Organic Mesclun Mix $3.25 $3.50
Our best-selling item for the home garden! High Mowing Organic Seeds - Our own HMOS blend of lettuce and mustard greens. The diversity of this mix will give you a great medley of flavor and color. Mustards grow quickly, shading the soil for lettuces, creating a bountiful mix of greens suitable for cut-and-come-again harvest. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  High Mowing Organic Seeds Exclusive  A complementary mix of lettuces and mustards  28 days   1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Lettuce is cool-season annual in the Compositae family. Choose cool, well-drained, loose soil. Lettuce is sensitive to low pH. Lettuce can be seeded in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked.  Plant 1/8" deep  Plant 8-12" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Scarlet Ohno Revival Turnip $2.95 $3.25
Hot pink, rounded roots with pink-streaked white interiors and mild, crunchy taste great for pickling. High Mowing Organic Seeds - This specialty radish is especially cherished by chefs who love its contrasting colors and unique aesthetic. Greens have long strap-shaped leaves and are smooth with magenta midribs. Improved variety from Frank Morton of Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. This variety is protected by the Open Source Seed Initiative Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Salad or storage 2" round OSSI 50 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Turnips and Rutabagas (Brassica rapa and Brassica napus) are cool-season biennials in the Brassicaceae family. Turnips and Rutabagas can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Deep, loose, well-drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best. Plant 3/4" deep  Plant Rows 12-18" apart Thin to 4-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Dr. Wyche's Yellow Tomatillo $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Given to SSE by Suzanne Ashworth, who obtained the seeds from the late Dr. John Wyche. Unique yellow tomatillo with contrasting purple blush (1½" diameter), deliciously sweet flavor. Very prolific and easy to grow. 90-100 days from transplant. Characteristics:  Organic Yellow fruits with purple blush Fruits grow to 1-2 inches in diameter Very productive 90-100 days from transplant 25 Seeds Instructions - Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors when the soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited. Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14-21 days Plant 24-36" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic White Vienna Kohlrabi pre-1860 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange- Pre-1860 variety. Pale green above ground globes with crisp white flesh. Sweet and mild with a flavor reminiscent of turnips. Best harvested at 2½" diameter. Excellent raw or steamed. 50-65 days. Characteristics:  Organic Green-skinned above ground bulbs Bulbs should be harvested at 2-3 inches in diameter Sweet turnip-like flavor Edible podded, 65-70 days. 250 Seeds   Instructions - Best grown in cooler weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked and the danger of hard frost has passed. Can also be started indoors and transplanted out. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Kohlrabi is also an excellent fall crop. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Plant Rows 12-18" apart Thin to 4" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Red Burgundy Okra $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Burgundy) Bred by Leon Robbins at Clemson University after eight years of careful selection. Introduced in 1983; All America Selections winner in 1988. Stunning 4' plant with burgundy accents and tender burgundy pods up to 6" long. Good yields. 55-60 days. ±500 seeds/oz. Characteristics:  Organic Plants grow to 4 feet tall Pods are deep burgundy Pods grow to 6 inches long 55-60 days 100 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when the soil has warmed. Tolerant of heat and drought, but not of cold. Keep well picked for higher yields. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Thin 6-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Golden Berry Inca Berry, (Ground Cherry) Ancient Heirloom, $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - (Physalis pruinosa) This South American golden berry is an amazing superfood that bears an amazing taste, wrapped in a paper lantern. This tender perennial boasts an amazing flavor profile - tart, sweet and oh so good. This is a variety that is from the Andes Mountains and was eaten as far back as the Inca civilization. Can be eaten fresh, dried, frozen, or preserved. The options are endless. Attracts pollinators and easily self sows.  Organic Prolific and super sweet Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch Fruits have a papery husk Sweet variety that stores well 70 days from transplant 20 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plant out when the danger of frost has passed. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier. Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14 days Plant 2-3' apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Mammoth Sandwich Island Salsify, 1800's Hierloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Tragopogon porrifolius) (aka Sandwich Island) Originally native to the Mediterranean, this variety dates to at least the 1880s. Known as “Vegetable Oyster” due to its uncanny oyster-like flavor. Long tapered roots average 8-10" long and 1" in diameter. Creamy white skin and white flesh. Upright grass-like leaves. 120 days.  Characteristics:  Creamy white roots Roots are tapered and grow to 8-10 inches Leaves are upright and grass-like Subtle oyster-like flavor 120 days 100 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in early spring as soon as soil can be worked. Seeds will germinate in 3 weeks. Salsify prefers deep friable soil and is most delicious after a frost. Dig roots in late fall. Direct Seed: 1" Apart Seed Depth: 1/2" Rows Apart: 18-24" Thin: 2-3" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Goldie Ground Cherry, Ancient Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - (Physalis pruinosa) This golden berry is an amazing superfood that bears an amazing taste, wrapped in a paper lantern. This tender perennial boasts an amazing flavor profile - tart and sweet. Can be eaten fresh, dried, frozen, or preserved. The options are endless. Attracts pollinators and easily self sows.  Organic Prolific and super sweet Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch Fruits have a papery husk Sweet variety that stores well 70 days from transplant 20 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep 4-6 weeks before last frost. Plant out when the danger of frost has passed. