Seedlings for Spring 2020

We are taking seedling orders for spring 2020! To place an order, e-mail us at summersbeth@ gmail.com with the variety and number of seedlings of each mvariety you would like. Your order will be available for pick up at the farm, located 4 miles outside Viroqua. If necessary, we can provide delivery for those who are unable to pick up their order.

When we receive your order, we’ll confirm the total price and coordinate pickup.  Payments can be made via PayPal to summersbeth@gmail.com (this is the preferred method) or with a check at the time of pickup. Although we can’t offer public access to the greenhouse at this time, we will have a convenient pickup table with your order ready when you arrive.

Our plants are grown using organic methods without the use of pesticides or synthetic fertilizers. All seedlings are from certified organic seeds, and seedlings are planted in organic approved soil.

We make every effort to provide you with the healthiest possible seedlings using only organic methods. If you are not completely happy with your seedlings, we will do our best to replace them. We control aphids in our greenhouse by releasing native ladybugs, but occasionally aphids may be present on seedlings. In our experience, aphids are easily rinsed away with a strong stream of water and will not survive when your seedlings are transplanted outside.  

The seedling varieties listed below are currently available for purchase. More varieties will be added as they become ready for transplant!

Cold-Hardy Crops

Dwarf Blue Curled Kale0624-dwarf-blue-curled-scotch-kale-organic

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

4-packs: $4.00 each

Gorgeous, finely curled blue-green leaves hold their color even in severe cold. Uniform low-growing plants are 15″ tall with a 20-35″ spread. Very hardy; will overwinter with mulch in zones 4-5. Ornamental and delicious.

 

Scarlet Kale03172_01_scarlet

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot) – 1 left!

Red, open pollinated kale variety. The broad, frilly, purple leaves grow on 2–3′ tall, upright stalks. Red color on a blue-green background, as compared to the red color on a bright green background of Redbor. Scarlet plant height is not quite as uniform as Redbor. Great for baby leaf and bunching.

 

Red Russian Kale 0625-red-russian-kale-organic

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

4-packs: $4.00 each

One of the hardiest and most tender-leaved of all kales, this variety is originally from Siberia and was brought to Canada by Russian traders around 1885. Its beautiful, frilly, purple-veined, blue-green leaves are tinged with red-purple and resemble oak leaves. Vigorous plants grow 18-36″ tall. Leaves have a mild, sweet flavor. Hardy to -10°F.

 

Lacinato Kale0623-lacinato-kale-organic

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

4-packs: $4.00 each

Italian kale dating back to the 18th century. Blue-green, strap-like leaves are 3″ wide by 10-18″ long with a heavily savoyed texture. Excellent flavor that is enhanced by frost.

 

Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage0353-early-jersey-wakefield-cabbage-organic

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

This historic, early-maturing variety is delicious eaten fresh. The conical, solid, tightly held heads grow up to 15″ long by 7″ wide and weigh 3-4 pounds each.

 

Early Snowball Cauliflower

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Crisp, crunchy and full of flavor! Compact, 6- to 7-inch, creamy-white heads are smooth, solid and loaded with nutrition. This variety is well-suited to being eaten raw, baked, roasted, or steamed. 

 

Old Timey Blue Collards1612-ole-timey-blue-collard-organic

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

An heirloom favorite! Plants grow to 2′ tall with blue-green leaves and purple stems/veins. Very good eating qualities.

 

White Vienna Kohlrabi1561-white-vienna-kohlrabi-organic

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Pre-1860 variety. Pale green above ground globes with crisp white flesh. Sweet and mild with a flavor reminiscent of turnips. Best harvested at 2½” diameter. Excellent raw or steamed. 

 

Purple Vienna Kohlrabi3642g_01_azurstar

$1.50 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Purple-skinned above ground bulbs with crisp white flesh. Sweet turnip-like flavor. Excellent raw or steamed. Best harvested at 2½” diameter. Slightly larger and later than White Vienna

 

Pac Choy- Prize Choy

$2.00 per 4-pack

Elegant vase-like shape, medium thick white stems and smooth, mild flavor. Prefers cool weather, but is slow to bolt in heat. Selected for uniformity, vigor and bolt resistance.

Tomatoes

 

Red Robin red robin

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

This dwarf cherry tomato was specially designed to be grown in pots. A miniature plant with small, very sweet fruits. Perfect for a patio, porch, or balcony. Determinate, 55 days from transplant.

 

Green Grapegreen grape

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Unique 1″ cherry tomatoes are olive-yellow when ripe. Very productive. Juicy and wonderfully sweet with a hint of spice. Determinate, 80-90 days from transplant.

