As an Amazon Associate and affiliate of other programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.

FRUITS, VEGGIES & EDIBLES from Wuv’n Acres©

Almost every item is priced at 2.50
Shipping costs for your entire seed order is only $2.50.
This does not include shipping for plants or heavy seed items such as Black Walnuts, etc.

BEAN – BLACK TURTLE 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. A must have for Black Bean soup, and a colorful bean for sprouting! Easy to grow.

BEAN – CHRISTMAS LIMAPhaseolus lunatus 10+ large seeds – $2.50 per package. Also known as Giant Speckled Pole Bean and Giant Florida Pole. Even the beans by themselves are beautiful! Large flat seeds are speckled and swirled with maroon and white colors. Great as a green shelled bean and even dry. Wonderful flavor, slightly rich. Performs well even in the heat of summer – great harvests. Pole climber type, performs well on a trellis, growing 8-10′ tall. Full sun requirement.

BEAN – GARBANZO / CHICK PEAS 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. A wonderful multi-tasking bean. A good choice when growing your own sprouts with a nutty flavor.

BEAN – MUNG 2 Tablespoons full – $2.50 per package. Easy to grow for fresh, toxin-free bean sprouts at home! For those who enjoy fresh, healthy eating at home, growing your own bean sprouts is so much fun! If you are a beginning sprouter, the MUNG BEAN is just what you need! A great idea to get kids into understanding vegetables, gardening and eating healthy! Basically you watch for them to reach 1 1/2-2″ long, then harvest. Be sure not to cook them longer than a few minutes or you won’t enjoy them. Two full tablespoons of seeds This is more than plenty for your first harvest, without buying in bulk in case you don’t like them. These mung are the most popular bean for sprouting so I’m sure you will enjoy them.

BEAN – PURPLE HYACINTH 20+ beans / seeds – $2.50 per package. Stunning choice! This is a gorgeous ornamental! Absolutely beautiful vines in green and deep purple with pink pea-type flowers. If started early enough in the season in the full sun, this vine of beans will attract quite a bit of attention with it’s vivid colors. Easy to grow annual.

BEAN – SCARLET RUNNERPhaseolus coccineus 20+ large beans / seeds – $2.50. Annual edible ornamental indeed! Vines are quick growing and lush when grown in rich soil. Pea-type red blossoms make way for beans-a-plenty! Easy to grow and quite fun for children, too. Make a few teepees out of sticks and twigs, plant Red Scarlet Runner beans at the base of the teepee and lookout, here comes a fun place to play, and you can eat the beans growing on it! Bountiful and pretty annual.

CANTELOUPE 20+ seeds from a fine source! Our seeds were obtained from the juciest, best tasting canteloupe the family has ever eaten! No fancy name, no fancy hybrid lines, just a pure strain of fine fleshed fruit! You’ll love this one!

CORN – ORNAMENTAL BROOM – Rich Colors you’ll love! Sorghum, or, Broom Corn is an attractive annual ornamental grass that grows to a height of almost ten feet tall with seed head stalks often over a foot long. This seed collection includes varied shades in beautiful fall colors such as burgundy, red, black, camel and more! Broom corn compliments sunflowers like nothing else! Plant a few of our Sky Brights or Mammoth Sunflowers with this broom corn for an excellent fall display your neighbors will envy! You will grow about a dozen stems on each plant, so be creative this fall with all of the brooms you will have. Full sun in well-drained soil is best. Super easy to grow and tolerant of drought Prompt germination when direct seeded in soil temps between 60-70° Harvest seed heads for decor or save for your feathered friends for the winter!

If a man is called to be a street sweeper, he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted or Beethoven composed music. He should sweep streets so well that all the host of heaven and earth will pause and say “Here lived a great sweeper who did his job well.” —–Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

CORN – ORNAMENTAL – PLUM MIX If you enjoy shades of blue and purple, anything plum-like, this is the ornamental corn for your garden. Large kernels with plum wine colors range from gentle shade to deep color. Quite a show in the fall, and even better when arranged for fall displays.

