What’s in the Seedling Share?
Over the course of the season, you’ll be able to choose from a wide variety of seedlings. Seedling Share members will receive a complete list to order from each month, with the available varieties of each plant.
We’ll mark our top picks in each category, to make it easier for you to choose varieties. We’re offering a mix of heirloom and hybrid plants, all chosen for their flavour and productivity. They’re varieties that we’ve chosen to grow here, and you’ve even eaten some of them if you’ve received some of our produce in past years!
We’ll also have a curated selection of organic seeds, including: carrots, peas, beets, beans, radishes, parsnips, salad turnips, cilantro. These are crops that do best when direct-seeded into your garden soil.
A sneak peek at some of the varieties that will be available:
SLICING TOMATOES: Big Beef, Damsel (blight resistant), Mountain Magic (blight resistant), Brandywine (heirloom), Striped German (yellow heirloom), Cherokee Purple (heirloom)
CHERRY TOMATOES: Sungold (everyone’s favourite), Isis Candy (red), White cherry, Black cherry, Red pear, Yellow pear
PASTE TOMATOES: Granadero (paste), Amish paste
SWEET PEPPERS: red bell, orange bell, Lipstick (small, very sweet), Carmen (sweet, roasting)
HOT PEPPERS: Hungarian Hot Wax, Jalapeno, Shishito, Padron, Habanero, mild Habanero, Cayenne, Chili, Fresno, Anaheim, Scotch Bonnet, Guajillo, Biquinho
BRASSICAS / BROCCOLI FAMILY: broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage (green, red, savoy), sprouting broccoli, brussels sprouts, kalettes (cross between brussels sprouts and kale)
ALLIUMS / ONION FAMILY: onions (white, yellow, red, Spanish), shallots, leeks, scallions
CUCUMBERS: 3 varieties: a long slicer, a 6 – 8” slender slicer, a pickling type
MELONS: Hannah’s Choice (orange-fleshed cantaloupe), Emerald Gem (green-fleshed cantaloupe)
Watermelons (a small / medium-sized type)
SQUASH: Butternut*, Buttercup, Acorn, Vegetable Spaghetti, Sweet Dumpling (small, very delicious), Sweet Meat* (heirloom), Galeux D’Eysines* (heirloom, with “peanuts” on the skin), North Georgia Candy Roaster (heirloom) * = varieties that tend to store the best
PUMPKINS: Jack-o-lantern type pumpkin, Long Pie* (for very delicious pies and baking)
ZUCCHINI / SUMMER SQUASH: green zucchini, Yellow crookneck (heirloom; great flavor), Costata Romanesco (heirloom; great flavor); various pattypans
HERBS: basil (various types), parsley, oregano, dill, thyme, horseradish, sage, mint, pollinator / predator insect packs
GREENS: Swiss chard, lettuce, kale, spinach
MISCELLANEOUS: sweet potatoes, tomatillos, eggplant, beans, celery, celeriac
The seedlings in late April will do best with some simple protection from the elements. We’ll give you some tips on how to set that up.