Monthly Mystery Seed Collection from $8.99
Looking for that unique gift or just want to be surprised each month, then our Monthly Mystery Seed Collection is for you. For every month of your subscription, we will send you 2-3 different types of seeds. Choose from 1, 3, or 6 months. This will delight new and experienced gardeners alike. Each Month’s Envelope You Will Receive 2-3 packets, ranging from Flowers, Veggie or Herbs. We stock a wide range of seeds and try to customize it for your location of where the package is going. We will reach out and send a very simple questionnaire to have you answer a few basic questions to ensure we send you a seed variety that will work for you. After you checkout, you will receive an email or phone call within 24 hours asking you to provide some information like do you garden in a yard or large space, or do you garden in a micro setting using mainly pots and planters. I'd hate to send you 20lb pumpkin seeds when you have a small terrace for your green space. If this is a gift for someone, please use the gift functionality during checkout. We can wrap gifts for you or just send a note. We like to help make gifts feel special. We are shipping all monthly subscriptions at one time but in a separate envelope. This is to save on shipping and in case you wanted to see all the seeds sooner to get them in the ground. When sending 3 types of seeds each month, gardeners also like the option of being able to plan their garden. We do offer a Monthly Subscription Giftset where we will send 1 pack of seeds each month. Click here
The Three Sisters - Traditional $8.95 $9.75
The Three Sisters is based on a Native American farming technique. The techniques vary but what remains constant is the tradition of planting Corn, Beans and Squash together. The corn is planted first, followed by the beans and squash in a few weeks. The corn provides a stalk for the beans to grow up on, while the beans provide nitrogen to the corn and squash, and the squash provides a protective border and some shade for the roots and helps to retain moisture. We combine our Butternut Squash, Golden Bantam Corn, and a Pole Bean. Play around with any combination you like. Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on seed varieties in stock or on your growing region. We are happy to customize so please give us a call. Instructions - There are many ways you can do plant a traditional three sisters garden. One method is to plant a plot of corn in a square and then plant the beans on the outer square, while the squash is then planted around the beans. More Detailed Instructions: The Three Sister Gardening collection uses a Native American food production technique called the Three Sisters. It uses Corn, Beans and Squash together in a food production plot. The corn provides support for the beans, the beans provide nitrogen to the corn, and the squash forms a perimeter around the corn and beans helping to protect it. Depending on your bean types you will want to think how you grow the Three Sisters. Enclosed in our collection is a fresh eating Green Bean type of Bean. If you are growing dried beans, you can plant a little differently as we will discuss. Let’s get started. The ground is warmed up so it’s time to plant your corn. Your corn should be in the center of the patch or against a wall. When you plant your corn its best to try to get 4 rows with 6 being ideal. This may mean a corn patch that is 6 rows with 8 seeds per row. The idea is to help ensure a good cross pollination of corn. If planted in a single or double row you limit pollination. Beans – You should plant your pole beans around the perimeter of your corn when the corn is 1’ tall. You will want your beans to be able to be supported by the corn. When planting, it is important to not have more than 1 bean for every corn stalk. Ideally, I have found it to be 1 bean plant for every 2-3 corn stalks as the beans will branch out. You cannot successfully plant a fresh eating bean in the middle of the corn as you will never be able to harvest it. If you are growing drying beans, you probably can but we limit to around the perimeter. Once you planted your beans, you can sow your squash. Some sow their squash when they sow their corn and that is fine. But do plant your squash 3-4 feet away from the corn. Squash will grow fast and far. It is ok to move and stake your squash vines as you see fit. The squash is creating a natural border to help deter critters from eating your corn.
