Plant Library

Cherry Tomato( Lycopersicon esculentum )

Look out for falling tomatoes! ‘Cherry Falls’ is a very vigorous tomato plant that is tidy on top, but tumbles out of containers and hanging baskets loaded with small fruit over an extensive harvest period. The tasty, brilliant colored, cherry sized tomatoes are perfect for kabobs or snacking on fresh off the vine.

Spinach ( Spinacia oleracea )

Flat-leafed variety produces sweet, tender leaves packed with flavor and high in nutrition. This is an early-maturing variety with short stems and large leaves. Perfect for a spring crop and another planting in late summer.

Coriander ( Coriandrum sativum )

Two herbs from one plant! This annual herb has bright green, edible foliage and is known as Cilantro. Coriander is made from the spicy seeds.

Fenugreek ( Trigonella foenum-graecum )

Fenugreek is an erect aromatic annual that is grown primarily for its seeds and leaves. Fresh leaves are popular in India for adding flavor to vegetable curries. Dried leaves are often used to flavor vegetables in Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. Roast the seeds to reduce their bitterness, and then used them to flavor stews and breads.

Leaf Lettuce( Lactuca sativa )

A time-tested favorite, this lettuce has been prized for its sweet flavor and crispy texture since it was introduced in the late 1800’s. This is a long-lasting leaf lettuce that is slow to bolt. Plants withstand heat, drought and light frost, and display good disease resistance.

Broccoli ( Brassica Hybrid )

'Lieutenant' is a fantastic Broccoli plant for the home vegetable gardener that produces flavorful dark green heads on solid stems. This Broccoli is more tolerant of warm temperatures than some other varieties. Harvest heads before the buds begin to swell. Broccoli has high nutritional value and is a great source of Vitamin A and C!

Cauliflower ( Brassica oleracea )

Self-Blanching cauliflower is a great way to enjoy cauliflower with minimal work. In autumn the leaves curl up with the cooler weather to help shelter the heads and keep them snowy white and tender. If the foliage doesn’t fully cover the larger, maturing heads, just pull some of the outer leaves over the head and clip them with a clothes pin or tie with twine.

Carrot ( Daucus carota )

Possibly one of the sweetest carrots available, ‘Tendersweet’ is an old variety that has been a home-grown favorite for generations. This is a coreless variety so it’s very tender for fresh eating. Carrots keep well if stored in a cool, dry location. An excellent source of vitamin A!

Pumpkin( Cucurbita pepo )

Trellised pumpkin vines are a terrific way to grow pumpkins in a small space or just to contain the sprawling vines from other areas of the garden. Pumpkins are super fun to grow, and add color to the landscape when they can be viewed at eye level rather than hidden under foliage. Trellis-grown pumpkins are usually more consistently shaped and evenly colored since they aren’t growing on the flat ground.

Onion ( Allium cepa )

Just as the name suggests, ‘Redwing’ Onions are a beautiful shade of red that will add contrast to many of your tried and true recipes. Red onions are favored in many dishes because of their sweet, milder taste. Onions are easy and fun to grow, making them ideal for beginners! This variety is especially nice as it has a prolonged shelf life up to six months when stored at room temperature.