CORN – ORNAMENTAL – RUSTIC MIX What a gorgeous combination of rustic earthy colors in this package! Deep reds, maroon, off-white, some are even an eggshell color with streaks of purple hues. Quite a show in the fall, and even better when arranged for fall displays.

CORN – MINIATURE ORNAMENTAL EARTH TONES – 50+ seeds. Ornamental Miniature Mixed Corn. What a fun batch! Purple, red, blue, white, yellow and more make up these great seed packages. Cobs will grow approximately 4″ long. Much fun come Autumn and a great display for fall.

CORN – MINIATURE STRAWBERRY ORNAMENTAL 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. An adorable ornamental corn which resembles a very large strawberry. Beautiful deep red hues make for a stunning fall display. Easy to grow just like regular corn, only not as tall. Bears husked corn cobs of red. Fun!CORN – POPCORN 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. You’ll have a lot of fun growing this one! Only 110 days to harvest, this is a hulless yellow popcorn for shorter season areas. Boasting a 45 MWVT popping volume, you’ll be pleased to pop this one. If you are growing sweet corn, be sure to grow this popcorn in another area. Can be grown for popcorn or for decorative Indian corn.

CORN – BLUE POPCORN 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. That’s right. These kernels are truly blue! Sweet and hulless, a great choice for popping. Typically 110 days to harvest, this is a hulless blue popcorn. If you are growing sweet corn, be sure to grow this popcorn in another area. Can be grown for popcorn or for decorative Indian corn.

CHERRY – GROUND or HUSK STRAWBERRY TOMATO 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. An easy to grow and fun fruit which resembles a tomatillo, or husk tomato. Peel back the papery husk and you will find an orange-yellow fruit that bursts with a tangy flavor which makes the Ground Cherry Pie all that it is! Such a shame it’s considered a weed in the country, when the fruit is so bountiful and delicious in many recipes such as jams and jellies. Yummy!

CUCUMBER – BURPLESS ASIANCucumis sativus 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. This burpless variety enjoys rich soil, but will grow fine in well drained average soil. Adding fertilizer only adds to the success of this burpless beauty! Sow indoors 4-5 weeks prior to last frost for a jump start on the season. Cukes do not like cold weather! Excellent choice for salads, as it is burpless. So many people love cukes but avoid them because, well, you know. Very easy to grow on a trellis, or as we do, in tall tomato cages made from field fencing. Approximately 55 days to harvest.

CUCUMBER – MEXICAN SOUR GHERKIN Approx. 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Also known as the Guatemalan cucumber! What a wonderful and fun item to grow in your garden! The kids will love it, your neighbors will ask for it, they will beg for more at your local farmer’s market! Tiny little Mexican heirloom produces a bountiful crop of 1-2″ fruits that look like itty bitty watermelons. As they ripen, they will fall from the vines with a flavor best described as sweet and sour at the same time. Often hard to find in the states, you’ll be glad you found this one! If you think this one is fun, we also carry the West Indian Baby Burr Gherkin.

CUCUMBER – MINIATURE WHITE 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. A great novelty cucumber, fabulous choice for pickling! Bearing a bounty of non bitter black-spined babies. A mere eight weeks until harvest, you’ll truly love this one in short seasons.

CUCUMBER – WEST INDIES GHERKINCucumis anguria var. anguria Approx. 50 seeds – $2.50 per package. The West Indian Burr. Also known as the Burr Gherkin. Historians can’t quite decide if it is of true Indian origin or is of African descent. A very small pickling cucumber visitors to your garden will just adore! Often hard-to-find seeds. Very easy to grow and very resistant to disease! Grow in tomato cages if you have limited space. You’ll enjoy these!

CUCUMBER – PICKLINGCucumis sativus 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Though this little fellow prefers rich soil, it will grow fine in well drained average soil. Adding fertilizer only adds to the success of this great pickling cuke! Sow indoors 4-5 weeks prior to last frost for a jump start on the season. Cukes do not like cold weather! Excellent choice for making cucumbers, salads, or for those who cannot eat an entire cucumber without waste. Very easy to grow on a trellis, or as we do, in tall tomato cages made from field fencing. Approximately 60 days to harvest.

