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2011 Full Circle Seeds P.O. Box 807 Sooke, B.C. V9Z 1H8 250-642-3671 email: email@example.com website: www.fullcircleseeds.com Dear FellOw FarmerS anD GarDenerS You will find among our seeds many heritage varieties selected by generations for their excellent flavour and pest resistance. Also, you will find unusual varieties from Asia and Europe – prized by chefs from our best restaurants. Most of our seeds are grown on ALM Organic Farm on Vancouver Island, certified by Islands Organic Producers Association. Occasionally, we get certified organic seed from another source but note in our catalog when we do. We offer open-pollinated, untreated seeds grown without herbicides, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers. Open Pollinated means you can save the seed yourself and it will come true year after year. Locally Grown means this seed is from plants that have adapted themselves to our climate, soil conditions, and ecosystem. They are resistant to pests in our region. Certified Organic means the plants these seeds came from have been grown without any chemicals and are naturally healthy and robust. Our mOSt exCitinG new SeeDS tHiS year Bull’s blood beets – beet tops have dark leaves great for salad mix and beets are candy striped, Pilgrim’s cabbage – Sturdy cold hardy plants with leaves similar to collards – from Portugal, Sugar snap edible pod peas – tall 2 meter vines produce many sweet crunchy peas, aji Colorado hot pepper – 5" spicy hot red peppers from Bolivia. Unique, pungent flavour, Serrano hot pepper – Hotter than jalapenos. Mexican peppers eaten raw in salsas and relishes, Black forest kobacha winter squash – Dark green weighing 4-5 lbs with sweet orange flesh, Costata romanesco summer squash – Italian heirloom zucchini that stays buttery even when 12" long, Black cherry tomato – A beautiful black great tasting cherry. Great producer, Copia tomato – Sweet striped outstandingly beautiful beefsteak, Stinging nettles – Eat like spinach in the spring. Dry for teas. Full of vitamins and minerals, Clarkia – Easy to grow. Salmon, mauve, red, white, pink blossoms good for cutting, Sweet williams – handsome long lasting flowers great for cutting or massed in garden. Feel free to ask us any questions you may have about our seeds. We offer a full guarantee on all our seeds. We grow our own seed on our farm and have only limited quantities of some varieties. You may want to phone or email to check on supply before ordering. Please note that although we are certified organic in B.C., this certification is not in effect for the rest of Canada or the USA. Mary Alice Johnson and Marika Nagasaka IOPA/COABC Certified Organic Farm number #401 all regular Seed Packets are $3.25 (seed quantities are listed in the catalogue) amarantH Amaranthus cruentus Fresh Pole Beans This red leaf amaranth is delicious and Blue lake highly nutritious. We put it in our salad Dark green, round in cross section, mix and it can be used as a steamed stringless, firm, and straight. They have a vegetable or in soups. mild and sweet and tender-crisp texture. Heavy yields of long, attractive beans are aruGula easy to pick and early yielding. Aromatic salad green important in French FOrtex and Italian cooking. It is also known as rocket, Growing to over 11", Fortex has the longest roquette, rugula, and rucola. The taste is pole bean pods. Dark green, firm-textured nutty and peppery at the same time. round pods are completely stringless and aruGula eruCa vesicaria, subsp. sativa delicious at all lengths, even after the seeds This is a slow bolt annual variety that is get big. Many believe that Fortex is the most often used in restaurants and in fine highest quality green bean available. cooking. Quick to germinate, easy to grow, laZy HOuSewiFe cold hardy. Self seeds. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or Claimed to be the first completely stringless 1000 seeds. bean, introduced around 1810. First SylVetta wild arugula Diplotaxis tenuifolia listed in W. Atlee Burpee’s 1888 catalog, This cold hardy variety is a smaller, wilder “We presume it derived its name, which form of arugula which is heat tolerant. The seems discourteous, from its immense leaves are finely cut and the flavour more productiveness making it easy to gather...” peppery. Perennial. Self seeds. Pkt. 1/4 One of the oldest documented beans, and teaspoon or 2000 seeds. most productive. An ideal bean for the home garden. BeanS Dry Beans When soil is warm, plant the seed about 1" deep and 1-2" apart in the row. The rows aPPalOOSa should be about 2' apart. After the beans are Beautiful tan and white beans, in a round up, thin the plants to 3-4" apart. 45 seeds/pkt. easy-to-shell pod. Best candidate for “good old baked beans”. For soups and stew. Easy Fresh Bush Beans to grow, with upright plants and early maturity. maxiBel fresh filet bush Extra long, 6" stringless filet bean. Extra Canellini slender, firm-textured, but still tender. This is the authentic delicate white bean Maxibel is the number one French filet for the hearty minestrone soup made type from France. Being stringless provides famous in Tuscany, Italy. The large beans for a longer harvest period. Tasty, disease stay firm and whole when cooked. Plants resistant. are large and prolific. nOrweGian Caramel coloured bean with nutty flovour. Early and prolific bush bean. Good baked or in soup. 1 OrCa BrOCCOli Known also as Staragorsky or Ying and Yang. A shelling haricot bean possibly from PurPle SPrOutinG BrOCCOli Greece with beautiful half black and half An overwintering broccoli which is white seeds. Great flavour. Early maturity. extremely cold hardy. Planted in the late summer to produce small, sweet purple Pawnee flowering shoots the next spring. The tall Dappled brown splash on white seeds, like plants produce many small side-shoots brown Jacob’s cattle. Retains pattern after throughout the spring. We seed them in cooking. Nice baking bean. June or July. Pkt. 1/4 teaspoon 260 seeds. yellOw eye CaBBaGe The bean of choice for the “barn supper”. This mild tasting bean is plump, oval, and January kinG medium-size, white with a yellow-brown This is a hardy winter cabbage, not even figurine at the eye. A beautiful bush severe frost seems to bother it. The heads are crisp and crunchy and with good Broad Beans flavour, and excellent colour, a semi- Broad beans, sometimes called fava beans, savoyed heirloom dating back to Victorian should be planted in late fall or early spring England. Pkt. 1/4 teaspoon 250 seeds. for an early June harvest. PilGrim’S CaBBaGe (new) 5B’S CHOiCe Not a cabbage but more like collard greens. Selected for size and number of beans per Also called Portugal or Braganza/ Galician pod for 80 years, first by David Barton and Cabbage, or 1000 leaf headless cabbage. then by Peter Robin who passed them on Developed before the 17th century. Gifted to our farm. They have nine or more green to Mary Alice in 2009 by Linda Dowling, beans in 12-14" pods. 30 seeds/pkt. who received it from a friend who obtained Runner Beans it during a pilgrimage from France to Spain. Very sturdy, very cold hardy plant. BeSt OF all runner Over wintered plants reached 5ft in height! An excellent Scarlet Runner. Gorgeous pole Similar to collards, yet distinctly different bean with bright red flowers. Produces (larger, thicker leaves and stem). Famous large flat pods of delicious snap beans, also for Caldo Verde soup. good as a dry bean. 30 seeds/pkt CaPe GOOSeBerry BeetS Also called Sweet Mollys, a tomato family W Plant in light rich soil with a pH over 6.0. member bearing 2 to 3 cm sweet golden Sow at 2 week intervals from April until late orange fruit inside papery husks, 80 cm July. Sow 10-15 seeds per foot, 1/4" deep, plants are prolific and decorative. Fruits in rows 12-18" apart. Thin to 3" apart. Eat are incredibly sweet and tangy and can be thinnings for tender greens. In this area beets eaten raw, or made into preserves, pies and can be left in the ground under mulch for desserts. Plant as you would tomatoes. 50 continuous harvesting thoughout the cold seeds/pkg. months. 