Saturday, April 9, 2016

Purple Ruffles Basil

Purple Ruffles + Purple Ruffles Basil Seed Large, ruffled leaves. Also great in containers or garden beds as an ornamental. Small percentage of plants are green. 3" long leaves. AAS winner. Ht. 16-20". •Edible Flowers: Use the flowers in any recipe that calls for basil, or to garnish drinks, salads, soups, pasta, and desserts. Flavor is of intense basil. Avg. 21,000 seeds/oz. Packet: 200 seeds. Notes: CULTURAL TIP: As with many of our easy-to-grow herbs, basils can be seeded directly into your garden in early through mid-summer. They grow quickly and yield well when seeded thickly into moderately rich, moist soil in full sun. FUSARIUM WILT TESTED - FTO SEEDS - We specialize in fusarium screened basil seed lots. 1,000 seeds from each seed lot are tested for the presence of pathogenic fusarium wilt fungus. For more information about fusarium wilt and basil, please see link below for Basil Pests and Diseases. We ship only basil seed lots where no fusarium was found in the lab test. Additional Information: Basil | Common Pests & Diseases Basil Downy Mildew | Prevention Guide Basil Varieties | Comparison Chart Growing Information Basil DAYS TO GERMINATION:5-10 days at 65-70°F (18-21°C). SOWING:Direct seed (recommended): Plant seeds 1/4" deep, 2-3 seeds per inch, in rows 18" apart. Firm the soil over the seeds. Thinning is not necessary, but a final spacing of 4-8" apart produces healthy, full plants. Note:Holy Basil requires some light for germination, so sow more shallowly than other basils. Transplant: Sow indoors 6 weeks prior to setting out. Plant 1/4" deep and keep at 70°F (21°C) for best germination. Transplant to the field when seedlings have 3-4 sets of leaves, spacing at 4-8" apart in rows 18" apart. LIGHT PREFERENCE:

Friday, April 8, 2016

Organic Non-GMO Strawberry Blonde Calendula - OPEN-POLLINATED

Hi Gardening Friends here is a different color of strawflower That you can grow from High Mowing Seed Company Hope you try it and enjoy it? Gardener Den Organic Non-GMO Strawberry Blonde Calendula - OPEN-POLLINATED Warm and colorful antique-looking pink and yellow petals with dark red flashy undersides. Long-lasting cut or dried flowers, and edible flowers to dress up summer salads. Bushy plants flower right into the fall. Long stems pull off easily for simple and fast cut flower harvest. A newer variety from Frank Morton's Flashback series. 2,000 seeds/oz. Unusual cut flower · Edible salad flower · 18-24" tall · Annual (Calendula officinalis) Days to maturity: 80 days

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Organic Echinacea Purpurea Organic Non-GMO Echinacea Purpurea - OPEN-POLLINATED

Organic Echinacea Purpurea Organic Echinacea Purpurea Organic Non-GMO Echinacea Purpurea - OPEN-POLLINATED Beautiful 3-4" flowers with pink-orange center cones and radiating magenta petals. Medicinal compounds are most concentrated in young flower buds and fibrous roots. This is the easiest and hardiest cultivar to grow in northern climates. Seeds must be cold-treated before germination. 7,500 seeds/oz. Limited availability in 2016. Medicinal and ornamental · Attracts monarch butterflies · 30-47" tall · Perennial (Echinacea purpurea) Days to maturity: 110 days

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Organic Non-GMO Dark Green Zucchini - OPEN-POLLINATED

Organic Non-GMO Dark Green Zucchini - OPEN-POLLINATED Vigorous variety produces good yields of straight, smooth fruits. An open-pollinated variety best suited to the home garden, with abundant yields of lightly mottled dark green fruits. Pale greenish-white, firm flesh. Bush habit · Harvest at 6-8" (Cucurbita pepo) Days to maturity: 50 days

Organic Non-GMO Yellowfin F1 Yellow Zucchini - HYBRID

Organic Non-GMO Yellowfin F1 Yellow Zucchini - HYBRID The first organic yellow zucchini with PM resistance! Uniform, cylindrical fruits with pure gold color and buttery flavor simply glow at market. Compact, nearly spineless plants have an open habit for ease of harvest. Strong resistance to powdery mildew and intermediate resistance to CMV for a reliable harvest even in challenging field conditions. From Vitalis Organic Seeds. Compact, open habit · Harvest at 6-8" (Cucurbita pepo) Days to maturity: 50 days Disease Resistance: Powdery Mildew, Cucumber Mosaic Virus

