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ArugulaMore info4872 available
The standard Arugula (Eruca sativa) with that classic spicy flavor. Long, deeply-lobed dark leaves are easy to harvest for bunching. Spicy flowers are excellent in salads. Sow it thick for multiple cuts, or give each plant a little space for large, bunching leaves. Hardy re-seeder. Best sown in Spring or Autumn, as hot weather will cause fast bolting. 21 days baby leaf, 40 mature. åÊAnnual.
Burdock Root
Burdock RootMore info135 available
Known as "Gobo" in Japan, burdock root (Arctium lappa) is an incredibly nutritive food and medicine. Herbalists prize burdock as an effective and powerful alterative, or blood cleanser, gently restoring and cleansing/detoxifying the liver and kidneys. It is commonly taken internally to treat skin conditions for which internal imbalances are at fault. It is known to be cleansing and soothing to the lymphatic system as well as the mucous membranes, aiding respiratory inflammation. Its medicinal magic aside, burdock is a delicious food highly valued in Japan; it is often grated and included in ferments (Kimchi), or cooked as a main or side dish. We like to dry roots for rehydrating in soups and stews in the wintertime, adding a nutritional, medicinal punch to the meal. Burdock is a biennial, taking two years to flower and set seed. The root can be harvested in the first year. 90 days to immature root. 180 days to mature root. Biennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Chinese Giant Orange Amaranth
Chinese Giant Orange AmaranthMore info12093 available
With its bright orange flowers and commanding height, Chinese Giant Orange amaranth (Amaranthus hypochondriacus) is a stunning addition to your garden. It is also an excellent food source: the greens, cooked and eaten like spinach, are delicious and very high in important vitamins and minerals; the seed is a popular grain that makes a tasty porridge or gruel. This variety is huge - plants up to 8' tall, and reported yields of up to a pound of seed per plant! Tolerant of poor soils, but will yield much greater in a well-tended garden with rich soil. åÊ 100 days to seed. Annual
Chioggia Guardsmark Beet
Chioggia Guardsmark BeetMore info1043 available
Also known as ‰ÛÏCandy-Stripe‰۝ beet, Chioggia Guardsmark (Beta vulgaris) is an improved version of the nineteenth century Italian heirloom best known for its striking pink and white-ringed flesh. The beet has a light red outer skin and a mild and sweet flavor palette. Guardsmark has more uniform roots than the standard heirloom. Chioggia also produces luscious greens that that can be stir-fried just like chard. An utterly gorgeous addition to any garden. ‰۬‰۬ 45 days leaf. 60 days root. Biennial.
Danvers 126 Carrot
Danvers 126 CarrotMore info716 available
Danvers 126 (Daucus carota) is a no-frills, classic sweet carrot on which we depend to abundantly provide season after season for Mano Farm's CSA ‰ÛÒ and that it does unwaveringly. This is a delicious heirloom carrot ‰ÛÒ sweet and crisp eaten fresh, creamy and succulent when roasted or in soups. An archetypal carrot in shape: blocky shoulders; 8-10" steeply-tapered roots; bright orange color; strong, tall tops for easy harvesting. Danvers 126 is very adaptable to different soil conditions, producing well even in tighter clay soils. We grow this carrot year-round in Ojai, and are very excited to be offering this wonderful variety to you! åÊ 70 days. Biennial.
Glass Gem Corn
Glass Gem CornMore info1987 available
Glass Gem Corn (Zea mays) produces highly variegated, three to eight inch cobs with translucent kernels that can be used for grinding or merely staring at and marveling at the immense diversity of the natural world. Originally sourced from Native Seed Search in Arizona, we are proud to be the most recent stewards of this variety on our farm in Southern California and offer it to our customers in a certified organic form. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 120 days from seed to dried cobs. Annual. Check out our friend (and former Mano Farm intern) Stephen Thomas‰۪s article that delves into the origins and history of this corn variety.
Marshmallow Root Seed
Marshmallow Root SeedMore info3139 available
Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) is an extremely valuable and easy-to-grow medicinal plant. Marshmallow root is demulcent – it soothes irritated mucus membranes in the digestive tract and lungs, and gives relief to sore throat. It is also mildly stimulating to the immune system. The leaves and flowers are used similarly, but are considered to be less medicinally potent. As an added bonus, marshmallow is a stunning beauty in the garden, growing up to six feet tall in fertile soil, with abundant pink and white flowers that bees love. Perennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Oriental Mugwort
Oriental MugwortMore info377 available
Oriental Mugwort (Artemisia japonica) has been used for centuries in Chinese, Japanese and Korean traditional medicine. A bitter tea made from the leaves is known to improve appetite and digestive function. Although this variety is milder than other Artemisias, it is still a powerful herb that is also used to cleanse the digestive tract of parasites or worms, as well as to induce menstruation and stimulate the uterus. Heavy doses can be toxic ‰ÛÒ A. vulgaris should not be taken during pregnancy. The leaves of Oriental Mugwort are also used in the Asian acupuncture practice of moxibustion. The heat from the burning of tightly-rolled leaves is held near a point on the body and is believed to stimulate circulation and the flow of qi. Placed under one's pillow at bedtime, the leaves are said to enhance dreams and aid the lucidity of dreams. The dried leaves can also be smoked. Perennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Riverside Onion
Riverside OnionMore info27 available
Riverside (Allium cepa) is an outstanding sweet yellow onion that is very high-yielding, thick-skinned and long-storing. Riverside is a mild onion, with a delicious sweet flavor. A short to intermediate day onion for growing areas south of latitude 40è_N, and will perform best south of 35è_N. A great onion for farmer‰۪s market, community supported agriculture (CSA) growers, and a storage onion for subsistence gardeners. Bulbs frequently reach five inches in diameter and one pound in weight. 115 Days. Short-Intermediate day. Biennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California.