EGGPLANT – BLACK BEAUTYSolanum melongena var. esculentum 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Easy to grow, easy to keep in stock…simply plant seeds every three weeks for a continuous crop up until August.

In one’s lifetime, Eggplant Parmesian is a must!

1 large eggplant
2 eggs – beaten
1 cup dry bread crumbs
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup vegetable oil
Garlic salt
20 oz. spaghetti sauce
8 ounces Mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese (not the cheap dry stuff that smells like dirty socks)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Pare & slice eggplant into 1/4″ slices. Dip each slice into egg batter, then coat with bread crumbs. Melt butter and oil together on medium high heat. Saute eggplant until golden brown on both sides. Remove to drain and cool on a paper towel.

Layer fried eggplant in a 2 quart casserole, sprinkling with garlic salt. (I prefer to use genuine garlic)
Coat entire layer with spaghetti sauce, sprinkle shredded cheese, repeat. Top with Parmesan cheese. Bake uncovered for 35 minutes. Makes 4 to 6 servings.


GARLIC – NORTHERN WHITE 24 sets / 2 dozen cloves – $4.00 per package. This is a flavorful garlic! Not as strong as the Purple Stripe, but a good body and firm cloves. Easy to peel large cloves mince in a breeze and keep well in the refrigerator. I like to peel about a dozen cloves, keeping them in a small glass jar in the refrigerator for quick use.

Garlic is planted in spring or in the fall, but here in Northeastern Oklahoma I have been known to plant at other times. One year I planted on a nice Thanksgiving Day! It is often said that spring planted garlic will yeild smaller bulbs, but given this ample size, slightly smaller is not a problem. Simply place your clove rooted end (flat end) down into the soil at a depth of 1 1/2-2″ deep, cover with tilled soil and fertilize well. We use chicken droppings here at Wuv’n Acres and our garlic really enjoys the benefits! We have never used chemicals on our garlic.

What is a head? What is a clove? What is a set?

A head of garlic is the entire thing pulled from the ground. When you remove the papery shell, you will see the individual bulbs which are called cloves. A set is the same thing as a clove, what you plant. Funny, because I always considered a set to be more than one. A corrmlet is a tiny growth not yet big enough to call a true clove. Included in your purchase will be 2 dozen garlic cloves, enough for a twelve foot row of garlic planted about six inches apart. You can plant the larger cloves for larger growing heads, and eat the smaller cloves.

MELON – HORNED or HEDGEHOGCucumis metuliferus 20+ seeds – 2.50 Of African origin, this is also known as the Hedgehog gourd, Jelly Melon, English Tomato, Melano, Metulon and also Kiwano, but it is not a cucumber at all. Considered a specialty fruit to many markets, this unique edible item will be the conversation piece at your first summer barbeque! If you have kids, and you’ve ever purchased one of those creature making kits with the goo and the gel, this melon will remind you of just that when you squeeze out it’s contents! The smell reminds me of a Kiwi fruit. Often mistakenly called a cucumber, it is actually a melon of the Curcurbit (soft shelled) family. A unique horned monoecious fruit which resembles a puffer fish, brightly colored in hues of tangerine orange and yellow splotched with shades of green early on while still on the vine. What a shocker to find that the insides are a peach color with lime gelatin colored seed capsules encasing the off-white seeds! What a bright and weird garden item! Believe it or not, this little weirdo grows along the side of the road in Africa!

I can’t really desribe it’s flavor, as it was not tart, but not sweet or sour. It just….was.

These seeds need warm soil and moisture to germinate. A heated mat or tray will produce excellent germination results. Be sure to plant pointed end down and keep moist until germination. You will begin to see blooms and fruit setting around eight weeks after planting, so starting seeds indoors will give you a jump start in short seasons. Wait until the melon sports at least two of it’s true leaves before moving outdoors in frost-free spring weather. Full sun is much appreciated by this summer loving annual vine. Do not expose the seeds to cold and soggy soil or your seeds will sit there and / or rot. The cold does this item no favors. A trellis would be beneficial to keep fruit off the ground.

