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 $3.25 $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
Lanco Edamame Soybean, Organic, 1800;s Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Grown in Pennsylvania for many years, “Lanco” is thought to stand for Lancaster County. May have come from Asia in the early 1900s. Large green seeds, mild nutty sweet flavor. Hardy plants may grow 3-4 feet tall if seeded early. Early group V maturity.  Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Harvest beans when the tops of the plants start to lose their deep green color, but before the leaves start to turn yellow on top. (There will always be a few yellow leaves at the very bottom of the plants, that’s natural.) Don’t wait until the beans fill out all the way to the end of the pods, this variety won’t do that. After the soil has warmed to 65 degrees F, sow seeds 1 in. deep and 2+ in. apart, in rows 15-30 in. apart. Quality is best when the pod is plump and bright green, similar to snow peas in color. Easy to grow  The soil must be 65 degrees F warm to germinate  Cooking - Most often served steamed in the shell, but do not eat the shell. Beans reach their maximum sweetness about a month after flowering. Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the 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 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 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 Toma Verde Tomatillo $3.25 $3.25
Early variety with tart flavor when young, becoming sweeter as it ripens. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Medium to large size fruits are ready to harvest when husks split and fruit color changes from yellow-green to medium green. Perfect for Salsa Verde or as a special addition to any Mexican dish. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Semi-determinate Uniform fruit  60 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
Alpine Mignonette Strawberry $2.95 $3.25
Renee's Garden - A French delicacy. Our improved cultivar of heirloom Reine de Vallée produces dainty little pointed red berries with an ambrosial woodland flavor. Mignonette forms compact perennial plants that grow in pretty leafy mounds and produce fruits the first summer from seed to enjoy all season long. These special petite berries are lovely as a border edging or in containers or plant them in hanging pots so you can pluck their exquisite little fruits as you stroll past.  Characteristics:  Dainty little berries  Ambrosial flavor  Easy to grow  Approx 325 seeds   Instructions - In spring, sow seeds 1 inch apart and 1⁄8 inch deep in a container of fine seed starting mix. Maintain at 60-70°F (15-21°C). Provide a strong light source. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. Be patient: seeds take 14-28 days to germinate. Feed young seedlings every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer. When they have several sets of leaves, transplant them 3 inches apart into a deeper container or individual pots so root systems have room to develop. When 3 inches tall, gradually acclimate to outdoor conditions and plant 12 inches apart in fertile soil in full sun or partial shade in very hot climates.  Plant in: February - April  Full sun or partial shade Plant 1/8 inch Plant 1 inch apart 14-28 days to germinate Mature Height: 6-8 inches  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Organic Star of David Okra $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Old Fashioned Okra) Tall 7' plants have purple coloration on leaves and thick pods that are best picked at about 3" long. Cross-sections of pods look like the Star of David, giving this variety its name. Like many okra varieties, this plant bears beautiful flowers and foliage that could warrant a place in the ornamental border. 60-75 days.  Characteristics:  Plants grow to 7 feet tall Plants have purple coloration on leaves Best harvested when pods are 3 inches long 60-75 days 100 Seeds per packet  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States but does not tolerate cold well. 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 Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Rosa Bianca Eggplant, Organic, Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - A beautiful Italian heirloom, somewhat similar to Listada de Gandia with creamy white base color and pink-purple irregular stripes radiating from the top. One of our best-tasting eggplants. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms   Instructions - Start seeds 8-10 weeks before setting outside, and set out 1-2 weeks after your last frost-free date. Don’t rush the season because cold-shock can stunt the seedlings. Flowers may not set fruit during exceptionally hot weather. Mature plants have good vigor in fall, so cover plants on frosty nights for 1-2 weeks to extend the harvest season. Keep well picked to keep plants producing. Small fruits have the best eating quality. Fruits are ripe when the skin appears glossy and the fruit is resilient to thumb pressure. Space plants at 24" in equidistant spacing or 20" apart in rows 36" apart.  Avoid growing on soil that has previously grown tomatoes, potatoes, peppers, or especially eggplants for the past three years.  Days to maturity are from the transplant date    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Nadmorska Rutabaga, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - From seed collected in Lithuania in 2007 by the Seed Ambassadors Project. Large, vigorous, and early maturing. Green tops, sweet golden flesh. Unusually, roots are longer and more oval than regular round rutabagas. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Rutabaga are similar to turnips but planted for fall harvest. Plant 8-10 weeks before the first fall frost. Harvest when roots are 3-6" across. Harvest before temperatures drop below 20 degrees F Sow seeds 1" apart  12-16" apart  Thin: 8" apart     Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Turga Parsnip, Organic $3.25 $3.75
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Flavorful, sweet, 5-7 in. stout parsnips with smooth white skin. Short, stout roots are good for heavy clay soils. This hardy root vegetable develops a sweet, nut-like flavor after it has been heavily frosted. Parsnips were once a common vegetable at the dinner table and they deserve to come back in style. In the 1800s parsnips were often used to make marmalade and wine. Certified Organic  Heirloom  Especially well-suited to the South-East  From Small Farms  Instructions - Sow seed in spring as soon as soil can be worked; sow within a few weeks of last spring frost at the latest. Seeds may take 2-3 weeks to germinate and soil must not dry out. Radishes may be used to prevent soil crusting and to mark the location. Parsnips are even slower to germinate in hot soil and will be overwhelmed by weeds before they can germinate, so plant early! A heavy frost may be necessary for full flavor development. Roots may be harvested or left in place during the winter for use in the spring. For a winter supply place roots horizontally in small boxes filled with garden soil or sand. Bring a box inside to thaw as needed. Plant 1/2 in. deep in raised beds  Thin: 4-6 in. each way  You can also plant in rows 18 in. apart with plants thinned to 4 in.  Well-drained soil    Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Finale Fennel $3.25 $3.55
Vigorous plants were a hit in High Mowing trials, producing huge juicy bulbs. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Very large, uniform bulbs with slightly flattened shape Bulbing-types produce large sweet bulbs. Finale stores well, keeping good quality and maintaining a crisp, juicy texture and pleasant flavor. Excellent bolt resistance.  Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Bolt-resistant  4" bulbs 80 days  1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Fennel needs deep, well-drained, moderately fertile soil with a pH from 6.1-8.0. It has a very deep taproot. Plant 1/4-1/2" deep  Direct seed at 2" and thin to 6-8" Plant 18" rows apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the 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 Sunberry, early 1900's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Solanum burbankii) (aka Wonderberry) Bred by Luther Burbank in the early 1900s; offered by seedsman John Lewis Childs as Wonderberry in 1909. Great controversy ensued over the plant’s provenance and true identity, and Burbank’s reputation was badly damaged. Prolific bushy plants loaded with small, slightly sweet, dull blue berries. 50-75 days. Characteristics:  Organic Small, slightly sweet, dull blue berries Prolific bushy plants 50-75 days 50 seeds per packet    Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors 24" apart in rows 36" apart. Sunberries tolerate a wide variety of climates and conditions, but do not tolerate frost. 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" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
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