This open-pollinated corn came from the late Oregon farmer/breeder/seed grower Jonathan Spero of Lupine Knoll Farm. He spent six years diligently selecting open-pollinated sweet corn that has all the sweetness we love! This corn is great for the gardener and small scale grower. It has good kernel development, great texture, and sweet corn flavor. The Organic Seed Alliance, which has been very helpful for our farm, spearheaded the work behind this great open-pollinated corn variety.
Fall Planting for Success If you live in an area that receives frost, your growing season is defined by this major weather event. This means that the time between the first and last frost is collectively known as your “growing season.” For us … Read More
Planting Seeds for Beginners Planting seeds in your own vegetable garden might sound like a difficult task but the age-old tradition is probably easier than you think. While in recent generations planting gardens by purchasing “starts” has become very popular, … Read More
Growing Onions Growing onions is a must for any garden! There are so many different varieties all with unique flavors that will come to life in your kitchen. Spring onions are sweet, mild, and great in salads. Bulbing onions of … Read More
Who Gets Kissed Sweet Corn was bred for and by organic growers! Sweet ears of corn are about 6-7″ on compact 5-6′ tall plants. Ears have an extended harvest window so check them often. Disease resistant and great for small space growing. All-around incredible corn. Plant in blocks to ensure good pollination.
This super sweet open pollinated corn is delicious eaten fresh off the cob! Early maturing corn with white and yellow kernels. Ears average 7″ long on vigorous 5′ plants. Planting in blocks allows for good pollination that is essential for corn kernel development. In Southern California, you can succession plant at least two rounds of corn to enjoy all summer long!
Cornflower is an old fashioned flower that makes for great cut flowers! Pollinators love the flowers too! This mix contains a hand-selected mix of dwarf cornflower varieties that only grow 24″ tall, making them ideal for small gardens or containers. Attract bees and butterflies with this beautiful mix of pink, red, white, and blue blooms!
Foxgloves are an old fashioned flower for pollinator and cut flower gardens. These beautiful flowers attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and birds. When planting foxglove seeds, place seeds on top of the soil as they require light to germinate. All parts of … Read More
Strawflowers are a neat addition to your cut flower garden! Their blooms are exceptionally durable and great for making arrangements. This mix includes varying hues of pink, red, yellow, white, and corals. Seeds require light to germinate. Sow very close to the surface of the soil, covering only with the slightest dusting of finely sifted soil.
Scabiosa Formula Mix is all-star mix! Sturdy, uniform, blooms in a wide range of colors from black, blue, creamy yellow, pink, bright red, deep blue, salmon rose, and pure white. Start early in spring and transplant out for best results. We succession plant about every three weeks for continuous blooms.
This chartreuse green zinnia is a showstopper in the garden. Bright, lime green blooms contrast wonderfully with other colors in the garden. Zinnias are great cut flowers and attract beneficial insects, birds, and pollinators to the garden. On our farm, the western swallowtail butterfly loves our zinnias!
These old-fashioned hollyhocks grow tall stalks of 8-10 feet with beautiful blooms of pink, rose, white, and salmon. The tall blooming spires make for impressive showstoppers and screens in the garden. These plants should be planted in full sun and not allowed to shade other plants that need full sun in the garden. Hollyhocks will bloom the first year from seed if planted early in spring or late winter in mild climates. If planted later, they will bloom the following summer.