An improved savoyed spinach that boasts cold tolerance and high yields. Best as an early spring crop or for fall harvests. Abundant Bloomsdale produces large, super-savoyed, substantial leaves. Grow as a mature spinach plant. Named after the Abundant Life Seed Foundation Farm, where this variety started in 2002.
Metta Lettuce Mix: In the Pali language of ancient Buddhism, “Metta” is the word for loving-kindness, the attribute of benevolence and good will felt toward others. In our neck of the woods, “Metta” evokes the name of our road and the nearby hamlet: Mettacahonts, a word likely of Mahican origin that means “tree-shaded creek.” So, we named this lovely lettuce mix “Metta” to express our love for it, to embody the good will of sharing seeds, and to help our customers feel connected to our little seed farm in this beautiful corner of the world.
Ultimate Salad Bowl Mix: This salad mix is anything but virtual. USB (Ultimate Salad Bowl) won’t plug into any port on your laptop, but it will burst with flavor when you upload your harvest into a big salad bowl. It will also assist in one of the greatest challenges of our era: unplugging ourselves from technology. Let this bright and tasty mix of greens beckon you to your garden; it will fill you more fully than any electronic feed.
Best eaten raw as young leaves; most are cut-and-come-again types. Colors range from light greens to dark reds, from speckles to stripes. Consider planting USB at your garden's edge to create a decorative and edible border.
Contains arugula, Ruby Red Chard, Tres Fine Endive, mescaline mix, Mibuna, Gourmet Lettuce Blend, Green Salad Bowl Lettuce, Parris Island Lettuce, Red Salad Bowl Lettuce and Royal Oakleaf Lettuce.
Edible Flower Mix: When we think of eating from the garden, we tend to think of fruits, roots, greens, and herbs. But flowers are nature’s most intricate candies. With a range of flavors from sweet to spicy, flowers not only add bright and elegant beauty to any dish but can impart culinary and nutritional diversity as well. Always gorgeous fresh in a salad, some blooms can also be candied or cooked. If you are what you eat, then why not become a beautiful flower?
Contains Arugula (let flower!), Nasturtium, Chinese Pinks Dianthus, Borage , Chervil, Tall Blue Cornflower, Tangerine Gem Marigold, and Royal Carpet Alyssum.
All Star Kale: The flavor of this kale similar to other Russian kales, a bit sharper than Dino Kale or Vates Blue Curled Kale. Plant this variety if you enjoy the flavor of Asian greens, but long for something more substantial and longer lasting in the garden. Makes a great baby leaf for salads. It's also a great variety for the budding breeder or seed saver. Kale is a biennial; grow the plants in year one, overwinter the ones you like, and save the seeds in the second year. Brassica napus with some B. rapa present
Wasabina: From Japan, naturally. Meeting new plants often happens through meeting new people. We got to taste this pungent mustard green, named after the flavor of wasabi, in a field in rural Japan. Its growers are part of the global Shumei community and farm using Natural Agriculture practices. They shared seeds with us, which were then grown by our Shumei farmer-in-residence, Kenny Nakagawa. We are honored to introduce this variety in partnership with Shumei and to bring a taste of Natural Agriculture to your garden.