Before the days of long-

distance trucking, there was a "hungry gap" in early spring.

The new crops weren't up yet but most of last year's 

storage vegetables were gone. 

These perennial crops were developed to fill that gap, sending shoots up from their crown before spring seeds can make appreciable growth. 


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Vgr 3760 sorrel web
On Sale 10%

French Sorrel Greens

Perennial in all zones. Likes partial shade and any soil. Leaves appear in very early spring from the perennial rootstocks. Large leaves have a lemony tang t...
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Seeds per packet: 200
  • Germination days: 7-14
Arugula sylvetta
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Sylvetta Perennial Arugula, Organic

Same flavor as annual arugula with deeply-cut leaves to 6".Yellow flowers that bees can't resist. We have never seen so many bees on anything! Makes a thick ...
  • Days to maturity: 37-50
  • Germination days: 5-10
  • Planting depth: 1/8