02. The Basic 25 Varieties

$180.00

25 seeds selected to expand on the Essential Bundle. With enough seed for 250 of our generous individual serving ‘packets’ at an average of $0.72 each, this is perfect for a community garden, a neighborhood co-op, a seed swap, or just to expand on those ten amazing food resilient gifts.

Basic Bundle Includes:

  • 25 varieties of seeds (listed below*)
  • One (1) copy of Basic Seed Saving
SKU: 2-GASIB Category:

Arugula; Rocket

Eruca vesicaria. Favored by gourmets. Featured in fine restaurants. Bushy, 1-2' plant. Wonderful, peppery, distinct flavor. Cold-tolerant. Easy to grow.

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Bean; Broad Windsor (Fava)

Vicia faba. Upright, 2-3' plants produce delicious, large, flat, meaty beans in long pods. Deliciously sweet.

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Beet; Detroit Dark Red

Beta vulgaris. A true heirloom dating back to 1892. The standard canning beet for more than 100 years. Deep-red, 3" globes store well. Delicious, 12-15" dark-green tops.

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Broccoli; Waltham 29

Brassica oleracea v. italica. Delicious, dependable, variety. Short 20" plants produce medium-large heads and lots of side shoots.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets and onions.

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Cabbage; Early Jersey Wakefield

Brassica oleracea v. capitata. Popular in the 1800's. Particularly adapted to overwintering in the field in the lower deserts when small. Short-season, early heading, delicious. Takes up little garden space. 63 Days.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets and onions

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Cabbage; Golden Acre

Brassica oleracea v. capitata. One of the best cabbages for early garden use. Solid, round, 3-4 lb. grey-green heads on short-stemmed, erect plants. White interior with tightly folded leaves. High yields.

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Cabbage; Perfection Savoy

Brassica oleracea. Savoy cabbage matures later than other cabbages, but survives late enough to be harvested after frost, even in snow. Heavily crumpled drum-shaped heads.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets and onions.

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Carrot; Danvers

Daucus carota subsp. sativus. Heat & frost tolerant carrot variety. 6-7" long and about 2" at the shoulder. Danvers is a great storage carrot. It resists cracking and splitting. Strong tops make it easy to pull. Good performance in a wide range of soils. Biennial. 72 days. Weed continuously.

Companion plants include: peas, lettuce, onions, garlic, and tomatoes.

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Carrot; Red Cored Chantenay

Daucus carota subsp. sativus. One of the most dependable, storage carrots for use in poorer soils. Roots are beautifully tapered with rich orange color. Best flavor in our blind taste tests. Weed continuously.

Companion plants include: peas, lettuce, onions, garlic, tomatoes.

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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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Kale; Lacinato

Brassica oleracea. Dinosaur Kale. Blue-green savoy leaves; 11-19" long; 3-4" wide; GREAT FLAVOR! All the rage.

Companion plants include dill, chamomile, sage, peppermint, beets and onions.

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Lettuce; Mesclun Mix

Lactuca spp. Our own special blend of three favorite lettuce varieties. Plant salad. Harvest salad.

Companion plants include carrots and radishes.

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Lettuce; Parris Island Cos

Lactuca sativa.Romaine. Dark-green, upright heads resist tip burn even in all but the hottest weather. Hearts blanch to creamy white.

Companion plants include carrots and radishes.

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Okra; Clemson Spineless 80

Abelmoschus esculentus. Maybe the most popular okra variety for 80 years. 4-ft. plants produce an abundance of dark green, grooved pods. Pick when 2.5 to 3" long, tender and young. Famous for use in soups, stews and relishes.

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Onion; Red Grano (Storage Bulbs)

Allium cepa. Red Grano is a wonderful, all-round heirloom onion! Crisp, mild flavor is great for cooking. A short-day onion, the best suited for southern climates. Medium-sized, Vidalia-style.

Companion plants include: beets, lettuce, tomatoes, strawberries, chamomile. Dislikes: peas, beans.

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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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Pea; Oregon Sugar Pod

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

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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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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Tomato; Rio Grande (Indeterminate)

Solanum lycopersicum. Indeterminate. A high-yielding, Italian plum tomato at home in the weather extremes, both hot and cold, of the Southwest. Large, 4" long, blocky, pear-shaped fruits. Delicious fresh. Great for processing. Dry like apricots in half. 65-75 days from transplant.

