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
Saltwort, Traditional Japanese Herb $4.25
Saltwort is a native found in the salt marshes of Japan but adapts well to any garden.  The leaves are crunchy and are irresistible.  Okahijiki is how this is referred to in Japan. It can be eaten in salads, steamed or even eaten as a microgreen. It is highly nutrious.  Salsola komarovii Characteristics:  Japanese Culinary Herb 200 Seeds Firefly Farm & Mercantile Packet 15 days for microgreens and 50 days for mature planting Instructions -Sow directly in spring to summer.  Sow to a depth of 1/8" to 1/4" and place 1 seed every inch or so and rows should spaced 12-18". No thinning is needed.  Sow 1/8" deep Germination 5-14 days
Bac-Lieu Cilantro, Vietnamese Heirloom $2.95 $3.25
Renee's Garden EXCLUSIVE - The flavor of fast-growing Bac Lieu Vietnamese Cilantro is mild and delicate with an extra citrus twist. The plants resemble regular cilantro but the foliage is topped with fine cut, frilly leaves. Enjoy at every growth stage, as Bac Lieu plants hold their delicious flavor even as they mature and begin to flower. Sprigs of leaves are traditionally harvested while young and tender and served on a platter so individual diners can add to taste for extra savor throughout the meal.  (Coriandrum sativum) Characteristics:  Kitchen Herbs  Annual Long-standing variety  Spicy leaves  Approx 350 seeds, 2.5 grams   Instructions - In early spring, sow Cilantro seed directly into well-drained fertile soil 1 to 2 inches apart in rows 8 inches apart in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep and firm soil over seeds. Keep seedbed evenly moist as seedlings emerge over 10 to 20 days. Make new sowings every few weeks until mid-summer for continuous harvests of fresh leaves. Cilantro plants flower, then set seed quickly as plants mature. Lushest, leafy growth takes place in cooler weather; plant early and throughout cool spring weather and sow again in fall, particularly in mild winter areas.  Plant in: February - September Full sun  Plant 1-2 inches apart  Plant 1/2 inch deep  10-20 days to germinate  Mature Height: 1 - 1.5 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to 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
Shiso Showy Bicolor $3.24 $3.49
Renee's Garden - We import this unique and easy-to-grow shiso because it is aromatic, tasty, and really beautiful in the garden. The fringed 3-inch leaves are a striking blue-green on top and dark burgundy underneath and absolutely glow in the sun. The fragrant, branching 2 1/2 foot plants bloom in profusion with pretty plumes of lavender-pink flowers. Shiso’s vibrant flavor is strongly herbaceous and citrusy. The leaves can be enjoyed in pickles, Asian salads, noodle dishes, and sushi rolls.   Characteristics:  Heirloom  Butterfly & Hummingbird favorites  Pollinators & Beneficials  Great in containers  Summer/fall harvest Heat-loving, frost tender    Instructions - When late spring weather has thoroughly warmed up, sow seeds 1 inch apart in well-worked fertile soil in full sun. Cover 1/4 inch deep, firm soil, and keep the seedbed moist. Germination takes 1 to 2 weeks. After seedlings are well established, thin or transplant 8 inches apart to allow plants room to mature. Sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, 4 to 6 weeks before the last expected frost. Keep warm and evenly moist, and provide a good light source. When seedlings are large enough to handle and night temperatures are solidly above 50°F, acclimate gradually to outdoor conditions before planting in the garden 8 inches apart. Remember— it is critical to plant Shiso in the garden only after days and nights are solidly above 50°F (10°C). Pinch off growing tips when plants are 6 to 8 inches tall to encourage branching. Harvest sprays of leaves by cutting stems just above two new sprouting lateral branches to get lush regrowth. Keep flower buds pinched off to extend harvesting and feed regularly to promote new growth. Plant in May-June for cold winters; April-July for mild winters  Full Sun  Sow seeds 1" apart and 1/4" deep  7-14 days to germinate  Mature Height: 2-2.5 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to 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
Catmint $2.89 $2.99
Renee's Garden - This aromatic, flowering landscape herb grows in mounds of soft gray-green leaves covered with a haze of shimmering lavender-blue flowers. Easy to grow catmint makes a beautiful spreading ground cover that blooms for weeks on end. Plant it under roses, in an herb garden, at the front of perennials, or to cover bare corners of the garden with a soft wave of color. Many house cats adore its fragrance as much as its less attractive relative, catnip.  Characteristics:  Landscaping Herb  Easy to grow  Soft grey-green foliage  Lavender-blue flowers  Attracts cats  Approx 450 seeds   Instructions - In spring, 6 weeks before the last expected frost, sow seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix. Cover lightly, keep warm and moist and provide a strong light source. Feed every 2 weeks with half-strength fertilizer. Once seedlings are well-established, transplant them 2 to 3 inches apart into deeper containers so root systems have room to develop. When 3 to 4 inches tall, acclimate to outdoor conditions and plant in full sun 12 inches apart.  Plant in: May - June for cold winters or March-May for mild winters  Full sun Sow seeds 1 inch apart Plant 1 inch deep 10-15 days to germinate Mature Height: 12-18 inches  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
French Perfume Lavender $3.25 $3.39
Renee's Garden - Award-winning perennial French Perfume is a compact, deliciously fragrant, hardy Lavender, bred by our most respected Dutch seed producers. This new cultivar produces lovely, uniform, softly vase-shaped plants 12 to 18 inches tall that actually begin blooming the first year from seed. Their rich flushes of plump, deep purple, velvety flowers are intensely fragrant with an unusually sweet, clean lavender scent that’s truly memorable and hard to resist. A brand-new garden treasure to enjoy.   Characteristics:  Renee's Garden Exclusive  Award-winning Perennial  Deliciously fragrant  Compact plants  Approx 30-35 seeds   Instructions - In early spring, sow seeds about 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover very lightly and keep at 60-70°F (16-21°C) in a spot with good air circulation. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. Seedlings emerge slowly and unevenly over 18 to 28 days. Provide a good light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, transplant into 4-inch plastic pots. Provide consistent water, but let the soil dry out on top between waterings. Feed every few weeks. Plant outside when plants are 2 to 3 inches tall after gradually acclimating to outdoors.  Plant in: February - May Full sun  Plant 1/2-1 inches apart  Cover Lightly  18-28 days to germinate  Mature Height: 12-18 inches  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to 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. 
