KCCG Seeds
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We currently have two methods of ordering seeds online. If you would like to have seeds delivered via USPS, you can use our online store, www.beanstalkseeds.com. If you would like to order seed to be picked up at our Swope Park location, click the “Seed Order Form” button below. Please note some varieties are out of stock.

KCCG offers seed varieties chosen to thrive and produce in the Kansas City climate, with maximum disease resistance – and all at affordable prices! All seeds listed below will be available at our Swope Park office beginning March 2nd, 2020.

If you sign up for a KCCG membership, you receive 10 free KCCG packs (Beanstalk Specialty Seeds not included).
Member prices for additional packs are:

Green Card Pricing

$0.20 per additional pack

Yellow Card Pricing

$1.00 per additional pack

Blue Card Pricing

$1.50 per additional pack

Beanstalk Specialty Seeds

We are also pleased to offer Beanstalk Specialty Seeds – fun and unusual varieties that are featured in our Beanstalk Children’s Garden, and perfect for introducing children to the fun and adventure of growing their own food at home! Beanstalk Specialty Seeds are designated with the following logo:

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A portion of the cost of each seed pack benefits KCCG’s programming.

Member prices for Beanstalk Specialty Seeds are:

Green Card Pricing

$1.00 per pack

Yellow Card Pricing

$1.50 per pack

Blue Card Pricing

$2.00 per pack

Online Seed Store

If you'd like your seeds delivered, all of KCCG’s seed varieties can be purchased online at non-member pricing beginning March 2nd, 2020.

Visit our seed store:

Check out our varieties of 2020 KCCG and Beanstalk Specialty Seeds below:

VEGETABLE & FRUIT SEEDS

Beans, Bush
Blue-Lake-Bush-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

55 days. Vigorous, branching plants produce heavy yields under adverse conditions. Pods are slow to form seeds or fiber. A classic canning and freezing bean.

Cherokee-Yellow-Wax

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

51 days. Pale yellow pods on vigorous, hardy, 16-18” bushes.

Dragon-Tongue

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

60-100 days - An old, dual purpose French variety snap bean (Dragon Langerie), with gorgeous yellow pods streaked with purple. Pods turn all yellow after cooking. Delicious as shell bean, too.

Kentucky-Wonder-Bush

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

56 days. Bears a week earlier than pole variety. Long-bearing plants with stringless pods.

Provider-Bush-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

50 days. The most popular early green bean. 5” long, medium green fleshy round pods. Adapted to diverse locations, soil, and climate conditions.

Royal-Burgundy-Bush-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

54 days. Vigorous, erect, 15-20” high bushes with high yields of 5” purple pods which turn green when cooked. Good for colder soils, resistant to bean beetle.

Beans, Lima
Henderson-Lima-Bush-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

66 days. An old favorite baby lima bean. Bears 3.5” pods till frost.

Jackson-Wonder-Lima-Bush-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

66 days. A good hot weather bean. 2’ tall bushes have high yields of broad pods. Shell out for fresh or dry for winter use.

Speckled-Lima-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

80 days. Large quarter-sized seeds. Light cream colored with bright red specks. Buttery flavored beans, delicious fresh and maintains flavor canned or frozen. Tremendous yield.

Beans, Pole
Asparagus-Yardlong

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

80 days. Plants grow to 10’ and produce an astonishing yield of slender, extremely tasty 2-3’ long pods.

Blue-Lake-Pole-Bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

55 days. Famous pole bean variety with excellent freezing and canning qualities. Tender, round, meaty pods on vigorous, heavy-yielding plants.

Kentucky-Wonder-Pole-Beans

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

56 days. Bears a week earlier than pole variety. Long-bearing plants with stringless pods.

Edamame-Tohya

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

78 days. Early with delicious, buttery flavor and tender-firm texture. Plump, pale green pods with average 3 seeds per pods. Compact plants average 2’ tall.

Red-Noodle

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

85 days - Beans grow 16-20” long and are as slender as a pencil. The burgundy color stands out on the plants. Young pods are sweet with an intense flavor. Older pods can be shelled for traditional southern peas. Plants produce heavily with up to 4 pods in a cluster.

Beets
Detroit-Dark-Red-Beets

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

45-70 days. 2.5-3” globe roots of blood-red color. For canning and fresh use.

Early-Wonder-Tall-Top-Beets

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

45 days. Earliest beets and greens. Large vigorous tops. Tall bright, glossy green, red-veined tops, slightly flattened red roots.

