Organic Hopi Black Dye Sunflower, Heirloom $2.95 $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
Organic Titan Sunflower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - One of the tallest-growing, biggest-headed, and largest-seeded varieties available to gardeners. This is the one for impressing your neighbors and winning awards at county fairs. Grow your own backyard giant this year—plants can grow 12' tall with large yellow heads reaching 18-24" across! Edible seeds. Annual, 75 days. Characteristics:  Organic Annual flowers with edible seeds Plants grow to 12 feet tall Flower heads grow to 18-24 inches across 75 days 50 seeds per packet  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" Deep Plant 6" Apart Germination 10-14 days Plant 24-36" apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Goldy Double Sunflower $2.95 $3.25
Large, fully double, and fuzzy blooms soft enough to cuddle with. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Multi-branching plants have numerous bright yellow, eye-catching pompom-like flowers adored by children and just about everyone else. Will bloom longer than any other type; highly vigorous and productive. Approx. 550 seeds/oz. Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Great cut flower Attracts bees 5-6' tall Annual 75 days  1/16 oz  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
Musquee de Provence Squash Pumpkin, 1800's Historic Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Beautiful French pumpkin: An historic cheese pumpkin from the South of France, available in the U.S. as early as 1895 from Vaughan's Seed Store in Chicago. Gorgeous squashes, up to 20 pounds in weight, look like wheels of cheese and ripen from green to burnt sienna. The deep orange flesh is dense and of superb table quality. Very long shelf life. Intolerant of cold. 110 days, (C. moschata) (aka Potiron Bronze de Montlhéry) Characteristics:  Fruits grow up to 20 pounds Deep orange flesh is dense and flavorful Does not tolerate cold Winter squash for storage 110 days 25 seeds per packet    Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out. Plant 1/2" deep Hill 6-8 seeds together Thin to 3-4 plants Light: Full Sun  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Lemon Mint, 1,000 years old Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Used by Native Americans for medicinal and culinary purposes, the citrus-flavored leaves of lemon mint can be minced and added to fruit jellies. Its beautiful purple bracts, held on 24-30" tall plants, are aromatic and colorful in the fall and attract bees. Hardy perennial in zones 5-9. Characteristics:  Self-seeding annual plants Plants grow to 24-30 inches tall Purple flower bracts attract bees Leaves are aromatic and citrus-flavored Instructions -  Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Plant out in early spring just before last frost. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Sow seed indoors 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 10-20  days Plant 12-24" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade 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 Supernova Cherry Tomato $2.95 $3.25
A marbled mini-Roma shape with constellations of yellow stripes on a red flesh background. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Truly the standout in our star-studded grape tomato collection, Supernova impresses with both aesthetics and flavor. Red flesh with yellow marbling inside and out, and a unique mini-Roma shape. Fruit holds well through transport. Part of High Mowing's exclusive Galaxy Suite tomato collection bred by Phillip Griffiths of Cornell University. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated High Mowing Organic Seeds Exclusive  Indeterminate BR .25-.5 oz  63 days  1/10 gram Instructions - Tomatoes are warm-season tender annuals. Tomatoes yield best in clay or loam soils that are well-drained and high in organic matter. They can tolerate acid soil as low as 5.5, but they prefer to grow in the 6.0-6.8 range. Days to maturity are from transplants. Start seeds 6-8 weeks before the planting date.  Planting depth: 1/8-1/4"  Plant spacing: for determinate varieties 12-18", for indeterminate 24-36" Row Spacing: 4-6’ centers"  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Champion Collards $2.95 $3.25
Selected to hold in the field up to two weeks longer than other varieties for an extended harvest. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Rich blue-green cabbage-like leaves. Plants are bolt-resistant, productive, and hardy. Waxy leaf surface provides natural protection from cabbage worms. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Improved Vates-type  24-36" tall  Compact habit  70 days 1/32 oz approx.    Instructions - Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Sow fall plantings two months before first expected frost for full size and up until frost for baby leaf.  Plant 1/4-1/2" Deep Plant Rows 18-30" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Garden Cress Herb $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Looking to add a little zing to your salads and sandwiches? This herb will do the trick! It flourishes whether planted in containers or in the garden, producing ruffled leaves with a refreshing peppery flavor. Quick to grow, it is also quick to bolt so consider succession sowings. 14-30 days.  Characteristics:  New for 2022 Works well in containers or in the garden Refreshing peppery flavor Quick to grow 14-30 days 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and all danger of frost has passed. Make successive sowings for continuous summer harvest. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich, well-drained soil.  Direct Seed: 1" Apart 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
Marvel of Peru Four O'Clocks Flower - 15th Century Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Discovered by Conquistadors in the 16th century, Four O’Clocks, also known as Marvel of Peru, open their fragrant flowers in the late afternoon. Blooms range from white to magenta and attract hummingbird moths. A tender perennial, often grown as an annual, this species grows 2-3' tall and can self-sow. Tender perennial/annual plants grow to 2-3 feet tall A wide range of colors Fragrant blossoms attract pollinators and birds Great for ornamental plantings 25 Seeds Instructions -Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be direct-seeded outdoors after the last frost. Prefers average soil. Plant near a patio, door, or window to catch their heavenly scent. May self-seed in mild climates. Sow 1/8" Deep Germination 5-18 days Thin 12-18" apart Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
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Organic Sweet Thai Basil, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Exotic clove-licorice flavor perfect in Thai cuisine. Seed Exchange - Lovely potted herb, edible bedding plant and cut flower for floral arrangements. Gorgeous narrow green leaves with vivid dark purple stems and blossoms; adored by bees. Leaves are 2" long and plants reach 12-18" tall Organic Annual plants Compact habit Edible and ornamental Instructions - Spicy anise-clove licorice scent and flavor. Most commonly used in Thai or Vietnamese cooking. Attractive plants are 12-18" tall with medium green leaves and purple stems and blossoms. Good for container gardening. Annual. Sow 1/8" deep Germination 5-30 days Thin to 4-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Raider Blue Delphinium Flower, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This stunning bicolor perennial bears deeply lobed, dark-green leaves and, in summer, double lavender flowers with blue outer petals. Its showy flower spikes make it a popular choice for cottage-style gardens and cutting gardens. Plants grow to 5' and should be staked their first year. Note: Entire plant is poisonous. Characteristics:  Open-Pollinated Double-lavender flowers with blue outer petals Plants grow to 5 feet tall Perfect for cottage-style or cutting gardens New for 2021 Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors one week before last frost. Give space to allow airflow, and grow in rich moist soil. Stake tall plants. Direct Seed 1/8" Deep Germination 10-14 days Thin 18-36" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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
Galeux d'Eysines Pumpkin Squash, 1883 Heirloom $2.95 $3.25
The Seed Savers Exchange - A French historic variety squash from the Bordeaux region; noted in Vilmorin’s Les Plantes Potageres (1883). Seed carried by La Ferme de Ste. Marthe and collected by SSE member Amy Goldman at the 1996 Tranzault Pumpkin Festival. Attains weight of 10-20 pounds. Best used for beautiful table centerpieces or eaten in stews and soups. Harvest squashes when slightly immature as they tend to crack. 90 days.(C. maxima) (aka Galeuse d’Eysines, Courge Brodée Galeuse) Characteristics:  Fruits grow to 10-20 pounds Harvest when slightly immature to avoid cracking Eaten in stews and soups or used as decoration Winter squash 90 days 25 seeds per packet Planting Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out. Plant 1" deep Hill 6-8 seeds together Thin to 3-4 plants Light: Full Sun 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
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