300 seeds/pkt. CarrOtS Bull’S BlOOD BeetS (new) Deep burgundy leaves for salad mix. Carrots grow best in light soil which is Heirloom variety produces beautiful dark enriched the previous year with aged compost. red leaves to jazz up your salad mix. Roots Plant 1/2" deep and keep moist to germinate show attractive candy striped zoning when which may take 3 weeks. Thin. sliced. 2 BerliCumer COllarDS B. oleracea Long and cylindrical red carrot with good Famed for cold hardiness, these delicious aromatic taste. We found this variety our greens are high in iron, vitamins A and best in trials for patio planting in the large C, and anti-oxidants. Their sweet flavour pot as well as a great carrot for the garden. is heightened by fall frosts. Plant spring Plant in early spring and again in July through summer. Great in a salad mix. to harvest from October throughout the Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 1000 seeds. winter. CeleriaC COrn Celeriac needs a long cool growing period. OlD FaSHiOneD Sweet Start in early spring indoors and transplant A bicolor, open-pollinated sweet corn. out in May. Like moist fertile soil. biennial Early maturing, with strong germination in cool soil. Developed by Johnny’s Seeds Brilliant from a yellow corn called Burnell that was In the same family as celery but grown for grown in Maine in the early 1900’s and its large, white, round solid root, harvested an early white heirloom from New York’s in late summer and fall at 3-5" diameter. St. Lawrence Valley. Nice-sized, avg. 7", Great in soup, stew, shredded like carrots ears with 12-14 rows of yellow and white for salads. This is an early European strain kernels, some ears with yellow kernels with white flavourful flesh, a chef’s delight. only. Excellent traditional corn taste. Pkt. 1/4t teaspoon or 8o seeds Vigorous 5' plants. 3 Tablespoons or 150 seeds/pkt. CHarD Excellent cooked green. A good source of beta CreSS carotene and vitamin C, calcium, and iron. Provides quantities of fresh greens all season CreSS, uPlanD Curly from one sowing. Easy to grow. Make sowings The best cress for the outdoor garden. 6-8" early-late spring and again in mid-summer. rosettes of dark green, glossy, rounded leaves. Similar to watercress but much FOrDHOOk CHarD easier to grow. The plants are very slow to Fordhook giant chard is a vigorous variety bolt and long-standing. A wonderful, hot noted for its dark green deeply savoyed flavour. Great in salads. Self seeds. leaves and thick white stems. Plants are tall Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 1000 seeds. at 22-27" and extremely wide. More cold hardy than other chards. Overwinters in a CreSS, BrOaDleaF cool frame in our area. Pkt. 1 tablespoon or Quick-growing plant has leaves that grow 200 seeds. about 7 cm long and 2 cm wide. Roughly rHuBarB CHarD oval in shape, the leaves are slightly lobed Dark green leaf contrasts with ruby red stem and wavy, making for a visually interesting in the summer. In winter the leaves turn addition to salads. Leaves can be harvested burgundy red. Pkt. 1 tablespoon or 200 seeds. repeatedly and have a slight bite similar to mustards. Self seeds. ClaytOnia Miners’ Lettuce CuCumBer A beautiful, tasty, cold-hardy salad green. Quantities of delicate heart-shaped leaves, Plant when soil is warm 5" apart in row each wrapped around a white-flowered 2' apart. stem. Hardiest of the winter salad greens, can be grown all winter in our climate. Self sows. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 1000 seeds. 3 lemOn CuCumBer GOBO Heirloom first introduced in 1894. Similar Popular root vegetable in Japan. Slender, in size and appearance to a lemon, with smooth-skinned roots up to 40" long have fruits that average 2" by 3". Very easy to a delightful oyster-like flavour similar to digest with a crisp, clear taste and an edible salsify, but stronger. Delicious steamed skin. Pick small and use them whole for with carrots and added to hot broth. snacking in the garden or as a table treat. A Powerful blood purifier. Plant March to favourite of our local chefs. 30 seeds/pkt. June in deeply dug bed. Harvest in winter. uminami Oriental CuCumBer Biennial 50 seeds/pkt. A long crisp, crunchy non-bitter dark green cucumber from the Uminami Farm kale in Metchosin. Will grow to 2' without Kale is very hardy and productive year round. becoming bitter. Tender skin. Holds on the Use baby leaves in salad mix. Steam larger vine for a long time. Trellis to keep fruit leaves. Sweeter after a frost. Plant year round. straight. 30 seeds/pkt. Self seeds. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon/approx. 1000 seeds. enDiVe Cichorium endivia DwarF Green Curly kale alm FriSee Dark green, densely curled leaves. A This French endive forms a heart of favourite with chefs because it stays finely-cut, frilly leaves which are mild and firm when cooked. Very winter hardy. delicious. Compact (to 8") variety grows Introduced before 1865 and popular ever well in a variety of soils. Endive prefers since, it is a dwarf variety producing an cool growing conditions, similar to lettuce. abundance of tender and delicate leaves. The inner leaves are generally sweeter It was once also known as ‘Dwarf Curlies’. than outer leaves. Has a great distinctive, laCinatO Or tuSCan kale slightly bitter taste. A good cool weather Heirloom known as Tuscan Black Cabbage crop. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 400 seeds. in its native Italy, where it is prized for BianCa riCCia soups and stews. Tall plants have savoyed, Member of the chicory family, great dark blue-black leaves. Great taste, highly addition to a salad with its distinctive, nutritious and hardy. slightly bitter taste. A good cool weather reD ruSSian kale crop. The leaves are extra-cut and fringed, a Rich in vitamins and minerals. Red kale’s unique light green colour with pink petiole. dark green oak-leaves colour up to red and Relatively tolerant to heat and cold for purple after the fall frosts. The leaves are growing year-round. Plant as you would very tender compared to other kale varieties lettuce. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 400 seeds. and remain sweet even in the summer. Fennel leekS Direct seed or transplant from spring to late Sometimes called “the gourmet’s onion,” with summer. Thin or transplant 9" apart into a more subtle taste than onions and easier to fertile, well-drained soil. Harvest as the digest. They are easier to grow, and provide base thickens. a winter vegetable in our area. Traditionally ZeFa FinO BulBinG Fennel sown indoors in February-March, and Delicious fresh anise flavour, specialty transplanted when 8" tall, 6" apart, in rows European vegetable which is a favourite of 24" apart. They are harvested at almost any our best local chefs. Bulbs are delicious raw stage for use, raw as baby leeks in salads, or or cooked. Put thin slices in salads. Braise, cooked in soups and sautees. They’re rarely grill or roast. 1 teaspoons or 220 seeds/pkt troubled by pests and diseases and are not finicky about soil fertility and transplanting. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 300 seeds. 4 St. ViCtOr’S CimmarOn red romaine New strain selected from ‘Bleu de Solaise’. The sweetest tasting red romaine with Stores well in the ground, and foliage turns soft leaves that melt in your mouth. Green to deep violet as cold increases. A beautiful veins with maroon edges. glowing purple-blue French winter variety that can be harvested until spring. It also COwliCk green leaf makes a good ornamental border. Leaf lettuce from Czechoslovakia with a unique look. Frilly, wavy, pointed leaves unique that twist off in all different directions. This is a prize-winning leek recommended Sweet and succulent. by Linda Gilkeson, author of Year-Around Harvest. It is the largest most cold hardy Dark lOlla rOSSa red leaf leek we have grown yet. Heavily frilled green leaves with dark red edges are essential in salad mix, providing lettuCe loft, texture, and colour. More compact and slower growing than other lettuce Lettuce needs moisture, light and types. Nice for garnishes. Much darker red temperatures above 35°F or 5°C to germinate. than regular Lollo Rossa. Stays red even in Does not germinate well at high temperatures. summer. