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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:55 am 
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It’s that time of the season again….I have a large grow system set up and have planted loads of plants. They are all organically grown. Many of the tomatoes are of the heirloom variety. Great wonderful full bodied flavors and amazing colors. If you have any questions just ask me.
I am selling the transplants for $2 a piece...much cheaper than wal-mart, home depot, or lowe's, etc. I am getting orders daily, so availability is shrinking. If you want something, just e-mail me at dathan00@yahoo.com and I will make sure to put yours on the list. Big thanks to all of those that purchased plants last year…I hope they worked out well for everyone! What is left over I will be donating to local dfw organizations in need as was done last year.

We can work out the pick up of the plants at the appropriate time for planting. I am located in the DFW metroplex (Red Oak and also am regularly in Denton)


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TOMATO DETAIL LIST 2011
1. ARKANSAS TRAVELER TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days - A good choice for hot, humid climates. The pink, medium sized 6-8 ounce fruits have good flavor. A reliable variety that has shown to have some disease resistance. Indeterminate vines.
2. AUNT RUBY`S GERMAN GREEN TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80-95 days - A delightful change of pace! The large, 1 pound beefsteaks have a deliciously sweet, but spicy flavor, and grow in clusters of two or three. They turn a light green when ripe, with just a hint of yellow and a pink blush underneath. Indeterminate vines.
3. BEEFMASTER HYBRID TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 80 days - One of America's favorites for the solid, meaty, flavorful red fruit that weighs up to 2 lbs. Vigorous vines and outstanding fruit taste and quality. Indeterminate.
4. BEEFSTEAK TOMATO (C.O.) (FERRY-MORSE)
• 96 days - Also known as Red Ponderosa or Crimson Cushion. Produces huge, delicious, ribbed fruit on vigorous vines. Grow in wire cages for best results. Indeterminate.
5. BETTER BOY HYBRID TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 70 days - A trusted favorite for many years, Better Boy is a great performer with big hybrid-quality yields of succulent, juicy yet meaty tomatoes. A good all-around choice, the plants are resistant to Verticillium Wilt, Fusarium Wilt Race 1, and Nematodes. Indeterminate.
6. BIG BOY HYBRID TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 78 days - One of the most popular hybrid tomatoes! Plants produce large, deep red slicing tomatoes, some up to 2 pounds. Great for salads, canning or juice. Plants will produce until frost. Indeterminate.
7. BIG RED TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days - We acquired the seeds for this tomato from a family in southern Illinois who had grown it for generations, and was always simply referred to as that "that big, red tomato". The large vines produce 16 to 24 ounce huge, sweet, red fruit, with just enough "bite" for that old fashioned, home grown taste. Perfect for sandwiches, salads or just eating out of your hand! This is the tomato you remember eating from your grandfather's garden! First introduced in the United States by Heirloom Seeds. Indeterminate vines.
8. BLACK FROM TULA TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days - This rich and sweet tasting tomato provides plenty of foliage cover, while growing smoky, dark reddish black, luscious tomatoes. Originally from the Ukraine, it makes a terrific addition to any garden! Indeterminate vines.
9. BLACK KRIM TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 70 days – An old Russian heirloom, with fruits that are a deep red, almost black color with green shoulders. The globe shaped fruit weigh 8–12 ounces each, and have a unique, salty flavor that is different from any tomato you’ve ever tasted! Indeterminate vines.
10. BLACK PRINCE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days - This old Russian heirloom has become very popular in gourmet restaurants! The smooth, round fruits have a deep, garnet skin color with dark, reddish - brown flesh. Very juicy and flavorful! For best flavor, the tomatoes should be harvested when the shoulders still have a trace of green. A MUST for the tomato connoisseur! Indeterminate vines.
11. BLACK SEA MAN TOMATO (C.O.) (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75 days - This unique tomato has a rich, complex flavor as well as unusual coloring. The beautiful, chocolate-brown skin hides the delightful red and green middle. The 6-8 ounce potato-leafed fruits grow on short, compact vines. Determinate vines.
