A decade ago "food security" meant putting a lock on your fridge to keep out your roommates / children / pets. Now, the idea of growing one's own vegetables has a place within a much larger context of "sustainability".
Whether you're interested in avoiding pesticides, supporting local economies, adapting to climate change, or simply eating delicious, super-fresh produce, growing your own veggies is enjoying a boom in popularity.
It's creative, fun, good exercise, and inherently rewarding. So go ahead-- try something new!
The commercial standard with long, green leaves and characteristic mildly spicy flavor. Germinates quickly and tolerates cold and hot temperatures well. Our strain has a mix of “cut” and “strap” leaf shapes when grown as baby leaf. Performs well as a cut-and-come-again crop. Heat and cold-tolerant. (Eruca vesicaria var. sativa.).Days to maturity: 21 days baby, 40 full size. Pretty edible blossoms attract pollinators.
Sylvetta Wild Arugula is an Italian heirloom. It forms rosettes of deeply indented leaves with a piquant, tangy flavor. Great in salads, pizza or pasta. Lasts longer than common arugula. Ours has been comming back for years! When it looks woody cut the entire plant down and it will send up new growth. Pretty edible yellow blossoms are great to eat and great for pollinators.
Flower or vegetable? It's both! Green, broad oval leaflets forma a dense, yet delicate backdrop of large, showy sprays of flaming red flowers followed by foot long, edible pods. Pick the pods often to promote continued blooms. Hummingbirds love the flowers. Vines quickly and brilliantly cover porch, arbor, fence, trellis, walls, and other garden structures. An easy-to-grow plant that you will really enjoy. Approx. 20 seeds/pack. Mature height 10-12 foot vines.
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Gorgeous five-color mix is a visual knockout in both garden and kitchen. Enjoy as sweet baby beets & let the rest size up. Includes deep purple, orange-yellow, candy-striped, cerise & white.The Five Colour Beet Mix includes the varieties: Chioggia (striped), Alba (white), Bulls Blood (deep dark red), Touchstone yellow (Golden yellow), and Magenta (magenta/red). Maturity 55 days.
START SEEDS OUTDOORS: In early spring, when danger of frost is over, sow seeds in well-worked, fertile..
Tri-Colour Bush Bean Mix (approx. 85 seeds/pack). A blend of three colors of bush beans for a space-saving rainbow of flavor and color in the garden and at the table. Sturdy, vigorous varieties. Equal parts: Golden Roc d'Or, Purple Queen, Green Slenderette Bush Beans. Maturity 55 Days.
START SEEDS OUTDOORS: In spring once weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Pok..
Vibrant purple skin with bright orange flesh and unusual yellow core.
Adored by carrot aficionados for its yellow core and spicy-yet-sweet flavor! Roots are full-sized at 7" long, thrive in heavy soils and are very hardy. Improved from a USDA specimen by Dr. John Navazio, with lycopene content equal to tomatoes! Specialty appeal. 7" Danvers-type
Vigorous plants were a hit in our trials, producing huge juicy bulbs.
Very large, uniform bulbs with slightly flattened shape. Finale stores well, keeping good quality and maintaining a crisp, juicy texture and pleasant flavor. Excellent bolt resistance. Bolt-resistant. 4" bulbs
Luffa (aka Loofah) is a very practical and useful gourd which can be used for bathing, filtering and cleaning. It is shaped like a cucumber but is larger, at 1-2 feet in length and 4-5" in diameter. As it ripens it develops a network of fibers that surround many flat, blackish seeds. Can be grown on a trellis or fence. Luffa - 120 days - 1 to 2-foot long cylindrical fruit - fast growing. Also know as the vegetable sponge, the dishrag gourd, and Chinese okra. M..
The first organically available ruffled red kale! Densely frilled leaf edges, stunning purple-sage color, deep purple stems, and cold-hardiness are all elements of an exquisite kale bunch that holds well after harvest. Edible & ornamental! • 16-18” plants. (B. oleracea.) Days to maturity: 55 days
Lacinato, Italian Nero or Dinosaur - Organic. Whatever you call it it's Amazing! This unique heirloom's thick, crinkled leaves are a deep blue-green and an absolute standout in the garden. Sweet flavor, never strong or overbearing. Cold and heat tolerant in all zones. Maturity 48 Days
Red Russian, Brassica napus. 21 days baby, 50 days mature.This heirloom kale has sweet, tender young leaves that work great in mid-summer salad mixes. Mature leaves can be bundled up as bunching greens. The gray-green leaves have bright purple stems and toothed margins. Very pretty in the ornamental kitchen garden.