Beets-Red-Gold

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

40 - 70 days - This unique blend allows you to have dark red, bright red, golden and striped beets all from one planting.

Cantaloupe (Muskmelon)
Delicious-51

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

81 days. Early large fruits, 4-5 lbs. Good flavor, thick orange-salmon flesh. Fusarium wilt resistant.

Hales-Best-No-36

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

80 days. The fruit is highly flavored, beautiful and solidly netted, little if any suture and no ribs. Spicy salmon colored flesh. Fruit 2.5-3 lbs, uniform in size, slight oval shape.

Carrots
Carrot-Mokum

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

54 days - Early Nantes type hybrid. A short, very early carrot that has a great sweet flavor. It matures quickly making it ideal for early spring or fall gardens. Tops are shorter than other varieties.

Nantes-carrots

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

62-70 days. Small 10-12” tops with 6.5” x 1” bright red-orange blunt roots. Good fresh or frozen.

Carrot-Rainbow

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

60 days  - Mix of purple, yellow, white, red and orange carrots in a beautiful blend.

Royal-Chantenay

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

65 days. Cylindrical 6” roots for heavy or shallow soils. Tops are sturdy, 15-20.” Dependable heavy yields.

Collards
Georgia-Collards

Cool Season (Spring Only)
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15

70 days. Old standard, 36” spreading plants, large, cabbage-like blue-green, slightly crumpled leaves; heat and poor soil tolerant, slow to bolt.

Collard-Top-Bunch

Cool Season (Spring Only)
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15

50 days - Earliest to harvest. Tall productive plant produces medium green slightly blistered leaves. A Georgia-type hybrid with crinkled leaves.

Corn
Argent

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

85 days. 8.5 – 9” ears with 14-16 rows of fine white kernels, tender sweet creamy texture, with a superior package and husk protection. (hybrid).

Bodacious

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

75 days. An extremely high quality yellow corn. Very sweet and tender. Plants are 87” tall with 8” long ears. (hybrid)

Peaches-Cream

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

70 days. Matures early in the season, 8.5” long ears with petite, bi-colored kernels. (hybrid)

Robust-Popcorn

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

110 days. Early maturing gourmet yellow popcorn. 7’ tall plants with 1-2 ears per plant. (hybrid)

Cucumber
Cucumber-county-fair

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

52 days - An early cucumber with a high yield of 3-4” long fruit ideal for both pickles and eating fresh. Plants have mostly female flowers and fruits will be almost seed free if grown away from other cucumbers. No pollinator is needed. Resistant to bacterial wilt carried by cucumber beetles.

Cucumber-Diva

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

58 days - This cucumber has smooth thin skin and a tender bitter-free taste. Plants produce all female flowers and do not need another variety for pollination, perfect for growing under row cover to exclude insects. Foliage is resistant to mildew and scab along with some resistance to cucumber beetles.

marketmore-76

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

56 days. Long, slender, dark green slicing cucumbers on short, space-saving vines. Disease resistant.

national-pickling

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

57 days. Fruit slightly tapered, about 6-7” long. Medium dark green color.

Cucumber-Suyo-Long

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

61 days - Traditional variety from China has fruits up to 15” long that are sweet flavored and bitter free. Vines are widely adapted, grow well in hot weather and set fruit early.

Greens & Asian Greens
astro-arugula

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

38 days. Peppery flavored, cool-season, salad green. Early, heat tolerant, strap leaf variety. Mild flavor, best when picked young.

tatsoi

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

38 days. Peppery flavored, cool-season, salad green. Early, heat tolerant, strap leaf variety. Mild flavor, best when picked young.

Kale
Kale-Scarlett

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

55 days - Broad, frilly, purple leaves on 2’ to 3’ tall upright stalks. (open pollinated)

Vates-Blue-Curled-Kale

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

56 days. Standard blue/green curled. Plants are 14” tall.

Kohlrabi
Early-White-Vienna

Cool Season (Spring Only)
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15

50 days. Uniform plant with short top and few leaves. Stems mature quickly, harvest at 2” in diameter.

Lettuce
Buttercrunch

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

60 days. Boston type or loosehead. Larger and more heat tolerant than Bibb, slower to bolt, stands at least 2 weeks longer without bolting. Leaves are thick, crisp, and tender.

