Alyssum is a dainty and adorable compact flower for borders and containers. This sweetly fragrant flower makes a great ground cover. Beautiful purple flowers bloom quickly from seed. Can bloom all year in Southern California!
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Dwarf Pink Sweet alyssum is dotted with tiny pink and purple flowers. This lovely compact beneficial companion plant can be used as a ground cover or border flower to attract bees and ladybugs.
This stunning dark purple carrot looks incredible when freshly picked or on your dinner plate. This hybrid carrot was chosen for its smooth texture, stunning color, and strong upright tops, making them easier to harvest. A great carrot variety for market growers and community gardens looking to produce tons of carrots.
This variety of cilantro is bulky and full of the tasty foliage you love! Cilantro grows best in the coolest months of the year in Southern California. Continual harvest will slow its desire to go to flower. Allow beneficial insects to enjoy the plant once it goes to flower. Use shade cloth to extend the
This hybrid spinach is extremely quick-growing, ready in only 25 days! Upright plants are easy to harvest and have disease resistance. Carmel is a great choice for market growers or those who use tons of spinach in the kitchen.
Our Rainbow carrot seeds are a gardener favorite! This mix of rainbow-colored carrots is for you! Carrots love loose soil and can be easily grown in a pot if ground soil is too dense. Keep soil moist for the best germination possible. Succession plant for continued harvest.
Our Butterfly Garden seed mix is a blend of wildflower seed contains varieties well-suited for the Southwest. Beautiful colorful blooms attract butterflies and beneficial insects. Contains Black-Eyed Susan, Butterfly Milkweed, Candytuft, Dwarf Cosmos, Dwarf Godetia, Gayfeather, Illinois Bundleflower, Indian Blanket, Lance-Leaved Coreopsis, New England Aster, Pincushion Flower, Purple Coneflower, Purple Prairie Clover, Roundheaded Bush Clover, Shasta
This Sweet Pea mix contains all the favorite old-time sweet pea varieties. Selected for the most vibrant and fragrant blooms, this mix will not disappoint. Sweet peas make great cut flowers and can be planted in the fall in mild climates. In colder zones, sweet peas should be started inside and transplanted out after the
This sweet pea mix is a semi-dwarf variety that is bushy with a wide range of colors and hues. Great for growing in containers! These fragrant and long-lasting cut flowers can be planted in the fall in mild climates and left to overwinter until they bloom in spring. In colder zones, sweet peas should be
Nothing tastes better than garlic from your own garden! Our disease-free garlic seeds grow easily and prolifically. Simply split garlic bulbs into cloves, plant, and enjoy the following fall. So easy!
Steve's Tender Early Green broccoli produces an early central head with tons of side shoots for a continuous harvest all season long.
During our summer trials and breeding of 2019, we crossed two popular varieties of cucumbers. Marketmore and Straight 8. From this cross came our hilariously named cucumber, Mark it, 8 Dude.
Our large black cherry tomatoes are one of a kind! These unique tomatoes are shaped like grape tomatoes with beautiful dark maroon and red colors. A mild tomato with firm flesh. Great for making salsa!
Lucid Gem tomatoes are one of a kind! Lucid Gem tomatoes are purple on top with red and orange bottoms. The insides of these lusciously flavored tomatoes are almost tie-dyed! A heavy producing tomato on our San Diego farm with exceptional yield even when neglected.
Chantenay carrots have broad shoulders and blunt ends that make them great carrots for growing in heavy soils. Chantenay carrots are an excellent processing and storage carrot. If you've had trouble growing carrots in hard, heavy soils, this is the one for you!
Marianna's Peace Tomato seed produces huge, ruby red slicers that remind us of our grandma's favorite tomato. Marianna's Peace tomatoes are slightly acidic and boast that classic tomato flavor.
Our Tasmanian Chocolate tomato seeds are very close to our hearts! We've been producing and improving this variety for years because of its flavor and great growing habit for containers. Tasmanian Chocolate tomatoes are beautifully colored, flavorful, sweet, and great for small spaces. Really a knock out variety!