Vates Blue Curled Kale. Blue-green, curly leaves on compact plants. Can be picked at the baby leaf stage for salads or allowed to mature for greens. So nutritious and so tasty, even better after a frost. Maturity 30 days baby leaf, 50 days full.
A unique High Mowing Organic Seeds creation you won’t find anywhere else. This tasty and attractive mix includes a wide variety of lettuces including romaine, lollo, green and red leaf and more. A signature mix with unique shapes and colors that chefs and gourmands will love. Lettuces in every shape and color. Maturity 28 days baby leaf.
High Mowing Organic Seeds best-selling item for the home garden! Thier own blend of lettuce and mustard greens. The diversity of this mix will give you a great medley of flavor and color. Mustards grow quickly, shading the soil for lettuces, creating a bountiful mix of greens that will cut-and-come-again. A complementary mix of lettuces and mustards. Maturity 28 days for baby greens.
Spice up your greens with this flavorful mix! A variety of spicy mustard flavors, colors and shapes. Includes our favorite spicy mustards for a signature mix with extreme diversity. Spicy blend of mustards and other favorites. Over one dozen varieties including Red Giant,Purple Osaka,Green Wave & Arugula! Maturity 21 days for baby greens or let them grow on to full size.
A stunning all-lettuce mix of spectacular reds and a few green lettuces to show them off. A great blend for spring or summer when colors will be their brightest. We chose our most intensely colorful varieties for a mix that tastes great and makes a statement on the plate! Bright red to deep purple lettuces with a few green lettuces. Maturity 28 days baby leaf.
This is Renee's Five Variety Blend of heritage lettuce blend for superior baby leaf salads. It is a careful balance of flavors, colors & textures. This is an amazing mix of greens! Includes: Flashy Troutback, Blush Butter Cos, Red Devil's Tongue, Red Ruffled Oak, & Sucrine. (approx. 1000 seeds/pack) Maturity 30-40 days.
START SEEDS OUTDOORS: In early spring, sow seeds in finely worked soil in full sun. Shake seeds from the palm of your hand, bro..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE – Typical of the delicious salad mixtures served seasonally in restaurants and sold in fresh markets throughout Paris, this signature combination of baby leaves offers a wonderful array of delicate tastes and beautiful colors. Carefully composed and blended for us by the best old French seed house, it includes finely cut “frisée” (curly endive), several varieties of tender, sweet, red-leaved baby lettuces, wavy rich-green escarole, mild leafy chicor..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - Mild, nutty-flavored mâche (a.k.a. lamb’s lettuce or corn salad) is a delicious traditional salad with oval leaves that form pretty, fist-sized green rosettes with a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture. Cold-hardy mâche is sown in summer for fall harvest or early spring for the first salads of the season. Gala is vigorous, cold-tolerant and mildew-resistant with a delicate texture and buttery flavor. This succulent gourmet salad tr..
Renee's mix of small, crispy-sweet, heirloom “ice box” watermelons with either pinky-red or yellow flesh. Vines are strong growers, with tough and crack resistant rinds. (approx. 45 seeds/pack). Maturity 68-80 days.
STARTING SEEDLINGS OUTDOORS: Melons need full sun, rich soil and warm temperatures. Plant only when weather is warm and nights stay above 50°F (10°C). Make slightly rounded hills 2 feet in diameter and 5 feet apart. Sow 5 or 6 seeds 1 inch deep and 4 inches..
Little Crunch is a delicious new snap pea developed especially for growing in containers. These versatile and ornamental 24-30 inch vines grow quickly and reward you with lots of chubby, crunchy-sweet pods that make scrumptious, fresh-from-the-vine snacks and fast stirfries. Train the little vines up short supports and they’re even easier to pick. Great for growing with kids who love to eat them snapped fresh off the vine.