MELON – QUEEN ANNE’S POCKET Victorian Perfumed Melon / Plum Granny. 20+ seeds – $2.50. This pretty little monoecious vine is an heirloom treasure often forgotten in modern day gardens. A unique vine will sport 2-3″ melons of yellow and orange in only 75-80 days. In days long ago, the melons were carried in the pockets of those who may not have had the facilities needed for proper hygeine. The melons would help to mask body odors when one was not able to bathe, thus the term ‘pocket pomander’ was born.

Though they are edible, they have a very bland flavor and are actually preferred for the perfumed scent rather than become a food item. Also known as the Victorian or Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon, Plum Granny Plumgranite and Dudaim Melon. Stories of old tell that Queen Anne herself carried one, which would explain why common names such as Her Majesty’s Melon have been used. Produces a tiny yet memorable conversation piece. Not a bumper crop by any means, but an heirloom well worth planting. Though they are edible, they have a very bland flavor and are actually preferred for the perfumed scent rather than become a food item. Also known as the Victorian or Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon, Plum Granny Plumgranite and Dudaim Melon.

Stories of old tell that Queen Anne herself carried one, which would explain why common names such as Her Majesty’s Melon have been applied. Produces a tiny yet memorable conversation piece. Not a bumper crop by any means, but an heirloom well worth planting. Though they are edible, they have a very bland flavor and are actually preferred for the perfumed scent rather than become a food item. Also known as the Victorian or Queen Anne’s Pocket Melon, Plum Granny Plumgranite and Dudaim Melon. Stories of old tell that Queen Anne herself carried one, which would explain why common names such as Her Majesty’s Melon have been applied. Produces a tiny yet memorable conversation piece. Not a bumper crop by any means, but an heirloom well worth planting.

MELON – EMERALD SERPENT An emerald green smooth melon is a bountiful producer! Often referred to as a Metki serpent, it is thought of as an Armenian cucumber, but resides in the melon family. A great market item due to it’s abundant production.

ONIONS – WHITE LISBON BUNCHINGAllium cepa 30+ seeds – $2.50. Depending on how you choose to use them, harvesting this scallion can be as quick as a number of weeks, or as many as 120 days. Crisp, mild flavor. Very hardy onion! Space 1″ apart and this package will keep you in onions for some time!

ONIONS – WILDAllium vineale 25+ Onion starts – $2.50. Cherokee rituals include the gathering of these wonderful little onions. Often cooked, praised, honored and celebrated with “Wild Onion & Egg” festivals. Plant them, eat them, do as you wish. Versatile and easy to grow. Simmer in water until tender, add eggs, scramble and eat. Recipe variations are plentiful. Add sausage, green chilies, have fun! Typically found in zones 5-9. Not a choice for dairy fodder, as the milk will often reflect an onion taste. Grow in the ground or in pots.

OKRA – CLEMSON SPINELESSAbelmoschus esculentus 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Very delicious especially when picked at a young age. If you wait too long, go ahead, let it mature and then either save your seeds for next year or paint them like Pencil Santas! Wait until you see the blooms! They remind me of ornamental cotton blooms, much like a Hibiscus!

OKRA – COW HORN GIANTAbelmoschus esculentus 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. If you are looking for something whimsical and unique yet functional and edible, this is it! With well drained soil and regular water, this okra can easily reach 8-10 feet tall.

Oh, but that isn’t the best part, it’s the pods! Mammoth Okra is pretty big, but these okra reach 15″ long! Imagine the fun you will have even if you don’t eat them…they make fantastic craft items! Very delicious especially when picked at a young age. If you wait too long, go ahead, let it mature and then either save your seeds for next year or paint them like Pencil Santas and drop the seeds into soup.

High yeilds, strong growth and ribbed pods are but a few of the positive features of this okra. Wait until you see the pretty yellow blooms! They remind me of ornamental cotton blooms, much like a Hibiscus!

OKRA – RED / BURGUNDYAbelmoschus esculentus 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Very delicious especially when picked at a young age. If you wait too long, go ahead, let it mature and then either save your seeds for next year or paint them like Pencil Santas! High yeilds, strong growth and ribbed pods are but a few of the positive features of this okra. Wait until you see the blooms! They remind me of ornamental cotton blooms, much like a Hibiscus!