Thornburn's Terra-Cotta is a terra cotta colored heirloom with great flavor. Thornburn's Terra-Cotta is a medium-sized tomato, great for slicing or cooking.
Taxi is a determinate yellow tomato that produces tons of small to medium-sized yellow tomatoes. Taxi tomato is a super mildly flavored tomato and an excellent container variety choice.
Sweet Marjoram is an incredibly flavored herb and medicinal plant similar to oregano but sweeter. Sweet Marjoram grows as a happy perennial in zones 9 and 10 and a hardy perennial in other areas. Sweet Marjoram has edible flowers and foliage and attracts beneficial insects.
Kapoor Tulsi or Holy basil is a flavorful herb and one of our favorite varieties of basil. Use fresh or dried in an array of medicinal and culinary applications. We love it freshly picked in tea with a sprig of mint.
Black Magic Kale seed produces kale similar to Lacinato kale, but its flavor is one of the mildest kales we've ever had on the farm! Black Magic kale produced well into the summer on our trial farm without getting bitter. This variety is really impressive for its long-lasting productivity, flavor, and disease/pest resistance. All around,
This cilantro variety is strong and pungent with slow bolting characteristics perfect for San Diego. It will continue to produce throughout the season if allowed to reseed.
Japanese Black Trifele tomato seeds produce an unusual pear-shaped tomato with incredible sweetness. Japanese Black Trifele Tomato seeds produce potato leafed plants that are indeterminate and can produce tomatoes for an extended period in Zones 9 and 10. An excellent fresh eating tomato.
Gold Nugget Tomato seeds produce prolific amounts of early tomatoes that are golden and delicious! Gold Nugget Tomato seeds were introduced by Dr. James Baggett of Oregon State University. This determinate plant will provide tons of fruit that are well-balanced in flavor. They are great for adding color to baskets of tomatoes sold at markets.
Berkeley Tie Dye Tomato Seeds produces large indeterminate plants that bear the most STUNNING colors. They look like they are tie-dyed. These tasty beefsteak tomatoes are flavorful and so fun to grow! Berkeley Tie Dye tomato seed is highly sought after by tomato fanatics.
Chocolate Stripes Tomato seed produces large indeterminate plants that bear the most beautiful and tasty beefsteak tomatoes. Large maroon fruits have chocolate and green stripes that make it just as beautiful as it is tasty! Chocolate Stripes tomato seed is highly sought after by tomato fanatics. This tomato is the winner of many tomato-tasting contests
Tiny Tim Tomato seeds produce adorably small plants that produce incredible yields for such a tiny plant. Tiny, sweet, and fun to eat! A great choice for gardeners with small growing spaces!
Red Sails Lettuce seed produces beautiful, delicate red and green heads of lettuce that are great for harvesting as whole heads or cutting for loose leaf. We fell in love with Red Sails lettuce and carry this seed because it outproduced many other similar heirloom varieties in our on-farm trials. Red Sails lettuce is mild,
Little Gem Lettuce Seed produces the cutest little butterhead lettuces with the qualities of romaine lettuce. Almost single-serve in size, these crunchy and buttery lettuces are great for small spaces. They do great in containers and can be succession planted for fresh lettuce all season long.
Great Lakes lettuce seed produces crisp, sweet, and crunchy iceberg lettuce heads that are NOTHING like those from the store. Honestly, most people say iceberg has no flavor, but not when they are eating this variety. It's our favorite iceberg lettuce, grows well into the warmer months of the spring and can be planted early
Marvel of Four Seasons Lettuce seed produces beautiful red and green lettuce that is extremely succulent and buttery. We trialed Marvel of Four Seasons Lettuce seed on our farm in the fall of 2019 and we were thrilled with its beauty, resistance, and flavor. All-around fantastic lettuce that is so beautiful in the garden, it
Chadwick's Cherry tomato is a climbing tomato that produces heavy crops of 1-ounce tomatoes on sturdy vines. Chadwick's Cherry Tomato was named after its creator, Alan Chadwick, a master gardener and early influencer of organic techniques.
