TRANSPLANT INFORMATION

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SAN MARZANO ROMA TOMATO

Produces 4 oz. paste tomatoes. Classic Italian favorite with high yields; excellent richly flavored tomato for preserving. Prized for its firm pulp, low seed count and easily-removed skin. 

Indeterminate variety should be staked or caged; fruit ripens over an extended time.

Days to Maturity: 80

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past (late May - early June.) Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep (bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves.)

 

PEACEVINE CHERRY TOMATO

A de-hybridized selection of Sweet 100, known for its incredible flavor and resistance to cracking. Produces impressive numbers of uniform bright crimson 1" tomatoes. Very high in Vitamin C and amino acids.

Indeterminate variety should be staked or caged; fruit ripens over an extended time.

Days to Maturity: 78

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past (late May - early June.) Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep (bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves.)

 

WISCONSIN 55 SLICER TOMATO

Produces 6–8 oz. slicers that are great for fresh eating and popular for canning, particularly for stewed tomatoes. This long-popular workhorse variety was developed by the University of Wisconsin, Madison in the 1940's. 

Indeterminate variety should be staked or caged; fruit ripens over an extended time.

Days to Maturity: 80

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past (late May - early June.) Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep (bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves.)

 

PINK BERKELEY TIE DYE TOMATO

Unique appearance and great heirloom-quality flavor. 8-12 oz. fruits are dark pink with green striping, and the flesh is pink with yellow streaks. The flavor is outstanding - sweet and complex.

Days to Maturity: 70

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past(Late May-Early June). Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep(bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves).

 

GERMAN JOHNSON TOMATO

Beautiful pink heirloom, similar to Brandywine but more vigorous and higher yielding. 8-16 oz. fruits have lots of deep, acidic tomato flavor and a rich, creamy texture.

Days to Maturity: 75

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past(Late May-Early June). Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep(bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves).

 

GREEN ZEBRA TOMATO

Green-striped heirloom tomato. Very delicious, tangy salad tomato. Fruit is ripe when it starts to turn yellow, accentuating the darker green stripes. The 3–4 oz. fruits are the ideal size for slicing into wedges for salads

Days to Maturity: 72

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past(Late May-Early June). Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep (bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves).

 

CARBON TOMATO

Highly productive black heirloom with excellent flavor. Resists cracking better than other large, black heirlooms, producing a higher proportion of marketable fruit. 10-14 oz. fruit with dark olive shoulders fading into a very dark, brick red. Boasts the signature rich flavor and meaty texture of a classic black tomato. Excellent yields and fruit quality for an heirloom

Days to Maturity: 76

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past(Late May-Early June. )Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep (bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves).

 

TOMA VERDE TOMATILLO

Early variety with tart flavor when young, becoming sweeter as it ripens.

Medium to large size fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from a yellow green to medium green. Perfect for Salsa Verde or as a special addition to any Mexican dish.

Semi-determinate variety can be grown with or without support.

Days to Maturity: 60

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past (late May - early June.) Plant into rich garden soil or quality potting mix. Space plants 24” apart and plant 3-8” deep (bury as much of the stem as possible up to the first set of leaves.)

For successful pollination and fruit set, at least two individual tomatillo plants must be present*

 

MARKETMORE 76 CUCUMBER

Long, slender, dark green cucumbers. The standard for slicing cucumbers in the North. 8–9" fruits stay uniformly dark green even under weather stress.

Days to Maturity: 58

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Cucumbers are very sensitive to cold, plant after all chance of frost have past(Late May-Early June). Space plants 12” apart. Using plastic mulch or weed barrier to warm the soil will greatly enhance plant vigor and increase yields. Be very gentle when planting and don’t disturb the root. Plant deep enough to bury entire root ball.

 

SUMMER THYME

Tiny aromatic leaves cover slender woody stalks ending in sweet white flowers. Makes a beautiful low-growing border along herb and flower beds, growing only 6-10" high. A versatile culinary staple.

Days to Maturity: 90

Life Cycle: Perennial

Planting Info: After the last frost in spring, transplant outside and space 6-8" apart, snd deep enough to bury root ball. Pinch off growing tips of upright growing varieties to make bushier plants.

 

BOUQUET DILL

The most widely-grown organic dill for fresh eating, flowers and seed heads. A versatile, early-maturing variety used for fresh leaves, seedhead production and cut flowers. Produces seed heads well ahead of others and right in time for summer pickles.

