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.


Popular This Season:
Lettuce+chadwicks rodan
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Alan Chadwick's Rodan Looseleaf Lettuce, Organic

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
  • Germination days: 2-15
Vpe 4790pea aldermanpod wood+ridge+blog t+he+aldermans+came+to+dinner +woodridge.wordpress
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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
Texselgreens1%281%29
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Amara, Ethiopian Kale, Texel

From Africa, so they are more heat-tolerant than most other mustard-family greens. Good for baby salad greens and when larger for cooking. Complex, rich flav...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Germination days: 9-12
  • Spacing: 8
Vgr 3740 eruca+sativa rocket leo+michels wikipedia
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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
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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
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Bekana Greens

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
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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
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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
  • Spacing: 6
Vle 4260 bronze+arrow+lettuce
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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
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Bronze Goldring Romaine (Cos) Lettuce, Organic

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
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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
Carrot+mix
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Carrot Mix

Carrots of many sizes and colors for your entertainment and delectation. BOTANICAL NAME: Daucus carotaGROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Sow seed 3" apart or broadcast ...
  • Germination days: 8-21
  • Seeds per packet: 800
  • Days to maturity: 85
Vpe 4825 marysveggiegard lb
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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
Beet+chioggia
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Chioggia, Candystripe Beet, Organic

Italian heirloom from 1840. Sweet, mild tasty beet with rosy pink skin and vibrant green leaves. Slices are spectacular with deep-pink and white rings like a...
  • Days to maturity: 55
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Spacing: 4
Cabbage+copenhagen+market
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Copenhagen Market Cabbage, Organic

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
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Dazzling Blue Kale, Organic, OSSI

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
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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
Greens+dragon+tongue blended
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Dragon Tongue Mustard, Organic, OSSI

Very sweet mustard flavor, and a pinch of heat. Wide crunchy midribs. Last mustard to bolt in spring. Outstanding new salad/cooking green from wizard Frank M...
  • Days to maturity: 35-50
  • Variety code: Ossi
  • Germination days: 9-12
Pea+dwarf+grey+sugar
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Dwarf Grey Sugar (Edible Pod) Snowpea

This heirloom has been loved for over 2 centuries. Earliest pea of all, producing its brave pink and purple flowers and 2-3" pods when the weather is still c...
  • Seeds per packet: 250
  • Planting depth: 1/2-1
  • Spacing: 3
Vko 3970+ew+kohlrabi
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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
Vbe 2465 early+wonder+tall+top+beet
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Early Wonder Tall Top Beet, organic

Early and easy with great flavor, and lots of greens for cooking-Early Wonder has been a favorite in home gardens and farmer's markets for many years. Heart-...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Seeds per packet: 160
  • Spacing: 4
Lettuce emerald fan for real web
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Emerald Fan Looseleaf Lettuce, Organic, OSSI

The fastest spring growth of any lettuce we have ever grown. Perfect "scoops" for dip. Big, healthy, deep-green leaves catch spring sunlight and make it into...
  • Days to maturity: 45
  • Spacing: 8-9
  • Germination days: 2-15
Chard+erbette+
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Erbette Chard, Organic

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
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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
Vmu 4455greenwave
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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
Vca 2950 juwarot web2
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Juwarot Carrot

Our most popular carrot ever. Juwarot was bred especially for juicing and raw eating-crisp, juicy, and sweet. Highest carrot in vitamin A. Very rare. Grown f...
  • Germination days: 6-21
  • Days to maturity: 70
  • Spacing: 3
Lentil brown epson178 web
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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
Lettuce+little+gem2
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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
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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
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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
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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
Vgr 3670 mizuna web
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Mizuna Asian Greens

Mild, feathery green is a major part of almost all salad mixes. Vigorous plants grow quickly to 12-24" and 2-4 pounds. Or cut when 3-4" for salad mix (28 day...
  • Days to maturity: 40-65
  • Spacing: 10
  • Seeds per packet: 80
Spinach+monster
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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
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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
Kale+pentland+brig
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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
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Piricicaba Broccoli

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
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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
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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
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Red Bunching Onion, Organic

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
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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
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Red Lentil, Organic

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
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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
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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
Carrot+nantes+farmers+market
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Scarlet Nantes Carrot

Sweet, brittle, aromatic flesh-a spring treat. Blunt, finger-shaped roots 7" long with outstanding raw flavor. Easy to grow, fast, and classic. You don't usu...
  • Days to maturity: 68
  • Seeds per packet: 800
  • Germination days: 6-21
Vka 3925 kale siber frill
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Siber Frill Kale, Organic, OSSI

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
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Solstice Broccoli, Organic, OSSI

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
Lettuce+flat+new
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Spring Salad Collection

DESCRIPTION: For the start of the season, a bouquet of beautiful, delicious, and fast-growing lettuces selected especially for growth in cool spring soil an...
Vgr 3830 strawbspinach web
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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
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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
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Tan (Ceci, Chickpea) Garbanzo Bean, Organic

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
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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
Watercress
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Watercress

One of the oldest known vegetables--and possibly the most nutritious of all. Fast-growing in either water or damp soil. If you do not live in a damp climate,...
  • Spacing: 6"
  • Days to maturity: 37-50
  • Planting depth: Shallow
Onion+white+spear
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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...
  • Days to maturity: 60-110
  • Seeds per packet: 150
  • Seed code: C