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or approx. 250 seeds. Deer tOnGue leaf arCtiC kinG butterhead Heirloom bibb type lettuce. Attractive Plant produces flavourful butterhead type smooth tongue-shaped outer leaves. lettuce. This variety withstands the winters Slow to bolt and taste stays mild. Slightly with minimal cover. Plant in August and crinkle-edged sweet and tender triangular September and harvest February through green leaves grow in a rosette around a loose May. Very reliable! Suitable for greenhouse. head. Reliable, tolerant of heat and cold. aSHBrOOk leaf De mOrGeS Braun leaf Unusual medium-green serrated leaves Strong radiant, upright leaf lettuce with resembling frisee endive, but with a sweet beautiful rounded leaves that are tinged mild flavour. A novelty in our lettuce trials. pink in spring and change to light green in Produces an upright, small loose head summer. Tender and sweet. Rare heirloom. when mature. A favourite for summer Best grown spring/fall/winter. salad mix. Drunken wOman leaf BereniCe green oakleaf Gorgeous bright green leaves with ruffled Dense, compact heads with long, narrow, almost fringed edges in deep bronze. Tall dark green oak leaves. Slow bolting and head with long, very crinkled leaves. Crisp tolerant to mosaic virus. For spring, texture, very beautiful with sweet taste. summer and fall production. Slow to bolt. BlaCk SeeDeD SimPSOn leaf GaliSSe leaf Heirloom. One of the earliest lettuces, Looseleaf type with smaller, more compact maturing in about 45 days. Light green, heads than Salad Bowl. Good taste even crinkly, juicy and especially tasty. Our when past optimum maturity. Leaves are variety of Simpson is extra-slow bolting. light green. Spring or fall crops as well as Also good planted for fall harvest. summers in northern, cooler areas. Mary BrOnZe GuarD red oakleaf Alice’s favourite this year. Great in salad Large, heavy, upright trumpet-shaped mix. heads are made of delicate, lobed, dark iBiS leaf green leaves with a rusty red overlay. Slow Deep, dark purple-red, shiny leaves. Very bolting. The best of the red arrowhead ruffled and savoyed. Holds rich, sweet type. Good for head lettuce and cut and flavour well into warm weather. Rare. come again. 5 iCe queen crisphead OutreDGeOuS red romaine (Heirloom) Known in French as “Reine Totally bright red. Outstanding colour. des Glaces”, Slow-bolting variety, ideal Long, deep shiny red leaves with green for summer plantings. It has deeply-cut veins and ruffled edges. Heads are big, tall pointed lacy leaves with wild-looking and beautiful. Good taste. spikes on the outer wrapper leaves that are thought to resemble a crown. Stays crisp PaBlO crisphead even on hot days. Use as a leaf lettuce after Loose heads form beautiful upright heads are cut. Medium to dark-green leaves rosettes that look almost like flowers. have a royal flavor and fulsome texture. Wavy-edged flat leaves are extremely wide, sometimes encircling half the head. Good JeBOuSek leaf texture, excellent mild flavour. Spiral of vibrant green arrow-tipped leaves. Very beautiful. Succulent, crunchy and reD SalaD BOwl reD Oak sweet. Old Czech variety from “someone’s A wine red version of Saladbowl. Highly Grandpa” years ago, the seed was passed lobed, delicate oak-like leaves form a full on to Abundant Life Seed Foundation by rosette. Holds sweet for a long time. the Jebousek family to keep it going. Rare. reD VelVet looseleaf JeriCHO romaine Tops of leaves are solid reddish maroon, Bred in the hot desert of Israel, this robust, and the backs are green tinged with bolt-resistant variety stays sweet and crisp maroon. A loosely formed head with soft, in hot weather. Very large, medium green, elongated leaves. Heads are slow to bolt. dense heads. Pleasant, chewy texture. leS OreilleS Du DiaBle leaf rOSSa D’amerique leaf Ear of the devil. This lettuce is the real Pale green leaf with sparkling rosy red workhorse of ALM Farm. Excellent for coloured edges. This Italian specialty cutting for salad mix. Burgundy, starlike, will form loose head or may be used as a pinwheel rosettes. Stunning glossy leaves. cutting lettuce. Oily, nutty flavour. Slow to bolt and also rOuGe De GrenOBle leaf cold hardy. Rare heirloom. The shiny, wine red leaves fairly glisten in merlOt red leaf the sunshine. This vigorous spring lettuce Striking colour, the darkest red burgundy is resistant to adverse conditions. It can be in our garden. Like a good red wine – dark cut young as part of a salad mix or left to and deep. A loose leaf cutting lettuce that head up. is slow bolting and well suited to cut and ruBy reD come again mesclun culture. Cold tolerant. A heat resistant leaf lettuce. Red leaved OakleaF PurPle leaf variety mixed red and green leaves with Vigorous plants with beautiful purple delicious flavour for pretty salads all season leaves shaped like oak leaves with crinkled long. Forms a large juicy head. edges and savoyed in the middle. Good SunFire Oak reD Oak tasting and beautiful in a salad mix. Rare. Bred specially for salad mix, Sunfire OlGa green romaine has a narrow, branching oakleaf shape 65 days. A gourmet European Romaine- and interesting colour pattern. Medium type lettuce. It has unusual leaf texture, green leaves, have red and green veining is less crunchy, and is sweeter than other underneath a red surface blush. Although Romaine types. Olga has light green narrow in form, the leaves are thick providing leaves, forming a loose head with excellent good weight, texture and shelf life. flavour. Holds flavour well without going bitter in the heat. Its appearance makes an outstanding salad. Great year round. 6 Sweet Valentine romaine HOt weatHer BlenD This the sweetest flavoured lettuce we A blend of our most heat resistant lettuces. offer. The heads hold long into the heat All slow to bolt. This blend has 15+ without bolting. The extremely deep red varieties!! leaves are slightly smaller than other cos varieties. They are slightly savoyed, a great maCHe Or COrn SalaD lettuce for salad mixes. Gourmet salad item for cool or mild tanGO leaf weather and winter greenhouse. Northern Deep green, heavily savoyed rosettes European favourite. Sow in fall for over look great in the salad bowl. Its leaves are wintering or in spring for a late spring frilly, crisp and densely ruffled. As well as crop. Self-seeds. forming beautiful compact heads, this type of lettuce will resprout vigorously from a maGenta SPreen cut stem without loss of leaf quality. One A remarkable variety of lamb’s quarter of our most vigorous lettuces, good for with brilliant magenta colouring on the early and late season planting. young leaves. A dramatic addition to salads. Young tender plants have a pleasant tOmaHawk leaf delicate flavour. Easy to grow. Self-seeds. Heirloom. Crisp, smooth, thick, ruffled Plant early spring through summer. green leaves have pink and bronze blush/ Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 1000 seeds. slow to bolt. Rare. trOCaDerO butterhead minutina Plantago coronopus Also called Laithue Lorthois. Nice, pale Also known as Buck-horn Plaintain or green, tight bunches of mellow, slightly oily Erba Stella, minutina is a unique, cold- tasting leaves. A good summer lettuce that weather salad green prized in Italy for its also does well in winter coldframes. Rare. mild nutty flavour and crunchy texture. yuGOSlaVian reD butterhead Resembling a narrow mizuna, it develops Loose, large head, 12" wide with red outer into a small plant with a delicate rosette of leaves and green to white inner leaves. slender green leaves. Sow directly outside Excellent mild flavour and nice texture. in early spring as soon as the ground can Rare heirloom. Cutting the head in half be worked or in the fall. Harvest young and exposes solid-green interior leaves and a tender when it is about 5" long. Cold hardy. Pkt. 1/4 teaspoon or 1000 seeds. centre that is almost white. Bulk available. Similar and perhaps more cold hardy than Marvel of Four Seasons. muStarDS All mustards have 1/2 teaspoon/1000 lettuCe BlenD seeds/pkt. all weatHer BlenD mixeD muStarDS A blend of our best salad-mix lettuces. A blend of over 8 mustards including This mix includes round and frilly leaved mizuna, purple osaka, ruby streaks. lettuces as well as a mix of red, dark and Highly nutritious and delicious. Eat light green and rosy colours. For a straight greens in salads when young and cooked high-interest lettuce. when mature. Flowers are great in salads. Plant in early March and again in late COOl weatHer BlenD July/August for fall and winter harvest. A blend of our best cold hardy salad-mix Extremely winter hardy. Easy to grow. lettuces. Will over-winter in a cold frame Self-seed readily. (seed Aug – mid Sept) and also great for early spring transplants. Use bottom heat ellen’S HOt Frilly muStarD (15ºC) to get seed to germinate in cold A very hot spicy mustard with bright green weather; seed needs light to germinate. frilly leaves. Great in salads or cooked. This blend has 15+ varieties!! 