06. The Pollinator Promoter Bundle

$190.00

This special pollinator friendly bundle features 25 of our flowers and flowering vegetables to help you support our garden co-workers, and grow some yummy veggies too.  If you are really counting, it is actually SIXTY tried and true flower types that can grace your garden as three of our flower mixes have a combined 35 different varieties in them! 

The true bonus for you is the beauty of nature’s blooms while these plants work to attract beneficial birds and bees. Save over $20 off our already low bulk pricing with this combination of flowering varieties, plus you’ll get a copy of both the Basic Seed Saving and the Wildflower Handbook PDF to help you expand your knowledge. .  With 250 of our generous portions, this bundle averages $0.76 per packet!

The Pollinator Promoter Bundle Includes:

  • 25 varieties of seed (listed below*)
    • Mixed varieties listed within those items.
  • One (1) copy of Basic Seed Saving
  • Wildflower Handbook PDF

 

SKU: 6-GASB Category:

Bean; Scarlet Runner

Phaseolus coccineus. Native to the New World. Large and showy flowers and beans. The large pods can be eaten as green beans in addition to waiting for the large dried beans. Rapid climbers. A hummingbird favorite. Matures in 50 days

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Cucumber; Marketmore 76

Cucumis sativus. Consistently produces, through hot and cool weather, 8-9", slicing cucumbers! Disease resistant.

Companion plants include sunflowers, corn, peas, beans and radishes. Dislikes aromatic herbs and potatoes.

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Eggplant; Florida Highbush

Solanum melongena. A true heirloom from early 20th century Florida. Upright plants with large dark purple fruits high off the ground. Drought and disease resistant.

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Pea; Mammoth Melting Snow

Pisum sativum. Snow pea (flat, edible pods). Famous for its sweet, mild flavor. Delicious raw, in stir-fries or cooked "al dente". Tall, 24-30" vines bear smooth, 4" pea pods as long as the weather remains cool. Frost tolerance - good.

Companion plants include: beans, corn, carrots, radishes and turnips.

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Pepper; Anaheim

Capsicum annuum. Bigger, milder with more flesh. This pepper was developed in 1913 by Dr. Fabian Garcia at New Mexico State University, and originally known as New Mexico No. 9. Matures in 80 days

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Pepper; Purple Beauty (Bell, Sweet)

Capsicum annuum. Starting from a light green to white they mature to 3" purple to green to red bell peppers. While ready to harvest while purple, the more mature redder peppers are sweeter. Productive and early. A beautiful addition to a salad and sure to delight.

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Squash; Black Beauty Zucchini (Summer)

Cucurbirta pepo. Because of its storage and shipping qualities, black zucchini has become a favorite for market gardeners. Dark-green, long, straight, cylindrical fruits on fairly heavy bush.

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Squash; Dark Green Zuchinni (Summer)

Cucurbirta pepo. Bush zucchini with straight, smooth, dark-green fruits. Best when harvested at 6-8". Pale greenish-white flesh. Vigorous. Frost Tolerance: None.

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Squash; Early Prolific Straightneck (Summer)

Cucurbirta pepo. Picture-perfect yellow squash with gracefully arched stems. Produces abundantly. Harvest early as baby squash or wait until 5-6" long for slicing.

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Squash; Vegetable Spaghetti (Winter)

Cucurbirta pepo. Can be either baked or boiled to make vegetable spaghetti. Top with fresh tomatoes and Parmesan cheese. A delicious treat, especially for kids who don't like veggies!

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Squash; Waltham Butternut (Winter)

Cucurbita moschata. Tan, 8-10" fruits with rich orange flesh. Improved and selected variety with richer flavor and larger yields. Probably the most popular winter squash.

Companion plants include: corn, nasturtiums.

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Basil; Italian Large Leaf

Ocimum basilicum. Specially selected strain from the mountains of northern Italy. More tolerant of cold climates than other varieties. Deep, rich basil flavor. Silky, dark-green leaves that should be pinched back to provide summer-long pleasure from the same plant. 12-18" tall.

