvres. 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 10-14 days Heirloom 1934 It is a challenge trying to grow fabulous peppers when you live in the north, with a cool and short season. But when you run back from the garden with the first harvest of a succulent sweet red pepper you will be glad you have chosen this variety! The average size fruit is 6”x4” with blocky, thick walls producing very well on a medium size, multi-branching plant. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 10-14 days Lilac Bell is a beautiful, full sized, sweet bell pepper that starts out yellow and gradually turns a light purple with distinctive yellow stripes. This early beauty will make the complete color change even in the North. 20 seeds $1.75

275. PIMENTO (75 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Heart shaped, smooth, round fruits average 3 1/2 inches in length. Eventually they turn from green to a deep red. Go ahead—stuff your own olives. 20 seeds ideal for containers

Germ 10-14 days Yields of 1–2 inch fruit could be described as “everbearing”. Small plants produce dozens of these round, flattened fruit turning from green to red. Flavor is fine and they are ideal for canning, pickling, or stuffing. 20 seeds $1.25

27502. PAPRIKA (80 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Make paprika powder from mature peppers. Dry them by hanging or in a dehydrator and then crush and grind them with mortar and pestle or food processor. They are also good eaten fresh, with a mildly pungent, sweet flavor. This is the elongated type of paprika, turning from green to bright red. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 10-14 days This is the type of paprika that is squat with many lobes, similar in size and shape to a medium sized tomato. This is the perfect pepper to dry to produce the popular spice but is also eaten fresh, and yields are very abundant so you can use it both ways. Skin color changes from cream to a bright pumpkin orange and eventually red. 20 seeds $1.65

276. SWEET BANANA (72 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days

Hungarian Heirloom Produces abundant 6” long Hungarian-type peppers, sometimes over 20 per plant. The attractive yellow color eventually turns crimson and the flavor is sweet and spicy.

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27601. RED CHEESE PEPPER (85 days)

Germ 10-14 days This heirloom pepper has a distinctive flattened and dimpled shape and can be dried to produce paprika. It is thought to be the original pepper from which the bell pepper was selected. Plant is erect and over 2 feet tall. Also known as squash pepper. 20 seeds $1.25


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27202. FLAVOR BURST (F1 HYBRID 75 days)



Germ 10-14 days This and the following are truly bell, dwarf peppers. Plants only grow to a height of 16”. The 2” to 5” fruit turn from green to a brilliant red surprisingly quickly. Yields are heavier than you would expect on a plant this size. The fruit hold on the plant for a very long period of time for both decorative purposes and to prolong the harvest. 10 seeds $1.95

82701. BELL PEPPER – MOHAWK (F1 HYBRID 60 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days Redskin’s yellow cousin. The fruit on these 16 inch plants mature to an attractive yellow-orange and are also carried on the plant for lengthy period. 10 seeds $1.95

27702. ACONCAQUA (80 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Argentinian Heirloom This very large pepper plant is named after a mountain in Argentina where it originated. Plants can grow close to 3 feet in height and probably need to be supported as the fruit set is very heavy. Fruit can come close to a foot in length and ripen from green to orange to red. They have great flavor for fresh use at any stage of maturity and are great for roasting when fully mature. 20 seeds $1.35


Germ 10-14 days This frying type pepper is a must in many Mediterranean dishes. The fruit is an elongated and flattened yellowish green changing to red. Walls aren’t particularly thick. Quite productive and early. 20 seeds $1.25

W282. CORNO DI TORO (72 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days Italian Heirloom These bull’s horn peppers are a deep green turning to a vivid bright red, are exceptionally sweet and tasty. Fruits are 6 to 8 inches in length. Great for both fresh use and frying. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 10-14 days Italian Heirloom Same as the red except it turns yellow at maturity. 20 seeds $1.25


MARCONI (80-90 days)


Germ 10-14 days These long tapered Italian peppers have thin walls, a crunchy texture and come in three beautiful colors. Red is the sweetest with the beautiful shaded purple having a more deep pepper flavor and the golden offers a gentle sweetness. Plants flourish with fruits that are great for frying,stuffing or sliced into rings for salads.

27701. RED 27703. PURPLE 27704. GOLDEN

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Hot Peppers 280. CAYENNE-LONG (70 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days

Heirloom pre 1827 Wrinkled peppers are 6 inches long and skinny. Fiery hot and excellent for drying. An attractive plant. 20 seeds $1.25

282. HUNGARIAN YELLOW WAX (65 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days Yields a large quantity of 6 inch yellow fruits, which turn red when fully ripened. Not super hot, but certainly pungent. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 10-14 days This exceptionally ornamental pepper is also one of the hottest we have encountered. Two foot plants are covered with dozens and dozens of light purple blossoms which turn into dark purple, thin peppers about 3” long, a bit smaller than a regular cayenne. 20 seeds $1.35

28301. TABASCO (85 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days This is a jalapeno type pepper so the name is a bit misleading. The three inch conical peppers change from green to a deep black and yields are heavy. The pungency is best described as medium-hot. 20 seeds $1.25

286. RED HOT CHERRY (77 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days These peppers are red hot and used primarily for pickling. Fruit are one to two inches across, round, and flattened. Plants are small and color turns from deep green to dark red. 20 seeds


Germ 10-14 days A very diminutive hot pepper with lots of fire that is used mostly in Asian, African, Spanish, Thai, and Portuguese cooking. The green immature fruits are used as much as the red/purple mature ones. Great for drying whole or ground into chili powder. Used to make peri-peri sauce. 20 seeds $1.25

289. HOT PORTUGAL (65-75 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Heirloom 1920’s According to the 1935 Harris Seed catalog “If you want a large hot pepper you should try the new Hot Portugal. The best hot pepper we know.” This is an early maturing variety. Fruits are thin, can grow to a length of 6 inches and are plenty hot. Yields are remarkably heavy. 20 seeds $1.35


Germ 10-14 days These peppers are just mildly hot by Italian standards, really nothing by Latino or Asian standards. You will get an abundance of five inch, elongated fruit, a light green, turning to red. Pick these small for pickling and to increase yields. 20 seeds $1.35

Germ 10-14 days This pepper was imported to the US from Tabasco, Mexico in 1846. Eventually it made its way to Avery Island, Louisiana where the McIlhenny family used it in a hot sauce that has become so renowned that the word “Tabasco” is now used as a synonym for hot sauce. As you might expect, it is very hot, Number 10 on the hotness scale. Plants are over a foot tall and covered with 2 inch long tapered fruit. 20 seeds $1.35



W570. HABANERO (75-90 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Super Thai is an excellent yielding, good tasting, high pungency pepper that adds zest to stir fry dishes, sauces, and other foods. Vigorous plants grow 30” tall with strong stems, abundant foliage and heavy fruit set. As fruits mature they turn from green to dark red and measure four to five inches in length. The earliest, largest Thai pepper we are familiar with (resistant to tobacco mosaic). 10 seeds $1.35


This is what most of us associate with Mexican cooking and for good reason. All of the varieties can be grown in the North, but they won’t necessarily turn red or get quite as hot as they would in the South.

W563. ANAHEIM (77-80 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days Heirloom This is the pepper you want for Chile Relleno and the ubiquitous red or green sauces. The 30 inch plant bears smooth, flat, 2 celled peppers, about 7-8 inches in length. They are pungent, but not terribly hot. 20 seeds $1.25

Germ 10-14 days All of these tall, sturdy, attractive plants will produce an abundance of shiny bright, very hot, lantern shaped peppers. Colors are red, orange, chocolate, and vivid yellow. Both decorative and spicy. 20 seeds $1.50

Germ 10-14 days Heirloom Peppers are small, 1/2" x 2" and borne in abundance, perhaps 60-100 per plant. Very hot even when green and much hotter when they turn red. 20 seeds


W575. ANCHO (80 DAYS)

Germ 10-14 days Heirloom This is the primary Poblano-type pepper. It is nearly the size of a regular bell pepper but flattened and pointed at the end. It is an attractive shiny green with a thick flesh which makes it ideal for stuffing. Its pungency is generally quite mild and green although it will eventually redden. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 10-14 days This mix is most of the hot peppers we sell plus a few others, giving you the benefit of scattered maturities, different shapes and colors, and varying degrees of hotness. A good sampler for a few of each. 50 seeds $1.95

Pumpkins PLANTING:

Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36” between, providing the furthest spacing for the larger varieties Harvest- When skin turns color and rinds are hard, leaving a few inches of the stem on for best storage potential. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Turn pumpkins carefully to keep a uniform shape.

W564. PASILLA BAJIO (80 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days


A hot pepper, about 4-5” inches in length. The name means little raisin. It has a pungent, smoky flavor and is said to be the secret ingredient in some award winning Texas chiles. 20 seeds




W566. EARLY JALAPENO (66 DAYS) Germ 10-14 days


Latin American A very hot pepper with excellent keeping qualities, although Jalapenos are generally used green, they do turn red at full maturity. You should get a very abundant yield of 1-inch by 3-inch thick walled fruits, perhaps thirty per plant. 20 seeds $1.25

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290. BABY BEAR (105 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Johnny’s Selected Seeds developed this novelty mini-pumpkin that received a 1993 All America Award. It’s small with a deep orange color and long, sturdy stem. Weighing less than 2 lbs. and averaging 5" in diameter, it’s appealing to kids of all ages who like to make jack-o-lanterns. The semihulless seeds are great for roasting and the flesh, when baked, is moist and flavorful. The vines are shorter than other varieties, but each plant produces 8-10 fruits. 5 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom pre 1860 This is the ultimate pie pumpkin, although the larger specimens can also be carved for Halloween. The vigorous vine grows well on a trellis or other support, and produces a number of 5-8 pound fruits. Eating quality is excellent. 15 seeds $1.25 ideal for containers

29201. SPOOKIE (96 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Spookie is a cross between sugar pie and jack o’ lantern pumpkins, creating a variety great for pie or carving on the porch. The 6 to 10 pound pumpkins are about 7 inches across with a smooth, hard red-orange skin and sweet, thick yellow-orange flesh. Exceptionally high yields of this strong stemmed pumpkin are reported. 15 seeds $1.25


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W479. SUPER THAI (F1 HYBRID 71 days)

Germ 10-14 days Heirloom The loveliest fruits and plants and the hottest of all the chiles. Habanero can be successfully grown in our climate although yields will be higher in areas with a longer growing season. This variety is also called Scotch Bonnet and the fruits, beautiful, deep orange when mature, do indeed resemble a tam in shape. Here, plants are only a little over a foot high and the light green, serrated leaves are very attractive. Yields of green peppers run about 10 per plant with a few of these turning orange. Peppers are pretty good sized 1 1/2" x 3". Try this much sought after variety. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days This is a real cutie and terrific for all of your fall decorating needs. The top is a traditional pumpkin orange but the lower portion is a deep green, almost black. Pumpkins are just 3" by 3" and the plants are semi-bush so you can get a large number of fruit in a small space. 15 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days You will love these tiny pumpkins! 3-5" in diameter, flattened, heavily grooved, with a bright orange color and very prolific. Can be grown on a fence to save space. Kids love them and they make great decorations. 15 seeds $1.35

29501. WEE BE LITTLE (85 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days This miniature true pumpkin produces fruit that are 2 1/2” in both width and height. An All America winner, plants are bushy and compact and produce unique ornamental pumpkins. Also has good flavor for eating. Try this: cut off the top, remove the seeds and pulp, fill with pumpkin pie filling, and bake on a cookie sheet at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Serve as individual desserts at a harvest party. 15 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days It’s fall, you’re reading the paper and suddenly your eye is drawn to a picture of this giant orange thing about the size of a pickup truck with a guy half its size standing next to it grinning like a lunatic. “Boy, I’d like to grow me one of those,” you think. Let’s not quibble over whether this is a squash or a pumpkin, if it’s going to take up half your backyard it can have a name of its own. The point is, it’s big. We sell only the true cultivar developed by Howard Dill of Windsor, Nova Scotia—not someone else’s imitation. 8 seeds $1.95


Germ 7-10 days Do you love raw or roasted pumpkin seeds and want to be able to supply your family with more of your own homegrown healthy snacks? Then this “naked” hulless pumpkin is a perfect selection for a small home garden with its semi bush habit and 5-8lb fruit. The slightly ribbed skin has dark green mottled strips laid over the orange skin. 15 seeds $1.50


29701. WINTER LUXURY (100 days)

Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1893 It is said to be the best pie pumpkin, ever! The vines produce medium sized, 5-7 pound tangerine orange pumpkins that are blanketed with white netting giving it a pastel appearance. The flesh is silky smooth with just the right amount of sweetness. A must have if you like to have your own canned pumpkin in the pantry. 15 seeds $1.75

298. HOWDEN (105 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days This heirloom variety developed by John Howden of Massachusetts remains one of the best choices for big Jack O’ Lanterns. Pumpkins average around 25 pounds and are much more uniform in shape than other Connecticut Field types. The skin is thick and rugged so it will last for a long time but the color is probably the biggest selling point – a deep reddish orange. 15 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom pre 1700 Grown by Native Americans prior to the arrival of the Europeans. The pumpkins are large and run to 25 pounds. Globe shaped and a bit flattened. The flesh is much coarser than the more modern varieties but the flavor is good. Makes a dandy Jack O’ Lantern. 15 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Has ghostly white skin with gentle ribbing and orange flesh. Yields a sweet flavor that is super for baking and pies. Weighing in at 10-15 pounds this one will stand out brightly in a pile of carved pumpkins. 15 seeds $1.25



Germ 7-10 days An All American Selection for 2002. The breeding was done by Brent Loy at the University of New Hampshire. Test marketing was done at his wife’s farm stand where it proved to be a big hit. The perfectly globe shaped fruit are remarkably smooth— practically no ribbing at all. Semi-determinate vines require little space and produce heavy yields. Weights run 7-8 lbs. Orange Smoothie is also great in pies. 15 seeds $1.50


29901. NEW MOON (F1 HYBRID 100 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days What is that? A giant snowball or a pumpkin? A distinctive white fleshed pumpkin it has the ability to become massive, with average sizes of 25-35 pounds, but treat it just right and you could get an 80 lb. snowball or larger. Producing a uniform size with long firm handles and smooth skin it is great for carving. 5 treated seeds $1.95


Germ 7-10 days French Heirloom This unique 1800’s French pumpkin, Cinderella to us here in America, is popular with chefs for soup bases because its mild flavor doesn’t overpower other ingredients. Fruits are flattened and concave on top, about fifteen inches across and six inches high. The skin color is a brilliant reddish orange, more dramatic than the yelloworange pumpkins you are used to. The flavor is just great, in pies or any winter squash recipe. Plants are vigorous with 15 foot vines. 10 seeds $1.50

W174. MUSQUEE DE PROVENCE (100-110 days)

Germ 7-10 days French Heirloom A slightly flattened and deeply lobed pumpkin that is an heirloom from southern France, dating back to the late 1800’s. This magnificent variety, which is excellent for roasting or stuffing starts out green and turns a rich orange brown. The thick flesh is deep orange and dense with a distinct nutty flavor. Fruits can weigh up to 20 pounds. 10 seeds $1.65

30002. AUTUMN HARVEST DISPLAY Pumpkin - Squash - Gourd Mix (60-120 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Will contribute mightily to those harvest displays! Also tastes great in those winter dinners. You will encounter surprise after surprise after surprise. Most, but not necessarily all of the varieties listed below will be included and there will be a few additional varieties that are not on the list. Pumpkins: Jack be Little, Small Sugar, Autumn Buckskin, Mammoth Gold, Yellow of Paris, Rouge vif D’Etamps, Old Zeb’s. Gourds: Crown of Thorns, Apple, Turk’s Turban, Yugoslavian Finger. Squash: Red Kuri, Gold Nugget, Jarradale, Triamble, Hubbard Essex Red, Guatemalan Blue, Galeux d’ Eysines. 200 seeds $2.95


Germs 3-7 days Quinoa is a high protein, nutritious grain that produces large seed heads and young, edible leaves. At maturity this variety includes attractive red, yellow, orange, white, and green seed heads. The cultivation of quinoa goes back over 4000 years to the Andean Mountain region of South America, where it is a staple food crop. As a cool weather crop, it grows best in northern areas where daytime temperatures do not exceed 90-95 degrees, above this can prevent seed heads. Seeds should be sown in cool soil, April through May, with soil temperatures at 45-60 degrees. Looks like lambsquaters when it first emerges from the soil so it is best to sow in straight rows, keep well weeded, and thin 8-18” apart when the seedling are 6 inches high. It will grow 4-6 feet tall, in well drained, rich soil. After harvesting the heads, wash a few times to remove the bittter saponin coating that covers the seeds. Cook like rice and enjoy a delicious gluten-free nutritional powerhouse! 500 seeds $2.95 See 500 Best Quinoa recipes (L285) on page 92


Outdoors- Sow 1/2” deep, 1/2 -1” apart in early spring. Thin to 1-2’ apart, soon after they emerge Harvest- 3-4 weeks after planting at 1” in diameter, pull them promptly as they rapidly decline, becoming tough and pithy Tips- They need rapid growth for optimum results, provided by fertile soil and consistent moisture. For continuous harvest, make successive planting every 7-10 days when weather is still cool.


Germ 5-7 days Heirloom 1949 Mild with short tops. A classic radish: roots are perfectly round and flavor is only mildly pungent. They will be different sizes at maturity, from 1/4" to 1" round. 300 seeds .95


Germ 5-7 days A unique combination of purple skin and white flesh. Radishes are oval, two inches long and 1 1/2 inches around. Flavor is quite mild. 300 seeds $1.25





Germ 5-7 days Heirloom 1879 An elongated radish, scarlet on top and white on the bottom. Tender and mild in flavor. Suitable for hot, dry conditions. 300 seeds $1.50

Germ 5-7 days Heirloom pre 1896 Snow white roots are mild and firm. They remain crisp but are best harvested while still immature, the size of your little finger. A relative of the ‘Lady Finger’ from the 1890’s. 300 seeds $1.25

30401. HAILSTONE (25 DAYS) Germ 5-7 days

Heirloom – 1800’s Hailstone is thought of as the fastest maturing of the radishes available. Roots are round and white like a well - hailstone. Both the tops and the taproot are small, allowing for dense planting. The 1 inch globes are tangy, pungent, and crisp. 300 seeds .95

305. EASTER EGG (28 DAYS) Germ 5-7 days Heirloom

This unique radish is a lot of fun. It includes a combination of red, white, and purple radishes and a number of intermediary shades that really dress up your relish tray. The flavor is good (mildly pungent), texture is crisp, and they hold their quality well after their 28 day maturity. 300 seeds $1.35

Germ 5-7 days This radish is sort of slipper shaped, hence the name. It is a lovely bright pink color that is unusual, quite spicy, and resistant to cracking. 300 seeds $1.25

Germ 5-7 days That crispy crunch of fresh spring radishes is really upheld in this variety. The long cylindrical roots have a vivid pink skin and pure white flesh with the roots growing to 5 inches. 100 seeds

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30702. GLORIETTE (F1 25 DAYS) Germ 5-7 days Uniform yields of large scarlet red globes are slow at becoming pithy, have a good shelf life with excellent flavor and quality. 100 seeds $1.50


Germ 5-7 days This is a mixture of most of the early maturing radishes we sell, plus a few surprises. You will get a wide selection of shapes and colors, plus a somewhat longer span of maturation, all from the same planting. 3000 seeds $1.95

308. ROUND BLACK (33 DAYS) Germ 5-7 days

Heirloom 1824 in US, 1500’s in Europe

Germ 5-7 days A lovely, golden skinned radish named after the Greek god of the Sun. The white flesh contrasts with the yellow skin for a delightful, somewhat pungent, spring harvest. 100 seeds $1.35

A fine variation on the black Spanish radish that has been around since the 1500’s. Large roots are 4 inches across with an attractive black skin while the flesh is a pure creamy white. Mildly pungent and can be used for a variety of cooked dishes as well as fresh with beer. Round Black even stores well in a root cellar. Would prefer to mature in cooler weather. 300 seeds $1.25



30501. HELIOS (32 DAYS)

Germ 5-7 days This large, white skinned radish with greenish shoulders has a bright red interior that looks like a watermelon when sliced. The flavor is mild and sweet. While it will grow to the size of a turnip it is best eaten when smaller. Prefers a cooler climate, so plant this seed mid-summer for a late fall/early winter harvest. 300 seeds $1.50

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Germ 5-7 days Heirloom Imported from Germany, this radish retains its high quality from the size of a marble to the size of a cue ball (or larger). It does not get woody or spongy, and rarely splits, handling droughtlike conditions well. Scarlet skin and white flesh is crisp and mild at any size. Plants should be thinned to 1" or more for the real “giants.” 150 seeds $1.50

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Germ 5-7 days Heirloom A milder daikon that tolerates heat quite well, it is intended for late-spring sowing to grow and harvest through the summer. Eight to twelve inch roots can be 1 1/2”-2” in diameter, with nice white flesh. Tends to grow up out of the ground 2”-3” as it matures, developing green shoulders. A popular Japanese variety, it is crisp, juicy and hot. Great for pickling, cooking or eating raw. 150 seeds $1.25


Germ 5-7 days A unique, green fleshed Asian radish. Has a very fine grain, crisp and sweet. An excellent keeper, good eaten raw, cooked or pickled. A much larger radish than most Americans are used to. The roots are 9” long, deep green with a white tip, 3” in diameter. 150 seeds $1.35

W485. RED MEAT (50 DAYS)

Germ 5-7 days Red Meat has a turnip shaped, 5” diameter root of light green. Just wait until you cut this baby open to reveal bright red flesh! Has a slight bite to it, but not hot. The outer skin is hotter than the center. Great for eating fresh or pickling and the roots keep long after harvest. Would prefer to mature in cooler weather. 150 seeds $1.35


Indoors- Sow 1/4” deep, 6-8 weeks before last frost with soil temperature at 70 degrees. Transplant out after last frost. Harvest- Pull the stalks from the base and cut off flowers as they emerge. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered.


Germ 10-21 days British Heirloom This variety provides a fine flavored early crop with cutting possible the first year after sowing. The bright red stems are somewhat slender and, of course, will provide decades of cutting. 25 seeds $1.75



Shallots Planting: See onion directions.


Outdoors- Sow 1/2” deep, thinning to 46” apart, late spring/early summer, 8090 days before planned harvest, usually after a few frosts, when they are the sweetest. Harvest- After a few frosts, before they get to big. Cut tops off and store. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost and keep well watered. Great storage vegetable, up to 6 months.


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom pre 1920 Large, mild flavored, and store well. Tops are pale purple with a nice yellow flesh. Each root weighs in at over a pound and the texture is fine. What could be more perfect in a New England boiled dinner? 100 seeds

Germ 5-10 days A fine shallot for growing, especially during the Summer in the North. This one isn’t really designed for “short day” conditions. Provides nice sized bulb (2”) and very high yields. With the reddish brown skin and highrounded shape it looks like a big nut. Shallots from seed are a bargain and Ambition will address a large cross-section of possible uses. 100 seeds $1.95



311. WILHELMSBURGER (85 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days

Heirloom 1935

A German heirloom favored at their open markets. Yellow skin with a green top and a golden yellow interior with a great pronounced flavor. Excellent for cold storage. 100 seeds $1.25


Outdoors- Sow 1/2” deep, 1” apart in early spring, thinning to 2-4” apart. Germination can take up to 3 weeks. Harvest- In fall, after a frost. Roots can grow down to a foot. Be careful to not break the roots when harvesting. Tips- Plant in deep, loose soil and keep weeded and evenly watered. Grows best in cooler temperatures. Hot weather, over 85 degrees can make the roots tough. Providing shade in the heat helps produce tender, tasty roots.


Germ 14-21 days An uncommon root crop, member of the daisy is native to Europe. Provides 8 inch long, slender, tapered roots, similar to parsnips. Can be left in the ground and be harvested over the winter. As a biennial it produces grass-like foliage and attractive, purple daisy-like flowers the following year . 30 seeds $1.50



Outdoors- Sow 1/2” deep, thin to 3-6” in early spring when soil temperatures reach 45 degrees. Sow late summer for fall harvests. Sow in the fall and cover with mulch for an early spring crop. Harvest- The leaves at anytime starting with baby greens at 3” or the entire plant before it bolts. Tips- Providing nitrogen and consistent water during growth produces the most optimum plants. Sow heavy seeded rows every 10-14 days for baby greens, use the 1 oz. Pinetree spinach mix for a season long supply.

330. BLOOMSDALE LONG STANDING (42 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days

Heirloom 1925

Dark green frilly leaves and excellent flavor characterize this early spring variety. 75 seeds $1.25

33001. GIANT NOBLE (46 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days

Heirloom 1926

Also known as Long Standing Gaudry. According to James Vicks Seeds 1936 catalog, “grows about ten inches high. Large deep green leaves, thick and tender, with rounded tips. A good sort for the home garden.” 75 seeds $1.25

33002. VIROFLAY (47 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days French Heirloom 1866 Described in the 1866 Vilmorin catalog as the Monstruex de Viroflay, it is a very large spinach. The trowel shaped leaves measure 8” x 10” and are only slightly savoyed. Color is dark green and the low acid foliage stays tender at any stage of development. 75 seeds $1.25


33201. DASH (F1 HYBRID 39 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days This extra early hybrid also is very tolerant of cool weather so it is an ideal choice for both very early and very late plantings. The upright, spade shaped, medium green leaves are both smooth and delicious. 75 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days Leaves are thick, dark green and semi-savoyed (moderately crumply). Flavor is very good, both in salads and cooked. Tyee possesses the excellent combination of being both a fast grower and slow to bolt. Here, a planting of April 19 did not begin to bolt until June 23. Also gets a good result in a fall planting. 75 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days Reflect strikes a nice compromise between the newer breeding – smooth and round for ease of cleaning – and traditional spinach – more oval and ruffled. Reflect is also our earliest spinach and in April, I will harvest anything that is bigger than my thumb. High in vitamins A and C – has an immediate, positive effect of leafy greens on your entire system. 75 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days A large packet that gives you all the textures, flavors, and maturities of most of the spinach varieties that we sell plus a few more. 2400 seeds $3.95

337. GIGANTE DI INVERNO (55 days)

Germ 7-14 days “Giant of Winter”. Broad and pointed wavy leaves grow in a compact upright habit. It grows well when sown in the chilly temperatures of very early spring and also a perfect choice for late summer and fall plantings, due to its extreme cold tolerance. 75 seeds $1.75

W441. JAPANESE SPINACH SHARAKU (F1 HYBRID - 40 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days This fast growing Japanese type spinach produces a glorious array of dark green leaves that can be used from their “baby” stage right up until they are fully grown. A versatile green. 125 seeds

W680. SBANACH (45 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days A popular wild spinach from Galilee. The triangular leaves are tasty and tender while the stems are curly. 100 seeds $1.25


Spinach Alternatives These aren’t truly spinach, but taste quite similar and tolerate summer’s heat.

334. MALABAR SPINACH – RUBRA (110 DAYS) Germ 14-21 days

335. NEW ZEALAND SPINACH (55 DAYS) Germ 14-21 days



Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost 1/2” deep with soil temperature 65-75 degrees. Soak seeds 24 hours to add in germination which can take up to 3 weeks. Transplant 2-3 weeks after last frost. Harvest- Pick leaves and use like spinach. Tips- Loves the heat but requires constant moisture (mulch well) and 80 degrees plus for superb growth. Supply a trellis for this climbing vine. The large, meaty leaves are remarkably spinach-like in flavor. The deep red stems of this vine provide a beautiful back drop in the garden. In fact, Basella Alba, this plant, is used very effectively in the agricultural display at Epcot center. 100 seeds $1.50

Indoors- 1/2” deep, 2-3 weeks before last frost. Soak seed overnight to speed up germination. Outdoors- 1/2” deep, 2-4” apart, after last frost. Harvest- Cut young leaves and tips. This will also encourage new growth. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well-rotted manure, mulch, and water regularly. For the tenderest leaves, do not let the soil dry out. Spreading habit. This perennial spinach substitute has been grown since before the Revolution. A staple of the dooryard gardens at Sturbridge Village. Seeds are large and slow to germinate, so be patient. Properly known as tetragone, the flavor is quite similar to real spinach. 15 seeds $1.25

336. STRAWBERRY SPINACH (32 DAYS) Germ 14-21 days Heirloom


Outdoors- early spring, 1/8” deep, sow thinly with soil temperature 55 degrees Harvest- grows all seasons just clip the new, green shoots as they emerge. Use raw in salads or cook like spinach. Harvest the fruit in late summer when they are dark red. Tips- Grows best in fertile soil and providing adequate water will provide bigger berries. This ancient plant was re-discovered growing at old monasteries and is popular in Europe. Triangular shaped, bite-sized, saw-toothed leaves, have a spinach flavor and are great in salads. Let it flower and it produces slightly sweet, minute strawberry-like fruit at every leaf axle that adds a bright, unique decoration to salads. This plant is a real heat lover making it a supreme choice for greens in the middle of the summer season. An early planting from March still produces leaves here in August. 100 seeds $1.50

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Germ 7-14 days Leaves are spoonshaped and not at all savoyed for ease of cleaning. Color is a pleasant dark green and the flavor is excellent. With a high percentage of female plants, it is very resistant to bolting. In both our trials, and those of the Dutch grower who developed it, Space was the highest yielder, primarily due to the long season over which harvest was possible. 75 seeds $1.50

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Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”. Harvest- Check and harvest a few times a week. Cut or kindly twist off fruit, starting at 3-4”. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Sow every few weeks for a continuous supply.



Germ 7-10 days This hybrid zucchini provides excellent yields. The medium green skin is flecked with gold. Skin is very smooth and flesh is crisp and white. The reasonably compact plant is open for ease of picking. 20 seeds $1.65

34001. CASERTA (58 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days In 1949, Caserta won the All America Award as an exceptional Zucchini; it remains so. The bush plant produces 16” zucchini that are quite thin. Fruits are bulbous at the end and narrow at the neck, a light green color alternating with forest green bands. This heavy yielder is best harvested young. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days An old heirloom zucchini from the 1920's. The classic, black-green fruit is very productive with a firm flavorful interior ,very tasty raw, picked right from the plant. Harvest under 6-8 “ for the best quality or pick extremely young for gourmet baby zucchini. 20 seeds $1.25



Germ 7-10 days British Heirloom This very old variety has always been popular in England. Bush plants produce light green oval fruits that can be used in all the usual ways. When bigger, the squash are often stuffed. An English customer mentioned bread crumbs, onions, and nuts for stuffing—I’d add a bit of hot Italian sausage. 20 seeds $1.25


34102. FORDHOOK (57 days) Germ 7-10 days Smooth, cylindrical, deep green almost black zucchini with flavorful ivory flesh. Generous crops are produced from the bushy plants. Harvest at 5-8 inches for the most tender crop. 20 seeds $1.50



Germ 7-10 days Back by popular demand!! This Native American summer squash is a very prolific heirloom with a buttery flavor and light yellow skin. It needs to be picked at 4-5 inches for the best taste. If you were to leave the squash on the plant until maturity they get large and have ornamental warted rinds ideal for fall decoration. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days An exceptionally early and high yielding yellow crookneck variety, we counted 15 squash on a single plant at one time. Best harvested around 6 inches. The flavor is great – buttery and not watery. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days Just what the name implies, this zucchini has “butta” yellow skin and a smooth, creamy texture. When picked around 6”, this is by far one of the best yellow zucchini we have tasted. High yields from an open growth plant makes for easy harvest while producing an abundance of uniform fruit. 20 seeds $1.80


Germ 7-10 days An arresting golden yellow that truly stands out. Fruit are straight, blocky, cylindrical, and fairly long. These golden zucchini are more appetizing than an ordinary yellow squash. Meaty flesh is very crisp and flavorful. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days A new twist on the summer squash, this zucchini has a small baseball-size fruit that is just right for one serving. Stuff with your favorite filling and serve as an appetizer or main dish, or use as you would other zucchini in your best recipes. Pick when 3” in diameter, before the seeds have started to form. Bushy plants produce dozens of squash. The flavor is still great if allowed to get larger. All American Selection. 20 seeds $1.50

34402. GENOVESE (55 days)


Germ 7-10 days A fine and beautiful Italian zucchini that has celery green skin overlayed with a lacy cream colored pattern. Pick young , at 5 -7 inches for the finest flavor. 20 seeds $1.75

345. ZUCCHINI-BLACK (50 days)

Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1931 Yields aren’t as large as with the hybrids, but still provide plenty of squash for the average family. Flavor is unsurpassed. This variety was originally listed by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company in 1932. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1914 Developed by Charles N. Farr. The squash are creamy in color but with a distinctive green tint. Squash are scallop shaped and this is a very heavy yielder. The pale green flesh is delicious, especially when picked small. 20 seeds $1.25

34502. RONDE DE NICE (50 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days French Heirloom 1800’s This is a bit different from both the zucchinis and the scallop types. The delicious fruits are spherical and light green. They are great harvested young and when they get to about 4 inches in size they are fine for stuffing. The compact plants grow vigorously and produce heavy yields. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Starship is sunburst’s older cousin from the same, highly regarded, Swiss grower. It is a classic, shiny green, patty-pan type with the exceptional earliness of a hybrid as a bonus. The very attractive, nearly pure green, 4 inch fruit come in bunches on vigorous plants, and remain quite flattened - like a starship. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days The brilliant yellow color, crunchy texture, buttery flavor, and high productivity are all first rate. Designated as an AAS in 1985, Sunburst is the standard scallop-edge dish-shaped squash. Plant has a compact, open habit bush. For optimum tenderness and flavor, we recommend picking the squash young, when it is 2-3" in diameter. 20 seeds $1.65



Germ 7-10 days Color is a light green with grayish mottling and faint stripes. The earliest and highest yielding zucchini extant, bar none. We’re not sure if that is a virtue or not, but if you think it is, this may be the choice for you. Better line up friends, neighbors, strangers, etc. to take the surplus off your hands. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days The name says it all – for eastern growers this zucchini is money in the bank. High yields of middling green, cylindrical fruits display a few yellowish flecks. The eight inch squash are delicious. Plants are upright and open for ease of harvest. So why not take the advice of market growers on this one and get bushels of zucchini from a few hills? 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days With a mild, slightly sweet, almost cucumber flavor, this won the Pinetree zucchini trial taste test. You will be rewarded with early and high yields of 8” medium glossy green fruit. Intermediate resistance to PM, CMV, ZYMV, WMV. 20 seeds $1.75

Germ 7-10 days A very refined, light green summer squash. Best picked between four and six inches. It possesses a pleasant mild flavor, not at all watery. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days Plants are both compact and open so you will produce a lot of zucchini, but you will need a pretty big pot. The fruit set is continuous and as long as you have some insects around, so too, will be the harvest. The contract between the very dark and very light green stripes is sort of reminiscent of a Striata d’ Italia, but the squash are smaller and more delicate with a nutty flavor. 15 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days All sorts of maturities, colors, flavors, shapes, etc. They will cross with one another so if you save some seeds you could get some very interesting surprises next year. 225 seeds $2.95


Germ 7-10 days Italian Heirloom A true beauty to behold. Appreciated for its earliness, this tasty zucchini is cylindrical with a slight taper to it. The thin skin has mottled light and dark green stripes that adorn a fruit with excellent flavor and texture. Plants are bushy but open, which allows ease in harvest. 20 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days Italian Heirloom This tasty zucchini grows like squash and will need a lot of room for its 15 foot runners. The light yellowgreen fruit is slender with a bulbous end and should be harvested at about 10”. Leaving it on the vine can produce variously twisted squash specimens 3 feet long and 6” wide and can be used like a winter squash. Firmer than the zucchini we’re used to; the flavor is mild and delicious. Can be grown up a very strong trellis. 20 seeds $1.50

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Germ 7-10 days Italian Heirloom A bush type heirloom zucchini decorated with dark and light green stripes. Tender, flavorful, and firm greenish white flesh is best picked under 12”. In Italy, it is eaten when only 1-2” long. This variety is great for the small garden or container planting and also good for freezing and canning. 20 seeds $1.35

W684. COOSA (50 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days

middle Eastern Heirloom This Lebanese squash offers white flesh with a delicious nutty flavor. Skin is light green and squash can be harvested over a prolonged period. 20 seeds $1.35

Winter Squash PLANTING:

Indoors- Plant in individual biodegradable peat/cowpots 1/2”-1” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots. Outdoors- 1/2”-1” deep after last frost, in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Sow a few seeds per space/hill with 24-36”. Harvest- Before heavy frost. Determine ripeness when it has turned color, has a dull dry skin, and you can’t dent the skin with your thumbnail. Leave two inches of the stem on squash and manage carefully so there is no damage (which can shorten its storage life). Curing for 7-10 days in the sun to harden the rind will increase storage quality. Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth. Fertilize on a regular basis by watering with compost tea. Select the more compact varieties if your space is limited.

Acorn Type Squash 362. TABLE PRINCESS (F1 HYBRID 75 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Pepo Good size, earliness, a compact growth habit, excellent flavor with an almost fiber free flesh, and quite good storage ability characterize this hybrid acorn type. Fruit is somewhat rounder and heavier than other acorns. Can be grown in just 9 square feet. 15 seeds $1.50

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Germ 7-10 days Pepo Very colorful acorn squash that you have noticed at grocery stores and roadside stands for several falls. Skin is flecked with shades of green, gold, yellow, and cream. The fruit is so attractive that it is usually used in decorations but Carnival also has an excellent flavor that only improves with storage, so display it a while and then eat it. The semi-bush plants provide heavy yields. 15 seeds $1.95

Butternut Type


370. POLARIS (F1 Hybrid, 100 days)

Germ 7-10 days Moschata There is nothing like opening up the bright orange interior a butternut squash in the cold of winter, bringing back the memories of the summer season. A traditional butternut squash with medium sized, 4-5 pound fruits. The vigorous plants produce at least 4-5 uniform fruits per plant. 15 seeds $1.75



Germ 7-10 days Moschata We’d classify this variety as semi-bush with vine length running 50-60 inches. The best all around butternut type. One hill yielded 6 fruit with an average size of 3 3/4 pounds, the largest weighing 4 1/2 pounds. Appearance, texture, interior color, and flavor are absolutely first rate. 15 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-10 days Moschata A relative newcomer amongst winter squash, Butternut was introduced in 1944, although the breeding material, Winter Crookneck, dates back to the 19th century. Vines run 6-7 feet in length and yields of 2-3 pound squash are good, but quite late. 15 seeds $1.25

373. NECK PUMPKIN (120 days)

Germ 7-10 days Moschata The massive long and curved neck of this butternut type squash is packed with dense and sweet flesh that can grow to the magnificent size of 20 pounds. One squash goes a long way! It is a very good keeper and is excellent for pies and canning. 15 seeds $1.95


Other Winter Squashes 37303. SWEET LIGHTNING (F1 Hybrid, 100 days)


Germ 710 days We love this little dual purpose winter squash. It is very decorative; looks like a mini pumpkin, perfect for a shelf. Supreme eating; excellent sweet flavor, smooth flesh with orange and white striped , spotted skin. Easy to eat, single serving 1 to 1 1/2 pound fruit that stores well. Cut in half, scoop out the seeds add some butter then bake or roast. 15 seeds $2.25


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1894 Pepo A favorite of many Pinetree employees, Delicata is a good choice for the home gardener. The vines are relatively compact. Fruits average about 8” in length, are half as wide, so they are a good size for a meal. Color is a creamy green with length-wise darker green stripes. Flesh is an attractive orange and flavor is very sweet. As a bonus, Delicata is also a very good keeper for a small squash and the flavor even seems to improve as the winter passes. 15 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-10 days Pepo Delicata is one of our most popular winter squash and this one was bred for growing in containers. It will produce plenty of fruit in a large container although they may hang over the sides to some extent. 15 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-10 days Pepo The sweet, dry, nutty flavor of this open-pollinated squash is superb. Has a very interesting deeplylobed and ribbed shape, reminiscent of its gourd ancestors. Though it’s difficult to peel or cube, it’s excellent baked or stuffed (microwave is easy—cut in half, cook 8-12 min., no water, turn after half time). Vigorous, mid-sized vines bear abundant four-inch diameter fruits which store well for 3-4 months. The creamy white skin is mottled and striped with dark green and is very attractive to serve. 15 seeds $1.35



Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1820’s Mixta The cushaw is a crookneck winter squash, cucurbitamixta. They will run up to 20 inches long and can weigh a dozen pounds. The creamy white fruit possess a hard skin, within the yellow flesh is fine, grainy and offers a distinctive cushaw flavor. Will grow well anywhere but produces the most fruit in places with hot summers. 15 seeds $1.25

37905. GOLD NUGGET (95 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Pepo Sometimes referred to as “Oriental Pumpkin” because of its appearance, Gold Nugget is a small buttercup type which won the All America award in 1966. Fruit is one to three pounds in weight with most around a pound. Shape is a flattened oval, with flesh and skin a light orange. A good keeper. 15 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Maxima Dark green in color with a pumpkin orange flesh. The fruits are rounded with a buttoned turban at the blossom end, and are 3-5 lbs. on a long vine. Flavor is sweet and memorable. A classic. 15 seeds $1.25

38001. GALEUX D' EYSINES (100 days)


Germ 7-10 days French Hierloom Maxima Some gardeners might think it is weirdly fascinating and others might find it a little gross ,either way it is unique, thought provoking and fits perfectly into the fall holiday season. Flattened fruit grow 10-15 pounds, and ripen up with a peachy skin covered with eruptions of crispy, dry beige colored warts. It has brilliant orange, sweet and smooth, non-stringy flesh. 15 seeds $1.95


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom Maxima This excellent, 20 pound, round, flattened squash was imported initially from Australia in 1932. It is characterized by deeply ribbed blue skin. The dense, semisweet orange flesh is very flavorful. A dependable keeper. 15 seeds $1.35

Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1847 Mixta Quite early for a squash of this nature. This is an old heirloom going back to the mid 19th century. The 15 pound pear shaped fruit has a dense, dry textured flesh with a blander flavor than other winter squashes. It is an excellent keeper that can be used for cooking or decoration. Skin is light green and striped. 15 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1824 Muschata This East Coast heirloom is thought of as a great pie squash. The name comes from the similarity in shade and shape to a big wheel of cheese. The buff colored skin reveals attractive, firm orange flesh. Fruits are 6-8 pounds and storage qualities are excellent. 15 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Maxima Is it a pumpkin? Is it a squash? Does anyone really care? Our friends at Johnny’s list this as a specialty pumpkin and a specialty squash – it is always nice to be special. You will get about 8 flattened, round, 5 pound squash with that grainy, dry, delicious, light orange flesh that is such a winter treat. The coloring is really special – sort of a pastel orange and a greenish dun combined in as many patterns as you see in a cloudy sky. 15 seeds $1.50

381. SWEET MEAT (100 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Maxima Apparently this variety is much favored on the West Coast and we can see why. The flesh is very dry, but with a nutty, sweet flavor. The skin is very hard and the color is an attractive bluish grey. Sweet Meat is an excellent keeper. Does very well in dry conditions, freezes well without blanching, and is a good pumpkin substitute. 15 seeds $1.35

38101. PINK BANANA (105 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Maxima Picture a 2-3 foot long pink banana. This elongated squash is 6-8” in diameter with a small seed cavity. The medium-dry flesh is medium orange and the flavor is exceptionally sweet. Borne on quite long vines so not for space savers. 15 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Pepo This improved buttercup type bears fruit on semibush vines. Squash are dark green with yellow flesh that is sweet and dry. An excellent storage variety. 15 seeds $1.35

38104. JARRAHDALE (100 DAYS) Germ 7-10 days Maxima This Australian variety is very unusual. The skin is an attractive ribbed bluegray. Ten pound fruit can be 34 inches around and the flesh is orange and sweet. Stores well. 15 seeds $1.35

38105. FUTSU BLACK (105 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Moschata This very deep green ribbed and warted squash appears to be almost black. The golden orange flesh is delicious with a strong taste similar to hazelnuts. Fruits are large with weights close to 10 pounds a possibility. An excellent storage variety. 15 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-10 days Australian Heirloom Maxima A ribbed, pumpkin shaped squash with peachy-buff colored skin and sweet, dense, dry orange flesh. This old Australian variety is a great keeper, has a very small seed cavity and silky smooth quality after roasting or baking. 15 seeds $1.35

Spaghetti Squash 382. VEGETABLE SPAGHETTI (100 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Heirloom 1890 A very heavy yielder; we have harvested as much as 80 pounds from a single hill. Vines are long (10 feet) and fruit are oblate and a buff color, each weighing a couple of pounds. After boiling, fork out the flesh and it will resemble spaghetti and taste great with any spaghetti sauce but with far fewer calories. 15 seeds $1.35

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Germ 7-10 days Pepo In the beginning it was all just pasta. But we curious bi-peds decided we needed more variety – linguini, fettucini, orzo, perciatelli, and yes vermicelli. This is pretty much the same – an improved spaghetti – it is earlier, grows more densely in less space, and is a more dependable provider of uniform fruit. This is a positive addition to your diet with great flavor. Spaghetti squash also provides the can – when the skin becomes hardened the fruit will keep for up to 6 months. 15 seeds $1.65

Hubbard Squash


Germ 7-10 days Mixima This New England favorite is not for those with limited space. Long vines produce good yields of powdery blue, oval squash with a hard shell and firm, dry, yellow flesh, some in excess of 20 pounds. Storage qualities are exceptional, and of course one will provide a number of meals. 15 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-10 days Maxima This cross between delicious and Boston marrow squashes was introduced in 1926 and the original intention was that it be pureed for baby food. The very handsome reddish orange squashes grow to about 10 pounds. The thick, fine-grained flesh is delicious, stores well and can be frozen or canned. 15 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-10 days Maxima A delightful new mini-hubbard, Orange Magic is both delicious and decorative. There are lots of fruit set on fairly short vines so it is great for home gardeners. The 6” deep reddish orange stands out. 15 seeds $1.50

37904. RED KURI (97 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Maxima Also known as Orange Hokkaido. Fruits are small and shaped like an upside down heart. 4-7 pounds as a rule. The color is a bright orangish red so it also has decorative uses. The delightfully smooth flesh is just delicious. 15 seeds $1.35


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Germ 7-10 days Italian Muschata This old and interesting Italian vegetable is the shape of a butternut squash but much larger, up to 25 pounds. It has some of the same characteristics of the American Neck Pumpkin, primarily that it is big and very sweet. The grey/greenish smooth skin encloses a very hard yellow orange flesh. In Italy, Piena di Napoli is stuffed, sliced, fried, roasted and sautéed. It is used in slightly sweet pasta, gnocchi, and the delectable zucca da marmaletta – pumpkin jam. 12 seeds $1.75

W493. HOKKORI (F1 hybrid 110 DAYS)

Germ 7-10 days Maxima Sweet flavor and dry, flaky, texture are characteristic of this kabocha type globe shaped squash with black green skin and golden yellow flesh. Produces 4-5 lb. fruits on a uniform plant with a yield of 3-4 fruits per plant. Keeps for months in the proper conditions. 15 seeds $1.75



Indoors- 12 weeks before last frost. Cold treat for 2-4 weeks by placing in an airtight jar or bag and put in freezer. Bring to room temperature before planting. Press seed into soil, needs light to germinate. Cover with a clear dome or place in a plastic bag to keep evenly moist and provide 65-75 degrees until germination which can take 2-4 weeks. Transplant out after last frost and when plants have at least 3 sets of leaves. Tips- Plant in well-drained, sandy loam amended with organic matter. Mulch and keep moist.


Germ 14-30 days These little plants are easily grown from seed. Start indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost, and they’ll be blooming and producing fruit their first summer. Runnerless plants form bushy mounds about 10" tall and are great as edging. Small, elongated berries have intense strawberry flavor often missing from the big varieties. Very hardy perennial. 50 seeds $1.65


Germ 14-30 days This yellow version provides berries that are even sweeter than the reds. Another plus is that for some reason, birds don’t touch them. Plants are less than a foot tall and very hardy providing an attractive, edible border. Fruits are a creamy yellow and some approach an inch in length. 50 seeds $1.65




Germ 14-30 days This is not an Alpine Strawberry but a regular one, close in size to the varieties you grow from roots. If started early, ideally in March, you will be getting berries from sometime in July until the first frost. The attractive, compact plants could use some mulching over the winter. In the second year the plants will produce runners just like their root grown cousins. This variety is day length neutral and everbearing. 15 seeds $1.95 See page 106 for GardenSoxx (H709) the ideal container to grow strawberries. Also check page 121 in our Spring section for strawberry plants.

Germ 14-30 days A white version of fragaria with a delicious flavor and decent sized berries on vigorous green plants. 50 seeds $1.75


LAS CE! Germ 14-30 days AN An excellent choice for containers C H on seed started strawberries. First, it is very early and not day length sensitive so it will fruit as an everbearer – all season long. Secondly it is very large for strawberries of this type, bright red and delicious. Plants also produce very few runners. 20 seeds $1.75

Tomatoes Determinate Varieties - Fruits ripen up at one time and has a bush habit. Plant 18-24” apart. Indeterminate Varieties - Fruits ripen and the plant keeps growing until frost. For best production and healthiest plants they will need support by staking, caging or trellising. Plant 18-24” apart when they are staked and 36” if they are to sprawl.

V, F, N, T, TOMATO DISEASE RESISTANCE The following abbreviations indicate resistance to various diseases which afflict tomatoes. The absence of any letters does not necessarily indicate the absence of any resistance, as in some cases we don’t have the data. V-Verticillium F-Fusarium Race 1 F1 & 2 Fusarium - Races 1 & 2 N-Root Knot Nematode T-Tobacco Mosaic

PLANTING: Indoors- 6 weeks before last frost, 1/4” deep with soil temperatures 75 degrees. Liquid fertilize seedlings every 7-10 days. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost when soil is 55-60 degrees and night temperatures are over 45 degrees. Harvest- When fruit is red (or color of the variety planted) and firm. Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide even moisture. Plant deeper than they were growing in the containers as it makes a stronger roots system. Apply a light compost tea every few weeks. Do not apply excessive nitrogen, which can promote excessive foliage and poor fruit set.

Cherry / Grape / Currant 405. TOMATOBERRY GARDEN (F1 HYBRID 60 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. The original Tomatoberry was the third place finisher for the FRUIT LOGISTICA INNOVATION award for 2008. One wonders what the top two finishers could have been. This improvement is bred for home gardeners and is unique. Fruit resemble large strawberries both for sweetness and appearance. It is great for eating right of the vine. Fruits are only about an inch across and notably heart shaped. Resists cracking and carries more sweet juice than most cherry tomatoes. 15 seeds $1.95



Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Great “tomatoey” flavor and very sweet, an 8 on the brix scale. Fruits are nearly one inch round globes which turn a very attractive golden orange when ripe. Productive vines provide very high yields. A customer favorite! 15 seeds $1.95



Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Incredibly sweet almost like a piece of candy, Sun Sugar has a brix reading of 10, about as high as you can go. It is also exceptionally high in vitamin A. The golden cherry size tomatoes average a half ounce in weight and vigorous vines produce hundreds of fruit. 15 seeds $1.75

41301. GREEN GRAPE (65 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. One of the sweeter tomatoes we have encountered. This one inch fruit are a “grape type” that is larger and more like a cherry tomato than the patented grocery store variety. 15 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. You won’t believe the number of tomatoes in each cluster and the plant is covered with clusters. Five hundred fruit from a welltended and supported plant is possible. Fruit are medium sized cherries, 1/2 to 3/4 oz. each with a very sweet flavor. Yield begins early, very resistant to disease and cracking. 15 seeds

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Large plants carry a multitude of grape shaped tomatoes lightly less than an inch across, which remain green, turning to a yellowish green when ripe. They have a very spicy, tangy flavor. This variety was developed in 1978 and is a cross of several heirlooms. 25 seeds .95

41302. ISIS CANDY (75 days)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. A true beauty! Bicolored, 1 1/2” fruit with golden and reddish pink marbled skin grows in clusters of 6-8. The flavor is fruity with a sweetness that is just right. 15 seeds $2.25




Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. These tasty little one inch cherry tomatoes come in a variety of shades. Red, yellow and orange are prominent, but with many delightful combinations of these colors. A bit unusual. 25 seeds $1.25



Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Long vines are covered with distinctive, very dark purple fruit. You get the exceptional flavor of a Brandywine in a cherry tomato. 25 seeds $1.50

41203. WHITE CHERRY (80 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. The pale, almost translucent, lemon yellow one inch tomatoes are borne on vigorous vines. They have a very pleasant sweet tart flavor. 25 seeds


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. In German, the name suggests a giant bunch of grapes and that pretty well sums it up. The plant can produce 20-40 fruits per cluster. They are an elongated cherry shape with a pointed end. The flavor is quite acid, not too sweet. 25 seeds $1.25

41901. RED PEAR (80 DAYS)


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Wild is the operative word here. Strong vines are overwhelmed by an abundance of small cherry tomatoes, hundreds of them. The flavor is intense and they seem impervious to almost any disease you can name. They are also early and will continue to yield well up to the first frost. We get this seed from the folks at High Mowing Seed Co. in Vermont. 25 seeds $1.65

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Vines carry an abundance of red, pear shaped fruit, 2” long. Sweet and juicy and resist cracking. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. These slightly acidic tomatoes have been a personal favorite since childhood. Shape is a pear-like, with a small neck and bulbous body, about 1 1/2” long. The continuous yield is truly amazing. They brighten up a salad. A long vine. 25 seeds $1.25 ideal for containers

Germ 7-14 days Determinate. Tomatoes are small, an inch or so in diameter and a healthy golden color. They are one of the earliest to mature in the field, not prone to cracking and don’t have a lot of seeds. Flavor is memorable, similar to Yellow Pear. This variety, bred by Dr. James Baggett at Oregon State, is fairly compact allowing efficient space utilization. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. I’ve always been a big golden tomato fan. The only tomatoes I really remember from my father’s garden were the yellow pears. Golden Sunburst is a nice compromise for size, earliness and color. A small slicer, quite early and premium yielder. Flavor is pleasant, a bit of acid. 25 seeds $1.25


42001. GOLD NUGGET (55 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. These little grape sized fruits have a paste tomato consistency and mildly acidic flavor. Starting out a pearl ivory in color then change into a pinkish red. A dense habit with consistent size and abundant fruits that resist cracking, stay pretty much blemish free and keep well. They hold up well to roasting and are really good with a little olive oil, sea salt and pepper. 25 seeds $1.75


Indeterminate. These tiny tomatoes are not much larger than your fingertip. Possessing an intense tomato flavor, they are very popular in fine restaurants and are often used as a garnish.

41101. RED CURRANT Germ 7-14 days 25 seeds


41102. YELLOW CURRANT Germ 7-14 days 25 seeds



Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. A two bite tomato with an unbelievable delicious nectar-like, juicy flavor. Your taste buds will surely melt and thank you when you put this tomato in your mouth. Named for a river in northeastern Iowa, this tomato produces a plentiful supply for 2” light yellow fruits having tinges of pink with a touch of fuzzy peach like skin. We definitely knew this was a keeper when our friend Nadine, a Pinetree employee, who isn’t’ too fond of tomatoes, really liked and enjoyed this variety. 25 seeds $1.95 Prevent early and late blight on your tomatoes. See Actinvate Fungicide (H409) on page 111.


