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Garden Information:

Average Last Frost: May 5th
Average First Frost: Oct 6th
Growing Season: 153 Days

Growing Zone: 7a

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Silver Drop Eucalyptus • Started 1/16/23 - Soil Blocks & 6 Packs

Best variety for bouquets.

Small, silvery green leaves on well-branched stems are ideal for fresh or dried bouquets. Also known as cider gum, gum, and euc. Tender perennial in Zones 9–11. Ht. 24–36"

Walla Walla Sweet Onion Seed • Started 2/8/23 - 4" Square

The famous, mild yellow variety from Walla Walla, WA.

Juicy, sweet, regional favorite. In the Northwest, which has normal low winter temperatures above -10°F (-23°C), seed is sown in late August, and a crop of very large, flattened, ultra-mild onions is harvested early the next summer. SPRING PLANTING: Walla Walla may be spring planted using seeds or plants in colder regions where winter survival is hit or miss. It is not as big or sweet as the wintered-over crop, but still milder and juicier than others from spring planting. Nice as a "green top" onion. Not for storage. Adaptation: 35–55° latitude.

Blush (F1) Onion Seed • Started 2/8/23 - 4" Square

Unique pink specialty onion.

Mostly jumbo-sized, blocky globe bulbs with thick skins and excellent storage potential. Blush is an easy to grow, long-day onion. It has brownish-pink skins, light purple rings, and very vigorous foliage. Adaptation: 38–55° latitude.

Silver Dollar Eucalyptus • Started 2/16/23 - 6 Packs

The aromatic silver blue foliage of this eucalyptus variety are rounded, resembling large coins. Perennial in USDA hardiness zones 8-1. Grows best in full sunlight areas. Provide moisture when top inch of soil is dry. Plant in sandy to loamy soil with good drainage

Black Eyed Susans (Rudbeckia hirta) • Started 2/8/23 - 4" Square

Arguably the most popular wildflower for summer gardens, this biennial is incredibly easy to grow. With stunning color that will brighten any garden in the summer and fall, this deer resistant wildflower is sure to be a hit with pollinators. If you're curious where the name Black Eyed Susan comes from, it is said that the flower was named after the John Gay poem 'Black-Eyed Susan' which was written in 1720. USDA Zones: 1-12

 

Purple Coneflower - Echinacea • Started 2/16/23 - 6 Packs

Echinacea, (pronounced Ek-i-nay-see-a), commonly known as purple coneflower, is a herbaceous perennial plant with four species and six varieties all indigenous to North America, of which three, E. pallida var pallida, E. pallida var angustifolia, and E. purpurea, are grown commercially. Used in perennial borders for over 200 years, the species E. purpurea in particular is widely known, and it grows readily from Purple Coneflower seeds. Today, a move back to more natural tonics and medicines and our eclectic approach to health are contributing to a resurfacing of traditional uses of medical herbs such as echinacea. Some European countries, in particular Germany, are very familiar with the purple coneflower herb and have added many Echinacea herb products in the marketplace. Echinacea is a popular herb widely revered and used for its immune-stimulating, anti-bacterial, and antiviral activity.

Season: Perennial
USDA Zones: 3-9
Height: 24-36 inches
Germination: 15-30 days
Bloom Season: Summer
Light Required: Full sun
Watering: Keep moist
Soil: Loam, clay, or rocky material
Seed Depth: ⅛” inch
Seeds per Plant: 3-4
Plant Spacing: 12-18 inch. Only needed when plants appear crowded.

Self Heal (Heal All) • Started 2/16/23 - 6 Packs

Prunella vulgaris is an herb that has been used to treat illnesses for centuries. It’s a member of the mint family and has large green leaves and purple flowers. It grows all over the world, including North America, Europe, and Asia. Prunella vulgaris is also known as “heal-all” due to its traditional use in healing wounds, throat infections, and several other ailments. The possible health benefits of this plant are attributed to several of its compounds. These include flavonoids, tannins, and ursolic, rosmarinic, and oleanolic acids, which may have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. All parts of the herb are edible, and you can add its leaves to salads or other recipes.

Direct sow in late fall, planting just below the surface of the soil. For spring planting, mix the seeds with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. Keep the soil lightly moist until germination, which should occur within 2-3 weeks. This seed can also be started indoors 8-10 weeks before planting in the spring. Water seedlings regularly until they become established, and control weeds. Mature plants tolerate occasional drought, though they prefer consistently moist soil and will benefit from watering in dry weather. This plant can spread once established and to help prevent this, cut the plant back after blooming has finished.

White Pineberry Strawberry Seed • Started 2/16/23 - 6 Packs

Distinct appearance and tropical taste. Small- to medium-sized white strawberries are aromatic and flavorful, with a taste similar to pineapple. Use alongside red varieties as groundcover or border plants for landscape interest with an edible-fruit bonus. Everbearing. Ripens in spring, and continues to fruit until first frost. Self-pollinating. Plant another strawberry variety to improve fruit production.

 

Started 2/24 in 6 Packs

  • Jalapeño Peppers
  • Pineapple Mint
  • Artichokes
  • Kale
  • Flowering Tobacco
  • Poblano Pepper
  • Pumpkin on a Stick
  • Yarrow
  • Black Eyed Susan
Grapes rooted 2/25 with Hormex #5

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Ornamental Eggplant Pumpkin on - A - Stick

The plant itself is very attractive, well-branched and upright, reaching 3 to 4 feet high and 2 to 3 feet wide. It boasts handsome, very large foliage that protects the clusters of 2- to 5-inch fruits from sunscald. After the insignificant blooms pass in mid- to late summer, the fruit appears. At first it's pale green and nubby. But it quickly achieves its pumpkin-y shape, then turns rich, deep scarlet. This persists into autumn, when the first chilly weather begins to turn the scarlet to orange. Within a week or two, you have it -- pumpkins on a stick!

You will want to stake this plant as the fruit grows -- it's really quite heavy, but the stems are woody and very strong. Throughout the growing season, give it plenty of food and water, and make sure you find a site in enriched, well-drained soil for best growth. A single plant will yield dozens of pumpkins-on-a-stick!

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