2015 Garden Plant Varieties
Here is the list of varieties of Heirloom/Open-Pollinated (+ a few standard hybrid) vegetables and fruits that will be for sale in 3.5" pots for the 2014 gardening season.
Our garden starts are grown from seed to transplant to sale by us with locally mixed soil. They are hardened off and ready to go into your garden to start producing for you!
In May, all of our starts will be available to purchase at any of the markets that we go to. Most, if not all, of these same starts will be grown out by us in our fields, so as the season progresses, you’ll be able to purchase the many interesting varieties at the markets.
As the season progresses, ALL VARIETIES ARE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY. Many varieties are limited quantity and some varieties are very popular and go fast!
We grow two groups of plants---NEVER ANY GMO SEEDS:
Heirloom/Open Pollinated (OP)--Heirlooms are generally varieties that have been passed down from generation to generation in a family and have great qualities that people have taken the time to save year after year. Open-Pollinated (OP) varieties are varieties that when saved year after year will come true to form. These are our favorite varieties!
Hybrid--Have two parents, and therefor these are varieties, when saved will not come true to form. We only grow a hand-full of these varieties and we believe that the few we do grow are great choices for any garden.
**About Genetically Modified Organism (GMO or GE)**--The big nasty! "Genetic modification involves the mutation, insertion, or deletion of genes." In agriculture, specifically, crops that have been modified to be resistant to certain crop pests, herbicides (Roundup Ready Corn for instance) and to possess other favorable traits, i.e longer shelf life and increased nutritional value, larger yields. These modified crops are relatively new, first showing up in the mid 1990's with little science to back up the safety to the public and to our environment. For a list of the "hot" crops check out the Non GMO Project site. We grow NO GMO or GE seeds in our crops....but at some point in the future the heirloom and open-polinated seeds of the world will be tainted with these genes from natural pollination....wind, bugs, birds. The only way to stop this is to speak to legislators, to vote against GMO's and to not buy products that contain them.