7 kOButakana Jim’S OreGOn Giant eDiBle POD Very sweet mustard from Japan. Grows An outstanding very large, juicy pea which well year round. Dark vitamin-rich leaves. grows on 6' tall vines. Brought to our farm Great in salad mix and as braising greens. by Johanna Stiver from Jim Cherrington’s garden. The tender edible pods can be OSaka PurPle muStarD Brassica juncea 5" long. Produces all summer. Wilt and Osaka mustard has beautiful purplish enation mosaic virus resistant. Plant leaves with a mild but pungent flavour. March to September. Plant early spring through late summer, for year-round harvest. maxiGOlt, BuSH SHellinG Pea Delicious, high yield. Outstanding late ruBy StreakS Brassica juncea variety with large, sweet, dark green peas. New salad green. Excellent frilly dark Attractive, broad, 3½" pods. The vines avg. purple leaves, finely serrated like Mizuna. 3½-4' for growing with or without support. The colour ranges from dark green with red veins to dark purple. The flavour is SuGar SnaP eDiBle sweet and slightly pungent. Also good POD POle PeaS as a braising green. The original sugar snap pea! Also called mange tout. The long growing vines can tatSOi Brassica rapa reach up to 1 meter or 6 feet and need This beautiful dark green, very mild support. The 2½ to 3½ inch crunchy pods spinach-like Japanese mustard is easy to are excellent for eating cooked or raw. A grow. It has glossy spoon-shaped dark very good producer that freezes well! Can green leaves which form perfect rosettes. be planted in January in an unheated Good in salads, stir fried, or steamed. greenhouse or outside as soon as the soil Grow all year. Seed in early spring and temperature reaches 10 degrees C. 65 days throughout the year. tall telePHOne (alDerman) OraCH Atriplex hortensis POle SHellinG PeaS Orach is related to Lamb’s Quarters and Heirloom, 6' or taller vines produce lots spinach. Its rounded leaves are stunning in of late developing shelling peas. A well a salad and it is used in pasta in Italy. It is a flavoured late main crop variety with large warm weather crop. Self seeds. pods. Favoured as an old-time pea, grown since 1885. Resistant to wilt. reD anD PurPle OraCH This is a mix of the brightest red colour we PePPerS have seen and a purple orach. Start plants indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost date. When sprouted with second set of ParSniPS true leaves transplant to 3" pots. Harden off For fall and winter harvest, plant 5 cm apart before transplanting. Peppers are real heat in early June in the Pacific Northwest area. lovers. Benefit from mulching. 25 seeds/pkt. Thin to 10 cm. 1 Tablespoon or 400+ seeds/pkt. Sweet HalOeD CrOwn This is a cross between Hollow Crown and antHOni rOmania yellow and red Gladiator made by Denis Hoddinott of Medium-tall very productive plant from Stone Glen Farm on Salt Spring. I found it Romania. Beautiful 4" x 2" tapered, pointed better than the hybrids offered by Johnny’s yellow fruit are produced early. They ripen to red. Romanians fry them in PeaS a skillet to bring out the flavour. Plant as soon as ground can be worked in early ariane orange bell spring, as early as February in the Pacific A big blocky pepper 4" to 5" long and Northwest area. Pkt. 2 tablespoons or 70 seeds. almost as wide, changing from medium 8 green to vivid orange. Each sturdy plant BulGarian HOt CarrOt yields a plentiful harvest of uniform, three (CaPiSCum annuum) to four lobed, persimmon-orange peppers. An heirloom from Bulgaria called Shipkas. The thick flesh is crunchy and spicy-sweet, The 3 to 4" bright orange beauties are quite making it a natural for the grill or stir-fry. hot but with a fruitiness to the pungency that makes them delicious for chutneys, liPStiCk red marinades, pickles and salsas. The jaunty Shiny, smooth, most delicious sweet colour is great for hot pepper jelly. Plants pepper. Four inches long, fruits taper to a are 18" tall. Fruits grow in big clusters close blunt point and ripen to a glossy, rich red. to the main stem. Thick and juicy. Dependably early heavy yields, even in a cool summer season. HOt aPPle Or alma PaPrika A beautiful 2", circular pepper somewhat reD ruFFleS red resembling an apple. Originally from A favourite sweet pimiento with thick, Hungary, the Hot Apple pepper has a nice juicy walls. Great for fresh eating, this flavor and thick, crunchy flesh. Medium- plant produces clusters of peppers, 8-10 hot. Plant is about 30cm tall and carries per plant. Fruits are oval, with ridges, fruit at top. Fruit begins white and turns similar to a pumpkin’s shape. rosy red. Sweet PePPer COlleCtiOn JalaPenO Our four favourite sweet peppers: Lipstick Well known 3" fat juicy hot pepper used (red, long, and thick-wall), Red Ruffles (red, for jalapeno poppers, in salsas and other rumpled and round), and Ariane (orange, Mexican cooking. Sets fruit sooner than super sweet, bell-shaped) and Tequila most other hot peppers. Use green or wait Sunrise (orange, firm crunchy). until they turn red and are at their hottest. tequila SunriSe orange Capsicum annuum This is a particularly hot variety of jalapeno. Beautiful and tasty peppers on sturdy maule’S reD HOt CHili (CaPiS- plants, 12-16" tall by 12" wide. Carrot- shaped fruits, 4-5" long and 1" at shoulder. Cum FruteSCenS) Fruits ripen from deep green to golden Capsicum frutescens orange. Firm crunchy flesh with sweet, Chili Heat Level 7+. This hot chili is ideally slightly sharp flavour when ripe. 60-78 suited for making chili sauce and using days from transplant. fresh or in a chili con carne where lots of chili flavour is needed. Produces lots of 6" Hot to 8" fruits. aJi COlOraDO mulatO (CaPiSCum annuum) (CaPiSCum BaCCatum) This pepper has an amazing smoky flavour. Rare plant produces good yields of 5" long Great for drying and turning into a rub. by 1" wide hot peppers which are spicy hot They are a mild, purple pepper with a and turn from green to shiny orange-red deep, fruity background – lots of flavour when mature. from La Paz, Bolivia. Unique, and very little heat. Also great for chile pungent flavor. rellenos. anaHeim, numex JOe e. Parker PaDrOn Capsicum annuum Medium-tall productive plant; uniform, Small green peppers Mary brought home 6-8" x 2" fruits ripen to mahogany to red, from Portugal. They are served fried with but are usually eaten green. Southwest olive oil and coarse salt. Most taste sweet favourite for stuffing (chile rellenos), and mild, though some are particularly hot grilling and roasting. The flesh is thick and and spicy. We have loved eating this dish crisp with a delicious mild heat and richly with beer at the end of a long day. Good satisfying chile flavour. producers. 9 SerranO (CaPiSCum annuum) chervil, many kinds of mustards, and our Common hot pepper from mexico, used cool weather lettuces. Plant from August green pickled , in salsas and for fresh to September and early spring. eating. Thick walled, crisp and juicy, when red ripe smoked for chipotle peppers. HOt weatHer SalaD BlenD Prolific and easy to grow. A mix of salad greens that thrive in hot weather. Plant from late May through SOme like it HOt! August. A collection of our hot peppers including Bulgarian Hot Carrot, Mulato, Maule’s Hot SHunGiku Edible Chrysanthemum Red, Padron, Anaheim, and others. Yellow and white daisy-like flower with multiple petals. Young leaves are used in PurSlane Sukiyaki in Japan. They add a meaty taste Sow after May in full sun. Germinates in 10 to stir fry. Use flowers and young leaves in days. Annual. Needs heat to germinate. Self salad or as a garnish. Sow March through seeds. Can be transplated. July. Hold up in cool weather. Self seeds. Pkt. 1/2 teaspoon or 300 seeds. GOlDen PurSlane A very attractive form of Purslane with SPinaCH large, yellowish slightly tangy leaves particularly attractive in salads. Rich in Giant winter vitamin C and the highest known plant A very hardy plant, with broad, intense source of omega-3 fatty acid. Upright green leaves on plant with spreading habit. stature makes for easy harvest. It loves True to its name, it is a special spinach for hot weather. 