2021 Vegetable & Herb Variety list

This list is in alphabetical order by type and variety.  Herbs are all grouped under “Herb”.  You can search the spreadsheet (at least from a desktop) by clicking on the spreadsheet, clicking Ctrl F, and entering your search term in the box at the lower left of your screen.

We do not grow any genetically modified vegetables and herbs.   Below the veggie/herb lists, you will find information on how we choose and grow our starter plant varieties.  We also feature this year’s seed potato selection.

Here are some definitions for the descriptions of the varieties:

  • days to harvest is normally from seed.  For transplants, reduce the days to harvest by 2-6 weeks, depending on what type of vegetable or herb it is.

In case you want to save seed,

  • F1 means hybrid:  seeds will not necessarily grow into plants like the parent
  • OP means open-pollinated, seeds will come true
  • Heirloom means the variety has been around more than 50 years.  Heirlooms are open-pollinated.

If the pictures don’t work, try scrolling down to the 2019 spreadsheet below or google the variety name.  Or just come to the farm to see the pictures on the signs and in the vegetable variety book.

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2020 Vegetable & Herb Variety list

2021  Seed Potatoes!

 

Nicola is a mid-season yellow potato developed in Germany.  It is said to have the lowest glycemic index of any potato, better for diabetics.  It holds its shape well in potato salads.  It resists scab, rhizoctonia, blackleg and drought.  It is Late Blight Resistant.  Developed in Germany.  Recommended by Amazing Flower Farm

 

Magic Molly is a rich purple, almost black potato with a distinctive earthy flavor and pleasantly waxy texture.  Harvest as yhoung fingerlings or wait for larger potatoes.  Vigorous plants, high yields, few diseases.  Slight inclination to scab, so plant in acidic soil.  Recommended to us by Roger Swain.

 

 

AmaRosa.  Red skin full of Vitamin C and minerals, creamy red flesh with excellent color retention.  A “fingerling” that produces monster tubers.  High yields, good keepers, scab resistant and some resistance to late blight. 

 

 

How to plant potatoes:

Potatoes tolerate cool soil and frost.  They like fertile, well-drained soil, and would really appreciate Chicken Gold! manure dug into the soil where you plant them.  Cut the potatoes into golf-ball-sized chunks with 1-2 eyes per piece, let the cut surface dry overnight (curing).  Then plant them 2-3” deep, 12” apart in rows about 3’ apart. 

We recommend covering them with floating row cover at planting, or for sure before the sprouts emerge in 2-3 weeks.  Floating row cover will exclude Colorado Potato Beetles, Cucumber beetles, and other potato-loving insects if you seal the edges with dirt soon enough.  Our 7’wide floating row cover will give the plants a couple feet of up-growing room.   We also sell stainless steel hoops to hold the floating row cover off the foliage if needed—in windy areas, sometimes the potato leaves poke holes in the row cover.  Floating row cover saves hours of picking off potato beetles and avoids pesticides.

When your potato sprouts are 6-8” tall, hill them.  Rake soil from each side of the row about 4” high along the base of the plants.  Repeat the process as needed until the plants are about 12” high.  Hilling protects the tubers from turning green.

 

Beautiful veggies

About Our Vegetable Starter Plants

Here’s how we choose what we start for you:

  • Flavor, Taste, and did we mention Deliciousness
  • Disease Resistance
  • Performance in our area (productivity, hardiness)
  • Some varieties we grow because they are just so good and also unique

Here’s how we start them:

We grow your veggie starter plants from seed in individual bio-degradable peat pots.  This year we are combining organic potting soil from Premier Pro-mix BX containing mycorrhizae, a biological fungus that colonizes plant roots to reduce susceptibility to stress and root rots.  We continue to fertilize with the organic fertilizers Sustane,  Nature’s Source and/or Neptune’s Harvest Fish Emulsion (smells like the oceanside docks but vegetable plants love it.)  We use living biological organisms to prevent disease and combat pests like aphids.  You do not need to disturb the roots or remove the peat pot when you plant—when the pots are damp, the roots will go right through it into the ground.  Your veggie starts take off and grow very quickly when planted this way.

Here’s what we charge:

You can buy exactly the amount you need for your garden.  Vegetable prices:  Veggie starter pots are $2.00 each, 3/$5.00.

More established starts in the bigger 4-1/2″ peat pots are $5.00 each.

Some longer-growing herbs are in plastic perennial or annual pots, and these are priced by pot color.  4-1/2″ green pots are $5.50, black pots are $6.50, and some very special plants in terra-cotta pots are $7.50.   Signs are also posted at the farm.

Thank you for buying Locally-grown Plants!

If you have any questions please contact us.