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 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 
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
Alpine Pineapple Strawberry $2.95 $3.25
Our restock of this awesome strawberry comes in this week! Get your orders in as it’s first come first serve for these guys. Renee's Garden - These special Alpine Strawberries produce a multitude of plump, 1 inch pointed pastel yellow berries with the delectable flavor and aroma of pineapples and roses. The mounding little strawberry plants with their bright green leaves are rugged, easy to grow, and do not set runners. Alpine strawberries begin bearing their first season, offering gemlike little fruits all summer, and plants will grow larger and return every season. Indulge yourself by pairing “Pineapple” with our red fruiting “Mignonette” for a perfect summer duet.  Characteristics:  Pastel yellow berries  Perennial  Delectable flavor  Aroma of pineapples and roses  Approx 250 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 (16-21°C) and provide a strong light source. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. Be patient, seeds can take 14 to 28 days to germinate. Feed young seedlings every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer. When they have several sets of leaves, transplant 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 8-10 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 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 Belle Isle Cress $2.95 $3.25
Very dark green, deeply lobed glossy leaves are exceptionally nutritious. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Named for an island on which shipwrecked 17th-century Portuguese sailors survived the winter thanks to this little plant. Rich in Vitamin C, calcium, iron, and especially Vitamin A. Best quality in cooler weather. From Wild Garden Seeds in Oregon. Belle Isle Cress is a fantastic substitute for watercress.  Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Early spring/late fall crop Upright habit 50 days   1/32 oz approx.  Instructions - Days to maturity are from direct seeding. Specialty greens are a broad category of leafy plants, many of which are cold hardy and fast-growing. Crops in this group are gaining popularity due to their ease of culture and unique flavors and colors.  Plant 1/8" deep  Plant 12-18" apart  Plant thin to 4"  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the 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
Organic Finale Fennel $2.95 $3.25
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 Green Husk Tomatillo $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (aka Mexican Husk Tomato) Prolific bushy plants are 3-4' across and almost as tall. Green 2" fruits are ripe when they burst through husks. Blended with hot peppers to make traditional Mexican green sauce. 70-80 days from transplant.  Characteristics:  Organic Green fruits grow to 2 inches Plants grow to 3-4 feet Fruits are ripe when they burst through the husks Very productive 70-80 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 Full Sun 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 
Organic Garnet Red Amaranth $2.95 $3.25
Large, beautiful plants with impressive red spires ideal for fresh bouquets. High Mowing Organic Seeds - This versatile plant is a delicious microgreen, baby leaf green, and attractive flower that is sure to bring joy to the garden or dinner table. Heat tolerant, the plants can reach towering heights and will grow steadily through the summer weather. Dramatic plumes of deep red flowers are a striking addition to flower arrangements and fresh bouquets. These brilliant plants are a stand out in a garden setting Organic & Open-Pollinated Great cut flower Edible foliage 6-8' tall Annual Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Plant out into average well-drained soil after the danger of frost has passed. Good cutting flower, fresh or dried. Start indoors 2-4 weeks before last frost Germination 7-10 days Plant 12-18" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Delicatesse White Kohlrabi $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - This kohlrabi has it all - juicy, crunchy, and crisp stems and a slightly spicy, sweet flavor. The bulbs are light-green and round to slightly elongated, and the plants have light-green petioles with light-purple bases. The light- to dark-green leaves are mostly elliptical in shape (with the occasional obovate leaf) and have round-toothed margins. Variability occurs from plant to plant, but each plant has uniform leaves; the plants grow 12-17" tall and reach 22-28" in diameter. Stems are 2" to just over 2½" long and approximately 2¾-3½" wide, and weigh 4.7-9.5 oz. Characteristics:  Sweet, spicy flavor 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 Purple Tomatillo $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Dark purple fruits are smaller (1½-2") and have a sweeter flavor than green tomatillos. Makes an attractive purple salsa, also great grilled. Noticeably less sticky than most tomatillos. 90 days from transplant.  Characteristics:  Organic Purple fruits are very sweet Fruits grow to 1-2 inches Less sticky than other tomatillos 90 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 Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability 
Organic Loewen Family Heirloom Ground Cherry $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - The very productive plants have sprawling growth and the tangy and sweet fruits are about ⅔" in diameter and encased in a papery husk. We found these to be slightly sweeter and smaller than Aunt Molly's. Allow the fruit to fall to the ground before harvesting. This ground cherry has been passed down through at least four generations of women; it was brought to Canada from Russia in 1925. 80 days from transplant.  Characteristics:  Organic Fruits grow to 2/3" in diameter 80 days from transplant 50 Seeds per packet 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 
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 
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