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Organic Non-GMO Peione Parsley – OPEN-POLLINATED

Organic Non-GMO Peione Parsley – OPEN-POLLINATED New from High Mowing Seed Company. Vigorous, high-yielding flat leaf with intermediate DM resistance! A Gigante of Italy type with extra-large, dark green glossy leaves and mild, sweet flavor. Plants are highly uniform and early to mature with thick, sturdy stems. High yielding with strong re-growth suitable for containers, fresh market bunching or processing. Performs best with selective cutting rather than harvesting of the entire plant. OP • Container or field production • Bolt-tolerant. 12,500 seeds/oz Disease resistances: Downy Mildew (Int.) Days to maturity: 75 days Hope you try this Parsley Gardener Den

Monday, April 4, 2016

Better Boy Tomatoes. Tomato of the month!

Better Boy Tomato For more than 50 years, Better Boy Tomato has been a household name in the tomato patch. In fact, more than 2,000 home gardeners named Better Boy one of the “Best Tomatoes to Grow” in a 2009 Mother Earth News poll. There are several reasons why it’s become a classic. Better Boy is one of the most trusted tomato varieties in terms of disease resistance and reliability. Plus it’s widely adaptable, meaning it produces well in nearly any climate. And it’s one of best tasting slicing tomatoes available. “Better Boy” is synonymous with volume But probably most of all, it’s known to be an incredibly prolific performer in the home garden. Better Boy plants yield LOTS of tomatoes. Champion home gardener Charles H. Wilber grew Better Boys to win the 1987 Guinness Book of World Records for the largest amount of tomatoes per plant – 342 pounds of fruit from just one Better Boy plant! Where Better Boy came from. Better Boy was bred and marketed as an improved version of Big Boy, the first hybrid tomato marketed by W. Atlee Burpee Seed Company. it's a cross between Teddy Jones (a large, pink beefsteak from the midwest) and a red parent (which one is a corporate secret). Seed industry tradition holds it that when breeder John Peto left Burpee in the 1940s-50s, he took Teddy Jones seeds with him. John formed Petoseed (now a subsidiary of Seminis Seeds) where Better Boy was bred. Today, Better Boy is touted as Burpee’s best-selling tomato seed. Special tips for growing Better Boys •The earliest fruit from Better Boys are often the biggest. But as indeterminates, Better Boys produce all season. •Better Boy plants grow about one inch a day. •Better Boys are climbers. Cage or stake plants to get biggest yield, especially in areas with longer growing season. They continue to grow until frost. (Check out different tomato cages to find the right ones for you and your garden.) More about Better Boy seeds and plants. Click here. Better Boy Tomato Indeterminate Type: Hybrid Origin: USA Days to maturity: 72-75 days Season: Mid-season Foliage/habit: dense; prevents sunscald Fruit color: bright red Fruit shape/size: globe, smooth, round, 8-16 ounces Disease resistance: V (Verticillium Wilt), F (Fusarium Wilt), N (Nematodes); some seed companies offer Better Boy Tomato seeds also resistant to A (Alternaria) and St (Stemphylium – Gray Leaf Spot). Yield: extremely high Taste: succulent, juicy, meaty Other notes: Better Boy is an outstanding slicing tomato and one of the most prolific producers in the tomato garden. More Tomatoes of the Month Tomato of the Month: fun and interesting tomatoes ... Amish Paste Tomato ... Anna Russian Tomato ... Brandywine Tomato ... Celebrity Tomatoes ... Early Girl Tomato ... Fourth of July Tomato ... Green Zebra Tomato ... Jet Star Tomato: prolific, disease-resistant, low-acid ... Mortgage Lifter Tomato ... Purple Haze Tomato ... San Marzano Tomatoes ... Sweet 100 Tomato ... Yellow Pear Tomato... Hope you enjoyed this article Gardener Den

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Eggplant types from Johnny Selected Seeds

