Sweet and Juicy is the flavor of Spring--

these crops love the cool soil and moisture of spring weather.

Make it happen fast by giving them the compost and moisture they love, with good drainage. Many spring crops need a little more lime than summer crops like tomatoes corn and peppers, so give them some dolomite or wood ash if your soil is acid. Cold frames give the fastest earliest harvest.


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Lettuce+chadwicks rodan

Alan Chadwick's Rodan Looseleaf Lettuce

Easy to grow, and delicious; our trial gardeners said that in 15 years of gardening, they had never grown a better tasting, more bolt-resistant lettuce. Roda...
  • Days to maturity: 50
  • Spacing: 8-9
  • Seed code: N
Vpe 4790pea aldermanpod wood+ridge+blog t+he+aldermans+came+to+dinner +woodridge.wordpress

Alderman Pole Shelling Pea

English heirloom, and we think the finest tall variety under cultivation. Famous for flavor and crops very well. Robust 5' vines bear pointed, easy-shelling ...
  • Days to maturity: 70-78
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Spacing: 3
Vgr 3740 eruca+sativa rocket leo+michels wikipedia

Arugula Greens, Organic

Fast and easy. Spicy, tender leaves and flowers for salads with mouth-watering flavor.Self-sows, attracts beneficial insects, makes a great understory  in su...
  • Days to maturity: 37-50
  • Seeds per packet: 200
  • Germination days: 5-10
Vgr 3682 baby bok choy web

Baby Bok Choi, Organic

Who can resist these little single-serving Bok Choy heads? Mild mustard flavor, juicy, crisp texture, easy to grow, harvest, and prepare-pop them in the stea...
  • Days to maturity: 40
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Germination days: 10-14
Mustard+bekana+2

Bekana Greens, organic

Mild, crunchy leaves with curled edges have a nice spring-green color and sweet, complex flavor. Mild and very juicy, perfect for winter salads. Could be tho...
  • Days to maturity: 28-45
  • Germination days: 9-12
  • When to plant: Late summer
Lettuce+black seeded simpson

Black Seeded Simpson Looseleaf Lettuce, Organic

Tried and true heirloom for cool spring soils, BSS gets salad on the table early and often. Tender texture, mild flavor. Fresh, spring-green color and curly ...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Spacing: 8-9
  • Germination days: 2-15
Spinach+bloomsdale

Bloomsdale Longstanding Spinach, Organic

Classic old American heirloom, pre-1908, considered a benchmark for flavor. Glossy dark-green savoyed leaves. Succession-sow in spring. Bred as a spring/ sum...
  • Days to maturity: 48
  • Germination days: 6-21
  • Seeds per packet: 100
Vle 4260 bronze+arrow+lettuce

Bronze Arrow Looseleaf Lettuce

A rare, long-standing heirloom leaf lettuce that has it all. Our own strain, unavailable elsewhere. The head in the picture sprouted from spilled seed in the...
  • Spacing: 8-9
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Germination days: 2-15
Lettuce+bronze+goldring

Bronze Goldring Romaine (Cos) Lettuce

Widely recognized as the very best-tastingromaine lettuce, this old English heirloom has never gotten the popularity it deserves. We are hoping that gardener...
  • Spacing: 10-12
  • Days to maturity: 60
  • Germination days: 2-15
Vle 4130 lettuce+recording+06

Buttercrunch Butterhead Lettuce, organic

AAS. Compact green heads with crisp pale heart, almost like a combination of butterhead and romaine. One of the most popular garden lettuces, crisper than ot...
  • Days to maturity: 50-75
  • Spacing: 9-12
  • Germination days: 2-15
Vpe 4825 marysveggiegard lb

Cascadia Pea

First dwarf snap pea with Sugar Snap quality, and then some. Extra-plump, very crisp, very sweet and flavorful pods. Resistant to PM and the first pea with r...
  • Seeds per packet: 250
  • Spacing: 3
  • When to plant: Late summer
Cabbage+copenhagen+market

Copenhagen Market Cabbage

Danish heirloom from before 1909, and the standard of excellence for fresh use since then. Solid heads reach 6-8" in diameter, weigh 3-4 pounds, and resist s...
  • Days to maturity: 63-100
  • Germination days: 6-12
  • Seeds per packet: 85
Kale+dazzling blue

Dazzling Blue Kale

Purple Dinosaur Kale--Beloved Lacinato flavor and texture in a new color.From organic farmer Hank Keogh comes this tasty and colorful variation a favorite It...
  • Planting depth: 1-4-1/2
  • Seeds per packet: 85
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
Vbr 2540 109 broccoli di ciccio terra web