Lettuce-Canasta

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

50-60 days - A favorite of KCCG members, Canasta is a Batavian type semiheading lettuce that forms a crisp head with ruffled leaf edges. Leaves have a bronze edging. Sweet and crisp tasting, holds well into summer heat.

30th-Anniversary-Blend

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

30 – 60 days. This custom blend was specially chosen to celebrate KCCG's 30th Anniversary. It includes 11 great tasting premium lettuce varieties (Cimmaron, Red Salad Bowl, Salad Bowl, Oakleaf Royal, Red Sails, Buttercrunch, Tango, Ruby Red, Canasta, Four Seasons) with great diversity of color and texture.

Ruby-Red

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

40 days. A red leaf lettuce that has bright red, glossy and crumbled leaves.

Salad-Bowl

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

45 days. A green leaf lettuce that is sweet and crisp. Ruffled leaves; slow to bolt.

Mustard Greens
Curly-Leaf-Mustard

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

55 days. Bright green leaves are crumpled and heavily curled. Upright plants are slow to bolt. Strong mustard flavor.

Florida-Broadleaf

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

50 days. Early, fast-growing variety for processing, market, and home gardening. Large, upright plants 10” high, deep green, oval-shaped, smooth leaves.

Red-Giant-Mustard

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

45 days. Very attractive plant with reddish leaves. Can be harvested either as a 6” plant or allowed to grow to 17”. Has a mild, mustard flavor. Sow spring through fall. Slow bolting.

Tendergreen-Mustard

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

40 days. Large plants, quick growing. Leaves are oblong, thick, fairly smooth, and dark green. Mustard-spinach flavor.

Okra
Burgundy

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

55 days. Bears moderate amounts of red pods on tall plants. Pods turn green when cooked.

Clemson-Spineless

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

55 days. The most popular okra variety available. Plants are 4-6’ tall with straight, deep green, spineless pods.

Dwarf-Green-Longpod

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

50 days. Pods are bright green, ridged and tapered and tend to be more slender than the Clemson Spineless. Plant height is 3-4’ tall.

Okra-Jambalaya

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

This early producing, high yielding okra has delicious tender pods on compact plants. (hybrid)

Peas, Southern (Cowpea)
blackeye-peas

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

60-78 days. Vigorous, high yielding 24-40” tall plants with 7-9” pods. 10-12 seeds per pod. Wilt resistant, excellent as a shell bean, or as a dry bean.

brown-crowder

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

60 days. Extra large, straw colored, red-tinged 7-9” long pods. Very productive busy plants. Easy to pick and shell.

purple-hull

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

50-78 days. Strong, vigorous vines. Excellent for cooking green or freezing. White pea with small purple eye. Two crops in a season in this region.

Peas, Green
Green-Arrow

Cool Season
Planting Dates: March 15- April 15

60-78 days. Vigorous, high yielding 24-40” tall plants with 7-9” pods. 10-12 seeds per pod. Wilt resistant, excellent as a shell bean, or as a dry bean.

Oregon-Giant

Cool Season
Planting Dates: March 15- April 15

69 days. High yields of sweet, extra-large, flat pods. Tolerant to powdery mildew, common wilt and enation mosaic.

Super-Sugar-Snap

Cool Season (Spring Only)
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15

64 days. Plump 2-3” long, round, slightly curved, fleshy green pods. Tall vines need support. Resistant to powdery mildew; tolerant to pea leaf roll virus.

Sugar-Ann-Snap-Pea

Cool Season (Spring Only)
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15

60 days -  2—2 1/2’ vines. This dwarf version of sugar snap peas has sweet, edible pods that have a juicy crunchy snap when eaten. Snap peas require cool weather and a trellis for a good harvest. Can be planted in late July for a fall harvest.

Peppers
Pepper-Gypsy

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31st

50 days - Very early and prolific pepper. Fruits are wedge-shaped, 2-3 lobes, 3-4 inches long, greenish yellow turning to orange red. Compact plants. (hybrid)

Pumpkins
Connecticut-Field

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

110 days. Standard general purpose or large Halloween pumpkin. Hard, smooth, somewhat ribbed, deep orange pumpkin, weighing 15-25 lbs.

Pumpkin-Kakai

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

100 days - Eye-catching, medium-small, avg. 5-8 lb., black-striped pumpkins. After displaying the pumpkins next fall, you can scoop out the large, dark green, completely hull-less seeds, which are absolutely delicious roasted. Semi-bush, short-vine plants. Avg. yield 2-3 fruits per plant

Small-Sugar

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

100 days. Averaging about 6-7 lbs. each, this is one of the standard smaller pumpkins. Good yields of deep orange pumpkins with high quality flesh.