OKRA – WHITE VELVETAbelmoschus esculentus 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Very delicious especially when picked at a young age. If you wait too long, go ahead, let it mature and then either save your seeds for next year or paint them like Pencil Santas! High yeilds, strong growth and ribbed pods are but a few of the positive features of this okra. Wait until you see the blooms! They remind me of ornamental cotton blooms, much like a Hibiscus!

OKRA – STAR OF DAVIDAbelmoschus esculentus 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Most okra is considered tough when it gets large, thus it is typically picked when very young for tenderness. Ah, but this one is an Heirloom STAR OF DAVID okra, and it is fantastic at any size! Typically 5-6″ long, and just fat as can be! The cross sections of the pods are aptly named STAR OF DAVID as they actually resemble such a shape. Very delicious especially when picked at a young age. Be sure to allow some of the pods to fully mature, then either save your seeds for next year or paint the pods like Pencil Santas! High yeilds, strong growth and ribbed pods are but a few of the positive features of this okra. Keep them picked for bountiful harvests of plenty! Wait until you see the blooms! They remind me of ornamental cotton blooms, much like a bright yellow Hibiscus!

PEANUT – SPANISH RED – 20+ seeds – $2.50

PEANUT – VIRGINIA – 20+ seeds – $2.50.

PEPPER – RAINBOW BELLS 20+ seeds – $2.50. Care is taken to ensure you receive a good number of all the peppers in this wonderful mix. Bright cherry red, lemon yellow, glowing orange and traditional bell! What a beautiful Fajita, salad and more you can make with these colorful peppers! Easy to grow, colorful in the kitchen and a treat to eat.

PEPPER – ANCHO POBLANO 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Don’t let the size of this big pepper scare you…it’s warm, but not too bad, but the sweetness makes up for the heat. Excellent choice for soups and stews, chili rellenos (pronounced RAY-AH-KNOWS), salsa and so much more. Just 65-80 days to maturity. Keep seeds moist, but not soggy. Full sun annual pepper plant. The dried pepper is the primary source of ‘mole poblano’. You may wish to start this one indoors to get a jump start on the season.

PEPPER – GREEN CHILI BIG JIM 40-50 seeds – $2.50 per package. Absolutely MUST grow. Sturdy plants support a bountiful crop of delicious and sizeable peppers which begin as long green chilies. When harvested, simply throw them (whole) on a barbeque grill until they turn black, then throw them into the freezer until needed. To use, simply run the frozen burnt pepper under warm water and the burnt peel will slide right off, revealing a fantastic green chili you’ll love in many foods. As I grew up in New Mexico, these big green peppers were on a ‘must have’ list. Thanks to Mom for sending the original seeds we started with. The best chili for roasting.

PEPPER – HABANERO – ORANGE The Habanero pepper is said to be the hottest pepper available.
The standard Jalapeno is quite wimpy next to the Habanero! According to a scale developed by a pharmacologist named Wilbur L. Scoville, the Habanero sports up to 300,000 units of heat! The 1 1/2′ long fruit of the plant is a lantern shaped pepper which takes on an almost plastic or rubber appearance as it matures and changes colors from green to orange to red. Harvest from seedlings in just 90-95 days! Related cultivars? Scotch Bonnet or Congo Pepper. Whatcha gonna do with all that heat? Sauces, salsa, spices and seasonings… Add to your jerky, pickle it, use it in meat marinades…

PEPPER – HABANERO – RED 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. The Habanero pepper is said to be the hottest pepper available.
The standard Jalapeno is quite wimpy next to the Habanero! According to a scale developed by a pharmacologist named Wilbur L. Scoville, the Habanero sports up to 300,000 units of heat! The 1 1/2′ long fruit of the plant is a lantern shaped pepper which takes on an almost plastic or rubber appearance as it matures and changes colors from green to orange to red. Harvest from seedlings in just 90-95 days! Related cultivars? Scotch Bonnet or Congo Pepper. Whatcha gonna do with all that heat? Sauces, salsa, spices and seasonings… Add to your jerky, pickle it, use it in meat marinades…

PEPPER – JALAPENO 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package.