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Cilantro; Slo-Bolting

Coriandrum sativum. Coriander. Whispering the words "fresh cilantro" makes our mouths water! Indispensable for Chinese, Thai, and now Mexican recipes. Produces incredibly fragrant, glossy, bright green leaves. New strain selected to resist bolting. Cilantro flowers turn to Coriander seed. Grows 6-20” tall.

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Dill; Bouquet

Anethum graveolens. Garnish cucumber salads, cold summer soups or freshly baked mountain trout with the lacy, pale gray-green leaves of this most popular herb. Yellow, umbrella-shaped summer flowers are quite beautiful as cut flowers. Easy to grow for foliage or seeds. 2-3' tall.

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Parsley; Curled Forest Green

Petroselinum crispum. Triple-curled market variety with long, stiff, upright stems. Holds its fresh appearance all summer and long into the fall after the first frosts. Perfect for garnish or salad. Biennial. Frost Tolerance - Good

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Flower; Black-Eyed Susan

Rudbeckia hirta. Numerous yellow flower heads grow on their own stalks. The flower head is up to 5 inches across, with 15-19 ray flowers, deeply veined and slightly toothed on the tip. The center is 1 inch or more across, green to dark brown.

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Flower; California Poppy

Eschscholzia californica. California's state flower. One of the easiest and brightest additions to a wildflower garden. Brilliant, golden-orange blossoms appear early and remain until first snow. Easy to grow. 12-18".

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Flower; Corn Poppy Single Mixed

Papaver rhoeas. Brilliant red to pink, crinkled flowers on slender, hairy stems. This classic poppy will grow almost anywhere without being invasive. Easy to grow. 18-24".

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Flower; Cosmos Tall Mixed

Cosmos bipinnatus. Good weed competitor, does well in heavy soils, and is strong nitrogen fixer. Attracts beneficial insects to the growing area at the start of the season.

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Flower; Cut Flower Mix

This mixture is composed of long-lasting flowers. Nothing brightens up a room like a vase of fresh flowers. Mix contains both annuals and perennials to provide cut flowers for many years to come.

Collection of annuals: Baby’s Breath, Bishop’s Flower, Blanketflower, China Aster, Clarkia, Cornflower, Cosmos, English Wallflower, Gaura, Gloriosa Daisy, Iceland Poppy, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, Mexican Hat, Painted Daisy, Perennial Lupine, Plains Coreopsis, Purple Coneflower, Rocket Larkspur, Shasta Daisy, Sulphur Cosmos and Sweet William Pinks.

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Flower; Edible Flower Mix

This annual and perennial mixture is a colorful and tasty blend of edible flowers. The colorful flowers in this mix have tangy, spicy, peppery, sweet floral, licorice, or minty flavors. Most are surprisingly delicious.

Borage, Calendula, Chives, Cilantro, Cornflower, Dianthus, English Daisy, Johnny Jump-Up, Lavender Hyssop, Lemon Mint, Nasturtium and Pansy.

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Flower; Marigold Mix

Tagetes patula.  Beautiful mix of French and African marigolds, blended to enhance bloom season and increase diversity. Traditional bold red, tawny orange, rich gold, and lemony yellow blossoms brighten gardens while repelling insects. Great for in-ground or container gardens. Will grow almost anywhere without being invasive.  Can be grown as a cover crop. Easy to grow. 12-14".

Companion plants: Good for asparagus, eggplant, melons, potatoes, squash, and tomatoes. Dislikes: beans.

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Flower; Maximilian Sunflower

Helianthus maximiliani. Numerous yellow flower heads grow on their own stalks. The striking flower head is up to 5 inches across, with 15-19 ray flowers, deeply veined and slightly toothed on the tip. The center is 1 inch or more across, green to dark brown.  A favorite flower for small birds who will sit on the head and pluck seeds as if at a buffet. Cut flowers offer a dramatic statement in a vase by themselves or in a display.

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Flower; Nasturtium Single Mixed

Tropaeolum minor. Edible. Deep-green, shield-shaped leaves and brightly-colored, yellow and orange, open-faced flowers add sharpness, peppery taste and a flamboyant touch to summer salads and sandwiches. 12" tall. Great conversation starter at the dinner table.

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Flower; Zinnia California Giant

Zinnia elegans. A must for every cutting garden. Produces 4-6" single, semi-double, and double flowers. A mix of yellows, roses, scarlet, green, orange, pink, red, purple, and coral. Height 40-50" tall.