Radish
Cherry-Belle

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

20-30 days. Round, bright cherry red with white flesh. Root is about 1” in diameter, tops about 3” at harvest time. Keeps well.

Radish-Easter-Egg

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

30 days - This seed packet will produce beautiful radishes in a variety of colors (red, white, pink, purple) that are fun for kids to pick and eat. The roots grow larger than standard varieties and stay crisp and mild even when large.

White-Icicle

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

30 days. A uniform short top strain which forms 6” long roots very quickly. Flesh is white, crisp, and mild.

Spinach
Emperor

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

37 days - Dark green, semisavoy (crinkled leaf) for spring and fall. Upright, dark green leaves with long stems are great for bunching.

Nobel-Giant

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

30 days - Heirloom variety with large leaves that are glossy dark green and heavily savoyed. Sweet and tender with rich flavor. Slow to bolt.

Malabar-Spinach

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

85 days - Vigorous climbing vines grow through summer into fall. Glossy, thick, savoyed leaves resemble spinach. Mild swiss chard taste. Use leaves and young stems sparingly in salads or stir fries.

Woodpecker

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

28 days - Medium dark green upright plants with smooth leaves. High resistance to downy mildew. Slow to bolt.

Squash, Summer
Black Beauty Zucchini

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

44 days - Bush type. Long, straight, slender fruit with slight ridges, black-green color. Flesh greenish white, with firm, fine delicate flavor. Pick when still tender, 6-8”.

yellow-crookneck

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

58 days - Bears later than straightneck squash but yields consistently for the rest of the season. Bright yellow fruits are best picked when skin is still smooth and 4-6” long.

yellow-straightneck

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

58 days - Bears later than straightneck squash but yields consistently for the rest of the season. Bright yellow fruits are best picked when skin is still smooth and 4-6” long.

Squash, Winter
buttercup

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

100 days. Turban shaped squash measuring 4.5” diameter and weighing 4-5 lbs. Rind is dark green. Thick orange flesh. Excellent flavor and keeps well.

spaghetti-squash

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

88 days. An early-maturing type with ivory-colored skin turning pale yellow at maturity. Fork out the baked or boiled spaghetti-like flesh as a substitute for pasta.

Table-Queen-Acorn

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

85 days. Acorn shaped, ribbed, thin-shelled, dark green fruits. 5.5” length, 4.5” diameter. Flesh is light yellow, bakes dry and sweet.

Walthum-Butternut

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

105 days. Uniform fruits averaging 9” long and weighing 4-5 lbs. Flowers later than other winter squashes, but fruits develop quickly and keep well long into the winter. Less attractive to squash bugs than some other winter squash.

Swiss Chard
Swiss-Chard-Bright-LIghts

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

28 days for baby chard, 55 days for larger leaves -  Vibrant, rainbow colored stalks are an eye-catching addition to your garden. Plants thrive throughout spring, summer and into fall providing a steady supply of greens. Swiss chard can be eaten raw but generally is steamed or sautéed. Routine cutting of larger leaves will stimulate continuous production through frost.

Fordhook-Giant

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

60 days. A tall, vigorous strain with broad dark leaves. Stems are thick and white. Tolerates hot weather well.

Ruby

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

60 days. Similar to Fordhook but with ruby red stalks and veins.

Tomatoes / Tomatillos / Ground Cherries
Ground-Cherry-Aunt-Molly

Warm Season
Summer Planting: May 1- May 31st

70 days - Small tomato-type fruit covered with a papery husk. Pick when the fruits fall to the ground. The flavor is intensely sweet with pineapple tones. Great in pies, sauces, and wonderful fresh.

Tomatillos-Toma-Verde

Warm Season
Summer Planting: May 1- May 31st

60 days - Early green tomatillo. Early maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Used in salsa or Mexican cooking.

Tomato-Sun-Gold-Cherry

Warm Season
Summer Planting: May 1- May 31st

57 days - Tangerine orange, sweet, intense fruity flavored tomatoes on high-yielding plants. (indeterminate) (hybrid) Start seeds indoors 6-8 weeks before the last frost. Provide bright light to prevent leggy plants. Transplant outdoors around May 10-15.

