Tomcat Clover
Tomcat CloverPacket: ~850 seeds (1.5 grams) More info276 available
Tomcat Clover (Trifolium willdenovii) is a perennial, nitrogen fixing plant native to the Western parts of North America with a lilac / purple blossoms. In wild habitats this clover will grow in early winter and flower in the late spring. Plants can reach a little over a half foot tall and foliage is broader leaved and longer than other clover types. Grow for cover crop or beneficial insect attractors. Broad cast seeds during the late winter, or establish out of season by starting seeds in seedling cells and transplanting outdoors in regularly irrigated soil. Tomcat Clover is a perennial that flowers approximately 90 days from seeding in ideal growing conditions.
Baby's Breath Flower
Baby's Breath FlowerPacket: ~575 seeds (0.55 gram) More info185 available
Baby's Breath, or "Showy" Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans) are annual flowers that are most commonly used as wedding fillers in bouquets. This Covent Garden strain is easy to grow with low fertility requirements. Sow from late spring to early summer in most temperate climates; will produce harvestable flowers in about 60 days under ideal planting conditions. Image by Stephanie Pratt from Pixabay
Summer Savory
Summer SavoryPacket: ~375 seeds (0.25 gram) More info377 available
Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis) is a small annual shrub that produces spicy, somewhat peppery foliage that's used for seasoning a range of culinary dishes.  Often used interchangeably with sage, included in the "Herbes de Provence" and also related to winter savory (but slightly less bitter). Slow to germinate but relatively quick once established. Expect harvestable foliage approximately three months following an early spring seeding. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Image by Hans Braxmeier from Pixabay.
Tendergreen Cucumber
Tendergreen CucumberPacket: ~40 seeds (1.3 grams) More info300 available
One of the most requested varieties we get from customers are a cucumber variety that's ideal for pickling.
Cherokee Trail of Tears Bean
Cherokee Trail of Tears BeanPacket: ~30 seeds (6 grams) More info133 available
An heirloom pole bean (Phaseolus vulgaris) that produces pods that ripen from green to dark purple/red and jet black beans approximately six inches in length on average. Can be used for fresh eating or as a dry bean. Made available by Seed Savers Exchange preservationist Dr. John Wyche in the 1970s, and supposedly originated from the forced relocation of the Cherokee People, who cultivated this bean in their homeland. Pole beans are annual beans that are summer planted in most temperate climates. Trellising/upright support is necessary for production. Approximately 80-90 days from seed to harvest.
Parade Scallion
Parade ScallionPacket: ~275 seeds (0.3 gram) More info644 available
Scallions (Allium fistulosum), also known as green or spring onions, are a non-bulbing perennial type that are harvested whole when young. These are also really gorgeous plants to have around the garden, as their flowering stage creates a dense habitat for beneficial pollinators. Parade produces dark green foliage and good upright growth. Seed locally sourced from Topa Vista Farm in Upper Ojai, California. Scallions produce their first harvest in about 90 days from seed when spring planted. Can also be fall planted in mild winter climates. Hardy to zone 3.
Evertender Okra
Evertender OkraPacket: ~40 seeds (2.5 grams) More info218 available
An heirloom (commonly identified as originating from India) Okra (Abelmoschus esculentus) that can reach over six feet tall and produces good yields of green, spineless fruits between four to six inches in length. Really succulent when harvested at the right time. Seed produced locally at Topa Vista Farm in Upper Ojai, California. Okra is an annual crop hardy to zones 10 and above but can be grown in any temperate summer climate once dangers of frost have passed. 50-60 days to fruit production.
Pink Dandelion (Taraxacum pseudoroseum)
Pink Dandelion (Taraxacum pseudoroseum)Packet: ~25 seeds (0.03 gram) More info954 available
Yes, this is a pink flowered dandelion. Pink Dandelions (commonly identified as the species Taraxacum pseudoroseum, “an imperfectly known taxon,” see “The genus Taraxacum in the Caucasus,” by Jan Kirschner and Jan Štěpánek) are perennial and similar in leaf shape, root, and stature to the Common Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale). The most substantial and striking difference for any dandelion enthusiast will be the color of the flower: undeniably pastel pink with the classic yellow core. This was developed from seed saving that Quin did at Mano Farm in 2016, and now being introduced into the catalog with limited availability, hopefully improving as the season goes on. 40-60 days from seed to flower in spring growing conditions. Perennial. Hardy to zones 3 and above.  