Orient Express (F1) Eggplant
Eggplant types from Johnny Selected Seeds. A tropical plant with prehistoric origins in Asia, eggplant today is a highly diverse crop widely cultivated around the globe. Since eggplant can be lower yielding in cooler climates, Johnny's eggplant trials select for varieties that are early-maturing and high-yielding even in regions with cooler, less settled weather, as well as for superior flavor and appearance. We also identify which varieties are best for field, greenhouse, and container production. We offer open-pollinated, hybrid, heirloom, conventional, and certified-organic eggplant varieties in diverse colors, shapes, and sizes, to satisfy diverse ethnic and specialty markets, with skin colors ranging from dark to light purple, violet, deep pink, green, black, or white; in shapes from elongated-ovoid to cylindrical, long, narrow, pendulous, or spherical. To compare key characteristics, refer to our Eggplant Variety Comparison Chart. Galine(F1) Eggplant Seed High-yielding, Black Bell type. Very glossy, uniform, black fruits are 6-7" long by 3-4" in diameter. Strong plants produce early, firm fruits. High yielding, even in the North. Green calyx. Avg. 6,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds. Nadia(F1) Eggplant Seed Traditional black Italian type. Uniform, 7-8" long by 3-4" diameter, dark purple fruits are glossy and blemish free. Tall, sturdy plants can set fruit under cool conditions. Green calyx. Avg. 6,350 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds. Dancer(F1) Eggplant Seed Deep pink Italian type. Semi-cylindrical fruits are mid-sized (7-8" long by 3-4" diameter), mild, and nonbitter. Plants are strong and high yielding. Popular in Puerto Rico. Green calyx. Avg. 6,800 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds. Orient Express(F1) Eggplant Dark purple Asian type. Attractive, slender, 8-10" long by 1 1/2-2 1/2" diameter, glossy . Ready up to 2 weeks before other early varieties, it features an ability to set fruit in cool weather as well as under heat stress. Tender, delicately flavored, and quick cooking. Purple calyx. Avg. 6,500 seeds/oz. Packet: 25 seeds. GREENHOUSE EGGPLANTS Jaylo(F1) Eggplant Seed Black Italian type for greenhouse production. Jaylo is high yielding and has the vigor to make it through a long season under greenhouse conditions. Beautiful, glossy black fruits have excellent flavor. A very versatile variety, fruits become firm at a small size, allowing it to be harvested at half-pound baby size or as a quarter-pound mini eggplant. Spineless plant with green calyx. Avg. 5,600 seeds/oz. Mini: 10 seeds. Packet: 25 seeds. Growing Information Greenhouse Eggplants CULTURE:Sow in flats or plugs 6-8 weeks prior to transplanting. Maintain an even 77-79°F (25-26°C) soil temp. until emergence, 70°F (21°C) thereafter. After true leaves form, transplant into cell-type containers or blocks. 4" blocks are the standard. After transplanting, maintain temp. 66-72°F (19-22°C) days and 64-66°F (19-22°C) nights. Fertilize with a complete nutrient solution (EC 2.5-3.5, pH 5.5) or equivalent as needed to keep plants dark green and healthy. Transplant to the greenhouse when plants are 10-12" tall. Space plants 1' apart in rows 2' wide, with 3' between rows. Grow plants with 2-4 stems per plant, resulting in a density of 5-8 stems per square meter (9 sq.ft.). TRELLISING:Prune the plants to 2-4 stems and trellis on a string like greenhouse tomatoes. HARVEST:Harvest fruit at desired size, most commonly 1/2lb. for baby eggplant and 1/4lb. for mini eggplant. DISEASES AND PESTS:Practice crop rotation or use new media to reduce incidence of soil-borne disease. Regularly-scheduled releases of beneficial insects will help to control pests. DAYS TO MATURITY:From transplanting. TRANSPLANTS:Avg. 900 plants/1,000 seeds.

Russell's Extra Choice Mix Lupines

Russell's Extra Choice Mix Lupine Seed Hardy, long-lived, and easily maintained. Includes white, pink, violet-blue, red, yellow, peach, and bicolors. Does best where summers are cool. Also known as bigleaf lupine and big-leaf lupine. Zones: 4-8. Ht. 30-36". Avg. 1,200 seeds/oz. Packet: 50 seeds.