Bulk Bee Feed Mix Flowers from $5.99 $7.99
Here is our popular Bee Feed Mix in Bulk quantities. Wildflowers, annuals, and perennials are combined together to create a wonderful tapestry of color for you and food for the bees. 1oz will sow 200 sq ft of space. Provides forage for bees and bouquets for you Annuals and perennials Early, mid, and late blooming flowers 1 oz sows 200 sq foot, 1lb sows around 3,000 sq ft Varieties included: Forget-Me-Not, Chinese - Cynoglossum amabile Wallflower, Siberian - Cheiranthus allionii Poppy, California, Orange - Eschscholzia californica Coneflower, Purple - Echinacea purpurea Aster, China, Single Mix - Callistephus chinensis Poppy,Corn, Mixed - Papaver rhoeas Coreopsis, Lance Leaved - Coreopsis lanceolata Flax, Blue - Linum lewisii Baby Blue-Eyes - Nemophila menziesii Tidy-Tips - Layia platyglossa Gilia, Globe - Gilia capitata Indian Blanket - Gaillardia pulchella Coreopsis, Plains - Coreopsis tinctoria Sweet Alyssum, Tall White - Lobularia maritima Hyssop, Lavender - Agastache foeniculum Daisy, Fleabane - Erigeron annuus Aster, New England - Symphyotrichum novae-angliae Bergamot - Monarda fistulosa Instructions - You may sow the bee feed mix 1 to 2 weeks before your average last frost date. Mix the seed with some sand or sawdust, broadcast the seed, and then go over the area with a rake to work the seed into the soil a little. Photo credit goes to Lawn Care, lawnhealth.co.uk
Monthly Mystery Seed - Surprise Me $47.97
What is the Monthly Mystery Seed subscription? Every month we will send you or the person you are buying this gift for, ONE of our unique heirloom or open-pollinated seed options. Simply pick the number of months you’d like the Mystery Seed Subscription for and then select what category suits you the most! Choose from any of our great options: 1. Surprise Me - It could be an herb, vegetable or a flower. Who knows it could even be a mystery bulb! 2. Flower Only 3. Vegetable Only 4. Herb Only If you want to include a message, please let us know so we can go ahead and include that too! Personalized messages do help make the gift even better!
Organic Butterflay Spinach $3.25 $3.25
Productive variety sporting very large, glossy dark green leaves with rich flavor. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Butterflay stole the show among the hybrid and open-pollinated spinach varieties in our fall trials, exhibiting better vigor and emergence than any other variety, as well as unmatched intense green color. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Field variety Spring/fall 40 days 1/4 oz approx. Instructions - Spinach is a cool-season hardy annual. Like all leafy greens, spinach thrives in fertile and moist soil. Spinach is sensitive to soil pH, preferring a range of 6.5-7. Magnesium deficiency manifests in yellowing leaves similar to nitrogen deficiency. Because spinach will carry excess nitrates if over-fertilized, try correcting Magnesium first. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring, and again in the late summer-early fall. Plant 1/8-1/4" deep Plant Spacing: For babyleaf ~40seeds/ft” in 2-4” bands, for bunching 2” Row Spacing: For babyleaf space bands 1-2” apart, for bunching 12-18” Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Kids' Playin' in the Dirt Seed Kit Collection $18.95 $20.65
Our Kids' Playin' in the Dirt Seed Kit Collection includes the 7 of the easiest and tastiest veggies and flowers for kids. This kit can also be for first time gardeners as well. It is suitable for garden beds or even containers. Your kids will love seeing their hard work payoff. Pretty soon your kids will be asking for more. It includes one seed packet of each type of veggie listed. Let us know if the seeds will be grown in a different zone as we match seeds to the climate zone of where it is shipping. Sugar Snap Peas (no trellis needed) - kids love harvesting these sweet treats Lettuce - you will receive a variety that will thrive in the season you are in Green Beans (no trellis needed) Radishes - Kids love how fast they can harvest these Carrots - Your kids will love to harvest Seasonal Flowers - You will receive 2 packs of flowers based on the zone and time of year of your order. Plus some popsicle sticks to mark your garden. Picture shown is representative of what your order will receive.
Classroom Seed Kits $0.00
Classroom Seed Kits are available free of charge to teachers and educators of all grades. We take our excess seed and make it available for use in your classroom. We simply ask that you post our flyer in your teacher's break room. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with the specifics you are looking for. We will also reach out if we see an order and do not hear from you. For example, you may ask for seeds that sprout easy or if there is a lesson you are doing and if a seed can coincide with that lesson. These are just seeds and any literature we may have from our growers.