PEPPER – PETINE 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package.

PEPPER – TABASCOCapsicum 20+ seeds – $2.50 per package. You guessed it! The very pepper used to make none other than Tabasco sauce! Small peppers packed with a punch! I love the way the peppers change colors! Deep green, light green, yellow-green, orange, red, very pretty! Be careful when handling this pepper, as they are HOT. The Tabasco registers at 30-50,000 units as measured on Wilbur Scoville’s heat index, developed in 1912 to measure the amount of heat produced by peppers. 577,000 is the highest yet recorded heat index, belonging to a Habanero pepper.

PEPPER – TEQUILA SUNRISE HEIRLOOM 20+ seeds per package – $2.50.

POKE WEED / POLK SALLET / POKEWEED Also called Polk Salad / Sallet / Salet – Phytolacca americana Love it or loathe it… POKEWEED. Native American Medicinal Herb. Yes, the colors are that vivid! Squeeze a handful of berries and your hand will turn a gorgeous shade of reddish plum! (True, but don’t do this) Often referred to as The Poor Woman’s Brugmansia. You may have heard your older relatives pronounce this herbaceous plant as “Polk Salad” or “Skoke”. This is not the correct pronunciation at all. It is POKE SALET (sah-let) meaning cooked greens. Best in zones 2-11. Full Sun / Partial Shade Does not do well in extreme northern climates Can tolerate short droughts but will grow like crazy with care and regular watering. Let’s not discuss what it does with commercial growing additives!

Check with me in the spring and if I receive requests, I will list the Poke roots / tubers on Ebay as well. Also known as Poke, Pokum, Skokum, Pokeberry, Skoke, PigeonBerry, InkBerry and Cancerjalap. Not everyone finds poke to be a weedy nuisance. There are those of us country bumpkins who appreciate it’s strength and durability as a perennial without fail. It is a non-woody and hollow-stemmed shrubby type of plant which often becomes tree-like! The unique colored dye from the berries is simply gorgeous. Can easily be used to dye wool and yarn items for use in rug making. This is not to mention the flow of songbirds it brings into the garden! My Poke is always planted in groups surrounded by stones near the edges of the garden. As I work, the sounds of Robins, Mockingbirds, and Bluebirds fill the air! This plant typically grows 3-5 feet with large leaves. Clusters of tiny flowers and drooping clusters of berries make it look much like a dwarf rain tree of sorts.

Though many people eat this plant, it is my understanding that it is poisonous if not properly prepared. I would not advise doing so unless you know what you are doing. Personally, I like it as an ornamental garden item and not a dinner item.

On a research note, it has been reportedly studied for it’s content of an AIDS fighting protein which is stronger than AZT. Please note, this is merely for interesting facts. Use of the Pokeweed medicinally is not advised by the seller of this garden seed. Consuming Pokeweed improperly could lead to chromosome damage. Dermatitis may be a condition caused by the contact of the plant with your skin as well.

PUMPKIN – JACK BE LITTLE 20+ seeds – $2.50. 95-100 day annual vine with shapely, somewhat flattened top pumpkins with multiple rounded ridges around the fruit. These can easily be grown in tall tomato cages. Sow in late May to early June for a bumper crop of baby pumpkins your Trick-or-Treaters will be sure to enjoy! Easy and fun for kids, too!

PUMPKIN – WEE BE LITTLE 20+ seeds – $2.50. 95-100 day annual vine with adorable rounded mini pumpkins. Great for those who do not have an abundance of land, these can easily be grown in tall tomato cages. Sow in late May to early June for a bumper crop of baby pumpkins your Trick-or-Treaters will be sure to enjoy! Easy and fun for kids, too!

