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Grow a Basic 25 Varieties

Expand your seed sharing with enough seed for 250 of our generous individual serving ‘packets’ at an average of $0.79 each. This is perfect for a neighborhood co-op, a seed swap, or to create ten amazing food-resilient gifts.  The Basic Bundle Includes:

  • 25 different varieties of seeds with enough seed to fill 10 generous individual servings each and ten (10) description cards per variety,
  • One (1) Basic Seed Saving book,
  • and 250 portion bags (Note: You may reduce plastic before checkout)

Varieties (listed below) updated: 08/26/22

*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. Rye will be substituted on Canada orders.

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; Nebuka (Evergreen Bunching)

Allium fistulosum. Perennial. Our most hardy and delicious bunching onion. Evergreen survives even the most severe winter conditions. Allow some to winter over for early spring harvest, even in the snow.

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

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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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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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Basic Seed Saving Book

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

One book is included in most of our standard bundles, and five are in the Ultimate 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.

Zero Bags for Extra Seeds – Plastic Reduction Option

Are you willing to provide your own envelopes or packets to divvy up your order?  If we don’t have to include the little plastic bags, then we will give you a bonus extra seed variety!

By adding this option we will remove bagging supplies from your order and replace that with surprise variety of seeds.  Larger orders will receive two bonus varieties.

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