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Anything ingested for nutritional (rather than medicinal) purposes

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Here is EcoReality's seed inventory for plants that are used as Food:

IDcommon namefamilylatin namedatequantityactiondays to germpropagationdays to maturityhabitatsundrainagesoilinventorynotesnutrientsneedsuse
259AlfalfaFabaceaeMedicago sativa (dg fo pf wp)Pre-soak the seed for 12 hours in warm w…Hardy to zone 5. In flower June to July.…partial shadewell drainedpoor0 eachLeaves and young shoots - raw or cooked.…Nitrogen, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, Vitamin C, Vitamin KAnodyne, Antibacterial, Antiscorbutic, Aperient, Beverage, Diuretic, Dye, Emetic, Febrifuge, Food, Forage, Haemostatic, Mulch, Nutritive, Oil, Stimulant, Tonic
182Arugula, RegularBrassicaceaeEruca sativa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-06 00:00:00228 each seeds in plant40full sun0 eachOrganic.Food
320Basil, Italian Large LeafLamiaceaeOcimum basilicum (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-18 00:00:0060 each starts in greenhouse soiltransplant25Food, Seasoning
240Basil, Wild perennialLamiaceaeClinopodium vulgare (dg fo pf wp)0 eachSeasoning
103Amaranth, Golden GiantAmaranthaceaeAmaranthus hypochondriacus (dg fo pf wp)Direct seed in the spring garden and thi…100Plant prefers full sun and regular garde…full sungarden200 eachAnnual native to South America. This is …Carbohydrate, ProteinAstringent, Dye, Food
243Amaranth, MixAmaranthaceaeAmaranthus hypochondriacus (dg fo pf wp)Seed - sow April in situ. The seed can e…Cultivated Beds;full sunwell drainedgarden0 eachProteinAstringent, Dye, Food
224Beans, FavaFabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)70 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
228Beans, Mixed (purple, white, orange)FabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)80 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
13Angelica Tree, JapaneseAraliaceaeAralia elata (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-22 00:00:00240 each seeds in plant30Soak berries overnight, then smash them …Plant prefers full sun to part shade and…sun or partial shademoistpoor100 eachHardiness: All temperate zones.

Anodyne, Antitussive, Cancer, Carminative, Food, Ornamental
226Beans, PurpleFabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)8410 eachfrom harvest 2011 - viable? Nitrogen, ProteinFood
227Beans, Purple BushFabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)8well drained440 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
229Beans, Unknown (red/black)FabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)860 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
225Beans, Yellow bush beansFabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)80 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
183Beets, Beets BlendChenopodiaceaeBeta vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)5310 eachDye, Food
90Artichoke, Green GlobeAsteraceaeCynara cardunculus (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-04 00:00:0021 each seeds in plant10It takes some work and a lot of patience…150Ideal pH: 5.6-6.6. Select a sunny, shelt…full sunwell drained2 gramsGreen Globe artichokes grow on such attr…Antioxidants, Chromium, Fibre: Non-Soluble, Folate, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorous, Vitamin CFood
237Basil, Holy, TulsiLamiaceaeOcimum sanctum (dg fo pf wp)2013-03-15 00:00:00400 each seeds in plant250 eachAdaptogen, Antidermatosic, Antifungal, Antimicrobial, Antioxidant, Antipyretic, Antitussive, Antiviral, Anxiolytic, Cardiac, Carminative, Diuretic, Expectorant, Febrifuge, Immunomodulator, Lithontripic, Mouthwash, Ophthalmic, Pectoral, Seasoning, Stings
184Beets, Detroit RedChenopodiaceaeBeta vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)2013-03-29 00:00:0071 each seeds in plant50 eachDye, Food
187Bok choyBrassicaceaeBrassica rapa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-12 00:00:0050% germ2500 eachFood
186Broccoli, Green GoliathBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-15 00:00:00400 each seeds in discard0 eachFood
185Broccoli, RappBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-15 00:00:00300 each seeds in 50% germ300 eachFood
267Autumn Olive; Autumn Berry, Silverberry, Aki-Gumi, OleasterElaeagnaceaeElaeagnus umbellata (dg fo pf wp)2015-01-17 00:00:0013 each cuttings in greenhouse soilplantSeed: sown as soon as it is ripe in a co…full sunwell drainedpoorFruit: edible raw or cooked. Juicy and p…Antioxidants, Lycopene, Nitrogen, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin EAstringent, Beverage, Cancer, Cardiac, Food, Fuel, Hedge, Pectoral, Stimulant
249CamasHyacinthaceaeCamassia quamash (dg fo pf wp)0 eachFood, Ornamental
238Basil, Red RubinLamiaceaeOcimum basilicum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-06 00:00:0052 each seeds in plantStart indoors in flats 4-6 weeks before …0 gramsThe most consistently deep purple leaves…Seasoning
239Basil, SweetLamiaceaeOcimum basilicum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-12 00:00:0050% germ25Certified organic.