1/4 tsp or 800 seeds/pk late summer or fall seeding for crop in early spring. Also does well with early spring raDiCCHiO sowing. Harvest in 4-10 weeks if sown in early spring. Self seeds. Pkt. 1 teaspoon or Palla rOSSa SPeCial 200 seeds. A reliable variety which forms a gorgeous, firm, round, dark-red and white heads. new ZealanD SPinaCH Tetragonia Its unique, bitter taste adds colour and New Zealand Spinach is a warm weather crisp texture to salads. Also great on the crop, not related to true spinach but the barbeque or roasted. A cool weather crop leaves taste similar to, and some think but this variety also does well in summer. better than, spinach. It does not bolt in hot ½ t. or 400 seeds/pkt. weather nor does it typically turn bitter. Valued for its high vitamin C content. SalaD BlenDS It tends to have a low germination rate, taking a couple of weeks to get going. Soak all SeaSOn BlenD seeds in warm water before sowing. Keep A beautiful mix of leaf form and colour soil moist until germination occurs. Self from our collection of lettuces, mustards, seeds. Pkt. 2 tablespoon or 180 seeds. chicories, chards, kales, red orach, arugula, shungiku, cress, mizuna and shungiku. SquaSH, Summer Plant in rows. Thin as they mature, using the thinnings in your salad, and then We start our first succession of squash indoors harvest tender young leaves from the in mid-April and transplant them in May when crown of each plant. Replant as the patches danger of frost has passed, covering them with age. Pkt. 1 teaspoon or 1000 seeds. floating row cover while the nights are still cool. You can also direct seed them when the weather COOl weatHer SalaD BlenD is good. Plant them every 3' or 1 metre. They A mix of salad greens that thrive in cool like rich soil, so add compost to the hole. weather including claytonia, mache, Harvest often when young and tender. 10 COStata rOmaneSCO start tomatoes mid-March indoors. Plant ZuCCHini C. pepo into a greenhouse or covered space in April or A wonderful heirloom zucchini from Italy. outdoors in early May. 25 seeds/pkt. Tender and buttery even when 12" long. A HeritaGe tOmatO mix favourite with our chefs. Bi-coloured and A mix of heirloom tomatoes including ridged. Great producer. Large flowers. 20 seeds/pkt. black, yellow, marbled, white, red, orange tomatoes of various sizes, textures, shapes and flavours. SquaSH, winter We start our winter squash indoors in mid- Cherry or small size April and transplant them in May when danger of frost has passed, covering them CHerry tOmatO mix with floating row cover while the nights are A mix of red, white, yellow, black, pink, still cool. You can also direct seed them when and green tomatoes – some pear or olive the weather is good. Plant them every 3' or shaped, most round. 1 metre. They like rich soil, so add compost BlaCk CHerry (new) to the hole. Harvest before a hard frost when A beautiful, very productive dark cherry you can no longer put your fingernail into the that is almost black. Great taste. Tall vines stem. Cure them in a warm spot for a couple that produce long trusses of fruit. 65 days. weeks and then keep them dry in storage. BlaCk anD wHite CHerry COmBO queenSlanD Blue C. maxima A mix of both varieties. 100 days. This 10 to 20 lb. blue squash from Australia is a favourite with our chefs. BlaCk Plum Beautiful blue turban-shaped fruit, deeply This prolific black heirloom tomato from ribbed. Very fine, deep orange flesh that Russia can reach 8' tall. Loaded with is sweet and fine flavoured. An excellent clusters of 2" plum shaped, reddish brown keeper. 20 seeds/pkt. fruits with green shoulders. Seems to be blight resistant and lasts well into the fall BlaCk FOreSt C. maxima (new) when other varieties give out. A dark green, flat-round kabocha type winter squash, averaging 3-4 lb. The deep Galina orange flesh is medium dry and sweet. A gold cherry larger than gold nugget and It’s popular for its strong yet sweet flavor long keeping. Very tasty. The last tomatoes and moist, fluffy texture, which is like to succumb to the cold. chestnuts. Avg. yield: 4-5 fruits/plant. 15 seeds/pkt. Green GraPe PrinCiPe BOrGHeS tOmatillO A fruit used in Indian and Mexican reD Pear cooking, particularly in salsa verde. Small 1" pear-shaped fruits borne in Although tomatillos are grown like clusters. Sweet and juicy, ideal for tomatoes, they are easier and more hardy. appetizers or salad. Heirloom. Start them indoors early, transplant Sweetie outdoors after frost danger. The plants A firm red round crack-resistant cherry should be spaced 2-3' apart. Harvest when tomato known for its sweetness. paper husk loosens and fruit turns from green to yellow. tina’S De CaBO Tina Fraser Baynes developed this crunchy tOmatOeS flavourful cherry tomato by stablizing a All our tomatoes are indeterminate and need hybrid that appealed to her. She graciously staking unless noted otherwise. In our area, has given it to our farm to offer to you. It is perhaps my favourite cherry tomato. 11 tumBlinG tOm manyel mOOnS A yellow cherry perfect for a patio planter Mild, juicy round yellow fruit that weigh because the plant stays small but produces about a quarter pound. They ripen to a and abundance of tasty yellow cherry clear yellow, not gold, colour. Produces an tomatoes. Determinate abundance of fruit. wHite CHerry matina Pale yellow fruits, 1¼" in diameter, with a Heirloom. A tried-and-true red from good, mild taste. Plants are compact and Germany. Early fruiting with the flavour of easy to pick. Great in a basket with orange a beefsteak. Huge plants resistant to early and red cherry tomatoes. blight. Potato leaf. Globular red, quarter- pound fruits are borne in large clusters and yellOw Pear free from green shoulders. Heirloom. Charming little lemon yellow pear-shaped minis. The sunny yellow fruits nyaGOuS are borne in heavy clusters on tall vigorous Great black tomato that is blemish-free! vines that want to climb. Mild flavour and Baseball-sized fruits are borne in clusters special eye appeal. of up to six fruits, very productive. Excellent full flavour. Great for markets. 80 days yellOw anD reD Pear COmBO from transplant. A mix of both varieties. PineaPPle FOG Mid-Size Tomatoes Absolutely gorgeous tomato about 2" across. It is almost translucent with a miD-SiZe tOmatO mix glow about it. Round to angular, slightly A mix of black, yellow, green striped, red, flattened tomatoes with golden yellow skin and orange golf ball to tennis ball size. showing some orange-red blushing. Came BlaCk krim from a cross between Pineapple and San Fruits are a dark, deep red – almost a shiny Francisco Fog. It is firm with thick outer black – with heavy green shoulders. Inside, flesh. We got this tomato from the Salt the fruits are a deep, reddish-green colour. Spring Seed Sanctuary. Sweet and tasty. An early tomato. reD ZeBra FlammÉ Beautiful red tennis ball sized tomato with Beautiful salad tomato, very juicy, a good, gold and green stripes and a lovely tangy sweet flavour with fruity overtones. real tomato taste. About the size of a golf ball and a lovely SPeCkleD rOman persimmon orange colour both inside and You won’t ever see another Italian paste out. Extremely productive French heirloom. type tomato like this one! Stunning and Green ZeBra unique, long pointed red fruit have wavy The most unusual variety you’ll ever grow! golden stripes! A mid-size fruit, very meaty Fully ripe fruits are bright green, with yellow flesh with sweet flavour. Has few seeds. stripes. Round, smallish fruits have excellent, StuPiCe “real tomato” flavour. Vigorous