Stinging Nettle, An Ancient Medicine, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - (Urtica Dioica) - The fierce stinging nettle is appeased by the density in her medicinal, nutrient-rich with vitamins, minerals and iron. the sting of this herbacious perennial is removed once steamed or steeped. One of the foudnations for Biodynamic preparations. Usally of the first perennials in spring. Enjoy fresh or dray as a tea (hot or cold), sauteed and eaten as a green vegetable. Excellent as a substitue for any receipe calling for kale or spinach.  Characteristics:  Organic Hardy Perennial Plants grow to 60 inches tall Start harvesting in 2nd year or wait 100 days 50 Seeds Instructions -Sow at a depth of 1/8" in early spring or late fall.  Space seeds every 3" Thin plants to 12-24" Germination 10-14 days Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability. 
White Sage $3.72 $4.00
Arrives next week!!!  The Living Seed Company - An evergreen native California, hardy in zones 8-11, and is grown as an annual in other zones.  This plant is used for culinary or medicinal purposes.  Easy to grow from seeds Fragrant Medicinal Plants can grow to 6' in perennial zones, typically 24" when grown as an annual. 50 seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant after last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Plant light well-drained soil Sow 1/4" deep Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination in 14-21 days Plant 16" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Tulsi (Holy Basil), Ancient Heirloom, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Tulsi, also known as Holy Basil, is an outstanding medicinal herb used most often as a delicious tea. Tulsi has been used for thousands of years in Ayurveda, which views it as an elixir of life. Considered to be an adaption, Tulsi helps in balancing different processes in the body, and is helpful for adapting to stress.  Organic and Open-Pollinated Annual plant Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall A Medicinal Herb Plant in Full Sun 50 Seeds Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on surface of soil. Transplant outdoors in early spring just before last frost. Chamomile prefers well-drained sandy soil and self-sows freely. Sow indoors 6 weeks before the last frost (or feel free to sow outside if you have 100 days of frost free weather) Germination 7-14 days Plant 8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
German Chamomile, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Native to Europe, Africa, and Asia, chamomile has foliage and flowers with such a pleasant fragrance that for centuries these plants have been allowed to self-sow along the edges of paths and walkways where their fragrance can be enjoyed. This herb’s graceful plants are 12-20" tall with endless masses of 1" attractive, daisy-like flowers that can be used to make tea. Annual. Characteristics:  Organic or conventional  Annual plant Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall Fragrant, daisy-like flowers grow to 1 inch 100 Seeds Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors in early spring just before the last frost. Chamomile prefers well-drained sandy soil and self-sows freely. Sow 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant 8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Orange Resina Calendula - Calendula officinalis, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company -The orange resina calendula is the most medicinal and sought after.  A Native to Southern Europe.  Calendula quickly naturalizes.   Calendula will bring sunshine to your winter garden. The edibles petals are sweet and tangy.  Easy to grow and propagate. Commonly used in skin care, reducing inflammation, controlling bleeding, and healing damaged or irritated tissue. Organic Medicinal Cut flower Annual plants grow to 18" inches tall 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant after last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Plant light well-drained soil Germination 7-14 days Plant 6-12" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Borage, Organic $3.75 $4.00
This beautiful herb, common in European cuisine, has cucumber flavored leaves and stunning delicate flowers.  Use young leaves salads, sauteed or made into a refreshing drink. We plant this at the end of rows in our vegetable garden to attract pollinators.  With edible flowers it is also used as a garnish borage and boasts many medicinal properties.  This beautiful annual grows to 2 - 3 ' tall and easily self seeds.  We plant it at the end of our rows in the vegetable garden to attract pollinators and provide cover for beneficial insects.  Organic Annual plants grow to 2' feet tall 30 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after last frost.  Direct Seed 1/2" Deep and 1" apart Germination 7-14 days Thin 12" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Marshmallow, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - (Althaea officinales) Famously known for its roots creating the popular confection, marshmallow, this beautiful perennial has been used since ancient time for its medicinal and culinary properties. its roots create a creamy mucilaginous liquid that can be made into a myriad of different preparations. Every part is edible - root, stem, and flower.  The botanical name stems from the Greek word Altho which means to cure.  The flower does attract pollinators.  Characteristics:  Organic Hardy Perennial Plants grow to 36-60 inches tall 50 days 50 Seeds Instructions -Must be cold stratified or sow outside in fall for mild climates and in early spring elsewhere. Sow 1/4" deep.  Thin plants to 24" Germination 14-21 days Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability. 