This variety grows b…
450 eachSeasoning
16Bayberry; Candleberry MyrtleMyricaceaeMyrica cerifera (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-20 00:00:00otherSow in outdoor nursery bed or outdoor fl…Plant prefers full sun.full sun50 eachPerennial, dioecious, evergreen shrub to…Antibacterial, Astringent, Dye, Emetic, Fragrance, Hedge, Narcotic, Oil, Sternutatory, Stimulant, Tonic, Wood
86Beans, Pole, Blue LakeFabaceaePhaseolus vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)8Direct sow from mid-May to the beginning…65Ideal pH: 6.0-6.5. Well drained, warm so…50 gramsBlue Lake beans are straight, stringless…Carbohydrate, Nitrogen, ProteinZincFood
100Beet, Early Wonder Tall TopChenopodiaceaeBeta vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)2014-03-14 00:00:00300 each seeds in 55cc blocks (1.5")plant5Direct sow late April to mid-July. Beets…55Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. For uniformly sized b…sun or partial shademoistrich100 gramsOur most popular beet variety! Early Won…BoronDye, Food, Forage
189Cauliflower, Wintering - AalsmeerBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-22 00:00:0018 each starts in greenhouse soiltransplant50 eachFood
84Beet, SugarChenopodiaceaeBeta vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)2012-03-28 00:00:00148 each seeds in plant5800 eachThe leaves are excellent for eating. The…Food, Forage, Sweetening
18Bergamot, Red; Bee Balm; Oswego TeaLamiaceaeMonarda didyma (dg fo pf wp)0 eachRare. The red-flowered Bergamot, highly …Carminative, Digestive, Fragrance
193Corn, Heirloom, white open pollinatedPoaceaeZea mays (dg fo pf wp)40 eachCarbohydrateFood
191Corn, Peaches and CreamPoaceaeZea mays (dg fo pf wp)40 eachCarbohydrateFood
192Corn, Pink PopcornPoaceaeZea mays (dg fo pf wp)48575 eachEarly maturing popcorn on 1.5m tall plan…CarbohydrateFood
247Buckwheat, MedawaskaPolygonaceaeFagopyrum vulgare (dg fo pf wp)5Seed - sow from the middle of spring to …Cultivated Beds;full sunwell drained930 eachFood, Forage, Mulch
91Cabbage, ErmosaBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-04 00:00:00121 each seeds in plant6Sow indoors beginning in March and trans…95Cabbage does best in humus-rich soil ame…full sunrich1 gramsCooks appreciate this big savoy for sala…Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Fibre: Non-Soluble, Iron, Nitrogen, Potassium, Sulfur, ZincFood
241DillApiaceaeAnethum graveolens (dg fo pf wp)0 eachSeasoning
248Butterfly Weed; Pleurisy RootApocynaceaeAsclepias tuberosa (dg fo pf wp)30Seed best sown in a greenhouse as soon a…sun or partial shadewell drainedrich0 each*Flower buds - cooked. They taste somewh…Antispasmodic, Carminative, Cathartic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Expectorant, Insectiary, Latex, Oil, Ornamental, Pollution, Poultice, Stuffing, Sweetening, Tonic, Vasodilator
2Elderberry, Black; Black Elder; Elder BerryCaprifoliaceaeSambucus nigra (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-23 00:00:00182 each seeds in plantSoak berries overnight, smash them, and …127It's probably a good idea to grow 3 tree…sun or partial shademoistloam50 eachPerennial, deciduous, multistemmed bush …Antiinflammatory, Aperient, Beverage, Compost, Cosmetic, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Dye, Emetic, Emollient, Expectorant, Food, Forage, Fungicide, Galactogogue, Haemostatic, Hedge, Immunostimulant, Insect Repellant, Insecticide, Laxative, Litmus, Ophthalmic, Pioneer, Pipes, Purgative, Salve, Stimulant, Wood
102Cabbage, Red AcreBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-11 00:00:0050% germ610025 gramsCompact plants with short stems produce …Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Potassium, Sulfur, ZincFood
95Cabbage, Sue Choi China ExpressBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-03 00:00:00169 each seeds in plant6Sow indoors beginning in March and trans…65Ideal pH: 6.5-7.0. Cabbage does best in …full sunrich2 gramsThis Chinese cabbage is often marketed a…Boron, Calcium, Chromium, Copper, Iron, Nitrogen, Potassium, Sulfur, ZincFood
