Organic Marketmore 76 Cucumber $3.25 $3.25
Marketmore 76 remains the most widely-planted open-pollinated slicer in the US! High Mowing Organic Seeds - Dark green fruits stay green and mild-tasting even under heat stress, while multiple disease resistances keep plants vigorous and highly productive across a long picking season. Showed good resistance to angular leaf spot and anthracnose in our trials. Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated 8-9" Dark green skin with bright white flesh Used for fresh eating 65 days 1/16 ounce (~25 Seeds) Highly resistant to Cucumber Mosaic Virus, Scab, and Powdery Mildew   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space. Plant 6-8 Seeds on a Hill once the soil warms to 75 degrees Plant 1" Deep Thin to 3 or 4 plants Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
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 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 Double Standard Corn, Sweet Bi-Color Corn $3.25 $4.00
The Living Seed Company - This bi-colored sweet corn, hearkens back to a delicious yellow corn from the early 1900’s called Burnell and an early white kerneled heirloom from the Saint Lawrence Valley in New York state .  Known for its vigor, sweetness and easy pollination.  Organic Tender, sweet kernels Ideal for freezing and fresh eating Sweet corn 75-90 days   Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors 3/4” deep after danger of frost has passed. Plant in blocks of 3-6 rows instead of one long row. Thin seedlings to 8-12" 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 5-10 days Plant Rows 36-48" 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    
Dragon Carrot, 1890 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
This is a Firefly kid favorite! Our kids love the purple skin.  Seed Exchange - This carrot’s beautiful red-purple exterior provides a striking contrast to its yellow-orange interior and light yellow core. A treat for the eye when sliced, its sweet, almost spicy, flavor makes this carrot a home gardener’s favorite and a best-seller at specialty and farmers’ markets. Considered the most refined purple carrot available, it was bred by Seed Savers Exchange member John Navazio. 90 days. Best-seller Red-purple skin Yellow-orange interior Exceptionally sweet, almost spicy 90 days ±250 seeds Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors before 3-4  weeks of last frost or soil can be worked. Plant 1/2" apart Plant 1/4" Deep Plant Rows 16-24" apart Thin 2-4" Apart
Red Habanero Pepper (Lucifer's Dream) $3.25 $3.75
Seed Exchange - (C. chinense) (aka Lucifer’s Dream) Caribbean favorite many times hotter than the jalapeño. Three-foot tall plants produce enormous yields of small rippled peppers with a characteristic fruity flavor and aroma. 90-100 days from transplant. Sizzling hot. Small, rippled, bright red fruits Plants grow to 3 feet Very hot pepper Enormous yields 90-100 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
The Three Sisters - Traditional $8.95 $9.75
The Three Sisters is based on a Native American lore.  The stories 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 shades 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.  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.  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on seed varieties in stock.
Organic Sugar Snap Pea (24" Height) $2.95 $3.25
The Living Seed Company - The one and only Sugar Snap!  Adored since its introduction in 1979 and an All American Selection winner. Vines bear over a long harvesting period.  Eat the whole pod fresh or cooked.  Great yields in the cold or heat.  You say sugar and I'll say snap!  Snap peas are a delight fresh tossed into salads, lightly steamed as a side, or tossed in at the end of fried rice, in a stir fry or eaten right from the vine! 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 Pods best eaten when small Edible podded pea 65-70 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. Our family tends to not trellis these and just space them a little closer together to support themselves.   Direct Seed 2" apart Plant 1/2" deep Plant Rows 24" apart Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Cocozelle Zucchini $3.25 $3.75