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Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. This open pollinated large cherry tomato has become very poplar through word of mouth because this is an excellent tomato. The 1 to 1 ½ inch dark cherry red fruits have a delightful sweetness, a classic summer flavor. They resist cracking very well and are produced in abundance. The German grower, Ernst Benary, has gradually evolved into a flower seed company; this is the only vegetable seed they continue to produce because it is so popular. 25 seeds $1.50

standard Hybrid Tomatoes


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. A very large beefsteak type with some fruits of 2 pounds or more. Fruits are borne on strong, vigorous vines. Color is a nice deep red and flavor is very good. Shape can be somewhat irregular. 15 seeds $1.95

39101. GRANDEUR (F1 HYBRID 75 DAYS) VFN & T Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. An early red oblate shaped cluster tomato with 5-7 fruits per bunch and 6-9 oz firm, meaty tomatoes. A vigorous grower, long yielding, with large leaves that help with the resistance to cracking. 15 seeds

392. POLBIG (F1 HYBRID 56 DAYS) VF1 & 2


Germ 7-14 days Determinate. For decades we have been looking for an extremely early tomato that sets fruit in cool weather and also tastes good. Polbig may be the one. The compact plants produce round smooth fruit that have an excellent dark red color inside and out. Small but hardly tiny, Polbig tomatoes run between 3 1/2 and 6 ounces. Flavor is similar to good midseason tomatoes, sweet and just a bit acidic. 15 seeds $1.75



Germ 7-14 days Determinate. The flavor of Golden Girl is a wonderful blend of acids and sugars that is just superb. The firm 7-8 ounce fruit are oblate and early with a wonderful golden color inside and out. This vigorous yielder is about as good as it gets for disease resistance. 15 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. You’ve probably noticed the cluster tomatoes – sold 5 or 6 on a vine in the supermarkets. Most of these are imports. A prominent US Grower has bred an alternative with an American twist. About an ounce bigger than the supermarket types, the clusters ripen uniformly to an intense red color. The flavor is good and yields of this very early variety are high. 15 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. One of the earlier Hybrid tomatoes sold, developed at Rutgers. For about a dozen years it was the foremost variety grown in New Jersey where it was also known as the “4th of July” tomato. But it is soft, a poor shipper, and so it was replaced by inferior tasting varieties with Pik or Pak in their names. Then it nearly disappeared (in fact between 1991 and 1994 one of the parent strains was lost). Fortunately an employee had purchased a bunch of seed and discovered one in his collection. It truly possesses the “Jersey Tomato Flavor”. Plants are huge, and require support. TREATED SEED ONLY 15 seeds $1.50

39901. COUNTRY TASTE (F1 HYBRID, 80 DAYS) VF1 & F2T Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Real tomato flavor from this large meaty, delicious fresh eating and slicing tomato. It can weigh up to 1/2 pounds or more and does extremely well in a greenhouse. 15 seeds $1.95

LAST CE! CHAN Germ 7-14 days Determinate. This 1984 All America Winner has performed extremely well in our trials. Though listed as determinate, the vine is pretty long and could use support. They tolerate a number of diseases. Fruits are large, flattened globes, many well over a pound. Flavor, color, and texture are first rate. 15 seeds $1.75





Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. You can’t help but think of Harris Seeds when you think of Jetstar. And we are grateful to the Harris Company for agreeing to sell us this variety. Jetstar is fairly compact, producing lots of attractive, red, globe shaped, full sized but not huge, crack free, delicious tomatoes. This is a low acid tomato so canners may wish to add some lemon juice. 15 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Ask any greenhouse around here what the best selling tomato is, they will tell you, Early Girl. Modestsized plants mature rapidly and begin to yield 4-6 ounce fruit within a couple months of transplanting. Yield will continue to be good until frost, so this may be the only one you need. It is a nice juicy tomato with a rich red color, loose texture, and fine sweet flavor. 15 seeds $1.95


Germ 7-14 days Determinate. Flavorful and sweet with great yields of 4” fruit, this is one of the best early tomatoes. Topping off at four feet, it was developed for growing in limited spaces and patios. Grown in a container it can be brought indoors and overwintered for an extended harvest. 15 seeds $1.65

standard Heirloom open pollinated


Germ 7-14 days Determinate. The story on this extra early tomato is that it was developed in the 1940’s to be grown by US Air Force troops stationed in Greenland. It is extremely hardy and tolerates very cool conditions but plants cannot be allowed to freeze. A heavy yielder of 2 ounce, round, red tomatoes in clusters. The plants may be placed close together and don’t require staking. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Indeterminate. This heirloom tomato is our favorite. Pruden’s Purple is outstanding in every aspect. It is exceptionally early for a large tomato. Average fruit weighs 1 pound, is 4 inches across and 3 inches high. Distinctive ridges, like the ribs of a cantaloupe, gird the fruit longitudinally. The color is more of a deep pink than a true purple. Flesh is firm and meaty and the flavor is wonderful. Remarkably, Pruden’s Purple contains very few seeds. 25 seeds $1.50

409. TIP-TOP (74 DAYS)


Germ 7-14 days Determinate. The Heinz Company came out with several strains of this tomato over the years and we think we have the best of them. In late August there are dozens of fruit, all around 3 inches across, all crack free, all bright red. A great tomato for a variety of home uses – one thing to keep in mind is you will get lots and lots of perfect fruit, all at pretty much the same time. The acid content is perfect for canning; the flavor is fine for salads. 25 seeds $1.25

410. TAXI (64 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Determinate. Of course this is bright, bright yellow! Runs anywhere from 4 to 7 ounces and all the fruits are very blocky. The flavor is great – quite sweet. Yields are heavy on spreading vines. Taxi matures so early that most of the fruit are fully ripe before frost, even here in Maine. 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. We’re not sure it could be called an heirloom, but this variety has been popular in England for years for growing under glass. As you might expect, Moneymaker likes hot, humid outdoor conditions as well. The 5 foot vines bear a truly heavy yield of 7-8 ounce, bright red, tomatoes. With typical English understatement the flavor is described as “agreeable”. High in antioxidants, and vitamins A & C. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Indeterminate. The green fruit become amber tinged when fully ripe. Slices are lime green, resemble a sliced kiwi and the flavor is terrific, spicy and sweet. Fruits are 5 inches by 4 inches. 25 seeds

41002. PERON (68 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Semi-determinate.This remarkable tomato was developed by Professor Abelardo Piovano of the National University of Argentina. It’s less interesting other name is “sprayless”. Peron is thought to be the most naturally insect resistant tomato of all and thrives in areas where all tomatoes need to be sprayed against insects, without any chemical intervention. The 8 ounce red fruit have a solid, meaty interior and the skin comes off easily without immersion in boiling water. 25 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-14 days Determinate. One of many excellent tomatoes released by Dr. Jim Baggett of Oregon State. Part of this breeding effort was to develop a variety that could be set out in very cool spring temperatures. They can go out in April if freezing can be prevented. Tomatoes are full sized, 4” across, with fine color and texture. Yields are high and flavor is great, nicely acidic. 25 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Indeterminate. An heirloom from West Virginia preserved by Darrell Kellogg, a railroad supervisor, after receiving seed from a friend. An extremely large, sunny orange beefsteak with an outstanding flavor that is just unforgettable. 25 seeds $1.75

41601. RUTGERS (73 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Determinate. This tomato remains the most popular with many farm stand owners from Maine to New Jersey. Rutgers was developed by the Campbell Soup Company for processing, but is also a superb slicer. Uniform 7 ounce fruits are a brilliant red with a terrific full bodied flavor. 25 seeds $1.25



Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Indeterminate. The story is that a gentleman named Radiator Charlie bred this variety with crosses between German Johnson, Beefsteak, and other varieties. He was able to earn enough selling the seed to pay off his mortgage during the Depression. They are very large, pink skinned, very sweet tomatoes. 25 seeds $1.50 ideal for containers


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Triple Crop is a Beefsteak type with a very long, 10 to 15 foot vine. You can grow these tomatoes much as you would pole beans or cukes on a sturdy trellis, with a yield of several bushels per plant. The large, meaty, sometimes oddly shaped red fruit have a pleasant, somewhat acid, flavor that you associate with Beefsteak types. 25 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. As the name implies these tomatoes were bred to be stuffed with various goodies. The large, elongated scalloped fruit are practically hollow inside. Try stuffing them with chicken salad or tabouli.

41701. PINK STUFFER TOMATO 25 seeds


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41703. BLACK KRIM (69 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Ukrainian Heirloom Indeterminate. The deep red fruits appear to be a shiny black while the interior is a reddish green. Surprisingly, this very old, very sweet, fairly large tomato is also very early. 25 seeds $1.75


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. An old time variety also known as John Baer. A full, pleasantly acid flavor keeps gardeners growing this reliable variety. Fruits are round and flattened and are under 8 oz apiece. Producing especially well in Northern areas where it is one of the first to ripen. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom early 1900’s Indeterminate. The 5 to 7 ounce fruit are a bit fuzzy, both on the foliage and on the tomatoes. The flavor of the abundant yields is excellent and very sweet. Color is an attractive mottled orange and yellow. Introduced by the English company Sutton Seeds about 100 years ago. Very disease resistant. 25 seeds $1.25

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Germ 7-14 days Determinate. A gentleman named Kurt Wittke sent us this seed. Shaped like a top with a distinctive tip this heavy yielding, 3 ounce tomato is ideal for salads and due to the thick walls and low water content is also good for paste. Fruit are borne in large clusters and do not crack. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. An heirloom with a combination of orange and yellow stripes both inside and out. Very large, beefsteak type fruits are 5” in diameter with juicy, meaty flesh and a fine mild flavor. We have produced fruit that exceeded 2.5 pounds. 25 seeds $1.25

42701. BIG RAINBOW (80 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Indeterminate. A beautiful and delicious bi-color beefsteak tomato. The golden shades dominate but the red shade accents the color of both the flesh and the skin. Plants are fiercely fruitful. If you like an old fashioned tomato, you will love Big Rainbow. 25 seeds $1.25



Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1925 Indeterminate. Per James Vick Seed’s 1936 catalog, “A very large tomato rounded at the stem end but tapering to a point, and averaging 1 1/2 pounds in weight. As it becomes better known the demand for seed is constantly increasing. Skin – purplish pink, flavor – luscious sub-acid; very meaty and almost seedless. 25 seeds $1.25

42802. SOLDACKI (80 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. These unique tomatoes are shaped just like a strawberry although at 8-10 ounces they are much larger. The color is a deep orange with a crisp sweet flavor. German Strawberry is ideal for slicing. 25 seeds $1.25

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Indeterminate. This tomato was in Nebraska at the churches as both a garnish and a decoration predicting a prosperous marriage. The 4”, round, orange fruit have a fine flavor and grow abundantly. Newlyweds saved the seeds from their wedding tomatoes to start their farm lives. 25 seeds $1.25

Germ 7-14 days Polish Heirloom Indeterminate. The intense flavor is tangy and strong but also very sweet. It is a heavy yielder on potato leaf vines. Plants are huge and covered with the beefsteak red fruit. It should be picked at the first sign of maturity and while many fruits will be perfect others will be misshapen or cracked. Many growers put up with this in exchange for the remarkable flavor. One pound fruit are picked in the late-midseason. 25 seeds $1.25



42803. STUPICE (65 DAYS)


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1885 Indeterminate. Flavor is the main reason that this Amish heirloom tomato from the nineteenth century remains available. Large fruits range from 10 to 24 ounces, borne on vigorous vines. They are flattened and irregular, a pinkish red. Many say this is the best tasting tomato they have ever had. 25 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days French Heirloom Indeterminate. This is the one if you want to grow your tomatoes like your pumpkins, as in BIG. Fruits will grow to three pounds and you will get them in large numbers on plants that are unusually large in size, probably dwarfing all the other tomato plants in the garden. Flavor is very good for a really big tomato. 25 seeds $1.50

42703. DRUZBA (80 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. A bit later than the yellow, this Brandywine is a brownish purple, close to black. The oval shaped fruit has a memorable flavor. 25 seeds $1.50

Germ 7-14 days Bulgarian Heirloom Indeterminate. The word druzba means ‘Friendship” in Bulgarian and Druzba is a very friendly tomato. Not too large, 1/2 pound to a pound, the fruit is borne in clusters of 3 to 5. A pleasant deep red throughout almost all are perfect, without either cracks or blemishes. Flavor is very balanced, not overwhelmingly sweet or acid. Matures in the late midseason. 25 seeds $1.25


42704. MANYEL (78 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. A yellow, turning to gold, version of Brandywine. A heavy yielder with a fine rich flavor. 25 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 19th Century Indeterminate. Many heirloom tomatoes get the accolade “best tasting” from their fans, and this is certainly one of them. Originally grown in Tennessee by Native Americans of the Cherokee tribe, the 6”, 12-16 ounce fruit come in shades of dusty rose to purple, sometimes with greenish shoulders. While it is a beefsteak type, it is known for its sweet aftertaste – almost like candy with heavy yields. 25 seeds $1.50


Germ 7-14 days

Heirloom possibly Native American Indeterminate. This is a true, bright yellow tomato. The flavor is great, zingy, and citrus like. A very heavy yielder, Manyel produces slightly oblate, blemish free fruit. Fruit grow in clusters of 3 to 5 and run from 10 ounces to a pound. You begin to get fruit in the earlymidseason. 25 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days

Czechoslovakian Heirloom Indeterminate. Very early to mature. The flavorful 3 to 4 ounce fruit are borne in clusters of 5 or more. Yields are quite high and nearly every fruit is perfect. The color is an intense red and the sweet, tangy flavor is what you would associate with larger beefsteak types. 25 seeds $1.50

42804. TIGERELLA (55-65 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days English Heirloom Indeterminate. These unique fruit are noted for their stripes, hence the name. When immature they are a light green with dark green stripes. When mature the stripes alternate between red and a yellow orange. 2 inch fruit have a very tangy flavor; yields are very heavy, and quite early. 25 seeds $1.25

Paste Tomatoes

414. OPALKA (83 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. A very large tomato that has the appearance of a bull’s horn with massive solid fruit. Definitely a paste tomato with a dry texture and low seed count, it will be one of the more unique plants in your garden. This heirloom tomato is amazing to behold and difficult to find. If you grow tomatoes for paste, this is the one to grow. 25 seeds $1.50



Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. Developed by John Swenson, this tomato is a cross between Antique Roman and Banana Legs. The fruit are quite uniform and we noticed few disease problems. About 3 x 5” and quite heavy. The red color is flecked with short attractive orange stripes. The dense tomatoes are great for paste or processing, but flavor is so good you’ll also want to eat them fresh. 25 seeds $1.35

428. MARTINO’S ROMA (75 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days Heirloom

Determinate. Unusual among old tomato varieties, this 2 ounce paste tomato will supply you with hundreds of fruits. They are borne in clusters of 4-6 and it seems immune to the blossom end rot that plagues the larger paste varieties. Makes a truly fine sauce. 25 seeds $1.50

W291. ROMA (78 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Determinate. This is an excellent Italian paste type that doesn’t need staking. Tomatoes are smaller and earlier than San Marzano, with nice thick flesh and good, rich tomato flavor. Blocky fruits are quite dry, but still quite tasty when eaten raw. 35 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days Indeterminate. San Marzano has always been a favorite paste tomato despite its lack of disease resistance and this strain, imported from Italy, is particularly good. A vigorous vine carries large, lobed fruits, almost like elongated bell peppers. This strain has a pleasant and mild tomato flavor, which we really like, with very low water content. Fruit has thick flesh and open seed cavities. Yields are very high. 35 seeds $1.50


Sun Dried Tomatoes W295. PRINCIPE BORGHESE (78 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Determinate. This is Italy’s tomato for sun drying. It is very small (1-2 oz.), plum shaped, and pointed at one end. Fruits are born in large clusters of several dozen, like grapes. They are meaty with little juice and branches can be hung to dry until leathery. Italians just throw the vines over a fence. We’ve had success in our cool, wet climate with slicing them in half and drying them in an oven with just the pilot light. Don’t give this one too much water as you don’t want juicy fruit for drying. 20 seeds $1.35


Indoors- 4-5 weeks before last frost and 1/8” deep. Keep soil moist and 75 degrees. Transplant out 24-36” apart after last frost. Harvest- Husks dries and splits when mature and fruits are pushing out of them. Tips- Plant and grow like tomatoes and they will need support for their best performance.



Germ 7-14 days Fruits resemble Chinese Lanterns. The tomato-like fruit grows to about 2" inside a papery husk. Harvest when the tomatillo is just turning yellow. They will be hard. Can be stored for 1-2 months in a cool dry place. Use in Mexican sauces or salsas. Grow as you would tomatoes. Height will be 4', so give good support. Very prolific. 40 seeds $1.35



container Tomatoes

Germ 7-14 days Determinate. The original window box tomato and still the earliest. Plants cover about a foot of ground and fruits are about 3/4 of an inch across. Lots of tomatoes in a small space. 25 seeds $1.25

Determinate. This cascading, branching tomato provides an interesting display in pots and hanging baskets. The vigorous plants continue to add vines that grow up to 2 feet so it just pours out of containers. Yields are early and heavy and the flavor is the delightful sweet fresh taste you expect from a cherry tomato. If you keep them picked they will produce all summer.

828. tumbling tom RED

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82801. tumbling tom YELLOW 10 seeds


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Germ 7-14 days Determinate. Our trials manager reports that Totem resembles a Bonsai tomato tree. The erect plants will grow anywhere from 18 to 36 inches in height depending on the size of the container. While somewhat small for a tomato the frits are significantly larger than cherry types, about 2 ½ inches. Color is bright crimson red, yields are high and the flavor is dandy. 10 seeds $1.75

ideal for containers

Germ 7-14 days These large, heirloom tomatillos are later than the green ones but worth the wait. The deep purple color is dramatic and the flavor is tangier than its lighter cousin. Interesting in salsa and fine grilled. 40 seeds $1.35

W591. PINEAPPLE TOMATILLO (75 DAYS) Germ 7-14 days


Indoors- 6-8 weeks before last frost and 1/8” deep. Keep soil moist and 75 degrees. Transplant out 18-24” apart after last frost. Harvest- Fruits are golden in color and will fall to the ground when they are ripe. Tips- Place some type of cloth under the plants for easier harvest. Physalis pruinosa It really tastes like a pineapple! The large spreading plants are 3 feet across and covered with hundreds of fruit that are quite different from other tomatillos. They are only about 3/4 inch in diameter and soft so they are great for eating fresh. They tend to fall from the plant when ripe. Great for preserves and pies. 40 seeds $1.50


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Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 19th century Indeterminate. A huge, sausage shaped tomato that weighs two thirds of a pound. A New York State heirloom from the 19th century, the flavor is why it is still around. It can be used for salads, but you’ll probably want to concentrate on sauces. Polish Linguisa provides very heavy yields. 25 seeds $1.35




Outdoors- Sow 1/2” deep, 1” apart then thin to 3-6” depending on variety size, starting in early spring through late summer. Plant every 2 weeks for continuous harvest. Harvest- Leafy greens and roots from baby to full size. The younger the roots the more tender better flavor. Tips- Plant in fertile soil, amended with compost, mulch and provide consistent moisture.


Germ 7-14 days The rapid maturation of this variety is absolutely amazing and they will get quite large if you wish. Harvest them young and they are usually worm-free without chemicals. Tops also have a nice flavor. 100 seeds $1.35


Germ 7-14 days This hybrid is a big improvement over other purple topped varieties we’ve tried. Tops are shorter but have more leaves per plant making them ideal for greens. The white root is very smooth and slightly flattened with purple blotches on top. Matures quickly in either spring or fall and flavor is excellent. 100 seeds $1.25

433. TOPPER (35 DAYS)

Germ 7-14 days

Italian Heirloom This medium sized, flattened turnip provides not only a high quality root but also bunches and bunches of succulent tasty greens. 100 seeds $1.25


Germ 7-14 days A classic Japanese Turnip, as with American varieties it is used both for the roots and the tops. Plants quickly mature to a height of 20 inches and lovely, round 4 inch diameter roots are developed. Shogoin is often pickled, used in soups, braised, or in a salad. Since it is such a quick grower it also makes a good fall crop. 100 seeds $1.25




W495. SHOGOIN (30 days)


Germ 7-14 days Heirloom Roots are nearly round with purple tops and white bottoms. Will grow to almost the size of a rutabaga, but better young. Flavor is very “turnipy”. 100 seeds .95

Germ 7-14 days This variety is grown primarily for the greens. There tend to be seven tops which are dark green, crisp, and delicious, particularly when harvested young. This variety is resistant to aphids and mildew. 100 seeds

Germ 7-14 days Heirloom 1863 We got the seed for this variety from our friend Glenn Drowns at the Sand Hill Preservation Center. If you are interested in heirloom seeds or poultry, Glenn is the real deal, and he produces a fascinating catalog. Golden Ball was brought to this country from London in 1855. It is sweet, tender, and mild with dark yellow flesh. They get huge if left, but flavor is best when harvested at 3-4 inches. A good keeper. 100 seeds $1.35

Indoors- Individual biodegradable peat/ cowpots 1/2” deep, 3-4 weeks before last frost with soil temperature 70 degrees. Transplant 36” apart after last frost without disturbing the roots. Outdoors- 1/2” deep after last frost in warm soil at least 70 degrees. Harvest- Look for the following signs as it does take some practice on telling when they are ready to harvest. The closet tendril to the stem dries, there is a crack in the stem that attaches to the watermelon to the vine, where the watermelon touches the ground it should be a butter yellow color, give it a knock with your hands it should sound hollow, the skin is dull, and slipping of the stem from the melon with slight finger pressure. Tips- Plant in fertile soil amended with compost or well rotted manure and keep well watered. They benefit from growing on black plastic and by using row covers for weed, insect control, and more rapid growth.


Germ 4-10 days Early, productive, thin skinned, yellow and delicious. We harvested our first one 75 days after transplanting (they were grown on black plastic). One hill yielded twelve fruit. The largest ones exceeded 8 pounds, although typically 5-6 pounds. Fruits are round, medium green with dark green stripes, rinds are thin and the lemon yellow flesh is dramatic to the eye and delightful in the mouth. 20 seeds $1.75



Germ 4-10 days Sangria is thought of as the “gold standard” when it comes to watermelon, the best of those big ones that command the produce section in late summer. The elongated fruit run 20-25 pounds and the rind is mostly green with lighter green stripes. Flesh is a lovely red and flavor is terrific. So sweet, so juicy. 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days Early enough to be grown almost anywhere. Flavor is as good as the larger shipping melons, perhaps better. Fruits average 7” in diameter and are perfectly round. 20 seeds $1.25



Germ 4-10 days When you slice into this bright red, juicy flesh you will see that it is all watermelon. The rind is very thin and Golden Crown was bred for both earliness and excellent disease resistance. The oblong fruits run 3-6 pounds and flavor is deliciously sweet. 20 seeds $1.75


Germ 4-10 days A very aromatic melon and just the right size to fit in the refrigerator. Melons are nearly a perfect sphere, 5 to 7 pounds with bright yellow flesh and a dark and light green striped rind. Very sweet. 20 seeds $1.25


Germ 4-10 days Heirloom pre 1900 Also known as Monte Christo or Wonder Melon. The large, 25-40 pound fruits are oblong with square ends and a relatively thin dark green rind. The flesh is bright red and very sweet with white seeds. 20 seeds $1.50

44901. TOM WATSON (90 DAYS)

W695. MALALI (90 DAYS)

Germ 4-10 days This Israeli melon produces robustly in dry conditions yielding impressive, 10 lb. watermelons. The flesh is deep red with a delicious sweet, unique flavor, even the seeds are edible. 20 seeds $1.50

Looking for Foreign Vegetables? Here is where you can find them!

Foreign Vegetables Index French W120. Lynx - Bush Bean........................... 5 W125. Maxibel - Bush Bean...................... 5 W128. Emerite - Pole Bean....................... 6 W129. Parisian Carrot............................. 12 W131. Parisian Pickle Cucumber............ 18 W141. Mache - Greens .......................... 21 W14501. Emerald Dandelion Green ....... 22 W146. Sorrel - Herb ................................ 23 W170. True Charentais Melon ................ 29 W173. Rouge Vif D’etampes Pumpkin .... 36 W174. Musquee De Provence Pumpkin .. 36 W178. Ambition Shallots ......................... 38


W212. Violetto Artichoke ........................... 3 W220. Marengo Romano - Pole Bean ...... 6 W228. Fava Bean - Windsor - Bush Bean 6 W239. Chioggia Beet ................................ 8 W240. Paonazza D’ Egitto Broccoli........... 8 W245. Broccoli Di Rapa-Novantina........... 9 W246. Sessantina Grossa Broccoli........... 9 W247. Broccoli - Early Purple Sprouting............................................... 9 W250. Violetta Italia Cauliflower ............. 13 W252. Tip Off Romanesco Cauliflower ....13 W257. Arugula Or Roquette Greens ....... 21 W25702. Spigariello Liscia Greens ......... 23 W260. Piena Di Napoli Pumpkin ............. 44 W258. Radicchio/Chicory Mesclun Mix... 22 W259. Escarole/Endive Mesclun Mix.......22 W262. Rosso Di Verona Radicchio ......... 23 W264. Rossa Di Chioggia Radicchio ...... 23 W266. Italiano Classico Basil.................. 54 W268. Basilico Mostruoso Basil.............. 54 W269. Basilico Finissimo Verde A Palla.. 54 W270. Dwarf Greek Basil........................ 54 W271. Florence Fennel........................... 19 W274. Prezzemolo Gigante Parsley ....... 56 W276. Kale-Nero Di Toscana Kale.......... 24 W278. Lollo Rossa Lettuce ..................... 26 W279. Radichetta Lettuce....................... 26 W281. Mediterranean Melon Mix ............ 29 W28104. Red Marble Cippolini Onion..... 30 W28105. Bianca Di Maggio Cippolini..... 30 W28106. Red Long Of Tropea onion ...... 30 W282. Corno Di Toro Pepper .................. 34 W283. Corno Di Toro - Yellow Pepper..... 34

W284. Italian Pepperoncini Hot Pepper .. 35 W287. Striato D’italia Squash ................. 41 W288. Zucchetta Rampicante - Tromboncino ...................................... 41 W28901. Cocozelle - Summer Squash ... 41 W291. Roma - Tomato ............................ 49 W292. San Marzano Lampadina ............ 49 W295. Principe Borghese - Tomato ........ 49 W297. Rapa Di Milano Coletto Turnip..... 50


W312. Large Prague Celeriac................. 14 W316. Afina - Cutting Celery................... 14 W319. Cardinal Chard............................. 14 W322. Delikatesse Cucumber................. 18 W331. Arugula - Rucola Selvatica........... 21 W332. Mache (Cornsalad) - Macholong . 21 W333. Purslane - Goldgelber.................. 21 W334. Purslane - Red Gruner................. 21 W336. Tyfon - Holland Greens ................ 23 W350. Kale - Red Russian...................... 24 W351. Kale - White Russian ................... 24 W352. Rose Orach.................................. 23 W359. Merveille De Quatre Saisons ....... 26 W360. Rouge Grenoblais Lettuce ........... 29 W361. Mesclun Mix-Misticanza............... 23 W375. Fakir Parsley Root ....................... 31 W382. German Giant Radish .................. 37


W412. Soybean - Envy ............................. 7 W414. Yard Long Bean ............................. 7 W415. Yard Long - Red Noodle Bean ....... 7 W416. Burdock - Takinogawa Long .......... 9 W417. Optiko Cabbage ........................... 11 W418. Soloist Cabbage........................... 11 W419. Green Rocket Cabbage ............... 11 W41902. Yukina Savoy Cabbage............ 11 W420. Nan Ling Celery ............................14 W428. Suhyo Tk Cucumber .................... 18 W440. Kyoto Mizuna ............................... 22 W441. Japanese Spinach Sharaku......... 39 W442. Pai Tsai-Fun Jen .......................... 22 W445. Saltwort........................................ 22 W44501. Mitsuba - Japanese Parsley .... 22 W446. Misome ........................................ 22 W447. Tatsoi ........................................... 22 W448. India Mustard - Red Giant............ 22 W449. Bau Sin Kai Tsai............................22 ideal for containers

W450. Mustard Spinach -Komatsuna.... 22 W451. Mibuna....................................... 22 W452. Mizuna - Red Streaked Mustard. 22 W453. Yu Choi Sum ................................ 22 W455. Brisk Green Pak Choi .................. 30 W456. Purple Pak Choi........................... 30 W462. Shisho - Red ................................ 64 W467. Evergreen Bunching - Heshiko .... 30 W468. Bunching Onion - Crimson Forest 30 W471. Asparagus Pea ............................ 32 W472. Snow Pea - Oregon Sugar Pod ... 32 W479. Super Thai Hot Pepper ................ 35 W482. Daikon-Minowase Radish ............ 38 W483. Green Meat Radish...................... 38 W485. Red Meat Radish ......................... 38 W493. Hokkori Squash ........................... 44 W495. Shogoin Turnip............................. 50

Latin American

W554. Cilantro - Large Leaf .................... 61 W555. Cilantro - Caribe........................... 61 W557. Epazote........................................ 62 W558. Jicama ......................................... 23 W563. Anaheim Pepper .......................... 35 W564. Pasilla Bajio Pepper..................... 35 W566. Early Jalapeno Pepper ................ 35 W570. Habanero Pepper ........................ 35 W571. Pinetree’s Special Habanero Mix....................................... 35 W572. Serrano Pepper ........................... 35 W575. Ancho Pepper .............................. 35 W579. Pinetree Hot Pepper Mix.............. 35 W590. Tomatillo....................................... 49 W591. Pineapple Tomatillo...................... 49 W592. Purple Tomatillo ........................... 49

Middle Eastern

W610. Armenian Cucumber .....................18 W611. Poona Keera Cucumber ............. 18 W625. Cumin .......................................... 62 W628. Molokhiya Greens........................ 23 W650. Jericho Lettuce ............................ 27 W660. Ananas Melon .............................. 29 W661. Ogen Melon ................................. 29 W670. Star Of David Okra ...................... 29 W680. Sbanach Spinach......................... 39 W684. Coosa Squash ............................. 41 W695. Malali Watermelon ...................... 51

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vegetable seeds

Germ 4-10 days Heirloom pre 1900 A very large fruited variety but well suited to short season areas because it matures in less than 90 days. Fruits are 2 feet across and one foot wide with weights from 25 to 40 pounds. The rind is green with darker green stripes, thin, and hard. The flesh is sweet and red with brown and white seeds. A popular, productive, home garden variety. 20 seeds $1.25

Culinary Herbs


Growing herbs are so beautiful they are often worked into the landscape, either grouped together or mixed with other perennials and annuals. Lavender makes a beautiful hedge, garlic chives are a lovely accent plant, and the blooms of marjoram provide a delicate pattern of beauty. Generally, herbs are easily grown. The perennials and biennials are best started indoors where germination can be controlled and the annuals are generally sown outdoors. One packet is usually enough for the home garden.


50501. OSMIN

Agastache foeniculum Perennial. Also known as Licorice Mint. Grows to 3' tall with 4-5" spikes of purple flowers at top. Leaves are dark green and arrow shaped with a nice strong licorice flavor. Dry leaves and flowers are used in potpourris, arrangements, and drinks. Blooms in summer, the same year from seed. Zone 4-8 100 SeedS $1.50

Ocimum basilicum Faster growth and a practically 100% true dark maroon color distinguish this new basil variety as an improvement over other purple basils. Useful not only as a beautiful and fragrant ornamental—in pots, beds, or kitchen gardens—but also as a culinary herb for colorful and flavorful pesto, vinaigrettes, salads, etc. 100 SeedS $1.50


502. MAGICAL MICHAeL BASIL All American winner developed primarily for ornamental use. Very attractive 12-18" plants are covered with deep green leaves, purple bracts, and creamy white flowers. Quite fragrant and can be used in cooking but not as flavorful as other basils. 100 SeedS .95

503. SWeeT BASILITALIAN LARGe LeAF Ocimum basilicum A staple in many Mediterranean dishes, this strain is selected for maximum leaf production and dramatic flavor. Grows to a height of 2‘, produces throughout the season. A productive and dependable pesto producer. 100 SeedS $1.35



Ocimum basilicum Native to southeast Asia this is a type of sweet basil found in the delicious cuisine of Thailand. It has a clove-licorice flavor with a hint of citrus and holds up well when cooked. The plant grows to 1218” and has colorful purple stems and blooms. 100 SeedS $1.50

504. MINeTTe BASIL O basilicum minimum Small, fine leafed, full flavored basil that is perfect for containers. Forms a tight compact mound with tiny white flowers. Requires full sun. 100 SeedS .75


506. LeTTUCe LeAF O. basilicum crispum Originated in Japan. The large (3-5”) leaves are light, bright green. The flavor and fragrance are wonderful. Large leaves make it easy to pick and great to use as flavorful wrappers stuffed with different mixtures. 100 SeedS $1.35

507. HOLY BASIL O. basilicum sanctum This 2 foot plant is a perennial in some climates. Sacred to the Hindu people-often grown around their temples. It has a warm, spicy scent of cloves. The reddish-tinted leaves are used in salads or cold dishes, but never cooked. 100 SeedS

51001. BLUe SPICe BASIL Bright green foliage with purple flowers and a strong basil scent with vanilla overtones. 100 SeedS $1.35

51002. LeMON BASIL- SWeeT dANI Ocimum basilicum All American selection winner with large shiny leaves bursting with lemon flavor and scent. Reaching a height of 26-30” and being the strongest lemon basil, it has a 65% higher essential oil content. Use dried or frozen. 100 SeedS $1.50

511. LeMON BASIL O. basilicum “citriodorum” Compact growth to 2'. Leaves are smaller than sweet basil but the same color. Blooms white in summer. Marvelous lemon scent and taste. Should be direct seeded as it dislikes transplanting. 100 SeedS $1.25

51101. LIMe BASIL O. basilicum americanun Lime scented basil originated in Thailand. The 2-foot tall plants possess attractive bright green foliage 100 SeedS $1.25 $1.35

508. SIAM QUeeN Ocimum basilicum Plants are very compact, 10-12 inches tall so Siam Queen is great for containers. A 1997 All American Selections winner. Purple stems, large dark green leaves, and pinkviolet flowers make for a lovely basil with a tangy flavor plus a spicy hint of licorice. An early maturing variety. 100 SeedS $1.75

509. PURPLe RUFFLeS O. basilicum, var. This 1987 All American Award winner looks remarkably like a miniature perilla. Leaves are much darker than regular opal basil and the plant is larger, 18-24”. Flower stalk of 6” with pink blooms is more dramatic than other basils. Like opal basil, can be used as both an ornamental and culinary herb. 100 SeedS $1.35


O basilicum minimum A compact mound of tiny light green leaves with white flowers, of equal value in both the landscape and the kitchen. Imparts a delicate, spicy flavor to food and is especially good in soups. Just 8" tall, it can be grown in pots. 100 SeedS $1.25

51102. Red LeTTUCe LeAF BASIL O. basilicum purpurascens Colorful reddish purple leaves on a semicompact plant. Grow in containers, alone or along with some flowers. Also adds pizazz to salsas and pestos. 100 SeedS $1.25

512. LICORICe BASIL O. basilicum var. Beautiful plant growing to 2'. Stems, leaf veins and flower bracts are deep purple, while the flowers themselves are a pale violet. The contrast is striking. Very strong licorice flavor and smell. 100 SeedS $1.25

513. CINNAMON OR MeXICAN BASIL O. basilicum var. Produces 2”-3” leaves and light lavender blooms. The spicy aroma and taste is cinnamon and mint, with a touch of anise. 100 SeedS $1.25

51301. WILd BASIL

51302. NeW GUINeA BASIL Ocimum basilicum 2' plants have attractive green and purple leaves. A very sweet scent with no camphor overtones. 100 SeedS $1.35

514. PINeTRee BASIL MIX This mixture includes most of the culinary basils we sell, including Italian ones, and a few surprises. 300 SeedS $2.95


82604. GeCOFURe

Ocimum basilicum A genovese type basil that was bred for containers. This variety has a compact habit and great leaf quality with fusarium resistance.

W270. dWARF GReeK BASIL (68-70 dAYS) Ocimum basilicum Bush basil prized by chefs for its savory flavor. The small leaves make a great garnish. 100 SeedS $1.50

515. BORAGe Borago officinalis 3 feet tall with a spreading habit. Continuous Noxema-blue blooms attract lots of bees. Tough and drought resistant, it reseeds itself vigorously. Grown as an ornamental as well as for the fuzzy, cucumber-tasting leaves in the spring. 100 SeedS $1.35

516. WHITe BORAGeBIANCA This lovely borage is more compact and sturdier than regular borage and also a bit later to flower. Eventually it will be covered with attractive white blooms. 50 SeedS




50 SeedS


W266. ITALIANO CLASSICO (68-70 dAYS) Basilico genovese Leaves are of average size, very shiny, heavily ribbed and pointed. The heavy yields of fragrant foliage are truly classical Italian. 100 SeedS $1.35

W268. BASILICO MOSTRUOSO (68-70 dAYS) Ocimum basilicum Mammoth-leaf basil, with very large, blistering leaves and a strong licorice-like flavor. Plants grow over a foot tall, forming a dense bush with 3" x 4" bright green leaves. Suitable for drying. 100 SeedS

Carum carvi. Biennial These seeds are my favorite addition to a number of vegetable and pasta dishes. The plant has a tap root, feathery leaves, and white flower umbels, all of which are also eaten. Zone 4-8 100 SeedS $1.25

547. CATNIP Nepeta cataria Perennial, 2 1/2’ tall. Used as a tea or for cats. White blooms are similar to other mints. Zone 3-9 100 SeedS $1.35

519. CHeRVIL


W269. BASILICO FINISSIMO VeRde A PALLA (68-70 dAYS) Refined globe-bush basil that we import from Italy. Quick grower forms a perfectly rounded, uniform bush. Small, thin leaves on multi-branching stems distinguish this Ocimum minimum from the sweet basils (Ocimum basilicum), as does its particularly sweet fragrance and flavor. Ornamental as well as a culinary plant, this is interesting in containers or along borders and edges. 100 SeedS $1.35

herbs and tobacco

Clinopodium vulgare Not a true basil. The small 10" plants carry round green leaves, less than an inch across with small bright pink flowers. Possess a mild, savory flavor. Wild basil is used by Italians in many dishes and medicinally it functions as a skin preparation and a booster to the immune system. 100 SeedS .95

Anthriscus cerefolium The leaves and flavor resemble parsley, but with a hint of anise. 1 to 2 feet high. Its leaves taste best before flowering, so pinch off blooms for a continuous supply. Needs light to germinate, self-sows generously. 350 SeedS $1.25

551. CHIVeS


Allium schoenoprasum Perennial, 8” high. Onionlike flavor comes from the tops which are generally chopped fine. Used in sour cream, cream cheese, soups, etc. The light lavender flowers can be added to your favorite salad, just break the head apart. 350 SeedS $1.25

ideal for containers

Allium fistulosum This perennial is used like chives but the flavor is substantially stronger. The hollow leaf stems are broader than chives with a white flower head. They provide a tangy, meaty addition to any salad. 350 SeedS $1.35

557. GARLIC CHIVeS Allium tuberosum Perennial. Chinese chives. Resembles chives but leaves are flatter and more grass-like. Doesn’t spread as rampantly as its cousin either. Lovely as an ornamental with white flowers arranged in a halfsphere on very straight stems. Blooms in August and grows to 2 ft. Has mild garlic flavor. Zone 4-9 350 SeedS $1.25


W554. CILANTRO - LARGe LeAF Annual. A special variety that is bred to maximize foliage production and not bolt. In our trials, this variety produced three times the yield of regular cilantro over a much longer period. It is often used in combination with tomatillo, tomatoes, and chiles, creating unforgettable sauces. Also known as Mexican parsley or Chinese parsley. 150 SeedS $1.35

W555. CARIBe (45 dAYS) Annual. A lovely Cilantro with big meaty leaves, Caribe emphasizes bolt tolerance. A high yielder over an extended period of time. 150 SeedS


521. CORIANdeR Coriandrum sativum Annual. Grows to 1 to 2 feet. Seeds are used in baking and as a pickling spice. This variety is bred primarily to produce seed. 200 SeedS .95



W625. CUMIN (110-115 dAYS) Annual. An important spice in curries and Indian cuisine. Cumin requires a long growing season so start early in the North. 40 SeedS $1.25

522. BLACK CUMIN Nigella sativa Annual. Also called nutmeg flower and roman coriander, plants are 1’ tall with 1” whitish green flowers that produce a large seed pod. Use is primarily culinary, seeds are spicy and aromatic and frequently used in breads and cakes much as you would poppy seeds. 100 SeedS $1.35



Anethum graveolens Over 2 feet high. Leaves are used in sauces, soups, etc. Seeds are used in pickling. 150 SeedS .95

82605. dILL – COMPATTO This shorter dark green dill was bred for growing in containers. Even if you have a large garden near by wouldn't be nice to have a pot near the kitchen? 50 SeedS $1.50


527. FeNNeL


Foeniculum vulgare Fennel is a semi-hardy perennial making it through the winter here about 50% of the time. Grown for its anise-flavored seeds on 3-4’ plants. Decorative fern-leaved plants can be started indoors or out and grown as an annual in colder parts of the country. 100 SeedS $1.25

526. FLAX Linum usitatissium. Annual. A 3 foot plant with lavender blue flowers, Flax is the source of both linen and linseed oil. Medicinally, it is good for skin inflammations. 100 SeedS $1.25

52502. dILL- FeRNLeAF

A superior dill that grows up to 6 feet. Grows out an extra amounts of lush airy foliage plus it produces giant flowers with the seed umbels sometimes reaching 15”-18” across. A highly attractive dill that calls forth the beneficial insects, persuading them to visit your vegetable and flower garden. 100 SeedS

Melissa officinalis Perennial. A lovely fragrant herb growing to 1 1/2’. This perennial germinates slowly but grows quickly. The fresh, tangy lemon-flavored leaves are used for a relaxing tea and to give lemon flavor to poultry and other dishes. Zone 4-9 100 SeedS $1.25

Foeniculum vulgare var. A dramatic landscape plant as well as a culinary herb. The brownish bronze color is truly unique in our experience and deepens as the season wear on. The flavor and uses are similar to those for regular fennel. 30 SeedS $1.50

Anethum graveolens An improved, triploid strain with excellent flavor. This strain is much leafier and slower to bolt than regular dill. 150 SeedS $1.50

52503. dILL- MAMMOTH


Chenopodium ambrosoides Annual. Start indoors and transplant after the soil has warmed up. Allow plenty of space, as plants grow to 4 feet in height. The flavor is very fresh with a decided edge and aftertaste. Used in quantity in a variety of Mexican sauces, particularly with black beans, corn, mustard and seafood dishes. 300 SeedS $1.50

528. BRONZe FeNNeL


This 1992 All American Winner was bred small so it could be grown in containers and small gardens. In addition to pickles, it will make a welcome addition to salads and it is a lovely ornamental plant with yellow flowers, deep green foliage, and compact growth habit. 150 SeedS

W557. ePAZOTe (55 dAYS)





Lavandula angustifolia Perennial. A dwarf, it is earlier than Lavender Vera with thicker, denser foliage. This long time favorite is also covered with deep purple flowers on plants just 18" tall. Zone 5-9 100 SeedS $1.35

567. LAVeNdeR VeRA Lavandula angustifolia Perennial. Used in sachets. This lovely plant, when dried, is fragrant and repels insects. Seeds take a long time to germinate, so start indoors and keep moist. Plant is 2 1/2-3’ tall with fine needle-like foliage. Zone 5-9 200 SeedS $1.35

56701. LAVeNdeR- HIdCOTe BLUe $1.25

Lavandula angustifolia Perennial. A dwarf variety having deep purple to navy blue flowers with a compact and vertical habit. An extremely aromatic variety that grows well as a border plant. Zone 5-9 100 SeedS $1.35

56702. LAVeNdeR- PINK PeRFUMe Lavandula spicata Perennial. Lovely rose pink flowers look beautiful against the silvery gray foliage. Grows to 2 feet by 2 feet and is an excellent cut flower. Zone 5-8 75 SeedS $1.50


52802. LeMON GRASS Cymbopogon flexuosus East India lemon grass, native to India, Burma, and Thailand. Plants grow to 3 feet in height. Most often used in perfumes but it is also good for flavoring food. 50 SeedS


571. LOVAGe Levisticum officinale This handsome plant may grow to 6 feet and its leaves resemble those of celery. The flavor is similar to, but stronger than, that of celery. Use leaves sparingly to flavor soups. Eat young leaves in salad. 100 SeedS .95 POT MARIGOLD—see Calendula in the Annual Flower section on page 64. SORREL—see Greens section on page 23.

529. SUMMeR SAVORY Satureja hortensis Bush, attractive herb growing to 12 inches high. Pungent leaves used in stews and gravies. 500 SeedS $1.25

531. MARJORAM Origanum majorana About 2 feet high with a soft, sweet fragrance and pleasant flavor. It is used as a flavoring for peas, pork, and sausage. The gray-green colored foliage provides an interesting color contrast in borders. 300 SeedS $1.25

53101. MeXICAN TARRAGON Tagetes lucinda Also known as Sweet Mace or Spanish tarragon. The edible golden flowers and foliage have an anise flavor, slightly hinted with citrus. Used in gourmet dishes and can be substituted for French tarragon. This plant holds its simple bright flowers for a long time and is beautiful in herb, flower or container gardens. 100 SeedS $1.50 See page 93 for The Complete Illustrated Book Of Herbs (L502)

Mentha piperita Perennial. Mentha, Ah Mint! The attractive 3 foot plants perfume the air. Plants are covered with 3 inch, lance shaped leaves of wrinkled texture, bearing pink to white blooms on the terminal spikes throughout the Summer. Mint is easy to grow, a dependable perennial, and used in jellies, sauces, and potpourri. Mint does not always come 100% true from seed and can be a bit invasive but a pot or small planting is an essential ingredient of any herb garden. Generally the mint we sell will be spearmint but it could also be peppermint or common mint. Zone 3-11 100 SeedS $1.25


Mustard is easy to grow, harvest and grind to produce your own unique gourmet mustard blend. Harvest just as the seed pods develop a brownish tinge. Hang in a bag to dry for a couple of weeks then shake vigorously to release the seeds. Store seeds in an airtight jar. Grind with an herb grinder.

53201. WHITe MUSTARd Sinapis alba Mildly pungent.

50 SeedS


53202. BLACK MUSTARd Brassica nigra Strong, usually mixed with other mustards. Also used medicinally. 50 SeedS $1.25

53203. BROWN MUSTARd Brassica Juncea Mildest of the mustards. 50 SeedS

Petroselinum crispum var. neopolitanum Biennial. Also called Italian parsley, its uses are similar to the curly variety but the flavor is a bit stronger. Plants are 1' tall and produce sprigs of large, flat leaves all season. Preferred in Italian cooking. 300 SeedS $1.25

542. PeTRA Petroselinum crispum Biennial.This triple curl, moss type parsley from Holland comes to full maturity in 80 days but cuttings can be taken earlier. The frilly, velvet green leaves are carried on strong stems which rebound from each cutting well. As the fresh taste suggests, parsley is cleansing to the digestive system and high in vitamins A, C, and iron. Petra will survive a light frost and as a biennial can be cut in the second year until it goes to seed. 300 SeedS $1.50

543. TRIPLe CURLed Petroselinum crispum Biennial. Used as a garnish or like other greens. Very high in nutritional value, with a long history of medicinal uses. Parsley is a biennial but is usually grown as an annual for the foliage. Slow to germinate; soak in warm water overnight before sowing. 300 SeedS $1.25


Make your own mustard! See our Mustard Gift Set (PG27) on page 125. NASTURTIUM — see Annual Flower section on page 72.


559. GReeK OReGANO

Origanum heracleoticum Perennial.This oregano has the true flavor that we have come to associate with pizza sauce and other Italian dishes. Form is upright with a low-growing spreading habit just 6-8” tall. The pungent, dull green leaves exhibit some purpling at the tips with white flowers. A winter mulch is helpful in the north. Zone 5-10 200 SeedS $1.95

575. OReGANO VULGARe Origanum vulgare Perrenial.This perennial herb can grow to a height in excess of 2 ft. The leaves are used fresh or dried. Stronger fragrance and flavor than Greek Oregano. Zone 4-8 300 SeedS

541. FLAT LeAF


This parsley, which can be started indoors, direct seeded, or grown in pots, always provokes a lot of comment in our trial gardens. Notably sweeter than the parsley you usually get. A flat leafed type it is maybe a foot high. The dark green leaves are very large and meaty with a remarkable flavor that is good all through the season. 600 SeedS $1.35

577. PeNNYROYAL Mentha pulegium Perrenial. Member of the mint family. Creeping plant has tendency to spread quickly and send up little 6" lilac flower stalks. Not reliably hardy in the north. Pennyroyal has a strong mint odor, and is used as an insect repellent. Zone 3-10 200 SeedS $1.35

579. ROSeMARY Rosmarinus officinalis Perennial.This evergreen herb has numerous medicinal uses. Fragrance and texture make it valuable for sachets and potpourris. In the kitchen, it is used with pork, veal, chicken and in vinaigrettes. Needs some winter protection or can be brought indoors in the North. Zone 7-9 100 SeedS $1.95

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581. RUe Ruta graveolens Perennial. A woody perennial with unusual grey-green leaves finely lobed and fluted. Rue may grow to 3 feet and is beautiful used as an ornamental. Leaves are very aromatic and taste bitter; flowers are small and yellowish-green. Zone 4-9 50 SeedS $1.25

545. SALAd BURNeT Poterium sanguisorba Perennial. A pretty perennial that grows about a foot tall and produces white or rosy flowers. Leaves are used in salads for their cucumber-like flavor. Zone 4-8 50 SeedS .95


582. WHITe SAGe

Salvia alpina Perennial. Aromatic with white, feltlike foliage. Toss cuttings on the grill to flavor cooking or use large stems to add an interesting flavor to shish kabobs. Native Americans burned the plant in ceremonies and made tea from the leaves. Seeds were toasted and ground for cereal. Zone 6-11 50 SeedS $1.35

583. SAGe Salvia officinalis Perennial. The broad grey-green leaves and beautiful purple flower spikes make this a fantastic ornamental. Grows 1-2 feet tall, used fresh or dried in poultry and pork dishes. Zone 3-10 50 SeedS $1.25


Salvia sclarea. Hardy biennial with large ‘fuzzy’ silvery-gray leaves. Can be used like common sage in foods; also has some medicinal uses. The second year, it sends up handsome stalks of purple and white flowers. Zone 6-9 50 SeedS $1.65

539. SILVeR SAGe Salvia argentea Biennial. Produces a rosette of gray-green woolly leaves that beg to be touched. This relative of Clary Sage can grow to a width of 30” and has yellow flowers that can be cut back to enhance the appearance of the foliage. Zone 5-8. 25 SeedS $1.50

586. SANTOLINA TOMeNTOSA Perennial. Also known as Lavender Cotton, the foot tall foliage resembles a miniature evergreen tree. The fragrant foliage is deeply divided and colors vary from green to silver. Small yellow flowers appear in July and August. Zone 6-9 25 SeedS $1.35


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585. MINT

Medicinal Herbs

W462. SHISHO - Red Perilla frutescens Annual. The leaves of this Asian herb are dark purplishred and quite curly. Grows to 4' high, very striking as an ornamental. Flavor is hard to describe, some say it is like coriander, others notice a basil-like or cinnamon flavor. Leaves are used fresh to season fish. Flowering shoots are fried in tempura, or used in soups. The seeds are ground and are one of the “seven spices”. 300 SeedS $1.25

535. STeVIA Stevia rebaudiana Perennial. The leaves are 200-300 times sweeter than sugar. It is native to South America. Likes full sun, good drainage and grows to 3 feet. If grown as a houseplant, it will go dormant in the winter. Pinch off flowers as the plant dies after blossoming. A tender perennial best grown as an annual Zone 9-10 15 SeedS $2.50



Thymus vulgaris Perennial. Forms a low-growing mound of dark green for a beautiful ornamental effect. Tiny leaves are fragrant and pungent with a tangy flavor that enhances a variety of dishes. Covered with tiny white flowers in the summer. Zone 5-9 350 SeedS $1.25

590. MAGIC CARPeT THYMe Thymus serpyllum Perennial. This variety forms a two inch high compact carpet of tiny, slightly woolly green leaves. It is covered with small carmine pink flowers from May to June. Zone 4-8 50 SeedS $1.65

59001. FReNCH THYMe Perennial. Also known as Summer Thyme, it is hardy to zone 6, maybe zone 5 with some protection. The upright stems with small gray-green leaves are very aromatic and flavorful. The variety preferred by chefs. 50 SeedS $1.50

591. WINTeR SAVORY Satureja montana Perennial. Deep green glossy-leaved plant grows to a foot tall. The tiny purple flowers bloom in mid-summer. Stronger flavor than summer savory. Both herbs are traditionally used to flavor beans. Zone 5-8 100 SeedS .95

See Growing and Using Stevia (L281) on page 92.


Many herbs have both medicinal and culinary uses. We think of the following as being primarily medicinal.

48001. GeRMAN CHAMOMILe Matricaria recutita Annual. This 15-inch tall, feathery-leaved plant is known for its apple-like flavor and fragrance. Used in teas and medicinally as a sedative, nerve tonic, and skin cleanser. Remarkable properties as a companion plant in making compost due to an affinity with calcium. 800 SeedS $1.50

48002. ROMAN CHAMOMILe Chamaemelum nobilis Perennial. Translated from the Greek, ”chamomile” means ground apple, referring to the apple-like odor and the fact that it makes a fine ground cover and substitute for grass. Plants are 4 inches tall and rapidly spreading (invasive in fact). Hardy to 20 degrees below zero. Dried flowers are used to make a sedative tea, nerve tonic, and skin cleanser, and used in potpourri. Zone 5-9 350 SeedS $1.50

48003. NARROW LeAF eCHINACeA Echinacea angustifolia Perennial.The true medicinal echinacea, this variety grows to 5’ wide, covered with pale pink to violet 2” blooms. Widely used by the Plains Indians, it is still in use today as an antibacterial, immune system stimulant, and an insecticide. Seeds are best cold treated prior to planting. The root of the plant is the primary medicinal contributor. Zone 3-7 50 SeedS $1.35

48004. eLeCAMPANe Inula helenium This perennial grows to 8 feet tall with many side branches and numerous bright yellow flowers from mid to late summer. Full sun to partial shade. Roots are used medicinally as an expectorant with antibacterial and antifungal properties. As a dye plant, the roots yield a blue dye and the flowers a yellow-orange dye. Zone 3-9 50 SeedS $1.35

481. FeNUGReeK Trigonella foenum graecum This annual from the Legume family is easy to grow from direct seeding. Plants grow 1’ 1/2” - 2’ tall. Seeds are used to treat indigestion and symptoms of menopause due to the hormone-like substance diosgenin. Also useful for headaches. The leaves are a welcome addition to any salad and used to flavor curry dishes. 100 SeedS $1.25


482. WHITe HOReHOUNd Marrubium Vulgare Perennial. Germinates in 12-21 days. Plants are 2 feet tall with fuzzy gray-green leaves and small white flowers. Likes full sun, dry soil. Used for coughs and colds. Zone 4-9 70 SeedS $1.35

48201. HYSSOP Hyssopus officinalis Perennial. Pretty, shinyleaved herb growing to two feet. Bluish-pink flowers bloom in later summer. Very aromatic, reminiscent of basil; flowers are used in potpourris. Medicinally, it is used for colds, flu, and bronchitis as it has some anti-viral properties. Zone 4-9 100 SeedS $1.50

483. MARSHMALLOW Althaea officinalis Perennial. Slow to germinate. 4 foot plants with 1-2” pink flowers. Sun or partial shade and likes wet feet. Used for stomach and urinary tract problems, also soothes skin ailments. Zone 4-9 75 SeedS $1.35

48301. MeXICAN MARIGOLd Tagetes minuta This 4 to 6 foot tall marigold rarely flowers in temperate climates. Great companion plant. It will kill nematodes in the soil and also control nearby weeds. In South America, it is used to flavor soups and meat. Anti-viral properties. The leaves have a minty scent and can also be used in dyeing. 50 SeedS $1.50 See Marigold Ground Control (48302) in the Annual Flower section on page 70.

