Diablos Cosmos Flower, 400 year old Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This variety of Cosmos is native to Mexico and Central and South America. As such, it can tolerate growing with very little water after the seeds germinate. It was introduced into English horticulture in the late 18th century. Diablo Cosmos is of the species Cosmos sulphureus. This species of flower was preferred by the Korean-Japanese botanist and plant breeder Dr. Woo Jang-choon in his program of planting cosmos flowers along the highways and railroads in Japan and Korea. In 1974 Diablo Cosmos won the All-America Selections award for Flowers. Reintroduced for 2019 Half-hardy annual plants grow to 2-3 feet Scarlet-orange blossoms Long lasting cut flower Good for ornamental plantings Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Cosmos prefer poor soil. They will thrive with very little attention and do not need a lot of water. Excellent cut flower. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. May require staking. Sow 1/" Deep Germination 3-10 days Scatter seeds and thin to 18" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Dolciva Carrot, Heirloom $3.25
Kids love this carrot. Hands-down winner in our storage taste tests! High Mowing Organic Seeds - Great sweet flavor, juicy crunch, and incredibly long storage life. Grown on increasingly big acreage in Europe, we are delighted with this Swiss-bred variety. Slightly tapered roots have good uniformity, bright color, and strong tops. Widely adapted and versatile for bunching or storage; rated 20-30% higher in sugars than Bolero F1 over 9 months in storage. From our friends at Swiss biodynamic seed company Sativa Seeds. Available as raw or pelleted seed. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Long storing High Brix 8" Nantes-type 105 days  250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Jalapeno Pepper, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - The famous Jalapeño! Originating in the Mexican town of Xalapa (also spelled Jalapa), Veracruz. Making all sorts of dishes delicious and spicy. The perfect blend of spice (on the milder side of chilis) and flavor for salsa. Jalapeños are most often used when green but will ripen to a beautiful red, sweeter pepper. When smoked and dried it is known as Chipotle. Great used fresh, pickled or canned. Great source of vitamins A, C, and E as well as folic acid and potassium. Also very high in antioxidants. Salsa for health! Organic & Open-Pollinated Strong resistance to TMV Mildly Hot pepper, 2,500 to 9,000 Scoville Units 70 days from transplant 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Tetra Mix Snapdragon $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Robust, scented flowers in an abundance of colors hearken back to old-fashioned annual cutting gardens. The undeniable vintage charm of this semi-dwarf snapdragon, which grows from 18-24" high, enlivens garden beds and borders, as well as bouquets. Annual.  Characteristics:  Annual Fragrant and colorful Grows 18-24" tall 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on the surface of the soil. Plant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers average soil. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Sow 8-10 Weeks before the last frost Plant 7-10" Apart Germination 7-10 days Full Sun to Partial Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Heirloom $3.25 $3.25
A Hopi heirloom prized for its purple-black seeds, used especially for coloring baskets. High Mowing Organic Seeds - High Mowing sold this variety in our very first catalog, and we're bringing it back in part to complete the circle of our journey, and in part, because it's a great variety. Like us, it's scrappy and resilient and does a lot with a little, where the seeds are good for dye but also for food or feed, and are the best for de-hulling. The massive tall flowers are classically sunflower beautiful, with yellow rays around purple-black centers. Grown for countless generations, this variety will almost certainly still be used to make dye a hundred years from now. Approx. 500 seeds/oz. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Heirloom  Natural dye source  7-11 feet tall  95 days  1/16 oz approx.  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" - 1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Globe Amaranth, Brazilian Native $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - While native to Brazil, Globe Amaranth thrives almost anywhere. A balanced mixture of five to seven colors promises to attract a multitude of butterflies to any garden. Extremely easy to grow from seed and exceptionally productive, it makes an excellent cut flower for both fresh and dried arrangements. Half-hardy annual, 24-30" tall. (Gomphrena globosa)  Half-hardy annual plants grow to 30 inches tall A mixture of 5-7 colors Very easy to grow from seed Attracts butterflies Great for fresh and dried cut flower bouquets 100 Seeds Instructions - Seeds may be soaked in warm water for 24 hours prior to planting. Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors after the danger of frost has passed. May also be sown directly outdoors after the last frost. Prefers average well-drained soil. Sow 6-8 Weeks before the last frost Plant 9-12" Apart Germination 10-15 days Full Sun to Partial Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Evening Colors Sunflower $2.95 $3.25