plants. Extra early, cold tolerant medium JaPaneSe BlaCk triFele sized red tomato. High yielding with a Russian origin. This short potato leaf plant wonderful, low acid taste. Our favourite yields prolific quantities of 6 oz. fruit that for drying. Indeterminate. Heirloom from looks like a beautiful mahogany-coloured Czechoslovakia. Bartlett pear with greenish shoulders. yellOw PeaCH Very tasty flesh with a meaty core – the Known as Peach tomato because of its tomatoes yielded are blemish free and are buffed smooth, furry skin, these wonderful not subject to cracking. heirlooms are packed with flavour and 12 just the right size for garden munching or CHerOkee CHOCOlate salads. Absolutely unique in appearance Very large 3-5" beautiful chocolate- with flavour to match. Semi-determinate. coloured tomato. Very dependable producer of blemish-free flavourful fruit Beefsteak or Large Tomatoes mid through late season. BeeFSteak tOmatO mix COPia (new) A mix of pink, black, yellow, marbled, These very beautiful tomatoes are a white, red, orange and green beefsteaks. stunning combination of fine-lined golden yellow and red stripes. While visually aker’S weSt VirGinia exciting, the real treat comes when you cut A very pretty, large 1 pounder. Large, them open. Their gold flesh is streaked with vigorous plants produce big harvests of red and is very juicy, flavorful, and sweet. delicious red smooth tomatoes with little A stabilized cross between Green Zebra cracking or other blemishes. A treasured and Marvel Stripe, these tomatoes weigh family heirloom with sweet, rich flavour. about one pound each, They were named anDrew raHart JumBO reD in honor of Copia, the American Center for One of the most delicious reds. Brilliant, Food, Wine and the Arts, in Napa California. scarlet beefsteaks, 1-2 lbs. Very meaty and Indeterminate. 85 days. Late season brimming with rich robust flavour. Very productive. nePal Originally from Farmers Seed Co., from anna ruSSian India’s Himalaya Mountains. Big sprawling Handed down through several generations plant producing abundant crop of 6-10 oz., from a Russian immigrant. Large, juicy, smooth, round, scarlet-red fruits with little pinkish-red, heart shaped tomatoes, cracking and intense sweet tomato flavour. weighing around 1 lb. This high yielding Matures earlier than most large fruited tomato has sweet, juicy flesh and superb types (80 days). Disease resistant. flavour. neVeS aZOrean reD arDwyna paste Large red beefsteak. Juicy with great taste. Huge red paste tomato excellent for Mid-season. cooking or drying because they are low in juice and high in pulp. They are early OranGe StrawBerry Heirloom. A big heart-shaped orange fruit maturing, very productive and blight which grows on vigorous vines. The fruit resistant. These 4-5" tomatoes, weighing sometimes weigh over a pound but they do up to 1 lb. each, are smooth cylindrical and not get green shoulders or blemishes on taper gradually to a point. Bulk available. their tops. They are very firm and meaty. aunt ruBy’S German Green Easy to slice – a favourite at our market Not a pretty tomato but our best tasting because of their great taste. tomato. Very large plant produces large, flat beefsteak-size juicy seedy fruit with Paul rOBeSOn BlaCk A curvaceous black tomato, slightly larger green skin and flesh which turns paler than Black Krim, traded at the Vancouver when ripe. A favourite with chefs. Seedy Saturday. One of those, “my black BranDywine tomato is better than yours” affairs. This is An Amish heirloom, a very good tasting a very tasty black – juicer than the others. large tomato with deep pink skin and red flesh. Vigorous plants produce a large crop PerSimmOn The best tasting large orange tomato. of fruit. Best staked or caged. It has Maybe the best tasting tomato. a potato-like leaf. Mid-season. 13 reD SunSet HOriZOn We got this wonderful huge prolific beefsteak, also called Rostova, from Jim Wright in Seattle. It was brought to North America from Rostova in Southern Russian by Nikolai Peplenov Rostova tomatoes. It is an outstanding producer of an abundance of huge red to red-pink tomatoes that regularly exceed 2 lbs. and taste excellent. It excels in cool climates and is an early tomato. rOSe De Berne A pink tomato from France that tastes like Brandywine but is more round. Lots of handsome 6-8 oz. smooth pink fruits with soft flesh and very thin skin. Rare. Grains are easy to grow, produce well in poor soil and can be sprouted or cooked whole for a StriPeD CaVern nutritious breakfast. They are often planted Beautiful stuffing tomato, blocky thick- in late fall or early spring and harvested in walled jewel-like fruits with red and yellow August in this area, making it possible to stripes. Many 8 ounce fruits which keep 4 plant a second late crop. Following crops weeks when harvested ripe. Good flavour. benefit from the cleansing effect of grains. Stuff with cheese for unique appetizers. 80 days from transplant. Prolific. Barley Introduced in the early 1980s, Harrington SuPer marmalaDe malting barley quickly became the Lovely pinkish-red medium sized tomato Canadian and then the international gold that is very juicy and sweet. Produces well standard for quality in high-enzyme, two- mid-season until late. Very prolific. row malting barley. Barley can be grown in spring or winter. For winter barley, October turniP is the best time to plant. For spring barley, plant in January. Barley grows best in cool HarriS turniP ground – ideal temperatures hover right Heirloom. This turnip has been growing around freezing. Arrange the seeds so you on our farm since 1914 when Mr. Harris have about 20-25 barley plants per square cleared the land and planted turnips. foot of space. Nutritious, delicious and Winter hardy, pest resistant in our area. easy to cultivate, barley is a common sweet Large white with purple shoulder. Sow late- grain with loads of health benefits and a summer for fall and winter. ½ t. / pkg variety of purposes. Hull-leSS OatS Easily threshed free of the hulls. Oats have been grown for centuries by farmers to use as porridge or ground into oat flour. Plant 1/2"-1" deep and 5" apart in the early spring. A heavy frost will kill oats. wHeat Red Fife First grown in Canada in 1843. This is a late variety that was the cornerstone of Prairie agriculture. Red Fife is a “landrace” variety which means it has greater genetic 14 diversity and ability to adapt to changing BOraGe conditions than hybrid varieties. Plant in A large herb, known as the “Herb of late fall or early spring 5" apart. Gladness”, borage has fuzzy leaves and periwinkle blue flowers. Attracts bees. Add CrimSOn ClOVer chopped leaves and flowers to salads or Crimson clover is a cover crop – a plant summer drinks. Cool off in the summer grown over the winter to help suppress with iced borage tea, adding honey and weeds, prevent erosion and build healthier lemon juice to taste. Borage is easy to grow soil. Its beautiful red maroon flowers lure and self-seeds readily. Annual. beneficial insects into the garden. We sometimes use the flowers in our bouquets. CatniP Nepeta cataria Plant in the fall or early spring in almost Favourite of cat lovers, for cats relish any kind of soil. Leguminous plant which the intoxicating leaves. Tea is a popular fixes nitrogen. nightcap, as it induces a good night’s sleep. Remedy for colds and fevers. Self seeds. PHaCelia Beautiful summer green manure crop. CHamOmile German Matricaria recutita Naturally adds organic matter into the soil For a relaxing tea with a scent of pineapple. and attracts beneficial pollinating insects. Aids digestion. Sturdy spreading plant. Very fast growing – its vigorous foliage Blossoms in July and August from spring suppresses weeds well, protects the soil sowing but may be started indoors. Reseeds from erosion and leaching especially in readily. Prefers fertile well-drained sandy winter. Direct sow or broadcast April to loam. Annual. Self seeds. June in full sun or part shade. CHerVil Anthriscus cerefolium Cool season herb with ferny, dark green foliage, looking like parsley and having a pleasant anise flavour. Excellent raw in salads. An important herb in French cuisine in egg dishes, fish and