484. MOTHeRWORT Leonurus cardiaca Perennial. Grows 2-3 feet tall with small purple flowers in whorls along the stem. It has been thought to benefit the heart. Also relieves nervous tension and menopausal symptoms. Zone 4-8 50 SeedS $1.25

48401. MILK THISTLe Silybum marianum Biennial. Forms a rosette of leaves often 3 feet across. Color is a distinctive dark green variegated with white. The blueish purple seed head can reach a height of 4 feet. The young leaves can be eaten as greens and the root is similar to salsify. Said to be good for the liver. 50 SeedS $1.35

48402. ST. JOHN’S WORT

48403. TOOTHACHe PLANT Spilanthes acmella This annual produces bronze green foliage and olive shaped flowers with a burgundy eye. Leaves and flowers numb the mouth and are said to work better than many commercial products. Also antibiotic. 50 SeedS

485. VALeRIAN Valeriana officinalis Perennial. Plants grow to 5 feet tall with white, pink, or lavender flowers. The root is of the greatest benefit, harvested from 2 year old plants. A natural tranquilizer, it reduces anxiety and is used for insomnia. Zone 4-7 50 SeedS

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48501. WORMWOOd


Artemisia absinthium Perennial. Wide spreading, woody perennial growing to 5' tall. Leaves are silver-gray, fern-like with a citrusy fragrance. Tiny yellow flowers appear in summer. Used as a moth repellent and dried for wreaths and arrangements. Medicinally helps prevent gallstones and is used as a treatment for worms. Invasive and prohibited in some states. Zone 4-8 300 SeedS $1.50

The following are all used in natural textile dyes.

493. WOAd Isatis tinctoria Biennial. 3 foot bush covered with small yellow flowers, produces deep purple pods. A lovely blue dye is obtained from the leaves. It is also used as an antibiotic by the Chinese. 25 SeedS $1.35

Amaranthus cruentus These 4 foot plants are very ornamental with brilliant maroon leaves and seed heads. An important source of red dye. Both the leaves and seeds are edible. 50 SeedS $1.35

494. INdIGO

490. BULLS BLOOd BeeT Beta vulgaris v cruenta Annual. There is no green color anywhere in this plant. Start 1/2 inch deep as soon as ground can be worked. Should be ready for harvest in about 55 days. Produces a deep red dye. Beets are small but edible and sweet. 100 SeedS $1.25

492. HeNNA Lawsonia invermis Used since ancient times to color hair, skin, nails, and fabric, henna produces an orange to brown dye. The waxy green leaves, stems, and pink, yellow or white flowers are used in perfumes. Also makes a good houseplant. Germinate in moist paper towels in the refrigerator for 4 days and then transfer to a warm spot. 50 SeedS $1.65

A sampling of our dyes

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Indigofera tinctoria Tender perennial grown as an annual in the North. Start indoors and transplant to a sunny spot. The 2-3 foot shrub will be covered with flesh colored pea-type blooms that produce short woody pods. While in flower, harvest the leaves for a beautiful blue dye. 25 SeedS $1.35

495. BLACK HOLLYHOCK Althea rosea Biennial. The five foot tall plants produce very dark purple flowers which will yield a lavender to mauve shade when used in dyeing. 50 SeedS $1.35

496. GOLdeN MARGUeRITe Anthemis tinctoria Perennial. Also known as dyer’s chamomile, hardy perennial grows to 3’ tall with abundant dark yellow daisylike flowers above lacy foliage. Produces a yellow, buff, or orange dye depending on the mordant used. Also makes a nice cut flower. Zone 3-7 50 SeedS $1.35

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Hypericum perforatum Perennial. This shrubby perennial with yellow flowers grows to a foot and a half tall and produces yellow flowers in clusters. In use since biblical times, the herb is thought to be named after St. John the Baptist. While it has been used for kidney and pulmonary problems the most common use is a mood enhancer to combat anxiety and depression. Zone 4-9 100 SeedS $1.50

Tobaccos When Columbus arrived in the New World, on his first meeting with the resident Carib peoples, tobacco was exchanged. Tobacco was soon grown in Europe and gradually made its way to the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. As it spread, tobacco became known as an herb of amiability, conviviality and a degree of intoxication. Today usage patterns have changed to the habitual consumption of mass produced, chemically enhanced cigarettes, with deleterious health impacts. Growing and harvesting your own plants can serve as a transition away from dependence on packaged, highly taxed, smoking materials. We offer the following selection of tobacco seeds to growers who wish to control the production of their own tobacco to ensure exactly what is, and what is not, in the leaves they produce. All of our seed comes from grower Jim Johnson of Gautier, Mississippi, Seedman.Com. The tiny seeds are packaged in zip-loc bags and while the guaranteed minimum is 50 seeds, most packets contain well over a hundred. The seeds should be started indoors quite early in the Spring and transplanted in the same way as eggplant, tomatoes, peppers, etc. Plants can grow to over 5 feet so each plant merits a couple square feet of space. TOBACCO SEEDS


Smoking Tobaccos


Cigar Tobaccos



An upright variety with abundant leaves, Gold Seal grows vigorously to heights in the 5 foot range and produces heavily. Leaves cure to a lovely golden hue.

While the seed originated in Cuba, this variety grows best in the temperate climate of Connecticut. The delicate, thin, deeply veined leaves are used as a wrapper for such famed cigar brands as: Macanudo, Davidoff, and Monte Cristo.

TA202. VIRGINIA GOLd (shown right)


There is a body of opinion that the best tobaccos are still produced in Virginia where commercial production originated. The 5 foot plants are heavy producers of a very light gold leaf which is mild and smooth in flavor.

TA77. GOLd dOLLAR This is a flue cure type that matures earlier than any other variety that we are familiar with. It is ideal for a short growing season – you can usually harvest leaves two weeks earlier than those of other strains. The yield of golden brown leaves is also heavy, making this an ideal choice for both cigarettes and pipes.

TA78. PARIS WRAPPeR The name comes from the fact that the long, narrow leaves are ideal as cigar wrappers. But for this purpose this variety would probably have to be shade grown. It is also a fine smoking tobacco, producing an abundance of flavorful leaves on large, sturdy plants.

Pipe Tobaccos


A tall plant with thick, textured, leaves that produces a rich brown tobacco favored by millions of pipe smokers. Orinoco also makes a good blending tobacco for cigars and cigarettes.


Above: Tobacco growing in our trial gardens and left: at its flowering stage

Chewing Tobaccos

These gummed papers are made from a blend of flax and pulp similar to the ones with the pirate on the cover. There is no printing on the package, much reducing the cost. The size is: 1 1/4” - 78 mm. with 32 leaves per package.

TA33. 1 Pkg. - Rolling Papers .95 TA34. 12 Pkgs. - Rolling Papers $9.95

The medium, smooth leaves cure to an impressive dark brown with a fine chewing tobacco flavor. You can count on an impressive yield from Greenwood Dark.

Foreign Tobaccos

Tobacco drying

TA55. BLACK SeA SAMSUN TURKISH This tobacco is grown in the Samsun province of Turkey on the shores of the Black Sea. It produces smaller, flavorful leaves with a distinctive aroma.

TA07. HUNGARIAN SZAMOSI dARK A very popular Hungarian tobacco with a full, rich flavor. The lower half dozen leaves are used for cigars while the higher leaves are used for pipes and cigarettes. This variety produces immense leaves – 24 to 30 inches in length and 16 inches wide.

Wild / Native Tobacco


Rustica Germ 7-10 days The 2-3 foot plants produce abundant rounded 8-10” leaves and small greenish yellow flowers. This is the original tobacco smoked by our Native American forebears in ceremonies. It contains nicotine and produces a natural insecticide. 20 SeedS



TA40L. CULTIVATORS HANdBOOK Pinetree Garden Seeds dedicated edition With a reverence for the beauty of Nicotiana, Bill Drake writes a comprehensive handbook for the grower of tobacco. In this book, you’ll find a rich, humorously written history of the plants in Western and Eastern cultures. Exposing greed at both corporate and government levels, Drake advises farmers, step by step, on how to produce organic tobacco products for individual consumption, or as a small cottage industry. Although the growing, curing, flavoring and cutting procedures abundantly described herein are essential to an ingestible product, we really found the prose most delightful with records of past practices and the influence of religious and political powers on the distribution of tobacco. Softcover 8” x 10” 166 pages $19.95

Micro Greens have become quite popular with chefs and home cooks. They can easily be grown in a window box, on the deck, or even a sunny spot in your house in the dead of winter. We have developed these mixes to enhance your salads year-round. All can be grown in regular potting soil in just about any sort of a low, flat container. Sow the seeds set quite close together. After the third set of leaves begins to develop, begin to take cuttings with scissors. You can continue cutting every few days for several weeks. For a continuous harvest of micro greens plant every 7-10 days.



Includes cress, basil, arugula, endive, escarole, radicchio, chicory, and mustard. 82901. 1/2 OUNCE $2.95 82902. 1 OUNCE $3.95

HEALTHY BLEND MIX Includes broccoli, spinach, a number of lettuces, and kale. 82903. 1/2 OUNCE $2.95 82904. 1 OUNCE $3.95

PINETrEE’S KITcHEN SINK MIX This huge blend includes many greens, lettuces, chards, onions, and herbs. A total of 16 varieties. A superb salad mix. 82905. 1/2 OUNCE $2.95 82906. 1 OUNCE $3.95

SPIcY ASIAN Fast maturing greens from our Asian vegetable section such as mizuna, paitsai, mustards, lettuce and bunching onion. 82907. 1/2 OUNCE $2.95 82908. 1 OUNCE $3.95

82912. BrAISINg grEENS


This braising blend emphasizes various varieties of mustards and arugulas. The result is a spicy one. Do not overcook as the arugula will begin to lose some of its flavor. 1/4 oz - 3300 SEEDS $1.95

Many restaurants have begun using these tasty pea leaves in salads. Plant one or two dozen seeds fairly closely together in a good sized container. In about a month you can begin cutting the succulent leaves, 10 days later you will begin getting a few with blossoms, and 20 days after that some of the cuttings will include small snow pea pods. This is a branching variety so you can continue cutting over a long period. 150 SEEDS $1.95

single greens 82913. cILANTro – 1/2 oz. 82914. BEET- BULLS BLooD 1/2 oz. 82915. BASIL 1/2 oz. 20301. LETTUcE MIX- 1/2 oz. W25701. ArUgULA- 1/2 oz.

NEW $3.25 $3.25 $3.25 $4.95 $3.25

See page 95 for Microgreens: A Guide To Growing Nutrient-Packed Greens (L249).

Sprouting Seeds Our sprouts are the freshest available and come packaged in durable resealable plastic bags to maintain their high germination rate. Try our handy sprouting tray or sprouting lid for best results. Once sprouted, store in the refrigerator, rinsing daily. Varieties not marked organic are chemical free. All seeds are tested for pathogen, germ and purity.

$2.95 PEr BAg SP1. ALFALFA - 3 oz. orgANIc Many consider this to be the supreme sprout. It is high in nutrients with a delicate flavor & crisp texture. Great as a lettuce replacement on sandwiches. Should be used before the tiny green leaves appear for optimum food value, as this signals the exhaustion of stored food in the seed.

SP2. LENTILS - 4 oz. orgANIc Soaked lentils cook in 30 minutes, the sweeter, more tender lentil sprouts cook in just 5 minutes. Use when the sprout is about an inch long.

Assorted greens ready to harvest.

82911. EDIBLE FLoWEr & HErB MIX We import this unique mixture from Holland. It makes for a delicious and attractive window garden. The herbs and edible flowers are both aromatic and tasty, adding both color and flavor to salads, meat dishes, and soups. 100 SEEDS $1.95

SP11. ADZUKI BEANS - 4 oz. orgANIc These small beans are Chinese cousins to Mung beans and take only 5 days to sprout. They are delicious and crisp. SP18. KALE - 1 oz. A member of the broccoli family with a distinct kale flavor. It has attractive oval green leaves with deep pink veins and ribs.

Can be combined with alfalfa as the sprouting is similar. Adds zest and a bit of a bite to your salad or sprout mixture.

SP28. BArLEY - 3 oz. orgANIc Barley is best sprouted to the grass stage in a sprout bag or dish. The cut sprouts are delicious in salads, sandwiches or soups and will regrow after cutting.

SP6. SProUTINg oNIoNS - 1 oz.

SP22. FENUgrEEK - 2 oz. orgANIc

SP5. cHINESE rADISH - 3 oz.

These take somewhat longer to sprout but are well worth the wait. They add an onionlike flavor to a variety of dishes.

SP8. BroccoLI - 1 oz. orgANIc Medical studies report these sprouts will help in the fight against cancer. A delicious sprout, they are rich in vitamins A, B, & C.

SP3. MUNg BEANS - 4 oz. orgANIc These are the familiar large sprouts used in Chinese cooking. They are ready to eat when they are 1 1/2-2" long and have a crisp taste similar to raw peas.

SP9. cLoVEr - 3 oz. orgANIc Mild and flavorful, blends well with cabbage, radish, and alfalfa sprouts. One of the easiest to grow.

SP4. cHINESE cABBAgE - 3 oz. These brassicas quickly sprout and add a lightly cabbage-like flavor to salads, sandwiches and the like.

These sprouts are crunchy with a nutty flavor. They can be used in salads, sandwiches, and homemade bread.

SP10. WHEAT - 4 oz. orgANIc

Looks like large alfalfa seeds and sprouts like small mung beans. Spicy flavor and smells like curry powder. Try as a stuffing for a baked potato.

SP23. MUSTArD (brown) - 2 oz. orgANIc The sprouts are spicy and taste like mustard. Must be sprouted with other seeds (5% mustard, 95% other sprouting seeds). Great in salads, sandwiches and as a garnish. SP 25. gArBANZo - 4 oz. Sprout these beans in the sprout bag for best results. Delicious, and great in salads or main dishes.



microgreens and sprouts

Micro greens


Sprouting Mixes

$2.95 PER BAG SP19. PoPcorN - 2 oz. orgANIc Plant in warm soil (above 60 degrees). Harvest by cutting near soil line. The shoots are very sweet, like fresh picked corn.

$3.25 PER BAG SP14. SALAD MIX - 2 oz.

A nutritious mix of red clover, radish, alfalfa, red lentils, green lentils, and broccoli.

SP20. grEEN PEAS - 3 oz. orgANIc Plant in soil and best eaten 1/4 to 1/2 inch in length. The sprouts taste like fresh peas so use in salads, main dishes and soups.

SP15. SProUT STIr FrY MIX - 2 oz.

SP21. SUNFLoWEr – 3 oz. orgANIc Sunflowers will likely be your favorite soilgrown sprouts. Soak seeds overnight and then rinse twice daily for two days. When you see rootlets on the third day plant in soil tray. Do not cover the sprouts with dirt, although you should cover the tray. After 2 or 3 days put the tray in light so the sprouts will green.

SP16. SANDWIcH MIX - 3 oz.



An economical sprouting lid made of a durable, food-grade plastic with mesh holes to rinse and drain the most common sprouting seeds. Fits any standard wide-mouth canning jar and is dishwasher safe.

A healthy mix of green pea, yellow pea, green lentils, red lentils, garbanzo beans and mung beans. This mix contains alfalfa, clover, mung beans and radish and adds a lot to a sandwich.

SP17. MUNcHINg MIX - 4 oz. This delicious blend of Adzuki beans, lentils and green peas is good in salads, stir fries or just plain munching.

$17.95 Grow fresh, nutritious sprouts year round in just 2-4 days! No need to soak your seeds first, simply place the seeds in one, two, three or all four clear trays and add the white base tray so to collect the excess water. Rinse twice daily and soon they’ll be ready to add to salads, sandwiches and even soups as a garnish. Simple, fun and best of all, nutritious. A package of alfalfa sprouts is included to get you started. Overall height is 8” and trays are 6” in diameter.

SP24. ZESTY DUTcH MIX - 3 oz. Delicious blend of mung beans, mustard, fenugreek, lentils and alfalfa. Enjoy in salads and sandwiches.

SP26. crUNcHY BEAN MIX - 4 oz. We are excited about this mix of lentils, adzuki and garbanzo beans. It is excellent in stir fries and salads.


See the Sprout Garden: Indoor Grower’s Guide To Gourmet Sprouts (L248) on page 95.


MUSHROOM KITS AND PLUGS FROM FUNGI PERFECTI We are pleased to be associated with this Fungi authority from Washington State. These items can be shipped September 1st thru June 1st, although during the Christmas season the kits are in high demand and require a longer waiting period for shipment. With the plugs you will have to drill holes about the size of a pencil to insert them in the logs. They must be watered and they should be in pretty much full shade. Plugs can be stored in the refrigerator for up to six months prior to planting. Detailed instructions will be included in indoor patches and plugs. PATCHES AND PLUGS WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOU FROM THE GROWER. Please provide a physical address from mushroom patches. Cannot ship to Hawaii.






Treasured by many, the shiitake patch is composed of a unique blend of sterilized, enriched sawdust fully colonized with a select strain of Shiitake (Lentinula edodes). Esteemed for both health-stimulating properties and culinary value, our newest generation of Shiitake kits is super-boosted to give the most prolific harvests. Shiitake mushrooms can be harvested at 2-week intervals for up to 16 weeks. A 5080 degree environment is ideal. $34.95

Pleurotus ostreatus is probably the most common edible mushroom found on hardwoods. Growing on alder, cottonwood, poplar, oak, birch, beech, aspen and many other hardwoods, our aggressive strain is renowned for its productivity. Hardwood logs and stumps can be used for inoculation; after incubating the logs may be partially buried, horizontallyoriented, to conserve water during fruiting. 100 PLUgS $18.95 200 PLUgS $29.95

Shiitake mushrooms have been hailed for both their culinary and health benefits in Japan and other parts of Asia for hundreds of years, and their popularity worldwide increases every year. Found primarily on thicker-barked hardwoods like oak, they also do well on “scrub” hardwoods like alder although longevity of the logs will be less than that of other hardwoods. Logs or stumps can be inoculated; after incubating the logs may be partially buried, vertically-oriented, to conserve water during fruiting. When properly cared for, our hardy strain of Shiitake will begin to fruit in as little as 6 months, with the most substantial fruitings appearing in 1–2 years. 100 PLUgS $18.95 200 PLUgS $29.95 KITS ARE NOT AVAILABLE JUNE, JULY or AUGUST Photos courtesy of Paul Stamets of Fungi Perfecti

M15. PEArL oYSTEr MUSHrooM Bouquets of Pearl Oyster Mushrooms (Pleurotus ostreatus) will flourish within two weeks of arrival. This kit produces a surprisingly abundant crop of tasty mushrooms. Inoculate your garden compost pile with this kit after use. Often one can enjoy continued harvests outdoors in the following months. (Please note that freezing is not harmful to this kit.) Grows between 55 &75 degrees F. $34.95


M24. cHIcKEN oF THE WooDS Chicken of the Woods grows on softwoods including hemlocks, Douglas Fir, true firs, and spruce. Stumps, rather than cut logs, are the recommended candidate for inoculation; logs can be used and buried vertically in sand, sawdust or gravel after incubation. Producing a multi-layered, shelf-like mushroom (sometimes called wood conks), Chicken of the Woods has an easily distinguished orange mycelium. Given the right conditions, mushrooms will form in 6–12 months; the stump will begin to decompose, and mushrooms will fruit for several years thereafter. 100 PLUgS $18.95 200 PLUgS $29.95


The following grains and legumes have many useful applications. Each is used on idle portions of the garden to enrich and protect the soil in different ways. Some of the following grains can be grown to harvest then processed through a grinder to make flour. The seed is simply broadcast and lightly raked into the soil.



Fagopyrum esculentum Accumulating phosphorus, buckwheat is very fast growing and can be turned under just six weeks after planting. It is also very useful for shading out the most persistent of noxious weeds if planted early in the spring. Not at all cold tolerant it grows about 3’ tall. Sow 2-3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. cc2A. 1 1/2 LBS., $5.95 cc2B. 5 LBS., $11.95

Usually, this crop is planted in fall to protect and enrich the soil throughout the winter. Plant up to three weeks before the ground freezes solid and turn under in the spring, a few weeks before the garden is to be planted. Grows about 5 ft. tall. Sow 3-4 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. cc6A. 1 1/2 LBS., $5.95 cc6B. 5 LBS., $11.95


Medicago A standard perennial alfalfa whose good yields continue for 4-5 years, and then can be plowed under and re-seeded. Alfalfa is an excellent choice for the home gardener to enrich soil that won’t be used for 2 or more years, and can make a nutritious mulch or compost by cutting it several times in the course of the summer. Does a good job of crowding out weeds. If alfalfa hasn’t been grown on your soil in the past, an inoculant is required and this seed is pre-treated with inoculant. Grows about 3 ft. tall. Sow 1/2 lb. per 1000 sq. ft. cc7A. 1 1/2 LBS., $11.95 cc7B. 5 LBS., $24.95

Hordeum vulgare An excellent spring cover crop and valuable feed crop, sprouted barley can also be used to make malt for beer brewing. A fast-growing grain, this six-row barley produces lots of organic matter in the form of straw. Grows about 3 ft. tall. Sow 4-5 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. cc3A. 1 1/2 LBS., $5.95 cc3B. 5 LBS., $11.95

oATS Avena sativa Another fast growing grain that can be turned under several times a season to enrich the soil. If planted prior to September, it will winter-kill, but the stubble will protect the soil throughout the winter and it is easily tilled under in the spring. Grows 3 ft. to 4 ft. tall. Sow 2-3 lbs. per 1,000 sq. ft. cc4A. 1 1/2 LBS., $5.95 cc4B. 5 LBS., $11.95

SPELT Triticum aestivum var. spelta Good rotation crop with corn and beans. Breaks the weed cycle in row crops. It provides quick fall growth to prevent erosion. Spelt can also be seeded on ground too wet for spring oats, as it tolerates these conditions better. Grows on less fertile soil, an advantage to the organic grower. Spelt (triticum spelta) has been grown in Europe for over 300 years. Due to its genetic make-up, most wheat sensitive or allergic people can eat Spelt products. Grows about 2-4 ft. tall. Sow 3-4 lbs. per 1,000-sq. ft. cc5A. 1 1/2 LBS., $5.95 cc5B. 5 LBS., $11.95


BIg N ALFALFA Medicago An annual alfalfa discovered by University of Minnesota researchers. It is superior to regular perennial alfalfa for nitrogen fixing because it does not enter dormancy and continues to fix nitrogen until it is killed by frost. In tests, Big N provided 124 pounds of nitrogen per acre versus 85 pounds per acre for dormant varieties. If planted in the spring, you may wish to cut the alfalfa several times and compost it. Great for forage. If you have garden space you don’t want to use or new ground, a year of this will really improve the soil. Grows about 3 ft. tall. Sow 1/2 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. Big N Alfalfa is shipped treated with the appropriate inoculant, no additional treatment is required. cc8A. 1/2 LB., $3.95 cc8B. 1 LB., $7.95 Additional Soil Amendments can be found on pages 108-109.

YELLoW sweet cLoVEr Melilotus officinalis A terrific bee plant and a good cover crop. The thick roots are good for breaking up compacted soils. This variety generally lives for two years and will be particularly vigorous in the second year. Quite a beautiful plant, growing 1ft. to 5ft. tall depending on conditions. Sow 1/2-1 lb. per 1000 sq. ft. cc11A. 1 1/2 LBS., $7.95 cc11B. 5 LBS., $17.95

WHITE cLoVEr Trifolium repens The perfect living mulch for garden paths, wide spaces, between beds or hills. A hardy, low-growing perennial clover that effectively smothers weeds, prevents erosion, retains moisture and builds soil fertility. Sow in early summer, after most of your garden is planted. Don’t be afraid to walk on it—it is tough! Growing up to 12" high, it should be mowed or clipped once or twice in the season. Sow 1/4-1/2 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. cc14A. 1 1/2 LBS., $12.95 cc14B. 5 LBS., $28.95

HAIrY VETcH Vicia villosa This annual legume provides excellent nitrogen fixing and is more resistant to frost than any other. Sow in late summer to establish a stand before the ground freezes, and it will survive ordinary winters in the North to regrow vigorously next spring. Turn in a few weeks before spring planting. It benefits from a companion grain like rye or oats planted with it to protect it through the winter and provide support for vines in the spring. A versatile green manure, it tolerates acid soils, low fertility, shade, and can fix over 100 lbs. nitrogen per acre. Grows 2 ft. tall. Sow 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. cc16A. 1 1/2 LBS., $9.95 cc16B. 5 LBS., $21.95

SUDAN grASS – SorgHUM A quick growing producer of nitrogen that will crowd out almost all weeds. As it decomposes it adds significant nutrients to the soil. This sorghum can grow over six feet in height so, if planted early, it will have to be scythed or mowed a couple of times. This diverse grain is used in a number of different ways in different cultures, from molasses to liquors to bio-fuels, and is a traditional forage crop in many locales. cc20A. 1 1/2 LBS. $5.95 cc20B. 5 LBS. $11.95


MAMMoTH rED cLoVEr Trifolium pratense If you grow clover on fallow ground, it improves the quality of the soil. This is because of the nitrogen fixing property of this legume. It is mainly grown in the North since it won’t tolerate hot conditions. Plants are one to two feet tall and make a fine display with their red flowers. Plant clover in the spring in a spot where it will be left for the whole season. A half-hardy perennial, it will re-seed itself if not cut before it sets seed. Often this clover will die the first year—a real plus in a cover crop. Grows 2-3 ft. tall. Sow 1/2 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft. cc10A. 1 1/2 LBS., $6.95 cc10B. 5 LBS., $16.95

Pisum sativum This short term green manure smothers weeds well and adds nitrogen and other nutrients to the soil. Peas are often mixed with vetch, oats, or rye as an effective cover crop. The sprouts are delicious and you can even harvest the peas themselves for soup. cc22A. 1 1/2 LBS. $5.95 cc22B. 5 LBS. $11.95


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mushrooms and grains

grains / cover crops

Flower Seeds


The following pages offer a broad selection of annuals and perennials. Unique varieties, some more challenging to start, others more common, are our focus. Whatever your gardening level, from beginner to having decades of growing experience, you will find something interesting to cultivate in your own garden. Many of these seeds you cannot find in greenhouses or nurseries; how enticing to have a garden filled with uncommon flowers! Starting your own flowers, nurturing them from seed to seedling, to maturing flowering plant, is a rewarding and money saving experience. We have re-organized this section so it is easier to find all the flowers available. The climbers and vining varieties, along with the container annuals and perennials, everlasts and ornamental grasses, plus the houseplants, are in this section alphabetically, listed under either annual or perennials. Also we are pleased to introduce our new symbol system for light needs and containers. Refer to the bottom of each right hand page for reference. Seeds are packed by hand, so these flower seed counts are approximate.

Annual Flowers

Annual flowers are easy to grow. Many can be direct seeded in the garden. The flowers with very tiny seeds should be started indoors. For earlier bloom, starting indoors is a must.


839. ABUTILON – FLOWeRING MAPLe BeLLA APRICOT SHAdeS Germ 20-25 days As a container plant Abutilon flowers year round and it isn’t difficult to grow. It will develop into a flowering 16 inch plant in 11-16 weeks. Plants are well branched and covered with medium green maple shaped leaves, so it is often called flowering maple. The 2 inch blooms are in delicate shades of apricot to apricot orange, and color intensifies in cooler weather. Will overwinter in the house in either sun or partial shade. 5 SeedS $1.95

601. AGeRATUM - BLUe MINK Germ 5-7 days These bright blue blossoms on 8 to 10” tall plants create a lovely border. Popular for its unique blue, soft, furry flowers and long bloom time, Blue Mink makes a nice counterpoint to the other colors in a bed. Deadheading of the older blooms helps to keep this plant looking great. 60 SeedS $1.35

60103. AGeRATUM – Red SeA Germ 5-7 days This is an exciting new color for Ageratums. Red Sea grows to a height of 26 inches so it is useful both in borders and as a cutflower. The large, fluffy flowers open as red but gradually change to more of a magenta as they mature. 20 SeedS - PeLLeTed $1.35


60104. AGeRATUM - LeILANI Germ 5-7 days Leilani grows 14-16 inches tall and has a full, bushy plant habit. It is very free flowering and is literally covered with masses of fluffy, clear blue flowers all season long. Spikes are long enough for use as a cut flower. 20 SeedS

60601. AMARANTH - SPLeNdeNS PeRFeCTA Germ 10-15 days Also known as Summer Poinsettia, Joseph’s Coat or even Chinese Spinach, Amaranths are grown for their distinctive foliage. Plants are a foot and a half tall and covered with large, color-changing leaves. Foliage presents a splendid tricolor effect of yellow, green and red colored bracts. 50 SeedS $1.30 $1.35

602. ALYSSUM - CARPeT OF SNOW Germ 7-10 days Tiny white flowers blanket these 6" plants very quickly. Phenomenal spreader, one plant can grow a foot wide. Hardy annual, plant seedlings out a few weeks before frost for very early blooms. Keeps blooming through many frosts in fall too. 80 SeedS .95

60201. ALYSSUM - ROYAL CARPeT Germ 7-10 days Provides the same impressive carpet of blooms as Carpet of Snow, but in a bright purple. Showy. 80 SeedS .95

604. ALYSSUM - APHROdITe MIX Germ 7-10 days When we started selling flower seeds we never would have dreamed that sweet alyssum would be available in most of these colors. The mix includes: salmon, lavender, lemon, pink, silver, wine, red, and tan. Blooms are carried on 6-8” spreading plants and flowers for most of the summer. 80 SeedS $1.25

945. AMARANTHUS - LOVe LIeS BLeedING Amaranthus caudatus Germ 10-15 days Grown for its color. Leaves are reddish and the plant produces long, drooping clusters of blood red flowers. Height and spread are about 2 feet. 100 SeedS $1.35


Amaranthus paniculatus Germ 10-15 days A unique variation of the traditional Love Lies Bleeding, this won a Fleuro Select Quality award in 1997. Its uniqueness comes from the color of the blooms—a burnt orange to rust color. This will be a conversation starter in any garden. Also dries well if harvested just before peak color. 100 SeedS $1.50

60602. AMARANTH - ILLUMINATION Germ 10-15 days Bronze foliage with glowing scarlet and yellow bracts. 50 SeedS $1.30

605. AMMI MAJUS - WHITe LACe FLOWeR Germ 7-25 days A relative to Queen Anne’s Lace, it is also known as Bishop’s Flower or White Lace Flower. Long used by florists as a substitute for Queen Anne’s Lace. The plants are 2 1/2' tall carrying double umbels of tiny white flowers that are more open than its relative. Self seeds once established. They resent transplanting so we recommend starting them in peat pots that leave the roots undisturbed. 100 SeedS .95

810. ASARINA - JOAN LORRAINe Germ 9-21 days This snapdragon relative is also known as creeping gloxinia. In tropical climates the vine reaches great lengths and can grow to 10 feet in the northern US. Blooms are purple, bell shaped and abundant. Grow as an annual under zone 7. 25 SeedS $1.35

60703. ASTeR - SINGLe RAINBOW MIX Germ 7-21 days This is the old fashioned single favorite. Gold centered 2-inch flowers come in shades of scarlet, rose, pink, blue, and purple on 28 inch plants. Great for cutting. 70 SeedS



Germ 7-21 days This French import is unique among asters. It looks more like a football mum, the big ones with the incurved petals. The spidery flowers look great in both garden and bouquets. Colors include hues of rose, yellow, blue, violet and shades of white. 20” tall. 70 SeedS

Porphyrocoma Germ 7-14 days Produces variegated foliage with bi-color pink and purple tropical looking flowers. Will take some shade. 5 SeedS $1.95 $1.35

60801. ASTeR - OPUS Germ 7-21 days A unique peony flowered aster. Large flowers open with nearly pure white blooms that include a slight hint of pink on the tips. As flowers mature the tips become more vividly colored with a deeper magenta pink. The bushy 2 1/2 foot plants produce an abundance of stems for cutting. An ideal choice for bridal bouquets at late summer weddings. 70 SeedS $1.50


83902. BACOPA - BLUTOPIA Germ 4-7 days This is the first time that this plant is available from seed. The small round leaves are covered with purple or white flowers. 5 SeedS $1.95

609. BALSAM – BUSH FLOWeRed MIX Germ 15-20 days Also known as Summer Gardenia. Double flowers are held visibly above the foliage on plants that grow to 14 inches tall. Blooms are in shades of pink, rose, and white. 70 SeedS .95

610. BALSAM - dOUBLe CAMeLIA MIX Germ 15-20 days One of the easiest flowers to grow, it makes an excellent choice for a child’s garden. Flowers are early, prolific and produce an abundance of blooms in the white-rose-red spectrum. The flowers are right in the leaf axils. This double is more impressive than the single varieties. 18-20 inches tall. 70 SeedS



BeGONIAS - BAdA BING SeRIeS Germ 7-10 days These lovely wax begonias look terrific all summer and into October. Very low maintenance. This hybrid semperflorens begonia will grow to eight to ten inches and does well in sun or shade. 35 SeedS PeLLeTed $1.50

840. SCARLeT (right)

84001. WHITe 883. CACTUS MIX

84003. MIXTURe

Germ 7-14 days Start these in a mixture of potting soil and sand, and in six months you will have a fascinating mixture of curious shapes and sizes. They are easy to grow and many will flower in the most unusual ways. Can be kept growing for years and are surprisingly quick to germinate. 20 SeedS $1.75

841. BeGONIA - NON STOP MIX Germ 7-10 days The exceptionally large flowers and continuous bloom make the nonstop series a vibrant choice for dramatic containers and plantings. The 10” tall wing shaped deep green foliage, some edged in red, carries an abundance of remarkable, 3 1/2 - 4 1/2 inch double blooms. Apple blossom, golden orange, and rose petti-coat are but a few of the dozen distinct colors . 15 SeedS $1.95



882. BANANA TRee – MUSA Ensete Ventricosum Germ 30 days Slow to germinate but dependable. After germination the plants grow at the rate of half a foot a month. It’s a quite spectacular houseplant with green leaves that can grow to a height of 10 feet. 3 SeedS $1.50


84002. PINK

Germ 7-10 days The name comes from the shape of the leaf, which is pointed at the end and wing shaped. A single plant will completely overflow a container and this variety is very heat tolerant. Height will reach 15 inches but the plant will spread substantially more than that. Covered with an abundance of pink blooms with a rose reverse. A spectacular display all summer, then easily over-wintered. 5 SeedS PeLLeTed $1.80

884. CALCeOLARIA – CINdeReLLA MIX Germ 14-21 days Also known as pocket book plant or slipper flower. An abundance of pouch type, polka dotted flowers are borne on compact plants in shades of red, orange, and yellow. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed


61001. CAPe dAISY Venidium Fastuosum. Germ 15-20 days The 16-24 inch tall plants are covered with unusual daisy-like 3 inch blooms which are white on the outside edge of the petals. Moving toward the center there is a ring of purple, then a ring of orange, with an almost black focal point. Foliage is a lovely soft gray-green and tends to spread out. 30 SeedS $1.35

Jack’s Classic Fertilizer (H314) is ideal for containers. See page 108 in our garden products section.

full sun

lIGHT/part shade

full shade

ideal for containers


Calendula 61101. CALeNdULA – LeMON CReAM Germ 15-21 days The perfect calendula for cut flowers! Rounded flowers up to 3” in diameter have multiple layers of narrow petals ranging in lemon, banana , and cream shades. Our patch of lemon cream has been blooming for at least 10 weeks now. A fantastic summer long bloomer. Grows to 24” in height. 30 SeedS $1.50




Germ 15-21 days A extraordinary color combination for a calendula. Petals are a creamy peach and curl upward displaying the bronzed burgundy shaded undersides. Plant a patch of this uniquely colored variety for the season and be awed by its beauty. Grows to 18” in height. 30 SeedS $1.25

61103. CALeNdULA - TOUCH OF Red MIX Germ 15-21 days This exceptional calendula’s dramatic color comes from the deep mahogany-red back of each petal. This adds a reddish overtone to the normal calendula colors of yellow, orange, and cream, creating a very pleasing effect. Plants are 14" in height with 2" blooms becoming slightly smaller as its three month bloom period wears on. Several plants provide hundreds of cut flowers. 30 SeedS $1.25

61104. CALeNdULA - PACIFIC BeAUTY MIX Germ 15-21 days Lovely 18” plants have a long blooming period, withstanding both summer’s heat and early frosts. Colors range from creamy yellow to sunshine yellow to a deep orange. One and a half inch flowers may be dried for a mellow herbal tea. 30 SeedS .95

612. CALeNdULA - INdIAN PRINCe Germ 15-21 days 14 inch plants are covered with 2-3 inch blooms. Dark yellow petals are edged in dark red to mahogany with a dark center. This is the darkest calendula that we sell and makes a distinguished display in the garden. 30 SeedS $1.25

61201. CALeNdULA - RAdIO Germ 15-21 days This variety was introduced in the 1930’s and remains a classic. The colors go from a very bright yellow to a golden orange so that every bloom is a little sunrise. The petals are very crisply defined and almost quill-like. Plants grow close to two feet in height and if you keep them deadheaded they will bloom until frost. 30 SeedS $1.25

613. CALeNdULA - PINK SURPRISe Germ 15-21 days The reason this one is called Pink Surprise is that the pinkish ones are in fact a surprise. Most of the flowers are a lovely gold with a bit of a darker burnish, some of the flowers have a more pinkish tinge on the edges, and some of the flavors are actually pink with touches of gold. A handsome, easy to grow calendula. 30 SeedS $1.35



Tropaeolum Peregrinum Germ 9-18 days This flowering vine has a vivid personality that really grabs you. The rounded, lobed leaves are exotic, rather tropical. It climbs spreads and covers well, making a lush screen or canopy. The flowers are bright canary-yellow with tiny red splashes, made even more striking by the open “mouth” and curled, pointed tail which float below two flared, fan-like “wings.” A South American native. Grown as an annual under zone 9. 30 SeedS $1.35

Germ 10-20 days The plants of this variety are L A S T C E ! N shorter than the Hyacinth flow- C H A ered candytuft, 18", but are very impressive. A mixture of colors that show just about every color shade from pink to dark purple, with a few whites thrown in for contrast. It will give a second flush of color if cut back when the flowers fade. 90 SeedS .95



67001. CASTOR BeAN Ricinus Communis Germ 7-14 days Gigantic 18" deeply lobed leaves on 10 foot plants. Its tropical appearance makes it useful as a backdrop or ornamental plant. Start outdoors after frost or indoors 6 weeks before last frost. Fertile soil results in spectacular growth in one season, even in Maine. Said to discourage moles. 15 SeedS $1.50 CAUTION - POISONOUS

67002. CASTOR BeAN - CARMeNCITA Red Ricinus Communis Germ 7-14 days Dark red-brown leaves on red stems create a striking effect on this variety of Ricinis. The plant reaches 5 feet in height and both flowers and seed pods are bright red. 15 SeedS $2.25 CAUTION – POISONOUS

61501. CeLOSIA - CRISTATA CORAL GARdeN Germ 15-21 days A medium sized, 6-8" plant with large combs of brilliant colors ranging from light yellow to a vibrant fuchsia. The size of the combs varies from 4" to almost 8" across. These can be used for fresh arrangements or dried. It’s like adding a velvet ribbon when used dry on an evergreen wreath. 50 SeedS .95

61502. CeLOSIA - PAMPAS PLUMe Germ 15-21 days These 28” celosias are the originals that provide a dramatic background planting in any setting. In our trial gardens the eye was immediately drawn to these plants due to the stately grace of the stems and vivid colors—scarlet, rose, carmine, gold, cream, and bronze. 50 SeedS $1.35

61503. CeRINTHe – PURPLe BeLLe Germ 12-40 days Blue-green oval leaves are reminiscent of a eucalyptus. At the top of each stalk are pendulous bell-shaped magenta blooms. Grows to a height of 2 feet. Purple Belle makes an attention-getting cut flower either on its own or as a unique filler in bouquets. 10 SeedS $1.35


961. CHINeSe LANTeRN – PHYSALIS Germ 10-30 days Bright orange papery seed cases are lantern shaped and make a brilliant addition for autumn bouquets. Grows to 3 feet and hardy to zone 3. 100 SeedS .95

Germ 5-21 days Clarkia is a beauty. This flower can grow to 3 feet tall with hollyhock type spires of double blooms. Colors range in the white and red spectrums. Direct seed in the garden after danger of frost. 150 SeedS .75

Germ 15-21 days An old fashioned favorite, also known as spider flower. Large, airy flowers bloom dramatically atop sturdy 4 foot stalks. A very stately centerpiece in the garden or as cut flower for a large arrangement. Best started directly in the garden in cool soil. If pinched when about 6 inches tall each plant will branch out to produce a half dozen or more blooms. Does fine in partial shade and is a good bee plant. Cleome sometimes does best when planted in the fall (also self-seeds readily). 60 SeedS $1.25 eACH



61601. WHITe QUeeN - a bright clean white 61602. VIOLeT QUeeN - pretty lavender color 61603. ROSe QUeeN - deep pink flowers 61605. CHeRRY QUeeN - deep carmine rose

61606. CLeOMe – SPARKLeR BLUSH Germ 15-21 days The first hybrid cleome, this All America Selection will flower freely all season. Plants are shorter (3 feet), and more refined than standard cleomes. The pink blooms cover the upper third of the plant and blooming continues for an exceptionally long time. Sparkler Blush can be grown in smaller gardens with less space than standard cleomes. 10 SeedS $1.95

61607. CLeOMe – MAUVe QUeeN Germ 15-21 days If pinched when about 6 inches tall, each plant will branch out to produce a half dozen or more blooms. Best started in cool soil, it sometimes does best when planted in the fall, as itself seeds readily. Bluish lilac lavender color. Grows approx. 4 feet tall. 60 SeedS $1.25 full sun

Germ 21-30 days This version of the dramatically impressive climber presents 2 inch blooms of pure white. 20 SeedS $1.75



Germ 10-15 days A very interesting new coleus carries dark, chocolate red leaves with a light green edging. 5 SeedS $1.95




81402. COBeA – ALBA


Germ 10-15 days Dessert in a container! A delectably perfect companion to chocolate mint coleus. Dark burgundy brown mid sized leaves have a velvety quality and grow in shade to full sun (keep well watered). Upright habit, growing to 12 inches. 5 SeedS $1.95

850. COLeUS - RAINBOW MIX Germ 10-15 days Plants are about one foot high and ideal for borders and as houseplants. The rainbow variety is probably the most popular of coleus and this mixture includes the complete color band, from cream to deep scarlet. They do need to have the flower buds removed if you want them to stay compact. If they bloom they tend to become leggy. 100 SeedS $1.25

Germ 10-15 days A terrific companion to Black Dragon. The foot tall, bushy plant is covered with thick, scalloped, lime-green leaves. Limelight is not for planting alone but provides a wonderful counterpoint for other darker plants. 20 SeedS $1.50

85102. COLeUS – PALISANdRA Germ 10-15 days Palisandra is as close to black as you are going to get in any plant foliage that we have ever seen. The broad leaves are velvety and lightly serrated. Plants stand a vigorous 18 inches in height. 20 SeedS


COLeUS – WIZARd SeRIeS Germ 10-15 days Plants are large leaved, uniform, and about 14 inches high. Each color is unique and memorable. 20 SeedS $1.35





85103. ROSe

Germ 10-15 days A unique and dramatic new coleus, plants are 6-8” tall with deep cut, extremely ruffled leaves. The ruffled leaves are an intense fuschia at the center blending to a dark burgundy at the edges. Either in containers or in the garden, in full sun or partial shade, Black Dragon will make its dark presence felt. 20 SeedS $1.50

Reminiscent of an oriental carpet, a broad green edge, a narrow golden strand and a scarlet medallion in the center.

85104. SCARLeT Broad, distinctive scarlet leaves with a narrow band of gold on the edge.

85105. PINeAPPLe Lemon lime serrated leaves with dark maroon veining.

85106. SUNSeT Bronze to orange leaves with a thin golden band at the tip. Bred for sunnier locations.

lIGHT/part shade

full shade

ideal for containers



Eccremocarpus Scaber Germ 14-60 days A quick growing climber that makes an enchanting lacy curtain with its bipinnate leaves, tiny curling tendrils, and continual clusters of 1" yellowy orange tubular blooms. Hummingbirds love the blooms, so grow it close to your house so you can watch them, and follow the flowers as they form, open, and then produce the interesting pudgy seed pods. Wonderful for screening or shading a porch. Germ time is slow, so be patient! 25 SeedS $1.65

81401. COBAeA - MONASTeRY BeLLS Germ 21-30 days A zone 9 perennial that we grow here as an annual. Originating in Mexico, known as the cup and saucer vine or cathedral bells, it has strong tendrils to attach to its support. The 2" flowers are a bell shape and drape gracefully from lush foliage. The colors range from a muted mauve to dusty lavender. Grow in a container so it can be brought in for the winter. 20 SeedS $1.75

Gossypium Germ 5-14 days Two to three foot plants display dark green, deeply lobed, maple like leaves. Attractive pale yellow mallow type flowers are surrounded by a feathery calyx and then followed by a seed head of fluffy white cotton. Can be grown as a long season annual or an interesting house plant. 25 SeedS $1.45

81603. WHITe CYPReSS VINe Ipomea Pennata Germ 7-14 days Finely cut foilage with white, tubular flowers. 30 SeedS $1.75

81601. CYPReSS CLIMBeR Ipomea Quamoclit ‘Cardinalis’ Germ 7-14 days Can grow to 20', with flowers that are 1 1/2" long, funnel shaped, and vivid scarlet. Leaves are palmate with 7-15 lobes. 30 SeedS


62002. COTTON

Germ 5-14 days Beautiful 3” true-blue flowers with a white throat make this a great addition to the border. Sometimes called dwarf morning glories, convolvulus don’t form true vines but do spread a couple of feet. 35 SeedS


81602. CYPReSS VINe Ipomea Quamoclit Pennatta Germ 7-14 days As promised, we kept looking for the ferny foliage that many of you have been wanting for your yards and hummingbirds. We are having it grown exclusively for us from seed that was supplied by Marian Jarvinen, whose plant was just what we had been looking for. The foliage is finely cut, resembling the short needles of a fir tree. The flowers form a red trumpet that the hummingbirds just love. 30 SeedS $1.50





Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days A new introduction in 2012. Grow these cosmos in a container or in the garden and receive an array of flower shapes; fully double pom pom, anemone and single flowers, all in just one planting. The compact habit reaches 24”, and is suitable for pots and borders.

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621. COSMOS - SeNSATION MIX Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days Mix of white, pinks and reds. These classic summer flowers have large single blooms 4-6" across on plants 4-5' tall. Foliage is finely cut, and the plants branch out and bloom profusely and continually. Easily grown from seed started indoors or out. Needs full sun. Great for cutting. 100 SeedS $1.35

62112. COSMOS - PSYCHe MIX Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days Semi-double deep fuchsia bloom. Grows 3-4 feet. 100 SeedS $1.25


Sulphureus Klondyke type Germ 7-10 days Specifically designed for the front of the garden, these cosmos are only a foot tall. The semi-double blooms come in vibrant single shades of lemon, orange, and red and blooms are 1 1/2 inches across. 30 SeedS $1.35

62106. COSMOS - SONATA MIX dWARF Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days Sonata offers the same attractive foliage and lovely single blooms of the larger cosmos but the plants are under 2 feet tall. The mix includes a pristine white, a brilliant carmine red, a rose pink and a unique bicolor with pink edges and the carmine at the center. 50 SeedS $1.35

62110. COSMOS - dAYdReAM Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days The bi-color 2-3” round blooms features wide overlapping petals that are white around the edges and fade to a dark pink “eye”. Daydream works very well in masses, by itself or inter planted with other large cosmos. Grows to 18-24”. 50 SeedS $1.35

62101. COSMOS - PURITY Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days Pure white. 100 SeedS



62113. COSMOS - SeA SHeLL MIXTURe Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days The unique tubular petals of these flowers are striking in color and appearance. Blooms almost seem bi-color as the throats are somewhat darker than the outer surface of the petals. Plants are 4-5' tall and bloom constantly. A balance of pinks, white, and reds. 100 SeedS $1.35

62114. COSMOS - PICOTee Bipinnatus Germ 7-10 days Plants are four feet tall. The large blooms are white with a deep rose pink picotee edge. Some blooms are also splashed or striped with crimson highlights. 50 SeedS $1.35

62118. COSMOS - COSMIC ORANGe Sulphureus Klondyke type Germ 7-10 days An All America winner for 2000, the dwarf one foot plants are covered with sunny orange blossoms that will bloom throughout the summer if you keep up with dead-heading. Dependable and simple to grow, Cosmic Orange works great in borders, cottage gardens, even containers. Grows 12-18”. 30 SeedS $1.25


Germ 15-21 days The name Redskin derives from the plant’s bronze green foliage. 3" flowers on 20" plants bloom from mid-summer to fall. An excellent cutting flower in colors of white, apricot, yellow, pink and red. Tubers can be dug in fall for use the following year. 50 SeedS $1.35

62201. dAHLIA - UNWINS dWARF MIX Germ 15-21 days This “dwarf” is still over a foot. Flowers are single to semi-double and come in a wide variety of colors—the brick red and crimsons are particularly arresting. Easily grown with very pleasing results. 100 SeedS $1.25



Germ 21-60 days This is an absolutely lovely series of Datura introduced by Dutch grower Sahin in 1998. The upward facing, trumpet-like blooms can be 8 inches in length. They provide a double, (bloom within a bloom), appearance with swirling petals making this a very complicated trumpet indeed. In the garden Ballerina will grow to a height of 3 feet, and also makes a wonderful container plant. Hardiness is only certain to zone 8 although we’ve occasionally had survivors in zone 5. Over winter inside in a cool place. Germ time is slow so be patient! (caution: poisonous)

Germ 10-15 days The 3 to 4 foot trailing vines carry many fan shaped, three quarter inch, silver leaves. This variety is very heat and drought tolerant. Dichondra is lovely by itself or in conjunction with other flowers, particularly pale pastels. 10 SeedS $2.95

62203. dAHLIA - SHOWPIeCe MIXTURe Germ 15-21 days A dahlia from seed that rivals plants started from rhizomes. Showpiece is appropriately named, having won numerous awards in the US, UK, and Australia. The double blooms are 3-4” across on 3-4 1/2 foot plants. The very sturdy stems carry blooms in bright shades of gold, crimson, purple, apricot, and numerous variations in the pink-red spectrum. 10 SeedS $1.95

62205. dATURA - BLACK CURRANT SWIRL Germ 21-60 days The name just screams out “grow me”, with its grandiose, swirling double trumpet flowers in magnificent shades of light and dark purple. This really is a stunning plant that will grow to 5 feet. (caution: poisonous) 10 SeedS $2.95

62207. dATURA - BeLLe BLANCHe Germ 21-60 days So dramatic! Datura can grow to four plus feet tall. The 6-inch blooms are white trumpets which flower either morning or evening. The fragrant flowers eventually produce a spiny seed pod. A perennial in zones 6-11. Treat as an annual elsewhere. (caution: poisonous) 20 SeedS $2.50 full sun

Germ 10-15 days Silver Falls’ big sister. A bit bushier, the vines, covered with bright emerald green leaves, cascade a good 3 feet over the edge of the container. 10 SeedS $2.95

625. dRAGONSHeAd

62202. dAHLIA - FIReWORKS Germ 15-21 days The first clearly striped dahlia from seed. The color range is dramatic, from white to a deep lavender and every combination of stripes within this range is possible. The bushy plants are 12-18” tall. Because of genetics there will be some single colored blooms. 10 SeedS $1.95

85501. dICHONdRA – eMeRALd FALLS


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10 SeedS


10 SeedS




62302. dIANTHUS - LeMON FIZZ Caryophyllus Germ 7-15 days If you love to grow cut flowers then this uncommon, extremely fragrant, lovely pastel yellow dianthus is for you. Fully double flowers that bloom the first year on long sturdy stems when started indoors in January/Feburary. A superb cut flower that is a vigorous heavy bloomer. Grows to 24” in height. 15 SeedS



Chinensis Germ 7-15 days The small 6 to 8 inch plants are covered with very dark maroon, almost black blooms with a touch of frilly white lace for the entire summer. Flowers are about an inch across and the foliage is an attractive gray-green. 15 SeedS $1.20

62304. dIANTHUS - VICTORIANA Chinensis Germ 7-15 days This is quite a large dianthus with plant size going up to fifteen inches and blooms approaching 2 inches across. The frilly flowers come in a mixture of pink, red, purple, and rose, and all possess a delightful spicy fragrance. 15 SeedS $1.20 full shade


65801. eVeNING STOCK Matthiola bicornis Germ 7-15 days Many branched 1 1/2' plants have graygreen leaves and 1" star shaped flowers of very pale violet. Blooms are tightly closed all day but open at dusk to pour out a fantastic spicy fragrance. Start early indoors and plants will bloom all summer if given afternoon shade. 100 SeedS $1.25


lIGHT/part shade

Dracocephalum moldavica Germ 7-10 days The foliage has a delightful fresh lemon scent. The two-foot plant is multibranching with showy spikes covered with small lavender blue flowers. They resemble tiny dragonheads — each mouth even has tiny fangs! Blooms all summer, bees and butterflies flock to it, and it grows well in containers. 50 SeedS .95

957. eUCALYPTUS – SILVeR dROP Germ 7-21 days Native to Australia, this shrub is covered with small silver-green leaves about the size of a silver dollar. Plants can grow to 3 feet in height but are only hardy to about zone 9, so pots will have to be brought indoors in the winter or they can be started fresh each year. A great everlasting which also produces an essential oil. 20 SeedS $1.75

84602. FeLICIA


Germ 7-14 days Hardy, fast growing and long flowering, are just some of this plants best attributes. The attractive gray/green foliage has sky blue blossoms with cheerful yellow centers which are frost and wind resistant. Cut back to increase blooms. A great addition to any garden. 10 SeedS $1.75

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67006. FOXGLOVe - CHINeSe

627. FORGeT-Me-NOT Myositis Sylvatica Germ 8-30 days This classic wildflower is known throughout much of the world for the shape of the leaf, indeed the Latin name comes from the Greeks for “mouse’s ear”. The foot high plants are covered by multiple clusters of five petaled light blue flowers with yellow centers. The blooms are less than an inch across and will appear throughout the summer. This waterside plant thrives on plenty of moisture. The legend is that a knight was picking a bouquet for his beloved from a stream – as he was swept away by the water he tossed her the flowers saying “forget me not”. 50 SeedS $1.25

Rehmannia Germ 14-40 days Are you looking for a plant to disperse amongst your shade garden that will add color through the season? Chinese Foxglove’s 2” rosy-pink tubular flowers grow from the 3-foot spikes with prolific blooms lasting up to 3 months. Keep this plant deadheaded and growing in rich fertile soil for a continuous display. 200 SeedS $1.35

62701. FOXGLOVe - FOXY

Germ 10-15 days A compact, colorful annual. Large 2 1/2" flowers on 10" plants bloom very early, and the colors and patterns are astounding: reds, oranges, whites, pink, yellow, and apricot, some with brown and black striping. Blooms just cover the plants and will survive through several frosts. 20 SeedS $1.50

Germ 14-21 days This unique annual foxglove was an AllAmerica Selection in 1967. Flower stalks are 36-38" tall in white, cream, yellow, violet and various shades of red with contrasting spots. Plants set out in May will flower from August till frost — long after the perennial foxgloves have faded — so they can work well interplanted with early blooming annuals that die back (like schizanthus or poppies) 100 SeedS $1.10




GeRANIUMS MULTIBLOOM SeRIeS Germ 7-21 days In our trials, this hybrid was one of the earliest blooming geraniums grown from seed with a great number of flowers per plant. They still look good, even though they have been touched by a light frost. 10 TReATed SeedS $1.95

857. Red - True bright red 85701. SALMON - Salmon pink 85702. WHITe - Pure white 85703. LAVeNdeR – Pale lavender blue 85704. MULTIBLOOM MIX - The above colors and more

Germ 7-21 days This first true ivy leafed geranium from seed is characterized by more flowers on a more pronounced ivy type vine than varieties grown from cuttings. Fifteen inch tall plants will cascade from your baskets covered with 1 1/2 inch blooms of burgundy, pink, rose, and white blush. Leaves are dark green and glossy. Flowers in about 16 weeks from sowing. 5 SeedS $2.50

LAST CE! CHAN Germ 7-21 days An out-of-the-ordinary geranium with warm strawberry pink petals splashed and flecked with a deep pink. This geranium brings an elegance to window boxes, flower beds, and inside as a houseplant. 12 inch height and 4-5 inch flower. 5 SeedS $2.50






Germ 15-20 days A real highlight of our trials, this very refined gomphrena is a rich strawberry red. The two foot tall plant blooms throughout the summer and creates a wonderful garden display. The abundance of bloom is also a delightful addition to flower arrangements, wreath makers, etc. 30 SeedS $1.35


63501. HeLIOTROPe PeRUVIANUM - MARINe Germ 21-30 days Marvelous bedding plant with rich, forest-green, ridged leaves on 20-24" plants. Large 4 inch clusters of tiny flowers bloom over a long period. Colors are violet-blue to deep purple. The flowers are very pleasantly fragrant. Also makes a nice cut flower. 45 SeedS



Germ 15-20 days Bushy, two-foot plants produce masses of one inch, globeshaped flowers in shades of pink, purple, and white. These excellent drying flowers do not need to be picked at specific times like strawflowers, but remain beautiful all season and can be picked right before frost. 30 SeedS $1.35


62703. GAZANIA - dAYBReAK MIX (F1 Hybrid)

Germ 7-21 days You have to try this unique, distinctive, hybrid geranium. The foliage of this plant is nearly black with a thin green edging. The more sun it gets, the darker it gets. Four inch flower clusters are a bright pink. 5 SeedS




811. HYACINTH BeAN Dolichos LabLab Germ 10-15 days More vigorous in its growth habit than the Scarlet Runner Bean, the Hyacinth Bean produces large spiked clusters of lavender flowers which are held out and above the foliage on long, straight stems. Mature pods are a lovely purple and the seeds are an interesting chocolate brown with a white lobe. Warning: The dry seeds of this bean contain cyanogenicglucosides in toxic amounts. Asian cooks treat the seeds to remove the toxins, but unless you are very familiar with the process, it is best not to eat them. Grow as an annual under zone 9. 12 SeedS $1.95

81102. Red LeAVed HYACINTH BeAN Dolichos LabLab Germ 10-15 days Dark crimson red foliage with deep purple flowers and beans.Grow as an annual under zone 9. 12 SeedS $1.75


ACCeNT HYBRId IMPATIeNS SeRIeS Germ 15-21 days These were the earliest and most impressive impatiens in our trials. Plants were started on 4/6 by lightly pressing the seed into moist potting mixture and covering the pots with clear wrap. We transplanted on 6/5 and blooming began on 6/22 and continued throughout the summer. Plants are about 4 inches tall and spread nicely. The vibrant blooms were often 2 862 inches across.




