Organic Tendergreen Bush Bean, 1922 Heirloom $3.25 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - Calvin Keeney introduced this variety in 1922. This bush bean is a heavy yielder, even in hot temperatures and produces over an extended season.  The plants are vigorous, upright (no staking) and low maintenance.  Be prepared for lots of stringless, meaty, 6" pods of delicious, tender green beans.  This all purpose variety is great fresh, steamed, in casseroles, soups or stir fries, amazing pickled and perfect for freezing.  It is also a wonderful shelling bean having purple seeds with beige accents. Can be left to dry on the plant for a pretty dry bean. Organic Stringless Bush Bean 12-24" tall 50-75 days 50 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Direct Seed 1-5" apart Planting Depth 1/2 -1" Thin 3-5" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Rattlesnake Pole Bean $2.95 $3.25
Exceptional heirloom flavor fresh, shelled, or dry! High Mowing Organic Seeds - Picked fresh, beans are round and dark green with unusual purple streaks that fade when cooked. Shelled beans are beige, with rattlesnake streaks when fully dry. Signature addition for roadside stands and farmer's markets. Streaked seeds. Characteristics:  Organic  Pole bean 10' Vines Wax bean 65 days 1oz seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after 2-3 weeks of last frost as beans do like the ground to be warmer. Plan to support with trellis or stakes, even though it is a bush bean, the plant likes the extra support.  Direct Seed 2" apart Planting Depth 1" Plant 36-48" apart
Organic Crisp Mint Lettuce $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Also known as Erthel, this standout lettuce is one of the best romaine varieties. The tender lettuce leaves bear a striking resemblance to mint and offer both excellent lettuce flavor and classic romaine crispness. The compact heads grow upright to about 10" tall. Introduced by the British seed house Thompson & Morgan in 1978. Romaine, 45-55 days. Organic Light green, frilled-edge leaves Compact heads grow to 10 inches Romaine 45-55 days 500 Seeds   Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin 6-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Organic Aurora Pepper (Hot) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Stunning 1½" long fruits borne on foot-high ornamental plants, perfect for container growing. Fruits ripen from lavender to deep purple to orange and finally to red. 60-75 days from transplant. Medium hot. Organic Colorful fruits grow to 1-2 inches Plants grow to 12 inches Medium hot pepper 60-75 days from transplant 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds indoors ¼” deep. Peppers germinate best in warm soil, so gentle bottom heat may be helpful until seedlings emerge. Wait to transplant outdoors until soil is warm. Sow indoors 8 weeks before the last frost Plant 1/4" deep Germinates in 14 days Plant Rows 12-24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability    
Organic Golden Bantam Improved Corn, 1902 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Producing an early crop for home gardeners and market growers, this historic variety has an excellent sweet flavor and is ideal for freezing and fresh eating. The original strain of Golden Bantam was introduced by W. Atlee Burpee in 1902, and this improved strain was selected for even longer ears and greater tenderness. 70-85 days. Organic Tender, sweet kernels Ideal for freezing and fresh eating Sweet corn 70-85 days 100 Seeds  Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 1” deep after danger of frost has passed. For good pollination and full ears, plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8” apart. Corn is a heavy feeder and does best in well-drained, fertile soil with plenty of water. Plant 4" apart Plant 1" Deep Germinates in 4-21 days Plant Rows 36-48" apart  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Merveille de Quatre Saisons Lettuce, 1880's Heirloom $3.25 $3.25
The Living Seed Company -This French butterhead lettuce, is known as the Marvel of Four Seasons. With its ability to be harvested virtually in all four seasons and the colors that it embody the four seasons while thriving in a range of climates. This pre-1885 French heirloom was also featured in Vilmorin’s 1885 book The Vegetable Garden. It was first introduced to the Americans during a PBS series called “The Victory Garden.”  It is known for its signature butterhead shape boasting the appearance of a bibb-type rosette with an array of beautiful colors ranging in bronze, gold, red and green. Revealing ruby toned leaves encompass a tightly folded green hearts. Its dark color develops on cooler spring or autumn weather, but its texture always remains crisp and its taste unforgettable. This vigorous plant is easy to grow and that thrives throughout the year. Butterhead, 40-70 days. Organic Cold- and heat-tolerant Butterhead lettuce 600 Seeds   Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce.  Plant in full sun or partial shade. Sow Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin 6-10" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Organic Red Velvet Lettuce $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Absolutely striking appearance. Tops of leaves are solid maroon, and the backs are green tinged with maroon. Seed Savers is proud to have reintroduced this variety in 2002.  Characteristics:  Organic Soft, frilled leaves are maroon and green Slow to bolt Looseleaf and cut-and-come again 50 days 500 Seeds   Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin 6-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Flame Lettuce (Looseleaf), 1988 Popular Favorite $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Introduced to gardeners in 1988 by Harris Moran. Described as “distinctly red; slow bolting; a fast mover for markets demanding unique vegetables.” Although a relatively recent introduction, we offer this variety since it is a garden rarity.  Characteristics:  Soft texture Slow to bolt Looseleaf and cut-and-come again 60 days 500 Seeds   Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin 6-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Organic Baquieu Lettuce $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - French head lettuce with wavy green leaves tinged with maroon. Best grown either as an early or late crop. Butterhead, 50-60 days.  Characteristics:  Organic French head lettuce Wavy green leaves tinged with maroon Grow in early spring or late fall Butterhead lettuce 50-60 days 250 seeds per packet  Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin: 10-12" Apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Organic Winter Delicata Squash, 1894 Heirloom $2.95 $3.25