Kapoor Tulsi / Holy Basil
Kapoor Tulsi / Holy BasilMore info1025 available
Kapoor Tulsi (Ocimum tenuiflorum) is a compact, green leaved holy basil native throughout subtropical and tropical Asian geographies. Kapoor produces sweet tasting foliage ideal for making tea; it’s the most frequently grown of the holy basil types, and is easy to grow and works well in container gardens. Plants grow up to two feet tall and are typically grown as annuals in most temperate climates, but the perennial nature of the plant means it can overwinter in warmer winter climates (Zone 10). Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth. Photo credit: Steven Depolo. Licensed via Creative Commons.
Aloha No. 9 Sweet Corn
Aloha No. 9 Sweet CornPacket: ~30 seeds (7 grams) More info274 available
A sweet corn (Zea mays) developed from University of Hawaii breeding stock by organic plant breeder Jonathan Spero in Grants Pass, Oregon. Produces cobs with yellow and white kernels on plants that reach approximately 12 feet tall. 120 from seed to ear production. Corn is an annual crop hardy to zone 9 but can be grown in most climates with warm summer weather. Thanks to Jonathan for letting us use his photo. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Zinnia Red Zinnia Flower
Zinnia Red Zinnia FlowerPacket: ~100 seeds (0.75 gram) More info444 available
A striking zinnia (Zinnia elegans) selection from Jonathan Spero at Lupine Knoll Farm. Plants produce all-red flowers in numerous shapes and sizes. A great hot weather bloomer that will keep cranking through early fall and beyond until first frost arrives. Zinnias are annual flowers best seeded in spring; flower production from seed in about 60-70 days. Plants are hardy to zone 10. Thanks so much to Jonathan for letting us use his photo! Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Buena Mulata Pepper
Buena Mulata PepperPacket: ~25 seeds (0.11 gram) More info1 available
Last year, the seed company attended The National Heirloom Exposition for the first time. During a walk around the event grounds, I discovered Greenman Nursery, which had a treasure trove of pepper plants. couldn’t leave without taking this one home – the Buena Mulata Cayenne Pepper (Capsicum annuum), which produces substantial dark purple fruits that ripen brown to red. Even though it was late in the season, I transplanted it into my home garden, and it kept producing fruits until our first substantial frosts in December. This offering the is the result of extremely small scale seed saving, but I couldn’t wait to share this lovely pepper. Buena Mulata is an heirloom spicy pepper that originates from the collection of William Woys Weaver, whose grandfather received the seeds from folk artist Horace Pippin. In an Heirloom Gardener article, he explains “chameleon-like color changes” during the fruit ripening: “violet to pinkish-flesh color, then orange changing to brown, and eventually to deep red. ”Buena Mulata Pepper is a perennial crop grown as an annual in most temperate climates. Hardy to zone 10 and above. Fruits from seed in approximately 90 days.
Matilija Poppy
Matilija PoppyPacket: ~200 seeds (0.2 gram) More info
Matilija Poppy (Romneya coulteri) – also known as Fried Egg Plant or California Tree Poppy – is a West Coast native that produces large, showy white blossoms with a deep yellow center. Plants are tall perennial shrubs and establish blue-green colored foliage in their first year, with blossoms forming in the second year and beyond. Seeds require smoke and fire treatment to properly germinate; consider this an advanced yet rewarding technique; plants or root cuttings may be more viable for others. Second year flowers. Perennial.