25 SeedS

25 SeedS

86401. ACCeNT ROSe 25 SeedS

863 $1.35

25 SeedS


A very deep red with dark green outer leaves, a bit over a foot wide. Plants are dependably uniform. 20 SeedS $1.50


86601. IMPATIeNS - BUTTeRFLY MIX Germ 15-21 days A unique impatiens, plants are eight to ten inches high and covered with 1 1/2 inch flowers in shades of cherry, coral, lavender, peach, orchid, and strawberry. Each has a different color center that flares, like the wings of a butterfly, into the petals. 25 SeedS $1.65


88702. KALANCHOe- TeTRA VULCAN Germ 10-14 days The 8" plants exhibit succulent green scalloped leaves. Large orange-scarlet flowers are real beauties. Kalanchoe is quite easy to grow from seed. 100 SeedS $1.30

CUT FLOWeR TYPe FLOWeRING KALe Germ 5-10 days This is a new development in ornamental brassicas. The sturdy stems grow to a height of 26 inches. The bloom really resembles a rose at the height of bloom. These are great in any sort of long lasting arrangement. Used in a Christmas wreath they are just lovely and should last for several months.

63307. FLOWeRING KALe – SUNRISe Creamy white with a pinkish center. 20 SeedS $1.50

63308. FLOWeRING KALe – SUNSeT Red with green outermost leaves. 20 SeedS $1.50 full sun

Androsaceus Germ 14-21 days Masses of star shaped flowers form a carpet of bright colors growing up to 6 inches. Excellent for border areas, rock gardens and containers. 75 SeedS $1.50

A dark green circle with a creamy white large center. 20 SeedS $1.50

846. LISIANTHUS - LIZZY MIX Eustoma Germ 15-21 days It is not difficult to start or grow, but it takes 6 months from seed to bloom, so start early! Colors include: periwinkle blue, soft pinks, and soft white. 1’ tall. 20 SeedS $1.75

The feathery, frilly leaves form a much more open head with a serrated red center and green surround. 20 SeedS $1.50



The feathery white leaves are centered in the green outer leaves to form a lovely wreath. 20 SeedS $1.50

637. KISS Me OVeR THe GARdeN GATe Polygonum Orientale Germ 14-30 days These are tall plants, well over four and as much as eight feet tall. The long stalks are catkin like and bear long, drooping strings of pink blooms. The foliage is also striking with large rounded pointed leaves that are variegated. Tends to bloom late in the season. 25 SeedS $1.40


640. LARKSPUR - GIANT IMPeRIAL MIX Germ 14-21 days Resembles its perennial cousin the delphinium in bloom but is more delicate. The foliage is quite feathery and light and the colors range from deep blue to pale blue, pink, lilac and white. These 3-4 ft. plants need support if stalks are to grow straight. Fantastic drying flower. To dry, strip leaves, hang in small bunches in a cool dry area. Colors dry vividly and quickly. 60 SeedS $1.40 lIGHT/part shade

full shade

Germ 10-15 days Also called Tree Mallow. An improved strain that flowers early and blooms profusely on sturdy, well shaped plants. While its pink flowers resemble the wild mallows, the color is much more vivid, with dark veins that stand out in nice contrast. Blooms are large, up to 4" across, and the plants form multi-branching bushes 2-3 feet tall. It blooms profusely all summer and makes an excellent cut-flower. 50 SeedS $1.15









Germ 6-10 days Because they are such standouts of the autumn garden, these crucifers work well with mums, improving in color after frost. The distinction between ornamental kale and cabbage is a nebulous one; in fact the grower lists them all as kale. In this country, the smooth leafed, round varieties are referred to as “flowering cabbage” and the fringed leafed varieties as “flowering kale”.

Germ 5-7 days Deep purpley-blue flowers that can only be described as ‘lobelia blue’ are carried on bronze-green foliage. The plant fills out into a 6" bush, ideal for borders, rock gardens, window boxes and pots. The small distinctive blooms last most of the summer from indoor spring sowing. 100 SeedS


64103. LOBeLIA - PALACe BLUe WITH eYe Germ 5-7 days The palace series was bred to be early flowering and to maintain a more compact habit than the other lobelia varieties. The 4-5 inch plants have a nice green foliage and are covered with porcelain blue flowers with white centers. 100 SeedS $1.30

870. LOBeLIA - TRAILING Germ 15-21 days This variety is ideal for hanging baskets. A classic for the window box. Flowers are a lovely true blue with a white eye, trailing to a length of 12 inches. 100 SeedS $1.35

ideal for containers




25 SeedS




Germ 7-10 days These versatile flowers are easily started from seed indoors or out and continue to bloom right up to a frost. There is a size and type for every need. American marigolds are the tallest types with large round flowers; French marigolds run from 5 to 12 inches and the flowers can be single, doubles, or crested types; Signet types have feathery foliage and small single flowers.

65301. HARLeQUIN

American - African

651. KILIMANJARO WHITe The search for a white marigold goes on and this more expensive choice is a definite contender. Height is a solid eighteen inches and plants carry an abundance of 2-inch vanilla white blossoms. While a bit later than some marigolds Kilimanjaro is definitely earlier than competing white varieties. 20 SeedS $1.95



A new introduction for 2013, this variety offers pure ivory flowers on very tall upright stalks, reaching 35 inches. For a big impact in the garden, plant these in large groups and watch the flowers flourish all season long. 20 SeedS $1.50

653. CRACKeRJACK Every time we grow this variety, we marvel at how favorably the appearance compares to the hybrids, it only lacks their uniformity. Large 3 foot plus plants produce abundant 5-inch yellow and gold blooms throughout the summer. Fine background plant. 20 SeedS $1.25

655. FIRST LAdY An exceptionally nice medium-sized plant, 20 inches tall, covered with sunny yellow flowers 3 1/2 inches across. The full double blooms are held well above the foliage and are a nice size in proportion to that of the plant. It is very striking in mass plantings or borders and also suitable for large containers. Of more than 275 All America Selections, this was selected as the all time favorite flower. 20 SeedS $1.80 French

652. PeTITe MIX This is a French double petite type with plants of only six inches in height. Colors include gold, orange, and yellow with some bicolors. 20 SeedS $1.25

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Harlequin, an heirloom marigold from the 19th century, is a French marigold but a tall one. Height can go to 3 feet and the plant will be covered with blooms that alternate golden yellow and brilliant red petals. The blooms are a couple of inches across so it is ideal for a border that will also provide many bouquets of cut flowers. 20 SeedS $1.25

654. SAFARI YeLLOW Beautiful pale yellow double flowers are 2” across. Plants are 12 inches tall. Foliage is dark green and is a great contrast with the blooms. A stunning shade that mixes well with any color theme. 20 SeedS


65501. SAFARI Red Safari Red is actually an amalgam of many shades of red, mahogany, bronze, and copper. The two constants are that the backs of the petals and all of the centers are yellow. The 10inch plants create a varied and striking display. 20 SeedS

A nice French dwarf mixture, 8" tall. All blooms have the protruding crested “eye”. Colors include a mahogany red with orange center, bright golden orange, yellow flecked with red, and a rich golden yellow. 20 SeedS $1.25

650. HeRO MIX Fantastic plants growing to 12" remain compact and beautiful throughout the summer. Very early blooms are large (up to 2 1/2") and fully crested. Balanced mix of yellow, gold, red/orange, and mahogany. 20 SeedS $1.25

65001. FRUITY MIX Grows to 24” with an unusual range of citrus shades in cream, yellow, and oranges. 20 SeedS $1.25



656. SOPHIA MIX Queen Sophia won an All America Award in 1979. Since then, the breeder has come out with Honey Sophia and Scarlet Sophia. This mixture includes all three of these, as well as a couple of additional colors and bicolors. An outstanding mix for brightness and continual bloom. 20 SeedS $1.35

65601. MR. MAJeSTIC This unique marigold is significantly different from the others. Alternating bands of mahogany and yellow go outward from a yellow center to form a distinct pinwheel of each color. The 10” plants produce eye catching blossoms all summer. 20 SeedS $1.40



Tagetes patula Germ 7-10 days This variety, along with other french marigolds, has the most potent nematicidal reducing properties. Planting in blocks or rows alternating years with vegetables will help reduce root-knot nematodes(microscopic parasites that feed off the roots of plants). Help your soil and plants growing this attractive, yellow, long lasting flowering marigold. Heat tolerant and grows 24-36 inches. 100 SeedS $1.50 Signet The Signets have the best flavor of the marigolds if you’re looking for edibles.

649. GOLdeN GeM A signet type which produces an abundance of small golden flowers, often completely covering the foliage, on 9 inch plants.A good choice for window boxes and edging. 20 SeedS $1.50

64901. LeMON STAR The foliage of these stunning plants is very finely cut and a soft green in color. The flowers are a lemon yellow with a maroon star marking in the center. Plants are up to 1' and just as bushy. 20 SeedS $1.50


Germ 7-15 days A vigorous and radiant flowering vine. Grown in our climate as an annual, mina lobata easily climbs over 10 feet, covered with redtinged, three-lobed leaves which look like upside-down fleur-delis. Unusual and colorful blooms are festooned in linear clusters of six or more on arching stems, and change color as they enlarge and open from crimson red to yellowy-orange to creamy yellow. grow in a sunny but sheltered spot, providing good support, with rich, light, moist soil. 20 SeedS $1.50

65702. MIRABILIS - STARS ANd STRIPeS Germ 15-21 days Also known as Four O’Clocks, since the fragrant, 3 inch, trumpet-shaped flowers open in late afternoon. A quite different look. Most of the blooms are striped bicolors so when it opens it produces a very dramatic effect. Includes shades of yellow, rose, red, and white. 50 SeedS

Ipomeas Germ 7-30 days (soak or notch seeds)

815. HeAVeNLY BLUe

81507. GRANdPA OTT’S

The most popular variety and one of the loveliest. 4-inch blooms are borne on vines that climb to a height of 12 feet. This strain was discovered by an amateur seed saver named Clarke in the 20’s and is dependably early and full flowering. 20 SeedS $1.25

This legendary heirloom morning glory originated in Bavaria and was brought to the US by John Ott. The very vigorous vines grow to 15 feet in length and exceptionally large blooms are a deep purple with a red star. Reseeds readily. 20 SeedS $1.25

81501. PeARLY GATeS

81508. PReSIdeNT TYLeR

This pure white mutation of Heavenly Blue was discovered by Gilbert Bentley and won an All-America award. 20 SeedS $1.25

An old time Maine variety that was recovered by the heirloom seed project at Medomak Valley High School. The color is that traditional deep, deep maroon with a white throat but President Tyler flowers weeks in advance of other Morning Glories on very vigorous vines. Ipomea is a remarkable plant. 20 SeedS $1.25

81502. SCARLeT O’HARA We were very impressed with the color and the vigor of this lovely morning glory. The crimson has a lot of rose in it and blooms are large. 20 SeedS $1.25

81509. BLUe STAR Ten to fifteen foot vines carry very large pale blue flowers, many over 4 inches across. On the interior of the bloom is a darker blue star. 20 SeedS $1.25



658. MIRABILIS - MARVeL OF PeRU Germ 15-21 days The 24-26” plants are covered with blooms in shades of red, rose, yellow & white. A perennial in the South, treated as an annual in cooler climates. Thomas Jefferson grew these at Monticello. 50 SeedS $1.25

65903. MONARdA CITRIOdORA Lemon mint Germ 7-10 days This annual Monarda was a real eye-catcher in our trials. Plants are over three feet tall and attractive. In mid-summer, swirls of pink to lavender blooms begin appearing at the top of the plant and eventually cover much of the stem. This Monarda is also an excellent bee plant, and makes delicious herbal teas. 100 SeedS


Introduced by Seedsman Darold Decker in 1960, this lofty vine is covered with spectacular 6" flowers of white etched with varying amounts of sky blue. Very impressive from a distance. 20 SeedS

81510. CHOCOLATe


81504. CAMeO eLeGANCe Delightfully variegated leaves of light green and white. Blooming begins while vines are still short, 3 feet. By season’s end, 10 foot vines distinguish this variety. Blooms are a brilliant rose-red with a prominent white throat. Cameo Elegance is a good choice for container growing. 20 SeedS $1.35

81505. PATRIOT MORNING GLORY Our own blend of red, white, and blue morning glories. Planted early enough, blooms should be showing by the Fourth of July. What better way of decorating for the opening summer holiday! 20 SeedS $1.25

81506. CAPRICe


full sun

Caprice is characterized by an exceptionally long vine which can go up to 20 feet. The cool blue flowers open to a diameter of 2 inches and display a purple throat. It will produce hundreds of blooms over the summer and they remain open well into the afternoon. 20 SeedS $1.35

lIGHT/part shade

full shade

A really unique color and the blooms are absolutely huge, perhaps the largest ipomea that we have seen. The variegated foliage is also unusual. The color is a dusty rose, about as close to chocolate as you can get. 20 SeedS $1.95

81511. KNOWLIANS BLACK The strong, long vines carry good sized blooms that are deep violet with a cerise star. A very dark morning glory. 20 SeedS $1.35

81512. SPLIT PeRSONALITY This strong climber, to 7', has the new star shaped flower where each of the five petals is more clearly defined. The bright magenta pink flowers are creamy white throated. This unique morning glory is a Fleuro Select winner. 20 SeedS $1.30

81513. SUNRISe SeReNAde A unique and lovely double morning glory with magenta blooms and a white center, abundantly productive on dark green, heart shaped leaves. Grows to a 6 foot length. 20 SeedS $1.95

816. WHITe MOONFLOWeR Ipomea Alba Vines are exceptionally vigorous growing to a length of twenty feet. Large, fragrant, white flowers open only in the evening. This variety is also called Moon Vine. 20 SeedS $1.35

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66211. PeACH MeLBA


Germ 10-12 days, soak seed Try a few nasturtium leaves in your next salad; you’ll be surprised at the spicy result. You can plant nasturtiums outside at the same time you plant peas and get excellent germination.

66201. JeWeL MIX


The plant is extremely vigorous and mounds up to 16 inches in height. Blooms come in a variety of colors including yellow, red, orange, mahogany, and rose. This is a bush habit, non-trailing type that holds its blooms well above the attractive foliage. Developed by Denholm seeds in the late 60’s. 30 SeedS $1.35

The variegated foliage, green with white streaks, is the outstanding feature of this variety. This adds another dimension to the standard nasturtium. Blooms are the normal range of colors. Growth habit is fairly compact. A showy and unique variety. 30 SeedS $1.35

66206. VeSUVIUS Salmon pink blooms are graciously surrounded by dark green foliage that is silhouetted with red. Magnificent anywhere. A great choice for window boxes or containers. Grows to 12”.

66202. TALL CLIMBING SINGLe MIX A favorite place to visit is the Gardner Museum in Boston to see the old-fashioned nasturtium baskets trailing their vines some fifty feet to the ground. This is the variety you must use to create such baskets. Vines will trail as far as they are able. Colors include red, gold, yellow, mahogany, and orange. If used in the garden, the vigorous vines will spread all over. It does best if the soil is not too fertile. We see growth of about 4 feet in one of our short summers. 30 SeedS $1.35

66209. MOONLIGHT Pale creamy yellow flowers are held above foliage of light green. Will create a nice edging for a moon garden. Garnish your favorite salad with this tangy morsel. Grows to 5 feet. 30 SeedS $1.25

66204. GLeAM MIX This is the variety we would recommend for most hanging baskets and moderate spreading. The vines are substantially longer than Jewel but much shorter than the tall climbing single. This one offers a particularly nice color selection with all the shades you expect from nasturtiums and a few more. The original strain of this variety was discovered in a Mexican convent garden in the 20’s, and became a real sensation with seeds selling for 5 cents apiece in the midst of the Depression. Grows to 36”. 30 SeedS $1.25


66210. eMPReSS OF INdIA The vigorously growing plants feature attractive and tasty leaves of a very dark bluish green growing as tall as a foot. They carry large 2-inch blooms in shades of red ranging from dark ruby to a fiery red. 30 SeedS $1.35

As the name implies this variety is covered with velvety red-black flowers carried on dark blue-green foliage. The vine length is shorter than other nasturtiums, only 12 inches. Ideal for small beds and containers. 30 SeedS


Flowers are a very bright mahogany red and held above bushy, 12” plants with a dramatically dark green foliage. 30 SeedS $1.25

66215. OUT OF AFRICA The vigorous, variegated foliage is spreading and covered with blooms in a variety of colors. A single spur type. Grows to 4 feet. 30 SeedS $1.35

66216. LAdYBIRd CReAM PURPLe SPOT This should prove to be a very interesting Tropaeolium (what they call nasturtiums in the rest of the world). The Dutch grower came out with Ladybird, a bright yellow with red markings in 1999. This one followed in 2009. The color is more of a cream with purple spots on bushy compact plants. Grows to 12”. 30 SeedS $1.45

66217. TIP TOP APRICOT Dense mounds of foliage with lovely flowers in multiple hues of apricot. The petals have a darker veining with a deeply shaded throat. A tidy plant great for borders, bedding, and containers. Grows 10-12”. 30 SeedS $1.25


Damascena Love-In-A-Mist Germ 14-30 days Large blooms in shades of blue, pink and white on 1 1/2 foot plants, with delicate, ferny foliage. A well-known annual, the flowers are airy and showy, surrounded by a lacy shroud of greenery. As an everlasting, this is prized for its large balloon-like seedpods that are dried and used in arrangements. Plant outdoors early. Reseeds readily. 100 SeedS $1.25

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Spurless single flowers held high above compact foliage make this excellent for the window box or the salad bowl. A non-trailing type with a full range of colors; rose, orange, cream, and gold. Grows 14-16” 30 SeedS $1.25

This compact, spurred variety is ideal for window boxes and locations where vigorous, expansive growth is not desired. A whirlybird type, the brilliant cherry rose blooms are held well above the compact foliage. Grows to 12”. 30 SeedS $1.50

66212. BLACK VeLVeT

66214. KING THeOdORe 30 SeedS


66203. dWARF CHeRRY ROSe

An exceptionally early variety that will continue flowering until frost. The 10-12 inch plant holds aloft large creamy colored blossoms with a dramatic raspberry splash in the center of each flower. 30 SeedS $1.95


Grow nasturtiums in our Black Tie Blooming Bags (H695) for a splash of color on your wall. See page 106 in the garden products section.



66301. NICOTIANA - ONLY THe LONeLY Germ 7-10 days The tallest, largest flowering nicotiana. Give it lots of room in the back of beds. By midsummer, stalks as thick as your finger shoot up 4 to 4 1/2’ with enormous clusters of pendulous white blooms. These 4" trumpets bloom all summer, and their evening fragrance is very intoxicating. 100 SeedS

664. NICOTIANA - SeNSATION MIX Germ 7-10 days This plant is two to three feet tall and covered with blooms of crimson, bright pink, and white. Sweetly scented in the evenings, the trumpet shaped flowers are something of a sensation. 100 SeedS $1.25 See NICOTIANA - WILD AZTEC TOBACCO (665) in the Tobacco section on page 58.


ORNAMeNTAL GRASSeS 985. ORNAMeNTAL MILLeT – PURPLe MAJeSTY Germ 10-21 days Designated as an All America Selection for 2003. 4-5 foot, deep purple, corn-like foliage is truly distinguished as a background plant. When mature, plants put up a purple seed head nearly a foot tall and an inch around. 10 SeedS

966. POdCORN


98501. ORNAMeNTAL MILLeT – JeSTeR Germ 10-21 days From the grower of Purple Majesty. Jester has a denser growth habit and the leaves change from a chartreuse shade to a deep burgundy as they mature. Plants grow about 42” high and can be container grown. 10 SeedS $2.95

987. BROOM CORN - MIXed Germ 7-10 days Want to make your own brooms? This plant is the source of natural straw fibers for brooms. Large, splayed seed heads form at the top of tall, corn-like stalks. Cut the stalks and seed heads when mature for use in dried arrangements or crafts. More than 20 varieties in this mixture. Colors are red, black, brown, and natural. 50 SeedS $1.60

983. LIVe WIRe GRASS Isolepsis Germ 7-14 days An interesting grass with fine leaves capped by a small round seed head that makes each clump of grass look like a fiber optic lamp. 10 SeedS $1.75

984. BUNNY TAIL GRASS Lagurus ovatus Germ 10-15 days A sought after grass for dried arrangements. 1-2 inch fuzzy heads, compact 12-inch clumps are a great addition to any garden, and have winter interest as well. 50 SeedS

Germ 14-21 days Podcorn may be the most primitive type of corn still available. Produces variable ears ranging in length from 5" to 12" in about 110 days. A unique ornamental feature, a tiny bit of husk surrounds each kernel in the ear. The coloring ranges from very dark gray through various buff shades and on to a light white. A real conversation piece. 50 SeedS $1.60


full sun

99001. BLACKHART BARLeY Germ 10-14 days A black bearded barley with a 2 rowed head and very long awns. Very ornamental. 275 SeedS $1.95



Hordeum vulgare Germ 3-7 days An ornamental accent and edible, nutrient filled grass for both you and your feline friend. Bright white and green variegated foliage adds pizazz to indoor and outdoor gardening. Easy and fast to grow, simply display in it containers or harvest for juicing by trimming repeatedly. 1 OZ. $2.95

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full shade

Viola wittrockiana Germ 7-14 days Pansies like cool weather and can be planted in both early spring and fall. In fact the easiest way to start them is to plant in August. When they have grown a couple of inches, mulch them and they will over-winter and resume vigorous growth in the spring.

760. PANSY - SWISS GIANTS FORMULA MIX The old ‘tried and true’ standard. Colors are vivid with a range that is very broad including shades of red, blue, yellow, orange, white, black and some bi-colors. Flowers are clear, blotched, or whiskered. 25 SeedS $1.25

76001. PANSY - LUNA Blooms are a lemon to moonlight yellow. Large blossoms cover these plants, making a nice patch of color. Stunning along a walk or as a softening to a drab corner. 25 SeedS $1.25

76002. PANSY - ROCOCO MIX A very distinct, extremely ruffled flower. So popular in the garden centers that growers can’t keep up with demand. A mix of pastels and dark colors, some have dark splotches and a lighter edging. 25 SeedS


76003. PANSY - dReAM FORMULA MIX A precisely measured mixture of 11 colors. Colors of the large blooms range from jet-black to pure white with an especially striking deep purple, sulfur, orange, deep blue, and other unusual shades. 25 SeedS $1.25

76005.PANSY - FIRe dReAM A vibrant, scarlet red. A shade that you don’t see much in a pansy. Quite a sight to behold when used as the focal point of your garden! 25 SeedS $1.25 More pansies next page...

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Germ 7-10 days An interesting culitvar as each flower fades giving the effect of three colors on individual plants. Masses of rosy red, pink, and white ever changing , sweetly scented tubular flowers are poised above the wiry stalks with a gracefulness that only nicotiana can provide in the garden. Grows to 4 feet. 100 SeedS $1.50

Magnum series

83202. Red eASY WAVe


Germ 7-14 days This series provides season long performance and has been designed to be compact while still maintaining its branching habit, even during the extreme heat and cold. Grows to 10”

76101. Pink Shades

761. PRIMROSe A lovely buttercream to lemon chiffon mix. 25 SeedS $1.50

Two toned flowers in various combinations of rose, lavender, magenta and pink all with very small yellow centers and some darker shaded veins. 25 SeedS $1.50


Germ 10-21 days Petunia seeds are very small and need light to germinate. Spread on top of damp soil and press in gently before watering. Cover with clear plastic and place in a warm (70-85 degrees F), bright area. DO NOT place in direct sunlight. Should begin to sprout in 7 to 10 days. Remove plastic and move to a bright, cooler (60-65 degrees F) area. You may put petunias under fluorescent lights until they are ready to transplant outside,keep lights 4" to 6" above the plants, raising the lights as they grow. While the Wave Series has taken the country by storm, many of the other varieties we list also merit attention. Start indoors a couple months before you want to set out.

83003 PeTUNIA - Red VeINed

830. MULTIFLORA - PINeTRee’S RAINBOW MIX The F2 Multifloras are extremely vigorous growers and prodigious bloomers. The bloom size is not quite as large as some of the far more expensive F1 Hybrids, but is in good proportion. Remove the seed pod that forms after the blooms are gone to prolong the flowering for the entire season. Colors in this blend: bright rose, scarlet, light blue, pure white, deep violet, salmon, crimson, yellow, and gold. Bicolors and star types. 100 SeedS $1.35

83001. PURPLe TOWeR



Yellow Beauty provides bright large two toned flowers with a lustrous yellow center and light butter shaded edges. This easy to grow petunia has a uniform growth habit, grows to 12-15 inches and makes a excellent bedding or container plant. 25 SeedS $1.50

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832. PURPLe WAVe

The petunia that keeps growing up and up. Bred by Thompson and Morgan as one of the fastest climbing petunias from seed. Performs vigorously and is covered with two inch magenta purple flowers that are lightly scented. Planted in a container surrounded with a frame it can reach over 5 feet. Additionally, it can spread to 4 feet when left to sprawl on the ground. Instead of growing your petunias to drape over a hanging basket this year why not try something different and grow them up? 10 SeedS $2.50

83002. YeLLOW BeAUTY


Forms compact mounds of foliage and substantial strawberry colored flowers that have a deeper shaded veining in the throat. Makes a great addition to a flower garden with neat mounds, planted in a border, or in a mass for sea of color. 25 SeedS $1.50

This new petunia variety was an All-America Winner for 1995, and it’s certainly worth all of the accolades (and the price!). The plants display a unique spreading habit, creeping and vining along the ground up to 4'-5'. Height never attains more than 6"-7", so it does not lodge or get flattened in heavy rains or wind. The color - an intensely radiant fuchsia-hued purple is just lovely, with dark purple veins and throat. The 2"-3" blooms cover the plants from late June till hard frost, and I found they really don’t need to be dead-headed. Lush foliage and profuse runners make it well-suited for ground cover, rock gardens, pots and hanging baskets. Available as pelleted seed only. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $2.95

Foliage is typical of the wave series, 8-10 inch long stems that can spread to 23 feet. The color is pretty and changes subtly. Initially the blooms open a bright, deep red but then gradually shift to a rosier hue. Plants were started in early March and transplanted in Mid-May. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $2.95

833. MISTY LILAC WAVe Soft lilac shades are subtle in hanging baskets. Makes a great ground cover with lots of color. Blooms can be very faded lilac to almost white in color. Try mixing them with the other wave colors for an even more striking effect. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $2.95

83301. TIdAL WAVe SILVeR The silvery white blooms with dark purple centers are truly distinctive, highlighted by deep purple veins. This variety has a pleasant aroma in the evening. An All American Selection for 2002. While most will grow this variety in a container, they can grow to a height of 3 feet if provided with a trellis. Neither pinching nor pruning is required to produce flowers all season. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $2.95

83302. BLUe WAVe Another in the Wave Series that is probably the single most popular bedding plant in the country. An All American Selection – this one for 2003. The color is a purplish blue and the petals have a particularly velvety texture. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $2.95

835. dOLCe FLAMBe The US and Japanese growers have shown the world the way in petunia breeding over the past twenty years but I have to admit that this variety from the Italian grower Farmen has a certain subtlety in the blending of the colors that has been missing. The pastels are great but it is the way they come together that is unique, the overall effect of Flambe is that of a fresh ripe peach. A pale rose infused with lemon and splashed with white, just beautiful. 20 SeedS PeLLeTed $1.95

83201. WHITe eASY WAVe Blooms are a clear, clean white. This particular variety is a very vigorous grower and a single plant will quickly fill a 10 inch basket. By season’s end the vines are hanging more than 2 feet. Without any maintenance, our White Wave baskets still look terrific in late September. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $2.95


836. MULTIFLORA - hurrah mix

PETUNIAS – PIROUETTE SERIES F1 Germ 10-21 days These distinctive bi-colors really struck our fancy. They perform well in a basket although quite tall, 15”, and erect.. The blend of the white and the darker color is perfect, about 25% white so it is more than fringed.

83101. PURPLe PIROUeTTe (above) Purple and White, an All America Selection. 25 SeedS $1.35

83102. ROSe PIROUeTTe

25 SeedS

Rose and White.


83103. Red PIROUeTTe

25 SeedS

Red and White.



66803. POPPY - FIeLd

89101. PePPeR - BLACK PeARL Germ 7-10 days This All America Selection is unique. Plants grow to 16 inches in height and the leaves begin as green but eventually turn to such a deep purple that they appear to be black. The 1/2 inch fruit are grown in clusters and are shiny black balls like the very valuable pearl. Peppers are edible and very hot. 5 SeedS $1.95

666. PHLOX – dWARF MIX Germ 10-21 days Eight inch plants are blanketed with flowers of white, blue, pink, red, scarlet, and some bicolors. If started indoors these will bloom quite early and look great right through several frosts in the fall. A great splash of color for containers, rock gardens, and edges. A favorite of the hummingbirds we see in July and August. 65 SeedS $1.25




Lanceolata Germ 7-40 days You’ll be seeing a lot more Pentas in greenhouses as it is quick to spread and early to bloom, plus it thrives in hot, sunny locations. The shiny green foliage grows to a height of 8 inches and plants are covered with large clusters of star shaped blooms. Pentas fills any container beautifully and also provides a mound of quick color in the border. 10 SeedS PeLLeTed $1.75

87101. GRAFFITI BRIGHT Red (above) 87102. GRAFFITI PINK 87103. GRAFFITI VIOLeT 87104. GRAFFITI WHITe 967. PePPeR - PUMPKIN Germ 4-10 days A real staple of Fall craft displays it is neither a pumpkin nor a pepper but an eggplant. The 20 inch plants can produce close to 30 fruit each and they are easily dried simply by hanging the entire plant upside down. Dried they get very hard, hold their shape, and will not mold. 10 SeedS $1.50 full sun

Germ 7-10 days This one really stands out! First the foliage: it’s more vigorous, fatter, greener, more succulent. Also, it blooms earlier and the flowers are much larger than the common varieties, nearly all doubles. The colors are just wonderful, bright and vivid; they include cream, fuchsia, orange, pink, scarlet, white, and yellow. Portulaca makes a good basket plant for a location that is too hot for fuchsias, petunias, etc. 100 SeedS $1.95

668. POPPY - CALIFORNIA Eschscholzia Aurantica Germ 8-21 days This is the true California poppy with 2 inch orange flowers exclusively. 1416” foliage is silverish blue and lacy, with plants a foot tall. Flowers close at night and open in the morning. Blooming is profuse, then rests a bit and comes strongly a second time. 100 SeedS .95 Portulaca is a terrific heat-resilient annual. Learn more about plants that can thrive the warm summer months. See The WeatherResilient Garden (L395) on page 94. lIGHT/part shade

full shade

66804. POPPY - SHIRLeY dOUBLe MIXed Papaver Rhoeas Germ 8-10 days 2 foot high plants carry a multitude of salmon, scarlet, rose, pink, and white, double flowers, many over 4 inches across. 100 SeedS $1.25

66809. POPPY- BReAdSeed PINeTRee MIX Papaver Somniferum Germ 8-10 days

667. PORTULACA - dOUBLe MIXed Germ 7-10 days A very good selection for dry, sunny areas and poor soil. Brilliant solid colors — white, yellow, orange, pink, and red — are borne on 8-inch plants that spread rapidly to twice their height. 100 SeedS

Papaver Rhoeas Corn Poppy or Flanders Poppy. Germ 8-10 days Bright and showy 2 1/2 inch scarlet blooms on hairy nodding buds create a lovely display in early summer. Plants are 2-3' tall with feathery foliage. 100 SeedS $1.25

The 3 foot tall plants with blue-green foliage carry an abundance of lovely 3 inch, papery blooms in shades of purple, dark pink, and light pink. Some are double and some are single. The seed pods that follow the blooms can be as big as golf balls and provide a bounty of brown poppy seeds for use in baking. 100 SeedS $1.45

66810. POPPY– SWANSdOWN Papaver Somniferum. Germ 8-10 days Also known as a lacinata (peony flowered) type are composed of fluffy petals and pure white as a full moon. The 5 inch bloom is entirely double but the petals are also curled so it resembles a fluffy cotton snowball. Will bloom throughout the summer and eventually provide seedpods. The plant will grow to a height of 2-3 feet. 100 SeedS $1.50


672. SALPIGLOSSIS - BOLeRO MIX Germ 10-15 days Also known as “Velvet Flower” or “Painted Tongue.” A beautiful, unusual flower with blooms that are funnel shaped and velvety in appearance. Bolero is superior in handling the stresses of weather changes, blooming for the entire season. Plants reach up to 2 1/2’ and are multi-branching. Rich hues of purple, maroon, chocolate red, golden yellow and scarlet are common, most with veins of yellow and contrasting colors. Lovely as a cut flower. 2” blooms. 100 SeedS $1.35

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We wanted to offer a mixture that would allow you to grow a lot of the wonderful varieties that you see at garden centers in the spring. This mix from prestigious California grower, Goldsmith, offers a little bit of everything. Some of the highlights are a dramatic plum, lavender tie dye, reds, and blues, a lovely veined blue, a delicate salmon, a pristine ultra white, and velvet as well as star types. 25 SeedS $1.35

671. SALVIA - BONFIRe Splendens Germ 7-21 days This variety blooms from July until the first frost on plants that often exceed 2 feet in height. Extremely impressive when planted in beds. If you want constant scarlet color, this is the plant for you. 50 SeedS

67401. SCHIZANTHUS - ANGeL WINGS Germ 10-12 days This beautiful native of Chile creates a dramatic display of color and foliage in a garden bed or a hanging basket. The 12-18” foliage is lacy green, almost fern-like. Blooms are exotic looking, like an unclosed snapdragon, in shades of purple, pink, and white with flecks of opposing color around the center. Tolerates partial shade, but not much heat, and blooms for 6-8 weeks. Easy to grow, it is commonly called Poor Man’s Orchid. 100 SeedS $1.50

67101. SALVIA - BLUe BeddeR Farinacea Germ 7-21 days Tall, thin spikes of intense blue on bushy 3' plants. Used as cut flowers and can be dried successfully. Start indoors 10 weeks before frost. Needs light to germinate. Can be perennial in warm areas. 50 SeedS


67102. SALVIA - BLUe ANGeL Patens Germ 7-21 days This unique salvia produces blooms in a pure gentian blue – no violet shades. Plants are 24 to 28 inches tall and covered with 2 inch blooms July until the first frost. Cold treat the seed. 30 SeedS





Germ 10-21 days Perfect for hanging baskets, this snap is specifically bred to be both trailing and self branching so the drama just keeps expanding. Perfect Colors include oranges, pinks, roses, whites, yellows, and bi-colors in the most amazing and unusual combinations. Like snowflakes, each bloom is unique. While baskets featuring petunias, geraniums, and some of the new, patented stuff are ubiquitous in garden centers in the spring you won’t see many of these – hence your opportunity for an unusual display 10 SeedS $1.95

Germ 10-21 days I don’t think there is a more impressive flower you can grow in your garden than a big, tall snapdragon. Others agree – you frequently see really wonderful specimens presented in florists along with gladioli at a dollar a stem. Rocket is the class act for 2 1/2 to 3 foot snaps. Indeed most, if not all, of these varieties were All-America winners. Additionally the bloom itself is very bushy and the more you cut them, the more spikes they produce. 50 SeedS $1.25




Germ 10-21 days 7-8 inch plants produce a wide variety of colors, including reds, pinks, whites, and a host of others. This dwarf variety is quite early to flower and makes an ideal addition to any border. 100 SeedS $1.25


Splendens Germ 7-21 days Light lilac purple blooms cover the 10 inch plants over a long season. Creates a very dramatic effect in a large bed used with a dusty miller or something else lighter in color. 25 SeedS $1.35

Germ 10-21 days Beautiful 12-18” tall plants carry blooms of pastel colors and bi-colors. One bicolor was a glorious magenta on white while another was a ‘butter and eggs’ color. Makes a great cut flower for a long lasting indoor bouquet. 100 SeedS



Germ 10-21 days Also known as Mexican zinnia. The golden yellow flowers are about the size of a dime and completely cover the low, spreading plants. A good choice for hanging baskets. The 6” plants also make a striking border. 55 SeedS .95

812. SCARLeT RUNNeR BeAN Germ 7-14 days Probably grown more as an ornamental than as a food crop, the pods of Scarlet Runner are edible and very nutritious. Vines grow quickly and easily, and should be supported to a height of 8 feet. The blooms are a radiant, fiery color, somewhere between scarlet and orange and are held in clusters on 12" stems that hold up very well as a cut flower. 50 SeedS $1.60

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Germ 10-21 days Plants exceed 2 feet in height, and this mixture includes virtually all the colors of the rainbow. Lovely, stately plants are ideal for the background in any border, and make terrific cut flowers for large arrangements. 100 SeedS $1.25

67611. BRONZe 67612. CHeRRY 67613. WHITe 67614. GOLdeN 67615. PINK 67616. LeMON 67617. ORCHId 67618. Red Top Row: 67612 & 67613 Middle Row: 67614 & 67615 Bottom Row: 67616 & 67618




67601. SNAPdRAGON - BLACK PRINCe Germ 10-21 days Early in the season, the foliage is what stands out, a dark green with reddish maroon overlay. When it flowers, the blooms are stunning — a dark velvety crimson, one of the richest, warmest colors I’ve seen. Relatively tall (16-18”) and large flowered, Black Prince is easy to grow and simply astounding with other intense colors like silene or lobelia. 100 SeedS $1.35

Galdiolus Bulbs for spring shipment can be found on pages 86 & 87




Germ 7-14 days Most of us think of the large Russian-type as the only sunflower, but Italian and Asian growers have many other types available. We’ve looked at dozens in our trials and selected the following for home gardeners. They make a dramatic and unique addition to borders and are being used more and more as wonderful cut flowers.

677. SUNFLOWeR MIX A mixture of most of the following plus a few others. 100 SeedS $2.95

67701. BeLLeZZAd’ AUTUNO

970. MIXTURe 97001. AMeRICAN BeAUTY - rose red 97002. GOLd COAST - yellow shades 97003. HeAVeNLY BLUe - clear sky blue 97004. ICeBeRG - pure white 97005. MIdNIGHT BLUe - dark blue 97006. APRICOT SHAdeS - lovely apricot 97007. ROSeLIGHT - light rose 97008. ROYAL PURPLe - deep purple

Six foot, slender stalks are covered with five inch blooms in a range of colors you don’t normally associate with sunflowers, from light cream to a deep mahogany with many bicolors. They begin flowering in July but are truly beautiful in autumn. 20 SeedS $1.35

97011. SUNSeT MIX -apricots with yellow

67702. SOLe d’ ORO


The 4-5 foot plants are covered with large, golden yellow, fully double blooms from July on. Stalks are very sturdy. This one makes a good cut flower. 20 SeedS $1.35

97009. TWILIGHT LAVeNdeR – soft lavender

960. STRAWFLOWeRS - TALL MIX HeLICHRYSUM Germ 10-21 days The whole gamut of colors from red to cream is included. The stately plants exceed 3 feet in height. Excellent dried and lasts for years. 60 SeedS $1.35

67703. MOULIN ROUGe F1

96001. STRAWFLOWeRS - dWARF MIX HeLICHRYSUM Germ 10-21 days This variety is only about half the size of regular strawflowers. Blooms are also significantly smaller, but come in a broad color range, with the oranges, yellows and rose being particularly nice. Makes a fine bedding plant as well as everlasting.60 SeedS $1.35

678. STOCKS - MAMMOTH eXCeLSIOR FORMULA MIX Germ 8-10 days These 2 foot tall plants bloom with single and double fragrant flowers. This is a good cut flower with a very strong but pleasant smell. They can be dried by hanging in a dry spot out of direct sun. The deeper shades hold their color best. The fragrance endures as well. Shades include white, pink, and violet. 70 SeedS $1.35

892. STRePTOCARPUS - WIeSMOOR FORMULA MIX Germ 14-21 days Also known as Cape Primrose. The velvet green foliage cascades from a pot or basket and is covered with pendulous blooms, over an inch across. This is the originator’s strain and colors include pink, blue, white, red, and bicolors. 20 SeedS $1.95 full sun

A pollen-free sunflower that grows to a height of 4-6 feet. Extremely dark in color, the burgundy red petals become almost black close to the disc, a unique focal point in any garden. Flowers are quite large, 68 inches across and stems are long enough for cutting. Branching. 20 SeedS $1.35

67704. GIANT GRAY STRIPe This is the traditional single stem giant Russian sunflower that grows to at least five feet in height, but often much higher up to 10-12 feet. The blooms are typically over a foot wide and packed with seed that makes a tasty snack for birds and people. 20 SeedS .95

67706. FLORISTAN Many people remark about the red-shaded sunflowers that are in mixes like Bellezza D’Autuno, so we decided to offer this shade separately. Dark winered petals with creamy yellow highlights at the tips are elegant. Each stem is multi-heading, with foliage and stalks having dark purple veins. Short plants reach 45". 20 SeedS $1.75

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full shade

67707. STARBURST BLAZe F1 An early flowering 5 foot variety, Starburst Blaze is pollen free to enhance its use as a cut flower. The crested red blooms are variegated with a tinge of lemon yellow and have very frizzy centers. Each one looks a bit different. The well branched plants will give you plenty of flowers. 20 SeedS $1.35

67709. eARTHWALKeR Earthwalker provides a new range of colors for home gardeners - a variety of earth tones. They range from a deep orange through all the different shades of terra cotta to a quite pronounced brown. Plants are 5-6’ tall, strong stemmed, vigorous, side branching, and multiheaded. Covered with 8-10” blooms. 20 SeedS $1.35

67711. VeLVeT QUeeN This distinctive, elegant sunflower is often recognized as “the red one” but it is really more of a velvet red shading to copper. An early bloomer, Velvet Queen grows to a height of 6 feet and makes a good cut flower, with blooms about the size of your palm. 20 SeedS $1.35

67712. IKARUS A unique sunflower from the German grower, Benary. What is unusual about Ikarus is that it branches from the base so you will get a number of 4 foot stems. The bright yellow flowers with dark centers can run as large as five inches across. 20 SeedS $1.95

67713. MONeT’S PALeTTe MIXTURe F1 A beautiful mixture of yellows and reds, roses and creams, all pastels, a bouquet does resemble a watercolor painting. Six foot plants grow vigorously and are covered with blooms for close to a month. The long branches are ideal for cutting and the flowers are pollen free. 20 SeedS $1.35

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Limonium sinuate Germ 10-20 days A mainstay of traditional flower arrangements. It is easy to grow and comes in a wide range of colors. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks prior to setting out in the garden. Grows to 30". Harvest when blossoms have fully opened, either for fresh bouquets or for drying. Harvest often to encourage blooming. ALL CLeAN Seed 25 SeedS $1.50



81801. SWeeT PeAS - MAMMOTH MIX Lathyrus Odoratus Germ 7-14 days Vigorous vines will climb a trellis or pea fence up to 5' by the end of the season. Plants are covered with mildly fragrant blooms in a wide range of pinks, roses, reds, violets, purples and white. Stems are 6"-9" on most flowers, quite suitable for cutting. 20 SeedS

Germ 7-14 days

67716. KONG F1


This giant sunflower can reach a height of 14 feet and flowers are over 8 inches across. The pollenless blooms have bright yellow petals with a brown disk. Unlike most giant sunflowers the plant has a branching habit so it takes up quite a bit of space. 20 SeedS $1.35

Also known as Italian Greenheart. This is a very different sunflower producing creamy white petals with contrasting green to black centers. The pointed petals are very daisy like. Branching. 20 SeedS $1.75

67717. LeMON AURA F1

This is a nicely spreading 4 foot plant and pollen free so it makes a mess free cut flower. The four inch blooms are distinctively double, lemon colored, with chocolate brown centers. 20 SeedS

This is the only double lemon colored sunflower of which we are aware. Blooms exceed 6 inches in width and are pollenless. The 4 foot plants are the branching type that makes for good cut flowers and this variety has a particularly long vase life. 20 SeedS $1.35

67720. FANTASIA MIXTURe F1 Five foot plants and five inch pollenless blooms, what could be better? Our mixture has the widest possible color range. Goes from white, lemon, and yellow all the way to a very dark red as well as many bi-colors in between. 20 SeedS $1.35

67721. BLACK RUSSIAN Plants can be 12 to 15 feet tall and blooms are 8 inches across. Petals are bright golden yellow and centers can be quite dark or quite light. Seeds are black and striped. A good planting for the birds. 20 SeedS


The fastest growing sunflower that we have seen. You will have flower buds within 40 days and it grows to a full 5 feet in height. Cherry Rose makes a great pollen free cutflower. The 3 inch blooms are a beautiful cherry red with creamy yellow tips and large black centers. 20 SeedS $1.35

67724. JOLLY JOKeR F1 The dramatic 6 foot tall plants are covered with interesting semidouble blooms as large as 5 inches across in a mixture of mahogany and golden yellow. Striking! 20 SeedS $1.35



Music Box is truly dwarf, the proportions are uniformly reduced. Plants are multi-branching and uniform, growing only 28". They bloom in a splendid range of yellows and creams and even mahogany bi-colors, all with brown centers. Very cute; try interplanting it with zinnias, or in front of tithonia. Introduced in 1992, this variety won a Fleuroselect Quality Award, and is suitable for beds, borders, children’s gardens, even window boxes (and, of course, for cutting) 20 SeedS $1.55 A cheerful, dwarf sunflower with large single 12” yellow flowers. Growing only to 24-30” it is just the right size for a kids garden, containers, or raised beds. Dark brown centers produce edible seeds or the heads can be used whole, for bird food, dried and left in the garden or perch in a tree. 20 SeedS



874. dWARF - PACINO GOLd A very attractive dwarf sunflower developed for container growing. The distinctive plants grow to a height of 12 to 16 inches and are covered with 5 inch bright yellow blooms with dark centers. A really eye-catching addition to a sunny porch. 20 SeedS $1.50






67723. CHeRRY ROSe F1

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67726. LeMON ÉCLAIR F1

Lathyrus Odoratus Germ 7-14 days This strain is a mix of old fragrant varieties. Two-and-a-half foot vines provide a nice blend of colors - violet, crimson, lilac, dark purple, white. The stems are shorter and the flowers are smaller than newer strains but they have a heavenly rich, sweet fragrance. 20 SeedS $1.25

81803. SWeeT PeAS - OLd SPICe MIX Lathyrus Odoratus Germ 7-14 days Fill your home with color and fragrance with this gorgeous mix. The fragrance seems to be more powerful than that of Knee High Fragrant Mix. Includes stunning dark rich single and bicolors that I had never seen before in a sweet pea. One bicolor was a rich lavender hood with a deep wine lower lip. Three foot plants with 8 inch stems make this a great bloom for bouquets. 20 SeedS $1.25

973. SWeeT ANNIe Artemisia annua Germ 14-60 days Also known as sweet wormwood or sweet mugwort, this annual plant grew to 5' in one year here for us. It has wonderfully fragrant, finely divided, light green leaves and tiny yellow flowers at the ends of the branches. Reseeds itself vigorously. Highly prized for dried wreaths, because it retains its sweet fragrance a very long time. Resembles the other Artemisias, except that it is green rather than silver. 100 SeedS $1.60

681. SWeeT WILLIAM - Wee WILLIe Germ 10-20 days Dwarf, annual Sweet William. Bushy little plants grow to 8". Flowers are not gathered into heads like the biennial plant but individually cover the entire plant. Colors range from red to pink with many patterned and two-color petals. Started indoors 6 weeks before last frost, the plants will be blooming in the pots and go on for 2 months. Ideal for the front of the border, rock gardens and containers. 120 SeedS .95




Germ 15-21 days Also called Mexican sunflower. Years ago I planted a wildflower mix and the planting was soon dominated by 4 foot tall plants with single, reddish orange flowers. I couldn’t figure out what the flower was until I happened upon a similar planting at the Olbrich Gardens in Madison, Wisconsin. It was Tithonia. The tall plants have attractive, soft green foliage with a large number of bright 4"-5" blooms. Especially striking as a backdrop plant to other vivid annuals. 5 SeedS $1.25

Germ 14-20 days Lavender colored flowers borne in umbels sit high atop 2-3' tall thin stems making a perfect cut flower. The open airy habit and self sowing makes this a wonderful addition to a wildflower garden. From Buenos Aires, a perennial for zones 7-9. 100 SeedS

68201. TITHONIA - FIeSTA deL SOL Germ 15-21 days This tithonia got an All-American award in the year 2000. The grower reports that plants do not exceed 3 feet but ours got taller than that. What struck us most about Fiesta Del Sol was that it bloomed early, abundantly and continued to bloom through the summer. The 3 inch daisylike orange blooms attract bees and butterflies. Also great in bouquets. 15 SeedS $1.65

821. THUNBeRGIA - BLACK eYed SUSAN VINe Alata Germ 10-21 days These lovely vines have orange/yellow flowers with a dark center and make excellent hanging plants. The blooms are trumpetshaped with the dark centers that form a tube. They climb over 5 feet and bloom continually. 20 SeedS $1.50

87503. VIOLA - FROSTed CHOCOLATe Germ 14-20 days Adorable flowers with rich mocha shaded petals and a touch of very light lavender with a gentle yellow center. Profuse blooms on a 6-8 inch plant. 20 SeedS $1.25

87601. VeRBeNA – TROPICAL FRUITS Germ 14-21 days This variety is an excellent choice for either pots or baskets. The 12” ferny foliage is covered with clusters of blooms in a colorful mix of pastel shades. The shape of the blooms is interesting, five petals each with a notch at the end, so each sort of resembles a cogged wheel. If you dead-head this one it will bloom for months and months. 50 SeedS $1.35

VINCA – Cora Hybrids Germ 14-21 days This new vinca series is a big improvement over some of the earlier varieties. Plants are tall, 16 inches, and they spread to a width of 25 inches. They possess the traditional shiny leaves that are attractive, even when not in bloom. Blooms are large and long lasting. 25 SeedS $1.50


87504. VIOLA - BRUSH STROKeS Germ 14-20 days These petals look as if they are straight from an artist canvas. Thick and thin streaks of maroon purple and violet burst from the glowing yellow center. Performs best in partial shade. 6 inches. 20 SeedS


876. VIOLA - YeSTeRdAY, TOdAY, & TOMORROW Germ 14-20 days This variety behaves in a way that we have never seen before in an ornamental. The blooms change color as each one matures from a creamy white to a medium blue and eventually a dark purple. Each passing day, the display is very different. Plants are 6 inches tall with 3/4” blooms and stay in bloom for about 8 weeks. 10 SeedS $1.35


ZINNIAs 690. CACTUS FLOWeR MIX Germ 7-10 days Cactus flowered zinnias have been around for decades and they remain amongst the most lovely of annuals. They include almost every color of the floral rainbow except blue. Plants grow to 3 feet in height and are covered with 4-5 inch shaggy blooms. 50 SeedS $1.25




Proboscidia Germ 20-30 days Produces pretty, purple-pink, orchid-like cup shaped flowers that mature into interesting seed pods, hence its common name of Devil’s Claw. The seed pods can be used in dried arrangements or to produce a black dye. Young pods are edible, much like okra, and the oil rich seeds were once dried for trail food. 10 SeedS $1.50

full sun

Germ 14-20 days Heart-ease Lovely 3/4" flowers of dark purple and yellow, among the first flowers to bloom in spring where they are established. They reseed themselves with a vengeance but are beloved wherever they appear. 5” plants. 45 SeedS

69001. CUT ANd COMe AGAIN $1.40

87502. VIOLA - TIGeR eYeS Germ 14-20 days A petite 6” plant accompanied by blazing golden yellow flowers with black vein like loops radiating from a black center. Flowers reach 1 1/2 inches and are quickly produced after sowing. 25 SeedS

lIGHT/part shade

full shade


Pumila Germ 7-10 days This classic mixture remains a favorite. The elegant double flowers come in shades of pink, scarlet, yellow, salmon, white, magenta, cream, rose, orange and more. Blooms push 3 inches in diameter on strong stems of plants that grow 2 1/2 feet tall. As the name implies, whenever you cut blooms additional stems appear and soon blossom. 50 SeedS $1.25

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69502. UPROAR ROSe

Angustifolia Germ 7-10 days This happy little zinnia will give you a summer of smiles producing an abundance of bright white flowers. The lush, dense habit fills in a garden spot fast and is low maintenance. This AAS winner grows to 8-12 inches. 75 SeedS $1.25

Germ 7-10 days Large three foot plants carry quantities of four inch double blooms. The color is a neon bright rose pink. The heat tolerant plants are well branched to provide abundant stems for cutting. 10 SeedS $1.95

692. dAHLIA ZINNIA MIX Germ 7-10 days As the name implies, the blooms resemble dahlias. Colors include purple, scarlet, lavender, red, rose, white, yellow and orange. This variety was bred by Bodger Seeds of California in 1919. Grows to 24”. 50 SeedS $1.25

693. LILLIPUT MIX Germ 7-10 days A smaller and earlier variety than the other zinnias we list. Buttontype flowers come in the usual array of zinnia colors on 2 foot plants. If dead-headed, bloom is continuous from mid-summer to the first frost. 50 SeedS $1.25

69302. CAROUSeL MIX Germ 7-10 days This very attractive whirligig type zinnia displays yellow/red. The inner 2/3 of the petals are shades of red but the tips are yellows, creams, bronzes and whites. Plants are 2430 inches tall. 50 SeedS $1.35

694. CLASSIC WHITe Zinnia angustifolia Germ 7-10 days Very elegant white flowers with yellow centers, 1” across on 6”-8” plants. Likes the sun and will produce continually, even more if deadheaded. 50 SeedS $1.25

695. CANdY CANe Germ 7-10 days The alluring, colorful mix of double flowers are streaked and splashed with shades of yellows and whites. These 4 inch bright blooms come in pinks, reds, golds and oranges. A real eye catcher especially in a vase arrangement. Grows to 18”. 50 SeedS $1.35

69801. STATe FAIR MIX Germ 7-10 days This old timer is still winning blue ribbons. The four foot stocky plants provide continuous blooms of six inch flowers in a very wide color range that includes lavender, rose, orange, pink, purple, and scarlet. A fine cut flower. 50 SeedS $1.25

696. GIANT LIMe Germ 7-10 days Two to three foot plants produce an abundance of four inch lime blooms that are ideal and unusual for cutting. Stems have a long vase life and have won numerous awards. 25 SeedS



69601. GIANT WINe Germ 7-10 days Another winner from the German grower – Benary. These immense blooms are great for cutting and easy to grow. The color here is sort of a merlot-burgundy. 25 SeedS


697. CHeRRY ANd IVORY SWIZZLe Germ 7-10 days Blooms are 3 inches across and fully double. Each petal is a bi-color of cherry and ivory. Plants are bushy and vigorous in the garden. Grows to 15” 10 SeedS $1.65

SINGLe COLOR ZINNIAS Germ 7-10 days Classic flowers on three foot plants can now be ordered by color. We trialed them and loved them all. Each color has a profusion of blooms and looks stunning in a mass planting. They also last for a surprisingly long time as cut flowers. Grow 30-40”. 75 SeedS $1.15

69702. SCARLeT ANd YeLLOW SWIZZLe Germ 7-10 days The vigorous plants are covered with 3 inch bi-color blooms, yellow at the tips and scarlet in the center. Grows to 15”. 10 SeedS








698. PeRSIAN CARPeT Germ 7-10 days A strikingly unusual zinnia. Bushy, one foot plants produce single to fully double blooms. The flowers are 2" across with pointed petals and crested centers. Most are bi-colored in a variety of combinations ranging from cream through yellow to deep mahogany. A very nice flower both in the garden and in a vase, and a nice change from the traditional marigold. Grows 12-15”. 50 SeedS .95

699. SCARLeT KING - Deep dark red 69901. CORAL BeAUTY -Orange coral 69902. ROYAL PURPLe - Deep rich purple 69903. MISS WILLMOTT - Salmon pink 69904. dAFFOdIL - Yellow 69905. CHeRRY QUeeN - Cerise – showy 69906. eNCHANTReSS - Light rose-deeper center

69907. ORANGe KING - Burnt orange 69908. PURITY - Pure white 69909. LAVeNdeR QUeeN - Lavender 69912. CHeRRY TIMe -Cherry, Cerise, and Spiraea Red

69913. LILAC TIMe - Lilac



An award winning variety producing supreme, fresh cut flowers. The giant, fully double flowers are 4-5 inches in diameter and sit on top of long , sturdy stems. With twelve different shades in the mix, these will make very attractive long lasting cut flowers for your home. They grow to 40-48 inches with branching stems for the maximum amount of flowers. 25 SeedS $2.25



Perennial Flower Seeds Perennials are grown from seed in two ways. One way is to start the seeds in March under lights or on a sunny windowsill. Grow for 6-8 weeks and when they are large enough, transplant outdoors to their permanent location. They will grow large the first year and some will bloom. The second method is to plant seeds in a somewhat shaded nursery bed or containers in late June. In the fall mulch, and transplant in spring to their final locations.