6Camelina; Gold of Pleasure; Wild Flax; German Sesame; Siberian OilseedBrassicaceaeCamelina sativa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-12 00:00:0050% germPrepare a weed-free seedbed in spring. S…Easy to grow and high yielding, even on …full sundrought tolerantpoor10 eachHardiness: All zones. Annual native to …Fat, Fat: Omega-3Emollient, Fibre, Food, Forage, Fuel, Oil
188Carrots, Purple HazeApiaceaeDaucus carota (dg fo pf wp)7950 eachDeep purple on the outside, but bright o…Magnesium, Potassium, Vitamin AFood
5Century Plant; Chisos AgaveAgavaceaeAgave havardiana (dg fo pf wp)Sow seed just beneath surface of fast-dr…As a landscape plant, Agave prefers full…full sunwell drained20 eachHardiness: To -5 degrees F, but much mo…Fuel, Sweetening
236Grapes, frenchVitaceaeVitis vinifera (dg fo pf wp)18 eachFrom the Steinman Farm, Monroe, Michigan…Food, Sweetening
89Carrot, Nutri-RedApiaceaeDaucus carota (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-10 00:00:00100 metres seeds in outdoor soilplant7Direct sow April to mid-July for harvest…76The softer and more humus-based the soil…full sunwell drainedsandy67 eachCarrots are second only to beets in suga…Vitamin AFood
21Chameleon Plant; Yu-xing-cao; TsiSaururaceaeHouttoynia cordata (dg fo pf wp)60Sow seed in cool soils of early spring. …Plant prefers moist garden soil in the s…sun or partial shademoist100 eachCreeping herbaceous perennial native to …Food, Fragrance, Seasoning
195Ground cherrySolanaceaePhysalis pubescens (dg fo pf wp)0 eachFood
99Carrot, Purple DragonApiaceaeDaucus carota (dg fo pf wp)7Direct sow April to mid-July for harvest…60Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. The softer and more h…full sunwell drainedrich50 gramsDragons have dark red to purple skins, b…Magnesium, PotassiumFood
190Chard, Swiss, multicolorChenopodiaceaeBeta vulgaris (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-26 00:00:0040 each seeds in plant12Seed - sow in situ in early April for th…28cultivated bedsfull sunmoistrich0 eachFood
251Jerusalem ArtichokeAsteraceaeHelianthus tuberosus (dg fo pf wp)0 eachFood, Forage
196Kale, PurpleBrassicaceae0 eachFood
197Kale, RussianBrassicaceaeBrassica oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2014-03-14 00:00:00104 each starts in greenhouse soiltransplantSeed - sow spring in situ.Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shadewell drainedclay10000 eachFrom harvest 2011Food
323ChamomileAsteraceaeChamaemelum nobile (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-24 00:00:0056 each starts in greenhouse soiltransplantSeed - sow March in a cold frame. Only j… Ground Cover; Lawn; Cultivated Beds; Ea…sun or partial shadewell drainedpoorCamomile is a common herb with a long hi…Anodyne, Antiinflammatory, Antispasmodic, Aromatherapy, Compost, Dye, Essential, Food, Fungicide, Insect repellant, Nervine, Stomachic, Strewing, Tonic, Vasodilator
4Chaste TreeVerbenaceaeVitex agnus-castus (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-26 00:00:00112 each seeds in plant21Standard greenhouse cultivation works be…Germ: warm, moist, greenhouse.well drainedloam100 eachThe leaves and flowers exude exotic arom…Anaphrodisiac, Aphrodisiac, Basketry, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Dye, Essential, Febrifuge, Fragrance, Galactogogue, Infertility, Ophthalmic, Seasoning, Sedative, Stomachic, Wood
204Leek, TadornaAlliaceaeAllium porrum (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-15 00:00:00400 each seeds in discard0 eachFood
198Lettuce, ButterheadAsteraceaeLactuca sativa (dg fo pf wp)2014-03-09 00:00:0090 each seeds in plant4500 eachDelicate and beautiful apple green, butt…Food
22ChervilApiaceaeAnthriscus cerefolium (dg fo pf wp)Direct seed in the spring garden. Cuttin…Prefers a cool, moist location where it …100 eachHardiness: The plant will perform well …Carminative, Diuretic, Insect Repellant, Seasoning