 

Amish SaladAmish-Salad-Tomato

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Produces high yields of 1 to 2 oz dark pink cherry tomatoes. They are very sweet, firm, and flavorful. Perfect for salads, snacks, sauces, and drying. Holds on the vines for a long time without rotting. Grows in clusters from 4 to 6.  Indeterminate, 80 days from transplant.

 

Nyagousnyagous

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Produces good yields of 6 to 8 oz wonderfully flavorful, dark brownish-red tomatoes. Grows in clusters of 3 to 6. Crack resistant.  An heirloom variety from Germany. Indeterminate, 85 days from transplant.

 

Black KrimBlack krim

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

An heirloom tomato from the Crimean Peninsula of Russia. Produces large, juicy fruits with excellent, rich flavor and a beautiful, dark maroon color. Indeterminate, 70-90 days from transplant.

 

Cuore de Toro

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

This Italian heirloom, a huge, pink Oxheart type, weighs in at a gigantic 2 lbs. or more! Abundant, 4″ fruits on vigorous plants are a colorful pinkish-red with a wonderful sweet flavor. Indeterminate, 89 days.

 

 

 

Miscellaneous

 

Garden Huckleberry0622-garden-huckleberry-organic

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Upright 3-4′ branched plants produce hundreds of ¾” purple-black berries in clusters. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened; best used in sauces, pies and preserves. Use about 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sweetener for best flavor. Good for freezing and canning. 75-80 days from transplant.

 

Eggplant – Diamond0034-diamond-eggplant-organic

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Known for excellent texture and flavor, this variety bears dark-purple eggplants with green-tinted flesh that are 9″ long and 3″ in diameter. The fruits are borne in clusters of four to six on 2′-tall plants, disease-resistant, and rarely bitter. Seed Savers Exchange collected the variety from the Ukraine in 1993. 70 days from transplant.

Peppers

King of the Northking-of-the-north-pepper

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

The best red bell pepper for northern gardeners where the seasons are cool and short. Blocky uniform fruits are excellent for stuffing or fresh eating. Great sweet flavor.

 

Lunchbox Redlunchboxred

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Sweet and flavorful red snack peppers. These beautiful, mini-sized peppers are delicious sautéed, as an addition to salads and, perfect for a healthy snack. Smooth red fruits average 2-2 1/2″ long by 1″ wide.

 

Miniature Yellow Bellminiature-yellow-bell-pepper-organic

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Short stocky plants covered with lovely 2″ long miniature bell peppers with an excellent fresh flavor. Great for salads. 90 days from transplant. 

 

Orange Bellorange-bell-pepper-organic

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Blocky 4″ bell peppers have thick walls and excellent flavor. Heavy yielding. Can also be eaten green. 90 days from transplant.

 

Sweet Chocolate1216-sweet-chocolate-pepper-organic

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Thick sweet flesh, ripens from green to chocolate on the outside and brick red inside.  Great for gardeners in short season areas. 60-85 days from transplant.

 

Wisconsin Lakes1432A-wisconsin-lakes-pepper-organic

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Great choice for an early maturing bell pepper. Reliable yields of thick-walled, 4-6 oz. fruits that ripen from green to red. 75-85 days from transplant.

 

 

Tequila Sunrise

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

A delicious ornamental pepper, produces sweet, 5-in. fruit on a beautiful plant. Use it fresh or as a frying pepper. 60-78 days from transplant.

 

 

Early Jalapenoearly jalapeno

$2.00 each (4″ x 4″ pot)

Small, moderately spicy fruits with thick walls are traditionally harvested dark green but can be allowed to ripen to red. A classic eaten fresh or pickled with Mexican dishes! Compact plants are sturdy and work well in containers.

Cucumbers

Ashleyashley-cucumber-35831d145b9c3bc96d7d229cc911940f

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Recommended for hot, humid areas where disease resistance is important. Productive vines produce 7-8 in. dark-green fruits, tapered on the stem end. Good Downy Mildew resistance. 58 days.

 

Double Yield0617-double-yield-cucumber-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Gardeners today love not only its productivity but also its crisp and juicy texture and melon-like taste. A very early pickling type, this variety bears fruits that are best for canning or fresh eating when 4-5″ long. Early- to mid-season maturity. 50-60 days

 

Boothby’s Blonde0916-boothys-blonde-cucumber-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Heavy producer of oval, creamy yellow, warty fruits with black spines. Excellent crisp sweet flavor, no need to peel. Best when eaten at 4″ long. Very good for bread and butter pickles. 55-60 days.

Squashes

Waltham Butternut0245-waltham-butternut-squash-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Prized for its straight necks, rich dry yellow-orange flesh, nutty flavor, and high-yielding vines. Fruits are 3-6 pounds and exceptional keepers. One of the most popular types of baking squash. 83-100 days.