705. ACHILLeA – SUMMeR PASTeLS Yarrow Germ 10-30 days The 3 foot high plants carry a multitude of 4 inch clusters of bloom in shades of rose to pink. Plant in groups for the most effective display. This variety dries well for arrangements. Hardy to zone 3. 25 SeedS

Aster alpinus Germ 14-30 days This low growing evergreen, just 6 inches high is covered with little, daisy like flowers in white, purple, blue, and pink. Provides a real focal point in a border or rock garden, year after year. Hardy to zone 3. 25 SeedS $1.30

70702. ANCHUSA - dAWN MIX $1.25

70601. AGASTACHe - APACHe SUNSeT Germ 30-90 days Deep orange flowers are long lasting and add interesting color to a garden or patio container. The foliage is a misty silver with purplish flower buds on plants that grow 24”. A beautiful color combination between the flowers and foliage plus it can handle hot, dry, sunny areas. Hardy to zone 5. 5 SeedS $1.50

708. AQUILeGIA - PReTTY BONNeTS Columbine Germ 10-14 days One of the most arresting perennials in our trials. Sturdy stalks carried a multitude of 1 1/2” blossoms in shades of pink, purple, rose, and maroon all with white edges that looked like little Easter bonnets. Blooms are double, ruffled, and carried about 15” above the attractive plants. Pre-chilling seeds aids germination. Hardy to zone 3. 50 SeedS $1.60

70802. AQUILeGIA - MCKANA GIANTS Columbine Germ 10-14 days Large flowers with long-spurred petals in white, crimson, purple and yellow. Many flowers are two-colored. Height 2-3'.Hardy to zone 3. 100 SeedS $1.25

Germ 7-30 days WOW! This plant is truly wonderful and much underused in gardens. Deep azure blue, pink and white flowers stand out and bloom for a very long time on tall 4-5 foot plants. Anchusa calls out for a place in a cottage garden. An easy plant to grow because all it needs is average to dry soil—definitely low maintenance. Also known as Alkanet or wild bugloss. Hardy to zone 4. 50 SeedS $1.25

70803. AQUILeGIA - CHOCOLATe SOLdIeR Columbine Germ 15-21 days This columbine runs about a foot tall and is covered with interesting brown and yellow flowers that hang like little bells. The blue green, frilly foliage looks good all season so this is a good choice for rock gardens. As with all aquilegia, most perennial seed in fact, it is a good idea to chill the seed for a few weeks before planting. Hardy to zone 3. 20 SeedS $1.35

87702. AQUILeGIA - CLeMeNTINe MIX Germ 15-21 days Clementine looks like no columbine you have ever seen. In fact, the blooms resemble those of a double clematis. The double flowers are spurless and upward facing. Plant height is about 15 inches. Colors include blue, purple, red, rose, salmon and white. 10 SeedS $2.75

full sun

lIGHT/part shade

full shade

711. ASCLePIAS TUBeROSA Butterfly Weed Germ 14-21 days Butterflies are attracted to asclepias, hence the common name. A vigorous, hardy and rugged grower, plants are about 2’ tall and can become invasive. The spiky leafed stem carries large bracts of dozens of red buds that turn orange as they open. It prefers full sun and a well-drained soil. An interesting and long lasting cut flower, the seedpod can also be useful as an everlasting. Hardy to zone 4. 40 SeedS $1.35

71201. ASCLePIAS - Red SWAMP MILKWeed Germ 14-21 days The 5’ tall plants produce interesting 2 tone clusters of pink to purple blooms which are 2” across. Of course it is beloved by butterflies. Hardy to zone 3. 40 SeedS $1.50


714. CAMPANULA - CANTeRBURY BeLLS Germ 8-10 days This biennial grows to a height of 2-3 feet. Blooms are 2" double bells that look like cups and saucers and come in shades of white, pink, blue and lavender. Hardy to zone 4. 100 SeedS .95

87704. CAMPANULA – ISABeLLA Germ 14-28 days The 2 inch bell shaped purplish blue blooms absolutely cover the plant for weeks at a time and if cut back they will bloom again. Plants grow to about 10 inches and are spreading so this is also a good choice for the rock garden. 15 SeedS $1.35 ideal for containers

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717. PINK CATMINT Nepeta nervosa Germ 7-20 days An easy to grow plant for spring and summer blooms. The soft pink flower spikes and gray green foliage form nice little mounds reaching 10 inches, spreading to 12 inches. The dense clusters of flowers fit very well as a border plant, in containers, or for mass plantings. Cutting back after the first flush of flowers encourages continuous blooming. Full sun. Hardy to zone 4. 25 SeedS $1.25

726. CHRYSANTHeMUM - FALL MUM Indicum Germ 7-10 days We have all had the experience of buying fall mums, planting them in the garden and having a few of them come back for a year or two. This mum is pretty much the same deal. It isn’t guaranteed to come back every year like a shasta daisy but in our experience it has the best chance of over-wintering for any multi-colored mum that you can grow from seed. Plants grow to a height of 2 feet and are covered with 2 inch blooms, several hundred per plant. The color range is broad. If you start in late winter you will get blooms the first fall. Hardy to zone 6. 20 SeedS $1.75

72601. CHRYSANTHeMUM - CRAZY dAISY Germ 7-10 days This variety really stands out from other shasta daisies because all of the flowers are double and many are triple. This creates a very rounded frilly bloom. Plants are 2 feet tall and blooms average three inches across. Hardy to zone 5. 10 SeedS $1.60






Germ 15-21 days Plants are four feet tall. This mixture includes a number of blues, rosy lilac, white, lavender and violet. Flowers are borne on long, dramatic spikes. In the 1936 James Vicks catalog Delphiniums are called the best loved of all perennials, and today we see no reason to differ. While there has been quite a bit of gimmicky breeding work, this strain remains the finest. Hardy to zone 3. 30 SeedS $1.40

72901. deLPHINIUM - CONNeCTICUT YANKeeS MIX Germ 15-21 days A shorter variety of delphinium which does not need staking and blooms from seed in the first year. Blooms are in several shades of blue, lavender and white. Connecticut Yankee thrives in full sun to partial shade. Hardy to zone 3 30 SeedS



72902. deLPHINIUM - SUMMeR COLORS dWARF MIX Germ 15-21 days The smallest delphinium we have seen, only a foot tall, but still covered with big, dramatic blooms. The color range includes a mixture of blues, purples, and white. This is the first dwarf white available. An early variety so all plants should flower in the first year and for years thereafter. Hardy to zone 3. 30 SeedS $1.40

87707. deLPHINIUM – BLUe PYGMY Germ 14-28 days These foot high delphiniums bloom quickly and on multiple spikes. The large vibrant blue flowers have distinctive spurs. 50 SeedS $1.35

COLUMBINE - See Aquilegia


Grandiflora Germ 7-10 days One of the most carefree perennials you can grow, Baby Sun is covered with an abundance of 1 1/2” golden yellow blooms for much of the summer. You will harvest armfuls of golden flowers that are touched by a dark maroon center. Grows 2 feet tall and enjoys a sunny spot in the garden. Hardy to zone 3. 100 SeedS $1.40


Gratianopolitanus Germ 7-10 days Forms a beautiful mound of grey-blue foliage about 1012" tall. Dark pink, 1/2” single flowers are held well above foliage and are quite fragrant. Will bloom first year from seed. Summer bloomer. Hardy to zone 4. 50 SeedS

Germ 10-21 days German Primadonna is remarkable for the large 6 inch deep rose flower petals that reach out rather than turn down, creating a striking appearance in the vase. Flowers are long lasting with a dark center. Grows 20-30”. Hardy to zone 3. 25 SeedS $1.35

737. eCHINACeA - PURPUReA Purple Coneflower Germ 10-21 days This hardy perennial makes a spectacular display when established. Plants are quite tall, 4045”, and produce an abundance of bluish purple flowers, 4" across, from July to September. Give them plenty of room as they will spread to create a very striking plant. Hardy to zone 3. 100 SeedS $1.35



See page 67 for Lemon Fizz (62302) an annual dianthus that can be a perennial in some areas.


73602. eCHINACeA - BRAVAdO Germ 10-21 days Dutch Bravado is an unusual and interesting shade for a coneflower, sort of a very bright, golden rose. It really comes to life in the sunshine. Blooms are large with flat rays and contrasting orange cones. Hardy to zone 3. Grows 3-4 feet. 25 SeedS $1.35

Germ 7-10 days A delightful mix of colors in shades of pinks and reds with a glowing central disc. The 3 inch flowers on long sturdy stems grow to a height of 18 inches. Hardy to zone 3. 50 SeedS $1.35


Germ 10-21 days Shorter than purple coneflowers but just as showy. The snow white reflexed petals surround a large green cone. White Swan flowers over a long period and will gradually spread to create an impressive display. At 2 to 3 feet in height, it mixes well with other perennials in the border. 3 inch blooms. Hardy to zone 3. 25 SeedS $1.35

Barbatus Germ 7-10 days This familiar biennial features quite large 4”clusters of 1/2" flowers on 18-24” stems. Blooms in June and thereafter, in lots of different colors from white through deep red. Reseeds itself vigorously. The 1936 Vicks Seed catalog describes Sweet William as a favorite of old time gardens, so it has been around a century or more, and remains a personal favorite. Hardy to zone 3. 80 SeedS $1.25

73201. edeLWeISS


734. FOXGLOVeS - eXCeLSIOR HYBRId Digitalis Germ 14-21 days This biennial grows 3-5' tall and does well in part shade. Colors of the stately gloxinia-like blooms are white, cream, purple, pink and primrose. Start plants in June for blooms the following June. They self-seed so a permanent planting is soon established. Hardy to zone 4. 100 SeedS $1.25

73401. FOXGLOVeS - FeRRUGINeA Digitalis Germ 14-21 days This perennial foxglove is unique. The very long spikes are covered with small bellshaped blooms in sort of a creamy yellow shade flecked with rusty brown. It blooms quite late, and the 4' plants provide a nice background to the perennial garden in late summer. Dries well. Hardy to zone 4. 100 SeedS




738. eUPATORIUM - JOe PYe Weed Germ 30-90 days A dramatic background plant that grows to a height of six feet. In the late summer it produces 5-6 inch clusters of dusty rose blooms. Likes moist soil so it makes a great backdrop to a garden pond and is useful for filling in those low areas. Hardy to zone 3. 100 SeedS




Germ 10-14 days A dwarf hollyhock that only grows 3 ft tall with large double frilly blooms in midsummer. Very uniform in height, they can easily be used in front of the border or as a pot plant. This got rave reviews in our trials. Listed as a hardy biennial this plant will bloom the first year if started early. 3 1/2” blooms. Hardy to zone 3. 35 SeedS $1.25

HIBISCUS - LUNA SeRIeS Germ 10-30 days The improved Luna series hibiscus is hardy to USDA zone 5. In cooler climates they will benefit from some light mulch in the winter. The distinctive trumpet shaped blooms open to a width of 6 to even 8 inches. The 3 foot tall and 2 foot wide plants are bushy and effective in borders, hedges, or as single specimen plants. They are expensive but can provide a remarkable experience each year, sort of like when a magnolia tree flowers in the North. Chip seed, soak in hot water 1 hour before sowing.

74101. LUNA Red 5 SeedS 74102. LUNA PINK SWIRL 5 SeedS 74103. LUNA WHITe 5 SeedS


$2.95 $2.95 $2.95



Alcea Germ 10-14 days This single hollyhock is about as close as a flower can get too black, a really deep, deep purple, it is very decorative and an excellent counterpoint in arrangements. While technically a biennial, hollyhock plantings last for decades as a result of division and self-seeding. Hardy to zone 3. 50 SeedS $1.35

full sun

Alcea Germ 10-14 days The 5 foot tall plants are covered with 3 inch blooms in a lovely black currant shade edged with lighter berry shades. Blooms are 3 inches across and range from singles to doubles. The plant begins to flower in its first year. Hardy to zone 3. 15 SeedS $1.75


lIGHT/part shade

full shade

Germ 10-14 days This is the old fashioned hollyhock found in grandmother’s cottage garden. Plants are at least eight feet tall and covered with 4 inch blooms in many colors. Antwerp will not flower until the second year. Hardy to zone 3. 35 SeedS



Digitalis Germ 14-21 days Bright purple blooms on 5 foot stems create a dramatic focal point in the summer garden. The color and shape of this plant are seldom seen in gardens today. It is reminiscent of the heirloom varieties. If you need a colorful addition to the back of the border, this elegant biennial will be right at home in sun or partial shade. Well-drained soil and ample moisture are essential. Hardy to zone 4. 20 SeedS $1.35 Digitalis Germ 14-21 days This little 10 inch foxglove is another great choice for containers. Blooms are a lovely creamy yellow and each plant produces a number of stems. Also makes a fine cut-flower 50 SeedS $1.35

Alcea rosea Germ 10-14 days This biennial was the AllAmerica Winner for 1972. The plants have beautiful 4-5” double blooms with a superb color range, and will bloom the first year if started indoors. Grows to about 4 1/2 feet, so it may require some support. Hardy to zone 3. 35 SeedS .95

Germ 10-14 days Queeny is always a standout and attracts much favorable comment. The 2-3 foot plants stay upright all summer and prefer a rich soil. The fringed double purple blooms can be as big as four inches across and best – it pretty much flowers all summer long. An All America winner. 20 SeedS $1.35

747. HOSTA - NeW AMeRICAN HYBRIdS MIXTURe Germ 10-30 days What! You can grow hostas from seed? Yes, they are easy to grow and as an added advantage you will get a wide variety of sizes and shapes. Naturally all of these hostas will thrive in shade to partial sun. Hardy to zone 3. 15 SeedS $1.95

ideal for containers



Leontopodium alpinum Germ 15-20 days A low growing ground cover with gray-green leaves and small early white star shaped blossoms that are actually part of the leaf. There are tiny yellow true flowers in the center of the plant. Requires full sun. Austria’s national flower. Hardy to zone 2. 50 SeedS $1.35



SaginaSubulata Germ 7-10 days A charming creeper, forming a mat of soft lime green foliage that begs to be touched and patted. Irresistible tiny white flowers bloom in summer. Excellent in the rock garden or used for filling between stepping stones. Prefers part shade in a light but moist soil. We have planted it under an apple tree where it is spreading happily. Hardy to zone 4. 25 SeedS $1.60 LIMONIUM spp. - see Statice page 77


75301. LUPINe- Red FLAMe Germ 7-21 days (soak seeds first) A select color from the Russell Series. Compact plants send up 3-foot spikes of a luscious red early in the summer. The color reminded us of a cherry popsicle and was a welcome sight at the end of a long winter. Lupines are easy to start from seed, but the plants are sensitive to excessive heat. They grow best in a cool climate with a rich, moist, slightly acidic soil. Hardy to zone 4. 25 SeedS $1.40

75303. LUPINe- TUTTI FRUTTI Germ 7-21 days With Tutti Frutti you get an amazing color range of bi-color flowers and it blooms the first year from seed. This variety was bred for high quality flowers that stay in bloom longer than other lupines. Hardy to zone 4. 25 SeedS $1.75

754. LUPINe - RUSSeLLMIXTURe Germ 7-21 days Bi-color towers of bloom, in shades of pink, buff, bronze, rust, red and blue on 3' plants. These gorgeous June bloomers will naturalize without too much trouble. Needs rich soil. Hardy to zone 4. 25 SeedS .95

805. WILd LUPINe MIX Some of the more refined lupines can be difficult to grow. Not this wild forebearer. Scatter the seeds around, and you will get a nice presentation. The color will be primarily shades of blue and purple, but occasionally you will get some spots with pink or white mark them and save seed for more variety in your stand. An interesting planting that should last and expand for years. We tossed some in a roadside ditch and have been amazed at how well they’re growing. 1 OZ. $3.95



75307. LOBeLIA - FAN BLUe


Germ 15-21 days The 28 inch plants produce spectacularly large flowers. Fan shaped blooms are carried atop very long stems. The numerous deep blue blooms have earned a Fleuro select award for this German grower. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.35

Papaver Germ 10-30 days The orange-scarlet blooms are amongst the most dramatic of early summer flowers, much larger than their annual counterparts. The blossoms are carried more than a foot above the foliage. Once flowering is complete, they benefit from cutting back the hairy leaves. It takes to transplanting better in the fall than in the spring. Hardy to zone 4. 250 SeedS $1.15

75308. LOBeLIA - FAN SALMON Germ 15-21 days Abundant rich warm salmon colored flowers abound above the bronze leaves of this summer long performer. Plants are very well branched but with a columnar habit. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.35

76201. POPPY - FRUIT PUNCH Papaver Germ 10-30 days The strong, upright 24 inch plants produce dramatic 5 inch blooms in shades of red, bright pink, pink, orange, and even an unusual plum. Blooms are ruffled and centers are dark. Hardy to zone 4. 50 SeedS $1.50


756. MALVA – ZeBRINA Sylvestris Germ 5-21 days A fascinating heirloom cottage garden plant with lavender-pink petals overlaid with deep maroon veins. This striking, out of the ordinary plant grows to 3-4 feet and is long blooming. Hardy to zone 5. 25 SeedS

76202. POPPY - CORAL ReeF


968. MeXICAN HAT CONeFLOWeR Ratibida columnifera Germ 7-42 days The large elongated center starts off green turning to a brownish red. The crown of the hat is surrounded by mahogany, fringed with yellow petals that turn down and become the hat brim. Very interesting. Hardy to Zone 3.50 SeedS

Papaver Germ 10-30 days This lovely perennial poppy flowers the first year. The color is a deep pastel coral with a dark burgundy center. Plants flower over a long period of time and grow to a height of 30 inches. Hardy to zone 4. 50 SeedS $1.50



75702. MONARdA - PANORAMA MIX Germ 15-21 days Panorama is the most true-to-type Monarda to grow from seed. The sturdy 30-36” plants carry blooms in many shades of scarlet, bright red, pink, salmon, and crimson. Makes a good cut flower. Near legendary for its ability to attract bees and hummingbirds, Monarda leaves and flowers also make a nice tea. Hardy to zone 4. 100 SeedS $1.50

Germ 18-36 days The 18 inch plants produce large tubular flowers, 2 inches across. Colors are a mixture of red, rose, and purple, all with a white throat. It flowers well in the first year so it can also be grown as an annual. Hardy to zone 4. 25 SeedS


776. POTeNTILLA - MeLTON FIRe Germ 14-30 days A hot variety of an old time flower. Plants grow to 18" and the strawberry-like foliage is very attractive. The tricolor blooms are borne on single stems and the 5 petals are rose at the edges, a yellowish lighter rose in the centers and then deeper and deeper red closer to the center. Blooms over a long period. Hardy to zone 5. 15 SeedS $1.35

758. MYOSOTIS – FORGeT Me NOT BLUe BIRd Germ 8-30 days Quaint, tiny sky blue flowers on 8" spreading plants. It will live long in a cool, moist location and reseeds vigorously. Use as an under planting for tulips. Hardy to zone 5. 40 SeedS .95


Check our extensive NEW perennial plants on the back cover of the catalog!

Gloriosa Daisy Germ 7-12 days Colors range from yellow and orange to brown and mahogany as well as mixes. They make a very dramatic back-drop in burnished, autumnal tones. No two are alike. They are very useful for cut flowers as well. 3" flowers on 2' plants. Hardy to zone 5. 100 SeedS $1.50

77702. INdIAN SUMMeR Germ 7-12 days A 1995 AAS winner, Indian Summer is a compact, multi-branching, and prolific producer of huge, colorful blooms. These are the largest, most astonishing Blackeyed Susans you’ll ever see. Grow them as an annual, starting them indoors in April, transplanting when the soil is warm, and there will be 26"-30" plants with 5"-8" flowers from mid-August through the first few frosts. Golden yellow blossoms with chocolate-brown centers make excellent cut flowers (with long vase life), and are a beautiful sight in the garden. Hardy to zone 4. 50 SeedS $1.35

77703. IRISH eYeS Germ 7-12 days Irish Eyes is a tall rudbeckia and can grow to a height of 3 feet. The bright yellow flowers are 4 inches across and have a distinctive green center. This very hardy daisy should bloom right up until the first frost. Hardy to zone 4. 100 SeedS $1.50


77704. CHeROKee SUNSeT


Germ 7-12 days An All American Selection for 2002, this blend of autumnal shades, (yellow, orange, bronze, and mahogany) provides wonderful sunset tones. The flowers range from 3-4 1/2 inches across, are double or semi-double, and long lasting as cut flowers. Plants are 24 to 30 inches tall, spreading to about a foot. Cherokee Sunset will flower profusely in the first year. Hardy to zone 5. 10 SeedS $1.95

77712. CHeRRY BRANdY

77705. PRAIRIe SUN Germ 7-12 days A 2003 All America Selection. Prairie Sun is quite different from other rudbeckias. It has a light green center with sunny yellow petals edged with a lighter shade of yellow. Plants grow to 3’ tall and blooms can be up to 5” across. Blooms the first year from seed and long stems provide high quality cut flowers. Needs full sun. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.50

77706. AUTUMN COLORS Germ 7-12 days The vivid play of fall colors – bronze petals, red rings, and rusty red centers creates an attractive contrast to the light and golden yellow sister varieties in this mix. Two foot plants, covered with 5” blooms make dramatic bedding plants. Hardy to zone 5. 30 SeedS


rudebeckias 777. RUSTIC COLORS

Germ 7-12 days A short variety growing to 12 inches in a mix of shining yellow or golden orange flowers, some touched with a bronze ring, all having a coffee brown center. Hardy to zone 4. 50 SeedS $1.25 Germ 7-12 days The dramatic cherry red flowers vary; some have a dark burgundy ring around the chocolate brown center, while others are all red. This is the first ever reddish rudbeckia available from seed and makes a spectacular display in a garden. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.50

77713. CHIM CHIMINee Germ 7-12 days Unique quilled petals are thin and elongated coming in the rich fall time shades of gold, bronze, mahogany and yellow. This variety will stand out among all the other rudbeckias when used in flower beds or containers. Grows to 30”. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.50



Germ 7-12 days A stunning way to bring color into your gardens with this cheerful combination of copper, orange and yellow semi to fully double flowers. Grows to 20-24”. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.25

786. SHOWY GOLdeNeYe


Viguiera Multiflora Germ 30-60 days This 30 inch wildflower is native to the southwest. The lance shaped leaves form a good sized shrub which is covered with cheerful yellow daisies from spring to fall. We won a plant at our Lake Association party on May 16, it was nicely in bloom and a highlight of the early garden. On September 16 it was still in bloom and still lovely. I know of no other perennial that flowers over such a long period. Hardy to zone 4. 100 SeedS $1.35

Germ 10-21 days A low growing rosette of leaves with small, pin-cushion shaped lavender blue flowers. Low growing and great for rock gardens. Hardy to zone 5. 20 SeedS $1.65 SWEET WILLIAM - See Dianthus page 82 ANNUAL SWEET PEA - See page 78

full sun

787. SedUM MIXTURe

820. SWeeT PeA

Germ 5-30 days A first for us. This is a mixture of many varieties of different colors, sizes, and bloom times so it should produce flowers from June through August. The succulent foliage is drought tolerant and versatile in rock, border, container and roof top gardens. Hardy to zone 5. 100 SeedS $1.50

Lathyrus Latifolius Germ 20-30 days This climbing plant is very long-lived, grows to 5 or 6' and spreads considerably. A mix of pink, lavender and white sweet pea blooms appear in summer and keep blooming past frost. 20 SeedS

lIGHT/part shade

full shade

ideal for containers




Flower Mixtures


Germ 14-30 days Mullein Plants are 3 – 3 1/2 feet tall, covered with a pretty mix of white, rose, red, and violet blooms all along the stalk in the spring. There are crinkly bright green leaves at the base of the plant, and if cut back, stalks will shoot up and bloom again for a second and even a third time. Hardy to zone 3. 100 SeedS $1.15

800. NORTH AMeRICAN WILdFLOWeR MIX To create a beautiful meadow, you should carefully prepare the area, sow seed evenly, then cover lightly and keep moist. In a comparative planting of several wildflower mixes, this one was the best. It is equally split between perennials and annuals that should self-seed. Plants approx. 100 square feet. 700 SeedS $1.95

80001. NORTH AMeRICAN WILdFLOWeR MIX 1 OZ. PACKAGE Plants approx. 450 square feet.

4000 SeedS



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804. deeRPROOF GARdeN FLOWeR MIXTURe This looked great and the deer passed it by on their way to ravage our vegetables. Includes: white yarrow, blue pimpernell, lanceleaved and plains coreopsis, foxglove, California poppy, blanketflower, sweet alyssum, yellow lupine, Mexican lupine, perennial lupine, arroyo lupine, shirley poppy, gloriosa daisy, scarlet sage, blue sage, and dwarf zinnia. 700 SeedS $1.95


808. BIRd ANd BUTTeRFLY GARdeN MIXTURe A mix of perennials and self-seeding annuals including several varieties of coreopsis, coneflower, clover, centaurea, godetia, larkspur, daisies and many more lovely flowers to entice both butterflies and hummingbirds into your garden. 700 SeedS $1.95 See Wild Lupine Mix (805) under Lupines


The Dutch have lovely public gardens and they often use mixtures where one species begins to bloom while another is exiting, creating continuous color. While color mixtures are fairly common, this ULTRA DWARF SERIES is unusual in that all of these mixtures are composed of smaller flowers, ideal for containers and window boxes. Myriad varieties are included and when one passes don’t hesitate to pull it out as its successor will be just about to start its blooming cycle.

86111. ULTRA dWARF ROSe OF MAY Rose and Lavender

100 SeedS


86112. ULTRA dWARF SUMMeRTIMe Yellow and Orange

100 SeedS


86113. ULTRA dWARF INdIAN SUMMeR Red and Salmon

100 SeedS


86114. ULTRA dWARF SePTeMBeR NIGHT Purple and Violet

86115. ULTRA dWARF WINTeR SKIeS Light and Dark Blue


100 SeedS



Gladiolus bulbs for Spring Shipment Outdoors- Plant in spring about 4” deep and dug in the fall, dried, and stored where they won’t freeze. While they can be effective in a mass planting, we think of them primarily for their unsurpassable beauty as a cut flower. Our bulbs are 1 - 1 1/2" in diameter and guaranteed to flower this year. A rough guide to flowering time is 70-80 days with a growing height of up to 60 inches.


One packet each of all five colors 100 SeedS $4.95

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100 SeedS


A mix of early mostly bi-colored varieties (up to 40 inches in height), produces smaller sized florets as well, making them very popular with florists. Makes an attractive border requiring no staking.


We offer Glad Bulbs in quantities of 10.

10 BULBS FOR $4.95, 50 BULBS FOR $16.95, 100 BULBS FOR $24.95



Gladiolus bulbs for Spring Shipment Gladolus Bulbs are shipped in March, April, and May. At the time of your order you may request a shipping date. We will make every effort to comply to the extent we are able. We request that all Spring orders are placed prior to March 15th. After that, stock is limited. Orders received by March 15 are shipped as a first wave, southern states first – moving north as we are able. Orders received after March 15 will be delayed until the first batch of orders is shipped. Items in this section are not available after May. Please order early.


We offer Glad Bulbs in quantities of 10.

mix and match in sets of 10 for bulk discount!

10 BULBS FOR $4.95, 50 BULBS FOR $16.95, 100 BULBS FOR $24.95

GS. GLAD SAMPLER MIXTURE A mix containing 2 each of all our single varieties for $16.95 Sorry, we cannot send items on this page to Alaska, Hawaii, and Foreign Countries.

G12. White Prosperity

G16. Green Star

G26. Joyeuse Entree

G28. Chit Chat

We are now certified to ship these glads to California

G23. Jubilee

G34. Sun Kissed

G43. Priscilla

G46. Sugar Plum

G48. Flora Red

G51. Oscar

G56. Pink Dream

G59. Rose Supreme

G66. Violetta

G68. Land O’ Lakes

G72. Old Spice

G78. Majestic

G80. Romance

G82. Plum Tart

full sun

lIGHT/part shade

full shade

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Welcome to Pinetree's Garden of Books! Here we help you find all the answers to your garden questions, with tons of new resources to explore and projects to create. We have books that will be tried and true references, as well as unique additions to any home library. Whether for gifts or for your own enjoyment, we have something for everyone!

Children’s Books L130. THE GIRLS’ BOOK OF FLOWER FAIRIES Sure to be treasured by all lucky recipients. Reminiscent of an heirloom book with gilt-edged pages, this has the beautiful and accurately detailed botanical illustrations of Cicely Mary Barker’s flower fairies. Describes the fairies and their homes, clothing, and daily activities. There are two flower fairy adventure chapter stories and lots of activities, games, and crafts. Hardcover 208 pp $20.00

L121. FAIRY HOUSE HANDBOOK By Liza Gardener Walsh What is a fairy house? Ask a child, and they will tell you; “It is a small house we build in nature for the fairies.” Guides both adults and children in collecting and decorating with unique and enviromentally sustainable treasures from the natural world. Wonderful photos, poems, and ideas for all ages, even a recipe for lavender cookies that you, and your fairy friends, will enjoy! Whether it is the house you build them or the unique decorations you use to attract your fairies, everyone will have fun building these whimsical dwellings. Hardcover 84 pp $14.95


DVD From the Great White Dog Picture Company An absolutely enchanting film. Kristen and her aunt, a children’s book illustrator, spend a week on Monhegan Island in Maine. Together they find Fairy Houses hidden among tree roots, rocks, and other natural places. Over the week Kristen and her aunt explore the island, and build fairy houses with materials found in the woods, field or beach— twigs, bark, shells, stones, feathers and more. The actors—the artist and her friend’s daughter—are wonderful and the filming (by the artist’s husband) is superb. This video won awards from the American Library Assoc., Coalition for Quality Children’s Media and other parent organizations. 40 min. (of pure delight!) $14.95 More Flower Fairies are available on our website at:


Cicely Mary Barker



An Alphabet Book By Robert R. Zakanitch This creative and beautifully illustrated manuscript catalogues the A-Z wonders growing right outside your door. His floral alphabet will be enjoyed by all ages for its art, clever simplicity, and its obvious appreciation for the abundant beauty of the flowers and fauna detailed here. The artist’s hand-drawn, full color, and pen and ink drawings burst with fine detail and whimsy, sharing his garden of miracles with all of us. A lovely gift for the young, or young at heart, gardeners. Hardcover 62 pp $29.95

$13.95 EACH

Create an enchanting fairyland by placing one of these in a flower pot or set several in your garden. Miniature gardens are fun to design and these fairies add a delightfully whimsical touch. The beautifully detailed reproductions of Cicely Mary Barker flower fairies capture all the magic of her drawings. 4-inch figurines are cast from hand-painted polystone, come with a cord for hanging, and an attachable 6” metal floral pick. We tucked one among our bulbs in early spring and it stood up well through a long, rainy summer. All are attractively packaged in a collectible gift box. Each issued as a limited edition.


Inspiration from the garden – A book for children and their grown-ups. By Sharon Lovejoy This will bring back memories for some and inspire delightful pleasures for everyone else. A collection of warm watercolors, poems, playful projects – how did that big zucchini get into that bottle? – cozy hideaways – grow your own beautiful sunflower house with morning glories - and other outdoor experiences. It is full of projects and stories to share. A wonderful way to spend time outside with the next generation of gardeners in your life. Softcover 144 pp $13.95



By Nancy McDougall and Jenny Hendy This is a best-ever book for budding gardeners and super chefs. This complete guide contains more than 300 projects and delicious recipes. Your little ones will be busy as bees exploring and creating fun in the garden and kitchen. Covers all the basics from safety, tools and techniques, to cooking and gardening with handy directories of plant profiles and terms. Each project is shown step-by-step and includes a full list of ingredients and equipment needed, as well as a difficulty rating and time estimate. The beautiful photos capture the easy to follow projects and make it simple for your little gardener or chef to create their own materpieces in the kitchen as well as garden accents and projects to enjoy through the year. ON SALE Hardcover 512 pp originally pub. at $25.00 $11.95


LF10. Rose

LF17. Candytuft

LF50. Christmas

LF18. Daisy

LF48. Elf

LF44. Columbine

LF12. Lavender

LF54. Primrose



The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America By Michelle Obama Every president finds some way to leave a legacy at the White House, whether exotic trees and flowers or a grazing sheep on the South lawn. While there have been many gardens, not since Eleanor Roosevelt has anyone grown food on the White House lawn. First Lady Michelle Obama, a passionate spokesperson in the fight against poor nutrition and obesity related illness, has created a thriving vegetable garden during her time there. She has combined a love of healthy living and a desire to work with children and communities to create the kitchen garden beautifully pictured throughout this engaging book. Community volunteers, White House chefs, elementary school children, and master gardeners came together to create this project, which is chronicled from conception to harvest. Proceeds from the book go to the National Parks Foundation to be used for promotion of gardening and healthy eating. Hardcover 272 pp $30.00

By David Mas Masumoto. Forward by acclaimed Chef Dan Barber A poignant recounting of the travails of the author, his father, and prior generations of organic peach farmers who have been shaped by the job and their ideals. This is an eye opening memoir about what we cherish, what happens when we fail to appreciate our gifts, and how farming, family, and culture come together every day on farms all over the country. We go to our local grocery, buy a peach, take it home, and hope it will soften and ripen without spoiling. Very few of us have bought fruit any other way so we don’t know the difference between that and the exquisite experience of biting into a juicy heirloom that has been picked at full ripeness. Lyrical prose tells of one man’s struggle to keep the family farm viable in the face of his father’s grave illness while also weaving in the history of American agriculture over the last century. Family, freedom, loss and redemption make for compelling read. Hardcover 239 pp pub at $25.00



L168. GINSENG, THE DIVINE ROOT By David A. Taylor Ginseng, now making its appearance in soft drinks, has had a long, colorful history. And its future looks just as interesting. This intriguing book profiles the wonderful characters the author met travelling in China and North America—Chinese dealers, New York traders, and modern day ‘ginsengers’— wild ‘sang’ hunters and ‘simulated wild’ growers. He compares ginseng’s uses in Eastern and Western medicine, defining the differences between the two, and looks at past and present research into ginseng’s medicinal effects. Also explores the seamier side of ginseng— behavior induced throughout Asian, European and American history—by its high value. Altogether, a fascinating look at the side effects of ginseng’s magical promise of good health, longevity, and wealth. ON SALE Hardcover 308 pp pub. at $23.95 $4.95

L159. FLOWER HUNTERS By Mary Gribbin and John Gribbin The story of eleven flower hunters that traveled to every corner of the earth in search of new and exotic plants. From the seventeenth to the nineteenth century these obsessive men and women were the founding figures of the new science of botany. The explorers, risking their lives to search for undiscovered plants, provided great botanical collections, laid the foundation for the revolution in understanding the natural world, and gave us our familiar garden plants Softcover 332 pp pub at $19.95

ONSALE $5.95


By Russ Parsons Understand not only where your produce comes from but also how it got there, and the best way to choose, store and prepare it. Learn why you should never refrigerate a potato, which unripe fruits will gain great flavor, and those that never will if they were picked before their time. Interesting and informative, it tells the history of how the storage, transportation and selling of fruits and vegetables in modern markets has developed heartier but less flavorful products. Goes on to discuss how food co-ops, farmer’s markets, organic produce, and move back to local, seasonal foods can help you find the flavorful and quality produce that’s been missing for too long. A must read for anyone looking to understand the modern farm/factory food system. ON SALE Hardcover 412 pp pub at $27.00 $8.95


L182. PLAIN & HAPPY LIVING By Emma Byler The Amish believe God put all man’s needs in plants and that man’s job is to learn how to use them for food and medicine. Emma Byler, an old order Amish woman, was widowed at age 33 with 10 children and no money. She had to make do with what was on hand. Through her life, she jotted down remedies, stories, and recipes she valued, storing them in a shoe box. When Dr. Peter Gail, an anthropologist researching herbal remedies, came across Emma (now in her 70’s) and her shoebox, he realized what a treasure they were, and helped her put them into book form. She shares recipes for homemade household products, nutritious foods, and home remedies (learned from a neighboring American Indian). Emma also shares the ideas, wisdom, and best of all, the marvelous sense of humor that brought her a rich and rewarding life. A real gem! Softcover 156 pp $17.95

L173. NATIVE HARVESTS By E. Barrie Kavasch First published in 1979, this is one of a few books on American Indian wild and cultivated foods and recipes. Kavasch researched hundreds of tribes across the country for their use of nuts, berries, fruits, tree sap, wild herbs, cultivated vegetables, ferns, lichens, mosses, mushrooms, wild game, and salt and freshwater harvests for sustenance, medicine, cosmetics, and ceremony. The recipes she collected reflect native uses of harvests in soups, entrees, breads, beverages, smoking mixtures, chewing gums, and as seasonings. Kavasch’s drawings illustrate this field guide, cookbook, and ethnobotany study. Softcover 238 pp $14.95




L165. NATIVE AMERICAN GARDENING – BUFFALO BIRD WOMAN’S GUIDE TO TRADITIONAL METHODS By Gilbert L. Wilson Of special interest to economic historians, anthropologists, or anyone fascinated by American Indian life. In 1917, anthropologist Gilbert Wilson recorded a year of gardening activities of Buffalo Bird Woman, a Hidatsa Indian born in 1839 North Dakota and raised in the tradition of sustainable agriculture. A fascinating account of how the women (who did all the agricultural work) broke ground and cultivated extensive crops of corn, squash, beans and sunflowers. Full of information on seed varieties, harvesting, drying, saving seed and food preparation. She also recalls songs, stories and ritualistic ceremonies essential to a successful harvest. Captivating reading. Softcover 144 pp Newly pub at $14.95



L179. WILD MOMENTS By Ted Williams Ted Williams, the environmental and nature writer (not the Bosox’s “Splendid Splinter”), shares here a collection of his seasonal observations. Williams is a keen observer and each essay is about a single moment he witnessed. He explains the natural phenomena behind these moments and tells readers where to go and what to look for so they may also try to observe such events. Offers a way to pause and learn to truly enjoy the present moment, an oft overlooked skill in our busy lives. Along with teaching about various plants, animals, birds, and insects, Williams is also showing the reader how to “see”, and observe the marvels of the natural world. He calls these moments “retreats into what is pure and clean and right with the world”. Hardcover 192 pp pub. at $22.95



BL177. A YEAR IN THE GARDEN By Theodore James Jr. Acclaimed garden author James and photographer Harry Haralambou take you on a very enjoyable tour of their gardens as they evolve through the seasons. Here they have an alpine, water, shade, perennial, Japanese, chrub, woodland and secret garden. All come together beautifully to create a series of occurances through the four seasons. Over 200 great color photographs and narrative on the evolution of Theodore James’ Long Island garden through the seasons and years. on Sale Hardcover 130 pp $4.95 pub. at $29.95


Shaker, Simple Projects And Inspirations For The Home. By Dorothy Wood Easy-to-follow instructions for some truly elegant and simple Shaker projects. The Shaker’s dictum “Beauty rests on Utility” has inspired many modern designs. Their simplicity and beauty is at home in many places. Here we have twenty projects for linens, containers, furniture, and accessories with their templates. Whether you want to try the cushion covers, shaker box, pie safe or hooked rug, you can enjoy these delightful crafts by making, using, or gifting them. Softcover 112 pp pub at $18.95


The Complete Guide to Cleaning, Preparation & Repair By C. Angela Mohr With the remarkable variety of gourds available in our catalog you have a great opportunity for creating endless crafts. Here, Angela helps you select and prepare gourds from your garden and gives you basic techniques for cleaning, shaping and fixing them using readily available tools and supplies. The color photos throughout help with the details and finished projects. Angela is a member of the American Gourd Society and helps organize the annual Virginia Gourd Festival. ON SALE Softcover 64 pp pub at $14.99 $5.95


L387. HANDMADE PAPER FROM NATURALS By Diane Flowers Creating beautiful paper from trash? Yes! Diane shows you how to make these stunning simple yet gorgeous papers from any junk mail, flyers, magazines, cardboard or scrap paper in your home. There are easy to follow directions for four simple stages, with photos showing you how to make more than 25 types of paper, plus variations. Add flower petals, seeds or other material and you have papers that will make journal covers, bookmarks, cards, lampshade or even a floral pin or wall hanging. A book that will help you be eco-friendly and create one of a kind papers. Hardcover 130 pp pub. at $24.95


Making pots, planters, birdbaths, sculptures and more. By Sherri Warner Hnter Sherri, who has worked with concrete for over a decade, proves once again that concrete is not just for sidewalks. Her selection of thirty creative and beautiful designs are perfect for the garden. The illustrated instructions make it easy to learn and the simplest projects come first so beginners can work their way through, building their skills as they progress through the book. Projects include a carved trough, a sand-cast bowl, elegant relief panel, and for more skilled crafters, a decorative walkway, sculpture and water feature. Softcover 176 pp $19.95


The National Audubon Society Guide Digital Edition With Over 200 New Photos By Tim Fitzharris Tim has a regular column in Popular Photography and Imaging magazine and is author and photographer of more than thirty books. Here, he gives a professional course to guide and inspire you in taking outstanding photographs of the great outdoors. Shares his foolproof techniques and emphasizes digital photography and field procedures for a wide variety of shots. The beautiful pictures in this book with step-bystep lessons will show anyone how to create professional caliber photographs. Your backyard garden will take on a new perspsective, helping you capture wonderful photos of anything from a close up of a columbine to a hummingbird in flight. ON SALE $7.95 Softcover with flaps 208 pp pub at $24.95

L377. SOAPMAKING THE NATURAL WAY By Rebecca Ittner A great book with 45 melt-and-pour glycerin soap recipes using herbs, flowers, and essential oils. With just a few materials from your kitchen and basic soap bases, you can create fun and easy projects. In a couple of hours you will have wonderful soaps that look, smell, and feel great. Natural additives give color and texture and infuse melt-and-pour soaps with the ability to exfoliate, soothe and moisturize. Has beautiful photos and ends with some special finishes to present your soaps either for yourself or to give as gifts. Softcover 128 pp $14.95

See our extensive line of soapmaking supplies on pages 97-102






A Warm and Versatile Bounty By Darra Goldstein With the amazing array of winter vegetables that are available and these delicious recipes we need not worry about boring meals again! Contains 150 recipes from all over the world; appetizers, salads, breads, desserts and even vegetarian Leo Tolstoy’s favorites, this can help you eat meat-free even with the challenge of winter produce or add unique side dishes to your regular cuisine. It has many comfort foods that have been a staple on family tables for years, like Maple Baked Beans, plus exciting new ideas such as Gingerbread with Hot Orange Sauce, Spanish Escarole Salad, and Ginger Pear Preserves. Softcover 316 pp pub at $16.00



L261. 101 THINGS TO DO WITH ZUCCHINI By Cyndi Duncan & Georgie Patrick This small book won’t take up much space on your shelf, but it will greatly expand your zucchini repertoire. Its 101 recipes provide a wide variety of zucchini dishes. In addition to sautés, breads, muffins, and cakes; there are creative soups, salads, pickles, relishes, chutneys, sides, and main dishes. Carrot Zucchini Soup, Vegetable Jambalaya, Skillet Zucchini Au Gratin, Balsamic Zucchini Spaghetti, and Zucchini Mozzarella Crepes are just a few that caught our eye. There are new twists for sneaking zucchini in desserts too, such as Praline Pecan Zucchini Cake and Zucchini Granola Cookies. You’ll be all set for the year’s deluge. Spiralbound 121 pp $9.95

L250. EASY HOMEMADE CRACKERS USING HERBS Discover a new breed of crackers with healthy ingredients and great flavor. Make Blue Cheese Crispy, Herbal Oat, Marjoram Cheddar, Pecan Cheddar Thyme, or Vegetable Crackers. Also try Chili & Oregano Tortilla Chips, Firecrackers, or Caraway Sesame Sticks. There are 55 tasty recipes to suit all tastes! Softcover 36 pp $6.95

L252. GREAT HERB MIXES YOU CAN MAKE You can spend a lot on gourmet seasonings, or make your own fresh and flavorful blends with Long’s 100 herb seasoning recipes for a wide variety of uses. In addition to kitchen seasonings, he provides blends for bath herbs, dream and aromatherapy pillows, body care, and pet care products. These mixes are great for selling or giving as gifts. Long also shares advice and sources for attractive packaging. Spiralbound 102 pp $10.95



Fresh herbs are great for using right out of the garden, garnishing your entree or making a fresh dressing. Making an herbal vinegar gives you that sublime taste year-round to dress up a meal. Acids in the vinegar release the herb’s oil and suspend them, allowing you to access that garden fresh flavor anytime of year. This book shows you what to use, and 55 recipes for herb and fruit vinegars, also vinegars for first aid, the bath, and hair rinses. Vinegar is the healthiest thing you can use inside or out! I also enjoyed the delightful drawings throughout the book. Softcover 35 pp $5.95

L259. SENSATIONAL SALSAS FROM APPLE TO ZUCCHINI It’s simple to make your own salsas, tastier, and healthier — no additives. Just chop and mix. Some of the ingredients (besides tomatoes and peppers) you’ll find in Long’s salsas are melons, bananas, blueberries, papayas, black beans, pineapple, mango, mint, tequila, cucumber, peaches, raspberries, and more! Evil Jungle Prince Salsa is a masterpiece! Softcover 34 pp $5.95

L270. HOME CHEESE MAKING: Recipes For 75 Homemade Cheeses By Ricki Carroll with illustrations by Elayne Sears Originally published as “Cheesemaking Made Easy”, the newly expanded 3rd edition has 25% more recipes. Ricki Carroll mastered the fine art of cheese making in England, and then opened her own shop in Ashfield, Massachusettes. Covers everything the beginner cheese maker needs to know about making delicious cheese: information on ingredients, equipment, techniques and even marketing. Ricki includes cheese recipes for soft, hard, Italian, whey, mold-ripened, goat’s milk and other dairy products. She also gives you recipes, like a soft SwissStyle Cream Cheese, Hard Farmhouse Cheddar, or an Italian Romano. Includes over 60 recipes for cooking with cheese and tips from seasoned cheese makers. Softcover 278 pp $16.95


A Commonsense Guide This is not a diet or health food book. Instead it offers inspired alternatives to those boring meat and potato nights while improving your health. You will find yourself going back time and time again to try these flavorful recipes. Enjoy Sweet Potato and Pear Soup, Caramelized Onion Tartlets with Feta and Thyme, Rustic Greek Pie, Spinach and Leek Fritters, Tunisian Eggplant Salad, or Gingerbread and Apricot Upside Down Cake. Packed with inspirational recipes and full color photos that will impress any guest and satisfy everyone from the beginner to the culinary expert. Hardcover w/ Inside Spiral 384 pp



L279. HEALTHY TEAS By Tammy Safi This wonderfully informative book by a qualified herbalist gives the history, descriptions, benefits and methods of brewing, understanding and drinking tea. She tells us about traditional teas as well as fruits, exotic floral blends, and teas from your own garden. A beautiful book with full color photos, it will help you understand the healing qualities of the plants and herbs used for brewing with an easy to follow tea chart and an ailments and ingredients index. This is the perfect book to boost your immunity, soothe a sore throat, aid digestion, or simply help you relax with an aromatic drink! Hardcover 112 pp $16.95


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Over 200 Inspirational Recipes From Around The World By Debra Mayhew Finally! A full-color, easy-tofollow cookbook devoted to soups! Here is everything from the classic British Creamy Tomato to a Sausage and Seafood Gumbo from Louisiana; a rich Italian Wild Mushroom Soup, to a spicy Jalapeno-style soup from Mexico. It has nearly 800 color photographs making it the essential guide to the art of soup-making. This book gives a comprehensive introduction, including stepby-step recipes for creating the perfect stock and suggests garnishes for a professional finish. A colorful and tasteful palette for you to serve your vegetables. ON SALE Hardcover 256 pp

JIM LONG Herb expert Jim Long has spent years experimenting with herbs in combination with vegetables, fruits, and spices. We just loved the recipes in these books below.