263Chestnut, AmericanFagaceaeCastanea dentata (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-02 00:00:0010 each starts in outdoor soiltransplantSeed: where possible sow the seed as soo…Dry, gravelly or rocky, mostly acid soil…sun or partial shadewell drainedpoor10 startsA warm water infusion of the leaves has …Fat, ProteinAstringent, Dye, Expectorant, Food, Fuel, Oil, Tannin, Wood
199Lettuce, Looseleaf BruniaAsteraceaeLactuca sativa (dg fo pf wp)2014-03-09 00:00:0090 each seeds in plant474700 eachA French heritage oaklead variety with l…Food
23Cilantro; Coriander; Thai ParsleyApiaceaeCoriandrum sativum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-07 00:00:00520 each seeds in plantSow directly in the garden bed. Germinat…30Plant prefers full sun and regular garde…full sungarden200 eachAnnual. 30 days to cilantro, 60 days to…Carminative, Seasoning, Stimulant
293Clover, whiteFabaceaeTrifolium reptans (dg fo pf wp)Seeds: Pre-soak for 12 hours in warm wat…Grassland and lawns, preferring a calcar…full sunwell drainedclay3500 gramsA very important food plant for the cate…NitrogenAntirheumatic, Antiscrophulatic, Beverage, Depurative, Detergent, Food, Green manure, Ophthalmic, Tonic
200Lettuce, Speckled butterheadAsteraceaeLactuca sativa (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-15 00:00:00180 each seeds in 50% germ40 eachFood
194Cucumber, MarketmoreCucurbitaceaeCucumis sativus (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-18 00:00:00121 each starts in greenhouse soiltransplant8Planting: sow indoors 3-4 weeks prior to…55full sunmoist310 each(Territorial Seed Company) A great slici…Food
235Melon, EarlichampCucurbitaceaeCitrullus lanatus (dg fo pf wp)510 eachFood
3Dang-gui; Tang-kuei; Dong-quaiApiaceaeAngelica sinensis (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-26 00:00:00116 each seeds in plantSow seed in fall or early spring, on sur…Plant prefers part shade and moist soils…sun or partial shademoistgardenHardy to all temperate zones. Herbaceous…Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin)Alterative, Analgesic, Anticholesterolemic, Antiinflammatory, Antispasmodic, Deobstruent, Emollient, Hepatic, Laxative, Ornamental, Seasoning, Sedative, Vasodilator
203Mustard MixBrassicaceaeBrassica juncea (dg fo pf wp)0 eachFood
206Onion, Hybrid, yellow storageAlliaceaeAllium cepa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-04 00:00:00230 each seeds in plant5105full sun0 eachFood
1Dragon TreeAgavaceaeDracaena draco (dg fo pf wp)30Scarify the large, roundish seeds by rub…Protect from frost. Does well in pots. B…sun or partial shadewell drained20 eachTree-like monocot to 25 feet tall and eq…Antiseptic, Fragrance, Ornamental
31Dream Root; Xhosa; White Ways; White Path; African Dream Root; African Dream HerbCaryophyllaceaeSilene carpensis, undulata (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-26 00:00:0040 each seeds in plantSow the seed directly in the garden in t…The plant prefers full sun and fast-drai…full sunwell drained30 eachLow-growing herbaceous perennial 1 to 2 …Fragrance, Oneirogen, Ornamental
230Peas, MammothFabaceaePisum sativum (dg fo pf wp)857 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
232Peas, Purple peas (Shelley's)FabaceaePisum sativum (dg fo pf wp)80 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
231Peas, PurplepodFabaceaePisum sativum (dg fo pf wp)8225 each2010 Harvest, most likely wrong name as …Nitrogen, ProteinFood
234Peas, WindhorseFabaceaePisum sativum (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-01 00:00:00200 each seeds in outdoor soilplant8520 eachNitrogen, ProteinFood
28Epazote; WormseedChenopodiaceaeChenopodium ambrosioides (dg fo pf wp)Strew seed on surface of sandy soil and …Plant prefers full sun and does well in …full sun100 eachPerennial wormwood-like plant is the sou…Calcium, Manganese, Nitrogen, Phosphorous, PotassiumCarminative, Seasoning
27Evening PrimroseOnagraceaeOenothera biennis (dg fo pf wp)Easy cultivation. Scatter seed on surfac…drought tolerantHardiness: All temperate zones.