Resina Calendula, Organic $3.25 $3.25
Bright yellow, daisy-like blooms with a few orange show-offs and extremely high resin content. High Mowing Organic Seeds - A few orange types help keep the genetic variation of this powerful strain alive and well. Excellent medicinal properties compared to other calendulas; used as an herbal application for inflammation and localized skin problems. Also used as a dye for food or fabric and as an edible flower. Approx. 2,800 seeds/oz. Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Best medicinal variety Spring bee food 24-30" tall Annual 80 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant after last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Plant light well-drained soil Germination 7-14 days Plant 6-12" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Calendula Mixture Flower $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Calendula officinalis) The spectacular colors and the array of petal formations in this flower mix make it a great choice for borders and mass plantings. This annual’s edible flowers—the petals are tangy and sweet—are also good for cutting and arranging. This European native has been used for thousands of years in creams to soothe irritated skin and resolve other inflammatory problems. Self-sowing hardy annual, 20-24" tall. Spectacular mix of colors and petal formations Self-sowing, hardy annual Plants grow to 20-24 inches tall Blossoms are edible Great for container gardens 250 Seeds  Instructions: Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy slightly sweet flavor. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 5-15 Days Plant Outdoors: 6-18” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Radio Calendula , 1930's Heirloom $3.45 $3.95
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Calendula officinalis) Calendulas have been referred to as Pot Marigold for centuries. Radio was introduced to gardeners in the 1930s and is now quite hard to find. Beautiful orange flowers have quill-like edible petals. Blooms from early summer until frost. Well suited for pots. Self-seeding, hardy annual, 18-24" tall. Characteristics:  Self-seeding, hardy annual Plants grow to 18-24 inches tall Blossoms are edible Great for container growing 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions: Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy slightly sweet flavor.  Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 5-15 Days Plant Outdoors: 6-18” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Herbal and Medicinal Tea Collection, Organic $11.25 $12.00
Our Herbal and Medicinal Tea Collection includes some of our most popular herbs and flowers, specifically for making tea.  Making tea from your own garden, worked by your hands is a treat.  Many types of herbs and flowers can be used. This collection includes the most popular. The collection comes in a glassine envelope with picture below for easy gift giving.  It includes one seed packet of each of the following: The botanical names are included below Organic German Chamomile - Matricaria recutita Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) - Ocimum gratissimum Organic Orange Resina Calendula - Calendula officinalis
Lemon Balm, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - (Melissa officinales) A lovely soothing and potent herb known for imparting a lemon/citrus-scent and flavor.  Orignally from the Mediterranean and Asia, this versatile perennial has been used since ancient times for its culinary and medicinal properties.  Melissa (part of its Latin name) comes from the greek word for honeybee and has been associated with power and even immortaltity. Can be used fresh or dry in teas, baths, tonics, and even as insect repellent. Naturally, lemon balm attracts bees.  Characteristics:  Organic Grown as an annual or tender perennial in warm climates Plants grow to 18-24 inches tall 70 days 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds inside 6-8 weeks before the last frost.  Transplant 18" apart.  Plant Seed 1/8" deep Germination 7-21 days Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability. 
Ashwagandha, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - (Withania somnifera) Ashwagandha is nicknamed the king of herbs, while Tulsi is known as the Queen of herbs. These herbs are often used together. Aswagandha works with Tulsi to support healthy responses to stress responses, immunity, sooth insomnia. The root is the most often used part of this plant and it can be used in your garden alongside other plants as it small shrub in mild climates, and has green berries that mature to red.  Characteristics:  Organic Hardy Perennial Plants grow to 36-48 inches tall 100 days 20 Seeds Instructions -Start indoors 8 weeks before your last frost. Heat mats are helpful as the soil likes to be at 75 degrees for germination, along with a seed tray cover to trap humidity.   Germination 14-21 days Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability. 
Feverfew Herb, Ancient Heirloom, Organic $3.25 $3.75
A small herb with tiny daisy like blossoms.  Annual, but if clipped back before seeding it will come back every year as a perennial, Feverfew is naturalized across many states, and can become aggressive so use caution (Chrysanthemum parthenium). Characteristics:  Annual plants grow to 20  inches tall Daisy like flowers ~800 Seeds per packet, .1 grams Instructions - Plant seeds outdoors after the last frost. Will self seed profusely. Prefers average soil.  Direct Seed: Sow on the ground as it needs light to germinate Germination: 14 Days Thin: 15" Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
German Chamomile $3.45 $3.95
Currently stocking organic and conventional. See our Organic Chamomile for our organic options.  The Seed Savers Exchange - Native to Europe, Africa, and Asia, chamomile has foliage and flowers with such a pleasant fragrance that for centuries these plants have been allowed to self-sow along the edges of paths and walkways where their fragrance can be enjoyed. This herb’s graceful plants are 12-20" tall with endless masses of 1" attractive, daisy-like flowers that can be used to make tea. Annual. Characteristics:  Conce too Al  Annual plant Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall Fragrant, daisy-like flowers grow to 1 inch 250 Seeds Instructions - Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on the surface of the soil. Transplant outdoors in early spring just before the last frost. Chamomile prefers well-drained sandy soil and self-sows freely. Sow 8-10 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant 8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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