By Jeffrey Goettemoeller & Karen Lucke Stevia is nature’s sugar substitute — 200 times sweeter than sugar, non-glycemic, has no calories, and does not cause cavities. We’ve been getting lots of calls about stevia and the most common query is “How do you use it?” Well, this handy little guide answers those questions and more in a clear, straightforward manner. It explains how to propagate the plant from seeds or cuttings, outdoor and indoor culture, care, pruning, and overwintering. Discusses the proper time to harvest leaves and dry them. It explains two methods of processing the leaves, making a liquid extract (for sweetening drinks) or green stevia powder (for cooking). Includes 20 recipes for using your homegrown stevia. Softcover 49 pp $9.95

100% Gluten-Free SuperEasy Superfood By Camilla V. Saulsbury Quinoa, with its nutty flavor, complete protein, and excellent source of magnesium, folate, phosphorus, iron, and fiber, really is a super food. Camilla has created mouthwatering recipes suitable for every meal and occasion. Her breakfasts will give you enough energy to burn right through to the afternoon. Your next get-together can be both delicious and nutritious with handy tips and techniques for preparation. Camilla is a food writer, cooking instructor, fitness trainer, has been featured on the Food Network, and is also a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. Softcover 528 pp $27.95


Grow your own Quinoa! See page 37

Edited by Valerie Ferguson With over 550 color illustrations, 500 recipes, professional advice, guidance on techniques, and clear and simple instructions, this will be an inspiring resource for every cook. One of those great cookbooks that you will go to time and again for traditional recipes, or to find unusual and exotic ideas. Recipes for every occasion will make mouth-watering meals that only take minutes or dinner-party dishes to impress your family and friends. This book is also great for its focus on using fresh seasonal produce. Recipes for making your own Hummus, Cheese and Pesto Pasties, Tomato Breadsticks, Spring Vegetable Omelet, and more delicious recipes that will help you serve up your wonderful vegetables. ON SALE Hardcover 265 pp




By Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough 101 surprising and satisfying whole grain recipes for every meal of the day. For meat-friendly, vegan, and vegetarian diets. You feel full longer, it gives you a slow energy burn, (not a short insulin spike), can help lower blood cholesterol levels, fight gum disease, and stimulate the good flora in your stomach. But best of all are their incredibly versatile textures and flavors. This book shows you how to plan ahead so meals can be made easier and explores all those exciting new grains offered in your supermarket; whether it's a simple More-Than-Just-Oats Granola to Buckwheat and Cashew Burgers or Tritcale with Smoked Trout and Artichokes in a Lemon Tahini Dressing. Open up a whole new pallette of flavors! ON SALE Hardcover 232 pp originally pub. At $24.99 $11.95




By Deb Perelman Recipes and wisdom from an obsessive home cook. Written by one of the web’s most popular and talented bloggers, this book is a treasure trove of advice, recipes, and kitchen wisdom. Deb Perelman is a mom, wife, and obsessive foodie. Known for her creative and convienient reworkings of classic recipes with new twists she provides over 100 exceptional dishes such as: Cheddar Swirl Breakfast Buns, Zucchini Ribbons With Almond Paste, Tomato Scallion Shortcakes With Whipped Goat Cheese, Leek Fritters With Garlic And Lemon and Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart. Gorgeous color photos complement this well written work. Hardcover 322 pp $34.95

Preserving Food L729. PUTTING FOOD BY

5th Edition Edited By Stephen Schmidt By Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg and Beatrice Vaughan For more than thirty years this book has been the one-stop source for everything you needed to know about preserving food. Now, this classic is fully updated, sharing step-bystep directions to help you do it safely and deliciously. This 5th edition includes: instructions for canning, freezing, salting, smoking, drying and root cellaring, mouthwatering recipes for pickles, relishes, jams and jellies, preserving with less sugar and salt, tips on equipment, ingredients, health, safety issues and resources. Covers why foods spoil, and gives you easy to understand and follow information to keep food safe. Softcover 454 pp $16.95



From apples to zucchini, 150 recipes for pickles, relishes, chutneys and more. By Andrea Chessman Why limit yourself to cucumbers when pickling brings out the best in so many vegetables and fruits? Beets, carrots, tomatos and radishes are all perfect for pickling. Beginners will welcome the simple, low-fuss methods and thorough coverage of the basics, and dedicated home canners will love the large-batch recipes and the stunning variety of flavors. Andrea’s expert guidance will give you the best in variety; from old classics to the newest of pickling recipes to help you use the abundance of your harvest. Softcover 304 pp $19.95

L731. COMPLETE BOOK OF SMALL-BATCH PRESERVING By Ellie Topp and Margaret Howard A great book that has over 300 delicious recipes for getting the most out of your harvest. Some recipes require as little as ten minutes of processing time making it perfect for using ingredients when they are at their peak season. Ellie and Margaret guide you through the easiest and safest methods for making home-made preserves, syrups, flavored oils, pickles and chutneys without spending all day in the kitchen. A small yield gives the opportunity to make several different preserves and reduces the risk of scorching that is always a danger when cooking larger batches. Color photos give a nice compliment to these delicious recipes. Get inspired! Softcover 376 pp $19.95


400 Delicious And Creative Recipes For Today Edited By Judi Kingry and Lauren Devine Home preserving isn’t just for jams. With today’s resources and techniques you can safely put up anything from your garden and orchard or even preserve seafood and meat. Have your jams and beef stock in your pantry ready for you through the winter months. “Ball” is a name well recognized in home canning, and with this edition you have their valuable experience and all the newest and safest methods of water and pressure canning available. Starts off with an introduction to five popular foods; jam, jelly, salsa, relish and pickles. This will give even a novice the confidence to go on to any of the 400 recipes included in this book. If you have questions, check with the Art and Science of Home Food Preservation chapter. Even if you aren’t a beginner you will find this book a great resource. Included are color photos and line drawings with easy to follow recipes and tips. So surprise your children with flavorful fruit juice, use up your vegetable bounty with End of the Garden Pickles, or give a gift of Ambrosia Conserve. Softcover 448 pp $22.95

Herbs and Natural Health


Make your own pickles, sauerkraut, beets, pickled peppers, veggies and more in just days! See our Jar-Top Fermenter, The Perfect Pickler (H747) on page 116.

L500. MAMA’S HOME REMEDIES By Svetlana Konnikova, MA, AN Traditional medicine is largely based on plant use, the knowledge of which was passed down through generations. Much has been lost, which is why books like this are so valuable. Svetlana Konnikova began documenting the herbal wisdom of her Russian heritage when she was 12. She came from a long line of folk healers and her mother was a doctor with an interest in natural healing. Wonderful for those interested in a natural approach to health. There are numerous safe and easy-to-make remedies for the following conditions: common colds (89 recipes), allergies (61) children’s allergies (40), headaches (70), sleep (63), fatigue (19), stress (10), and asthma (51). Uses over 100 medicinal herbs, vegetables, and other plants in the form of teas, ‘nastoykas’ (infusions), tinctures, juices, compresses, and just plain good advice. In addition, Konnikova spices up the text with personal anecdotes and Russian folk tales. Softcover 312 pp $19.95 For Amish medicinal uses of herbs, see PLAIN & HAPPY LIVING (L182) in the Classics, Collections and Memoirs section on page 89.



The Reader's Digest Book on Growing, Health & Beauty, Cooking and Crafts Herbs are much more than a little potted plant on your windowsill. There are literally thousands of plants growing beside highways, bushy shrubs in mountain areas and tall trees in lush tropical rain forests. This book combines traditional knowledge and herbal wisdom with up-to-date advice from gardening experts, herbalists, natural therapists, cleaning specialists, craft experts and cooks to show you how to grow herbs successfully and make the best use of them in your daily life. It contains an A-Z directory on more than 100 herbs with information on gardening, herbal medicine and cooking. You can easily simplify your life and improve your home with the information gathered here. Get rid of chemicals and make your own powerful stain remover by putting a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil on a moist cloth and dab onto a laundry stain before washing. This and other helpful information in this book will move you towards better and healthier living. Softcover 400 pp $19.95


An Illustrated Encyclopedia By Matthew Biggs, Jekka McVicar and Bob Flowerdew Your new go-to guide! This beautiful book, with more than 1,800 color photos and illustrations, has an easy to use A-Z directory with growing, harvesting, and preserving tips for gardeners and cooks to enjoy the bounty of their garden. For each vegetable, herb or fruit there is a wealth of information on varieties, hardiness, cultivation, pests, and diseases, companion planting, medicinal and culinary uses and also warnings on poisonous plants. Also has container growing, pruning, and tons of recipes for you to try. Definitely a book to keep as an outstanding resource for any gardener. Softcover 640 pp $29.95


Visit pages 52-57 for a large selection of culinary and medicinal herbs!

L897. THE VEGETABLE GARDENER’S BIBLE By Edward C. Smith Edward Smith and his wife, Sylvia, have tended their richly fertile garden in northern Vermont for over three decades, with over 1500 square feet of berries, flowers, herbs and nearly 100 varieties of vegetables. Follow his comprehensive and exciting new system of gardening, which he refers to as the W-O-R-D, to remind us of the wide rows, organic methods, raised beds and deeply dug soil that will result in bountiful harvests. Ed offers many tips, insights and suggestions. You will discover these along with the trellises, companion planting, and basic crop rotation that all lead to his remarkable harvests. This book contains photos following Ed from the first day of soil preparation to putting the garden to bed and numerous charts, tables and garden plans to help you plan and plant your own vegetable garden. Softcover

310 pp


pub at $19.95




The Breakthrough Method for Growing Vegetables Anywhere, Earlier and with No Weeding! By Joel Karsten I love this book! It gives anyone who wants to garden the opportunity to do so; reguardless of toxic soils, concrete backyards or lack of space. You can set the bales up anywhere and because they generate heat as the straw decomposes, it gives you a head start in planting and will yeild ripe tomatoes weeks before the other gardens in town. Joel shows you how to condition the bales, set up a drip irrigation, and then plant anything that you would in a regular garden. You use very little soil to start the seeds or seedlings and the plant will grow right into the fertilized bale. Potatoes grown this way are planted 8-12” down in the bale, and when it's time to harvest, just knock the bale over and you have perfectly clean potatoes ready. You can arrange the bales in different ways or even stack them for a multi-level or raised bed that is even easy for someone in a wheelchair to garden. Your garden will harvest sooner and the bales decompose through the winter into a great soil for you to use next year. Straw bales are not full of seeds, so you are virtually weed-free in your garden. Softcover 144 pp $19.95 PINETREE GARDEN SEEDS & ACCESSORIES • WWW.SUPERSEEDS.COM



The Flavor, Nutrition and Craft of Live-Culture Foods By Sandor Ellix Katz Rediscover the “food as nutrition movement”: get introduced to the world of fermented and live culture cuisine. Some we are already aware of; bread, beer, cheese, yogurt and sauerkraut. In this book, he takes it further and explains the health benefits of fermented foods, the cultural theory, homogenization and manipulations, vegetable, bean and dairy ferments, breads, grains, wines, beers, and vinegars. Thoughts on the cultural reincarnation of fermentation in the cycles of life, soil fertility, and social change are also included. Wild Fermentation is the only comprehensive recipe book of fermented and live-culture cuisine ever published. It explores the history and politics of human nutrition and provides you with incredible healthy recipes that are delicious and easy to make. Softcover 188 pp $24.95



By Barbara Damrosch An informative and comprehensive guide to gardening. Great for beginners and for experienced gardeners looking for more eco-friendly options. Newly revised, Damrosch has been learning about new varieties, tools, techniques and resources to become 100% organic! This is no small revision, it took Damrosch seven years to complete and expand the book by 132 pages. In the first chapters, she covers general gardening— plant structure, soil, other plant needs, growing from seed, planting, mulching, insects and diseases, landscape planning, and more. Chapters cover specific plant categories—annuals, perennials, vegetables, herbs, fruits, bulbs, roses, lawns, ground covers, vines, shrubs, trees, wildflowers, and houseplants. Every page is written in the conversational manner of someone with personal experience on the subject. Also contains over 500 illustrations and an excellent resource guide in the back. Softcover 820 pp $18.95

By Lee Reich The phrase “weedless gardening” seems like an oxymoron, but Lee Reich claims it’s possible. Reich, who has worked in soil and plant research for the USDA and Cornell University, spent 20 years refining his system of gardening from the top down. The major components of this system are: 1. Minimize soil disruption, 2. Protect the soil surface, 3. Avoid soil compaction, and 4. Use drip irrigation. Reich does not till soil in the spring; he says that exposes hidden weed seeds to light and oxygen, enabling them to sprout. Instead, he simply cuts down or mows weeds or grass. Then he lays down 4 layers of newspaper, covers it with mulch 1-3” deep and plants seeds or seedlings in this mulch, without making holes in the paper. He explains all the details on his methods with a section on individual vegetables. Claims his 2000 sq. ft. garden needs 5 minutes of weeding per week! Softcover 200 pp $10.95


A complete guide to growing fruits and nuts in the home garden. By Lewis Hill and Leonard Perry Growing your own berries and picking the perfect fruit is always a great experience. You know what has gone into it and the taste cannot be beat. This is a complete resource for everything you need to know about choosing hardy varieties, how much room your tree or bramble patch will need, pruning, creating edible landscapes, using organic methods, preventing disease and pests, and the harvesting and seasonal care of your crops. Softcover 320 pp $24.95


A Defensive approach to planning & landscaping By Charles W.G. Smith Provides solutions for preventing damage or for emergency and long term situations. A simple start is to read your land, plan where the best and most protected areas are and determine how you can create your own protections. All of us have had setbacks with summer storms, hail, ice, damaging winds, flooding, drought, or even fire. In this book we learn about 100 weather-tough plants for all hardiness zones and how to plant a garden that is beautiful but tough enough to endure almost anything nature delivers. Also includes detailed advice on what to do when a weather disaster strikes your garden. A great book for your collection to develop a healthier and more protected and stable garden or landscape. ON SALE Softcover 412 pp pub at $19.95 $4.95


Landscaping Five Principles For Cultivating a Sense Of Place. By Claire E. Sawyers While most designs have been copied from other countries over the years Americans are now cultivating a unique new garden and landscape style. Claire shows us how to do this with five simple principles: 1. capture the sense of a place 2. derive beauty from function 3. use humble or indigenous materials, give a sense of comfort, 4. marry the inside to the outside, bluring the lines between the built and the natural, and 5. involve the visitor in the garden both mentally and physically. With beautiful photos, by using local materials, plants, history, places, and people to inspire our landscapes this becomes a guide for creating a garden that both looks and feels right. An inspiring book to reimagine your garden space. ON SALE Hardcover 285 pp pub at $34.95 $7.95

L671. SHADY RETREATS By Barbara W. Ellis Create outdoor retreats or a garden refuge with ideas from a small berm for instant privacy to a more traditional arbor and lattice sitting area. This will help you plan twenty colorful, interesting and relaxing spots for any size area to fit your landscape. With simple and unique designs and plenty of information on your favorite shade loving perennials, annuals, biennials, shrubs, small trees and vines.




Growing Food & Flowers in Your Greenhouse or Sunspace By Shane Smith Illustrated By Marjorie C. Leggit A highly regarded resource guide for gardeners and now completely revised and updated with an expanded section on natural pest and disease control. It details greenhouse construction, heating options, interior design and even adding solar heat to any greenhouse with the latest gadgets, glazing, venting, misting and watering devices with important information you should know before you buy or build a greenhouse. A special section profiles 300 plants with tips for producing year-round blooms and food crop harvests. Enjoy a fresh harvest anytime! Softcover 498 pp $24.95



Softcover 182 pp pub. at $19.95

Greenhouse Gardening



Revised Edition: Soilless Gardening – The Beginner’s Guide to Growing Vegetables, Houseplants, Flowers and Herbs without soil. By Richard E. Nicholls Hydroponics is the method of gardening without soil. It has developed immensely over the last 50 years and proven reliable and effective although still an unfamiliar practice to many gardeners. Richard introduces you to several methods, allowing you to grow more plants in a limited amount of space. Food crops mature more rapidly and produce greater yields, and you conserve water and fertilizer. It also gives greater control over plants with more uniform results. Understand the methods, find out about buying kits, nutrition and plant care, what to grow and preventing and treating problems. Has simple line drawings throughout the book with clear and interesting information. Softcover 127 pp $10.95 Also check out L249 Microgreens book on page 95.

Small Space? Visit our website for a 4-Tier Mini Greenhouse (DH132) at:

Container and Small Space Gardening L233. BALCONY & CONTAINER PLANTS FROM A TO Z

By Mel Bartholomew One of the most popular garden books of all time, this new edition came out 24 years after its initial publication. It shows great ways to start small space gardening or to refine your current methods. Asks you to ‘think inside the box’ and create very compact 4 x 4 foot raised beds to eliminate 80% of your garden area and chores. It also helps you to rethink planning a garden and how often to plant your crops. Bartholomew has preached his gospel to city, country, and third world dwellers to show how easy and effective it can be to produce significant amounts of food at low cost. This new edition has streamlined methods that are easier to implement and is better illustrated. An invaluable book that will leave a lasting impact on your garden! Softcover 272 pp $24.95


L248. SPROUT GARDEN: INDOOR GROWER’S GUIDE TO GOURMET SPROUTS By Mark M. Braunstein Sprouts aren’t just for making shakes or adding to your sandwiches anymore! They offer quite a variety of color and nutrients to any dish you prepare, as well as adding great flavor. In just two to seven days, anyone anywhere can easily raise and enjoy them year round. Plenty of information in this book with the basic starting methods, different styles of sprouting, different types of sprouts- seeds, grains and beans- and some vegetarian recipes to experience; like sprout salad dressings, sprouted bread, sunflower cheese or your own hummus. Softcover 144 pp $12.95

By Joachim Mayer This is a practical, quick-reference guide with more than 200 color illustrations to help you choose plants for your balcony and patio. Perfect to bring to your local nursery to help select items ideal for your particular growing conditions. Details on plants characteristics, plant groups and planting tips for sunny and shady areas. Sections cover balcony, container, potted plants, woody plants, fruits, vegetables, herbs, and tasty plants. Each of these has information on family, origin, description, location, sowing, care, design, cultivars and tips. A handy guide for every gardener or landscaper to use. Softcover with Clear Vinyl Cover 256 pp pub. at $13.99 ON SALE $3.95

By Eric Franks & Jasmine Richardson This style of gardening has become very popular and demand has increased exponentially. Authors Eric and Jasmine were first introduced to microgreens while staying at Eliot Coleman’s Four Season Farm in Harborside, Maine. After they left, they traveled to coastal California to start their own farm. They started with a small place on the side of a mountain, successfully growing tasty microgreens for local restaurants. In this book they share with you how to plant, grow, and harvest the most nutrient dense greens available. They can be easily grown in pots or trays on your porch, patio, or windowsill and enjoyed with the included recipes from some of California’s Big Sur Chefs. Be sure to check out our microgreens selection on page 59. Softcover 192 pp $24.99

Brooklyn Botanic Garden Handbooks Each book is 88-95 pages long and handles its subject concisely but surprisingly thoroughly. Line drawings and color photos illustrate. ORIG. PRICE $6.95-$7.95 ON SALE: $1.95


EB60 Gardener’s World of Bulbs Information on selecting and growing bulbs with excellent color photographs. Also has articles on cyclamen and indoor bulbs.


How to grow your own food 365 days a year no matter where you live. By Niki Jabbour Niki is a garden writer and host of The Weekend Gardener - a call in radio show. The first frost no longer has to be the end of your growing season. Niki gardens in Nova Scotia, where short summers and low levels of winter sunlight create the ultimate challenge, but her simple techniques will have you harvesting throughout the year, no matter where you live. You can master the art of succession planting and make inexpensive structures to protect your vegetables through the colder months. Yes, you can have fresh salads in February! An invaluable guide for those looking to extend their season. Softcover 256 pp $19.95

L919. THE NEW ORGANIC GROWER’S FOUR SEASON HARVEST By Eliot Coleman When Eliot Coleman claimed he harvests 18-20 fresh vegetables in midJanuary in Maine, (which reaches -20 F.), it seemed pretty unbelievable. Take a closer look and you’ll discover he opened up a whole new venture in gardening. He says four season harvest, not growing, a system that depends on constantly clearing out spent crops, and replanting with crops appropriate to the coming season so that one always has a fresh crop to harvest. Extending the harvest season is based on the use of cold frames, plastic tunnels, root cellars, and hardy vegetables. Familiar and unfamiliar vegetables are cited here such as: arugula, claytonia, kale, leek, mache, sorrel, spinach and tatsoi all suitable for cold frame crops from September to May in zone 5. Coleman does not use a greenhouse or any fancy heating systems. His aim is for utmost simplicity in achieving his goal of fresh, flavorful vegetables year-round. The ultimate season extender from an expert in the field! Softcover 236 pp $24.95

Protect your early and late crops with Agro-Fabric Row Covers (H520, H521, H522) on page 109.

EB63 Garden Photography Improve your gardening photography techniques. Learn about equipment, shadows, light and composition.

A pre-assembled Fleece Grow Tunnel (H548) is also available. See page 110.

EB65 The Natural Lawn & Alternatives Good information on growing lawns without chemicals. Buffalo grass, moss, and sedge lawns are explored as well as ground covers.





Season Extending

Self-Sufficiency L741. TROWEL & ERROR


Over 700 shortcuts, tips & remedies for the gardener. By Sharon Lovejoy Sharon is a best selling, award-winning author who will captivate you with her folksy approach and scientific knowledge, and her love of gardening. Shows you how to combat pests naturally, the easiest way to erradicate weeds, and how to start seeds as well as many other tips you might need in your garden. The charming illustrations and homespun remedies will have you looking through it again and again. Some might surprise you with their simplicity, but they do work! You will find easy and resourceful tips for many of your garden needs. One simple idea, use complete NPK – nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium fertilizer to de-ice anything that is near landscaping instead of salt. The potassium melts the ice and the phosphorus will provide a slip-proof surface without injuring roots or killing plants. Softcover 206 pp $13.95

Storey Country Wisdom Bulletins


373 Tips, crafts, home improvements, recipes and homemade crafts. Excerpted from Storey Publishing’s Country Wisdom Library. A little book with a lot of answers! This is crammed full of country wisdom for everyone to enjoy. It has an easy format divided into four seasons that gives you 373 ways to live a more self sufficient life year round. It’s always nice to make homemade gifts for Christmas, but this goes further with home improvements for each season, recipes, gardening advice, caring for pets and farm animals, creating your own health and beauty remedies, and preserving food. It also includes all major holidays, daily temperatures, equinoxes, solstices and moon phases through 2020. So, learn to build a rock wall, make your own Halloween decorations or even fix that sticking door. Softcover 320 pp $12.95


332 Vegetables, herbs, flowers, fruits, trees and shrubs. By Robert Gough and Cheyl Moore-Gough Learn how to collect, save ,and cultivate your seeds; it’s easy and fun. This will thoroughly explain every step in the seeds-saving process. Descriptions of seed biology, tips on how to select plants for the best seeds, advice on harvesting and cleaning, proper seed storage and care, and propagating and caring for new seedlings are all presented with clear easy to follow instructions. Chapters are dedicated to individual plants and contain species-specific directions and detailed information. Gardeners of any level will find this a resourceful guide for their favorite plants. Softcover 320 pp $24.95



EB1. Recipes For Gourmet Vegetables Includes Jerusalem Artichokes, Arugula, Chayotes, Cilantro, Daikon, Ginger, Jicama, Radicchio, Water Chestnuts, and more.

EB2. Cooking With Potatoes Discusses varieties, and provides 30 tempting recipes to make the most of those spuds.

EB3. Growing And Using Violets Examines varieties, growing techniques, and the medicinal uses of violets.

EB4. An Herbalist’s Guide To Growing And Using St. John’s Wort Everything about this herbal anti-depressant that also has a variety of other uses.

EB5. An Herbalist’s Guide To Growing And Using Goldenseal Great detail on growing and harvesting this herb and its medicinal uses.

L755. STOREY’S GUIDE TO GROWING ORGANIC VEGETABLES & HERBS FOR MARKET Site & Crop Selection Planting, Care & Harvesting Business Basics By Keith Stewart Keith is a certified organic farmer and author who uses his experience to cover everything you need to know to successfully grow and market organic vegetables and herbs, considerations for good land, equipment, crop mix, growing techniques, irrigation, soil fertility, pests, greenhouses, harvesting, storage, labor, debt, customer management, sales, accounting, most profitable crops and much more. With this guide, Keith's practical advice and detailed instruction will help you through every part of professional farming, from mapping your fields to designing a farmer's market stand. A handy resource book that will help with all your farming needs. Softcover 560 pp $24.95

These 32 Page Bulletins Focus On Specific Topics In Substantial Detail.


Seed Saving Start Simple. Try saving bush or pole beans Choose heirloom or open pollinated varieties

EB6. Herbal Treatments For Healthy Feet Deals with arthritis, athlete’s foot, calluses, itching, and of course odor.

EB7. Creating A Bird Watcher’s Journal Details birding, identification, journaling, and drawing birds.

EB8. Hand Feeding Chickadees Everything you want to know about getting close to Maine’s official state bird.

EB10. Easy-Care Water Garden Plants Create attractive water garden plantings with a minimum of fuss and maintenance.

EB12. Ginkgo Biloba

• Leave a few beans on the plants after your harvest.

Ginkgo’s remarkable medicinal value for memory improvement, treating allergies, depression, poor circulation and more.

• Let the pods turn from yellow to

EB13. Picture Framing

brown. Dry and cure the pods by placing in a dry, warm area for a couple of weeks.

Show off garden photos and paintings with handmade picture frames. Offers easy directions for making frames.

• You can also pull plants around 6 weeks after eating quality, hang upside down until the pods are dry.

EB14. Boarding Your Dog

• Shell the beans. Store the seeds in a dark, dry, cool area using envelopes, paper bags, or glass jars. They should keep for 3+ years.

EB15. Housebound Dogs

See Saving Seeds (left) for more indepth information and techniques

EB16. Growing Miniature Roses


Expert advice on making your dog’s kennel visit happy, comfortable, and safe. Tips for keeping your housebound dog happy and healthy, as well as protecting your home. Covers the history, care, feeding, propagation, pests & diseases, container and indoor culture of miniature “Fairy” roses.

soapmaking AND body care Soapmaking

Soap Making, Natural Body and Home Care Supplies We have all your soapmaking needs right here! A full line of soapmaking supplies at incredibly competitive prices. A natural extension of our soap making endeavors was to bring the fresh scents of the garden to homemade cleaning supplies, pest repellents, skin, bath and hair care products and perfumes. A number of recipes and tips as well as an ingredient list are included with each purchase. We enjoy working with the natural, pure materials and feel confident using the finished product. Full soap making kits are available on pages 125-126.

Glycerin Melt & Pour Soap Bases

Each 2 lb. soap base bar makes approximately 8-12 average size bars. The glycerin ingredients are all vegetable-based and all meet vegan guidelines with the exception of the honey and milk glycerins, which contain real honey and milk. These soap bases contain no artificial colors or fragrances, no ethyl or methyl alcohol, and no hidden formulation. Simply melt the glycerin in a double boiler or microwave (do not over heat or it will sweat) add fragrance and color and pour into molds.

DETERGENT FREE – LOW SWEAT BASES: The following soapbases are detergent-free and are low-sweat so you do not need to wrap them to prevent sweating in your soaps. Also, like traditional cold processed soaps, unwrapped soaps will cure and shrink a bit overtime. The base is softer upon unmolding and then hardens while it cures. Hard enough to use in our soap molds and make a beautiful finished product.

THREE BUTTER Opaque white bar that combines Shea, Cocoa, and Mango butters into one. Moisturizes, improves skin elasticity, soothes and protects skin against weather and aging. Helps condition and provides a soft, silky feel to the lather in your soap. SM3A one bar for $9.95 SM3B two bars for $16.95 SM3C four bars for $32.95

ALOE & OLIVE OIL A lightly tinted green bar that contains real aloe vera and pure olive oil. Moisturizes and softens skin, making it feel smooth. Excellent for sensitive skin. SM4A one bar for $9.95 SM4B two bars for $16.95 SM4C four bars for $32.95

HONEY Clear tinted amber bar that contains real honey; known for soothing and softening, healing burns, sores, and skin irritations. It has natural germ-killing antioxidants and anti-microbial benefits that help prevent infection. SM6A one bar for $9.95 SM6B two bars for $16.95 SM6C four bars for $32.95

GOAT MILK Ivory white bar, containing real goat’s milk, which hydrates, moisturizes and nourishes skin. This gentle base makes an extra special homemade product. SM9A one bar for $9.95 SM9B two bars for $16.95 SM9C four bars for $32.95

COCONUT MILK Opaque white bar that contains coconut milk for an excellent moisturizer. Helps boost lather for cleaning with no harsh detergents.


SM70A one bar for $9.95 SM70B two bars for $16.95 SM70C four bars for $32.95

BABY BUTTERMILK Opaque white bar containing buttermilk, oatmeal, calendula, and honey that moisturizes and sooths delicate skin, and pampers dry skin.

A slightly amber tinted clear bar that is easy to unmold and holds fragrance well.

Light tan bar that contains real oatmeal to help moisturize, and soothe irritated skin, relieve itching, gently exfoliates and scrubs away dirt. This is a low-sweat bar that is easy to unmold. SM5A one bar for $10.95 SM5B two bars for $18.95 SM5C four bars for $36.95



SM71A one bar for $9.95 SM71B two bars for $16.95 SM71C four bars for $32.95



Ultra-clear bar, still a favorite because of the richly colored soaps it produces. Herbs or embedded items show up best in this glycerin. SM10A one bar for $10.95 SM10B two bars for $18.95 SM10C four bars for $36.95




SM72A one bar for $9.95 SM72B two bars for $16.95 SM72C four bars for $32.95

Naturally cloudy with no added pigments. Has a creamy lather that is ideal for shave and shampoo needs. This can be used as a bar soap or shredded and melted in water to make a liquid base. Can also be used in the foaming or airless pump bottles depending on how much water you add, or a whipped soap for shaving cream.

SM73A one bar for $10.95 SM73B two bars for $18.95 SM73C four bars for $36.95 See our website for specific soap base ingredients at:

L377. SOAPMAKING THE NATURAL WAY By Rebecca Ittner A great book with 45 melt-and-pour glycerin soap recipes using herbs, flowers, and essential oils. With just a few materials from your kitchen and basic soap bases, you can create fun and easy projects. In a couple of hours you will have wonderful soaps that look, smell, and feel great. Natural additives give color and texture and infuse melt-and-pour soaps with the ability to exfoliate, soothe and moisturize. Has beautiful photos and ends with some special finishes to present your soaps either for yourself or to give as gifts. Softcover 128 pp $14.95


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Soap Molds $1.95 EACH

The soap easily pops out of these plastic molds after about an hour of hardening time. They will remove easily if the soap is completely cooled in the mold. Most molds will make 8 four oz. bars from one 2 lb. block of glycerin. Great to use in your own bathroom, or a special gift for family and friends.



2 oval and 2 elongated octagons with a raised rose on top. Oval makes a 2.2 oz. bar (3¼” x 2½” x ¾”) and octagon makes a 3.2 oz. bar (2¾” x 3¾” x ¾”).

Four forms: rectangle (3½” x 2½” x 1”), hexagon (2¾” x 2½” x 1”), round (2¾” x 1”) and short rectangle (3” x 2½” x 1”) and makes 2.6 oz. – 4.4 oz. bars.



Four round forms with a different raised snowflake on top. Each of these makes 2½” oz. bars (2¾” x ¾ ”).

Has an acorn shape (3” x 2¾” x ¾”) two leaf shapes (3” x 2” x ¾”) and a sunflower shape (3” x ¾”), making 2 oz. to 3 oz. bars.



Four rectangle 4 oz. (3¾” x 2½” x 1”) bars. All four have a raised, beveled edge with two of them plain, one with raised letters “natural” and the other with raised letters “handmade”.

SM16. OVAL/CIRCLE MOLD 2 oval forms that make a 4 oz. bar (3 5/8” x 2½” x 1½”) and 2 circle forms that make a 2 oz. bar (2 5/8” x 1”).

SM19. FLOWER/LEAF MOLD Five forms: one rectangle (3” x 2 3/8” x 1 1/8”), two square (2” x 2” x 1”), and two round (2” x 1”). Four have the raised flower and the rectangle has a raised leaf on top. Makes 2.6 oz. – 4 oz. bars.

Three deep rectangles with a raised edge on the top (3½” x 2½” x 1¼”), each makes a 4½ oz. bar. One bar has the word “uplift” and one “invigorate” in raised letters and one with a raised design of small lemons and leaves.

SM25. SEA SHELL MOLD 2 hexagon forms that make 3½ oz bars (2¾” x 1½”) with a raised scallop shell on top and two rectangle 4oz. bars (3½” x 2½” x 1½”) with a raised conch shell on top.

SM30. PAW PRINT MOLD 6 small round forms that make a 2 oz. bar each. These are 2 ½” x 7/8” each. Will go well with our oatmeal soapbase for a gentle pet bar.

Soap Nugget Dyes


SM40. SEED ENVELOPE MOLD $9.95 4 forms that make a 4 oz. bar each. There are: corn, peas, pumpkin, and beets seed envelopes. Each bar is 3.5” x 2.25” x .75”. Perfect soaps for all your gardening friends.



This single mold is scored to make 12 beveled, rectangle 5.3 oz. bars using 2 (2 lb.) soap base blocks of glycerin. Each bar is 5.3 oz. (3½” x 2¼” x 1¼”). It’s a quick and easy way to make a lot of bars at once. You just cut the bars after you have popped them out of the mold. Bash and Chop (H733) on page 115 is the ideal soap cutter to cut into bars.

SM32. GOOD BUGS MOLD Four forms: a square with a ladybug (2¼” x 2¼” x 1”), a butterfly (2¼” x 2½” x 1”), a bee on a circle (2¾” x 1”) and a dragonfly on a rectangle (3¾” x 2½” x 1”). A great soap to make for kids or all your gardening friends.

SM33. BABY FEET MOLD 6 small round forms that make 1.5 oz. bars. Each are 2” x 5/8”. Use this for making those special gentle bars for the little ones.

Herbs For texture

$3.95 each These color nuggets are easy to use and made of natural pigments suspended in a melt & pour base. Just cut a tiny piece off from the cube and add it to the melting glycerin. One package has six cubes and one cube can color 5-10 pounds of melt and pour glycerin soap. Vary amounts or blend your colors for different shades. The white colored glycerin base makes a pastel-colored soap and the clear glycerin base makes a more vibrant colored soap. We used 1/4 cube for 3 oz. of glycerin to make our very vivid bars.

Specialty Soap Molds Ultra durable, high quality molds for the serious crafter. Makes a highly detailed soap.

$1.95 EACH Sm60. CALENDULA FLOWERS – 1 oz. Stained Glass Colors: Top: colors using clear glycerin Bottom: Colors using opaque white glycerin From left to right: SM119. Lemon Yellow SM116. Ocean Blue SM118. Forest Green SM115. Citrus Orange SM117. Violet Purple SM114. Santa Red


Soothing to sensitive, dry skin, gives an ochre or yellow color.

SM64. LAVENDER FLOWERS – 1 oz. Relaxing, soothing qualities, gives a light green tint. SM80. ROSE PETALS – 1 oz. Softening and toning for dry, sensitive skin.

Essential & Fragrant Oils

Our favorite herbal additions for those who prefer the natural colors and herbal benefits derived by mixing herbs with glycerin. Combine with the appropriate scent for a refreshing, aromatic, and mildly exfoliating soap. When adding these to your soap, remove the melted glycerin from the heat and slowly stir the herbs or powders in. This will prevent herbs from clumping or settling onto the bottom of finished soaps. You can also add a few drops of any carrier oil to a powder to make a paste and then stir the paste into your melted glycerin, or add a tablespoon of powder to a cup of carrier oil and let steep, then use the tinted oil in your recipes. Some powders, like Spirolina or Alkanet, are affected by the acid/alkaline properties in your soaps so one powder could give you a variety of hues.

1/8 OZ. BOTTLES: $4.95 EACH

$1.95 EACH

SM51. ROSE HIP POWDER 1/2 oz. Helps heal and regenerate skin, gives a peach or burgundy red color.

SM52. LEMON POWDER 1/2 oz. Cleans oily skin, a light exfoliating powder that gives a yellow color.

SM53. PUMPKIN POWDER 1/2 oz. Nourishes skin, diminish wrinkles and give a natural gold to orange color.

SM55. SPIRULINA POWDER – 1/2 oz. An anti-inflammatory that helps nourish skin and gives a mossy-green color.

SM57. ROSE PINK KAOLIN CLAY – 1/2 oz. Detoxifies skin and gently exfoliates, and gives a soft pink color.

SM58. ROSEMARY POWDER – 1/2 oz. An antioxidant, fights signs of aging, and gives a medium, earthy green color.



Gives pink, blue, purple or burgundy color depending on the alkalinity of the soap. Ruby red in lip balms.

See page 113 for a Cast Iron Soap Dish (H170) to hang outdoors by the water faucet.

Our essential oils are 100% pure and are derived directly from the actual plants flower, leaf, root or stem by steam distillation. The fragrant oils are created synthetically by various chemicals to simulate the true scent of that flower, fruit or plant. They vary, where one might have two ingredients (one pure and one synthetic) others may have several synthetics. We have no specific ingredients list since the manufacturer under the FDA “trade secret” law does not have to disclose the ingredients used in making their fragrances. Because some essential oils are extremely expensive we offer the fragrant oils to give you more variety at a more affordable choice.


ESSENTIAL OILS SM402. Basil SM404. Bergamot SM406. Cedarwood SM407. Chamomile SM408. Cinnamon SM410. Citronella SM412. Clove SM414. Eucalyptus SM416. Fir SM418. Ginger SM420. Grapefruit

SM422. Lavender SM424. Lemon SM426. Lemongrass SM428. Lime SM430. Orange SM432. Patchouli SM434. Peppermint SM438. Rosemary SM440. Spearmint SM444. Tea Tree SM446. Ylang Ylang



It is best not to get most oils directly on the skin, so we suggest using a pipet to dispense them.

WE OFFER THESE TEN MOST POPULAR SCENTS IN A 1/2 OZ. SIZE FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE $10.95 EACH, INCLUDES DROPPER TOP. SM414A. Eucalyptus SM430A. Orange SM432A. Patchouli SM422A. Lavender SM444A. Tea Tree SM424A. Lemon SM434A. Peppermint

SM494A. Rose SM520A. Cedarwood, Sage & Petigrain SM522A. Frankincense & Myrrh

SM450. Almond SM451. Amber SM452. Apple SM453. Baby Powder SM460. Citrus Splash SM462. Christmas Tree SM464. Coconut SM466. Coffee Beans SM467. Cranberry Fig SM468. Cucumber Melon SM470. First Rain SM472. Freesia SM474. Fresh Linen

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Herbs For Natural Colors

SM475. Fresh Bamboo SM476. Gardenia SM478. Honeysuckle SM480. Jasmine SM482. Lilac SM484. Lily of the Valley SM490. Pearberry SM494. Rose SM496. Sandalwood SM500. Vanilla SM501. Vetyver SM502. Violet


1/8 OZ. BOTTLES: $4.95 EACH These are pure essential oils, or essential and fragrant oil blends that are usually very expensive or hard to find. SM520. Cedarwood, Sage and Coriander SM522. Frankincense and Myrrh SM524. Chamomile, Neroli & Petigrain SM526. Valentia Blend (Lime, Tangerine, Orange and Thyme) SM528. Sweet Bay and Rose Blend (Rose, Basil, Eucalyptus and Bay) SM529. Spice Blend (Valentia Orange, Cinnamon and Clove)


A Complete Guide to the Healing Art By Kathi Keville and Mindy Green An interesting history and theory of aromatherapy, from ancient uses to modern day perfumes. Has over 100 formulas for first aid treatments to skin and hair care, with an updated herbal listing and resources for making your own formulas, instructions for extracting and blending essential oils, and new sections on Ayurvedic aromatherapy, environmental sustainability and massage therapy techniques. Kathi is an internationally known herbalist, aroma therapist and massage therapist with more than 40 years of experience and is the director of the American Herb Association and author of twelve books. Mindy is an aromatherapist, herbalist, esthetician, educator and writer who has worked in the natural products industry for more than thirty-five years and is the clinical aroma therapist for the Aveda Corporation. Together they give you a complete resource for creating your own skin care products to balance body, mind and spirit. Softcover 246 pp $19.99



Natural Body, Bath, Hair & Home Care Most ingredients for the products in our books on body, bath, and home care can be found in the garden, kitchen, or grocery store. We aim to offer additional ingredients that might be more difficult to obtain. When adding any of these ingredients to your soaps or lotions you can make wonderful, personal items for yourself or as gifts. Info and recipes included with order! These are cosmetic grade ingredients that are safe for you to use in all your soapmaking, lip balm and lotion products but are not food grade and are not for internal use.

SM130. LIQUID GLYCERIN -Unscented — 16 oz.


This product is easy to use, has a good lather, and is very thick so a little goes a long way. It is wonderful for making bubble bath, shampoo, body wash, and hand soap. Add distilled (very hot) water and any fragrance or color of your choice. You can also use the foaming bottle-SM187 with this liquid soap (add 3 Tbsp. liquid glycerin and 8 oz. of hot water to the foaming bottle).

SM131. CASTILE MELT & POUR SOAP BASE $8.95 UNSCENTED – 16 oz. This is a melt and pour soap base with 20% Kosher grade A extra virgin olive oil. This gives you an old time soap that is gentle, moisturizes the skin and has a great lather. It is just as easy to use as the other melt-and-pour bases to make your own bars with the molds we carry and can have any of the essential oils, colors or other ingredients added to it.

SM132. CASTILE LIQUID SOAP unscented – 16 oz. $12.95 This is a great natural soap made in Vermont free of artificial colors, fragrances, preservatives, animal byproducts, or animal testing. It is made from certified organic coconut, olive and jojoba oils, aloe vera, vegetable glycerin, guar gum, and rosemary extract as a preservative. The name castile comes from La Castilia - a region in central Spain historically significant in the history of soap making. This soap can be used for hand and body washes, shampoo, and general purpose cleaning. A good soap for your favorite essential oils.


5.5 oz. bar $2.95 A multi-purpose bar that has been used over 100 years for the treatment and prevention of poison ivy, sumac and oak rash. If you have been exposed, shower immediately with Fels Naptha to remove the itchy resins from your skin. This will greatly reduce or prevent any skin reaction to the poison ivy and will also help dry up any rash. If you launder your clothes with some shaved or grated Fels Naptha Soap it will remove the resin from them as well. It’s a great stain remover for clothing, or a bathroom cleaner and can be used for an aphid or insect control in your garden.


Laundry Soap Powder – 2 cups Fels Naptha Soap, finely grated, 1 cup Washing Soda, 1 cup Borax, mix and store in an airtight container. To use, add 2 tablespoons per full load of laundry. Liquid Laundry Soap - Dissolve 3 bars of grated Fels Naptha soap into 3 quarts of water over medium heat, then bring to a simmer and add 2 more quarts of water and 2 cups of washing soda and 2 cups of borax, stir well to mix. Remove from heat and add 13 mote quarts of water. Stir and put into containers. As it cools it will thicken, may be used immediately. Makes 4 1/2 gallons. Use 1/2 cup per average sized load. Aphid Spray – Grate three tablespoons of Fels Naptha Saop and dissolve into one gallon of hot water. Mix well and let cool. Spray as needed.


Lotion bases to get you started on any project!


16 oz. $5.95 A ready to use, unscented base that has sunflower oil and allantoin that helps moisturize and heal damaged skin. It is also a skin softener and anti-irritant. If you want to add any essential oils, color, or other ingredients to this just warm the base on low heat or until it becomes liquid, then stir in your other ingredients.

SM136. PARABEN-FREE HYDRATING BODY LOTION – 16 oz. $8.95 This is a thick, non-greasy, vegan quality lotion. Very moisturizing, and can be used directly or have an essential oil added for scent. You can add any extra oil, like jojoba, sweet almond or avocado to thin it. Gently heat the lotion to add other oils or fragrances. You can put it in the microwave for 2 minutes. Do not overheat or you may destroy the natural preservatives in the lotion – no more than 139 degrees farenheit.



These can be used straight from the jar or added to your soaps, lotions and lip balms. They are used at 3-5% for lotions and creams, 5-100% for lip products, and 3-6% for soap.

SM137. PARABEN-FREE BODY BUTTER 4 oz. $4.95 This base can make several different products. It is super thick, vegan quality, and does not contain any mineral oil or petroleum. Perfect to hydrate dry elbows, knees, hands and feet, make a foot or diaper balm, or add some pumice powder and peppermint essential oil for a refreshing pedi scrub.

SM140. LANOLIN – 4 oz.


A honey-like liquid from sheep wool, easily absorbed, soothing, and it creates a natural barrier that increases moisture in your skin. Hypo-allergenic, it inhibits bacterial growth, and when added to soaps it makes a wonderfully moisturizing bar, and a great creamy lotion.

SM144. ACAI BUTTER – 4 oz.


One of the most popular products out today, this lightly purple tinted butter contains Shea Butter and Jojoba Oil, for smooth, easy useand Acai Fruit, which allows you to add moisturizing, nutrient, and antioxidant rich attributes to your lotions, lip balms and soaps. Acai berries contain some of the highest levels of antioxidants found in nature and may aid in the reduction of fine lines and wrinkles by increasing natural collagen synthesis.



This light green butter contains Sweet Almond Oil and Horsetail Extract, which helps rebuild and regenerate damaged skin. It is also used for improving cuticles and nails.

SM148. MANGO BUTTER - 4 oz.


A great moisturizer, it gives a soft, smooth feeling to your skin. It is well known for treating damaged or dry skin, rashes and also for protecting your skin.

SM149. ALOE BUTTER – 4 oz.


Aloe leaf extract and coconut oil make an easy to use soft-solid that melts on contact. Can be used on its own to repair dry or damaged skin, or can be added to your soaps and lotions for the moisturizing and healing properties of aloe.

SM151. SHEA BUTTER – 4 oz.


Also known as Karite, this butter is a rich and creamy oil extracted from the fruit of an African tree. Makes a soap that is highly emollient and soothing for all types of skin or used directly on dry skin.

SM152. COCOA BUTTER – 8 oz.


A creamy, fatty, wax from the seeds of the cacao plant. It has a mild chocolate scent, is a great skin softener and reduces skin dryness. Makes a great lip balm and lotion and has a melting point of 100 degrees.


For lip balms, salves, lotions, creams and bath fizzies or salts.


16 oz. $12.95 A high quality, light kernel oil that spreads well and is easily absorbed by the skin. Does not clog pores and is an excellent substitute for petroleum bases oils. Ideal for making massage, skin care oils and creams.

16 oz. $8.95 A natural, filtered, cleaned, high quality wax used in as the key ingredient in many creams, lotions, soaps and lip balms. Adding beeswax to hand-milled soap recipes makes the bars softer to the touch and adds a slight honey scent. It is also used in home-cleaning products, woodwork, and candle making. The granules make this an easy to melt wax. Use 2% for lip products, and up to 5% for lotion bars.

SM156. COCONUT OIL - 16 oz.




Coconut oil is rich in emollients and preserves skin and hair by providing a protective layer that seals in natural moisturizers. Use alone or mix with other ingredients. An excellent addition for its moisturizing and lathering properties. Will remain a solid at 76 degrees or cooler.



4 oz. $2.95 Solidifies in cold temperatures but is easily melted. Soothing, protective, conditioning and moisturizing to the skin. Penetrates quickly without a greasy after touch. A common additive to shampoos for dry scalp and lotions for itching skin.

SM158. JOJOBA OIL – 2 oz.


The carrier oil of choice for natural perfumes, and wonderful for skin care products. Jojoba oil won’t plug pores because it is the most similar to the natural oil in your skin, so it works well for any product used on the face or body. It is great for shampoos and treating dry hair. It gives a soft, silky feel to skin and improves elasticity,

SM159. AVOCADO OIL – 8 oz.


Avocado is an ultra-rich oil high in vitamins, amino and fatty acids that are good for treating sensitive, or irritated skin that may require a vitamin rich oil (such as eczema, psoriasis or other skin ailments).


16 oz. $8.95 Mild oil used to protect and heal inflamed skin and moisturize dry, mature or sensitive skin. It has two forms of powerful anti-oxidants that help slow the formation of wrinkles. It can be used directly on the skin and absorbs quickly.


4 oz. $2.95 A light, anti-oxidant oil that is pale yellow to clear in color and rich in vitamins A, E and proteins. It has a stable shelf life and natural sunscreen protection. Also a penetrating and relaxing body massage oil. To soothe your skin from sun damage use this with a few drops of lavender essential oil.

8 oz. $3.95 This fine white powder is also called China Clay. It swells in water and is a good thickening ingredient for creams and facial masks and can harden bath fizzies. It is suitable for both dry and oily skin and has an astringent, cleansing action. It gives texture to soaps and helps fix the scents to last longer. It is used 50-75% in masks, 3% in soaps, 1-3% in bath fizzies and also helps as an additive in cleaning products.

SM165. ZINC OXIDE - 1 oz.


Used in cosmetics to whiten and thicken lotions, bath soaps, nail products, foot powders, baby balms and lotions. It is an anti-oxidant that soothes, protects and helps heal skin. It is able to absorb both UVA and UVB ultraviolet light, making it a physical UV block and is approved by the FDA as a sunscreen lotion. It also is used as an astringent and helps relieve itchy skin, rashes and burns. It is used 10-15% in creams, 3-5% in soaps and 2% or higher in sunscreen- depending on the strength. For an easy 8 oz. sunblock lotion: Add zinc to your lotion and stir thoroughly. For a low SPF of 2-5 – use 5% =1 tsp. of zinc oxide For a moderate SPF of 6 -11 use 10% =2 tsp. of zinc oxide For a high SPF of 12-19 use 15% = 1 Tbsp. of zinc oxide For a very high SPF of 20 – use 25% = 2 Tbsp. of zinc oxide Natural Homemade Sunscreen: 4 oz. sweet almond oil 2 oz. coconut oil (natural SPF 4) 2 oz. beeswax 2 Tbsp. zinc oxide (natural SPF 20+) 2 Tbsp. shea butter (natural SPF 4-5) Optional - can add essential oils – do not use any citrus – Combine ingredients in a double boiler or a glass container in the microwave. Gently heat until melted, then add zinc powder and stir thoroughly. Pour into containers and let cool completely. This will be thick, if you want a thinner lotion add less beeswax, and you can add more zinc for a stronger SPF.


1/2 cup $1.95 This is one of the essential ingredients in making lotions and creams, without it your lotions will separate back into their oil and water components. Use 3-5 % for lotions and 10-15% for creams.



1 oz. $2.95 Fig is high in alphahydroxy acid which helps refresh and brighten the skin. Makes a gentle scrub for your face.

SM169. PUMICE POWDER - 1 oz. $2.50 A light-weight, volcanic rock. When added to soaps, helps buff rough or callused skin. The gritty texture makes it a gentle cleaner for tough dirt. Use 0.1-3% in scrubs and 0.25-.50% in soaps.

SM170. CITRIC ACID – 1/2 cup


Citric acid is called for in many skin care product recipes. In soaps, it adds texture and is a gentle exfoliant for your skin. It is a preservative and is used with baking soda to create fizzy bath salts. Recommended levels are: 2 parts baking soda to 1 part citric acid in bath fizzies. It is also used to balance the PH value in cosmetic formulas.

SM171. STEARIC ACID – 1/2 cup


Added to your soap this will harden it and make it last longer. It may cause some clouding in clear glycerin soaps. Will thicken lotions to a creamy texture and is also is an emulsion that binds your lotions. White pastilles that will melt easily with your glycerin. Recommended use: 3% for melt and pour soaps, and 1-25% in lotions.

SM172. LIQUID BENZOIN - 1/2 oz.


Liquid Benzoin is much easier to use and goes a lot further. It has a soft, warm vanillalike scent that is mainly used as a scent fixative in soaps or lotions. Is also used to soften scar tissue-damaged skin.

L507. THE NATURALLY CLEAN HOME By Karyn Siegel-Maier When you clean your home with standard cleansers, the dirt and germs may be gone, but what’s left? Studies are beginning to attribute numerous health problems to exposure to chemical-based cleansing products. These cleaning formulas are very simple to concoct and are comprised of benign materials such as baking soda, vinegar, beeswax, glycerin, essential oils and herbs that are natural degreasers, and have antibacterial and antifungal properties. A handy chart displays cleaning properties of specific herbs. There are dish liquids, sink, floor, and appliance cleaners, pest control mixes, laundry soaps, natural stain removers. Includes 50 formulas for herbal floor wipes for electrostatic floor mops, automatic dishwasher soap, wicker wash, fly repellents, garden and houseplant care and more. Softcover 169 pp $10.95



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All-natural and cold or expeller pressed and can be used to make massage blends, or when added to beeswax and butters: face and body creams, lip balms and lotions. Most oils can be used – 25-100% in massage oils, 5-10% in soaps, 2-10 % in lip products, 25-75% in scrubs, and 2-5 % in creams.

Accessories SM300. RAMIE SOAP SACK

Containers $2.95

Drawstring top bag is great for putting your soap (or soap bits in when they get too small to use). It is made of natural sisal and cotton and measures five inches by four and a quarter inches. Exfoliates your skin.

SM301. SCRUBBER BUFF BOUCLE PAD $2.95 Natural, ramie and cotton pad has a wide elastic band on back for a comfortable fit and will leave your skin feeling soft and clean. It is 7” wide by 5” high.



Made of natural bristle and hard wood, it has bristles on the side for cleaning under nails. Each piece is 3 3/4” l. x 2” w. x 1 1/4” h.



Just the thing to finish off your own personal spa! Made of natural wood, bristles and pumice stone it’s 7” long by 1 ½” wide and 1 ½” high.


A huge array of containers for packaging your products attractively. We chose a variety of attractive tins, jars and bottles that are perfect for bath or massage oils, toners, liquid soap, lotions, and creams. All of the glass bottles are made from recycled glass, helping to conserve the environment and save energy.


TINS SM181 RECTANGLE LIP BALM TINS 1/4 oz. each 6 FOR $5.95 Slide lip tins are great for all lip balm recipes and so easy to use. They are 2” long by 1” wide and 1/3” deep and hold about 1/4 oz. They are convenient for holding any small item but will rust if water based products are stored in them. Creamy Lip Balm Recipe 1 Tablespoon of Beeswax 1 heaping Tablespoon of Acai Butter 1 Tablespoon Cocoa Butter 3 Tablespoons of Sweet Almond Oil 12 drops of Coconut Fragrant Oil. Melt everything except Fragrant oil in a double boiler on low heat or in the microwave at 20-25 second intervals. Add fragrance – optional, and pour into lip balm tins. Makes 101/2 oz. -11 1/4 oz. Slide Tins.

WHITE COLD CREAM JARS SM194. 2 oz. JARS 3 for $2.98


Beautiful two piece Beech wood tray. The inner top allows for drainage and air circulation, and the bottom captures any water so your counter stays dry. It also has four cushioned feet to prevent dish from sitting in water. 5 1/2” l. x 4 3/4” w. x 1” h.

SM195. 4 oz. JARS 3 for $3.98

See Page 115 for our set of 3 Stainless Steel Funnels (H729) to fill your bottles!


$2.95 each

100% linen bags with crocheted edge, ribbon tie and colorful printed design. 4”x 6” Each, perfect to hold a bar of soap or dried herbs.


SM237. Lavender Sprig SM238. Chicken and Flowers SM239. Summer Flowers

Each box is 2¾” by 4” by 1¼” with 1¼” x 2”oval cut out window of heavy stock paper.

SM232. KRAFT NATURAL COLORED RECTANGLE BOXES 12 for $3.95 Each box is 2½” by 3¾” by 1¼” with 1¼” x 1¾” rectangle cut out window of heavy stock paper.




with black pump top 8.5 oz. $3.95 5 ¾” high by 1 ¾” length and 4” width.


with black pump top 8.5 oz $3.95 5 ½” high by 3 ½” length and 3 ½” width.

SM217. FOUR-SIDED FROSTED BIARRITZ BOTTLE with clear pump top 9.3 oz. $3.95 6” high by 3” length and 3” width.

SM219. ROMA LIME GREEN BOTTLE with clear mister top 8.5 oz. $3.95 5 ¾ “ high by 2 ½ “ length and 2 ½ “ width.



with black metal stand 8.5 oz. $18.95 Two bottles, each 6 ¾ “ high by 8 ¼ “ length and 2 ½ “ width.


Decorate and preserve your soaps for gifts or craft fairs. Be creative with some raffia, ribbon or stickers for the best-dressed soaps out there!

sachet bags

SM215, SM216, SM221, SM217, SM219


sM187. CLEAR FOAMING PUMP BOTTLE 8.5 oz $3.95 6 ½ “ high by 3 “ length and 2” width. For best results, mix 8oz. water to 3 Tbsp. liquid soap.



with silver collar and white mist top 4 oz. $2.95 6 ½ ” high by 1 ½ ” diameter. Nice size for a quick air efresher or body mist.



6 ¼ ” high by 1 ¾ ” diameter. Great to get the last drop. Bottom moves up as it is pumped, using all of the lotion or creams inside.

Everything you need to make your gardening successful year round:

3 soil testers 3 insecticides 3 netting supports 3 gloves 3 planting mediums

3 fertilizers 3 animal deterrents 3 container plant items 3 totes 3 birding items

garden products

3 seed starting supplies 3 soil amendments 3 landscaping fabrics 3 hand tools 3 kitchen gadgets

Seed Starting Supplies H101. MINI SEEDMASTER


A precise little seeder that allows you to plant small seeds, in germination flats, or directly into the garden. It will handle most seeds up to the size of a radish seed, including all the brassicas, carrots, lettuce, and 75% of flowers. Practically eliminates the need for thinning so no seeds are wasted.


