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B

Common Name: Basil, Genovese
Scientific Name: Ocimum basilicum
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Easy; full sun. Relatively slow to bolt. Harvest outermost leaves regularly to increase production.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Beans, Fava (Windsor)
Scientific Name: Vicia faba
Family Name: Fabaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Favas prefer cool, mild conditions and are suitable for early spring and fall planting. Control aphids, responsible for spreading viral disease.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Allow some bean pods to grow until they turn yellow and dry. Harvest seeds from pod.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Beans, Green Bush (Provider)
Scientific Name: Phaseolus vulgaris
Family Name: Fabaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Easy. Sow outside and do not thin. Pick beans often to encourage continued production.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Allow some bean pods to grow until they turn yellow and dry. Harvest seeds from pod.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Beet, Chioggia
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Grow fairly well in most any soil, but because of their extensive taproot, prefer deep, moist, rich soil. Susceptible to scab.
Ease of Saving: Medium-difficult: Wind pollinated. Take a seed-saving class!
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

C

Common Name: Cantaloupe, Minnesota Midget Melon, Organic
Scientific Name: Cucumis melo
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Keep soil barely but consistently moist. Fertilize around each plant for optimum production. Raised beds and mulching can speed ripening.
Ease of Saving: Challenge: Wind pollinated. Take a seed saving class!
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Carrot, Rodelika, Organic
Scientific Name: Daucus carota
Family Name: Apiaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Key to good carrot production is soil preparation. Can be subject to various blights.
Ease of Saving: Medium-difficult. Insect pollinated biennial. Take a seed-saving class!
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Cilantro Santo
Scientific Name: Coriandrum sativum
Family Name: Apiaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: No need to thin; harvest more aggressively than other herbs: tends to bolt in midsummer heat.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Cucumber, Slicing Marketmore 76 OG
Scientific Name: Cucumis sativus
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Need consistent, adequate watering; control cucumber beetles. When bearing begins, pick daily.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

H

Common Name: Hollyhock, Halo Mixed
Scientific Name: Alcea rosea
Family Name: Malvaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Medium. Germinates in 6-15 days in warm soil.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

K

Common Name: Kale, Starbor
Scientific Name: Brassica oleracea
Family Name: Cruciferae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Easy; not as afflicted by pests as other cole crops. Can harvest late season; harvest whole plants at 12-18
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

L

Common Name: Lettuce, Allstar Gourmet
Scientific Name: Lactuca sativa
Family Name: Asteraceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Sow every 2 weeks for continuous supply. Plants grow new leaves for subsequent harvesting. Control slugs.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Allow plant to grow to seed. Flowers give way to seed heads.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

M

Common Name: Marigold, Bonanza Mix
Scientific Name: Tagetes patula
Family Name: Asteraceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Easy. Fertilize and pick off old flowers for longer, more prolific blooming season.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

O

Common Name: Oregano, Greek
Scientific Name: Origanum vulgare
Family Name: Lamiaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Easy; full sun. Harvest outermost leaves regularly to increase production.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

P

Common Name: Peas, Lincoln (Shelling)
Scientific Name: Pisum sativum
Family Name: Fabaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Plant in well drained soil with sufficient organic matter for moisture retention. Start checking for maturity as soon as the pods begin to swell.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Allow some pea pods to grown until they turn yellow and dry. Harvest seeds from pod.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Pepper (Aura Salad)
Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Grow best in well-drained, fertile soils high in phosphorus and calcium. Control climbing cutworms, tarnished plant bugs, aphids, and flea beetles.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Hot peppers will cross with sweet peppers! Open mature, red pepper and scrape out seeds to dry.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Pepper, Green (Yankee Bell OG)
Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Grow best in well-drained, fertile soils high in phosphorus and calcium. Control climbing cutworms, tarnished plant bugs, aphids, and flea beetles.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Hot peppers will cross with sweet peppers! Open mature, red pepper and scrape out seeds to dry.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Pepper, Hot (Habanero)
Scientific Name: Capsicum chinense
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Grow best in well-drained, fertile soils high in phosphorus and calcium. Control climbing cutworms, tarnished plant bugs, aphids, and flea beetles.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Hot peppers will cross with sweet peppers! Open mature, red pepper and scrape out seeds to dry.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Pepper, Hybrid Hot Bangkok F1
Scientific Name: Capsicum annum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Go easy on nitrogen (produces large plants but few fruit). To avoid root rot and wilt, plant in well-drained soil. Pick the first peppers promptly.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Pumpkin, Giant BIG MOOSE
Scientific Name: Cucurbita maxima
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Need plenty of growing room. Fertilize well; control cucumber beetles early in season.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Pumpkin, New England Pie OG
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Control squash bugs, vine borers, and especially cucumber beetles, which spread bacterial wilt disease.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