Di Cicco Broccoli, Organic

A rich-tasting old Italian heirloom. A best-seller year after year-reliable and tasty. Compact 2-3' light-green plants. Harvesting the 3-4" central head stim...
  • Days to maturity: 48-85
  • When to plant: Early fall
  • Germination days: 5-17
Vko 3970+ew+kohlrabi

Early White Vienna Kohlrabi

The edible portion of this vegetable is the swollen stem just above soil level. Less susceptible to root maggot, clubroot, and other plagues than most brassi...
  • Seeds per packet: 135
  • Days to maturity: 50-65
  • Spacing: 4
Lettuce emerald fan for real web

Emerald Fan Looseleaf Lettuce, Organic

The fastest spring growth of any lettuce we have ever grown. Big, healthy, deep-green leaves catch spring sunlight and make it into salad! Like a romain leaf...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Spacing: 8-9
  • Germination days: 2-15
Chard+erbette+

Erbette Chard

Heirloom from Italy, this is a very refined and delicious leafbeet type chard, with leaves that cook quickly and have the tender texture and mild taste of tr...
  • Days to maturity: 40-60
  • Spacing: 8
  • Seeds per packet: 50
Vle 4010 garlic+chives

Garlic Chives Onions, Organic

Carpets of flowers and tasty leaves in shade.Somewhat like chives, with broad, flat medium green leaves up to 14" long. Masses of bell-like white flowers in ...
  • Spacing: 1-3
  • Days to maturity: 70
  • Germination days: 10-14
Pea+golden+sweet

Golden Sweet (edible pod) Snowpea

Rare variety collected from a village market in India. Lemon-yellow pods show up well against the foliage so that you don't miss them. (Pea plants will stop ...
  • Seeds per packet: 250
  • Planting depth: 1/2-1
  • Spacing: 3
Vmu 4455greenwave

Green Wave Mustard Greens, Organic

Big, easy to grow, flavorful curly mustard. Large, bright-green leaves with frilled edges are hot when raw, with rich, deep almost smoky.flavor cooked. Class...
  • Days to maturity: 35-60
  • Germination days: 9-12
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Vch 3190+it.+dandelion

Italian Dandelion, organic

Fast-growing plant traditionally used for early greens. Deep-cut long broad leaves resembling dandelion, but much larger, with a slightly bitter flavor prefe...
  • Days to maturity: 52-83
  • Seeds per packet: 200
  • Germination days: 2-15
Lentil brown epson178 web

Large Brown Lentil, Organic

Low growing bush produces brown lentils. The most common lentil you see in stores. Great for soup. BOTANICAL NAME: Lens culinaris GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Har...
  • Days to maturity: 120-150
  • Germination days: 10-21
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Vle 4210 blackvillage.wordpress

Little Gem Romaine (Cos) Lettuce, Organic

Easy-to-grow romaine, with flavor that won the Royal Horticultural Society taste competition. Small heads grow rapidly to 6" and are mostly heart--crispy and...
  • Days to maturity: 58
  • Spacing: 10-12
  • Germination days: 2-15
Vpe 4802 peas maestro web

Maestro Pea

Unmatched sweetness for early picking. Withstands mosaic virus, common wilt, and powdery mildew. 2' vines bear over several weeks, setting plenty of 4 1/2" p...
  • Days to maturity: 55-61
  • Planting depth: 1/2-1
  • Seeds per packet: 160
Vgr 3780 magenta web

Magentaspreen Greens, Organic

Easiest if sown in fall or very early springThe leaves have a sparkly magenta color and spinach flavor. But be careful-it grows to 6' and re-seeds readily-ke...
  • Days to maturity: 30
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Germination days: 7-14
02016.01minutina.cat

Minutina, (Erba Stella, Staghorn)

Crunchy, succulent leaves Ultra cold-hardy for winter saladsMinutina, like miner's lettuce, corn salad, and mizuna, stands all winter, even in Maine, in an u...
  • Days to maturity: 50
  • Seeds per packet: 500
  • Spacing: 8
Spinach+monster

Monstrueux de Viroflay (Monster of Viroflay) Spinach

French Heirloom from the 19th century, still unequalled for complex, acid-free flavor. Plants up to 2' in diameter. One of the largest, most vigorous varieti...
  • Days to maturity: 40-70
  • Germination days: 6-21
  • When to plant: Mild winter
Vbe 2370 moth web

Moth Beans, Matki Dal

(Mat Bean, Mother Bean) Highly drought resistant, very small beans from India. The sprawling mat-forming plants do well in very hot weather (to 100-120F) and...
  • Days to maturity: 40-50
  • Seeds per packet: 800
  • Germination days: 7-14
Pea+oregon+giant

Oregon Giant (edible pod) Snowpea, organic

Truly huge pods have  outstanding flavor, and keep their sweetness and tenderness longer than any pea we know. Sweet flavor raw or cooked. The peas inside th...
  • Seeds per packet: 250
  • Planting depth: 1/2-1
  • Spacing: 3
Kale+pentland+brig