311Fun JenBrassicaceaeBrassica rapa (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-10 00:00:00144 each starts in outdoor soiltransplantDirect sow early March to late April, an…45full sunmoistrichA good lettucy-type Chinese cabbage feat…Food
32Goat's RueFabaceaeGalega officinalis (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-05 00:00:0051 each seeds in plantScarify seed by rubbing on sandpaper. Pr…Plant prefers poor garden soil and full …partial shademoistpoor50 eachThis is the most active of all galactago…NitrogenCosmetic, Curdling agent, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Food, Forage, Galactogogue, Green manure, Hypoglycaemic
266Goji; Wolfberry; Chinese Matrimony Vine; Box ThornSolanaceaeLycium barbarum (dg fo pf wp)2012-03-31 00:00:00240 each seeds in plant7Plant prefers full sun and fast-drying s…730Native to Northern China. Viney, likes s…sun or partial shadewell drainedpoor300 eachGoji berries are used fresh, juiced or (…Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin EAntibacterial, Anticholesterolemic, Antipyretic, Beverage, Cancer, Diuretic, Food, Hedge, Hypoglycaemic, Ophthalmic, Purgative, Skin, Soil stabilization, Tonic, Vasodilator
33Goldenberry, Peruvian; Giant Groundcherry; TopotopoSolanaceaePhysalis peruviana (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-01 00:00:00240 each seeds in plantSow in spring in pots and transplant. In…Plant prospers in rich soils, but actual…sun or partial shadewell drainedpoor100 eachShort-lived perennial. Native to the And…Niacin, Phosphorous, Protein, Vitamin A, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin B12 (cyanocobalamin), Vitamin CDiuretic, Food, Vermifuge
37Horehound, WhiteLamiaceaeMarrubium vulgare (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-30 00:00:00208 each seeds in plantScarify seeds and sow in early spring, d…Plant prefers full sun and dryish, nutri…full sunwell drained50 eachHerbaceous perennial native to the Ameri…Expectorant, Seasoning
366Gumi, Coumi, Silverberry, OleasterElaeagnaceaeElaeagnus multiflora (dg fo pf wp)2015-01-09 00:00:0050 each cuttings in greenhouse soilplantSeed: sown as soon as it is ripe in a co…full sunwell drainedpoorFruit: edible raw or cooked. Juicy and p…Antioxidants, Nitrogen, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin EAntitussive, Astringent, Beverage, Cancer, Food, Hedge, Rootstock
209Radicchio, Hybrid, tall trevisioBrassicaceaeRaphanus sativus (dg fo pf wp)90 eachFood
205Leek, VarnaAlliaceaeAllium porrum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-06 00:00:00140 each seeds in plant702600 eachCertified Organic

The ultimate summer l…
210Spinach, Red OrachChenopodiaceaeSpinacia oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2013-05-16 00:00:00discard120 eachIron, Vitamin AFood
216SquashCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)20 eachPotassiumFood
213Squash, Summer, straight neckCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)46full sun2450 eachOrganic. Smooth bright yellow summer squ…Food
201Lettuce, Looseleaf Red SailsAsteraceaeLactuca sativa (dg fo pf wp)2012-03-30 00:00:00400 each seeds in plant4Sow outdoors April-July or start indoors…66full sunmoist0 eachThe eaasiest to grow! Pick individual le…Food
202Lettuce, Winter densityAsteraceaeLactuca sativa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-13 00:00:00400 each in 50% germ4Seeding: directly seed 2cm apart in shor…65Lettuce grows best in cool weather, duri…280 eachFood
47LicoriceFabaceaeGlycyrrhiza glabra (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-01 00:00:0043 each seeds in plantScarify the seed and sow in spring or in…Plant prefers full sun and dry, alkaline…full sunwell drained0 eachHerbaceous perennial native to the Medit…NitrogenSweetening
49Maca, Red; Maca RojoBrassicaceaeLepidium peruvianum (dg fo pf wp)6Sow the seed on the surface of the seed …The plant is very tolerant of high inten…full sunwell drainedgarden100 eachBiennial, radish-like, rosette forming p…Calcium, Carbohydrate, Iodine, Iron, ProteinAdaptogen, Aphrodisiac, Cancer, Food, Infertility, Nutritive, Tonic
217Tomatillo, Toma VerdeSolanaceaeLycopersicon esculentum (dg fo pf wp)0 eachFood
218Tomato, AlicanteSolanaceaeLycopersicon esculentum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-03 00:00:00165 each seeds in plant6full sun0 eachFood
219Tomato, BeefsteakSolanaceaeLycopersicon esculentum (dg fo pf wp)2013-03-27 00:00:0075 each seeds in plant690full sunmoist160 eachOrganic. Vigorous intermediate vines wit…Food
83Mache, Jade; Corn Salad; Good King Henry; JadeValerianaceaeValerianella locusta (dg fo pf wp)2012-03-28 00:00:00120 each seeds in plantSow in fall, midwinter, or spring—in s…50180 eachAnnual or overwintering annual, native t…Demulcent, Food
52MeadowsweetRosaceaeSpirea ulmaria (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-30 00:00:0080 each seeds in plantThe seeds are slow to germinate and shou…Plant prefers rich, moisture retentive l…sun or partial shademoist200 eachHardiness: All temperate Zones Herbaceo…Analgesic, Antiinflammatory, Fragrance, Ornamental
312Tomato, Cherry, Black CrimSolanaceaeLycopersicon lycopersicum (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-26 00:00:0059 each seeds in plant6Start seeds indoors eight weeks before l…90full sunrichFood
53Mint, MayanVerbenaceaeLippia dulcis (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-19 00:00:0096 each seeds in plantSow seed in flats in the early spring an…Protect from frost. We find that the pla…sun or partial shadewell drainedrich50 eachPerennial creeping plant with very showy…Ornamental, Sweetening
55Mugwort, Western; White SagebrushAsteraceaeArtemisia ludoviciana (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-27 00:00:00300 each seeds in plant7Sow in spring. Press hard into surface a…Plant prefers full sun to part shade and…sun or partial shadewell drainedPatch-forming herbaceous perennial nativ…Astringent, Seasoning
254Nasturtiums, Seven Colour BlendTropaeolaceaeTropaeolum majus (dg fo pf wp)14Seed - sow spring in a pot emmersed to h…Pond; Bog Garden;full sunseasonal flooding102 eachFood, Ornamental
93Onion, Ailsa CraigAlliaceaeAllium cepa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-04 00:00:00120 each seeds in plant5Start indoors in February to mid-March, …95Ideal pH: 5.5-6.5 (6.0-6.8 for scallions…full sunmoistsandy5 gramsHuge, straw-yellow globes up to 20cm (8"…Food, Seasoning
233Peas, Snow PeasFabaceaePisum sativum (dg fo pf wp)8800 eachNitrogen fixers.