3/4” x 100’ Roll $8.95 The easiest way to sow seeds accurately! This convenient roll has a glued side with pre-printed 1/4” increments so there’s no guesswork on spacing. Not only does this make a tidy straight row, thinning isn’t necessary. Ideal for small seeds such as carrots, radishes, beets and many lettuces. Simply cut a strip to the desired length, tape ends on a flat surface to prevent coiling. peel the backing and place the seeds on the adhesive side to the desired spacing. Then place the tape, seed side up in a furrow, lightly cover with soil and water. You may prefer to do this indoors, several weeks in advance by replacing the backing after placing your seeds, labeling, and storing them until planting time. A great way to beat cabin fever!



Recycle old newspapers by making your own biodegradable starter pots for seedlings. Simply cut 3.5” strips of newspaper, wrap around the press, and press into form. Fill with soil and sow seeds directly. No glue is required. When seedlings emerge and true leaves appear the entire pot can be transplanted into the ground. Super easy! Made of hardwood maple that will last a lifetime.

JIFFY-7 PEAT PELLETS Always a popular choice for gardeners, these convenient, pre-dibbed, 1/4” thick disks are comprised of compressed peat. When soaked in water, they expand to 7 times their height so your seedlings can be planted directly into the ground or a container. The pellets are wrapped by thin, biodegradable netting that holds it firmly together so the root ball stays intact, allowing roots to grow through, preventing transplant shock and root damage. The 42 mm pellets are 1 11/16” diameter and expands to 1 11/16” in height.

H114A. 50 PELLETS H114. 100 PELLETS

$8.95 $14.95

PEAT POTS Another eco-friendly alternative to start your seedlings is using peat pots. These pre-formed pots are made from a combination of porous Canadian sphagnum moss and wood pulp allowing excellent root growth. Unlike plastic ones that fill our landfills, they are biodegradable and can be planted directly into the ground or tossed into the compost bin after planting.

H112. 100 POTS H112A. 50 POTS H112B. 100 POTS

2 1/4” Square 3” Round 3” Round

$7.95 $6.95 $12.95

Six Inch Round Cowpots (DH110B) are still available on our website.


6 3/4” x 5 1/2” x 2 3/4” $1.95 This set of six fiber packs are all connected into one strip that fits our standard seed starting trays (H117 and H117F) perfectly. Still a popular greenhouse pick for starting seeds, this biodegradable peat flat forgives over- watering, insulates the roots, and can be easily separated with no sharp edges.

COW POTS “The Pots You Plant” is the invention of the Freund brothers, dairy farmers in the northwest hills of Connecticut. The pots are made of dried, composted, pressed cow manure that fully decomposes with no waste or odor, providing nitrogen-rich fertilizer to your plant. In our trials, it promoted robust growth and a strong root system while avoiding stress on the plants. Within 3-4 weeks of being planted, they dissolved and continuously fed the plants with nutrients, attracting worms and overall better growth.

H110C. COWPOTS – 3” SQUARE POTS Pkg. of 12 $5.95


3” diameter with a 1 7/8” base and 2 7/8” high



An ideal watering device for your tender seedlings. It offers a gentle spray that doesn’t wash away tiny seeds in your cell pack trays or especially the 20-row seed flats into another row. It’s also useful for a quick watering of indoor houseplants or small container plants. The rubber bottle holds 12 ounces of water and with a gentle squeeze sprays out of a 3/4” brass roseend sprayer. An additional rose-end attachment is included for dusting purposes such as anti-fungal or insecticide powders. Overall length is 11” long.


Pkg. of 12 $7.95 4” in diameter with a 2 1/2” base and 3 3/4” high

H110A. COWPOTS – Six-Cell Flats Pkg. of 3 $5.95 6” wide by 9” length flat with 6 individual cells measuring: 2 1/2” x 2 1/2” x 3” deep



Seed Starting Trays H117. STARTING TRAY

5 for $10.95

A good quality tray with a mesh vented bottom for holding seedling flats. Proper air circulation is vital for tender seedlings. 21 1/8” x 10 1/2” x 2 1/2” in size it will also accommodate any standard insert.


(with solid bottom) 5 for $10.95 This solid bottom tray can be used with all of our inserts except our 20-row seedling flat. Our propagation dome (H117D) fits atop perfectly to make an ideal seed starting set.


H117A. 806 INSERT

5 for $5.95

8 detachable cell packs 2 1/2” deep, each with 6 cells for a total of 48 cells.

H117D. PROPAGATION DOME 5 for $13.95 This clear acrylic dome helps maintain an incubator-like atmosphere. Seeds germinate and emerge into the perfect warm, moist environment. This fits our standard seed starting tray (H117F) with solid bottom for an ideal starter kit. The dome can be reused continuously. 21 3/4” l. x 11” w. x 2 1/2” h.



Set is comprised of a solid bottom tray with a self-supporting 55cell polystyrene tray filled with 55 Flexiplugs®. The Flexiplugs® have pre-dibbed holes and are comprised of 90% organic materials in the form of composted bark and peat, held together by a non phototoxic binder that produces a sponge-like plug cell. Plugs have a high porosity capillary pores that retain water andwill not compact, providing good aeration throughout the growth cycle, key to a healthy root system. Super easy--- drop a seed into each hole, water, and keep moist like a sponge. Our Propagating Dome (H117D) fits this tray perfectly and the trays can be reused year after year by purchasing replacement plugs.


5 for $14.95

Maximize your germination and growth rate with the ideal growing system for your seedlings! No more leggy seedlings reaching for light with this carefree lighting system. Easy to operate, it has a toggle clamp on the frame making it adjustable by just the pull of the cord. Powered by a high output T5 5/8” bulb, it offers a full daylight spectrum that is over 2 times more efficient, and with the reflective fixture above it directs 20% more light than ordinary fluorescents. The sturdy frame is simple and quick to assemble and comes with a 6’ grounded cord with an on/off switch.

H116. 2 FT. JUMPSTART GROW LIGHT SYSTEM $69.95 Measures: 24 1/2” h. x 18 1/4” w. x 26” l.

H116A. 4 FT. JUMPSTART GROW LIGHT SYSTEM $89.95 Measures: 31 3/4” h. x 18 1/4” w. x 50” l.

Conserve space and sow a variety of seeds at the same time. Each row is 10” x 7/8” x 1 1/4”. Although this tray requires no under tray it does have a rim that sits on the edge of our solid bottom tray (H117F) that can be adapted by trimming to fit snugly at the bottom of the solid tray for bottom watering if you prefer. Not designed to be placed onto a heating source as the thin rows can dry out very quickly.

Need replacement bulbs? Visit our website for DH116B and DH116C.


Plant and Garden Labels wOOD & PLASTIC PLANT LABELS These labels will stop the guesswork and keep you from continually referring back to your notes. Shorter ones are primarily for pots and flats while larger sizes serve best in the garden. The natural wood are made of white birch, (which are more durable than typical pine) right here in Maine. The popular white plastic ones are very legible and should last you several seasons.

H630B. 4” WOOD H632B. 4” PLASTIC H635B. 6” WOOD H637B. 6” PLASTIC H640B. 8” WOOD H642B. 8” PLASTIC

50 for $2.95 80 for $3.95 50 for $3.95 80 for $5.95 50 for $4.95 80 for $8.95

We still have 10” Wood Labels (H645B) available on our website



Set of 6 for $2.95 Stronger and more durable than conventional wooden ones, this set of labels can last for years. Bamboo is on the rise as an ecofriendly, renewable resource option to reduce waste and petroleum consumption. Why not join the green movement and get a set for your container plants? You’ll be happy you did. 3/4'” w. x 8” l.



Ideal for permanently marking greenhouse and garden labels. Black ink, customized with our own Pinetree Garden Seeds logo.




Provide the perfect germinating conditions for your indoor seed starting experience. With a single common seed flat and a propagation dome you can be assured the bottom heat it provides will give you the ideal warm soil environment for quicker germination and healthier plants off to a great start. Essential for many flowers, peppers, tomatoes, and eggplants, the heat mat provides uniform heat of 17 watts, 120 volts for warming the root area up to 10-20% more. The thick, waterproof mat has a multi-layer construction that is heat bonded, not glued, to stay sealed for durability and has a 6’ power cord. The mat measures 9” x 19.5”, the ideal size for one common seed flat or try a variety of seeds with our 20-Row Seedling Flat (H117E). Instructions and tips are printed directly on the mat.

NATURE’S AID INOCULANT This granular garden inoculant aids in the growth and yields of all varieties of peas, beans (except soybeans), and peanuts. It contains billions of live bacteria that live around the root zone that extracts nitrogen from the air to a usable form the plant can use. The plant then produces its own organic source of nitrogen leading to lush vine growth and ultimately greater yields. This non-toxic, organic product is dated and should be used by December 2014. Inoculating organisms include: Rhizobium eguminosarum, R. phaseoli and other Rhizobium species.

H120. 2.3 OZ BAG


Treats 4 ozs. of peas or beans or a 40’ row.



Treats 150’ row.



8 Qt. Bag $8.95 A leading national supplier, Black Gold has a long term commitment to sustainability and organic gardening. This organic seedling mix is double-screened to a fine texture allowing plenty of aeration even when wet, encouraging high germination on even the tiniest seeds. This blend contains Canadian sphagnum moss, perlite so it doesn’t pack down, and a wetting agent to ensure rapid water retention. The perfect mix for germinating seeds in pots, cell packs and trays.


8 Qt. Bag $5.95 Rice Hulls require no mining or land disruption to produce, making them the perfect replacement for perlite. Extremely lightweight, it produces the optimum air-filled pore space, water-holding capacity and drainage. Uniquely processed, the rice hulls are sterilized by parboiling, giving their name “PBH” (parboiled hulls), steaming and hot air drying. This assures there are no rice kernel residues, weed seeds or diseases. Used in a wide variety of growing applications by adding peat, coir and bark at the rate of 10-30% of total growing media, so the higher the (PBH) ratio, the lighter the growing media will be, offering better drainage and better root development. It has a Ph range of 6.2 to 6.6 and provides less than 1% nitrogen content so fertilize accordingly.


6.5’ h. x 6’ w. x 6’ d. $289.00 This unique Pop-Up technology offers an ideal environment for growing vegetables and flowers in your yard without the expense of a conventional greenhouse. Constructed with a durable, thick, 8 mil. clear poly material that is 100% waterproof and UV resistant. The PVC construction with spring bands requires minimal assembly and is surprisingly roomy to accommodate shelving units or plant benches. The screen door provides air circulation and a shade cover for even warmer days. High-wind tie downs and ground stakes are provided and there are four port-holes for hoses and power cords. Step-by-step instructions is included and a bag for storage for the off-season. This item will ship directly to you from the manufacturer. Allow 2-3 weeks for delivery.


This container potting mix is ready to use straight from the bag! This water-retaining potting soil gives your outdoor container plants the best advantage against constant heat exposure, wind and sun. The water-holding features contain none of the polymer crystals that expand to “jelly”. It has organic alternatives of coconut fibers (coir) and Canadian sphagnum peat moss that absorb the water staying at the root zone so less watering is needed. With the organic addition of earthworm castings for extra nutrients and perlite/pumice to aerate the soil you’ll be convinced it’s the best choice for baskets, containers and all raised bed applications.

H377. PREMIER PRO MIX 8 Qt. Bag $8.95 A popular favorite, this premium quality soil mix is ready for starting seedlings or potting up plants without adding any other medium. The all-purpose peat-based mix is formulated for its high water-holding properties, yet light enough to hold nutrients and allow drainage and aeration for optimum plant growth. Contains 75-85% Canadian sphagnum peat moss, perlite, vermiculite, macronutrients & micro-nutrients, limestone (for pH adjustment) and wetting agents, making it suitable for indoor or outdoor potting.

H379. WONDER SOIL 18 Wafers $11.95 These expanding potting wafers are equivalent to 15 pounds of potting soil, all contained in a portable storage tube! The 2 1/2” wafers will expand to 18 times their volume when mixed with water. Water-absorbing benefits of coconut coir, as well as worm castings, kelp, soybean meal, and cottonseed meal taking the guess work out of fertilizing for the entire season. Not only do these wafers promote healthy plants with less work, they promote a stronger root system and reduce watering up to 50%. Great for containers and portability.

H381. PROCOIR BRIQUETTES 1 for $3.95 5 for $17.95 An alternative to peat moss this organic growing medium is derived from the middle layer of the coconut where the fibers are specially extracted with a low salt index with a pH of 5.4 6.8. Often used for conditioning clay soils for better root penetration, aeration, drainage, in sandy soils to retain moisture, bedding material for worm composters or as a hydroponic growth medium. Add one part coir to two parts top soil for the perfect mix for containers or potted plants. For a seed starting mix, treat it the same way, but since coir is nutrient-free, once first true leaves appear, it is dependent on nutrients in the soil so you must apply a diluted fertilizer once a week. To hydrate the bricks, simply fill a container with 1 1/2 gallons of water per brick and let it absorb for 15 minutes then thoroughly fluff up and it’s ready for planting. Each brick measures approximately: 8” x 4” x 1 3/4” and makes 2 – 2 1/2 gallons of planting medium.

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These pots have a superior construction compared to other fabric growing pots. The durable non-woven PET fabric is thinner than felted or plastic ones making for excellent breathability that encourages natural air root pruning and the UV content in the material won’t bleach out in the sun or fall apart during the growing season. The square base offers maximum plant space to grow a variety of vegetables, herbs, fruits, and flowers versus the conventional round plastic ones. The pots are doublestitched and can handle a great deal of weight. Easy to clean and reusable year after year for approximately five years, depending on usage, then eventually they will begin to biodegrade -- but at this price well worth it.

H703. Yield Pot – 3 Gallon


Measures: 11” diameter x 10” deep H703A. Yield Pot – 5 Gallon $4.95 Measures: 13” diameter x 11” deep H703B. Yield Pot – 10 Gallon $6.95 Measures: 14” diameter x 12” deep H703C. Yield Pot – 15 Gallon $8.95 Measures: 16” diameter x 14” deep





Plant anywhere and everywhere! Fill these unique mesh tubes with soil and grow high-yields of berries, herbs, vegetables, and flowers. Try mass plantings along a driveway, around trees, patios or raised beds, and cover with mulch for curbside appeal. The soxx is made from recycled polymer mesh material that is strong and stretchy; it provides proper moisture, drainage, and air circulation. The low maintenance, compact tube keeps the soil intact, disease free, and requires no weeding. Simply cable tie one end of the tube and fill with desired growing medium (approximately 1.25 cubic feet) and tie the other end closed with the remaining cable tie. Customize by cutting holes the size of the root mass of your plants in the placement you want, place the plant into the hole and cover so no roots are exposed and water as needed. Your 30-minute garden is complete! Two cable-ties and suggestions for planting schemes are included. Compact and portable, it makes one 3’ l. x 8” w. planter suitable for organic growers and lasts for 2+ seasons. See our strawberry plants on page 121.


Add a splash of color vertically on a wall, fence, or entryway with this twin-pouch bag. Lay flat and fill the twin pouches with soil, cut slits where indicated, insert the young seedlings into them, water and hang on the black nylon braided cord. Instant color! Try an entire wall of them for a striking effect. For shaded areas we suggest: impatiens, begonias, pansies, browallia or lobelia. For sunny areas: try dwarf marigolds, herbs, portulaca, verbena, alyssum or strawberries. See our new container planting mix Black Gold (H375) on page 105. See the Waterhold Cocoblend (H375) mix on page 105.

Visit our website for a variety of container plant items, fertilizers, plant labels and more!




Set of 2 for $17.95 Grow and harvest potatoes on your deck, patio, or any outdoor space! This 16" diameter x 20" tall planter is made from durable polypropylene and includes a reinforcing top ring for additional support, drainage holes, and carry handles for better mobility. Place 2-3” of compost or soil at the base and add approximately 45 seed potatoes (1 lb. per tub), eyes facing up, and add enough soil to cover. As shoots grow tall add further compost but do not cover the plant. Repeat the process, until the soil is no more than 6” below the rim and foliage is well above the tub rim and keep moist. Once plants are in flower and begin to die back, harvest by reaching through either of the two access flaps on the bottom sides to remove tubers anywhere from baby to full size potatoes. It can’t get any easier!


This sturdy, multi-purpose patio bag will grow a variety of vegetables and flowers. Its large size allows for premium root development, which produces healthier plants and higher yields. The 39" by 16" by 9" high has three large square openings and is made of poly-propylene that will hold up to 95 quarts of soil.



Whether you have a small back porch or patio, there’s room to grow a garden. This stackable hanging planter can hold a generous amount of vegetables, flowers or herbs, and takes up very little space. The durable, clay color plastic pots stack on top of each other and each pot features an insert with a self-watering reservoir allowing moisture to remain at the roots and then drain down to each level. Additional layers may be purchased to increase the number and variety of plants to make a striking tower effect. No floor space? A 36” chain is included that you can thread through the pots and hang to display. Each layer will hold 5 L (5.28 qt.) of soil and measures: 15 3/4” h. x 13 5/8” w.


10” x 10” Pkg. of 2 $10.95 Made from 100 percent recycled plastic, Better Than Rocks provides the ultimate drainage for containers. It keeps soil from falling between rocks and blocking drainage holes, thus allowing better aeration. Water flows through this plastic mesh and out of the container, preventing root rot and drowned plants. Not only does this lightweight mesh fill the space at the bottom of the container, it avoids the need to fill the entire pot with expensive potting soil so the results are lighter pots and healthier plants. This flexible recycled plastic fits most standard containers and may also be cut to fit uniquely shaped ones. Great for deck and patio planters and reusable year after year.

H694. SOIL MOIST- 1 lb.


For those of you who plant in a lot of containers, this is a must have to save you 50% on your watering time. This product was originally developed to assist commercial growers and landscapers with fewer waterings. These polymer granules, when mixed into the soil, absorb and retain water like a sponge. When the soil begins to dry, the stored water is slowly released back to the plant’s root system. These polymers do not contain any fertilizer, and last 3-5 years in the soil. Only a minimal amount is needed for each container, so this jar should last awhile.



This device raises and lowers your hanging baskets for ease of tending and watering your plants. Simply assemble the swizzle hook and slip onto the hanging basket bracket, pull down and attach the basket. As you hold the basket from the base, raise it slowly to the proper height and lower slightly to engage the locking mechanism. To lower, place your hands under the basket and slightly raise it to release the locking device. Maximum weight is 25 lbs.

H206. REDWORMS (Eisenia fedita) 1 lb.

Trellis Netting and Plant Supports $41.95

The most beneficial thing you can do for your soil as a natural fertilizer. Redworms will consume table scraps, yard and garden waste and convert it into worm castings that are 5 to 11 times richer in nitrogen, phosphates, calcium and magnesium than any other organic matter available today. Place 20 or so worms per sq./ft. of garden space that is moist and pesticide free. They can tolerate a wide range of temperatures but are most active between 60 and 70 degrees. Two pounds of redworms can eat a pound or more of organic matter every day. Available October 2013 thru June 2014 the worms will be shipped directly to you from the grower with a live guarantee. 1 lb. is approximately 1,000 worms. Sorry, we cannot ship redworms to Alaska or Hawaii.


1.6 gallons $36.95 We’ve carried plastic compost bins for years and finally came to realize they are difficult to clean and the plastic absorbs odors over the years. This attractive metal bin was our solution. Nostalgic, similar to galvanized cans from years ago, it is a handy item to have around the house to discard vegetable scraps and large enough to hold a generous amount before dumping onto the compost pile. It is also functional and practical enough to store pet food, bird seed, flour and grains. The metal tins have a painted enamel finish in olive, creme or gray, trimmed in black and sturdy handles on each side and on the top of the lid. Measures 9.3” h. x 9.3” w. x 9.6” l.


TRELLIS NETS Made of tough, flexible nylon, at about half the cost of plastic netting, these trellis nets are ideal for growing peas and climbing vegetables and flowers. Harvesting is easy with the 7” squares that let you reach through on either side. It conserves space, keeps your produce off the ground, and holds up a bountiful harvest remarkably well when properly secured with stakes.


5' X 15' 5' X 30' 5' X 60'

H623. 3-PLY JUTE TWINE 243 Ft. Roll This old stand-by is used in a multitude of ways in the garden or around the yard due to its softness and good tying qualities.

$8.95 $11.95 $21.95 $2.79


16 Ft. Spool $4.95 These multi-purpose soft ties are convenient for any number of tasks around the yard. Simply cut to the length you need and form to any shape to wrap hoses, extension cords, plant support ties, etc. Made of green, rubbercoated wire that’s bendable and reusable year after year. A must have around the garden, storage shed, and garage.


1/2” x 75’ $5.95 A trusted, well-known name for years, Velcro Plant Ties are quick & easy to use on all types of plants that need support. These self-gripping ties are strong, durable, and keep a secure yet gentle hold on plants. We’re sure you’ll find dozens of other uses around the house & yard. Water and UV resistant it comes on a cut-to-length roll to suit your needs.

See page 108 for Compost Tea Bags (H316 & H317).



T What a clever way to hang a variety of difficult shaped pots that don’t normally L A SA N C E ! H C fit the standard macramé hangers you find in stores. This sleek, durable hanger is made of 1/16” diameter stainless steel cable that won’t rust and is versatile for all types of décor, indoors or out and requires no assembly. Just place the pot in the center of the loop and pull on the cable ends to tighten around the pot. Easily adjusts to fit a variety of shapes and sizes and can accommodate up to a 12” diameter pot. The hanging length will vary, depending on the pot diameter (ex: 4” pot has a 31” length, 8” a 28” and 12” a 24”). Holds up to 25 lbs.



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Soil Testers, Fertilizers and Amendments Soil Testing Equipment H303. DIAL SOIL THERMOMETER


Leave the guesswork out by checking your soil temperature before setting out your seedlings with this easy to read thermometer. Simply insert the 6.5” probe into the soil to a depth of 2” or 3” and check the temperature recorded after three minutes. Made of a corrosion proof aluminum, it is scaled to read from 30 to 90 degrees F. and includes guidelines on the minimum temperature to plant out the most common vegetables right on the dial.



This color-coded capsule system will reveal the nutrients your soil needs in minutes. By testing the nitrogen, phosphorous, potash and the pH levels (acidity and alkalinity) of your soil, you can determine whether to fertilize or adjust the pH levels for your plants’ growing needs. Take a sample of soil and mix it with water, add the powder from the capsule, and watch the test results in minutes. The kit includes 4 test holders, 40 test capsules, 10 each for pH, N, P and K, instructions for adjusting the pH and fertilization guidelines.



Durable and compact in size, this calibrated meter does it all. The remarkable 3-probe analyzer measures the four most important aspects of the plant’s health. Light reading where the plant is located, the soil moisture at the root level, the pH level of the soil on a scale of 0 to 9 and a combined nitrogen, phosphorus, potash reading determined on a “too little” or “too much” scale on the soil’s fertility. No batteries required. Visit our webste for our Rapitest Ph Meter (H305) at:

H368. SUPERTHRIVE – 4 oz.


H311. NEPTUNE’S HARVEST - 1 Qt. $19.95 This 100% organic liquid fish fertilizer is made from fresh North Atlantic fish using a unique cold process that protects the vitamins, amino acids, enzymes and growth hormones. It also contains all the micro and macro nutrients found in fish. Builds healthier soils by aiding bacteria and other organisms, which supports healthier plants, making them less susceptible to insects and disease. Excellent as a foliar feed that outperformed 20-20-20 chemical fertilizers in University studies. One quart makes 36 gallons of outstanding fertilizer.

H312. MAXICROP SOLUBLE SEAWEED POWDER - 10.7 Oz. $21.95 This organic seaweed fertilizer is harvested along the Norwegian coastline, home of the most ideal seaweed growing conditions in the world. As a result, the seaweed extracted contains all the beneficial bio-stimulants, such as betaines, and other organic compounds that affect the soil’s microbe activity, especially around the plants roots, for better root development. It also increases the levels of plant chlorophyll essential for general plant growth and quality which means better yields. By applying 1 oz. per gallon of water this economical 10.7 oz. size will make several gallons of liquid fertilizer for the average garden.


12 Gram Pkt. $2.49 This 20-20-20 all purpose fertilizer has been used by professionals and home growers for over 55 years. The water soluble plant food has the best balance of nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium to give your plants just the right nutrients it needs to keep your flowers or vegetable growing well all season. This handy little packet makes one gallon of fertilizer, the ideal amount to add to your container plants, hanging baskets and houseplants in one easy application.


We’ve been carrying this vitamin-hormone solution for years and still continue to have superb results on our plants. It is very effective on indoor and outdoor plants used in conjunction with your regular fertilizer. Just 10 drops per gallon of water when transplanting or a minimal as one drop for regular feeding, gives your plants that extra boost. Also works as a reviver for older shrubs and trees that appear sickly. So give it a try, a little goes a long way!



SUSTANE COMPOST TEA BAGS The most convenient and quick way to brew your own compost tea! The organic tea bags are comprised of turkey litter, hydrolyzed feather meal and sulfate of potash making it the ideal slow release fertilizer for container plants and vegetables. Only one or two applications per plant are needed for the entire growing season. Simply place 1-3 tea bags into a watering can, let steep overnight, and water as usual the following day. The completely biodegradable filter packs can also be placed at the root zone while potting plants or torn open to side dress bedding plants so there is virtually no waste while still feeding your plants up to 4 months. It couldn’t get any easier! NPK 4-6-4

H316. Package of 12 H317. Package of 50

$9.95 $26.95

Soil Amendments GUANOS Guano, the droppings of seabirds, or bat droppings collected from caves, has long been preferred by gardeners as an important source of non-chemical fertilizer. Guano provides extremely concentrated nutrients high in nitrogen, phosphorus, potassium and micro nutrients, so the usual application rate is minimal. Side dressing plants shows dramatic results and adding it to your houseplant containers gives them a super charge.


1 lb. bag $6.95 Especially good for green crops, due to the high nitrogen ratio, as well as fruit-producing vegetables, roses and perennial plants. Apply one to two pounds per 100 square feet of growing area or seed row, one to two tsp. for an 8” diameter container, 1/4 cup dry per 1 gallon sized transplant holes or mix 1 cup for every 5 gallons of water. NPK 7-2-1


2 lbs. $8.95 The large percentage of phosphorous and trace elements make this an all-around soil amendment for all houseplants, vegetables and shrubs. Aids in healthy root growth and bud development and can be used as a seed starter mix by mixing 1 lb. per 5 gallons of potting mix. Use 1 tablespoon per 4” diameter container or 2 pounds per 100 square feet and rake into soil. NPK 0-9-0

1 Gallon Bag $12.95 Earthworm castings are organic, odorless and high in phosphorous, potassium, calcium, magnesium, and nitrates. The texture of worm castings is light, making an ideal addition for a seed starting media, indoor planting mixes, and of course anything in the garden. It promotes rapid growth, adds structure and aeration in the soil for excellent drainage, dramatically improves crop yields and will not burn plants when applied directly. An ideal all-around fertilizer that is beneficial for any type of soil and not harmful to animals. Incorporate Sustane’s All Natural Organic Fertilizer (H315) in your planting mixes for superior growth on all your plant varieties. Visit our website at:

Mulches, Landscaping Fabric and Weed Control H520. AGRO-FABRIC FLOATING ROW COVER .33 per foot Essential for frost–sensitive vegetables, berries and container plants, this lightweight material provides up to 4 degrees F of frost protection to extend your growing season. This floating row cover establishes a stable microclimate by capturing extra heat during the day and then slowing the loss of heat at night from the soil. The fabric “floats” directly over the crops without suffocating, crushing or breaking delicate plants. It’s porous to air, water and nutrients, transmits 95% light and is UV stable to protect your crops even more. (.5 oz. sq. yd) 6’ wide. 10 foot minimum.

Weather Monitors H597. RAINFALL GAUGE


This rain gauge can be placed in any part of the garden bed or yard. The 7” clear poly-styrene tubular gauge is scaled in inches and millimeters and is encompassed in a vinyl coated swirl-shaped holder. It’s easy to assemble, with a multi-piece vinyl coated steel stake that allows you to make various height adjustments from 18” to 29” up to 40” in height to suit any setting.



This brass finished indoor/outdoor thermometer will compliment any décor. Unlike conventional plastic ones, this attractive wall-mount style can easily be mounted by a window with the two screws provided. It features a swing arm so it can be adjusted at any angle to get the temperature reading you need at a glance. Handy near a patio, deck, or by a kitchen window, the 3 1/2” display dial is easy to read and weather resistant.

The same great item as above, neatly packaged in the most popular lengths.

H521. AGRO-FABRIC ROW COVER 6’ x 50' Blanket

H522. AGRO-FABRIC ROW COVER 6’ x 100' Blanket

See page 94 for Weedless Gardening (L301) to learn the methods.



18” x 25’ $8.95 Ideal for tomatoes, peppers and strawberries this red UV protective mulch reflects the growth promoting spectrum of sunlight onto the plants producing up to 26% increase in yields of fruit and vegetables. By placing the mulch on both sides of your transplants the red reflection fools them into believing they’re overcrowded so they grow more. The plastic holds moisture in the ground, prevents weed growth, and reduces blight problems caused by spores in soil splashing onto the leaves. 3 mil. thick.

H534. RED PLASTIC MULCH Another alternative to combating weeds is using newspaper as mulch!


.23 per foot

This popular mulch enhances growth and yield of several crops, especially tomatoes and developing strawberries. The red color reflects intensified red light onto the plant, which has shown an impact on growth and yields 20% higher than with black plastic. It also has the same soil warming, weed control and soil moisture properties as black plastic. 4’ wide, 1.0 mil. thick. 20 foot minimum.

H553. 12-YEAR WEED BARRIER EARTHTONE 25’ for $16.95 Control weeds before they start. This unique fabric is UVtreated and spun bonded forming a powerful 3-ply layer of weed protection and designed to prevent unraveling when cut. Not only does this one-of-a-kind fabric offer weed protection but it provides better water and nutrient flow through the fabric than conventional ones. Another great feature is this fabric has an attractive brown earthtone color on one side, giving it a natural look that is ideal to blend in with bark or mulch and black on the other side providing superior light blocking capabilities for the toughest weeds. 4’ wide.

H555. 100% NATURAL BURLAP 7 oz. $1.00 per foot


An old standard that has been used for years, burlap will protect your plants from winter cold and harsh winds. Not only is it for shrub and tree protection, but also a number of uses around the home and garden. Erosion control, lining raised beds, transplanting trees, and craft projects just to name a few. 48" wide.

H533. BLACK PLASTIC MULCH .15 per foot We’ve sold thousands of yards of this plastic mulch over the years since it works so well warming up the soil to accelerate plant growth as well as controlling weeds. Carbon is added to make this general purpose plastic mulch black, so light will not transmit through. Retains moisture, flexible and stretchable, and will conform to both flat and raised beds. .7 mil x 4' width. 20 foot minimum.

H548A. GARDEN STAPLES Pkg. of 40


These heavy gauge metal staples are 4” long, and 1” across at the top and will secure a variety of plastic, landscape fabric, floating row covers and soaker hoses tightly to the ground.



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Season Extenders H500. ADVANCED KOZY-COATS

Pkg. of 3 $13.95 Be the first on the block with ripe tomatoes! This teepee structure acts as a growth accelerator as the red tint enhances the plants’ photosynthesis for better growth. The double-walled plastic is sealed at regular intervals to form 18 tubes. Simply fill the tubes with water and place them over tomato plants, cucumbers, peppers, melons and other heat loving plants. The water acts like insulation, storing heat during the day and releasing it slowly at night, making plants grow faster and fruit earlier than other conventional methods and your plants will be protected through the worst spring weather. 18” tall.


Pkg. of 3 $9.95 These plastic trays not only protect your tomatoes against drought but also weed growth around the plant and shielding it from cutworms. The red color stimulates growth as well, by reflecting red light back onto the plants, increasing the yield up to 40%. Its split tray design makes it easy to slide around the plant’s stem, and the corner spikes aid in anchoring into the ground by covering the outer flange with 1” of soil. Water and fertilize by filling each of the corner holes and the entire tray. You may also add a stake or a cage for support.



These pre-assembled units are constructed with a tough wire frame and three different cover options to suit your needs. Each end has drawstring elastic closures and ground pegs for a secure fit and stability. Plants can easily be accessed through the lift-up sides. Each unit assembled measures: 10’ 2” l. x 1’8” w. x approx. 1’3” h.



Pkg. of 10 $3.95 Should any of your Kozy-Coats leak after several uses, restore them by simply sliding a repair sleeve into the affected tube and fill with water as usual.

This is the perfect environment to protect your early and late crops from frost, offering some pest protection as well. The covering consists of a fairly thick, spun bonded fleece and should last for many seasons.

GARDEN CLIPS An economical way to build your own hoop-houses in a snap. The 4” clip-on fasteners are made of durable plastic with a flexible edge to hold floating row covers, netting and an array of plastic protective coverings onto poly or PVC pipe hoops. Even in high winds and rain they keep a secure grip. You’ll need a clip for every two feet in normal conditions, or a clip every foot under windy conditions or taller structures. Black poly makes an excellent frame for a Garden Clip cover and can be found at most plumbing or building supply stores. It has a natural curve and can be easily cut with garden loppers. PVC pipe can also be used for the frame for longer or stiffer spans, but will get brittle with age, and the Clips have a very tight fit. If the garden bed is no more than three feet wide, we recommend you use 1/2” poly or PVC pipe with medium clips. For wider spans and higher covers, use 3/4” pipe and large clips.

H546A. MEDIUM GARDEN CLIPS - 20 cello packed H546B. LARGE GARDEN CLIPS - 20 cello packed

$11.95 $17.95

H549. POLY GROW TUNNEL This tunnel creates a warm and humid environment to get your plants off to an early start. This cover is made of tough, clear polythene allowing the utmost heat and lighting in for speedy growth.


Plant earlier and harvest earlier! These multi-chambered structures protect your plants when overnight temperatures drop below freezing (down to 24 degrees F.) Ideal for tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, melons and other vining crops. The 18 connected tubes, when filled with water, make it a self-standing teepee creating a protective shield under cold weather conditions. It also collects heat during the day and warms the soil beneath providing enough heat for your plants to thrive. 18” tall x 17” dia.

Grow Vegetables Year Round! Learn to make inexpensive structures to protect your vegetables through the coldest months. See page 95 for The Year-Round Vegetable Gardener (L918).



H550. NETTING GROW TUNNEL This protective tunnel keeps insects and birds away from your plants throughout the season. We find this tough, tight-knit netting cover is ideal for strawberries as well and can be used as a semi-shade cover for young brassicas.


10 oz. $42.95 The key to avoid rampant destruction by Japanese beetles is to get them at the larvae stage of their life cycle, underground, before they emerge as adults in early June. Milky Spore is not a chemical pesticide, but simply spores of beetle grubs that spread when Japanese beetle grubs are present in the soil. Infected beetle larvae will die and decay releasing billions of new spores into the soil continuing this cycle until no Japanese beetles remain. One application can remain viable in the soil for many years. Resistant to weather conditions, it will not affect fertilizers, harm food crops, humans, pets, fish, bees, birds, or other animals. We find after a two-year study the amount of beetles diminished immensely. 10 oz. will treat 2,000 sq. ft. and has no expiration date if kept sealed and dry.



Chosen by many home gardeners, this hot pepper formula repels insects on fruits and vegetables for up to 2 weeks after application. Made from natural cayenne pepper and food grade wax, the juice destroys insects and larvae such as aphids, whiteflies, spider mites, beet armyworms, cabbage loppers, and many other soft-bodied insects. The waxy formula adheres to the plant’s leaves, ensuring against rain wash-off and food flavors are unaffected. Used in sustainable agriculture and by home gardeners looking for a natural products though not currently allowed for use on certified organic farms. Mix 4 oz. per gallon of water and for maintenance or for heavy infestation refer to the rates indicated on the bottle.


32 oz. RTU spray $11.95 Are insects are destroying your plants? This organic ready-to-use spray will kill them in minutes. Derived from natural plant based potassium fatty acids, it controls aphids, grasshoppers, lacebugs, mites, thrips, whitefly, earwigs, spider mites and more. It may be used on houseplants, vegetables, flowers, fruits, roses and shrubs up to the day of harvest. Spray directly on pests and all plant parts including the undersides of leaves. Repeat treatment weekly if needed. We find this is the quickest and safest insect control solution to use on edible crops while not harming the environment.

H407. PYRETHRIN GARDEN INSECT SPRAY 8 oz. conc. $16.95 Protect your entire garden from damaging insects. This botanical insecticide is derived from the pyrethrin plant better known as chrysanthemum that can be safely used on all vegetables, flowers, fruits, roses and ornamentals. It kills an array of bugs such as: asparagus beetles, aphids, cucumber beetles, cabbage worm, flea beetles, stink bugs, potato beetles, leaf hoppers and many other yard and garden insects. Add 3-5 tablespoons per gallon of water and spray to apply thorough coverage.

H408. THURICIDE – Bascillus Thuringiensis - 8 oz. conc.


A natural bacteria better known as BT is the best resort for killing leaf eating worms and caterpillars without resorting to harsh chemicals. Nontoxic to birds, bees, pets or humans, it is often used by organic gardeners to effectively control leaf eating caterpillars, loopers, cabbageworms, hornworms, leaf folders, leaf rollers and gypsy moths. Mix 1-4 teaspoons per gallon of water and spray thoroughly to the upper and lower leaf surfaces at the first sign of infestation. Repeat at weekly intervals as needed. There is no residue problem and may be applied up to the day of harvest. This 8 oz. bottle will treat over 5,000 sq. ft.


20 Gram Pkt. $12.95 Prevent two devastating diseases, early & late blight, from appearing on your tomato plants. These fungal diseases are deadly, and for gardeners that means frustration and loss in fruit production. Blight spores can overwinter in the soil and can also be transported by wind causing wilt and yellowing leaves, followed by stem rot, and fruit rot, eventually killing the entire plant. This organic fungicide effectively suppresses and controls this, along with a wide range of other diseases such as: powdery mildew, black spot, grey mold, damping-off, root rot, foliar diseases and turf brown patch. The beneficial bacteria, grows around the root system and foliage to protect your plants up to the day of harvest. It may be used on all vegetables, flowering plants, shrubs and even lawns. Water soluble, it can be prepared in previous beds, indoor seed starting, or as a foliar spray throughout the growing season. The concentrated powder contains the Streptomyces Lydicus bacterium and can treat over 200 plants.

H410. SLUGGO - 1 lb.

Shaker Can


The more it rains the more those slimy creatures emerge. They can destroy the leaves on vegetables and flowering plants in a matter of hours. This blend of iron phosphate lures the slugs from their hiding places near plants, and when ingested, even small amounts will cause them to cease feeding, become less mobile and die within days. Since slugs and snails travel and feed mostly by night or early morning, evening is the best time to apply, sprinkling the granules around the plants for prevention. We’ve found this is the best solution to combat them and is safe around pets and wildlife too! Apply 1 lb. per 1,000 sq. ft or 1 teas. per sq. yard.

H411. COPPER SLUG AND SNAIL TAPE 15’ roll $10.95 Control snails and slugs without using harmful chemicals. This copper barrier tape will keep destructive slugs off your plants. The metal ions in copper will give them a slight electrical shock so they just don’t cross it and move elsewhere. The 1 1/4” tape has an adhesive back so it can be easily applied around trees, various planters, pots and even pet dishes. It is also very effective when tacked or stapled on wooden raised bed systems.

H418A. DIATOMACEOUS EARTH INSECT KILLER - 7 oz. $7.95 Mined from the skeletal remains of single celled aquatic plants called diatoms, these dust-like particles have razor sharp diggers that penetrate soft-bodied insects causing dehydration and death. This organic insect control powder can be use for indoor or outdoor use and is effective in killing cockroaches, ants, silverfish, earwigs, and other crawling insects. It can also be used for fleas, bedbugs, or for moth infestation where grains are stored. Apply in areas where these pests are more likely to hide such as cracks and crevices, under cabinets, door frames, basements, and around garbage cans. Repeat treatment if area becomes wet and avoid contact with eyes or breathing dust.

H440. REVENGE PANTRY PEST TRAP $7.95 These effective traps capture pantry moths commonly found in flour, rice, crackers, dog food, birdseed, and cereals. The traps are odorless and non-toxic and can be placed near food items. Last for three months. Contains 2 traps and 2 natural sex lures.


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Enjoy the outdoors without annoying wasps, yellow jackets, or hornets lurking around your deck, patio, yard, and eaves of your home. This is not a trap with chemical sprays or sticky bait but a balloon shaped polypropylene material that resembles a nest so the wasps believe it is an enemy’s nest and fly away. It’s easy to hang, portable and environmentally safe. Stuffing it with newspaper holds the shape regardless of the weather. Approx. 10” w. x 15” h.



Capture aphids, whiteflies, thrips, and other small flying insects that are attacking your plants without the use of toxic chemicals. Simply peel back the paper on these yellow sticky glue traps and attach a string through the holes to hang in your greenhouse or place on a stick if you prefer. Dispose when full or after 3 months. Includes four 3 3/4” x 6 1/4” traps.

H436. HOUSEPLANT STICKY STAKES $5.95 Primarily used for potted plants, the yellow color of these traps, as well as the glue, will attract whiteflies, blackflies, thrips, fungus gnats, fruit flies, midges, and other flying insects. Package contains seven poison-free sticky traps, 1 1/4” x 3 3/4” and seven 5” sticks.


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Tennis anyone? Put an end to pesky garden insects without the use of sprays or nets. This incredible tool is shaped like a tennis racket and actually “zaps” them dead in one swipe. This powerful unit puts out 2400 volts run by two “D” batteries. The paddle-like head is woven with tiny strands of wire with protective screens on both sides that won’t give you a shock when you touch the surface. Slowly pass the zapper over a plant and instantly it can kill literally hundreds of bugs: fleas, fruit flies, bed bugs, gnats, mosquitoes, and fire ants to large ones like roaches, deer flies, house flies, horse flies, yellow jackets, bees, hornets, spiders centipedes, moths, and even Japanese beetles! There’s more… On the end of the racket head is a 5” long mini zapper for hard to reach corners. Also features a LED light that attracts more bugs. Hang it with the strap, so there is no need for swinging. An optional narrow feeding tray that snaps together and placed onto the end of the head for food bait to capture carnivorous bugs is also included. 21 1/2” long, 8.5” x 10” paddle. Batteries are not included.



Protect your yard from unwanted animal intruders without the use of costly fences, barriers or chemicals. This motion activated sprinkler senses when animals approach and repels them with a short but startling blast of water. The highly sensitive detector lets you customize the sensitivity (closest to farthest range), height (raise and lower the arc of the spray), distance (up to 35 feet), width span (up to a 45 foot maximum), and degree of rotation (fixed up to 360 degrees). Covers approximately 1200 sq. ft., allowing you to control the spray on unwanted areas such as decks, patios and sidewalks. Works day and night for up to 4 months on a single 9V battery and comes with a 17” step stake for easy installation. Battery not included.

PLANT PRO-TEC ANIMAL REPELLANTS Discourage gophers and moles from making tunnels in your lawn and keep the deer, elk, and rabbits from browsing on your trees, shrubs and flowers. These 3”-3 1/4” probes are fully organic with active repelling ingredients of concentrated garlic and soybean oil that has proven 85-90% effective for up to 6-8 months on trees and shrubs and up to 10-12 months in tunnels. The probe is activated by puncturing a barrier to release the garlic, and then the units are attached to the plant by a clip. Use 1-4 clips per shrub depending on the browse history. For moles and gophers just remove the rubber stopper and drop into the hole or tunnel. Long lasting, the garlic odor will be evident in the tunnel for 10-12 months and the plastic tubes will biodegrade in about 24 months.

H458. GOPHER & MOLE REPELLENTS Pkg. of 12 $9.95 H469. DEER & RABBIT REPELLANTS Pkg. of 25 $16.95 H466. MOLE SCRAM - 4.5 lb. Jug $26.95 Just imagine; no more disfigured lawns! This organic repellant has proven to be the best remedy to deter and eliminate mole activity. Comprised of peanut hulls, castor oil, citronella oil and garlic oil it works in many ways to eliminate moles. The castor oil coats worms, grubs and bugs, (the moles primary source of food), giving a bad taste that makes it hard for them to digest. The smell is strong for them, but mild to us, making the tunnels uninhabitable to moles and the garlic oil and citronella reduce insect activity, thus less food available for the moles. The convenient granules require no mixing or spraying, effective for all seasons, won’t harm animals, and 100% biodegradable. Watering or rainfall is the key to activating as it draws the active oils from the granules into the soil. Application is 1 lb. per 650 sq. ft. or this 4.5 lb. shaker container will protect approximately 3,375 sq. ft.



32 oz. $17.95 Developed by the Messina Wildlife Management, this ready-to-use spray repels groundhogs, raccoons, skunks, woodchucks, and armadillos. Approved for organic growers, the powerful sensory barrier repels by smell and taste and will not wash off after a heavy rainfall. It can be applied in any temperature and dries clear. Best of all they have a pleasant smell!

H464. DEER SCRAM - 2.5 lb.


One of the most effective deer repellents we’ve used, with only two applications the entire season, regardless of the rain we’ve had. This organic repellent stops deer from browsing on flowers, trees, lawns and vegetables. This is in a granular form so there is no need for mixing or spraying. Applied as a barrier repellent, there is no need to apply to each and every plant, therefore it costs pennies per square foot of coverage. Environmentally safe, it is made of dried blood, garlic, white pepper, cloves and meat meal, and will not harm animals.


7’ x 100’ $24.95 Protect against thieving deer safely and humanely. The 3/4” polypropylene mesh, with UV protection can guard your prized trees, shrubs, flowers and vegetable gardens as a temporary fencing from destructive deer. An affordable alternative to metal fencing, it is strong and durable. Lightweight and easy to install, we suggest staking every 4 feet for good stability. The mesh opening squares are 5/8” and overall weight is less than a pound.

Bothered by Squirrels? Try our Squirrel Stopper (DH459) to repel them from digging bulbs and robbing your bird feeders with this simple ready-to-use spray.

Bird and Bee Products H671. GLASS HUMMINGBIRD FEEDER



Inflatable 6-foot snake deters birds around fruit trees, decks, rafters, window ledges, barns, docks and even pond or pool areas. We suggest placing the snake in a prominent area such as on a limb where it looks as natural as possible, or where the birds can see it, and periodically move it around from time to time. There are even side tabs to tie down under windy conditions or if floating on the water’s surface you may anchor it down by attaching a sinker to it.

H617. BIRD NET - 14' x 14'


Protects fruits and berries from thieving birds & other garden pests. We find this perfect on strawberry beds. Made of durable 3/4" mesh polypropylene with UV inhibitors and can be used for various fencing applications as well.


3/4” x 100’ Roll $6.95 What a nuisance birds can be around freshly planted seeds, fruit trees, grapevines, and ripe berries! This foil reflective tape with moving circular hologram patterns will flash dramatically in the sunlight and vibrate in the wind, frightening thieving birds and keeping them at bay. An inexpensive solution to ward off scavenging birds and used by many commercial growers.

10 oz. $9.95 This superior small feeder has an attractive swirl design and is one of our best sellers. The long lasting, shatter resistant glass makes it easy to clean and prevents discoloration. A pleasing oval shape, with red bottom, it features a built-in ant moat and two bee resistant feeding stations. Hang in a semi-shaded location.



This design offers two sizes of holes allowing various solitary hole-nesting bees (native leaf-cutting, mason and megachilids) to lay their eggs throughout the flowering months, rather than the mason bees that are active mostly in early spring. This ensures pollination when crops are flowering and attracts aggressive pollinators for orchards, blueberry fields and gardens. The bee block hangs on an angle to protect the tunnels from excess moisture with a roof to provide extra protection from the weather. Made of native grown and milled spruce and natural pine lumber it measures 6” tall x 7” deep with the roof extending to 8 1/2”. Each block has 14 nesting holes; 7 small and 7 large.



The exceptional felting workmanship of these birdhouses is simply adorable. Handmade sheep’s wool, rain naturally sheds from them. When exposed to rain, they will quickly air dry maintaining their shape so small birds such as wrens, chickadees, titmice and nuthatches can use them for shelter and nesting. The 1 1/4” hole can be enlarged for larger birds as desired since felted wool does not ravel. Colors will slowly fade in full direct sun so we suggest a semi-shaded area or a porch. Made with sustainably harvested materials, includes a braided hemp hanging cord and bamboo perch. This Fair Trade product is individually handmade by Tibetan and other Himalayan artisans giving them the economic opportunity to sell their products while promoting better wage and safe working conditions for them. These felted birdhouses are fun, functional and for a good cause.

H680. Fairy House (8.5” h. x 5” dia.) H680A. Birch (8.5” h. x 5” dia.) H680B. Apple (7” h. x 4” w.)

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An all time favorite of ours. The blade is 7” long and convex, like that of a plow with a sharp point broadening to a width of 3”. Terrific for digging and planting bulbs. The point cuts deep and the the blade gently pushes the soil to the surface to trench rows. Handforged and designed for right-handers.

A durable pair of pruners that have pre-sharpened steel blades that makes a smooth cut for all purpose pruning around the yard such as dead branches off shrubs and deadheading woody perennials. The handle has a red coated comfortable grip with a finger-flick catch lock to close for safety. Overall length is 8 1/2”.




Our favorite, durable weeding tool. The stainless steel closed loop blade is designed to work close to your plants for precise weeding. It cuts into emerging weeds just below the soil surface effortlessly in any motion or direction letting the soil easily flow through the blades, reducing soil displacement. The handle is made of solid UV polypropylene that prevents it from fading or breaking and the blade is rust-resistant. 12” long.



A handy little device to have around the yard. The amazingly sharp two-inch blade retracts easily in and out of the three-inch plastic handle and easily fits into any pocket. You’ll wonder how you ever got along without one. Available in assorted colors imprinted with the Pinetree logo.



This practical soap dish has a traditional design and is handcrafted in cast iron. Used indoors, it has rubber feet so not to mar any surface. We find it handy outdoors, mounted through the decorative scroll backing, beside the water faucet for a quick scrub. It measures 6” wide with the soap inset 4” wide by 2 1/2” deep enough to hold a generous size bar of soap. The dish also features a cut in flower design for drainage. Overall height is 5”. For an exceptional transplanting trowel try the Wilcox All-Pro Trowel (H150)

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H178. bos sheet


This poly woven material is an indispensable item for those working around the yard. Pruning branches, trimming hedges, raking leaves, hauling debris, loam, shrubs and even rocks can save your back and countless trips with the wheelbarrow. The tear resistant sheet measures 7’ x 7’ has the strength of a 300 lb. load with reinforced handles at each corner to drag, carry or toss into a vehicle, saving you the need to shovel or rake out. A real time saver!



End the slow, tedious picking of small berries one by one with this innovative rake that makes blueberry harvesting a breeze. Just brush the scoop over the branch of berries and they will drop through the tines collecting in the reservoir, so there is no need to empty at every swath. The scoop is made in a heavy duty molded plastic with a solid grip handle and black wire comb tines. Measures: 8 3/4” l. x 5” w. x 3” h.

CANVAS BUCKETS The most durable canvas totes we’ve come across. The sturdy, heavyduty canvas material is reinforced and rugged enough to withstand many uses. For home, work, garden tools, beach gear, road trips, and even for holding water!

H201. CANVAS BUCKET - 1.5 Gal.


Machine washable. 8” dia. x 8” h.

H202. CANVAS BUCKET - 3 Gal.


Machine washable. 10” dia. x 10” h.



Yes, these multi-purpose scissors are our “favorites”. You’ll find a number of garden and household uses such as cutting herbs, deadheading flowers, snipping beans, cutting twine, paper, harvesting lettuce and even side shoots of broccoli, etc. It also has a serrated edge and notch. Amazingly sharp with a strong, comfortable grip handle. Overall length is 6” with a 2” blade.



A comfortable cotton knit glove that provides elasticized fit and breathability with a textured rubber area on the inside for a sure grip on tools. The gloves keep your hands dry in muddy, wet soil and are also thorn resistant for all types of outdoor chores. Machine wash in cold water and line dry. Sizes run large. Classic green color.

H253. SMALL H254. MEDIUM H255. LARGE H256. EX-LARGE H262. LADIES BAMBOO GLOVES $8.95 This environmentally friendly glove is lighter, cooler and more absorbent than the typical cotton or nylon gloves. Bamboo fabric is a natural textile made from pulp bamboo grass that is incredibly soft. This one size fits snugly yet still offers breathable comfort even with large hands. It can even pick up the smallest of materials without the bulkiness of other gloves. Has an extended cuff and comes in an attractive natural green color.




Bugs stay out, pets can come and go, and it is hands free! Walk in with arms full of groceries, seedling flats, or a meal from the grill and the screen will separate and close behind you. Magnetic inserts quietly click the two panels together after opening, giving continuous ventilation with no need for pulling at the sliding screen door. Black with subtle black stripes and reinforced edges. Comes with tacks and Velcro to attach to the door frame. An optional lace valance is also provided. Measures: 36.5” wide x 82.5” long and may also be cut to desired length to customize.



Enjoy the freedom of being outdoors during bug season. A comfortable headnet is essential for face and head protection from mosquitoes, blackflies, no-see-ums, ticks, deerflies, bees and even the tiniest bugs. This fine, tight, black mesh material is soft, allowing plenty of room to wear a hat and is seamless for unobstructed vision. Sturdy elastic bands slip easily under arms to hold in place. Made in the USA! One size fits all.


H250. PRO TICK KITS $11.95


With Lyme disease on the rise and the tick population increasing every year, it’s important to be aware of tickborne illnesses. Anyone spending time outdoors is at risk; gardeners, homeowners, hunters, fishermen, hikers, golfers, campers, children playing in the yard and even your pets. Mainely Ticks Inc., a local Maine company, has worked with a number of health care professionals for years to find the best prevention, care, and system for proper removal of ticks while continuing to promote tick education and awareness across. Perfect for home, car or backpack, this kit contains: Precision magnified tweezers, 2 tick submission vials to safely transport removed ticks to your physician or vet for identification and diagnosis, an assortment of adhesive strips, alcohol and antiseptic wipes, and a tick identification card with directions for proper tick removal. All contained in a portable zippered nylon pouch. Be prepared.


4 oz. $1.95 Cats need fresh greens for optimal health, and they often try to meet their needs by nibbling on houseplants. So give them their own special pot of wheat grass! It grows fast and will emerge in 5 to 7 days. Trim, chop and mix the grass in your cat’s food or let your pet forage straight from the pot.



Hordeum vulgare Germ 3-7 days An ornamental accent and edible, nutrient filled grass for both you and your feline friend. Bright white and green variegated foliage adds pizazz to indoor and outdoor gardening. Easy and fast to grow, simply display in it containers or harvest for juicing by trimming repeatedly. 1 OZ. $2.95

A wonderful and safe product to use on your four legged friends! See Organic Pet Shampoo (H896) on our website at:

H721. NATURAL CATCH FRUIT FLY TRAPS Pkg. of 2 $11.95 You’ll be amazed; those pesky fruit flies are gone in a day! This sleek triangular design provides greater stability and makes for a prettier display on your counter-top; replaces those unsightly, yellow sticky backed traps. Made with a non-toxic, FDA approved food-grade disposable plastic, so no need to worry about potentially harmful ingredients. This discrete lure attracts fruit flies up to 30 days or more, then you just dispose of the entire trap. Each one measures 4” x 4” x 2” h.

H722. NATURAL FIBER VEGETABLE BRUSH $2.95 Traditional 4” vegetable brush fits comfortably in the palm of your hand and is made of coir fibers for durability. Will last for years.