SALSIFY – MAMMOTH SANDWICH ISLANDTragopogon porrifolius 50+ seeds – $2.50. Also known as the Vegetable Oyster or Oyster Plant for it’s taste, which resembles oyster. Even if you don’t know what this is, grow it for it’s biennial ornamental interest and you’ll have gardeners gawking. Grown as a root crop, Salsify can be grown and eaten for it’s roots as well as it’s leaves as salad greens. Believe it or not, it is related to the Sunflower family! A variety of ways to cook this one provide interest, including boiling, then pressing it into patties and frying it. Hmm. Add cubes of Salsify to your soups, stews and more. Will display light / dark purple flowers and provide seed the following year of planting. Grows approximately 4′ tall with grass-like straps of foliage. Requires a long growing season and patience while seed is germinating, which can easily take a month.

SPINACH – GIANT 50+ seeds – $2.50. Excellent choice for freezing and canning. A long standing spinach you’ll enjoy tending as it is a heavy yeilder. Just 40-45 days to harvest. I admit, I’ve always thought spinach was disgusting, until I tried it raw on a sandwich in place of lettuce. My sandwiches have never been the same. Tender young baby spinach leaves on a big Dagwood sandwich with extra pickles…OH MY! Smooth, dark leaves are chock full of vitamins and minerals. Plants easily grow 25″ wide! An older variety from the late 1920’s.

SPINACH – CLIMBING VINE REDBasella rubra 20+ seeds – $2.50. You’ll have a hard time deciding if this one goes in the veggie bed or the flower bed. You can even sprout stem cuttings in water and grow them as a houseplant! Not the same old green, this one has red stems! This is a unique climbing vine with EDIBLE spinach! Not your typical green stuff, this plant has beautiful hues of red/burgundy in the leaves and hot fuchsia pea-like flowers in long standing spikes above the foliage. This unique spinach has many others names, such as Malabar spinach and gui vine spinach. Though not a botanically labeled spinach, it is indeed edible. The young and tender leaves taste best! If you grow this just outside your kitchen door in a tomato cage, you will be able to snip off a few leaves when it comes time for a salad or a sandwich. You can cook it, too, and the bonus is that it doesn’t get slimy like that nasty canned spinach. Ugh! Seeds can be a bugger to germinate sometimes, be patient. Approximately 85 days to harvest. Easy.

SPROUTS Before you turn your nose up, give sprouts a little thought. Many seeds make absolutely excellent sprouts for sandwiches, soups, salads and so much more! Extremely easy to grow in just a few days, sprouts are nutritious – full of vitamins, minerals, proteins and enzymes. As a natural source of fiber and a complete food, they are superb! Low in carbohydrates and also calories, dieters rejoice!

There are numerous ways to use sprouts, including salads, soups, sandwiches, hamburgers, garnishes, casseroles and more! You can even dry them, then run them through a food processor to create a flour rich in vitamins!

My absolute favorite sprout is on a bacon sandwich with alfalfa sprouts, avacado and cheese. Now granted, the bacon and cheese probably cancel out the nutritional aspect, but it sure is good eating!

We currently offer several seeds, never chemically treated, which are perfect for sprouting:

Amaranth
Alfalfa4-5 day growing. A leafy sprout with the highest in mineral content. Protein, Vitamins A, B-complex, C, D, E and K. Superb on sandwiches.
Black Eyed Pea3-4 day growing. Protein, minerals, Vitamins A and C. For a fresh pea taste, choose this one!
Black Turtle Bean
BuckwheatExtremely fast sprout! A tender sprout with nutty flavors.
Clover – Crimson
Garbanzo Bean3-5 day growing. Protein and numerous minerals. Wonderful in salads, a fabulous snack all by itself.
Tease the kids with this one, it looks like a blobby brain when sprouted!
Millet
Mung Bean3-4 day growing. Protein, Vitamins A, C, iron and calcium phosphorus.
Mustard
Pumpkin
Wheat – Whole grain

SQUASH – EIGHT ( 8 ) BALL ROUND ZUKE 20+ seeds – $2.50. No need to mention this squash is probably one of the most incorrectly spelled words in the English language. Zuchinni / Zucchinni / Zucchini. Easier to say Zuke. I am very thrilled to provide these seeds for others! I’ve had plenty of zucchini, but in all honesty, I’d give it all up for this one variety in a heartbeat! It grows quickly, matures in no time, and seems to have an endless supply of good sized zukes. Though picked when they are about a handful, they can be eaten when a bit larger, though the larger you allow them to grow, the tougher the skin gets. At the height of the season, I was eating these for supper each and every night! I simply cut a zuke in half, scoop out the seeds, and pop it into my rice cooker for a little bit. Add butter, salt and pepper, and yum! But don’t forget the holidays…think Zucchini bread!