R

Common Name: Radish, Sora
Scientific Name: Raphanus sativus
Family Name: Cruciferae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Suitable for spring, summer, or fall crop. Need moist soil and remain in prime condition only a few days. Adversely affected by hot, dry weather.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

S

Common Name: Spinach, Butterflay Organic
Scientific Name: Spinacia oleracea
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Most spinach does best in cooler weather. In spring use blood meal or other high nitrogen fertilizer.
Ease of Saving: Medium-difficult: Wind pollinated. Take a seed-saving class!
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Squash, Hybrid Zucchini OG
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Control squash bugs, vine borers, and especially cucumber beetles, which spread bacterial wilt disease.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Squash, Waltham Butternut
Scientific Name: Cucurbita moschata
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Cucumber beetles and squash bugs can be a challenge. Butternut's solid vines usually not bothered by borers.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Squash, Yellow Crookneck OG
Scientific Name: Cucurbita pepo
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Control squash bugs, vine borers, and especially cucumber beetles, which spread bacterial wilt disease.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Sunflower, Sunseed
Scientific Name: Helianthus annuus
Family Name: Asteracea
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: To promote deep roots & strong stems, water deeply but infrequently. Fertilize in spring but don't overfertilize. Watch for cutworm, weevils.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Swish Chard, Bright Lights
Scientific Name: Beta vulgaris
Family Name: Amaranthaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Medium. Can harvest baby or full-size leaves. Plants grow new stems and leaves for multiple harvests.
Ease of Saving: Medium: Wind pollinated biennial. Attend a seed-saving class for this.
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

T

Common Name: Tomato, Amish paste
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. Avoid too much nitrogen and maintain consistent soil moisture to avoid fruit rot.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Put pulp and seeds from mature fruit in container with water and allow to sit several days. Seeds which sink are good and shoul
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Tomato, Brandywine
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. Avoid too much nitrogen and maintain consistent soil moisture to avoid fruit rot.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Put pulp and seeds from mature fruit in container with water and allow to sit several days. Seeds which sink are good and shoul
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Tomato, Cherokee Purple
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. Avoid too much nitrogen and maintain consistent soil moisture to avoid fruit rot.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Put pulp and seeds from mature fruit in container with water and allow to sit several days. Seeds which sink are good and shoul
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Tomato, Matt's Wild cherry
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. Avoid too much nitrogen and maintain consistent soil moisture to avoid fruit rot.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Put pulp and seeds from mature fruit in container with water and allow to sit several days. Seeds which sink are good and shoul
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here
Common Name: Tomato, Nepal
Scientific Name: Solanum lycopersicum
Family Name: Solanaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results. Avoid too much nitrogen and maintain consistent soil moisture to avoid fruit rot.
Ease of Saving: Easy: Self pollinated. Put pulp and seeds from mature fruit in container with water and allow to sit several days. Seeds which sink are good and shoul
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

W

Common Name: Watermelon, Moon and Stars
Scientific Name: Cucumis melo
Family Name: Cucurbitaceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Keep soil barely but consistently moist. Fertilize around each plant for optimum production. Raised beds and mulching can speed ripening.
Ease of Saving: Medium: Insect pollinated. Take a seed saving class!
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here

Z

Common Name: Zinnia, Sunbow mix
Scientific Name: Zinnia elegans
Family Name: Asteraceae
Located at: Glendale
Ease of Growing: Deadheading is necessary to prolong blooming and encourage branching.
Ease of Saving:
Native Plant: no
Growing Instructions: Visit Here