Productive, tasty Italian variety with attractively striped fruits. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Dark and light green striping is less defined than Costata Romanesco. The flavor is slightly nutty; milder than Costata but more flavorful than most zucchini. Straight fruit with very slight ribbing over the lighter green striping. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Bush habit Uniform shape Harvest at 6-8" 58 days 1/8 oz    Instructions - Plants need loose, fertile, well-drained soil with plenty of nitrogen and a pH of 5.8-6.8. Fertilize seedlings with fish emulsion if leaves are yellow. Days to maturity are from direct seeding. The optimum soil temperature for germination is about 85ºF.    Plant 1/2-1" deep  Plant Spacing: 12-24"  Row Spacing: 5-6'  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic French Breakfast Radish, 1870 Heirloom $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange -(aka Radis Demi-long Rose a Bout Blanc) A very early market garden radish of French origin. Listed by J.M. Thorburn & Co of New York in 1870. Oblong and blunt, rose-scarlet with a white tip. White crisp flesh with a mildly pungent flavor. Sow in the spring or fall and pick when small. 20-30 days. Characteristics:  Organic Oblong roots Dark pink roots fade to white Mildly pungent flavor Fall/winter and spring radish 20-30 days 250 Seeds per packet    Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Plant in full sun. Successive plantings can be made every 3-4 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 Tiger Tomato, Heirloom $3.25 $4.00
The Living Seed Company -  A favorite of our friends at the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center and a favorite of ours!  Seed originally given to Doug Gosling.  Did great in our cool Point Reyes summer.  This is a different variety that the most commonly found Tiger.  Very early, medium-small sized fruits. Organic Fruits are about 10oz Indeterminate 65-75 days from transplant 25 Seeds Instructions - Sow seeds indoors 1/8" deep. Tomatoes are sensitive to freezing temperatures, so wait to transplant outdoors until the soil is warm. Plant in full sun. Sow indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost Germination 7-14 days Plant apart 24-36"  Plants need trellising or staking Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability
Organic Baby Blue Hubbard Squash $3.25 $3.75
Highly marketable scaled-down blue Hubbard with smooth gray skin and sweet flesh. High Mowing Organic Seeds - Fruits are of consistent quality and teardrop-shaped, with sweeter flesh than the standard Blue Hubbard. Our strain has been improved for uniformity on the High Mowing farm. Excellent trap crop for cucumber beetles, who prefer Blue Hubbard above all. Characteristics:  Organic, non-GMO, and open-pollinated  Uniform fruit  5-7 lbs  95 days 1/8 oz    Instructions - Plants need loose, fertile, well-drained soil with plenty of nitrogen and a pH of 5.8-6.8. Fertilize seedlings with fish emulsion if leaves are yellow.  Days to maturity are from direct seeding. The optimum soil temperature for germination is about 85ºF.  Plant 1/2-1" deep  Plant Spacing: for bush varieties 18-24”, for vining 24-36” Row Spacing: 5-6'  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute based on supplier availability
Organic German Giant Radish $3.25 $3.99
Renee's Garden - These tasty and fast-growing heirloom radishes are round to globe-shaped and a brilliant cherry- red in color. They are renowned for their juicy, tender-crisp mild flesh and adaptability to a wide variety of conditions. Tuck the fast-growing seeds in wherever you have a little space as they’ll be ready in no time. Enjoy snacks and slice into salads. We try them in the traditional European method: sliced thinly and lightly salted atop crusty buttered bread.  Characteristics:  Organic Heirloom Radishes  Fast-growing  Big cherry-red  Juicy, tender-crisp flesh  28 days  Approx 410 seeds   Instructions - In early spring as soon as the ground can be worked, sow radish seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Plant seeds 1/2 inch deep and 1 inch apart, in wide rows 6 inches apart. Keep soil evenly moist and well weeded. If first sowing comes up unevenly, replant right away. Sow again in late summer for a fall crop.  Plant In: April - May for cold winters or February - May / September - October for mild winters Full Sun  Plant 1 inch apart  Plant 1/2 inch deep  5-7 days to germinate  Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers due to availability. 
Organic Parade Cucumber $3.25 $3.75
The Seed Savers Exchange - Popular Russian variety. Heavyset of uniform fruits that mature at relatively the same time, making it a good processing variety. Fruits are 5" long by 2" in diameter, one of our favorites at Heritage Farm. Resistant to extreme weather conditions. 50-60 days. ±1,200 seeds/oz. Organic & Open-Pollianted Fruits grow to 5 inches long Sweet and crunchy flesh Resistant to extreme weather conditions 50-60 days 25 Seeds per packet Instructions - Sow seeds outdoors in 12" diameter hills after the last frost when soil is warm. Space hills 6' apart in all directions. Can also be started indoors 2-4 weeks before the last frost for an earlier harvest. Cucumbers benefit from consistent moisture. Provide support for vines to save space. Direct Seed: 1" Deep Seeds to Hill: 6-8 Seeds Thin: To 3-4 Plants Light: Full Sun Firefly Farm & Mercantile may substitute suppliers based on availability We are always adding new varieties so please check back often at Seeds - Vegetables (fireflyfarmandmercantile.com)
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