 

Butternut – Honey Nuthoney nut

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Adorable, serving size mini butternut with dark tan skin and great sweet flavor. Simply cut in half and bake! Field resistance to powdery mildew.

 

Potimarron1352-potimarron-squash-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

A small winter squash from France, inversely pear-shaped, with a flavor like chestnuts. The name is derived from the French: potiron (pumpkin) and marron (chestnut). Superb table quality in a small (3-4 pounds) manageable size. 85-95 days.

 

Acorn Squash – Table Queen0244C-table-queen-squash

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Petite (1 pound), furrowed, soft shelled, high quality fruits with sweet orange flesh. Excellent for baking. 80-90 days.

 

Thelma Sanders1224-thelma-sanders-squash-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Wonderful cream-colored acorn squash. Sweet chestnut flavor, enormously productive. Originally from Thelma Sanders of Kirksville, Missouri. Thelma described this good keeper as ‘better than sweet potatoes.’ 85-90 days.

 

Summer Squash – Pattypan1221A-jaune-et-verte-squash-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Creamy white scallop squash with green stripes, borne on bush plants with high yields. Good eating qualities when young, rock-hard ornamental when fully mature. 55-70 days.

 

Zucchini – Black Beauty1303-black-beauty-zucchini-squash-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Compact everbearing bush plants are loaded with glossy green-black fruits with firm white flesh. Best eaten when under 8″ long. Excellent variety for freezing. 45-65 days.

Melons

Watermelon – Chelsea1238-chelsea-watermelon-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Sweet, pink-fleshed, 15-20 pound fruits with white seeds will keep for several weeks once picked. From Chelsea, Iowa, historically famous for watermelon growing. 80-90 days.

 

Ha’Ogen1032-haogen-melon-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

An Israeli perfume melon held in high esteem for its sweet, tangy green flesh that is much richer than any honeydew. Melons grow to 3-4 pounds. A good melon for northern climates, ripens in 85 days.

 

Green Nutmeg0210-green-nutmeg-melon-organic

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Belongs to a class of muskmelons known as “nutmeg” due to its shape, netting, and aroma; one of the oldest types grown in America. High yields of melons that weigh 2-3 pounds, very reliable year after year. Wonderful aroma and sweet flavor. 80 days.

 

Collective Farm Woman0615-collective-farm-woman-melon

$2.00 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

Ukrainian heirloom grows to 10”, with a yellow-gold rind with and super-sweet white flesh. Harvest when skin turns orange-yellow. Cool-weather melon perfect for short-season gardeners. Stores well for weeks after harvest. 80-85 days.

Herbs

Genovese Basil0271-genovese-basil-herb-organic

4-packs: $2.00 each

This classic large-leaved Italian sweet basil, prized for its flavor and heady aroma, is a top pick for many cooks when making pesto. Fragrant plants grow 18-24″ and produce densely branched plants when pinched back regularly. Can be chopped and frozen in olive oil for winter use. Annual.

 

Greek Oregano1249-greek-oregano-herb-organic

$1.50 each (3″ x 3″ pot)

This species, commonly known as Greek oregano, is said to have a cleaner and sharper taste than true oregano. An essential garden herb with a pungent flavor, this perennial bears light green, pointed, oval leaves that are slightly wavy at the edges. Perennial in zones 4-9.

Pollinator-Attracting Flowers

 

Cosmos – Sensation Mix0837-sensation-cosmos-mixture-flower

4-packs: $2.00 each

One of the earliest-blooming cosmos mixtures, this annual is a great choice for northern gardeners. Produces large, sturdy plants adorned with beautiful, ferny foliage and flowers in a wide mixture of colors, from white and pink to cerise. An excellent cut flower. Half-hardy annual, 4-5′ tall.

 

Sunflower – Titantitan

1.50 each  (3″ x 3″ pot) – 2 left

One of the tallest-growing, biggest-headed, and largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners. This is the one for impressing your neighbors and winning awards at county fairs. Grow your own backyard giant this year—plants can grow 12′ tall with large yellow heads reaching 18-24″ across! Edible seeds. Annual, 75 days

 

Torch Sunflower (Tithonia)0313-torch-sunflower

1.50 each  (3″ x 3″ pot)

Also known as Mexican Sunflower. Fiery orange 2-3″ flowers attract lots of butterflies all summer long until frost. A favorite because of its extended bloom period. Nice for fresh arrangements. Branching plants grow 4-6′ tall. Annual, 60 days. 

 

Nasturtium

1.50 each  (3″ x 3″ pot)