12. BONNY BEST TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75 days - This old heirloom is often judged as one of the 5 best tasting! A great, medium sized tomato (up to 8 ounces) with bright, scarlet red color, noted for its fine flavor. A great all purpose tomato! Indeterminate vines.
13. BOX CAR WILLIE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - This high yielding (better than most hybrids!) variety produces delicious fruits weighing 10-16 ounces. The tomatoes are red in color with dark orange undertones, extremely juicy, and have that good, old fashioned flavor! Indeterminate vines.
14. BRANDYWINE TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 90-120 days - One of the best of the 'heirloom' vegetables now available. Produces really tasty, large pink tomatoes truly worth growing. Fruits can weigh up to a pound. Indeterminate vines.
15. CARBON TOMATO (BAKER CREEK)
• 90 days. Winner of the 2005 "Heirloom Garden Show" best-tasting tomato award. This variety has won taste awards from coast to coast in the last few years, so we were proud to locate a small supply of the seed. The fruit are smooth, large, and beautiful, being one of the darkest and prettiest of the purple types we have ever seen. They also seem to have an extra dose of the complex flavor dark tomatoes are famous for.
16. CHEROKEE PURPLE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 82 days - Originally grown by the Cherokee Indians, this has been a popular tomato for over 100 years! This relatively disease free tomato has pink-purple flesh, with a smoky, sweet flavor, and grows 10 to 12 ounces, while the vines provide dense foliage. Very unusual! Indeterminate vines.
17. COSMONAUT VOLKOV TOMATO (C.O.) (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 72 days - After seeing these beauties at a local tomato festival, we knew we had to learn more about them. The juicy red, luscious 8-10 fruits are perfectly shaped, and grow on short vines that remain healthy and vigorous when others have shut down. Named after the Russian cosmonaut, this variety will consistently produce a bumper crop of fruits with a rich, tomato flavor, even with areas with a shorter growing season. Determinate vines.
18. CUOSTRALEE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• A great tasting French heirloom variety! Large, beefsteak type tomatoes can measure up to 4 inches across and 3 pounds in weight. The flesh is a beautiful red color and is simply delicious! A very heavy producer! Indeterminate vines.
19. DELICIOUS TOMATO (AMERICAN SEED)
• 77 days - These large, red, beefsteak tomatoes can grow to over 1 pound each, with many growing 2 to 3 pounds! The smooth, solid fruits are crack resistant and meaty, with a small seed cavity. Excellent flavor! Indeterminate vines.
20. DJENA LEE’S GOLDEN GIRL TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - This family heirloom dates back to 1929, when Djena Lee won 1st prize at the Chicago Fair 10 years in a row. The yellow/orange fruits have a richly balanced, sweet-tangy flavor. Delicious, old-time taste. Indeterminate vines.
21. DRUZBA TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 90 days – This densely foliaged Bulgarian heirloom bears plenty of 12 ounce fruit throughout the season! The fruits measure 4 inches across, and are bright red with a high acid content - giving it that robust “real tomato” flavor! Resistant to most foliage diseases. Indeterminate vines.
22. EARLY GIRL HYBRID TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 52 days - Early Girl Hybrid is a Ferry Morse tomato. "Early Girl" is the earliest of the slicing tomatoes. It produces dark red, 4 to 6 ounce fruits in abundance. Indeterminate vines.
23. EVA PURPLE BALL TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - This delicious German heirloom dates back to the late 1800’s, and has pink fruits that are perfect globes, each weighing 6 to 8 ounces. The sweet, juicy flesh of this variety is delicious! A high yielding variety. Indeterminate vines.
24. FIRST PICK TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 60 days - A French variety popular for generations in the Baptiste family of Reims, France. The fruits are deep red; globe shaped and weighs 4 to 5 ounces each. This plant sets fruit in cool weather, providing tasty tomatoes sooner than other “early” varieties! Also does well as a fall crop, setting fruit in the cooler night temperatures. Exceptional flavor for an early tomato! First introduced in the United States by Heirloom Seeds. Determinate vines.
25. GIANT BEEFSTEAK TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 100 days - This very heavy producer of large, brilliant red tomatoes has been a favorite for years! The solid, meaty fruits are 12 ounce to 2 pounds in size, and are excellent for slicing. Indeterminate vines.
