250 +/- seeds per pack unless otherwise noted in description.
Claytonia Claytonia perfoliata 40 days. Native to the American northwest. The wonderfully tender, mild leaves and stems grow quickly in cool spring and fall temperatures. Sow outside in early spring or in fall for overwintering in milder climates. It also works well as a winter greenhouse or cold frame crop. Will easily self seed, but is easy to pull out if no longer wanted. ~ 300seeds
Garland chrysanthemum Chrysanthemum coronarium 40 days. Also known as Shungiku. One of the lesser known cool-season Oriental greens, as versatile in soups and stir fries as it is in salads. Deeply lobed dark green leaves add an aromatic, piquant flavour to any dish. Plant thickly in early spring or late summer and harvest when plants are 4 to 8 inches tall, before buds appear. Flowers are also edible.
Giant Winter Spinach Spinacia oleracea 45 days. A very large leafed variety selected for its frost tolerance and overall cold hardiness. A great candidate for overwintering and extra-early/extra-late harvests. Not suitable for the heat of mid summer! Glossy leaves are thick and semi-savoyed.
Gigante d’Italia Parsley Petroselinum crispum 70 days full size. A vigorous, large-framed flat-leaf heirloom variety originating in northern Italy. Its unique crispy sweet taste livens up the flavour of any dish. Because parsley can take 2 to 3 weeks to germinate, soak the seeds overnight before sowing and keep soil moist. ~400+/-seeds
Ice-Bred Arugula Eruca sativa 44 days. A specially selected arugula bred and developed under extremely cold growing conditions and selected for its resistance and ability to perform in bitterly cold and unpleasant weather. Perfect for season extension and overwintering under minimal protection. Packs a surprisingly robust and flavourful taste treat in salads.
Wrinkled Crinkled Crumpled Cress Lepidium sativum 30 days. A very unique salad green that imparts a peppery sweetness and lots of ‘loft’ to any salad. Bred for its unique shape and taste by Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. Stems and leaves are held erect for easier cutting and a cleaner product. Excellent for multiple cuttings through the season.
Strawberry Spinach Chenopodium capitatum Delightful and unusual, though somewhat unknown leafy annual of the spinach family. Leaves are used raw in salads when young, or picked and cooked like spinach when older and larger. Distinctive clusters of bright-red berries with a sweet, fruity undertone are ideal for attractive salad garnishes. Easily self-sows in the garden from year to year, but is not invasive. Direct sow seeds when the soil has warmed in early June. ~ 300 seeds.
Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch Kale Brassica oleracea 50 – 60 days. Low-growing, compact curly kale with dense, frilly leaves. More tender than the Siberian kales in summer heat, but remains cold-hardy for extending the season or overwintering. Very productive.
Red Russian Kale Brassica napus 60 days. An old heirloom kale that has undergone a revival in recent years. One of the most tender and delicious of kales with red and purple stems and leaves. Very cold tolerant – sweetens up after a few frosts. Vigorous grower and ideal for edible landscaping.
White Russian Kale Brassica napus 50-60 days. A flat leaf Siberian type kale – very cold hardy! More vigorous than Red Russian, with larger, more serrated leaves that are silvery green with white veining. Tolerant to wet soils. Grow it as a baby kale for tender salad leaves or use mature leaves for cooking.
Mache Large Leaf Round Valerianella locusta 60 days. Also known as corn salad. A vigorous, large-leaf heirloom strain dating back to the 1840’s. A well appreciated salad staple in Europe, this cool-season salad green is best grown in the cool of spring and fall, when when the flavour and tenderness are at their peak. ~300 seeds.
Osaka Purple Mustard Green Brassica juncea 21 days baby greens, 40-60 days mature greens. A fast-growing, piquant mustard green giving salads extra spiciness. Large cupped, emerald-green leaves with purple veins. Frost-tolerant and bolt-resistant
Tatsoi Brassica rapa 45 days. A versatile Asian green with spoon shaped thick dark green leaves, forming a compact rosette around the centre of the plant. Ideally suited to cool spring or fall season extension growing. Ideal in stir fries at full size or in salads at baby size.
Très Fine Maraîchère Olesh Endive Chicorium endivia 42 days. A European heirloom salad endive known for its finely cut, lacy leaves with a delicate, though slightly bitter taste that refreshes any salad. Best sown in early spring for a late spring harvest and again in midsummer for a fall harvest. Can be harvested at the baby-leaf stage like mesclun or full-head rosette stage. Easy to grow and delicious! ~300 seeds.