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,
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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
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 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!
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.
The Story of Grand Rapids Lettuce It was a warm fall day when a small vial of freshly processed black seeds came to us. With perfectly written letters it read, Grand Rapids Lettuce. The lettuce was introduced to us by a local seed saver out of Point Loma, who swore
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.
A tender romaine favorite, Freckles romaine lettuce provides gardeners with succulent leaves of lettuce that can be picked as needed. Both heat and bolt resistant, it is ideal for growing in Southern California and the American Southwest.
This red onion is ideal for southern growers! This short day onion produces excellent red onions with a sweet, mild flavor. Growers in Zones 9 and 10 can plant these in the fall and let them overwinter.
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.
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.
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
Choosing Vegetables to Grow in Southern California's Cool Season Have a successful cool season garden in zones 9 and 10 with our help. Learn what to grow for a bountiful garden you can enjoy all winter. Grow what you like to eat Plant what you like to eat! Most of us don’t
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!
Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California Fall and Winter Gardening in Southern California For most new gardeners who are growing their first fall or winter gardens in Southern California, it can be confusing what to plant and when. To make matters even more confusing, our weather patterns in Southern California can
Our highest quality garden shade cloth is made with secure stitch technology. This stitching allows for the shade cloth to be cut into desired sizes without fraying. This 40% garden shade cloth is made specifically for growing fruits and vegetables. By only blocking out 40% of the UV light, you can protect delicate seedlings, prevent
How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden A home vegetable garden is an essential part of a healthy and sustainable home. The pleasure and benefits of a home vegetable garden are endless. Before the 20th century, most people kept a home vegetable garden. In the past 30 years that trend saw a
Torpedo Onion seeds grow beautiful onions about the size of a large shallot. Torpedo Onions are intermediate day length onions that originated in the Mediterranean climate of Italy. They perform wonderfully in southern states!
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
Starting Seeds Indoors Starting seeds indoors When starting seeds indoors, consider varieties such as tomatoes, peppers, onions, perennials, and some annual flowers. These crops can really benefit from an early start indoors, especially if you live in an area that has short warm seasons. Starting seeds indoors is particularly helpful for
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.
From Our Seeds and Their Keepers: A Collection of Stories Seed to Seed is a complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 different vegetables. Read More This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including its botanical classification, flower structure and means of
Plant Seeds Now for Winter Garden August in the garden in San Diego can be a misleading time. It is hot and sometimes muggy. The tomatoes are looking amazing. The melons are ripening. For most inexperienced gardeners, it’s a bit of a time warp. It feels as though summer will continue
Micro-Greens Info: Micro-greens are sprouted plants eaten in their very young state. Research has shown they are more nutritious and great for growing in small spaces. In fact, some research shows, Micro-greens are four- to 40-fold more concentrated with nutrients than their mature counterparts. Learn more
Why Grow In Cool Season? San Diego is known for the warm beaches and forever sunny days. Gardeners know San Diego as the perpetual warm season. We can grow tomatoes right up until Christmas sometimes. This is fun for those of us with family back east. Teasing them with photos of
Holidays can be stressful and extremely busy. Don't let the short days and cold, long nights get the best of you when it comes to your fall/winter garden. With a little planning you can ensure all your holiday dishes are filled with fresh garden goodies. These winter goodies are
The Walla Walla white onion is a sweet and intermediate day variety that does well in the southern areas of the United States. This particular variety keeps well and can be left in the ground until needed. Small to medium bulbs are produced. This flavorful white bulbing onion is an important staple to any kitchen.
These bunching onions are fantastic as green onions that can be added to any recipe. Slow to go to seed and producing in only 65-120 days, these onions are a kitchen garden essential.
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!
What's your Skill Level? New to seed starting? We can help! Shop Now Gardening Quick Start Guide How to Start a Home Vegetable Garden Edible and Companion Flowers Perennialization Succession Planting Soil and Health Integrated Pest Management Chose from our
The Cosmic Purple carrot was developed by Dr. Philip Simon and staff at the USDA ARS in Madison, Wisconsin in 2005. This variety has bright purple skin that contrasts beautifully with its yellow-orange flesh.