Cascadia Snap Pea
Cascadia Snap PeaPacket: ~30 seeds (7 grams) More info381 available
A reliable, fresh eating sweet pea (Pisum sativum) that produces high yields of pods on each stout vine (approximately 2. 5-3 feet tall). Cascadia replaces Sugar Snap, which we are out of stock of (for the time being). Plants have multiple forms of disease resistance. 60 days from seed to pod production. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Purple Vetch
Purple VetchPacket: ~330 seeds, 13.5 grams More info589 available
This annual pea family cover crop (Vicia benghalensis, sometimes referred to as Vicia atropurpurea) can be grown in fall and spring in most climates, and even during the winter in warmer climates. Vetch roots fix nitrogen in the soil and begin to draw it away as the plant flowers and seeds. Plants also generate substantial biomass, good for increasing soil organic matter and suppressing weeds. Bees love the gorgeous purple flowers, making vetch an excellent honey plant. Crops grown following a properly managed vetch cover crop should have ample nitrogen and not require any external additions to the soil. Corn or tomatoes are common crops planted following vetch cover crops. Vetch can also be companion planted with oats and other grains, which will act as a trellis for the plants to climb and generate even denser stands of biomatter. Consider investing in a seed inoculant (Rhizobium leguminosarum biovar viceae) to improve nitrogen fixation in the soil. 90-250 days to establishment, depending upon season and desired use. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Coyote Tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata)
Coyote Tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata)Packet: ~175 seeds (0.01 gram) More info2893 available
Coyote Tobacco (Nicotiana attenuata) is an annual plant native to the West Coast of the United States, including our home in Southern California. It was first brought to our attention by our friend Vangelis, a subsistence gardener and tobacco enthusiast from Greece. The plant produces pointed leaves and reaches approximately two feet tall when in flower. Can also be cured for smoked, but it’s more commonly propagated for its ecological role in attracting pollinators and deterring pests. Note, these seeds are finicky germinators, requiring advanced techniques of fire and smoke to germinate. 100 days from germination to foliage. Annual.
BoragePacket: ~50 seeds (1 gram) More info288 available
Borage (Borago officinalis) is a Mediterranean shrub that’s easy to grow in a diverse range of soil types and climates. The leaves are edible, although the star shaped blue purple flowers are what this plant is known for. The delicate blossoms can be harvested and are commonly eaten fresh or added to salads. Plants reach approximately three feet in diameter when mature. A beneficial insect attractor for all sorts of pollinators both large and small. Will readily reseed at the end of the season. 50-60 days from seed to harvestable flowers. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Sultane Strawflower Mix
Sultane Strawflower MixPacket: ~200 seeds (0.12 gram) More info156 available
An eclectic Strawflower (Xerochrysum bracteatum) mix that produces orange, red pink, white, and yellow flowers. These productive multi branched plants reach approximately 3-4 feet tall and bloom throughout the summer. Harvest flowers and display them without water – the dry, papery nature of the blooms mean they store for an exceptionally long period of time. The low water and fertility requirements of strawflowers make them great for planting in marginal soils. 75-85 days from seed to blossoms. Annual.
Oklahoma Salmon Zinnia Flower
Oklahoma Salmon Zinnia FlowerPacket: ~100 seeds (0.75 gram) More info27 available
A salmon and pink colored zinnia (Zinnia elegans) that produces medium sized double and single blossoms (1. 5-2. 5 inches in diameter). Plants grow to an average height of three feet. Harvesting flowers will prolong the blossoming season to five to six months. A wonderful addition to any mixed flower bouquet. 75 to 90 days from seed to flower. Annual.
Bright Lights Cosmos Flower
Bright Lights Cosmos FlowerPacket: 1 gram, ~100 seeds More info1157 available
Cosmos flowers (Cosmos sulphureus) feature eye-popping papery yellow and orange blossoms approximately three to four inches in diameter. These bright flowers quite literally light up any garden or field. They grow well in hot climates, have a degree of drought tolerance and a sustained blooming period of many weeks. 65 days from seed to flower. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
Licorice Root Seeds
Licorice Root SeedsPacket: ~35 seeds (0.4 gram) More info88 available
Licorice (Glycyrrhiza glabra) is perennial pea family plant best known for its sweet roots, which are often used in herbal teas, but can also be chewed raw or dry. Plants are extremely hardy and tolerant of low fertility soil conditions. The plants are slow growing, but once established require minimal water. Plants can be propagated relatively easily through root divisions. Harvest late season first year roots minimally, but second year roots can be really fun to follow in the soil and dig up for much larger harvest. 200 days from seed. Perennial.