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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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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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Cover Crop; Rye - Cereal

Secale cereale. Amber waves of grain. Stunning, tall, ornamental seed heads grace this versatile plant that doubles as a cover crop. Prized in dried flower arrangements. A fast grower with deep roots, excellent for clay or heavy soils.

 

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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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1- Basic Seed Saving

A handy and easy to understand reference book on the Why's and How's of saving seeds.  Written by Bill McDorman.

One book included in each -25 bundle. Add as many as you like for your community, organization, or holiday gift list!

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OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Extra Basic Seed Saving Books

One book not enough? Add extras here. Click the "Add" box, then choose your quantity.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: City Farming Books

Ready to expand your Urban Farming skills? Click the "Add" box, then choose your quantity.

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Vegetable Gardening Journal

Looking for tips to help your journaling or a tool to make your gifts even more special? Click the "Add" box, then choose your quantity.

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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)

Seed Varieties in this BASIC Bundle*:

Vegetables:

  • Arugula, Rocket
  • Bean, Broad Windsor (Fava)
  • Beet, Detroit Dark Red
  • Broccoli, Waltham 29
  • Cabbage, Early Jersey Wakefield
  • Cabbage, Golden Acre
  • Cabbage, Perfection Savoy
  • Carrot, Danvers
  • Carrot, Red Cored Chantenay
  • Eggplant, Florida Highbush
  • Kale, Lacinato
  • Lettuce, Mesclun Mix
  • Lettuce, Paris Island Cos
  • Okra, Clemson Spineless 80
  • Onion, Red Grano (Storage)
  • Pea, Mammoth Melting Snow
  • Pea, Oregon Sugar Pod
  • Pepper, Anaheim
  • Squash, Waltham Butternut (Winter)
  • Tomato, Rio Grande (Indeterminate)

Herbs:

  • Basil, Italian Large Leaf
  • Parsley, Curled – Forest Green

Cover Crops:

  • Rye, Cereal

Pollinators/Flowers:

  • Maximillian Sunflower
  • Nasturtium, Single Mixed

UPDATED: 11/19/21

NOTE: for additional quantities of any single variety, use the Mix & Match Bundle.

*When out of stock of any variety, we reserve the right to substitute with similar varieties so we can get your seeds out to you in a timely manner.

Additional information

Arugula; Rocket

Weight 70 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Bean; Broad Windsor (Fava)

Weight 390 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 in
grams

567

Beet; Detroit Dark Red

Weight 175 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 in
grams

160

Broccoli; Waltham 29

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Cabbage; Early Jersey Wakefield

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in
grams

40

Cabbage; Golden Acre

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Cabbage; Perfection Savoy

Weight 45 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Carrot; Danvers

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Carrot; Red Cored Chantenay

Weight 90 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Eggplant; Florida Highbush

Weight 10 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Kale; Lacinato

Weight 48 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Lettuce; Mesclun Mix

Weight 32 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Lettuce; Parris Island Cos

Weight 32 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Okra; Clemson Spineless 80

Weight 115 g
Dimensions 2.25 × 2.25 × 2.25 in

Onion; Red Grano (Storage Bulbs)

Weight 32 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Pea; Mammoth Melting Snow

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 in

Pea; Oregon Sugar Pod

Weight 500 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 in

Pepper; Anaheim

Weight 16 g
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in

Squash; Waltham Butternut (Winter)

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

Cucurbita moschata.

Tomato; Rio Grande (Indeterminate)

Weight 12 g
Dimensions 1 × 1 × 1 in
Botanical name:

Solanum lycopersicum.

Basil; Italian Large Leaf

Weight 44 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in

Parsley; Curled Forest Green

Weight 38 g
Dimensions 1.5 × 1.5 × 1.5 in
grams

20

Cover Crop; Rye - Cereal

Weight 530 g
Dimensions 3.3 × 3.3 × 3.3 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

1- Basic Seed Saving

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

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Extra Basic Seed Saving Books

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

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: City Farming Books

Weight 750 g
Dimensions 9.75 × 8 × 1 in

OPTIONAL ADD-ON: Vegetable Gardening Journal

Weight 415 g
Dimensions 9 × 7.5 × .5 in

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