Menu Group: Plants and Seeds - Section: Vegetable Starts
From Whitehill FarmBroccoli, early
: Mix of early varieties Broccoli, full season
: Mix of full season varieties 6-pack Late Cabbages
: All late "bloomers", perfect for sauerkraut! Kale
: mix of varietiesGrandma Mary's Paste Tomato
: (68-I) OP Large meaty 6-10 oz paste tomato. Sets even in cool weather. Seed grown sustainably in Maine. One of our main crops for sauce and catsup every year.
From Rasmussen FarmPiracicaba Broccoli
: Fedco says: "About halfway between a heading broccoli and a broccoli raab, these succulent tender small green heads with very large beads make delightful raw eating. Very loose heads, lots of side shoots, sweet stalks. Even the fairly large leaves make excellent greens. Garden writer Barbara Damrosch found it equally delicious steamed." Ground Cherries
: People who recognize these tasty treats say, "My grandmother used to have these!" These sweet, delicious, orange fruits are the size of small cherry tomatoes. They're great eaten out of hand as snacks, can be used to make pies or jam, and I first saw them as garnishes, with the husks peeled back decoratively, in a restaurant in Europe. Some folks say they taste a bit like pineapple. They are related to tomatillos and also have husks, but the fruits are sweet, and the plants spread out closer to the ground. Harvest late in the season, when the husks turn yellow,and the fruits drop from the plants. Don't eat the immature green fruits. Plants should be spaced 18-24" apart. Verde Pueblo Tomatillos
: Great for making salsa & soup! Flower SeedlingsCrego Mix China Asters
(pictured): Fedco says " Bold ostrich-feather blooms hold well in wet or cold conditions. 2' plants with 4" flowers in violet, lavender, pink, rose and fuchsia. Maule in 1915 asserted that they 'surpass in size and beauty any other aster we have ever seen.' 'Pleasing, stately, handsome and vigorous,' concluded H.W. Buckbee in 1927."