Organic Stinging Nettle, An Ancient Medicine $3.25 $3.75
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. 
Calendula Mixture Flower $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Calendula officinalis) The spectacular colors and the array of petal formations in this flower mix make it a great choice for borders and mass plantings. This annual’s edible flowers—the petals are tangy and sweet—are also good for cutting and arranging. This European native has been used for thousands of years in creams to soothe irritated skin and resolve other inflammatory problems. Self-sowing hardy annual, 20-24" tall. Spectacular mix of colors and petal formations Self-sowing, hardy annual Plants grow to 20-24 inches tall Blossoms are edible Great for container gardens 250 Seeds  Instructions: Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy slightly sweet flavor. Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 5-15 Days Plant Outdoors: 6-18” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Chives $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - The slender, onion-flavored, green foliage of chives can be eaten fresh or cooked, and can even be frozen for use later. The cheery, lavender-pink flowers of this perennial herb are also edible and make this species a welcome addition to ornamental borders. Plants will self-sow. Perennial in zones 3-9. Characteristics:  Organic Perennial in zones 3-9 Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall Onion-flavored foliage and edible pink flowers 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Chives are also easy to direct seed. Established plants can easily be divided in both spring and fall. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant 4-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Organic Lemon Basil, Heirloom $2.95 $3.25
Narrow leaf basil from Southeast Asia with delightfully strong aroma and lemony flavor. Hugh Mowing Organic Seeds - Delicious with fish and in salad dressings. Flowering stalks can be added to bouquets to lend a wonderful lemony fragrance. A smaller-leaf variety, reaching 15" tall. Organic & Open-Pollinated Specialty variety Nice bouquet flower 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
Sweet Mace Herb $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Tagetes Lucida) (aka Spanish Tarragon, Mexican Mint Marigold) Beautiful glossy leaves with small anise-scented golden flowers. The darling of many renowned Southwestern chefs, some even make a pesto from it! Plants grow 12-24" tall. Perennial in zones 8-11. Characteristics:  Annual or perennial in zones 8-11 Plants grow to 12-24 inches tall Glossy green leaves Orange, anise-scented flowers 250 seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors two weeks before the last frost. Can also be started indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Thrives in warm sunny areas with well-drained soil. May be used in place of tarragon.  Direct Seed: 1/8" Deep Germination: 4-10 Days Thin: 8-12" Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Lemon Balm $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - (Melissa officinales) A lovely soothing and potent herb known for imparting a lemon/citrus-scent and flavor.  Orignally from the Mediterranean and Asia, this versatile perennial has been used since ancient times for its culinary and medicinal properties.  Melissa (part of its Latin name) comes from the greek word for honeybee and has been associated with power and even immortaltity. Can be used fresh or dry in teas, baths, tonics, and even as insect repellent. Naturally, lemon balm attracts bees.  Characteristics:  Organic Grown as an annual or tender perennial in warm climates Plants grow to 18-24 inches tall 70 days 50 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds inside 6-8 weeks before the last frost.  Transplant 18" apart.  Plant Seed 1/8" deep Germination 7-21 days Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability. 
Hidcote Lavender $2.89
Renee's Garden - Our wonderful Hidcote has the loveliest perfume of all the English lavenders. The long-blooming plants with their soft narrow silvery foliage and vivid, deep purple velvety calyxes make beautiful landscape plants. Cut and hang the richly scented flower spikes upside down in a cool place for fragrant long lasting bouquets and sachets, or leave the blooms to charm your senses and attract a flotilla of summer butterflies.  Characteristics:  English lavender Perennial  Perfumed flowers  Deep purple flower  Approx 205 seeds   Instructions - In early spring, sow lavender seeds 1 inch apart in a container of seed starting mix, cover very lightly and keep at 65°F (18°C). Keep the container moist but not soggy until seedlings slowly emerge over 14 to 25 days, providing a good light source. When seedlings have several sets of leaves, transplant 2 inches apart into deeper containers. Plant outside in a well-drained sunny spot when plants are 2 to 3 inches tall after gradually acclimating to outdoor conditions.  Plant in: February - May  Full sun  Cover lightly  Plant 1/2 - 1 inch apart  14-25 days to germinate  Mature Height: 1.5 - 2 feet  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Organic Marshmallow $3.25 $3.75
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. 
