Now Sowing: Lettuce (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov)

Lettuce seeds in the catalog Common Name: Lettuce (Lactuca sativa) Seed Saving Level: Easy: Perfect, self-pollinating flowers. Little out-crossing with lettuce so isolation is not a big concern. Varieties: Loose-head varieties—butter-head or Boston—will mature in 60-75 days. Loose-leaf varieties, suited for cut-and-come again harvests, mature in 40-60 days. Romaine varieties, with long narrow leaves and…
View More about Now Sowing: Lettuce (Jan~Feb, Sept~Nov)

Now Sowing: Tomatoes (Seeds inside: Jan, July / Plants: Mar15-Apr15, Aug)

Tomato seeds in the catalog Common Name: Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) Seed Saving Level: Easy with self-pollinating flowers, but they can cross-pollinate by insects so separate varieties or   a taller blocking crop, or stagger planting. Varieties: Small to medium sized varieties do best  in our desert climate. Try cherry, pear or romas if you’re just getting…
View More about Now Sowing: Tomatoes (Seeds inside: Jan, July / Plants: Mar15-Apr15, Aug)

Now Sowing: Cauliflower (Seeds inside: July-Aug / Plants: Sept-Nov)

  Cauliflower seeds in the catalog Common Name: Cauliflower (Brassica Oleracea) Seed Saving Level: Advanced, may cross with other B. Oleracea members, including cabbage, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, kohlrabi. Produces seeds during second growing season. Planting: Cauliflower is a frost-tolerant biennial that enjoys full sun. Sow directly ½ inch deep. Germinates in 5-7 days. Harvesting: When…
View More about Now Sowing: Cauliflower (Seeds inside: July-Aug / Plants: Sept-Nov)

Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Jan~Feb, Sept-Nov)

Kale and Collard seeds in the catalog Common Name:  Kale & Collards (Brassica oleracea) Seed Saving Level:  “Advanced” May cross with other B. Oleracea members, including cabbage, broccoli, Brussels Sprouts, cauliflower, and kohlrabi. Produces seeds during its second growing season. Planting:  Kale and collards are hardy insect-pollinated biennials that can withstand freezing temps. They also…
View More about Now Sowing: Kale/Collards (Jan~Feb, Sept-Nov)
1 - 10 of 18