Juane Flamme tomato is similar to our large red cherry but with a brighter flavor profile and even larger fruits! This reliable variety has 4-5 oz fruits that hang in neat clusters making harvest a breeze. This prolific and disease resistant tomato is great for both market growers and home gardeners. Indeterminate.
This durable cabbage produces wonderfully in less than ideal conditions. All-Season Cabbage is a great cabbage for Southern California and can produce well in warm winters. Medium-sized heads.
This Muncher cucumber variety produces loads of small cucumbers that can be eaten fresh or pickled. A perfect snacking cucumber that is not likely to even make it to the kitchen!
Jericho romaine lettuce was bred in Israel resulting in amazing qualities that are great for Southern California growers. Jericho romaine lettuce is heat tolerant, easy to grow, and does well in our hot falls and winters. Crispy and slightly sweet, it's perfect for the salad lover!
This flavorful and smooth slicing cucumber produces loads of cucumbers for you to enjoy! Tendergreen cucumber fruits are smooth (burpless) and sweet. No need to peel the fruit!
Collards are a classic American green, and so tasty! Cooked with herbs and garlic, they go great in many recipes. Collards can be grown year round in many mild areas of zones 9 and 10, but are happiest in the cooler months. Harvest frequently for tender leaves.
Lemon Basil is fragrant, flavorful and a great addition in savory and sweet dishes alike! Basil should be grown with proper spacing for the most robust plant. Pinch off flowers to keep the plant in a vegetative state and get the most foliage you can! Once it has gone to flower, let the beneficial insects
Planting Guide for Areas with Frost For those of you that do not live in Zones 9 and 10 and get frost in your area, here is a complete planting guide for when to start your seeds according to the average last frost date. Vegetables and Herbs 10-12 weeks Before
Wapsipinicon Peach tomatoes are a favorite among tomato fanatics. Plants produce round yellow fruits with slightly fuzzy skins. A heavy producer of sweet, well-balanced fruits. Indeterminate.
This deeply ribbed tomato is prized for its excellent flavor. An Italian favorite used for fresh eating and preserving. It is popular among chefs for its robust flavor and high acidity. A great tomato for dry climates. Indeterminate tomato.
Integrated Pest Management? What is Integrated Pest Management? It is a way to look at and think about your choices in pest control in your garden. For our certified organic farm, it's the way we make concise plans on how to manage a particular pest. Here are the basic steps: 1-
This variety of sweet peas came to us from our friends in Oregon. After trialing them in the fall of 2017 with amazing results, we decided to produce the seed for our customers. These sweet peas have dainty white and pink blooms. They make a stunning bouquet with our Point Loma Pops sweet peas! Grown
This regionally adapted and locally grown variety of sweet pea came to us from a seed saver in the Point Loma neighborhood of San Diego. She has been growing these stunning sweet peas since 1993 and shared them with us! Point Loma Pops have gorgeous deep, dark purple flowers that are full of fragrance and
This sturdy variety of broccoli is grown for its side shoots and large heads that form on easy to harvest stocks. Heads can reach 6-7" in size. Waltham 29 broccoli is widely adapted, drought-tolerant, and a great selection to grow for a fall crop. It will continue to produce side shoots after the main head is
Sabor Cilantro is a slow bolting variety that has finer stems and milder flavor than our "Leisure" variety. You will fall in love with cilantro after growing this variety. This seed was grown and selected for drought and heat tolerance on our San Diego certified organic farm.
Grower's Library Read our Growers Library to learn basic to advanced gardening techniques and tips! How to Prune Tomatoes for Production To fully understand how or if you should prune your tomatoes, you need to understand the three types of tomatoes. Determinate tomatoes are tomatoes
Our Scarlet Nantes carrots are selected specifically for their productivity in the less than desirable soils of the American southwest. This particular variety is a classic carrot that produces tasty, reliable carrots. Ready in only 65-75 days, this finely flavored carrot does well as a bunching carrot and as a storage carrot.
Red Russian kale, with its purple veins and frilled leaf edges, is one of the hardiest kale varieties. Like all kales it can be steamed, tossed into salads, baked into kale chips, and more.