sauces or a wonderful addition to herbed vinaigrettes. Makes best crop in spring and fall but does well even in the summer in a shady spot in the cool Pacific Northwest. Self seeds. CilantrO Coriandrum sativum Sow these frost tolerant herbs throughout the spring and summer for continuous aniSe HySSOP Agastache foeniculum harvest. Important ingredient in Spanish, A mint which produces many purple flower Mexican, Indian, Chinese, and SE Asian spikes over dark green foliage. Fragrant cuisine. Also called coriander or Chinese nectar attracts bees. Excellent in semi- parsley. Best direct seeded. Annual. shade or full sun, this biennial reproduces Self seeds. readily by itself from seed once established. Dill Anethum graveolans Easy to grow. Leaves and flowers strongly Delicious, green, finely cut foliage is used anise-scented. Used in cooking and for tea. to enhance sour cream or yogurt toppings, Many medicinal uses. Useful in bouquets. salads, sauces, and soups. When allowed BaSil Genovese to go to seed, it can be used for dill pickles Large-leaf type from Genoa, Italy, the or in seed breads. Plant as soon as ground pesto capital of the world. Bright green can be worked in spring. Easy to grow, very shiny leaves about 2" long with a heady, prolific. Height 3'. Annual. Self seeds. spicy fragrance and taste. One of the easiest and most rewarding herbs, a real heat lover. Annual. 15 ePaZOte Chenopodium ambrosoides mullein Verbascum thapsus Important Mexican herb used in Mexican Striking yellow flower stalks rise from a cooking, also called Wormseed. Stout, huge woolly leaf base in the second year. aromatic herb, to 3-4' tall. Add to Sentry of the herb garden. Good remedy bean dishes to reduce gas. Needs high for coughs, hoarseness and bronchitis, temperature to germinate. rheumatism. Flowers for infused oil for earache. Plant can be used to produce eVeninG PrimrOSe Oenothera lamarckiana yellow, bronze and grey dyes. Biennial. Clear yellow 2" church bell blooms in Self seeds. elegant spires on 3-5' tall plants. Charming border beauty. Oil in seeds contains ParSley Italian gammalinolenic acid (GLA). Roots can The one the chefs use. More flavour been eaten as a vegetable; shoots as a than other parsleys. Vigorous, erect salad. These hardy, long blooming plants plant produces flat, dark green leaves. prefer full sun and well drained dry soil. Cool weather crop that holds well in hot Self-seeds. Biennial. weather. High in vitamins A, C, iron and minerals. Self seeds. FeVerFew T. parthenium In recent years feverfew has become known SHiSO Red Perilla Perilla frutescens as the “migraine” herb. This easy-to-grow Decorative purplish red foliage reminiscent herb is also valued as a decorative plant in of coleus. Cinnamon-scented leaves are the garden and for wreaths, potpourris, popular in Japan for flavouring raw fish, etc. Perennial. Self seeds. bean curd, pickles and tempura. Also used to give scarlet colour to pickled plums and milk tHiStle Silybum marianum preserved ginger. Annual. Bold and beautiful specimen plant for food and medicine. Large plant with St. JOHn’S wOrt Hypericum perforatum shiny, spined leaves mottled with white. Noted for its calming effect; valuable Outstanding, solitary 2" purple flowers. for nervous disorders such as insomnia, All parts are edible. Medicinal: The active depression and bedwetting. The oil has component, silymarin, is found in the remarkable soothing and healing action seeds and is know for liver rebuilding when rubbed into painful joints and properties. Easy to grow. Annual. Self strained muscles. Bright yellow flowers. seeds. CAN BE INVASIVE. Perennial. Self seeds. INVASIVE mOtHerwOrt leonurus cardiaca SOrrel French Rumex acetosa Bees love the handsome, purple-pink Most famous for sorrel soup. Large flower spikes. Grows to 6'. Easy to grow succulent, slightly acid-tasting leaves give from seed and self seeds. Has been used zest to salads and any dish which is insipid to treat female disorders throughout the in itself. Remove flowering tops as they centuries. Self seeds. appear to keep leaves tender. Perennial. Self seeds. muGwOrt Arthernisia vulgaris Believed to give strength and negate StinGinG nettle urtica dioica negativity, mugwort has been surrounded One of our favorite wild herbs. Powerful by legends and used medicinally for perennial plant that has many uses: centuries. This soft, green plant has tiny early spring nutrient rich cooking green, ball-shaped flower heads with deeply cut tea ingredient, compost activator and leaves. It will grow 6' tall in average to increases layer production when added to poor, well-drained soil in full sun. It can be layer food through the winter (dried form). easily raised from its tiny seed. Self seeds. Spreads easily by rhizome, so it should be planted thoughtfully. Prefers rich, moist soil. Must be cooked or dried to remove “the sting”, which comes from chemicals found in the plant. 16 Summer SaVOry Satureja hortensis COlumBine, alm mix Aquilegia Easy to grow. Our favourite herb for Fairy-like woodland quality with lacy flavouring fresh and dry beans, peas, foliage and beautifully posed flowers in a lentils, soups, cabbages, and sauerkraut variety of exquisite colours and shapes. with its spirit-awakening, peppery flavour. Partial shade or full sun. Attracts humming Dry for winter use. Also makes a nice birds. Seeds sown indoors in early spring will tea. Likes medium rich, well-drained soil. usually bloom the first season. Perennial. Full sun. Sow indoors in early spring or outdoors after danger of frost. Do not COrnFlOwerS Bachelors’ buttons cover seed as they need light to germinate. Blue, white, pink, wine, and mauve flowers. Self seeds. Sow directly into garden in spring. Continuous blooming late into season. Full Sweet CiCely myrrhis odorata sun. Excellent cut flowers. Easy to grow. Sugar-saver. Sweet, anise-scented leaves Self-seeds. Hardy annual. and stalks (fresh or dried) add delightful flavour to sweets and desserts, saving DelPHinium D. elatum about half the sugar. Of particular interest Tall, stately, old-fashioned beauty. Flower to diabetics. A hardy perennial that grows stalks are covered with elegant double to 4'. Seeds have short viability and should flowers in shades of pale to dark blue, be sown in spring. orchine, rose, and white. Does well in our Pacific coast climate. Requires rich, well, drained, slightly alkaline soil. Perennial. FOxGlOVe Digitalis purpurea Graceful upright flower spikes bear large, 3" thimble-shaped blooms with delicately speckled throats. Strong plants bearing cream, white, yellow, rose and mauve flowers. Sow seeds in spring in a nursery bed. Sun or light shade. Self seeds. POISONOUS. BOraGe – see Herbs CalenDula, alm SPeCial mix GlOBe Centaurea Centaurea macrocephala Golden yellow thistle-like flowers are 3" A wonderful mix of our best. Warm tones across. Hardy plant is for background include pink, orange, yellow, and cream borders or fresh and dried cut flower. with burnt orange. Some with contrasting Direct seed in spring in a sunny location dark lower petals and darker tips. Also in well-drained soils that are not too rich. called pot marigold. Plant in full sun in Easy to grow. The plant forms clumps 3-4' average soil. Adapts to moist soil or little high. Perennial. watering. Usually the last flower in the garden to give in to the cold, often will GlOBe tHiStle Echinops ritro overwinter in this area. Annual. Self seeds. Bees and butterflies adore Echinops. So easy to care for that you will too. Stunning in Clarkia Elegans the garden or as a fresh or dried cut flower. Easy to grow. Great cut flower or massed They thrive in well drained soil, even if it is into borders. Plants bloom profusely in poor or sandy. They are as undemanding as multiple colours of pink, mauve, white, any perennial you can find! Intensely blue, salmon, and red. Direct seed outdoors in the surreal-looking globes perch on stalks early April in sun or semi-shade. Pick a cool of elegant, jagged-edged grey-green foliage. semi-shaded, sandy area where the soil is Blooms July–early September. rather low in nitrogen (poorly fertilised). 