26. GIANT SYRIAN TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - This high yielding variety from West Virginia consistently delivers 1 pound, great tasting, dark pink/reddish globes. The juicy fruits are firm and meaty, with few seeds. Indeterminate vines.
27. GREEN GRAPE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 82 days – These green, ¾ inch cherry tomatoes are grown in clusters of 6-8 fruit, and have an amber blush when ripe. The flesh has a unique, spicy sweetness that's simply delicious! Indeterminate vines.
28. GREEN ZEBRA TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 78 days – Very unusual variety! The ripe fruits are bright green with light green stripes. The 2-4 ounce fruits have a delicious, “real tomato” flavor. Very vigorous determinate vines.
29. HOMESTEAD 24 TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days -This densely foliaged plant produces very firm, dark red, flattened globe shaped fruit, each weighing 7-8 ounces. Does well in hot or humid weather. A great choice for canning! Determinate vines.
30. JUBILEE TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 80 days - "All American Selection" winner in 1943. This heavy yielding, golden-orange fruit weighs 6 to 7 ounces each, is mild tasting, but has good tomato flavor. Solid fruit with few seeds. Indeterminate vines.
31. KELLOGG’S BREAKFAST TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days – This West Virginia heirloom is our favorite orange beefsteak tomato. Truly outstanding taste! This very productive variety bears fruit that weigh 1 pound or more. Indeterminate vines.
32. LEMON DROP TOMATO (C.O.) (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days Very tasty, these tiny ½ - ¾ inch lemon colored cherry tomatoes make the perfect addition to salads. This variety will surprise you with its tart and sweet flavor. A very heavy producer. Indeterminate vines.
33. MARGLOBE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75 days - This old time favorite just teems with red, sweet tasting, 8 to 10 ounce fruit! The vines are densely foliaged, and are loaded with globe shaped, solid tomatoes. Heavy producer for a bush type tomato. Determinate vines.
34. MARION TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75 days - A Rutgers type tomato that matures a little earlier and has more disease resistance. The tall vines are filled with dark red, globe shaped, 8 ounce fruit. Does well in hot weather. Indeterminate vines.
35. MINI (TOTEM) TOMATO (SMITH & HAWKEN) (TINY PLANT 12” TALL)
• 50-60 days – Small 12” tall tomato plant that produces juicy red globe shaped cherry tomatoes with that old time flavor. Perfect for container gardening in a sunny window sill or on a sunny porch. Determinate vines.
36. MULE TEAM TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75 days - Almost perfect, these globe shaped fruit abound on this old variety! The bright red tomatoes are 8-12 ounces in size, and withstand disease, stress and drought conditions. Good tasting fruit with a little "bite". A good choice for the first time grower of heirloom tomatoes! Indeterminate vines.
37. NEBRASKA WEDDING TOMATO (GHORGANICS.COM)
• 95 days – This high yielder consistently produces crack-resistant, 3½ inch globe-shaped, orange fruit, which appear in clusters on the plants. A nice, mild flavored tomato. Indeterminate vines.
38. OLD VIRGINIA TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - Grown for generations in southern Virginia, this tomato can take the heat and still produce a large crop! The large vines produce a bumper crop of 8 to 12 ounce dark red fruit with that good old-time flavor! The delicious globe shaped fruit is smooth and crack resistant. Will this year bring us more unusually hot weather? If so, this is the variety to grow! Indeterminate vines.
39. PURPLE CALABASH TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days - Extremely attractive, the dark maroon colored fruit is very fluted and pleated, with a rich complex flavor. The prolific vines will produce a large crop of 3 inch tomatoes.
40. RED CHERRY, LARGE FRUITED TOMATO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 75 days - This highly productive plant grows 1 to 1.5 inch diameter bright red, juicy, and very sweet fruits. Great addition to salads! Indeterminate vines.
41. RED OXHEART TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 85 days - This all-time favorite produces large, red, 1 pound fruits with that good old fashioned taste. The heart-shaped tomatoes are meaty with few seeds. The perfect slicing tomato for sandwiches. Indeterminate vines.