It also may come beca…
Nitrogen, ProteinFood
56PennyroyalLamiaceaeMentha pulegium (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-07 00:00:00520 each seeds in plantDIVISION: Preferred propagation, as ment…Plant prefers moist garden soil, areas t…sun or partial shadeseasonal floodingpoor100 eachHerbaceous or in warmer zones evergreen …Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Carminative, Detergent, Diaphoretic, Emmenagogue, Fragrance, Insect Repellant, Insectiary, Sedative, Stimulant, Strewing, Uterine tonic
94Onion, RedwingAlliaceaeAllium cepa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-03 00:00:00200 each seeds in plant5Start indoors in February to mid-March, …110Ideal pH: 5.5-6.5 (6.0-6.8 for scallions…full sunwell drainedrich150 eachThe ultimate in a red-skinned storage on…Food, Seasoning
57Pepper, African Bird; Pilipili Hoho; Pilipili Kichaa; African Bird Peppers; Birdseye Pepper; Pequin; Piquin; PenguinSolanaceaeCapsicum frutescens (dg fo pf wp)8Start indoors 40 to 50 days prior to the…170Peppers prefer a scanty, even water supp…full sunwell drained180,000 Scoville Heat Units. Perennial b…Carminative, Ornamental, Seasoning, Stimulant
58Pepper, Criolla SellaSolanaceaeCapsicum baccatum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-05 00:00:0054 each seeds in plant8Easy to germ in cool soils.Criolla Sella is highly adaptable to nor…50 eachThe plants are short and sturdy, studded…Food, Seasoning
59Pepper, JalapeñoSolanaceaeCapsicum annuum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-01 00:00:00190 each seeds in plant80 eachJalapenos are easy to grow and the load …Food, Seasoning
101Pepper, Sweet AppleSolanaceaeCapsicum annuum (dg fo pf wp)2012-03-30 00:00:00400 each seeds in plant8full sun25 eachThese chunky peppers are sweet and deli…Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin C, Vitamin KFood
261Pepper, Xiao-mi-la; Chinese Chile PepperSolanaceaeCapsicum frutescens (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-05 00:00:0028 each seeds in plant8Start peppers indoors about 6 weeks befo…120full sunwell drainedrich50 eachScoville ~90,000

Open-pollinated cultiv…
Food, Seasoning
220Tomato, Oregon SpringSolanaceaeLycopersicon esculentum (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-04 00:00:0092 each seeds in plant6full sun0 eachFood
98PotatoSolanaceaeSolanum tuberosum (dg fo pf wp)Potatoes are tolerant of cool soils and …Ideal pH: 5.5-6.5. Well-drained, loamy s…full sunwell drainedrich500 gramsWest Coast Seeds mixed assortment. Perfe…CarbohydrateFood
222Tomato, PasteSolanaceaeLycopersicon esculentum (dg fo pf wp)2013-03-27 00:00:00138 each seeds in plant6full sun0 each(Seedy Saturday 2010)Food
82Pumpkin, Styrian Hull-lessCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)2013-06-01 00:00:0018 each starts in outdoor soiltransplantPrepare the hill or the bed with plenty …90full sunrich30 eachThis is a unique pumpkin cultivar develo…PotassiumAnthelmintic, Food, Forage, Immunostimulant, Oil, Veterinary
244Quinoa, Brightest BrilliantChenopodiaceaeChenopodium quinoa (dg fo pf wp)3Seed - sow April in situ. The seed can e… Cultivated Beds;full sunmoist0 eachProteinFood
245Quinoa, Multi-huedChenopodiaceaeChenopodium quinoa (dg fo pf wp)2012-04-15 00:00:0050% germ3Seed - sow April in situ. The seed can e…Cultivated Beds;full sunmoist700 eachProteinFood
207Raddish, AltaglobeBrassicaceaeRaphanus sativus (dg fo pf wp)528Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shademoistloam110 eachThe large, deep cherry-red, smooth and p…Food
208Raddish, Cherry BelleBrassicaceaeRaphanus sativus (dg fo pf wp)4Seed - sow outdoors in situ in successio…Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shademoist125 gramsCertified OrganicFood
