Certified Organic Seeds Basil, Sunflower, Herbs and Greens.

 

Annual plants grow quickly and don't like to be kept in their starter pot too long. For this reason, we don't offer many annuals in three inch pots. However, since some of the nicest herbs and flowers are annuals, we offer these as certified organic seeds. And, with products like, the Germination Station our advanced lighting systems, getting a head start on seed sprouting is a snap. For potting soil, we recommend our Organic Gro Container Mix--a lightweight potting soil with fertilizer mixed in. Annuals grow quickly and benefit from extra topdressing and for this we offer a variety of Organic Fertilizers, including McGearys and Metanaturals.

 

We offer 3 different Organic Seed 6-Packs as well as assorted Basil Seed Kits and a Basil Seed 8-Pack. Please choose your seeds from the drop down box a the bottom of this page.
Shipping is included in the price.

 
 

Basil Seed Kits! Includes Basil Seeds chosen from Sweet Basil, Red Rubin Basil, Lemon Basil, Thai Basil, Cinnamon Basil, Licorice Basil, Lime basil and Holy Basil, Soil and Pot.

Our certified Organic Basil Seed Kits include one 20 inch Oval Windowsill Planter and Saucer, 2 gallons of our special Organic Gro Container Mix and 2 different packets of certified organic basil seeds. Basil Kit 1 includes Sweet and Red Rubin Basil, Basil Kit 2 includes Lemon and Thai Basil, Basil Kit 3 includes Persian (Licorice) and Cinnamon and Basil Kit 4 includes Lime and Holy Basil. Kits are 22.50, with the book Very Pesto (below) they are 27.95. (Ground shipping only, included) Or, try the ultimate basil smorgasbord with our complete assortment of all 8 varieties of seed only.  All 8 Seed Only Assortment is 16.95.

Very Pesto! Very Pesto is the perfect introduction into the art of herb and vegetable pastes. 96 pages with more than 30 recipes like Fresh Pea and Mint Pesto Pasta, Red Pesto Ceviche, Tabbouleh with Basil Mint Pesto and Pesto Frittata are sure to spark new interest in this old favorite. Add the book VERY PESTO to any of the Basil Kits for a special gift! 27.95 total for kit and book (Ground shipping only, included)

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More Certified Organic Seed Collections

Sunflower Seed 6 Pack Mexican Sunflower, Russian Mammoth Sunflower, Jerusalem Lemon, Tarahumara, Evening Sun, Hopi Black Dye Our Sunflower Seed 6 Pack is the ultimate in growing fun. These fast, colorful seeds bring beauty and life to the garden. Children are particularly drawn to Sunflower growing. This 6-Pack includes 3 edible varieties and 3 ornamental varieties.

Sunflower Seed 6-Pack: $14.95 delivered

Ornamental Sunflower Varieties:
Mexican Sunflower has the most incredible orange-red flowers. Not truly a sunflower, it reaches 6 to 8 feet tall and has lots of 2 to 4 inch flowers. It attracts butterflies and can be used as a cut flower.
Jerusalem Sunrise Lemon has 4 to 5 inch flowers on multi branched stems and can grow to 5 feet. Use as a cut flower or leave for the birds.
Evening Sun is our favorite ornamental sunflower. The stalks and leaves as well as the flowers are deep maroon. Each flower is between 4 and 6 inches and the 6 to 10 foot stalks are multi-branched. Makes a wonderful cut flower or just enjoy its splendid color in the garden.

 

Edible Sunflower Varieties:
Russian Mammoth with its 10 to 14 inch sungold flower heads can reach 9 to 12 feet. Seeds are thin shelled and striped. First introduced in the 1880's, these are the sunflowers legends are made from.
Tarahumara has 8 to 10 inch bright yellow flower heads and can reach 7 to 10 feet tall. Seeds have a white shell.
Israeli produces a large 10 to 14 inch golden flower head with masses of large black and white striped edible seeds. Can reach 6 to 8 feet tall.
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Sunflower Seed 6-Pack with Book

This 64 page gem will make growing your sunflowers that much more fun. Packed with color photographs and seeds for thought, this book has chapters on the history and use of the sunflower. Tips on the best way to grow are found in the chapter on Sunflowers in the Garden. Recipes like Sunflower Herb Dip and Sunflower Bread help to use up all those seeds that you don't leave for the birds. And, if you are feeling crafty, you can learn the best way to use your Sunflowers in wreaths or potpourri. Choose our Sunflower Seed 6-Pack with Sunflowers for yourself or someone on your gift list. This combination makes a great gift for grandparents and teachers. $22.95 (includes the six Sunflower Seed Packets above with the book Sunflowers)

(Please read note above about substitute sunflower packs.) Order this kit below.