After years of trialing eggplant varieties, we fell in love with this ageless heirloom. We love it for its production, consistently sized fruit, and the ability to create huge canopies that shade out weeds.
Aubervilliers Cabbage is gorgeous and amazingly flavored. Found frequently in French markets, there is a good reason why we should be seeing these more markets in Southern California. Named after the area of its traditional cultivation, Plain of Aubervilliers in France, it dates back to the turn of the century. Heads are about 3 lbs
This heirloom variety of romaine lettuce has strong attributes suitable for both commercial growing and backyard gardening. Enjoy perfectly shaped romaine leaves and crisp, juicy flavor!
A dark green tatsoi that is finely flavored. Black Knight is spoon-shaped, thick, and compact. Like all tatsoi, it has a high vitamin content. This fuss-free plant produces copious amounts of spoon-shaped greens that are essential to many Asian recipes.
Black Seeded Simpson is classic lettuce with great cultivation and eating qualities. Ruffled leaves are tender and delicately flavored. For more than 150 years this lettuce has been a favorite.
Mammoth Melting peas produce sweet and tender 5 inch pods appropriate for CSA and commercial farms as well as backyard gardening. Pods are uniform and tender, and the plant is resistant to wilt. Plant in fall or early spring in Southern California and warm climates.
What an incredible tomato! A great year-round tomato that even can be grown in the wintertime in milder parts of San Diego and Southern California. As a semi-determinate tomato, it provides pounds and pounds of plum tomatoes in a small space—great for making sauces and salsa!
Our Shirley poppy seed mix has both single and double blooms in every color of the rainbow! This poppy seed mix is a wonderful addition to wildflower and meadow gardens. Poppies grow best in cool, wet weather. In Southern California, it is best to plant poppy seeds before seasonal rains. Seeds can be directly sown
The perfectly shaped, small compact heads of Mammoth Red Rock cabbage are great for urban farmers! This open-pollinated purple heirloom variety has many valuable characteristics. Harvest the head when smaller or let it get quite large!
Plant Life cycles Gardening Terms at a Glance Annual: A plant that only lives for a single season. During this season the plant carries out it's complete biological process. That process involves, living, flowering, going to seed and then dying. Biennial: A flowering plant that takes two years to
This Siberian kale is small and compact making it perfect for growing in small places. This leafy green is nutritious and essential to every garden. Sauté or wilt to improve flavor giving it a mild finish.
A native of Italy, this perennial can be used as a vegetable, herb, and spice. As a vegetable, use the plant's spreading bulbous base for a texture much like celery, but with a subtle anise flavor.
This blonde, short season cabbage has a ball-shaped head that weighs 4 to 5 pounds. Many love this variety for delicious sauerkraut paired with corned beef, or in Grandma's famous coleslaw recipe.
Early Fall Rapini is an Italian variety of broccoli that produces smaller shoots of broccoli heads perfect for salad and veggie dishes. With a spicier flavor than most broccoli, this early producing variety bolts more quickly than others to give you a speedy harvest.
Tendersweet carrots are prized for their long roots and sweet flavor. Carrots love loose soil and can be easily grown in a pot if ground soil is too dense. We recommend this variety for beginning gardeners. Keep soil moist for best germination possible. Succession plant for a continued harvest.
An ultra-sweet baby carrot, Little Fingers carrot is tiny and perfect for snacking and cooking. Small, tender, and sweet, these carrots are a must-have in your garden. Add Little Fingers carrots to recipes or eat fresh. Fun for picnics!
This medium-sized specialty tomato is an indeterminate variety. Tasty, dark-colored fruits of about 1-2” are grown in clusters, each ripening at different periods for a long season of harvesting.
A crispy favorite, Buttercrunch Bibb Butterhead lettuce provides gardeners with succulent salad greens that melt like butter. A personal favorite on the farm, we love the sweet buttery hearts on these lettuce heads. Buttercrunch Bibb Butterhead lettuce is a reliable producer with disease-resistant qualities and outstanding flavor.