17 HOllyHOCk, PurPle tangerine-coloured small blooms and lacy Elegant old-fashioned flowers with a new foliage. The small 1/2" diameter flowers are twist. Large 3-4" unusual eye-catching the best tasting of all the marigolds. purple flowers on 4-6' stalks. Excellent as a focal point in the landscape or as naSturtium tropaeolum majus background plants. Fun to grow with Beautiful flowers add a sweet spicy flavour children. Edible flowers. Grows well in our to salads. Prolific plants grow most cool summers. Grow in fertile soil. Will anywhere and in any soil type. Leaves are bloom first year if started early indoors. excellent in stir fry. Seeds can be pickled. This is a mixture of pale yellow to bright larkSPur orange flowers with white varigated leaves Larkspur is an excellent cut flower – both and deeply scarlet flowers with dark leaves. for fresh and dried or everlasting markets. Direct seed after danger of frost. Self seeds. Blues, mauve and pale cream. An easy-to- grow annual that does best in a sunny site niCOtiana, lemOn tree N. Langsdorii with well-drained soil. Larkspur grow to Striking, tall stems of pendulous, bell- their full potential in climates with cool, shaped chartreuse flowers sought after moist summers. Self seeds. for cut flower arrangements. Outstanding paired with purples or deep pinks. Intense lunaria, HOneSty L. annua evening fragrance. Long trumpet-like Also called the silver dollar plant because blooms. Any well-drained garden soil will of its intriguing flat seed pods which look do. Needs light for germination so sow on like pearly discs. Cut in the fall to use in surface of soil or potting mix. Germinates winter flower arrangements. Plant in May in 7 to 20 days at 21ºC. or June in any well-drained soil. Sun or partial shade. Clusters of purple flowers POPPieS bloom in April thru June in second year. Always eye-catching and reliable, annual Self seeds. poppies can be broadcast into almost any soil luPinS, mixeD Lupinus polyphyllus and will self-sow readily. Perennials take more Deep red, pink, purple blossoms. care to start but come back year after year and Spectacular spires create a marvellous can be divided to obtain more plants. Seed landscape effect in May and June. Long- pods are interesting additions to dry flower lived plants are easy to grow in sun or light arrangements. shade. Sow where you want them to grow, Perennial – Pink, reD or start indoors in pots. Thrives in acid soils. Perennial. anD OranGe Huge soft pink, bright red and orange malVa SeBrina malva sylvestris blossoms with dark centre. Sow in early An old-fashioned garden favourite known spring or late fall indoors and transplant as Hollyhock Mallow. A plant offering outdoors after true leaves appear. great beauty and charm. The tall stems are spattered with 2" cup-shaped blooms in POPPieS, alm a striking bicolour of white with narrow annual mix Eschscholzia californica violet striping. Start seed indoors 6-8 A mixture of double and single petaled weeks before planting out. Height 4-6'. blooms of many colours – blood-red Tender perennial. (some marked with a white “iron cross” in the centre), pinks, mauves, and scarlets. mariGOlD, lemOn Self seeds. & tanGerine Gem Tagetes signata Dainty blossomed plant forms a ferny POPPieS, CaliFOrnia Papaver somniferum Brilliant orange and yellow flowers on lacy mound 12" tall and as big around. Lemon- 8 to 12" plants. Mildly narcotic colourless scented foliage releases its fragrance when juice was used by Californian Indians to brushed. Globe-shaped plant covered with treat toothache. Best sown direct very early 18 in spring as it prefers cool weather. Will OrDerinG SeeDS often over winter. Self seeds. Easy to grow. all seeds are $3.50. SHunGiku – see vegetables Shipping and handling for orders shipped SunFlOwer, alm mix to addresses in Canada: A mix of sunflowers from small to real Orders $10.50 or less $3.50 giants. Included are some with red petals, $10.51 to $21.00 $4.50 some with green centres, and other unusual $21.01 to $52.50 $6.25 varieties. Sunflowers are large, easy-to- $52.51 to $80.50 $7.00 grow plants which give a dramatic show. above $80.51 $8.00 Seeds can be saved for winter eating or leave up heads for winter food for birds. For orders to the U.S.A. Plant mid-April in a sunny spot. Drought $10.50 or less $4.25 resistant. Annuals. $10.51 to $21.00 $6.00 $21.01 to $52.50 $8.50 Sweet PeaS – $52.51 to $80.50 $9.50 alm mix Lathyrus ordratus above $80.51 $12.00 Luscious, glowing, fragrant blooms. These old-fashioned favourites thrive in our For International orders climate. Vining plants which reach 5' tall $10.50 or less $8.50 require trellising. They can be planted in sun $10.51 to $21.00 $12.00 or semi-shade. Start outdoors in early spring $21.01 to $52.50 $17.00 as soon as the soil can be worked. A special $52.51 to $80.50 $19.00 mix of heirloom varieties. Hardy annual. above $80.51 $24.00 Sweet william dianthus barbatus Biennial 24" or 60 cm. attractive plants which bear densely-packed, flattened heads ✶ add 10¢ for shipping each packet of the following seeds: beans, peas, and grains. of fragrant flowers in shades of red, white, pink, purple, salmon, and in bicolours. Mail to: Full Circle Seeds These handsome, long lasting flowers make PO Box 807 vivid romantic bouquets all by themselves Sooke, BC V9Z 1H8 or mixed with other flowers. A flower that likes our cool climate. Please phone if you have any questions (250) 642-3671 or 642-2131 or visit our wilDFlOwer mix website at www.fullcircleseeds.com Contains a mixture of annuals that reseed themselves and perennials. We’ve Great cut flowers from our collecting chosen varieties that are both beautiful include: columbine, clarkia, cornflowers, and self-sufficient. Their vibrant flushes delphinium, globe centaurea, globe thistle, of colour will slowly unfold in response larkspur, lunaria, lupins, nicotiana, sea holly, to the weather and season for constantly sunflower, sweet peas, and sweet william changing displays. Contains columbine, larkspur, lupine, cornflower, feverfew, Edible flowers include: calendula, calendula, mullein, poppies, phacelia, borage, nasturtium, marigold, shungiku, hollyhocks, and foxglove. cornflowers, and sunflowers 19 Seed OrderS Name: __________________________________________________________ Address: ________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________________________________ Postal Code: _____________________ Phone:_________________________ email: __________________________ date: __________________________ (would you like to receive your catalog by email? YeS NO) All SeedS Are $3.50 Pkts Seed Name Price Subtotal ✶ Shipping Total Mail to: Full Circle Seeds PO Box 807 Sooke, BC V9Z 1H8 20 eVentS Please visit our table at the following Seedy Saturday/Sunday events: Feb. 5 Qualicum Beach Civic Centre Feb. 12 Salt Spring Farmer’s Institute Feb. 19 Victoria Conference Centre Feb. 26 Vancouver VanDusen Botanical Gardens and Sooke Community Hall Feb. 26 Sooke SEAPARC March 5 Courtenay Florence Filberg Centre March 6 Nanaimo Bowen Park auditorium March 12 Cobble Hill Hall To learn about Seedy Saturdays in your area visit www.seeds.ca/ev/events.php aPPrentiCeSHiP PrOGram, COurSeS, anD wOrkSHOPS at alm Farm ALM Farm, where our seeds are grown, has had a teaching program for over 20 years. Each year we take on apprentices who stay with us for the whole season learning the full cycle of organic farming. We also teach courses and workshops at our farm on Calendaring, Seed Saving, Fertility, Raising Chickens, Greenhouse management and construction, Winter Gardening, Cob Ovens, Growing Amazing Tomatoes, Salad Throughout the Seasons, Plant Propagation, Edible/Medicinal Herbs, Organic Farming as a Business, High Yield Organic Growing. Visit our farm website to learn more about our apprenticeship program, courses, and workshops: Check out our blog. www.almFarms.org The following flowers need darkness to germinate – calendula, corn flowers, delphinium, sweet peas, larkspur and perennial poppies – so cover them with soil. Columbines, annual poppies, snapdragons need light so sprinkle them on the surface of the soil. Sweet peas and lupins need a period of coldness to germinate. Put the seed in your freezer for 2 weeks. 21
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