Monday, April 8, 2013

New Seeds are In!

Today we received our first batch of seeds for the 2013 outdoor season!  This year we've decided to switch from Seeds of Change to a smaller, independently owned, farm-based and more local seed company, High Mowing Organic Seeds (from Wolcott, VT).  We've used their seeds for years in our own gardens and in-store displays and we are very happy with their quality and germination rates.  Plus they are, of course, 100% certified organic and non-GMO.

We've chosen a selection of our favorites to start out the season:

Astro Arugula
Black Beauty Eggplant
Cherokee Purple Tomato (Heirloom)
Early Jalape├▒o
Genovese Basil
Greek Oregano
High Mowing Mesclun Mix
Hungarian Hot Yellow Wax Pepper (Heirloom)
King of the North Pepper (an early ripening bell pepper that is good for growing in the north east)
Lacinato Dinosaur Kale (Heirloom, a personal favorite - great for dehydrating and making Kale Chips)
Lemon Basil
Magnum Orange Habanero Pepper
Mountain Princess Tomato (Heirloom, these are perfect for container gardening and when space/height is limited)
Nautic Brussels Sprout
Optima Butterhead Lettuce
Rainbow Chard (see photos!)
Red Oakleaf Lettuce
Red Russian Kale (Currently growing at the Nyack store)
Renegade Spinach
Ring -O- Fire Cayenne Pepper
San Marzano Tomato (another favorite, great for sauce and salsa even though it's considered a "paste" tomato)
Santo Cilantro
Sugar Ann Snap Peas
Sweet Thai Basil
Yellow Pear Cherry Tomato (Heirloom)

An in-store favorite, Rainbow Chard (aka Silverbeet) - photos from the last time we grew it in Nyack:

Even the roots are rainbow!

If there are any seeds you'd like to see us carry, we are open to suggestions!  Check out the High Mowing Organic Seeds website and let us know.  We also take special orders.

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