Speckled Butterhead Lettuce
Speckled Butterhead LettucePacket: ~500 seeds (0.75 gram) More info1456 available
Speckled Butterhead (Lactuca sativa) is a heirloom from the early 1800s. This is a gorgeous lettuce: green leaves with reddish speckles and a nice tight central head. Butterheads are our favorite eating lettuce, and Speckled Butterhead is our favorite variety of this kind. The texture of the leaves is a combination of delicate softness and crisp/moist that is unique to butterheads. Speckled is a sweet variety, rarely bitter. 40 days baby, 60 mature. Annual. Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) is one of the most consumed vegetables in America. We consider it one of the easier vegetables to grow, and nothing is quite like a salad of fresh-from-the-garden lettuce. There are a few different types of lettuce that are all essentially grown the same way: butterhead; cos (romaine); loose-leaf; iceberg. Lettuce is considered a tender annual that grows seed to seed in one growing season. Some varieties may tolerate a light frost, but a hard freeze will certainly kill lettuce. It is fast growing, producing quite quickly in the right conditions. Lettuce prefers evenly moist, fertile soil and full sun in all but the hottest conditions. Partial shade is ideal if you're attempting to grow it in the heat of the summer in hot climes. Lettuce doesn't demand highly fertile soil, but if nutrients are available – especially nitrogen – lettuce will grow faster, be less prone to pest predation & disease, and some would say be more delicious. Our favorite way to grow lettuce is to start the seeds indoors (or in a greenhouse) in multi-celled flats. Lettuce is probably the easiest vegetable to transplant, and shows little if any transplant shock. Sow 3-5 seeds per cell if you plan to thin out close-growing seedlings (as we do), or 2-3 seeds per cell if you desire a single plant per cell to plant out. Lettuce seeds are light dependent germinators, so sow those seeds just barely under the surface of the soil, making sure to not let the soil surface dry out at all during germination. When lettuce seedlings are 2-3 inches tall, transplant them into well-loosened garden soil that has been amended with finished compost or a broad-spectrum organic fertilizer. If you plan to be readily harvesting a lot of lettuce (as we do here), the starts can be tucked together pretty tight: 4-6" apart for romaine (tall head); 6-8" apart for the others (spreading habit). As the lettuce grows up, thin 1-2 plants from a cluster of 3-4 (all from a single cell, remember). This way of planting lettuce allows for an early harvest or two of not-quite-mature thinnings, and leaves a final plant or two in each space to grow to maturity now with more elbow room from the thinning! We're able to harvest a full bag of chopped lettuce for 25 CSA members every week for more than a month from 200 sq. ft! Brilliant! If you plan on growing only a small handful of lettuce plants, it may be beneficial to give the starts a bit more space (8-10" apart) that will allow them to breathe a bit, and have more root-space, water & nutrients to grow healthfully to maturity and beyond. It's also a good idea to space the plants farther apart if you live in a humid/rainy climate – good air circulation is essential to avoiding disease in lettuce crops. Lettuce likes ample water, especially if it's growing in hot temps. If the soil is allowed to dry out, the lettuce leaves will become dry and lose their crispy texture and sweet flavor. On the flipside, you don't want to overwater lettuce either, which will influence rot & disease. Your watering interval will depend on many factors: sun exposure, soil type/texture, weather, etc. – you'll just have to experiment and observe. For detailed information on saving lettuce seed, visit http://www. seedalliance. org/download-form-7/.
Neon Calendula
Neon CalendulaPacket: ~75 seeds (1 gram) More info381 available
Neon (Calendula officinalis) is a rather unique looking calendula entry. The deep red-orange blossoms have a denser, more complex pattern than most other varieties. When in bloom this plant practically glows in the garden. Plants to 30 inches tall are easy to grow, providing abundant blooms from spring to autumn and beyond in mild winter climates. Attractive to beneficial insects and pollinators of all kinds. Edible and medicinal flowers. 70 days to bloom from seed. Annual. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.
True Comfrey
True ComfreyPacket: ~15 seeds (0.2 gram) More info188 available
True Comfrey (Symphytum officinale var patens) is a hardy perennial shrub native to Europe and Asia and is highly valued for permaculture/subsistence gardens. Comfrey has an aggressive, deep taproot, and is considered a valuable nutrient cycler. Comfrey's deep roots mine nutrients from the subsoil, primarily accumulating potassium, but also nitrogen, phosphorus, trace minerals and micro-nutrients. These nutrients are pulled up by its roots and concentrated in its leaves. The plant can be cut to the ground two to three times a year, and the leaves used in myriad ways: fermented to make a nutrient-rich tea; added to a compost pile as a compost activator; as animal fodder; as a green manure – or nutrient-rich surface mulch. Comfrey is commonly used as an orchard understory plant to suppress weeds, mine nutrients, and provide a surface mulch around the tree by chopping and dropping the leaves in place. Comfrey flowers are also excellent bee forage. Substantial foliage forms approximately 90 days after transplanting seedlings. Perennial. Seeds are certified organic by Oregon Tilth.