SQUASH – GOLD NUGGET / GOLDEN NUGGETCurcurbita maxima 20+ seeds – $2.50. An 85 day winter squash which is often referred to as an oriental pumpkin, no surprise there. It looks just like a tiny pumpkin! Growing on average from one to three pounds each, it easliy stores in a cool area for up to two months. I actually prefer to bake the entire squash whole instead of cutting it in half, or you can bake it as you would an Acorn squash. Loaded with Vitamin A, this little squash is perfect for dining alone, or for two. Bake several when you have guests or a family dining. An easy substitute for sweet potatoes or yams. With proper conditions, you can expect to grow about a dozen fruit from each plant. Shell is hard, so be extremely careful when cutting raw.

SQUASH – SPAGHETTI 20+ seeds – $2.50. Very easy to grown and a real treat to eat! After harvest, simply store your squash, which keeps for long periods! Cut in half, remove the pulp, bake face down for thirty minutes then flip it over, baking another 30 minutes. Add butter, sauce or your choice of goodies on top and wa-la! One squash produces four cups of ‘spaghetti’ strands. Really looks like spaghetti! Simply scrape the inside of the squash to produce the long, fiberous strands used in place of pasta.

SQUASH – TURK’S TURBAN 20+ seeds – $2.50 A very unique and quite ornamental squash. Put something different on your table for Thanksgiving! This is a Turk’s Turban. It is an edible Winter squash, not a gourd, as some would label. A unique red, orange and multi-striped squash requiring 95-110 days of frost free weather. It reminds me of the hat worn by Aladdin! Food preparation varies, but it is so delicious when sliced in half, scoop out the inside, add butter, brown sugar, cover with foil and bake. MMM!

TOMATILLO – GREENPhysalis ixcarpa 50+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Very easy to grow! Unique plant bears hundreds of fruit over the season! Papery husks similar to Chinese Lanterns fill with a bright green fruit that later darkens with maturity. When the ‘balloon’ is full, you can pick them, roll them in dishwater (no, I’m not kidding) to remove the sticky husks, then make Salsa Verde…Green Salsa! Yum! Hubby makes this every summer for us, and I find myself eating it for breakfast sometimes. (Again, I kid you not!) Tiny yellow flowers make way for the fun fruit. We also have Tomatillos available in purple, too, and what a beautifully and different salsa that makes! Loves the sun and thrives in the heat of summer when other plants are gagging.

TOMATILLO – PURPLEPhysalis ixcarpa 50+ seeds – $2.50 per package. Very easy to grow! Unique plant bears hundreds of fruit over the season! Papery husks similar to Chinese Lanterns fill with a small purple fruit which deepens with color as maturity arrives. When the ‘balloon’ is full, you can pick them, roll them in dishwater (no, I’m not kidding) to remove the sticky husks, then make Salsa Verde…Purple Salsa! Yum! Hubby makes this every summer for us, and I find myself eating it for breakfast sometimes. (Again, I kid you not!) Tiny yellow flowers make way for the fun fruit. We also have Tomatillo seeds available in green, and what a beautifully and different salsa that makes! Loves the sun and thrives in the heat of summer when other plants are gagging. Pardon the photo, I didn’t get a picture of the purple, but you get the just.

TOMATO – CHERRY 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package.

TOMATO – ROMA 30+ seeds – $2.50 per package. An absolutely excellent garden tomato you’ll love. Much less waste than with large tomatoes, you can pick but a few and have plenty for lunch. A good sandwich tomato, not to mention it’s invaluable inclusion in recipes abundant. Sauces, salsas, bruchetta, so much more. Easy to grow, an attractive oval shape.

WATERMELON – CRIMSON SWEET 20+ seeds – $2.50

WATERMELON – MOON & STARS RED HEIRLOOM 20+ seeds – $2.50.

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.