42. RIO GRANDE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - Very large, blocky pear-shaped tomatoes are borne in profusion, making for large harvests to turn into tomato sauce, paste, or juice. Deep red fruit is about 4 inches long. Vigorous plants are well adapted to extremes in temperature. Determinate.
43. ROMA (FERRY-MORSE)
• 78 days - The standard paste tomato for making sauces and catsup! The strong vines yield up to 200 red, pear shaped fruit, each weighing 2 to 3 ounces each, with firm flesh and few seeds. A very popular variety! Determinate vines.
44. RUTGERS (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 74 days - Once considered the most popularly grown tomato, it's now making a strong comeback! The blood red, 7 - 8 ounce fruit has that good old fashioned flavor! A fine tomato for canning or fresh use. Determinate vines.
45. SILVERY FIR TREE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 58 days - A Russian heirloom with unique carrot-like, silvery leaves. This early maturing variety bears plenty of red, 3-4 inch, tasty fruits. A good choice for container growing due to its petite, 24 inch height. Determinate vines.
46. SOLDACKI TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75 days - This tasty heirloom can trace its origins to Polish immigrants who settled in Ohio during the early 1900's. This dark pink beefsteak type tomato can grow up to 1 pound, and has a robust flavor with just a touch of sweetness. The huge vines produce heavy yields all season long! Indeterminate vines.
47. STRIPED GERMAN TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80-90 days - A West Virginia variety that produces very large (up to 2½ pounds), red and yellow skinned fruits. The bi-colored flesh has a nice, slightly tart flavor and looks very attractive when sliced. Indeterminate vines.
48. STUPICE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 55 days – An exceptional tomato from Czechoslovakia! A great tasting, early variety that produces globe shaped fruit that are deep red, weigh 3-4 ounces and has potato leaf type foliage. A tangy, real tomato flavor! Indeterminate vines.
49. SUB-ARCTIC PLENTY TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 40-60 days - For those with short growing seasons, this extremely early variety has upright stems packed with 1½ inch fruits. Has excellent cold-setting abilities. Great for early summer harvests or when used in Fall container gardening. Determinate vines.
50. SUPER ITALIAN PASTE (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 75-80 days - A very meaty Italian heirloom that has very little juice or seeds, making it a good choice for paste, puree or canning. The 6 inch, elongated fruits weigh 10 ounces, and have good flavor. Indeterminate vines.
51. SUPER SIOUX TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 70 days - Old-time acid flavor is what you'll get from this tomato! The 4 ounce globe shaped fruits are bright red and thick walled. The very productive vines set fruit well, even in hot weather! A great choice for canning or fresh use. Indeterminate vines.
52. SUPER SWEET 100 HYBRID (BURPEE)
• 65 days - This is a home gardener favorite that has more disease resistance than Sweet 100 while keeping the same fabulous taste. Small round 1 oz. cherry tomatoes are deliciously sweet with a high Vitamin C content. Long clusters of fruit load up on tall, vigorous plants and continue to bear until frost. Indeterminate vines.
53. SWISS ALPINE (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - This old world favorite was brought over from Switzerland in the 1880's. This highly productive plant produces small, 4 to 5 ounce tomatoes, with deep red flesh and that true, sharp tomato flavor! Sets fruit even in cool weather. Remember those good old tasting tomatoes? This is it! First introduced in the United States by Heirloom Seeds. Indeterminate vines.
54. TANGERINE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 83 days - This high yielding variety has fruits that are deep yellow-orange in color and shaped like a tangerine! The medium sized, 5 to 7 ounce tomatoes have a delightfully tart, citrus-like flavor! Indeterminate vines.
55. TIGERELLA TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 80 days - The beautiful red fruit of this variety has stripes in green to yellow hues, and measure 1.5 to 2 inches across. The large vines bear a huge crop of this old time tangy and tart favorite! Indeterminate vines.
56. YELLOW BRANDYWINE TOMATO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 90 days - The vines on this variety have potato-leaf foliage, and large yellow fruits that weigh 12 ounces to 2 pounds. The exceptional quality, as well as the creamy texture, equals a gourmet taste that is simply delicious! Make sure to add this one to your garden this year! Indeterminate vines.