66Schisandra; Wu-wei-ziSchisandraceaeSchisandra chinensis (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-28 00:00:0032 each seeds in plantExtra care. Soak berries overnight and r…Likes a shady situation. Cold hardy.full shadePerennial woody vine. Native to Manchuri…Food, Fragrance, Sedative
67Sea BuckthornElaeagnaceaeHippophae rhamnoides (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-30 00:00:0032 each seeds in plant14Scarify seeds and sow in warm, sandy soi…20 eachDioecious, spiny shrub to small tree. Na…NitrogenFood, Immunostimulant
265Rye, FallPoaceaeSecale cereale (dg fo pf wp)Seed: sow March or October in situ and o…full sunwell drainedpoor25000 gramsEdible seed: cooked. A common cereal, it…Carbohydrate, Phosphorous, Potassium, ProteinBeverage, Cancer, Fibre, Fuel, Green manure, Laxative, Oil, Poultice, Soil stabilization, Sweetening
96Spinach, Bloomsdale SavoyChenopodiaceaeSpinacia oleracea (dg fo pf wp)2014-03-15 00:00:00100 each seeds in 8cc blocks (3/4")plant12Spinach does best in cool weather. Direc…50The trick to growing spinach is to grow …sun or partial shadewell drainedrich25 gramsThis HEIRLOOM great tasting spinach has …Iron, Vitamin AFood
211Squash, AcornCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)14Seed - sow early to mid spring in a gree…Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shadewell drainedloam80 eachComing from the 2010 harvest.PotassiumAnthelmintic, Food, Veterinary
12Squash, Red Kuri; Japanese Red Kuri Squash; Hokkaido Squash; Baby Red Hubbard; Uchiki KuriCucurbitaceaeCucurbita maxima (dg fo pf wp)Standard vegetable culture. Prepare a ri…15 eachNative to Mesoamarica and grown worldwid…PotassiumFood, Veterinary
92Squash, Early ButternutCucurbitaceaeCucurbita moschata (dg fo pf wp)7Direct sow or transplant in late May or …110Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. These big plants need…full sun5 gramsReplaces Zenith. AAS winner. Medium-size…Carbohydrate, Potassium, Vitamin AFood
212Squash, SpaghettiCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)14Seed - sow early to mid spring in a gree…Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shademoist16 eachFrom harvest 2010PotassiumAnthelmintic, Food, Veterinary
88Squash, Pattypans, SunburstCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)7Direct sow or transplant in late May or …60Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. These big plants need…full sunrich2 gramsVivid deep yellow pattypans look like je…PotassiumFood
215Squash, Winter, small striped delicataCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)14Seed - sow early to mid spring in a gree…Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shademoist135 eachPotassiumFood
68Stevia; Yerba Dulce; Sweet HerbAsteraceaeStevia rebaudiana (dg fo pf wp)2016-02-14 00:00:00100 each seeds in 55cc blocks (1.5")plant7Heat-dependent germinator does best if s…Plants thrive in rich garden soil, and a…sun or partial shademoistrich25 eachTender herbaceous perennial in the tempe…Sweetening
69Sumac, Smooth; Sumach TreeAnacardiaceaeRhus glabra (dg fo pf wp)Scarify and sow in spring.Plant prefers part shade to full sun and…sun or partial shadeSmall deciduous tree to 15 feet, with a …Alterative, Antiseptic, Appetizer, Astringent, Beverage, Diuretic, Dye, Emetic, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Galactogogue, Haemostatic, Hedge, Mordant, Oil, Ophthalmic, Pioneer, Refrigerant, Rubefacient, Salve, Shelterbelt, Soil stabilization, Tannin, TB, Tonic, Wood
71Sunflower, Fat MamaAsteraceaeHelianthus annuus (dg fo pf wp)Direct seed in the garden after the soil…full sunmoist50 eachTall, single-flowered sunflowers with fa…Fat, ProteinPhosphorousFood, Forage, Insectiary, Ornamental