The Living Seed Company - The Delicata, sometimes known as Bohemian squash, was originally introduced to the U.S. by Peter Henderson and Co. back in 1894. This darling winter squash has a beautiful yellow-white skin with dark green stripes containing wonderful, sweet, delicate, light yellow-orange flesh, perhaps a bit reminiscent of sweet potato. Small 7" - 9" fruits grow on prolific short vines. Organic and Open-Pollinated  Sweet, nutty flavor and stores well 90-100 days 25 Seeds   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after danger of frost has passed. Hills should be spaced 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 3 weeks before transplanting out. Plant 1/2" deep Hill 3 seeds together Harvest with 2" of stems, shell should be hard to barely dent with a fingernail Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic Pink Beauty Radish $2.95 $3.25
The Living Seed Company- The firm white flesh is encased in a delightful bright pink skin. Crisp, sweet, mild and juicy these radishes will be one of the first things of the year to please your taste buds and your eyes! Adaptable, hardy and keep well in the field. Enjoy them as a snack in the garden, on the table or add to a salad or veggie tray. The greens can also be used to spice up a salad. Both roots and leaves are also great in a stir fry as well as sauteed. If the plants past optimal root eating age, you can let them flower and enjoy the young mildly spicy seed pods as snack, salad addition or thrown into a stir fry. The delicateflowers are quite beautiful and attract many pollinators. Organic and Open Pollinated Round with pink skin and white flesh Highly uniform .75-1"" diameter 25 days 100 Seed   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant in full sun. Successive plantings can be made every 2-3 weeks throughout summer and fall to provide a continual harvest. Plant 1" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 12" apart Thin 2-3" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Aunt Mae's Bibb Lettuce, pre 1937 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - A butterhead lettuce bursting with bright green leaves that tolerates both cold and heat. This variety was donated to Seed Savers Exchange by Nestor Keen, who received seeds from his Aunt Mae in 1937. Butterhead, 50-60 days. Characteristics:  Organic Cold- and heat-tolerant Butterhead lettuce 500 Seeds   Instructions - Sow continuously for a constant supply of lettuce. Best grown in cooler weather. Plant in full sun or partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Plant 1/4" deep Germinate 7-14 days Thin 6-8" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability.
Organic Baby Bok Choy Cabbage $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - Oh my, so cute, so delicious, so juicy. This fast growing green is extremely popular. Great in stir-frys and other Asian dishes.  Also known as Shanghai Bok Choy. Try it pickled or as kimchi. Steam it like spinach.  We love it sautéed in sesame oil. Its also wonderful in salads ... so many possibilities. Mild flavor Light green stems and leaves Bolt resistant 30-40 days Harvest when 5-7" tall.  200 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors after danger of frost has passed to prevent premature flowering. Can also be planted in late summer for a fall crop. Seeds will germinate in 4-7 days. Plant in full sun to partial shade. Direct Seed 1" apart Planting Depth 1/4" Rows 18" Apart Thin 6-12" apart
Organic Sugar Daddy Snap Pea (30" Height) $3.25 $3.75
The Living Seed Company - The luscious thick and crunchy skin of the sugar snap pea allows for an extended harvest and harbors the perfect home for the delectable peas that are housed inside.  Peas are a delight fresh tossed into salads, lightly steamed as a side, or tossed in at the end of fried rice or a stir fry or eaten right from the vine! In France they use the term mange tout to refer to edible podded peas, which means eat all. Can tolerate some heat. Blanch and freeze to keep a bit of early summer in you ice box! Edible podded, 65-70 days. Organic Vines grow to 2.5' feet Sweet Edible podded pea 65-75 days 50 Seeds   Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis. Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Early Fortune Cucumber, 1910 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - Also known as Special Dark Green, this variety was introduced around 1910 by the Jerome B. Rice Seed Company of Cambridge, New York. It originated with George Starr of Royal Oak, Michigan, who discovered it in a crop of Davis Perfect (now extinct). Fruits measure 8" long. 55-60 days. Best Seller Organic Fruits grow up to 8 inches Dark green skin 55-60 days 25 Seeds   Instructions - When growing plants on a trellis, space seed 6-8" apart and thin plants as necessary; train plants to climb the trellis with an initial guidance. Alternatively, make 12" hills at least 6' apart. Plant 6-8 cucumber seeds per hill 1" deep. After germination, thin to 3-4 plants per hill. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before last frost. Cucumbers benefit from steady moisture. Plant 6-8 Seeds on a Hill Plant 1" Deep Thin to 3 or 4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability
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