Organic Herbal and Medicinal Tea Collection $9.75 $11.75
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. 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
Organic Giant Winter Spinach $3.25 $3.25
Dark green, glossy leaves are deeply savoyed and selected for cold hardiness. High Mowing Organic Seeds - High-yielding variety recommended for fall crops, winter greenhouse production, or overwintering outdoors under mulch. Incredibly cold hardy; specifically developed for overwintering for a spring crop. Characteristics: Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated Fall/overwinter Baby or full-size leaves 50 days 1/4 oz Instructions - Spinach is a cool-season hardy annual. Like all leafy greens, spinach thrives in fertile and moist soil. Spinach is sensitive to soil pH, preferring a range of 6.5-7. Magnesium deficiency manifests in yellowing leaves similar to nitrogen deficiency. Because spinach will carry excess nitrates if over-fertilized, try correcting Magnesium first. Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring, and again in the late summer-early fall. Plant 1/8-1/4" deep Plant Spacing: For babyleaf ~40seeds/ft” in 2-4” bands, for bunching 2” Row Spacing: For babyleaf space bands 1-2” apart, for bunching 12-18” Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Micro Garden Collection $21.95 $24.95
Out of Stock - The Micro-Garden is ideal for the small spaces such as balconies, window boxes, and other tiny spaces. Includes 7 heirloom, certified organic and non-GMO vegetable varieties and a Garden Space Utilization Plan! All seed packets are individually packaged. Collection includes: Organic Moskvich Tomato, heirloom Organic Genovese Basil, (The preferred basil for pesto, sweet with a slight spicy note) Organic Merveille des Quatre Saisons Lettuce, pre-1885 heirloom Organic Bull's Blood Beet, circa 1840 heirloom Organic Chantenay Carrot, heirloom Organic Bloomsdale Spinach, early 1800's heirloom Organic Yellow Crookneck Summer Squash, early 1800's heirloom * There may be some substitutions when necessary. The picture is not representative of the varieties selected.
Super Prepper's Seed Package $99.00 $249.95
At the end of every season we like to go a little crazy with our seed deals. The Firefly Farm & Mercantile Super Prepper's Seed Package gives you 63 packages of seed for $99. We customize the varitieies based on your region. All of our seeds are open-pollinated, non-GMO, and are not hybrids. Because all our of seeds are open-pollinated you won't have to worry about wondering what the next generation of seeds will look like. We select what will work for your region across out 1,000 open-pollinated seed options. You will get an assortment of 2022 seed packets from Seed Savers, High Mowing Organics, The Living Seed Company and Renee's Heirloom Seeds. Every custom Super Prepper's Seed Package comes with the following. 2 Packets of Tall Peas 2 Packets of Short Peas 3 Types of Asian Greens, Cabbages, or Spinach 3 Types of Lettuces (all for different seasons) 2 Types of Kales 3 Packets of Corn - running low and will substitute 3 Packets of Sunflowers 3 Types of Radishes 3 Types of Beets 4 Types of Carrots 3 Types of Pollinater Seed Packets 2 Types of Summer Squash and Zuchinni 5 Packets of Long Storage Squashes and Pumpkins (at least 3 types) 1 Watermelon 1 Melon 2 Packets of Pole Beans - all out of 2022 and will substitute 4 Packets of Bush Beans (at least 2 types) 1 Pickling Cucumber 1 Garden Size Cucumber 1 Okra (super east veggie you want to have handy) - all out and will substitute 5 Culinary or medicinal herbs 1 Scallion type onion 1 Hot Pepper 2 Types of Sweet Pepper - all out and will substitute 1 Large Tomatoe 1 Cherry or Grape Tomato 1 Bonus Package like Ground Cherry, Mustard, or other option.
Organic Salsa Garden Collection $22.95 $24.95
Sold Out, but we carry all the indivudal seed packets- Who doesn't love salsa! Now grow your own with our heirloom seeds from The Living Seed Company. This collection Includes 7 heirloom, non-GMO and certified organic varieties and salsa recipes. All seed packets are individually packaged. Collection includes: Organic San Marzano, Italian heirloom Organic Cilantro, heirloom Organic Purple Tomatillo, heirloom Organic Green Tomatillo, heirloom Organic Yellow Pear Tomato, long standing heirloom Organic Jalapeno Hot Pepper, heirloom Organic Parade Bunching Onion * There may be some substitutions when necessary.
Organic Pizza Garden Collection $24.95 $26.95
Sold Out but we do sell all the seeds that are included in this combination - Here is everything you need make awesome pizzas and of course amazing salads, side dishes and more. This collection Includes 9 heirloom, non-GMO and certified organic varieties and pizza sauce recipes. All seed packets are individually packaged. Collection includes: Organic San Marzano, heirloom Organic Yellow Pear Tomato, heirloom Organic Genovese Basil, long standing heirloom Organic Purplette Onion, heirloom Organic Bloomsdale Spinach, early 1800's heirloom Organic California Wonder Sweet Pepper Organic Cayenne Hot Pepper, heirloom Organic Italian Oregano, heirloom Organic English Thyme, heirloom * There may be some substitutions when necessary.