Pentland Brig Kale

A very special kale, which we carried for many years until it became unavailable. We are so glad to have it back! Tender and succulent leaves, with curled ed...
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
  • Seeds per packet: 50
  • Planting depth: 1/4-1/2
Vbr 2575 fromseedtotable lb

Piricicaba Broccoli, Organic

Lots of very sweet little heads.Big plants produce over a very long season. We like the way the larger "beads" (flower buds) shed water rather than gettin...
  • Days to maturity: 56
  • Germination days: 5-17
  • Spacing: 15
Kale+portugese+2

Portugese Kale (Tronchuda Cabbage)

A very juicy, sweet, and tender heirloom kale from Portugal. Stands heat better than other kales, and doesn't require cold to sweeten the flavor. Succulent t...
  • Germination days: 5-17
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
  • Seeds per packet: 50
Vca 2750 cabbage primo2 web

Primo Cabbage

An old favorite. Very early, and fast growing with sweet flavor. Compact, ball-headed Golden Acre type. These heirloom cabbages are becoming hard to find as ...
  • Days to maturity: 52-65
  • Germination days: 6-12
  • Seeds per packet: 85
Von 4555 00491.01.deeppurple web

Red Bunching Onion

Beautiful, deep, red stalks with color that extends several layers down. Decorative and mild flavored, with a sweeter taste than green onions. Very ornamenta...
  • Days to maturity: 70-90
  • Spacing: 1-3
  • Germination days: 10-14
Vmu 4440 rangsitfarm.wordpress

Red Giant Mustard Greens, Organic

Sweet zesty-hot lime green leaves overlaid with bright purple. Often seen in salad mix when very young, and excellent cooked-sweet and mild, full of vitamins...
  • Days to maturity: 35-50
  • Germination days: 9-12
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Vle 4084 lentil redepson177 web

Red Lentil

Fast-cooking little lentils that make Daal in Indian cuisine.Cook down into a rich yellow gravy or soup in about ½ hour.Bears over a very long season if gi...
  • Days to maturity: 120-150
  • Germination days: 10-21
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Chard+red+ruby

Ruby Red Chard , organic

Unbelievably vivid red stems and veins shine in the sun with rich color-nothing like the bronzes and maroons that pass for red with most vegetables. Easy to ...
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
Jamie+pics+october+2010+323

Russian Red Kale, Organic

From 1885, very hardy, with delicate flavor. Beautiful bluish oak-type leaves with bright purple midrib turn all purple with frost. Survived weeks of heat in...
  • Germination days: 5-17
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
  • When to plant: Late summer
Vka 3925 kale siber frill

Siber Frill Kale, Organic

The first really cut and curled Siberian/Russian kale, combining the look and fluffiness of frisee with the nutrition and cold-hardiness of a Russian kale. W...
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
  • When to plant: Late summer
  • Planting depth: 1/4-1/2
Broccoli+solstice

Solstice Broccoli, Organic

Ready very early and produces for a long time. Heads are on long stems above the foliage-easy to see and harvest and safer from slugs and snails. Small org...
  • Days to maturity: 45-84
  • Germination days: 5-17
  • When to plant: Late summer
Vgr 3830 strawbspinach web

Strawberry Spinach, Organic

Beetberry, Strawberry Blite. At least 400 years old, an ancient plant re-discovered at monastery sites. Like Lambs Quarters, but smaller. At each leaf axil t...
  • Seeds per packet: 90
  • Days to maturity: 55
  • Spacing: 8
Chicory+sugar+loaf

Sugarloaf Chicory

Like a giant romaine, except more glossy, with an indescribable sweet/bitter flavor. Chicory is a dependable salad and cooking green where there is frost-sta...
  • When to plant: 1/8
  • Days to maturity: 52-83
  • Seeds per packet: 200
Bean+garbanzo

Tan (Ceci, Chickpea) Garbanzo Bean

The familiar chickpeas; large tan round beans used in salads and soups or mashed to make hummus and falafel. Used in Indian cuisine, called Chana Dal. These ...
  • Days to maturity: 100
  • Spacing: 4
  • Germination days: 7-14
Vgr 3693 vgreen2 web web

Vitamin Green

White stalks and very glossy green leaves. Mild-flavored for salad, steamed, or stir-fry. Easy to grow, unfazed by heat, very cold-hardy. Good choice for win...
  • Days to maturity: 28-45
  • Spacing: 10
  • Seeds per packet: 80
Onion+white+spear

White Spear (Scallions) Onion

This has been the best "green onion" at our research gardens, with great vigor and dependability, combined with long white shafts, strong tops, and dry weath...