57. MEXICAN HUSK TOMATILLO (FERRY-MORSE)
• 65-75 days - These globe shaped fruit weigh 2 to 3 ounces each, and are encased in a husk! The fruit ripens to a yellow color, and has a delicious, sweet-tart flavor. The husk of this variety must be removed before eating. Unique garden variety that's very popular in Mexican cuisine! Large determinate vines.
58. PURPLE TOMATILLO (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 68 days - This rare, heirloom tomatillo is an easy-to-grow choice. The small, 1-1½ inch fruits are sweeter and less sticky than green varieties. Makes tasty and delicious purple salsa. The small fruits begin as pale green, and then ripen to a rich, purple color.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 08, 2011 9:57 am 
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PEPPER DETAIL LIST 2011
1. ANAHEIM CHILI PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 70-90 days – Heavy bearing 2-2½ foot plants bear plenty of medium-thick fleshed fruits. The 8 x 1½" peppers are moderately pungent and mature to a beautiful red color. Great for drying or frying.
2. ANCHO PEPPER (HEIRLOOMSEEDS.COM)
• 88-150 days – A favorite Mexican variety! Fat, heart shaped 4 x 3" fruits mature to a red/brown color and are extremely wrinkled when dry. The mildly hot, distinctive flavor makes this the choice of many.
3. CUBANELLE PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 70 days - A six inch, mildly flavored pepper that is a yellow-green in color, changing to a beautiful, deep red color at maturity. This 3 lobed pepper tapers to a blunt end, and has slightly irregular, thick flesh. An excellent choice for cooking!
4. JALAPENO M PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 70 days - A very popular hot pepper, used often in Mexican cuisine. The green, sausage shaped fruits are abundant on these 24-36 inch plants. Excellent variety for pickling!
5. LONG THIN CAYENNE PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 75 days - These fiery hot, 5 inch peppers are long, thin, curved and wrinkled. They first appear a waxy green color, turning crimson at maturity. Choose this variety for crushed red peppers!!
6. MULATO ISLENO PEPPER (SAVED SEED 2010)
• 70-90 days - This Mexican variety is a good choice for stuffing as rellenos. The fat, 6x3 inch peppers are mild and chewy, with a very distinctive flavor. The fruits mature to a deep red/black color if left on the vines. May also be used dried.
7. PASILLA BAJIO PEPPER (SAVED SEED 2010)
• 75-80 days – An essential in south-of-the-border cuisine! Mildly hot, but slightly sweet, the slender 12" peppers mature to a deep brown color, rendering a rich, unique flavor. The one for flavoring Mexican mole!
8. POBLANO PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 80 days - This heart shaped 6” long by 3” wide with a tapered end, mildly hot pepper is called Poblano when used fresh (green in color but matures to red and becomes sweeter). As a dried pepper it is referred to as Ancho, often used in chili powder. Use for grilling, frying, stir fried or stuffed for chile rellenos.
9. PEPPERONCINI (ITALIAN) PEPPER (SAVED SEED 2010)
• 72 days – These small, very mild peppers are 2-3 inches long and ½ inch wide. Pick the fruit when green and use either fresh or pickled. These small, bush type plants are originally from southern Italy, and are very fine flavored! A gourmet's delight!
10. SERRANO CHILI PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 75-90 days - Very hot, small, candle- flame shaped fruit appear on this prolific variety! The fruits start out green, turning red-orange at maturity, and grow on 2 to 3 foot plants. A very popular Mexican variety of hot pepper!
11. SUMMER SIZZLER HYBRID (BURPEE)
• 80 days - This heart shaped 6” long by 3” wide with a tapered end, mildly hot pepper. Use for grilling, frying, stir fried or stuffed for chile rellenos.
12. SWEET BANANA PEPPER (FERRY-MORSE)
• 65 days - These banana shaped fruits are wonderful either in salads or frying! The 6 inch peppers are sweet and mild, growing on plants that average 20 inches high. Pick early when yellow or let mature to a deep red color. One of our best sellers!