H724A. GRIPPING FLEXIBLE CUTTING MATS Pkg. of 4 $9.95 Use on the grid side down, these lightweight and flexible cutting mats are convenient to cut, dice, slice and even roll dough while protecting your counter tops. Fold, flex and funnel your vegetables, meats, poultry and seafood directly into a bowl or into a stir fry pan. The nonporous surface won’t retain odors or dull knives and is dishwasher safe. The set comes in four bold bright colors: red, blue, orange and lime. Try using a different color mat for each food group to reduce the risk of cross-contamination. Each mat measures: 15” x 11”.



This handy tool can chop, slice, mince, and bash a variety of vegetables and even garlic then scoop into a pan or bowl. The wellmade 6” blade is stainless steel that will reveal multiple uses in the kitchen and once you use it you’ll never go back to your old methods. The cutter also features etched measurements on the blade for accurate measuring while slicing, or use as a scrapper for cleaning your work surface when working with dough. Dishwasher safe. This item is great for cutting bars of soap! See page 98 in our soapmaking section.

H725. FEEMSTER’S MARVEL PEELER $3.95 A classic since 1922, this peeler is an indispensable item to have in the kitchen and hard to find in stores. Made of bright plated steel with a tempered steel blade, it serves as a peeler/slicer and a shredder/grater. The arrow-head design makes it easier to hold, and the pointed end can be used to remove eyes from potatoes. Overall length is 5” with a 1 3/4” cutting blade



Set of 3 for $10.95 These stainless steel funnels are indispensable when trying to fill small neck bottles and jars. Great for the kitchen or for crafts. We often use them to fill bottles with homemade lotions and soaps for gift-giving. Funnel sizes are 1.75", 2.25" and 3" in diameter with the stem having an opening of .20", .4" and .5". All held together on a 1 1/2” clamp style ring.



H743. SPICE JARS - Set of 6 H743A. SPICE JARS - Set of 12

Forget the knife and cutting board for cutting, snipping and mincing herbs. These scissors work much faster with three high precision, sharp, stainless steel blades. We find it ideal for scallions and chives. Has a large, non- slip ergonomic comfort handle and comes with a plastic sheath for storage.

H739. MARBLE MORTAR & PESTLE $24.95 This is a deeper and much better quality mortar & pestle than we’ve carried in the past. Made of all marble it has a natural, stay-cool smooth surface with a ribbed interior that is ideal for grinding herbs, spices and nuts. The mortar measures overall 4” in diameter with a 3” interior and 4” in height with a 2” depth equivalent to a 3/4 cup capacity. The pestle is 5” long and 1” in diameter.



A simple spoon-like device for brewing loose tea. Simply squeeze the handle to open the strainer spoons, scoop out the tea, place the infuser in your cup and add hot water. Stainless steel, 6 1/2” long. See our selection of teas on page 117.


A favorite among the employees here for grinding nutmeg, this grinder is ideal for grinding ginger, peppercorns, salt and other large seed spices as well. Place whole spices in the center of the base and affix the cover. The hand crank mechanism rotates with ease and grinds the spices to a fine powder releasing it from the bottom. The remaining whole spices can be stored around the body at the base. We are excited to offer this delightful set of jars again this year, ideal to hold your favorite spices and herbs! These glass mini canisters have a clamp-on lid with a tight-sealing gasket, sleek chrome closures to ensure freshness and a hook for hanging. These are 4-ounce jars that measure 2.25" w. x 1.5" d. x 4" h. Dishwasher safe.

$13.95 $24.95



An eco-friendly alternative to messy disposable hot cups, bulky travel mugs or plastic lunch containers. Designed for beverages, the travel lid fits perfecly onto a canning jar that can be found just about anywhere. The hole in the lid has ample room to insert a straw, thus the name Straw-Tek. The BNTO (bentoh) lunchbox adapter was inspired by Japanese bento boxes. The insert fits snugly under the metal standard lid of a canning jar to separate into two compartments for yogurt, salsa, dips, salad dressings and more. The design, simplicity and utility of these products shows a commitment to recycling and reducing waste. Durable, plastic adapters made from food-grade recycled plastic, and are BPA, BPS and phthalate free. Top rack dishwasher safe. Made in the USA!



Fits any wide mouth canning jar and can hold up to a .24” (6mm) standard straw.



The insert holds 6 fl. oz. (3/4 cup) and fits any wide mouth canning jar.



garden products

Kitchen Gadgets

CANNING JAR GIFT PACKS These boxed sets come from the Quattro Stagioni Collection of Italy. The glass canning jars are designed with a charming old world Italian embossed décor and sealed with a one piece vacuum gold metal lid. The attractive jars are the perfect size for small batches of preserved vegetables, sauces and jams for gift-giving or yourself. They can also be used to store dry ingredients such as flour, sugar, coffee, pasta and spices. Very pretty and unique. Dishwasher safe.

H744. CANNING JAR GIFT PACKS .5 LITER Four 17 ounce straight jars with lids

.25 LITER $12.95 Four 8 1/2 ounce round jars with lids


Turn any stockpot into a canner. Ideal for small batches it holds 2 quarts, 4 half pint or 4 one pint canning jars. The purpose is to elevate the jars off the direct heat, so the hot water circulates freely around the jars. The contoured, comfort grip handles can rest on the pot rims. Hard to find in stores. Measures 8.25” in diameter.



With only 2 ingredients: mesa harina and water, you can make you own fresh tortillas! Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum with two 6” circular plates and a hinged handle it presses the dough effortlessly to make individual tortillas at a fraction of the cost in the grocery stores. Give it a try! Recipes and instructions are included.



Never run out of wooden sticks to make your frozen ice pops. Can also be used to make caramel apples and various craft projects.


H758. 4-TIER KITCHEN SPROUTER $17.95 Grow fresh, nutritious sprouts year round in just 24 days! No need to soak your seeds, simply place the seeds in one, two, three, or all four clear trays and add the base tray to collect excess water. Rinse twice daily and soon they’ll be ready to add to salads, sandwiches, and even soups. Simple, fun, and best of all, nutritious. A package of alfalfa sprouts is included to get you started. Overall height is 8” and trays are 6” in diameter. See page 59 for a great selection of Sprouting Seeds!



Make pickles in just days right on your countertop with no cooking required and without the use of heavy crocks. This quick brine method is simply done by adding Celtic sea salt (provided) and water to any wide mouth canning jar and adding raw vegetables of your choice to transform into tasty nutritious pickles. Try sauerkraut, dill pickles, pickled eggs, beets, peppers, string beans and more. This fermentation kit includes: a unique fermentation air-lock that allows gases to escape through the special lid that seals out airborne microbes, a gasket ring that seals the lid to pressurize, a floating brine cup to collect brine overflow and exhaust gas, ¼ lb. of superior Celtic Sea Salt and many recipes.


Don’t wait for summer to make 10 delicious individual treats using juices, purees, yogurt, applesauce, gelatin, fruit, ice cream and puddings. The 3 oz. containers are made of BPA free durable plastic with an aluminum top and slots to insert wooden sticks. 24 wooden treat sticks are included with the set.



Our economical sprouting lid still continues to be a best seller for health conscious individuals. The durable, food-grade plastic lid has mesh holes to rinse and drain the most common sprouting seeds such as: alfalfa, cabbage, and radish etc. It fits any standard wide-mouth canning jar and is dishwasher safe.







Make your own salad dressing with this shake and pour dispenser bottle. This clear glass bottle features 6 low-fat recipes, measuring guidelines and instructions to make: red wine vinaigrette, herb Italian, creamy Caesar, soy sesame, honey mustard and creamy ginger. Add liquid ingredients to the indicated levels printed on bottle, then add dry ingredients, shake and pour. No need to look up recipes and the easy-pour locking cap keeps the dressings fresh. Makes approximately 9 ounces of dressing.




Make healthy, delicious smoothies to go! This blender doubles as an insulated travel mug with a spill-proof lid that conveniently fits most vehicle cup holders. The generous 26-ounce mug will hold more than conventional small personal blenders and comes with a comfort grip handle. The powerful 400 watt motor has sharp ice-chopping blades, to handle several ice cubes and blend an amazing amount of fruit or vegetables without over spilling. The compact design allows for space-saving storage, dishwasher safe and recipes included. Measures: 5” w. x 5 1/2” d. x 14” h.



Save a bundle by making your very own yogurt! With minimal ingredients: whole milk, 1%, low fat milk or even soy milk, and a small amount of any plain base yogurt for cultures it prepares creamy yogurt in 610 hours depending desired thickness. This attractive unit has a clear lid to allow viewing of the cooking process and seven 6-ounce individual glass jars allowing you to make up to 42 ounces of different types of yogurt at once. You control the sweetness and taste using sugar, stevia, jams, syrups and fruit of your choice. A healthier alternative than those store bought sugar-laden ones. Plastic lids provide airtight storage in the refrigerator and are dishwasher safe.

add a Little Spice to Your Life! SP151. aLLSPIce (whole) oRganIc – 1 oz. SP102. anISe SeeD – 1 oz. SP134. baY LeaF (whole) oRganIc – ½ oz. SP135. bLacK PePPeRcoRnS oRganIc – 1 oz. SP105. caRaWaY (whole) – 1 oz. SP108. caRDaMoM (whole) – 1 oz. SP104. ceLeRY SeeD – 1 oz. SP106. chILI PoWDeR oRganIc – 1 oz. NEW SP110. chIPoTLe PePPeRS – 1 oz. SP118. cILanTRo – ½ oz. SP124. cInnaMon (powder) – 1 oz. SP112. cLoVe (whole) oRganIc – 1 oz. SP30. cUMIn – 1 oz. SP114. cURRY PoWDeR – 1 oz. SP117. DILL WeeD – ½ oz.


SP125. FenneL (whole) – 1 oz. SP126. gaRLIc gRanULeS oRganIc – 1 oz. NEW SP133. gIngeR RooT (powder) – 1 oz. SP141. hoRSeRaDISh PoWDeR – 1 oz. SP143. hUngaRIan PaPRIKa – 1 oz. SP145. nUTMeg (whole) - ½ oz. SP144. PIcKLIng SPIce oRganIc – 1 oz. SP153. PoPPY SeeD – 1 oz. SP107. ReD chILI FLaKeS – 1 oz. SP155. RoSeMaRY (whole) – ½ oz. SP170. TaRRagon – ½ oz. SP172. ThYMe – ½ oz. SP103. TURMeRIc (powder) oRganIc – 1 oz. SP173. WhITe PePPeRcoRnS oRganIc – 1 oz. NEW

spice blends

Loose Teas

SP109. chIneSe FIVe SPIce , oRganIc Cinnamon, anise, cloves, fennel and peppercorns 1 oz. $1.95 SP121. FaJITa SeaSonIng, oRganIc Black pepper, onion, garlic, cumin, coriander, oregano, parsley, cayenne and lime essential oil 1 oz. $1.95 SP137. heRbeS De PRoVence, oRganIc Savory, thyme, rosemary, basil, tarragon and lavender flowers. 1 oz. $3.95 SP142. ITaLIan SeaSonIng Oregano, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, basil and sage. ½ oz. $1.95 SP160. SMoKeD PePPeRcoRn bLenD, oRganIc Smoked organic black peppercorns, white peppercorns, and green peppercorns 1 oz. $2.25 SP171. ThaI SeaSonIng, oRganIc Garlic, onion, cayenne, tomato powder, lemon peel, coriander, paprika, basil, black pepper, cilantro, white pepper, citric acid, silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent). 1 oz $1.95

Specialty Items: SP165. gReen STeVIa PoWDeR oRganIc 1 oz. $1.95 Nature’s sugar substitute. Add to teas, fruit, and dairy products. 3-4 tsps. of powder equals 1 cup of refined sugar.

SP169. MaIne Sea SaLT -

Fine Crystals 8 oz. Bag $6.95 This is a pure, natural sea salt that is harvested from the Gulf of Maine, not mined underground. You’ll find the texture and flavor is far superior to ordinary table salt.

1 oz. bag $1.95 each

eaRL gReY

black Teas

3 oz. bag $4.95 each

herbal Teas

The pleasant aroma has made this popular for hundreds of years. The delicate citrus flavor is created by the processes of spraying natural bergamot oil upon the tea leaves. Enjoy with a slice of lemon! SP201. 1 oz. bag SP201a. 3 oz. bag

LeMon gIngeR

A blend of roasted chicory root, ginger root, lemongrass, orange peel, lemon essential oil, hibiscus, coriander seed and cinnamon. This tea has a sweet, fruity aroma for a warm and comforting experience. SP221. 1 oz. bag SP221a. 3 oz. bag

aSSaM (Flowering Orange Pekoe) A black Indian tea with that is rich and robust with strong aroma. The citrusy, medium bodied flavor compliments well with milk and sugar. SP203. 1 oz. bag SP203a. 3 oz. bag

PePPeRMInT - oRganIc An energizing tea with a refreshing taste. Especially great for weaning from coffee. Also good for digestion. SP225. 1 oz. bag SP225a. 3 oz. bag

IRISh bReaKFaST - oRganIc

This naturally sweet, dark red infusion tea is packed with vitamins, minerals and anti-oxidants. Contains no caffeine. It has a smooth fruity-floral like flavor that requires no sweeteners. SP233. 1 oz. bag SP233a. 3 oz. bag


This blend of black teas makes a rich velvety smooth malty brew. A bold and full-bodied tea that is enjoyed enhanced with milk and sweetener. SP205. 1 oz. bag SP205a. 3 oz. bag

green Teas

chaI gReen Tea - oRganIc

RooIboS Tea - oRganIc

VeRY beRRY Tea bLenD

A spicy, sweet, and unique combination of green tea, cardamom, ginger, fennel and cinnamon. SP209. 1 oz. bag SP209a. 3 oz. bag

A delicious blend of hibiscus, roasted chicory root, freeze-dried boysenberries, lemon verbena leaf, freeze-dried cranberries and blackberry leaf. SP237. 1 oz. bag SP237a. 3 oz. bag

gUnPoWDeR Tea

YeRba MaTe LeaF

This tea has a very strong rich flavor, with a hint of sweet smokiness. An added interest is that the leaves are rolled into tiny pellets, which unfurl and “bloom” open in your cup. SP211. 1 oz. bag SP211a. 3 oz. bag

JaSMIne gReen Tea See our Spice Grinder (H740) on page 115

spices and teas

$1.95 each

Made by spreading and layering cured green tea leaves and fresh jasmine flowers. A pleasurable tea with an exotic aroma. SP213. 1 oz. bag SP213a. 3 oz. bag

A delicious and gently energizing herbal tea with a herbaceous flavor similar to green tea. SP239. 1 oz. bag SP239a. 3 oz. bag

See our Tea Infuser (H740A) on page 115

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spring tubers and plants The following items are shipped from Mid- March through early May. At the time of your order you may request a shipping date. All Spring orders should be placed prior to March 14th. After that, stock is limited. Orders received by March 14 are shipped southern states first – moving north as we are able. Orders received after March 15 will be shipped at the end of April. None of the items are available after May. Please order early. Onion Plants and Sweet Potato plants are shipped from their growers according to zone. Sorry, we cannot send items in this section to Alaska, Hawaii, and Foreign Countries.

Potato Tubers Maine Certified Seed Potatoes All of our seed is Maine certified or foundation seed that has been field tested throughout the growing season. Samples from each field have been tested for potato virus. Two pounds of potatoes will plant approximately 8' row, 12 sq. feet, or 10 hills. Sorry we cannot ship potato tubers to: AK, ID, HI, & FOREIGN COUNTRIES

PT12. ADIRONDACK BLUE (100-125 days)

Rounded slightly oblong purple-blue fleshed potato that is high in antioxidants. The plants show a slight blue tinge on the leaf and bright white flowers with high yields. A great mid season all-purpose potato that scarcely leaches its color when boiled.

PT14. ADIRONDACK RED (110-125 days)

Similar to the Adirondack Blue this potato is also high in antioxidants. Its dark green vines and pastel flowers yield a purplish red skinned potato with pinkish red flesh. A wonderful culinary display when baked, roasted or fried.

PT20. RUSSET BURBANK (120-135 days) Heirloom

PT24. RED GOLD (70-90 days)

Pink to red skin covers smooth, moist golden flesh that is melt in your mouth delicious. Medium sized, rounded tubers are multipurpose. Prepare steamed, boiled, baked, or scalloped.

PT25. RED PONTIAC (90-100 days)

Harvest these, thin red skinned, crisp white fleshed tubers early for small round new potatoes. When left for late season the plants yield huge round to oblong tubers. A fantastic all round potato that grows well in heavy soils. Good storage qualities.


A superb potato having buttery flavor, smooth skin and dry, semi firm, rich golden flesh. Versatile in the kitchen; roast, bake, fry, mash or sautee. Stores well.

Discovered in 1873 by Luther Burbank and also called a “Netted Gem”, this is “The Russet” that Idaho growers made famous. This late maturing variety is very resistant to potato scab as well as other diseases. Also stores well, is oblong in shape, with white flesh and light russet netting. Ideal for crispy french fries, bakes lighter and fluffier than others, and is also great mashed, or roasted.

PT35. KENNEBEC (110-120 days)

PT23. IRISH COBBLER (90-100 days)

This potato, unique to Maine, is named after the mountain in Maine’s Baxter State Park. A fine, late variety known for its flavor, large size, high yields, dependability, and excellent storage ability.


This early maturing potato is one of the oldest heirloom potato varieties. It’s a round white potato with a nutty aroma and strong flavor, which make it great either baked, or boiled in the skin.

To many of us, this is the quintesential Maine Potato. Named for the mighty river that bisects the state, it has been around forever and still popular. Very dependable, matures in mid-season, with white flesh and unobtrusive eyes.

PT47. KATAHDIN (90-100 days)


2 lbs. $8.95, 4 lbs. (20% off) $14.32, 10 lbs (30% off) $31.32 24 lbs. (50% off) $53.70, 50 lbs. or more (60% off) $89.50



Save on Shipping! We are pleased to announce we have eliminated the additional Spring shipping surcharge from this section! We will be charging shipping based on the subtotal of your whole order only. Combine your seed & plant order and save big!



Available as organic only A native of Germany, Carola is large, yellow skin and fleshed potato having a buttery flavor and smooth creamy texture. Excellent in many cooking methods: boiled, baked, fried, roasted, or grilled.

OGPT29. YUKON GOLD (70-85 days)


Certified organic A superb potato with a buttery flavor, smooth skin, and dry, semi firm, rich golden flesh. Extremely poplar since its development and release from Canada. Versatile in the kitchen; roast, bake, fry, mash or sautee. Stores well.

ORGANIC SEED POTATO PRICES 2 lbs. $13.50 4 lbs. (20% off) $21.60 10 lbs (30% off) $47.25, 24 lbs. (50% off) $81.00 50 lbs. (60% off) $135.00

OGPT54. MAGIC MOLLY fingerling (105-125 days)


Certified organic A new potato with an amazingly brilliant deep purple color inside and out. The tubers are oblong and blocky shaped, with varying sizes plus the skin retains its color when boiled, making a colorful addition to dinner. Matures late season.

ORGANIC fingerling PRICES 1 lb. $10.95 2 lbs. (15% off) $18.61 4 lbs (30% off) $30.66

See page 96 for Cooking With Potatoes (EB2).It discusses varieties, and provides 30 tempting recipes to make the most of those spuds.

PT51. BANANA (100-125 days) Heirloom

A culitvar of Russian origin and one of the most poplar of all the fingerlings. Elongated tubers, sized a little bigger than a finger, grow straight or slightly curved like a banana. Light yellow flesh has a smooth, creamy texture and stays firm when cooked. An all around potato in the kitchen.

PT53. ROSE FINN APPLE (100-125 days) heirloom

Beautiful translucent rose tinted skin and creamy yellow, waxy flesh with a distinctive flavor; having a hint of nuttiness. Roast, boil or make incredible homefries, and salads. Fixed anyway these fingerlings are delightful to grow, harvest, and dine on.

CONVENTIONAL FINGERLING SEED POTATO PRICES: 1 lb. $7.95 2lb. (15% off) $13.51 4 lbs (30% off) $22.26 10 lbs (45% off) $43.72

Grow Potatoes in Potato Tubs! These reusable grow bags take up minimal space and the side pocket makes harvesting easy! See page 106 for (H708) in our garden products section.

spring tubers and plants

Fingerling Potatoes Fingerlings are long, narrow tubers with a beautiful creamy texture. Fingerlings are terrific for potato salads, boiling, steaming, and even roasted but be careful, this delicacy cooks much faster than a normal sized potato. We sell these by the pound as they each have many eyes and can be cut for planting as you do standard potatoes. One pound of fingerling pieces will produce up to 20 pounds of fingerlings. One of our customers in Vermont gleefully reported he harvested 150 lbs. from only 5 lbs. of fingerling seed potatoes.

Onion Plants Onion plants will be shipped direct to you from our grower in Texas. Your plants will be shipped via Priority Mail (or U.P.S. for larger orders) to ensure you receive the freshest plants possible at the proper time for planting. Our grower starts shipping to southern gardeners in January, so please feel free to request a specific ship date. Order with a friend to accommodate the 2 bunch minimum. We will not accept orders for onion plants after May 31st.

OP12. CANDY (Hybrid)

Intermediate day. A newer variety sweet onion for southern, mid, and northern states. Produces a large, globe shaped white onion with sweet tasting white flesh.


Intermediate to long day. This is a terrific sweet onion for northern gardeners. Produces colossal, yellow skin globe shaped onions with sweet tasting flesh.

OP18. COPRA (Hybrid)

Long day. An excellent keeping onion with yellow skin and creamy colored flesh. The strong flavor of this onion makes it a natural for your favorite cooking recipes.


Long day. A beautiful globe shaped dark red onion with red ringed color throughout. Excellent for eating and a great red storage onion.


Intermediate. A new red globe shaped variety with brilliant red skin, extra sweetness, and red interior rings.

wild leeks RM1. RAMPS

Allium tricoccum One of the earliest woodland plants to poke out after the winter season these fresh greens have a sweet onion flavor and a garlic scent. When growing ramps choose a well-drained site with rich, moist soil high in organic matter and provide adequate moisture throughout all seasons, not just during the early spring growing season. They grow naturally under a deciduous forest canopy. If you do not have a wooded area available to grow the ramps use a shade structure over the planting area to mimic forest canopy conditions.






Long day. A brown skinned globed shaped onion with crisp, mild and sweet flesh. Great storage life, up to 6 months.

Long Day. Spherical in shape with a sweet, mellow flavor and papery white skin. This variety has a good storage life, with the ability to last up to 6 months.


2 bunches for $15.00 4 bunches for $25.50 (55-65 plants per bunch) Mix and match varieties 2 plant minimum

Garlic Bulbs B2. GARLIC (Domestic Softneck)

Garlic can be planted in spring as soon as the ground can be worked about 68 weeks before last frost. Separate into individual cloves, plant pointed side up 2-4" deep and 6" apart. Four bulbs will plant approximately a 20 foot row. Harvest when the tops dry up and store like onions.


1 package $7.50, 3 packages $19.00 (6 bulbs per package)



Sweet Potato Plants

Hop Rhizomes

Grow your own sweet potatoes! High in vitamins A & C, as well as betacarotene, sweet potatoes are a nutritious food source. Plants grow best in a sandy loam soil and will thrive with minimal rainfall. All plants mature within 90-100 days. Plant in rows that are 3 ft. apart and 8 to 10 inches high. Space plants 10 to 18 inches apart and 3 to 4 inches deep. We are offering four varieties, which will be shipped direct to you from the grower. As sweet potatoes cannot withstand frost, plants will be shipped according to customer’s last frost date as determined by our grower. April, May, and early June are shipping months. Plants arrive with growing directions and some tasty recipes. Our grower suggests gardeners in Northern states use black plastic mulch, covering bedded rows 2-3 weeks before plants arrive, to warm the soil and aid growth. Sorry we cannot ship to California, Alaska, Hawaii, or Foreign Countries.

The hop (humulus lupulus) is a hardy perennial, which may grow up to 25 feet in a season, dying back to the crown in the fall. The ripe flower cones can be harvested in August and September, dried, and used in brewing for flavor, aroma, bittering, preservation, and head retention. Under good conditions a vigorous hop can produce up to 2 pounds of dried flowers. The mature hop cones are 1” to 3” long, yellowish green, and papery to the touch. Plant in early spring, in full sun, one rhizome per hill with the buds pointing up, 1” deep, plants 3 feet apart. When the vines are 1 ft. long, select 2-6 to train to supports and remove the rest.

We will not accept orders for sweet potatoes received after May 31st.


Heavy yielding, vine type, developed at Louisiana State University. Copper skin, moderately deep orange flesh, and consistent in shape. Tolerant to soil pox and does not crack open. Out yields all other sweet potatoes.



Bush type, this compact plant is ideal for garden, small space, and containers. Light orange skin with dark flesh and no strings. A delicious eating potato and a very good keeper, Vardeman sports decorative purple and blue vegetation.


Heavy yielding, vine type, with remarkable hardiness makes this one great for northern gardens. Rose petal skin with orange flesh. Excellent for baking.

High yield, matures midseason, long tight cone, noted for its alpha acids, alpha 1116%. Used to make a Bitter beer.


Late maturing, this hop is typically used in German lagers, an heirloom European variety that lends a sharp bittering quality to beer and ale.


12 plants $17.95, 24 for $29.95, 36 for $39.95 Minimum quantity per variety is 12 plants

HP6. Magnum (hybrid)

We offer large, one-year-old roots.

Planting: The best time to set roots is April 10 to May 20. Roots are set 12-14 inches apart in a trench 6-8” below ground level in rows. 4-5 feet apart. Initially covered with 2 inches of soil with the remainder of the trench being gradually filled throughout the rest of the year. Light cutting is possible the year after the bed is established. Take care in locating this planting as it could last a lifetime.






High quality spears in one of the highest yielding all male varieties available. According to the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada who released Millennium, it shows superb longevity in high yield production over many years. A great variety for the more northern gardener as a late season cultivar and excellent cold hardiness. It also has tolerance to growing in heavier soils. Zones 3-8

$1.19 each, 25 or more $1.09 each, 50 or more .89 each PINETREE GARDEN SEEDS & ACCESSORIES • WWW.SUPERSEEDS.COM


12-15% alpha acid, Magnum is a high bittering hop with mild flavor. The citrusy but mildly spicy tone to this hops is the number two produced rhizome in Germany. Great for beginners.

Asparagus Roots

Just as the names implies this deep purple variety has 20% more sweetness than green asparagus plus the large sturdy spears are almost stringless making it delicious both cooked and raw. The mild and nutty flavor along with the beautiful color make this a must-have for the gourmet gardener. Color turns green when cooked and even the bottom portion remains edible, a big plus for asparagus lovers. Adding vinegar or lemon juice helps retain the color when cooked. Zone 4-9

High yield, matures midseason, elongated cone, noted for its aroma, alpha 4-6%. Lends an American flavor to beer.


Heavy yielding, vine type, with tolerance to fusarium wilt and internal cork. Orange, smooth skin with dark orange flesh. Stores well.




$5.75 each, 3 rhizomes $14.75



This strain of horseradish has very large and wide, rugged leaves. Resistance to rust and bacterial spot A great performer in the garden! Place this where you can let it establish fully as it will grow and provide you with horseradish for a lifetime. Zone 3-7

Horseradish PRICE:

1 Root $5.95, 3 Roots $14.95

Save on Shipping! We are pleased to announce we have eliminated the additional Spring shipping surcharge from this section!

What is more delicious in the early summer than fresh strawberries?

Planting: Plants should be set out in early spring. Space 1 to 2 feet apart. Abundant yields of fruit occur in the second year. In succeeding years, it is important to thin plants to allow new growth for continued yield. Do not grow strawberries where tomatoes or other nightshades have grown recently as these soils may be infected with verticillium wilt.



Early season. This strawberry bears heavy yields of large, sweet and firm fruits with pure strawberry flavor. It has good winter tolerance, producing well for northern growers. Fresh or Frozen this remains a number one variety for over 20 years. Zone 3-8


Mid season. A favorite for over 60 years, this variety is thought of as the best for jams and freezing. Flavor and quality are excellent with small/ medium fruit. Highly recommended for home gardens or roadside stands in northern climates. Zones 3-8.



Mid late season. Pluck off a huge harvests of large and delectable berries like those Californian ones you get in the spring at the grocery store. This variety is known for its wide size and supreme flavor. It is highly recommended for home gardeners and market growers. Zone 4-8


This special fig cultivar can withstand the colder temperatures of the north unlike other figs varieties. The plant dies back in the winter and has the ability to re-sprout every year producing crops of medium sized fruit, ripening late summer into fall. BIG and curvy grass green, tropical looking leaves also provide a visually stunning and unique landscape plant. It is best to give the fig the warmest and most protective place in the landscape; this, along with mulching over the cold season, will bring great success in a northern garden. Can grow to 12 feet when provided with the right conditions. Zone 5-10


ST32. EVIE-2

This variety is known to produce the largest spring crop out of all day neutral types. Performs with less sensitivity to warm summer days having high yields with large, firm and plump crimson berries. Zone 4-8


STRAWBERRY PLANT PRICES: .75 each, 25 or more .65 each, 50 or more .45 each

See page 106 for GardenSoxx (H709) an ideal growing bag for strawberries!



Everbearing These strawberries are not dependent upon day length to blossom or set fruit therefore they are also known as Day-Nuetral and will produce crops of high quality berries all summer(extreme hot weather above 85-90 will slow this down but will pick up when temperatures cool) Picking off the flower buds the first six weeks after setting out helps establish plants the first year.

1 plant $15.95, 2 plants $25.95 4 plants (30% off) $44.66


Sambuscus Canadensis. A very hardy and prolific North American native, the elderberry shrub grows well in sun to part shade and thrives in wet areas, but will grow in any soil. Large heads of tiny white flowers appear in JuneJuly, producing clusters of small, deep purple to black berries used to make wine, jellies, jams, pies, and chutney. You need only one plant to produce fruit, but you may want to plant more as the fruit of the elderberry will also attract birds. Bears orange to burgundy foliage in fall, and is hardy in zones 4-8.

We will be charging shipping based on the subtotal of your whole order only. Combine your seed & plant order and save big!

Grapes Grow grapes in a sunny area on a support and keep well watered the first year. You do not have to wait for a frost to harvest grapes, as they will begin to ripen in late summer or early fall. We sell 2 year old no.1 plants and these varieties are hardy to zones 4-5. Grapes take about 2 years to begin fruiting.

gr7. Somerset


Red Seedless Somerset, developed by Elmer Swenson, has tight clusters of medium sized grapes ripening in August. The grapes are edible when they turn pink but take on an unparalleled strawberry-like flavor when they are allowed to ripen to a deep red color. superior fresh eating or for juice or jelly. Hardy to zone 4.


gr8. Thomcord

Blue black seedless This seedless hybrid was developed in 1983 by Californian grape breeders. It's a cross between Thompson and Concord grapes and released in 2003. The aromatic,"labrusca"flavor of the Concord and the delicate sweet taste of the Thompson has made the Thomcord a favorite table grape. It will grow quite well in hot,dry regions and is very resistant to powdery mildew. The dark blueblack grape ripens late July to mid-August. Hardy to zone 5.


$10.95 each, 3 or more (30% off) $7.67 each

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1 plant $13.95, 2 plants $23.95 4 plants (30% off) $39.06



spring tubers and plants

Strawberry Plants



We offer blueberries as 2 yr. container-grown, branched plants.


The blueberry not only bears delicious fruit high in fiber and vitamin C, but does double duty as an ornamental landscape shrub. Blueberries are easy for the home gardener to grow and enjoy, as insects and disease rarely bother them.

Planting: They require an acid soil with a pH of 3.5-5.0 with a high organic content to maintain moisture. Add iron sulfate to acidify the soil, if needed. Plant with soil 1/4”-1 1/2” above the root system, spaced 4 ft. apart and mulched regularly. Although blueberries are technically self-pollinating, the use of at least two different varieties will greatly enhance fruit size and yield.


The Patriot blueberry is a University of Maine introduction with large, firm berries that ripen over a long period. A 4-6 ft bush with an upright habit, this one will start fruiting early. Perfect for the home garden. Hardy zones 3-7.



Developed at University of Minnesota, this blueberry is extra hardy while growing 3-4 feet with a upright , compact habit making it a great candidate for including in the landscape along side the flowers and shrubs. Medium to large fruit have a sweet wild-like flavor. Mature plants can produce 4-7 pounds per plant. Zone 37

BB7. Little Crisp Blueberry


This little blueberry grows to a foot, is spreading, and blends very well into a natural landscape. An adaptable and productive edible ground cover with a multi season display; the lovely white flowers in the spring, small sweet light blue berries in the summer and blazing colorful foliage in the autumn. Full sun or partial shade. Zone 4-7.





Named after Elizabeth White, a blueberry expert and a well known horticulturist in the early 1900's. She set out to create the best tasting authentic, sweet and plump blueberries ever! Ripening mid to late season this plant, growing to 5 feet, has the ability to produce up to 15 pounds of fruit per plant. Mid-late season. Zone 4-8

An old fashion heirloom blueberry the has been around almost 100 years. These small to medium sized berries are sweet and intense, with a wild berry taste, perfect for pies and muffins. Vigorous upright plants grow 4-6 feet and have a mid season harvest with yields up to 15 per plant. Zone 4-7.


Plant rhubarb roots in at least 9 square feet of space for each root. The top of the root divison should be planted level with the soil surface. Harvest stalks beginning in the second year. Liberal fertilization is the key to continued high productivity.


One of the first fresh produce you can gather from your garden in the springtime. Said to be one of the best tasting rhubarbs around. Produces large , up to 2 feet, brightly colored stalks that are not stringy , having a nice balance of sweet and tart. Many, many years of fresh rhubarb pies can be enjoyed from planting one or two roots. Zone 3-7


rhubarb PRICES: 1 PLANT $12.46 2 PLANTS (20% off) $19.98 4 PLANTS (30% off) $41.86

Harvest Blueberries in a Breeze! See our Berry Picker (H193) offered on page 114 in our garden products section

1 PLANT $14.95 2 PLANTS $24.95 4 PLANTS (30% off) $41.86

clearance • clearance • clearance • clearance We’ve slashed our prices to make room in the warehouse! DH188. CAST IRON ROW MARKER


This is another handy item that we can’t live without. This tote works like a box, folds like a bag and is as strong as an ox. Made of heavyweight poly, it will host a number of uses throughout the year such as camping, laundry, moving, groceries, transporting plants from the nursery and even hauling firewood, just to name a few. Measures 18” x 17” x 15” h. with strong nylon rope handle. Very sturdy. Originally $10.95 on sale

This handcrafted cast iron row marker resembles the ones used by farmers for centuries. The decorative scroll design has a classic appeal and is finished in a dark brown finish. It includes 75’ of jute twine that wraps around the body making it convenient to mark various lengths of rows or for marking landscaping projects around the yard. Overall height is 11 1/2” and 3” in width with solid 4” anchored spikes for stability. Originally $18.95 on sale






A shoulder-style model with a tear risistant nylon bag that has a zippered top for easy filling. The contoured base easily shapes around your hips with an adjustable shoulder strap and long crank handle for comfort. The rocking agitator provides smooth, even material feeding to the distribution plate and you can adjust the spread width between 8' and 12' simply by changing the crank rate. Spreads a wider area than the ground push conventional models with a better even distribution. The hopper holds a generous amount of seed approximately 20 pounds. Originally $39.95 on sale


Raspberries RS4. PRELUDE RED

The delicate flavor of raspberries and blackberries picked from wild bushes is a wonderful childhood memory for many of us. Ensure yourself a fresh supply by growing your own.

Planting: We ship bare-root canes, which should be planted 3 feet apart, a bit deeper than the root crown. Prune old canes at the end of the growing season. Tip: prune new shoots in spring to keep manageable. DO NOT PLANT raspberries or blackberries WITHIN 100 FEET OF BLACK Raspberries

gourmet Raspberry




Sweet, plump and juicy is the best way to describe these dark black berries. The 5-10 foot arching canes can produce up to 20 pounds each. Even though they look ripe the most luscious and enjoyable flavor is when the berry removes from the calyx easily. The thornless canes make for an easy harvest. Great for beginners, Zones 5-8.


A gourmet purple raspberry with substantial sweet purple fruits of high quality and productive yields. They can be picked a little early when red for a raspberry flavor or when they ripen, becoming purple for an even sweeter taste. The berries are excellent used fresh, frozen, in preserves or delectable in homemade pie. Developed by Cornell University. Late season. Zones 4-8.

blackberry PRICES: 1 PLANT $5.95 5 or more PLANTS (25% off) $4.46 each 25 or more PLANTS (35% off) $3.87 each

gourmet raspberry PRICES: 1 PLANT $5.95 5 or more PLANTS (25% off) $4.46 each 25 or more PLANTS (35% off) $3.87 each


Love raspberries and desire them as soon as possible? Prelude is the earliest maturing of all the summer red raspberries. Plump berries are firm, medium large, have a excellent flavor and fruit quality. This variety also bears a light fall crop and are great for freezing. Zone 4-8

RS6. LATHAM Heirloom

An heirloom summer bearing variety, with medium to large sized bright red juicy berries perfect for fresh eating, freezing, canning or jams. Ripens in mid summer, reaps hefty crops, and very adaptable to different soils. Zone 3-8



Beautiful golden yellow berries are a real treat to the home gardener. Picking them fresh and serving with breakfast or dessert brings about a satisfying smile and feeling; knowing you can grow something this unique and delicious. Bears fruit in the late season, starting at the end of August. Zone 4-8


We are offering new perennial plants and shrubs for Spring planting!

Items RS4, RS6, & RS8 1 PLANT $3.95 5 or more PLANTS (25% off) $2.96 25 or more PLANTS (35% off) $2.57

See the inside & back cover of our catalog.

clearance • clearance • clearance • clearance We’ve slashed our prices to make room in the warehouse! DH374. HOLLY-TONE - Two 5 lb. bags Formulated for acid-loving plants such as Hollies, Azaleas, Dogwoods, Evergreens, and Rhododendrons. This complex blend offers the finest natural ingredients available with no sludge, fillers, or toxic chemicals. Safe and low in salts, it won’t burn plants, and is ready to use, so no mixing or mess is involved. This long-lasting natural plant food breaks down slowly for steady continuous feeding. It carries all the essential vitamins, nutrients and growth hormones specifically for the plants needs. NPK 4-6-4 Originally $13.95

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Add style to your outdoor patios, decks, picnic and camping areas with subtle lighting by tea lights. The metal enamel coated lanterns are accented withflowers and dragonflies and come in assorted colors of red, green, yellow and blue, so we’ll choose the color. Tea light is included, to replace just rotate the base. Not rustproof if left outdoors. Measures: 4” x 4” with a 5” wide roof with vented cap and a 5” handle for hanging.

Originally $9.98

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This kitchen sprouter grows a generous amount of nutritious sprouts year-round. The 8” x 8” x 2 1/2” vented design allows quick and thorough rinsing with improved air circulation which is important for healthy sprouts. With two stackable plastic trays you can sprout two varieties of seed at the same time. Drip tray, lid, instructions and 1 oz. of organic alfalfa seeds is included.

Originally $21.95


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Mothers, Daughters, and Flowers By Tovah Martin, Photographs by Richard W. Brown Martin’s reminisces about her own childhood and the special place flowers and her mother hold in it. We follow her through the seasons as she delivers May baskets, climbs apple trees, picks lilacs, makes hollyhock dolls, or hangs out in her neighbor Mrs. Logee’s nearby greenhouse. She also includes instructions for mother/daughter projects for the next generation. on sale: Hardcover 160 pp pub. at $35.00 $5.95

BL271 FRUIT! By Kathryn Hawkins For fresh, juicy, bright and savory recipes-both sweet and main dishes-this is the book for you. It has easy to follow recipes with new, delicious, combinations and ideas that will perk up your taste buds or be the envy of any gathering – like Mango and Lamb Brochettes, Smoked Chicken and Pear Salad, Rhubarb and Raspberry Crumble or a Trio of Sorbets. It includes recipes for preserves, sauces and accompaniments. Spiral bound pub. at $19.95



BL386 GARDENING WITH PERENNIALS Great articles from Horticulture on a host of unusual, exciting perennials. Wonderful color photos. Hardcover 144 pp pub. at $24.99 on sale: $9.95


Edited By Ruby Le BoisEdited By Ruby Le Bois WOW! This is a Great book. You will be creating the most aromatic, spicy, sizzling and flavorful dishes ever. It has great color photos of the preparation and finished dish on each page with easy to follow recipes and tips. Treat yourself to some Cajun Popcorn-a cornmeal coated spicy seafood that resembles popcorn when made and served with a delicious Basil Mayonnaise Dip. Or don’t know what to do with those hot peppers you grew this year? Make some Mole Poblano De Guajolote- a Mexican dish served on holidays and special occasions. You can top off these dishes with some great desserts-Coconut and Nutmeg Ice Cream or Baklava. These are easy to make and will become great favorites for all. 265 pp

By Blanche Young and Lynette Young Bingham With two traditional quilt favorites – Grandmother’s Flower Garden and Dresden Plate - you will find yourself having fun using up fabrics to stitch a quilt of flower bouquets. Blanche and Lynette cover all aspects of making these quilts from design, color and fabric selection to cutting, easy piecing and simple applique. They give you instructions for four quilts with alternate sizes for each and a gallery of additional quilt photos to inspire you. Softcover 64 pp on sale: pub. at $19.95 $3.95

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250 simple, natural ways to achieve spiritual, emotional, and physical well-being. Softcover Orig. $8.95

on sale: $1.25

BL475 KEEPING FITNESS SIMPLE 500 tips for fitting exercise into a busy life. Softcover Orig. $9.95

on sale: $1.25

BL478 FENG SHUI The basic concepts of laying out the home and garden for positive energy flow. Hardcover Orig. $12.95

BL482 THE GUILT-FREE DOG OWNER’S GUIDE By Diana Delmar An excellent guide to all aspects of owning a dog. Softcover 180 pp pub. at $10.95

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BL670 SEASCAPE GARDENING By Anne Halpin For planning a seashore garden including all it’s beauty and problems, with profiles of gorgeous gardens and interesting stories. Softcover 224pp pub. at $19.95

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BL925 WATER GARDENS By Yvonne Rees & Neil Sutherland These 16 simple projects are mostly in containers with; water gardens, bog gardens and fountains. Others involve adding novelty water features or a waterfall to the garden with an extensive plant section and numerous color photos. Softcover 140pp Pub. at $22.95

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BL510 THE GOOD EARTH HOME & GARDEN BOOK By Casey Kellar This book can eliminate chemicals from your home and replace them with simple vinegar, baking soda and water. These, essential oils and a few other items in your home can clean anything in your house, yard or garden. Here, Casey provides tips for conserving energy, preparing a first aid kit and disposing of old chemicals safely, family pets with treats and simple care recipes for them. From the garden are homemade soil mixes, fertilizers and insecticides you can make. At the end of the book she includes ideas for potpourris, herbal vinegars, butters, teas and a few other garden gifts. Softcover 112 pp pub. at $19.95

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BL498 CHINA BAYLE’S BOOK OF DAYS By Susan Witting Albert Anyone who read the China Bayles herbal mysteries will remember the mouthwatering herbal recipes and craft ideas mentioned. Well, here are 365 of them, one for each day, and they are awesome. I had post-its throughout the book marking recipes and crafts I wanted to make—McQuaid’s Hot & Spicy Chocolate, Dilly Smoked Salmon Dip, Spring Green Sorrel Soup, Herbal Doggie Shampoo, Mint Soap, and Flowerpot Herb Bread are just a few. on sale: Softcover 384 pp pub. at $14.00 $3.95



There is nothing like fresh, homemade condiments. This kit provides a Heavy Glass Jar with Cork Top and Wooden Spoon, Yellow and Brown Mustard Powders, Garlic Granules, and Tumeric Powder to make mustard right away and three types of mustard seeds to grow for your next batch. Comes in a green jute drawstring bag with three different mustard recipes; a Ballpark style, Organic Brown Dijion, and Basic Yellow.

PG22. The Pinetree Manure Medley $22.95

Casting about for that perfect gift? What’cha guano get the gardener who has everything? Doo consider our exclusive gift set that contains three highly effective and concentrated manures, all tastefully wrapped in our attractive, sturdy 1 1/2 Gallon Canvas Bucket. This set contains: 2 quarts. of Worm Castings, 1 lb. bag of Desert Bat Guano, 2 lbs. Fossilized Seabird Guano, and A Handmade Bar of Gardener’s Soap.

PG5. Squeaky-Clean Soapmaking Kit


All our soap kits are quick and easy to use, but this is one is perfect for someone who doesn’t have much time but still wants to be spoiled! This melt and pour glycerin kit makes soaps that will cleanse oily skin, help heal damaged skin and has a Ramie soap bag to hold your soap or soap pieces while gently exfoliating. Contains: 2 lb. bar of Clear Glycerin, Uplift/ Invigorate Soap mold, Ramie Soap Sack, Pipet, Rosepink Clay, Lemon Powder, Rose Fragrant Oil, Lemon Essential Oil. Also includes directions & recipes

GiftS FOR GARDENERS H800. PINETREE GARDEN SEEDS GIFT CERTIFICATE You’ll never have to search again for that hard-to-find gift for your gardening friends. Give your favorite gardeners options and let them decide what best suits their needs. You specify the amount you wish to give. We will send a catalog along with a card identifying the giver and any message you wish to include.

PG29. Gardener's Starting Kit


PG17. Baked Beans


Just what you need to experience a tasty New England Tradition……a 1 ½ quart ceramic bean pot, Jacobs Cattle and Vermont Cranberry Bean Seeds and The Country Wisdom Bulletin – Cooking With Dried Beans. You can grow your own beans and then follow the included recipes for: Traditional Boston Baked Beans, New England Clam Chowder and Clambake, Indian Corn Bread, Seafood and even flavorful Fish Chowders.

PG2. Fish-In-A-Bag Soapmaking


Remember the old fashioned fairs where you played a game to win a goldfish in a plastic bag to take home? This whimsical gift set lets you make your own as soap! Makes great gifts and fun to do. This kit will make 8 fish in a bag soaps. It contains: 2lb clear glycerin soap base, 8 plastic fish, 8 plastic bags and twist ties, ocean water fragrant oil and pipet, a net bag to put them in and instructions.


A great start for any gardener! Features a 2.9 gallon Presto Pop-up Bucket, waterproof and just the right size to use as you weed, or for holding your soil amendments as you work in the garden. Folds flat and goes into it's own zippered storage case with a pocket to put your small tools or gloves. The kit also has natural touch gardening gloves (one size fits most) and three handy tools; a trowel, cultivator and weeder. You'll receive a package of Wonder Soil, Bamboo Labels, Jack's Classic Fertilizer and three packages of seeds to start you off, # 139 Diva Cucumber, #34901 Cashflow Summer Squash, and # 41601 Rutger’s Tomato.



gifts for gardeners

PG27. Mustard Kit

PG26. Flower Pot Bread Kit



Who doesn't love fresh bread?! After seasoning, these clay pots will make wonderful breads and start great conversations at your next garden party, or be the perfect gift for that special friend. This kit includes: 4 Clay Pots – 4”, Linen Flour Sack Towel with sunflower design, 2 Pot Holders with sunflower design, Sesame Seeds, information sheet with directions for seasoning pots, and a recipe for a simple wheat bread.

PG8. Simple Soap Starter kit


This will have you making polished, professional looking soaps in no time! It contains: “Soapy Love” guidebook by Debbie Chialtas, white glycerin soap base, pipet, pearberry and gardenia fragrant oils, six different color nuggets, 2 soapmolds – good garden bugs and “natural handmade”, recipes and a nylon bath puff.

PG6. Pedi Care Kit



Pamper your feet at home! Treat yourself to a healing foot balm and clean up with these adorable foot soaps in a cute flip-flop sandal mold. This kit contains: pumice foot brush with an easy to use handle, Flip-Flop Sandal soap mold, glycerin soap base, 6 different color nuggets, peppermint and tea tree essential oils, pipet, foot balm, the Country Wisdom Bulletin – “Herbal Treatments For Healthy Feet”, recipes, and a vinyl drawstring bag to put them in.


Our Gift Sets all come attractively packaged in a floral cellophane wrap with ribbon and a gift tag.

AN ECO-FRIENDLY BOARD GAME Illustrated By Melissa Sweet Be the first player to fill your garden with good growing things and get back home. You collect items from the five shopkeeper areas – fruit trees, vegetables, herbs, flowers and birds - to place in your garden. Helps develop patience and number skills. Made with 75% recycled materials, no plastics, and printed with soy-based inks. Includes tokens and four standup playing pieces of Melissa’s charming cartoons. The board opens to 18” x 18” and a cotton bag is included for easy storage. An Eeboo corporation game ON SALE $6.95 2-4 players Ages 5+ pub at $18.95



A fast paced game that usually takes 15-20 minutes to play. For 2 to 5 players, it's great for ages 10 and up but one that I think everyone will enjoy. Have fun playing this game of tomato farming by harvesting the most fuzzy tomatoes in your basket while defending your patch from a garden variety of intruders like weeds, varmints, and even the dastardly tomato zombie, (but watch out for the flying hippos). This comes in a 10.5” x 7.75” x 2.5” tin with 150 mini tomatoes, 60 cards, 5 baskets, 2 dice and rules of play.


PG7. Sprouting Gift Set


Sprouting is a great way to add nutrition to everyday dishes! Here we make it super easy with a 4-Tray Seed Sprouter (H758) which contains four simple-to-use, reusable plastic sprouting trays. The gift set contains: Seed Sprouter with Organic Alfalfa seeds and instructions, Ten packages of other sprouts: Lentil, Mung Bean, Chinese Cabbage, Chinese Radish, Onion, Broccoli, Clover, Wheat, Mustard and Munching Sprout Mix.




By Jacek Yerka A truly unique puzzle. We were instantly drawn to this offering, a four sided puzzle that shows all the seasons as they transition into one another. Beautiful attention to detail. Sure to challenge even a puzzle pro! 550 piece puzzle 20” x 20”



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Echinacea $10.95 each or 3 for $23.95

ECH1. Echinacea // Vintage Wine A classy appearing coneflower with beautiful rose wine colored flowers that stand strong and can reach 4 inches across. It has a bushy habit and the blossoms are prolific through the summer. You can use this in a container surround by annuals or tucked away in the garden. Grows 28–36". Rootstock. Zone 4–9

ECH2. Echinacea // Evening Glow The hues of the summer sunset radiate from these bicolored flowers. Hints of pink, apricot, and yellow are all included in this glowing variety. Blooms are long lasting, continuing throughout the summer. A striking and unique Echinacea to add to your collection. Grows 20–24". Size: 3" pot. Zone 5–9 ECH3. Echinacea // Solar Flare A new selection with brilliant crimson magenta flowers and distinctive deep purple stems. The petals are held horizontally, unlike most echinaceas which tend to droop downward. Flowers are large, up to 5 inches across and mature to a lighter smoky rose shade. Grows 24-36". 3" pot. Zone 4–8

PERENNIALS $6.95 each or 3 for $17.95

PR1. Phlox // Blue Flame paniculata // A shorter ,more compressed phlox with blue buds opening to large clusters of fragrant white flowers, that look as if they were painted blue with a fine art brush. An excellent variety with strong branching stems that grows to 20 inches. Sun to part shade. Size: 3" pot. Zone 4–8 PR2. Russian Sage // Lacey Blue perovskia atriplicifoliae // The Lavender blue flower spikes that bloom in abundance amongst the silver green foliage makes a warm addition to the landscape. It is a compact variety, growing 18–20" with stiff upright stems that help keep this plant well formed through a long season. Full sun. Size: 3" pot. Zone 4–10.

The following varieties of peonies are unique and uncommon with a more notable presence than the ones usually found around an old farmhouse here in Northern New England. Known as “the backbone of the garden”, peonies are beautiful, hardy, and low maintenance. Loved by many gardeners, they provide a wondrous scent and beautiful blooms late spring through early summer. Hardy once established, they prefer lots of sun. $14.95 each or 3 for $24.95

PEO1. Peonies // Red Magic Fluffy and voluptuous garnet red blooms 5–7 inches across. Bare root/4" eye. Zone 3–8

PEO2. Peonies // Raspberry Sundae A scoop of vanilla cream in the center,surrounded by blush raspberry pink petals. Bare root/4" eye. Zone 3–-8

PEO3. Peonies // Laura Dessert A snow white collar with a mounded middle of frilly lemon yellow petals. Bare root/4" eye. Zone 3–8

FERNS FER1. Ferns // Japanese Painted

$6.95 each or 3 for $17.95 Athyrium niponicum // The sage green fronds with hints of plum purple and silver merge into dramatic wine red stems. A shade lover but can grow in part sun and acclimates well to containers. Grows to 20" and spreads outward in rich moist soil. 3 ½" pot. Zone 4–8. FER2. Ferns // Maidenhair $4.95 each or 3 for $12.95 Adiantum pedatum // An elegant fern with delicate looking curved fronds that fan out and separate like five fingers. The blue black wiry stems hold up the spring green fronds, forming mounds of cascading foliage. A wonderful addition to a shaded or wooded landscape. Grows 24–30". Part shade to shade. Bare root. Zone 3–8

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Hydrangea $14.95 each or two for $24.95

SPR1. Hydrangea // Ruby Slippers

quercifolia // Mammoth 9 inch florets stand upright and start out white in the early season, morphing to pale pink, then to a radiant ruby red shade. This is a truly unique hydrangea. A compact sized shrub, it grows to 3-4 feet and works well for a smaller landscape, use a few for a hedge or more for a majestic mass planting. Developed by the national arboretum. Full sun or part shade. Size: 4” pot. Zone 5-9

SPR2. Hydrangea // Magical Amethyst

MacrophyllA // A dynamic shrub, with spherical, color-changing flowers that bloom throughout the summer season. Fresh blooms start out lime green, flushed with a creamy white then alter to a rose pink shade (more purple details when grown in acidic soil) finally fading back to the green and pinks. Great for fresh or dried cut flowers. Grows to 3-4 feet. Full sun or part shade. Size: 4” pot. Zone 5-9

SPR3. Hydrangea // All Summer Long

MacrophyllA // Forms masses of round and puffy sky blue flowers all summer long, on a vigorous branching plant. Grows to 3-5 feet, produces more intense blue flowers in acidic soil and pink shades in alkaline soil. It is a lovely cut flower used fresh or dried in bouquets. Full sun or part shade. Size: 4” pot. Zone 5-9.

ELDERBERRY $15.95 each or two for $25.95

EY3. Elderberry // Morden Golden Glow Finely cut leaves are a striking golden apple green color, and when used in landscaping this plant brings an illuminating effect to heavily textured sun or part shaded area. Flowers arrive as showy clusters of creamy white and turn into glossy red purple berries towards the end of the season. This is a great substitute for a Japanese maple tree in colder climates. Full sun or part shade. Retains more intense color in part shade. Zone 3-8. Size: 4” pot.

EY4. Elderberry // Black Tower Glossy dark burgundy foliage and the contrasting light green new growth on this shrub offer engaging scenery in the garden. In bloom, the flat bunches of two toned tiny pink flowers hover above the richly colored leaves. This shrub has columnar growth habit perfect for the back of borders or a hedging plant. When placed in a container it makes a remarkable focal point on a patio. Sun or part shade. Zone 4-8. Size: 4” pot.

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Pinetree Garden Seeds 2014 Catalog  
Pinetree Garden Seeds 2014 Catalog  

We look forward to providing all your garden and craft needs as we enter our 35th year. While we remain committed to offering exceptional v...