70Sunflower, Hopi Black Dye; Black Oil SunflowerAsteraceaeHelianthus annuus (dg fo pf wp)Horizon Herbs recommends direct-seeding …90full sun30 each90-100 days to maturity. Generally singl…Fat, ProteinPhosphorousDye, Food, Forage, Insectiary, Oil, Ornamental
246Sunflowers, unknown varietyAsteraceaeHelianthus annuus (dg fo pf wp)Start seeds indoors mid-March or outdoor…Cultivated Beds;sun or partial shademoist0 eachFat, Phosphorous, ProteinFood, Insectiary, Oil, Ornamental
221Tomato, Cherry, SweetieSolanaceaeLycopersicon esculentum (dg fo pf wp)2013-03-27 00:00:00161 each seeds in plant675Soil temperature must be at least 21°C.full sun0 each(West Coast Seeds) A flavourful early re…Food
97Turnip, Purple Top White GlobeBrassicaceaeBrassica rapa (dg fo pf wp)3Direct sow in March and April and again …55Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. Humus-rich, deeply cu…full sunmoistrich10 gramsCERTIFIED ORGANIC! Roots are smooth and …CarbohydrateFood, Forage, Sacrificial
73Tree Tomato; Red Fruited Tree Tomato; Tamarillo; Tomate de ArbolSolanaceaeCyphomandra betacea (dg fo pf wp)28Sow seeds anytime in pots or flats and k…Happiest above 15C, good indoors.sun or partial shadewell drainedloam10 eachSubtropical evergreen shrub to small tre…Iron, Vitamin A, Vitamin B6 (pyridoxine), Vitamin C, Vitamin EFood
75ValerianValerianaceaeValeriana officinalis (dg fo pf wp)10Seed is short-lived and should be sown w…730Valerian prefers full sun to part shade …sun or partial shademoistclay0 eachHerbaceous perennial. Native to Europe a…PhosphorousAntispasmodic, Beverage, Carminative, Compost, Diuretic, Essential, Flavouring, Fragrance, Hypnotic, Insectiary, Nervine, Sedative, Stimulant
76Vervain, BlueVerbenaceaeVerbena hastata (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-27 00:00:00other14Sow in the early spring or give 2 weeks …Plants prefer full sun to part shade and…sun or partial shademoist200 eachUpright, creeping, self-seeding herbaceo…Antidepressant, Antiperiodic, Beverage, Diaphoretic, Emetic, Expectorant, Food, Ornamental, Tonic, Vermifuge, Vulnerary
85Watermelon, Moon and StarsCucurbitaceaeCitrullus lanatus (dg fo pf wp)7Sow indoors 3 weeks before last frost da…65full sunwell drainedrich20 eachAnnual vine bearing large oblong fruits …Food
258Wild HollyhockMalvaceaeAlcea rosea (dg fo pf wp)14Seed: sow April/May or August/September …sun or partial shademoistclay0 eachThe flowers are demulcent, diuretic and …Antiinflammatory, Astringent, Beverage, Compost, Demulcent, Diuretic, Dye, Emollient, Febrifuge, Fibre, Litmus, Oil, Ornamental
356Yam, Cinnamon or Chinese, Shan Yao, Huai ShanDioscorea batatas (dg fo pf wp)1095Woodland garden sunny edges, cultivated …sun or partial shadewell drainedclayCarbohydrate, Vitamin B1 (thiamine), Vitamin CAnthelmintic, Antidote, Contraceptive, Digestive, Food
81Woodruff, Sweet; WoodderowffeRubiaceaeGalium odoratum (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-27 00:00:00otherSeed: best sown in situ as soon as it is…full shademoist30 eachPerennial creeping ground cover. Excelle…Antispasmodic, Beverage, Cardiac, Diaphoretic, Diuretic, Dye, Fragrance, Homeopathy, Insect Repellant, Seasoning, Sedative, Strewing
282WormwoodAsteraceaeArtemisia absinthium (dg fo pf wp)2013-04-26 00:00:00100 each seeds in plant180Seed: surface sow from late winter to ea…sun or partial shadewell drainedpoor0 eachInhibits growth of fennel, sage, caraway…Anthelmintic, Antiinflammatory, Antiseptic, Antispasmodic, Antitumor, Carminative, Cholagogue, Emmenagogue, Febrifuge, Flavouring, Fragrance, Homeopathy, Hypnotic, Insect Repellant, Stimulant, Stomachic, Strewing, Tonic, Vermifuge, Veterinary
87Zucchini, Black BeautyCucurbitaceaeCucurbita pepo (dg fo pf wp)7Direct sow or transplant in late May or …60Ideal pH: 6.0-6.8. These big, fast-growi…full sunmoistrich5 gramsHEIRLOOM! The standard summer squash, in…Food

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