Sweet Basil, Heirloom, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - This aromatic and tender herb is one of the most common herbs worldwide.  Commonly used in Asian and Italian cookery, sweet basil's fragrance is something you want in your garden.  Grows great in containers and directly seeded.  Enjoying full sun, this delicious annual is a prolific plant growing to 18" - 24".  Be sure to enjoy its harvest before it begins to get cold, it is very sensitive to cold weather. Best Seller Organic Annual plants Plants will grow to 18-24 inches Sweet, fragrant leaves 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil. Sow 1/8" deep Germination 5-30 days Thin to 4-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Thai Red Roselle Hibiscus, 1800's Heirloom Herb $3.75 $3.95
Southern Exposure Seed Exchange - Beautiful 3-5 ft. plants with red stems and leaf veins. The bright red calyxes can be used to make “zingy” tea, sauce, syrup, or jam, or candied whole for an unusual treat. For strongly flavored teas, simmer for 10-20 minutes. Roselle was called “Florida cranberry” in the 1890s. The flowers and young leaves are edible and have a citrus tang. The stir-fried greens are much used in Burmese cooking! Space plants 3-6 ft. apart – the wider the spacing, the more calyxes will ripen. The only variety in several trials to begin flowering by mid-summer here in Virginia. Small (0.6 g) packet has about 20 seeds. (Hibiscus sabdariffa) Characteristics:  3-5' tall and wide Zingy Flavor Easy to grow  Approx 20 seeds   Instructions - Frost-tender perennial. Germination: 75-85°F, 7-14 days. Transplant after last frost. Full sun. 36-60 in. tall. Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
White Ice Lavender $3.25 $3.29
Renee's Garden - No lavender lover should be without White Ice, our award-winning hardy white Lavender, bred by our most respected Dutch seed producers. These compact, softly vase-shaped plants grow 12 to 14 inches tall and, if started early, they reliably begin flowering the first season from seed. The fragrant white flower bracts have an especially sweet, clear lavender scent. Long blooming White Ice shows off beautifully in patio pots and is particularly striking at the front of garden borders. Characteristics:  Renee's Garden Exclusive  Perennial  Compact and graceful plants  Sweetly fragrant  White flower  Attracts pollinators  Approx 25 seeds   Instructions - In early spring, sow seeds about 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover very lightly and keep at 60-70°F (16-21°C) in a spot with good air circulation. Keep evenly moist but not soggy. Seedlings emerge slowly and unevenly over 18 to 28 days. Provide a good light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, transplant into 4-inch plastic pots. Provide consistent water, but let the soil dry out on top between waterings. Feed every few weeks. Plant outside when plants are 2 to 3 inches tall after gradually acclimating to outdoors. Plant in: May - June in cold winters and February - May  Full sun  Plant 1/2 - 1 inch apart  Cover Lightly  21-28 days to germinate  Mature Height: 12-14 inches  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
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. 
Red Rubin Basil, Organic $3.75 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Purple basil exudes beautiful deep purple glossy leaves, offering Italian, Thai and Mediterranean dishes a sweet color accent.  Wonderful when combined in vinegar. A gorgeous herb has a similar taste profile to its green counterpart.  Can be used in any recipe calling for basil and as a stunning garnish.  This traditional classic Italian annual is authentic in appearance, offering a prized, spicy flavor. The purple basil reaches modest heights of 8 – 10” but can also be used ornamentally and in arrangements. This fragrant plant offers a delicious aroma and is choice for a wide range of dishes. Excellent for pesto, marinara, in soups, stews, and even tea. Enjoy this herb raw or lightly cooked. This annual is easy to grow and is known for its vigor.  The glossy basil, grows uniformly, with stunning lilac flowers that attracts bees.  Organic Annual plants Plants will grow to 18"  Sweet, fragrant leaves 60-80 Days 150 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors when soil is warm and temperature does not drop below 65°F. Can also be started indoors 4-6 weeks before planting out. Make successive sowings for continuous summer supplies. Pinch back flower stalks as they appear to keep plants from bolting. Prefers rich well-drained soil. Sow 1/8" deep Germination 5-30 days Thin to 4-6" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Stevia Herb $3.45 $3.95
Nature's sweetner -  Every leaf has the sweetness of that Stevia is known for but since it is not an extract it is not as sweet. Many will dry this herb and crush into a powder to use to naturally sweeten drinks and dishes.  The FDA has approved its use as a dietary supplement. A sub-tropical plant that is cold sensitive at 50°F.  Characteristics:  Grown as an annual Plants grow to 3 feet tall Long, thin green leaves Leaves have a sweet flavor 25 seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds indoors on the surface of the soil. Keep indoors until nighttime temperatures are consistently above 50°F. May then be transplanted outdoors or into pots. Prefers well-drained soil—do not overwater. Can be grown year-round in pots if given proper care. Start Indoors: 8-12 weeks before the last frost Germination: 7-21 Days Plant Outdoors: 8-12” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
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