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier. Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14 days Plant 2-3' apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Monstorpolgi Celeriac, 1600's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Savored by Seed Savers Exchange members for over 20 years and reportedly by the French since the 1600s, this celery root variety has a mild, sweet celery flavor and firm, round roots that measure 3” long by 3-4” wide. Its root, stems, and leaves make a fine addition to soups and stews. Acquired from member Suzanne Ashworth, who obtained it from Redwood City (California) Seed Company. 100 days. Organic Mild, sweet celery flavor Excellent for soups and stews 100 days 150 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/8" deep in warm, moist soil, 10-12 weeks before planting outdoors. Transplant outdoors spacing 6" apart in 30" rows. Note: celeriac will bolt early if exposed to cool temperatures (below 55°F). Start indoors 10-12 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14 days Plant 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Garden Huckleberry $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Upright 3-4' branched plants produce hundreds of ¾" purple-black berries in clusters. Best when picked after berries turn from glossy to dull black. Tasteless when raw and unsweetened; best used in mock blueberry pies and preserves. Use about 1 pound of berries to ½ cup of sugar for the best flavor. Good for freezing and canning. 75-80 days from transplant. Characteristics:  Organic Plants grow to 3-4 feet Berries grow to ¾ inch Tasteless when raw and unsweetened Good for freezing and canning 75-80 days from transplant 50 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Thin seedlings when 2" tall and transplant into individual pots. Plant outdoors in rows 36" apart. Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14 days Plant 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Halblange Parsnip $3.25 $3.75
Bright white, highly uniform roots with strong yield potential. High Mowing Organic Seeds - A standout in our trials for the striking white of the roots and the high degree of uniformity. More wedge-shaped with a very consistent length. From our collaborators at Bingenheimer Saatgut, a biodynamic seed production company in Germany. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated High yielding Very uniform 10" long roots 120 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Turnips and Rutabagas (Brassica rapa and Brassica napus) are cool-season biennials in the Brassicaceae family. Turnips and Rutabagas can tolerate slightly alkaline soil. Deep, loose, well-drained fertile soil with moderate nitrogen levels is best. Plant 3/4" deep  Plant Rows 12-18" apart Thin to 4-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Yankee Hardy Blend Lettuce $3.25 $3.50
*This item is on backorder - ships by 1/26/2022* A cold-tolerant, disease-resistant mix. High Mowing Organic Seeds - This attractive blend of colors and leaf types creates an eye-catching, all-around pleasing mix for the garden or market. Most of these lettuces have good downy mildew resistance, essential for fall and winter plantings in regions with downy mildew pressure. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  High Mowing Organic Seeds Exclusive  Cold-hardy  High disease resistance  28 days   1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Lettuce is cool-season annual in the Compositae family. Choose cool, well-drained, loose soil. Lettuce is sensitive to low pH. Lettuce can be seeded in the spring as soon as the soil can be worked.  Plant 1/8" deep  Plant 8-12" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Purple de Milpa Tomatillo $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - The tomatillo that grows wild in Mexican cornfields. Very small (¾") purple-tinged fruits borne on 3-4' tall plants. Fruit typically does not burst through husk when ripe. The sharp flavor is preferred by some cooks over other tomatillos. 70-90 days from transplant. Characteristics:  Organic Purple-tinged fruits grow to less than 1 inch Plants grow to 3-4 feet Does not burst through husk when ripe 70-90 days from transplant 25 Seeds Instructions - Culture is very similar to tomatoes. Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors when soil has warmed. Plants are self-supporting, but sprawl over a large area. Cage or trellis when space is limited. Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14-21 days Plant 24-36" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Drott's Yellow Ground Cherry Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - ‘Drotts Yellow’ boasts a tasty, sweet, fruity flavor that sets it apart from other ground cherries. Its husks turn first yellow and then brown at peak maturity, when the half-inch fruits drop to the ground from large, sprawling, and highly productive plants. Exchange lister Thomas Jerde acquired this variety in 1986 when he bought a home in Minneapolis from the Albert Drotts family and discovered the ground cherry growing in the garden. 55 days from transplant to ripe fruit. Organic. Characteristics:  Organic Prolific and super sweet Fruits grow to ½ to ¾ inch Fruits have a papery husk Sweet variety that stores well 70 days from transplant 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Plant out when the danger of frost has passed. Excellent results when grown on landscape cloth, which suppresses weeds and makes collecting the fruits easier. Start indoors 6 weeks before the last frost Germinate 14 days Plant 12-18" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Culver William Asparagus, Unique 20th Century Heirloom $3.95 $4.50
The Seed Savers Exchange - This variety’s prolific plants produce large, green stalks that are crunchy, juicy, and slightly sweet when eaten raw. When plants are started from seeds, expect about 10 stalks per plant the first year and up to 15 stalks per plant by the next; asparagus typically needs to grow three or more years before the patch is robust enough to harvest. Reportedly rust-resistant, this asparagus is named for Dr. S. Culver Williams of Rose Valley, Pennsylvania, who stewarded it with his wife, Barbara, for at least 40 years. Organic Characteristics:  Organic & Open-Pollinated Perennial Rust resistant 25 seeds in packet 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 8-12 weeks before the last frost Germination 20-60 days Plant Outdoors: 4-6” Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
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