Turnip
Purple-Top

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

60 days. Produces round, purple topped 4” roots and abundant greens for early summer harvest.

Seven-Top

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

45-50 days. Used only for greens as roots are tough and woody.

Watermelon
black-diamond

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

80 days. Early and productive with sweet red flesh. Large fruits average 30 lbs.

crimson-sweet

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

96 days. Short, oval, light-green fruit with dark stripes, averaging 15-25 lbs. Tolerant to fusarium and anthracnose, dark red flesh, with high sugar content in a dry year. Small seeds.

Sugar-Baby

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

76 days. Round fruits 6-8” in diameter averaging 8-10 lbs. Ripe melons have very dark green rinds (except for a yellow belly) and sweet red flesh with small seeds.

Watermelon-Yellow-Doll

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

75-80 days - Brightly colored yellow flesh is sweet, crisp and juicy. Melons are about 3-5 lbs, which makes them easier to store in the refrigerator. Plants produce heavily.

FLOWER SEEDS

Cosmos

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Old fashioned favorite, sensation mix with large single flowers, 3-4” across in shades of lavender, pink, magenta, and white. Large plants (48-54” tall) are easy to grow. Good for cut flowers.

cypress-vine

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

 Vining flower. Soft lacey leaves frame star-like flowers in red, pink and white. Blooms midsummer to frost. The flowers are a favorite of hummingbirds. Requires a structure to climb on.

Glorioso-Daisy

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Upright annual with large 3-5” single blooms of rich golden yellow or mahogany red. Requires full sun. Heat and drought resistant. Plant height 2-3’. Blooms from June to September.

Shasta-Daisy

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Hardy perennial. White flowers with golden centers on single erect stems. Prefers full sun to partial shade in fertile soil. Plant height 2-3’. Blooms in June and July.

Dames-Rocket

Warm & Cool Season
Plant on April 1st- Sept 1st

Hardy biennial. Lilac-purple flowers are concentrated at the end of 2-3’ tall stalks. Sweet fragrances. Plant in well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Blooms in April and May.

four-o-clocks

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

"Marvel of Peru" - Grows 15-24” tall and produces 1” white, red or yellow flowers that open in late afternoon.

hyacinth-bean

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

This vigorous growing tropical vine has purple flowers, beans and leaves. The flowers are the best tasting part of this plant, as they have a nice crunchy, beany flavor but the pods are not especially good tasting and the dry seeds are toxic. Vines grow very long so support is needed. Flowering begins in late July or early August going until frost. This is the signature plant of The Beanstalk Children’s Garden.

marigold-crackerjack

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

A tall African type, better suited for cut flowers, growing about 30” tall. Large flowers are yellow, orange, and gold.

marigold-safari

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Beautiful blend of yellow, orange and scarlett colors. Sturdy, semi-dwarf plant (6” to 16”) with large double-bloom flowers 1” to 2” across. Start indoors 6-8 weeks before last frost, around March 20-30.

marigold-sparky

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Dwarf French variety, good for border plantings. Mixed colors.

moonflower

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

5” blooms open in the evening with a sweet fragrance. Vines grow 10- 20’ long.

morning-glory-clarks

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Vines over 12’ long. Blooms late summer - frost. An improved blue morning glory with large luminous flowers. Vines climb up walls, fences and trellises. To aid germination either nick seed coat or soak for 36-48 hours before planting.

nasturtium

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

A colorful, edible flower. Tolerant of poor soils and heat or cold. Big seeds are ideal for kids’ gardens. Flower heads 2.5” across.

nasturtium-whirlybird

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Plants with semi-double flowers. Large bright flowers are yellow, orange and red. Whirlybird tolerates more heat than standard varieties. Flowers and leaves are edible with a pleasant peppery flavor.

sunflower-autumn

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

This variety is a warm blend of yellow, orange, bronze and red sunflowers that are 4-6” across. Excellent for cut flowers and bouquets. Multi-branched plants are 5-6’ tall.

giant-sunflower

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Large single 8-12” blooms are produced on 7’ plants. Large edible seeds.

sunflower-grey-stripe

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Produces huge heads up to 20” across that are filled with large, thin-shelled, very plump seeds that are high in protein. Plants are 8 to 12’ tall. Use seeds for snacks, bird food or chicken feed.

zinnia

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

Early maturing, mildew-tolerant, 24” plants produce 4-5” multicolored flowers that are good for cutting.

zinnia-benary

Warm Season
Plant on May 1st-31st

75-90 days from transplanting. Benary zinnias have large vibrant blooms that are fully double. Plants are up to 4’ tall with 4-6” stems. The flowers hold longer in the vase than standard zinnias. They are less susceptible to powdery mildew than most other zinnias. Keep flowers picked to stimulate blooming.