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Basic Seed Saving

Basic Seed Saving, Written by Bill McDorman. A handy and easy to understand reference book on the Why's and How's of saving seeds. Add as many as you like for your community, organization, or holiday gift lists!

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3. Wildflower Handbook PDF

Another awesome resource is the Wildflower Handbook by Bill McDorman.  Through ecologically sensitive seed saving and quality seed
production, there has never been a better opportunity to enjoy the magic of the wild in your home garden. Join us in the endless adventure of planting wildflowers. Feel free to experiment. Try woodland, meadow or mountain favorites. Select by color, height, time of blossoming. Unknown successes await you only if you get started.
This PDF is organized into 4 sections: The Basics, Planting Strategies, Planting Instructions, and CHARTS indicated by growing difficulty of the wildflowers. Download instructions will be emailed upon purchase.

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Description

EACH seed variety comes with:

  • Enough seed to fill 10 generous individual servings
  • Ten (10) description cards
  • Ten (10) portion bags
    (Note: You may reduce plastic before checkout)

Varieties in this Pollinator Promoter Bundle*:

Vegetables:

  • Bean, Scarlet Runner
  • Cucumber, Marketmore 76
  • Eggplant, Florida Highbush
  • Pea, Mammoth Melting Snow
  • Pepper, Anaheim
  • Pepper, Purple Beauty (Bell, Sweet)
  • Squash, Black Beauty Zucchini (Summer)
  • Squash, Dark Green Zucchini (Summer)
  • Squash, Early Prolific Straightneck (Summer)
  • Squash, Vegetable Spaghetti (Winter)
  • Squash, Waltham Butternut (Winter)

Herbs:

  • Basil, Italian Large Leaf
  • Cilantro, Slo-Bolting
  • Dill, Bouquet
  • Parsley, Curled – Forest Green

Pollinators/Flowers:

  • Black Eyed Susan
  • California Poppy
  • Corn Poppy Single Mixed
  • Cosmos Tall Mixed
  • Cut Flower Mix
  • Edible Flower Mix
  • Marigold Mix
  • Maximillian Sunflower
  • Nasturtium, Single Mixed
  • Zinnia California Giant

Additional information

Bean; Scarlet Runner

Weight 390 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 in

Cucumber; Marketmore 76

Weight 100 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Eggplant; Florida Highbush

Weight 10 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Pea; Mammoth Melting Snow

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 in

Pepper; Anaheim

Weight 16 g
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Pepper; Purple Beauty (Bell, Sweet)

Weight 16 g
Dimensions 1.25 × 1.25 × 1.25 in

Squash; Black Beauty Zucchini (Summer)

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.65 × 1.65 × 1.65 in

Squash; Dark Green Zuchinni (Summer)

Weight 43 g
Dimensions 1.65 × 1.65 × 1.65 in

Squash; Early Prolific Straightneck (Summer)

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.65 × 1.65 × 1.65 in

Squash; Vegetable Spaghetti (Winter)

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.65 × 1.65 × 1.65 in

Squash; Waltham Butternut (Winter)

Weight 40 g
Dimensions 1.65 × 1.65 × 1.65 in
botanical name

Cucurbita moschata.

Basil; Italian Large Leaf

Weight 44 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Cilantro; Slo-Bolting

Weight 44 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Dill; Bouquet

Weight 20 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Parsley; Curled Forest Green

Weight 38 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in
grams

20

Flower; Black-Eyed Susan

Weight 82 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Flower; California Poppy

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Flower; Corn Poppy Single Mixed

Weight 40 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Flower; Cosmos Tall Mixed

Weight 32 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Flower; Cut Flower Mix

Weight 25 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Flower; Edible Flower Mix

Weight 14 g
Dimensions 1.25 × 1.25 × 1.25 in

Flower; Marigold Mix

Weight 10 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Flower; Maximilian Sunflower

Weight 40 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Flower; Nasturtium Single Mixed

Weight 65 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Flower; Zinnia California Giant

Weight 20 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Basic Seed Saving

Weight .5 g
Dimensions 8.25 × 5.25 × .25 in

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