Days to Maturity: 45 leaf, 85 seed

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Can be planted outside in early spring. Plant 4” apart and deep enough to bury root ball. Harvest foliage by cutting to 2” of soil, for regrowth. For seed harvest , wait to after flowering and harvest heads as the seeds begin to turn brown.


 

SANTO CILANTRO

The commercial standard for field bunching. Very bolt-resistant variety with good flavor and excellent upright habit for easy harvesting. Fast-growing variety great for cut-and-come-again.

Days to Maturity: 50

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant outside early spring through summer. Plant 2- 4” apart and deep enough  to bury root ball. Will flower quicker in hot weather, prevent flowering by harvesting for leaves. Cut plants to 2” of soil as often as regrowth occurs. For seed harvest, allow plants to flower and harvest after seeds begin to turn brown. 

 

GENOVESE BASIL

Classic Italian variety. Authentic flavor and appearance. Tall and relatively slow to bolt with large dark-green leaves about 3" long. Ht. 24-30". 

Days to Maturity: 68

Life Cycle: Annual

Planting Info: Plant after all chance of frost has past (late May - early June) and when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves. Space plants at 4-8" apart, and plant deep enough to cover root ball. Regular moisture throughout the growing season helps to ensure a good crop. To harvest: Cut the entire plant 4-6" above the ground, just before flowering begins, to promote a second growth.

 

COMMON MINT

Common mint is the classic tea mint, not peppermint or spearmint. Mint is one of the easiest herbs to grow, and it is best grow in containers (otherwise it will spread aggressively through it underground stems or rhizomes.)

Days to Maturity: 70

Life Cycle: Perennial

Planting Info: Plant outside when 3-4" tall, spacing plants 12-18” apart and deep enough to bury root ball. Since mint spreads quickly, choose location carefully, Water deeply once in a while, rather than watering the plants lightly more often. To prevent the spread of leaf diseases, water the soil and not the foliage. Cut back the plants to the ground before winter. This will make for healthier, more prolific plants the following year.


 

GREEK OREGANO

Excellent culinary oregano with pungent, mouth-watering fragrance and flavor. This is the traditional full-flavored oregano for pizzas and tomato sauces. Low-growing plants have slightly furry dark green leaves with white flowers. Easy to dry, just harvest stems and hang in bundles.

Days to Maturity: 80

Life Cycle: Perennial

Planting Info: Plant outside when seedlings have 4 true leaves and after the danger of frost has passed. Space plants 12" apart and plant deep enough to cover root ball. To keep plants healthy, pinch back new growth, remove any old wood at the end of the winter, and replace the plants every 4 years.


 

CHIVES

Medium to full-size leaves excellent for dressing up soups or as a garnish.Flavor is similar to a mild onion. Quick growing and a good choice for those who prefer a heavy chive, will tolerate partial shade. Great for freezing and drying. Purple flowers are also edible; pull apart the florets and use in salads for a pop of color.

Days to Maturity: 75

Life Cycle: Perennial

Planting Info: Plant early spring through summer. Plant in clusters 2-8 “ apart and plant deep enough to cover root ball. Harvest before or after flowers open, by cutting to the ground, will regrow 3-4 timbres per year.

 

COMMON SAGE

A staple of the herb garden. Dusty, green leaves are used in dressing, sauces, salted herbs, sausage, and tea. Make a good base for dried floral wreaths. Also known as garden sage.

Days to Maturity: 80

Life Cycle: Perennial

Planting Info: Plant outside after the last frost, spacing 12" apart, and deep enough to cover root ball. Individual leaves may be harvested the first year once plants have become established. In the second and following years, cut stems to within 6" of the base of the plant just as flowers starting to open. Hang small bunches of sage upside down to dry in a well-ventilated location out of direct sunlight.


 

GIANT ITALIAN PARSLEY

Flat, large-leaved variety with aromatic leaves and excellent culinary quality. A high-yielding, very large and vigorous herb. Dependable variety with rapid regrowth that stands up well to frost. Dark green leaves on strong stems make beautiful bunches; delicious, classic flavor for seasoning

Days to Maturity: 75

Life Cycle: Biennial

Planting Info: Plant outside after danger of frost. Plant 8- 12” apart and deep enough to bury root ball. Clip loves when needed or cut entire plant 2” above the soil for regrowth. Can be overwintered for an early spring crop, mulch with straw to protect from cold weather. Will flower in second year of growth.