GOURD SEEDS

Gourd-Baby-Bottle

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

100 days Vining - A miniature version of the larger gourd, these fruits are 3-4” long. They dry to a hard shell that can be painted or carved, great for crafts.

Birdhouse

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

80 days. Early and productive with sweet red flesh. Large fruits average 30 lbs.

Gourd-Luffa

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

90 days - This is the plant that makes luffa sponges. Fruits can be eaten when they are 2-6” long and are called “Chinese okra”. Or, grow to full size, dry the gourds, shake out the seeds and soak to clean for great bath sponges.

Small-Mixed

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

100 days - Produces a good yield of small size gourds of various shapes and colors. Excellent for making crafts, birdhouses, dippers, etc.

HERB SEEDS

basil

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

An Italian large leaf sweet basil perfect for pesto. High yielding plant with up to 4” long dark green leaves.

basil-lemon

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

60 days - Very bright green 2.5” long leaves with white blooms. Both attractive and intensely flavorful. 20 to 24” height. (annual)

borage

Cool Season
Spring Planting: March 15- April 15
Fall Planting: July 20- August 10

44-55 Days - Large plant bears hundreds of small edible flowers in blue with some pink. Mild cucumber flavor for salads and garnishes. 18” height. (annual)

cilantro

Cool Season
Spring Planting - March 15- April 15
Fall Planting - July 20- August 10

Aromatic, distinctively flavored annual herb. Prefers direct-seeding in a sunny location. Requires 7-10 days to germinate in cool soil. Slow to bolt, produces abundant cilantro foliage in a 14” plant. Allow seed pods to dry for use as coriander.

flat-leaf-parsley

Cool Season
Spring Planting - March 15- April 15

‘Giant of Italy’ - Preferred culinary variety. Huge dark-green leaves with great flavor and strong upright stems.

dill

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

Direct-seed in sunny location and expect about 60% germination. Plant reaches about 3’.

dill-bouqet

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

40-55 days to leaf, 80-100 days to seed Good seed and leaf yields. 38” to 42” height. More compact than regular dill.

french-sorrel

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

60 days This perennial salad herb is a favorite of children. They have a sharp, sour lemony flavor making them delicious to eat right out of the garden. Young leaves are best. Can be eaten in salads or cooked gently for soups.

purslane

Warm Season
Planting Dates: May 1- May 31

50 days - A cultivated variety of purslane that grows wild in gardens. It has crisp and mild succulent leaves that grow larger than its wild relative. Purslane has the highest levels of Omega 3 fatty acids of any other plant. Use it as a salad green or sauté lightly. Heat tolerant.

FUN & UNIQUE SEEDS

cotton

165-180 Days  - This is the same cotton used to make your t-shirts and jeans. Some varieties have naturally colored fibers instead of white. Grow some of your own cotton and amaze your friends. Pull fiber off seeds and plant indoors in a 4” pot by April 1st. Transplant outdoors around May 12-15. Bolls ripen and burst open in late fall. Plants grow 5-6’ tall and may need staking

peanuts-tennessee-red

110 days An earlymaturing peanut that is a good choice for shorter growing seasons. Mature peanuts are delicious freshly dug. Roast them for a delicious snack this winter. Peanuts are mature around Sept. 15 in our climate.

sensitive-plant

An ornamental plant that is a favorite with kids. Touch the leaves and watch them go to sleep. Leaves are very sensitive to any touch. Watering, wind and rain will also make them droop. In mid-summer there are soft pink flower puffs. Reseeds and volunteers freely for the next year. Start indoors if desired.

sorghum

102 days 8’ tall. Sweet sorghum is grown to make sorghum syrup. Seeds can be popped like popcorn. In the fall cut canes and suck out the sweet sap.

mouse-melon

Annual vine that reaches 8-10’ long. Also called Mexican gherkins, mouse melons look like tiny watermelons but taste like miniature cucumbers. Fruits are ripe when 3/4” long. Just pop one in your mouth and enjoy a crispy crunch. Can be eaten raw or used to make pickles.