Gourmet Greens Seed 6 Pack Red Mustard, Italian Arugula, Golden Purslane, Garden Sorrel. Persian Cress, Red Spinach Our Gourmet Greens Seed 6 Pack will give you a long growing season of nutritious fresh greens. This tasty assortment also contains edible flowers and greens perfect for sautéing or stewing.

Gourmet Greens Seed 6-Pack: $14.95 delivered

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The Gourmet Greens Seed 6-Pack includes:
Red Giant Mustard Greens (Brassica juncea)
: The darker the vegetable the more vitamins it has (not to mention that it is prettier, too). This dark purple, green-ribbed leaf mustard is bursting with flavor and nutrition in each giant leaf (6 to 10 inches). To keep it growing as long as possible, harvest the outside leaves only.
Italian Rustic Sylvetta Arugula (Diplotaxis muralis): This unique form of Arugula has a slightly sharper flavor than garden Arugula. It reseeds easily and can be perennial in zones 8-10. Arugula flowers have a nutty flavor and make a great garnish.
Golden Purslane (Portulaca oleracea): Purslane is not widely used in the United States which is a real shame. It is the highest know plant source of Omega 3 fatty acids. In Asia it is highly prized as an addition to stir-fires. Try a handful with sautéed onions and tomatoes. Each plant covers about a square foot.
Garden Sorrel (Rumex acetosa): If a green could be spring, sorrel would be the one. The tart lemony flavor of fresh young sorrel leaves is an experience not to be missed. Sorrel is a perennial which will reward you every spring with new lemony leaves. Older leaves may be dried and added to just about everything. To have a spring crop this year, start the seeds about 5 weeks before frost.
Persian Garden Cress (Lepidium sativum): This early spring green adds peppery zest to salads and sandwiches. High in calcium, phosphate, iron, copper and Vitamins A and C, Persian Garden Cress is a must have green. Sow in the cool of spring and again in the fall.
Huazontle--Red Aztec Spinach (Chenopodium berlandieri): Related to Epazote, this spinach is a heat lover with tender young leaves that can be eaten raw. Or, wait until the leaves mature and turn Dark Red and braise them with onions.

Annual Herb Seeds Cilantro, Summer Savory, Borage, Sweet Marjoram, Dill, and German Chamomile

Our Annual Herb Seed 6 Pack includes the most popular annual herbs. Most annual herbs may be started indoors in late winter for transplanting outside after frost. Always transplant before the plants become root bound and take care not to damage the roots. Any stress to the plant can cause an annual to go to seed or die.

Annual Herb Seed 6-Pack: $14.95 delivered
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The Annual Herbs 6-Pack includes:
Cilantro (Coriandrum sativum): A cool weather annual, Cilantro seeds do best when planted directly in the ground in late winter for an early spring crop. The seeds of the cilantro plant are called coriander.
Summer Savory (Satureja hortensis):  A warm weather annual, Summer Savory seeds can be started indoors during late winter or directly planted outside after frost. Summer Savory is a small plant that grows only about 8 to 10 inches in diameter. It can be used like Winter Savory.
Borage (Borago officinalis): A warm weather annual, Borage seeds may be planted after frost and until mid summer.  Borage likes plenty of water and shade in the afternoon during hot summer months. The flowers and the leaves are scented of cucumber. Borage is a prolific reseeder.
Sweet Marjoram (Origanum marjorana): A warm weather annual, Sweet Marjoram seeds can be started indoors during late winter or directly planted outside after frost. Sweet Marjoram has a distinctive "soapy" smell that translates to a delicious, distinctive taste.
Dill (Antheum graveolens): A warm weather annual, Dill seeds can be started indoors during late winter or directly outside after frost. Dill leaves and Dill seeds are used in cooking. For more about Dill, please visit our Dill page.
German Chamomile (Matricaria recutita): A warm weather annual, German Chamomile seeds can be started indoors during late winter or directly planted outside after frost. German Chamomile should be planted every 4 or 5 weeks up until mid summer.

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