Each plant carries an amazing variety of gold and pale yellow flowers with dusty rose to pink rings. High Mowing Organic Seeds - An unusual genetic mix with few solid colors and chocolatey brown centers. Well-branched; stems average 18" long with single heads. Great for bouquets and provides a long season of color Organic & Open-Pollinated Great cut flower Attracts bees and butterflies 8' tall Annual Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost. Sunflowers prefer full sun to light shade and well-drained rich soil. Provide support for tall plants. Sow 1/2" =1" Deep Plant and Thin to 12" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Green Leaf Tulsi Basil Herb, An Ancient Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - There’s more than one reason that ‘Tulsi’ (or holy) basil—considered a sacred plant in the Hindu religion—has been widely cultivated for millennia. It boasts an enticing clove-like aroma, grows fast, tolerates frost well, and is reputed to combat stress and boost the immune system. This versatile herb can be eaten fresh, dried, or made into tea. The green-leafed plants have a bush growing habit. 70-90 days. Characteristics:  New for 2022 Enticing clove-like aroma Annual plants Plants will grow to 18-24 inches Can be used fresh, dried, or made into tea 50 seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and the temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil.  Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep Germination: 5-30 Days  Plant Outdoors Thin: 4-6" Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Brandywine Tomato, 1886 Heirloom $3.25 $3.55
Big, beautiful fruits that first brought recognition to the term heirloom.   High Mowing Organic Seeds  - Well known and loved for its perfect flavor balance of sugars and acids. Delicious, deep rose-scarlet flesh is smooth and incredibly juicy. Pick just before ripe to avoid cracking. Potato-leaf variety. The Tomato that coined the phrase Heirlooms Organic & Open-Pollinated Indeterminate 16 oz fruit Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant apart 24-36"  Plants need trellising or staking Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
St. John's Wort $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Highly esteemed medicinal herb since ancient times. Widely used as an herbal treatment for depression. Shrubby plant with yellow flowers. Grows 12-16" tall and flowers early. Perennial in zones 4-8. (Hypericum perforatum) Characteristics:  A perennial plant in zones 4-8 Plants grow to 12-16 inches tall Shrub-like plants Yellow flowers bloom early Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Seeds can also be directly sown outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Does best in well-drained soil. Transplant 2-3 weeks before the last frost. Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 30-90  days Plant 12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Black Cumin Herb, Ancient Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Also known as Roman coriander, this annual herb is grown for its aromatic black seeds that may be ground and used like pepper. Feathery-leaved plants have soft blue to white flowers with downward-turned petals that resemble a skirt. Like their relative, Love-in-a-Mist, the flowers of this species are followed by ornamental pods perfect for dried arrangements. Annual, (Nigella sativa). Characteristics:  Annual plants grow to 8-12 inches tall Feathery foliage and bluish-white flowers Seed pods resemble inflated balloons 250 Seeds per packet Instructions - Plant seeds outdoors just before the last frost. Will self seed profusely. Prefers average soil and tolerates dry conditions. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep Germination: 8-15 Days Thin: 8-12" Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Bouquet Dill $2.95 $3.25
The most widely-grown organic dill for fresh eating, flowers and seed heads. High Mowing Seed Company - A versatile, early-maturing variety used for fresh leaves, seedhead production and cut flowers. Produces seed heads well ahead of others and right in time for summer pickles. Flowering umbels average 6" wide Organic Great for pickling 30" tall Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors early in the spring when the ground has warmed. Prefers rich, well-drained soil and a sheltered location out of the wind. Will readily volunteer each year from dropped seeds. Direct Seed 1/8" deep Germination 6-21 days Thin 8-12" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Black Hungarian Pepper Rare Heirloom (Mildly Hot Pepper) $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - This pepper is a real beauty!  And tasty too!  Mildly hot jalapeño shaped shaped peppers ripen green to black and finally deep red.   Delicious flavor.  Wonderful purple flowers and dark green foliage with purple veins make this a wonderful edible ornamental.  Relatively rare. Orange fruits grow to 4 inches Excellent flavor Highly productive Heavy yields 60-70 days from transplant 2500 Scoville Heat Level (Mildy Hot) 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Harvest with scissors! Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Garlic Chives $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Mild garlic-flavored flattened leaves. Beautiful white star-shaped flower clusters are a pleasant surprise in late August. Perennial in zones 4-8. Characteristics:  Organic Perennial in zones 4-8 Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall Flattened leaves have a mild garlic flavor Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Chives are also easy to direct seed. Established plants can easily be divided in both spring and fall. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant 4-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Hungarian Blue Breadseed Poppy $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange -Sitting above its silvery, highly cut foliage, the striking, purple-petaled flowers of this easy-to-grow annual are followed later in the season by attractive seed pods that can be used in dried arrangements. At the season’s end, the seeds in the pods can be harvested and used for baking or replanting. All plant parts except the seeds are toxic. Prolific self-sowing annual, 2-3' tall. Characteristics:  Organic  Self-seeding annual plants grow to 2-3 feet tall  Deep blue-purple blossoms  Edible seeds for baking  200 seeds  Instructions - Direct seeding is preferable, as poppies do not like to have their roots disturbed. Sow seeds outdoors in the early spring when the soil is still cool and light frost is possible. Can also be sown in the fall just before the ground freezes. Plants will tolerate poor soil. Direct Seed 1/4" deep Germination 10-15 days Thin 8-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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