Sherbet Calendula Mix
Sherbet Calendula MixMore info2256 available
An improved version of our Rainbow Calendula, Sherbet Mix (Calendula officinalis) is a farm-grown landrace that features a multitude of shades, textures and colors. A lot of the classic orange and yellow blossoms, but also lighter pastels with variegated petals. This is a great all purpose variety for both ornamental and culinary uses. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. 70 days to bloom. Annual.
Shirazi Tobacco Seed
Shirazi Tobacco SeedMore info9211 available
This coveted strain of cigarette tobacco (from the Nicotiana tobaccum species) hails from the Shiraz region of Iran (Shirazi translates to "from Shiraz" in Persian), where it was brought from the New World around the mid-sixteenth century. We're excited to offer our own certified organic version of this variety. The plant is stout, fast growing – more so than many other Tobaccum species – and yields thin leaves that are traditionally sun-cured and turn to a gorgeous light tan. Compare to our Mano Farm variety that is more vigorous in stature and has thicker leaves. All varieties of Nicotiana tobaccum make beautiful ornamentals namely due to their pronounced trumpet-shaped flowers.
Smoking Tobacco Seed (Tabacum species)
Smoking Tobacco Seed (Tabacum species)More info10032 available
This is the most widely-grown species of Tobacco, and for good reason. Commonly known as Smoking tobacco, Nicotiana tabacum is our favorite variety to smoke, hands down. When these plants are nurtured in the garden, and the leaves cured well, the smooth smoke is unparalleled. One simply cannot compare homegrown and cured tobacco with anything found commercially. In addition to N. tabacum's smoke-ability, this is a striking plant in the garden. With heights over six feet tall, and abundant gorgeous, pink, trumpet-shaped flowers. Tobacco is also known for its uses as a natural pesticide.  80 days. Annual
Texas Early Grano Onion
Texas Early Grano OnionMore info661 available
An heirloom sweet yellow onion (Allium cepa) that originates from the Bermuda Islands by way of Texas (for more history, see ‰ÛÏThe Onion That Came To Texas But Never Left The Same‰۝). Early Grano is a short day onion requiring a day length of 10-12 hours in order to initiate bulbing. These onions perform best in warmer, Southern climates, but this one‰۪s got a little bit of latitude to travel north. 75 days spring sown, 110 in fall plantings. Biennial.
Touchstone Gold Beet
Touchstone Gold BeetMore info1684 available
An improved open-pollinated yellow beet (Beta vulgaris) that produces deliciously sweet round roots and lush, edible tops. Touchstone Gold is a perfect sell for people who are on the fence with beets. 60 days from seed. Biennial.
True Comfrey
True ComfreyMore info
True Comfrey (Symphytum officinale var patens) is a hardy perennial shrub native to Europe and Asia, and could be the most valued plant in a permaculture/subsistence garden. As a garden ally, its uses are myriad. Medicinally, its effects border on magical. 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 ‰ÛÒ 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. When it comes to wound-healing poultices, comfrey has no equal. The mashed leaf or root when applied to wounds of the muscles/skin is incredibly healing. It is recommended that a comfrey poultice is only applied to wounds that have been cleaned thoroughly, as it is know to heal the skin too fast, healing the outer layers of a wound and sealing in any deeper infection. Comfrey contains allantoin, a substance that stimulates cell proliferation. Ointments made from Comfrey can be applied to the skin to heal bruises as well as pulled muscles and ligaments, fractures, sprains, strains, and osteoarthritis. It is generally advised that comfrey not be taken internally, though some herbalists strongly feel otherwise. Comfrey does contain certain alkaloids that have been found to be harmful to the liver when taken internally. These alkaloids are much more concentrated in the root than in the leaf. In the past, comfrey has been taken internally to heal ulcers and other problems of the stomach. Before using comfrey or any medicinal plant you are not familiar with, we highly recommend consulting a professional herbalist or doing your own research. Substantial foliage forms approximately 90 days after transplant. Perennial. Grown at Mano Farm in Ojai, California. Note: Comfrey seeds are highly viable. We do not offer replacements or refunds for failed germination. Please follow the instructions when planting and you should have success. Also see Richo Cech's comfrey listing for a bit more context about appropriate comfrey germination.