13. TEQUILA SUNRISE PEPPER (SAVED SEED 2010)
• 60-78 days – These tasty, carrot-shaped fruits ripen from a deep green to a beautiful golden-orange. The 1-1½ foot plants are very ornamental and bear firm and crunchy 4" fruits with a sweet, but slightly sharp flavor when ripe.


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FLOWER DETAIL LIST 2011

1. CONEFLOWER, PURPLE (ECHINACEA PURPUREA) (SAVED SEEDS 2010)
• Purple coneflower is a showy, clump forming herbaceous perennial. It dies to the ground in winter and sprouts back in spring. Established clumps can be up to 3 ft in diameter and just as tall. Daisylike flower heads, up to 3 in across, are very attractive with rose purple rays and large, cone-shaped purple brown centers.


2. HIBISCUS (HARDY) (SAVED SEED 2010)
• The hardy hibiscus is a perennial. They do have woody stems but they die back to the ground each winter, so they are considered perennials. They are reliably hardy. Growing from 24” – 36” tall.



HERB DETAIL LIST 2011


1. BASIL ‘DARK OPAL’ (SAVED SEED 2010)
• The Dark Opal Basil variety is grown as much for it's ornamental and landscape garden value as for its culinary value. It's foliage is a mixture of purple mixed with green color. Vinegar made from this Basil will also be a beautiful purple color. Great in salads. Purple Dark Opal Basil is said to have a licorice taste. For best flavor, leaves should be harvested before flowering. As with all basils, you can also use this basil in the garden as a natural insecticide to repel aphids, mites, and tomato hornworms.
2. BASIL ‘GENOVESE’ (SAVED SEED 2010)
• A large Italian variety that’s great used in pestos! Use either fresh, or dry the spicy dark green leaves for sauces and dressings. Grows best in a sunny garden location, with moderately rich soil. Height – 2½ feet. Annual.
3. BASIL ‘LARGE LEAF ITALIAN’ (SAVED SEED 2010)
• An extremely large leafed Italian variety that’s great used in pestos! Leaves can get as big as a childs hand. Use either fresh, or dry the spicy dark green leaves for sauces and dressings. Grows best in a sunny garden location, with moderately rich soil. Height – 3 feet. Annual.
4. BASIL ‘LEMON’ (SAVED SEED 2010)
• The strongly scented, light green leaves of lemon basil can be used in fish dishes, or is delightful in summer drinks. Makes a wonderful addition in a potpourri bowl. Lemon basil prefers a sunny location, with some protection from the wind. Height - 18 to 36 inches. Annual.
5. BASIL ‘LIME’ (BURPEE)
• The very aromatic fragrance of lime will delight your senses! The dark green leaves of this variety are wonderful in seafood dishes. Can be directly sown in a sunny garden location. Height – 2 feet. Annual.
6. BASIL ‘PLENTY’ (BURPEE)
• A productive variety that’s great used in pestos! Use either fresh, or dry the spicy dark green leaves for sauces and dressings. Grows best in a sunny garden location, with moderately rich soil. Height – 2 feet. Annual.
7. BASIL ‘THAI’ (SAVED SEED 2010)
• Fragrant and flavorful, this All-America Award Winning variety can be used in a wide range of Thai, Vietnamese and other ethnic cuisine. Its spicy, licorice flavored shoots and leaves are used in salads, soups and curries. Plant growth is fairly bushy with purple stems and flowers. Annual.
8. SAGE ‘COMMON’ (BURPEE)
• The traditional herb used to season poultry, pork, and tasty stuffings! The leaves can also be used to make a tea which may help relieve colds and sore throats. Transplanting outside in a sunny, well drained location. The leaves can be used either fresh, or dried for longer storage. Height - 18 inches. Perennial.


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I got my act together enough to start my plants from seed this year. It is more work than buying the bedding plants ready to go, certainly, but it is satisfying to know that they are organic from the word "go!" I picked the seed packs up from the stands in my favorite feed store, but I'll have to go online to buy the tomato seeds I prefer - Super Fantastic grows well for me, but I haven't seen the seed packets in years.

Good luck with your growing!

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