Chervil French, Heirloom $2.95 $3.25
Renee's Garden - Chervil’s lacy leaves are finely cut and light green, as delicate and dainty as their flavor is subtle. This classic herb is essential in French “fines herbes” mixtures and used as a tarragon substitute. Chervil has a refined taste reminiscent of anise and parsley, delicious in salads or to highlight sauces, sautés, and soups. Hard to find in U.S. markets, chervil is an important herb for kitchen gardeners to grow – its special flavor rewards your efforts many times over. Our imported seed is the best French variety. Characteristics:  Renee's Garden Exclusive  Annual  Heirloom Herb  Lacy leaves  Delicate and sweet flavor  Approx 900 seeds   Instructions - Start chervil in early spring when the weather is settled but still cool. Plant in filtered sun or light shade if the climate is very hot. Sow seeds 1 to 2 inches apart in a well-worked fertile seedbed. Cover very lightly and keep evenly moist while awaiting germination. Sow again for a fall crop when the weather cools in late summer or early fall. Chervil needs rich moist soil and ample moisture for lush growth. Thin early and keep well weeded and watered.  Plant in: February - May or September - October  Sun or partial shade  Plant 1-2 inches apart  Plant 1/4 inch deep  10-14 days to germinate  Mature Height: 12 inch Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Organic Garlic Chives $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Mild garlic-flavored flattened leaves. Beautiful white star-shaped flower clusters are a pleasant surprise in late August. Perennial in zones 4-8. Characteristics:  Organic Perennial in zones 4-8 Plants grow to 12-20 inches tall Flattened leaves have a mild garlic flavor Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼" deep. Transplant outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Chives are also easy to direct seed. Established plants can easily be divided in both spring and fall. Remove spent blossoms regularly to prolong blooming. Sow 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant 4-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
Anise Herb $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Pimpinella anisum) One of the oldest known spices in England, first appeared in the Grocers’ Company of London. Added to bread and sausage in Italy for centuries. Wonderful strong licorice flavor. Very easy to grow, similar to dill inhabit. Annual. Characteristics:  Annual plants grow to about 3 feet tall Green leaves and white flowers Wonderful strong licorice flavor Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after the last frost. Anise needs 120-130 days to mature fully, so plant as early as possible. Prefers well-drained average soil. Harvest seeds when they turn gray and come away from seed heads easily. Direct Seed: 1/4" Deep Germination: 20-28 Days Thin: 6-8" Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Rue, Herb $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Rue is native to the Balkan Peninsula. The bitter taste of the herb rue has led to it being associated with the verb rue "to regret". It is mentioned in folklore and medieval handbooks on wellness but is now used primarily as an ornamental plant. Characteristics:  Perennial in zones 4-9 Plants grow to 2 feet tall Pungent aroma and yellow flowers Grows well in containers 250 seeds  This variety will grow well in most regions of the United States. Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath the surface of the soil. Seeds need to be kept above 70°F for germination. Transplant outdoors after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers well-drained poor soil. Oil from Rue leaves may cause a photosensitive skin reaction in some. Use caution when brushing against leaves on warm sunny days. Start Indoors: 10-12 weeks before the last frost Germination: 14-21 Days Plant Outdoors: 12-24” Apart Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of the availability
Organic Herbal and Medicinal Tea Collection $8.75 $9.75
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
Radio Calendula , 1930's Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - (Calendula officinalis) Calendulas have been referred to as Pot Marigold for centuries. Radio was introduced to gardeners in the 1930s and is now quite hard to find. Beautiful orange flowers have quill-like edible petals. Blooms from early summer until frost. Well suited for pots. Self-seeding, hardy annual, 18-24" tall. Characteristics:  Self-seeding, hardy annual Plants grow to 18-24 inches tall Blossoms are edible Great for container growing 250 Seeds per packet  Instructions: Sow seeds indoors 1/4" deep. Transplant outdoors after the last frost. Can also be directly sown outdoors after the last frost. Prefers light well-drained soil and will tolerate dry conditions. Good cut flower. Calendula petals are edible and have a tangy slightly sweet flavor.  Start Indoors: 6-8 weeks before the last frost Germination: 5-15 Days Plant Outdoors: 6-18” Apart Light: Sun/Partial Shade   Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Hyssop Flower, 1,300 years old heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Used as early as the 7th century to improve the smell of kitchens and hospitals. Hyssop leaves are used to flavor salads, soups, liqueurs, and stews. Essential oil used in perfumes. Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Plants grow 18-24". Perennial in zones 4-9. Characteristics:  A perennial plant in zones 4-9 Plants grow to 18-24 inches Attracts bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds Drought resistant 250 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors just beneath surface of soil. Success is greatly improved if seeds are placed with soil into a plastic bag and refrigerated for 4-6 weeks. Once removed from the cool, place in an area that is between 55-65°F. Plant out after danger of frost has passed in late spring. Prefers average well-drained soil. Sow seed indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost Germination 7-10  days Plant 6-12" apart Full Sun to Partial Shade Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute seed vendors from time to time because of availability
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