Ensure fast growth for best

flavor by giving them plenty of compost, water,

lime if necessary, and some midday shade, at least as seedlings. 

Greens work well in containers or those awkward places shaded by other plants or objects--on the eat side of a house or a bed of tall plants.

For summer meals, try steaming the day's harvest in the evening while you are doing something else in the kitchen, then putting the cooked greens in the fridge for a quick cold dinner dish the next night, served with olive oil, lemon, and salt--a classic Italian start to a meal. Or scramble them with eggs and cheese for a quick frittata.
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Vam 2015

All Red Amaranth

Leaves are broad, tender, and a deep purple-red on 16" tall plant. Extremely nutritious, full of protein, iron, calcium, vitamins A and C. This variety is pe...
  • Days to maturity: 40-50
  • Seeds per packet: 300
  • When to plant: Early summer
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Aurora Orach, Organic

An amazing rainbow of bright and unusual colors really jazzes up summer salads and vegetable plates: red, gold, green, pink, carmine, and purple. The leaves ...
  • Days to maturity: 37-60
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Germination days: 7-14
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Aztec Spinach (Huauzontle), Organic

A relative of quinoa and spinach. Basically, a quinoa bred for mild leafy greens. Sprouts quickly for baby leaves for salad mix. Leaves taste like spinach, w...
  • Days to maturity: 30
  • Germination days: 3-4
  • Seeds per packet: 200
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Calaloo (Tampala) Amaranth

Large, tender leaves with deep red centers. Heat-loving green from Asia that tastes like spinach. Great in containers. Pinch top when about 6" to encourage b...
  • Days to maturity: 40-50
  • Seeds per packet: 300
  • When to plant: Early summer
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Champion Collards

Developed in the 1930's to be bolt-resistant and compact in size. Flat, thick leaves offer some resistance to pests and weather, giving it a long harvest sea...
  • Days to maturity: 60-80
  • Germination days: 5-17
  • When to plant: Mid-summer
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Egyptian Spinach, Jute, Molokheiya

Also known as Molokheiya or Jute. Multi-purpose vegetable can survive both dry and wet. Related to hibiscus. Fresh leaves can be eaten as salad or cooked gre...
  • Days to maturity: 70
  • Germination days: 7-14
  • Planting depth: 1/8
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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
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Fordhook Giant Chard

Classic Swiss chard with huge dark green extra-glossy savoyed leaves.A broad silvery-white midrib which can be cooked separately. This one has proven most to...
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
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Georgia Collards

Old Southern heirloom from 1880 with crumpled, very tender leaves. We have received many comments from customers who really appreciate the flavor of this par...
  • Days to maturity: 60-80
  • Germination days: 5-17
  • When to plant: Mid-summer
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Malabar Spinach

A very unusual productive and delicious Asian vegetable. Thick, darkgreen leaves on handsome 6' vines provide abundant tasty greens throughout the summer. He...
  • Days to maturity: 90
  • Seeds per packet: 50
  • Germination days: 7-14
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New Zealand Spinach

Not actually spinach, but a good hot-weather substitute. Salt tolerant and will even grow in sand. Has small arrow-shaped leaves, thicker than spinach, with ...
  • Days to maturity: 50-70
  • Germination days: 3-4
  • Seeds per packet: 40
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Perpetual Spinach Chard

Smooth green leaves, small stems-can be hard to tell from true spinach in looks or taste. Frost and bolt resistant, needs water after a dry spell. Popular in...
  • Seeds per packet: 80
  • Spacing: 8
  • Days to maturity: 50-60
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Purslane Greens, Organic

Does well in any garden soil, and loves hot weather. Fleshy, crunchy leaves have a fresh, very slightly lemony flavor, great in summer salads. Popular in man...
  • When to plant: Spring
  • Days to maturity: 50
  • Seeds per packet: 200