This highly productive, 5-8 foot tall vining snap pea has eye-catching bicolored purple blossoms that really shine in the garden. These pretty flowers are soon followed by an abundance of well filled, crunchy-sweet, plump pods. Keep the succulent pods picked (they are delicious right off the vine) and the vines will keep producing pods over a long harvest season. Sow again mid to late summer for fall harvest. Magnolia Blossom vines easily twine up any vertical supports making it quick and easy t..
Small, mild Japanese pepper for roasting, pan-frying and grilling.
Thin walls blister and char easily when roasted or grilled, taking on rich flavor that is delicious with coarse salt and lemon juice. Pepper lore has it that the occasional fruit will display heat. Typically harvested and used green, but eventually turns orange and red with sweeter flavor. Prolific! Spreading habit. 2-4" mild fruits. Scoville heat units (SHU): 50 – 200. Very mild.
Renee's mixed packet offers a trio of the best chile flavors with three different heat levels. You’ll have dark green, heart-shaped Ancho ‘San Luis’ with a mild aromatic flavor perfect for chile rellenos; shiny, thick-fleshed ‘Joe Parker,’ an authentic Santa Fe style medium-heat chile wonderful to grill; and spicy Jalapeño ‘Sierra Fuego’ whose hot pungency is just right in salsas, bean dishes and ‘chile poppers.’. Maturity 80 days...
Thai Chile Duo is a combination of two Thai hot pepper varieties. Full Moon,Orange & Red Vesuvious. They are beautiful chiles for authentic Thai cooking. Full Moon ripens bright orange with medium hot-sweet pungency. Red Vesuvious have that nutty, incendiary flavor for the hottest dishes. Maturity 85 Days (approx. 53 seeds/pack)
STARTING SEEDLINGS: In early spring, start indoors about 2 months before night temperatures stay reliably 50-55°F (10- 13°C). So..
Renee's Jewel Tone Blends Sweet Peppers have colour-coded seeds that enable gardeners to grow three super premium hybrid varieties of luscious bell pepper in one packet! Gold Admiral Golden Bell, red North Star Bell and orange Valencia Orange Bell from one convenient packet. These plump vigorous varieties combine mouth-watering rich flavour and juicy texture with hight yeilds & excellent disease resistance. Maturity 75 days.
STARTING SEEDLINGS: In early spring, start indoors about 2 m..
EXCLUSIVE - This rare ornamental runner bean is a true antique, dating back to the 19th century. The vines readily climb 8 to 10 feet up any vertical support, creating a wonderful flowering screen. Painted Lady’s edible blossoms are uniquely bicolored with coral and creamy pink petals, especially pretty against the deep green foliage. Let some flat bean pods mature and enjoy their wonderfully marked mocha and chocolate bean seeds displayed handsomely in glass jars fo..
A blend of three colors of pole beans: Blue Lake, Yellow Pole Wax & Purple Peacock. Extended heavy harvests of delicious gold, green and purple pods. Maturity 55 Days (approx. 65 seeds/pack)
START SEEDS OUTDOORS: In spring once weather is warm and settled and night temperatures stay securely above 55°F (13°C), plant seeds in well-worked, fertile soil in full sun. Erect strong stakes, tripod poles, or trellis at planting time to support vines. Plant se..
Renee's EXCLUSIVE – This virtual rainbow of colorful and tasty radishes includes purple, pink, red, white and gold radishes, all with crunchy white flesh. They are fast growing and ready to enjoy in well under a month from sowing. Add them for flavor and color to any green salad, enjoy for crispy snacks, or slice up for eye-catching appetizers with creamy dips. Tuck seeds into the garden in both early spring and fall, wherever you have room for a quick crop. Maturity 28 days.
Unusual jet-black skin makes a gorgeous contrast with the bright white flesh.
Also known as Black Winter radish, with rich spicy flavor excellent for salads and cruditee. Coarse outer skin allows for exceptionally long storage in the ground or the root cellar. Often eaten in Germany as a "beer radish", served thinly sliced with salt and paired with a light beer. Fall/winter crop. Stores well.
Productive variety sporting very large, glossy, dark green leaves with rich flavor. Butterflay stole the show among the hybrid and OP spinach varieties in High Mowing Organic Seeds trials, exhibiting better vigor and emergence than its neighbors, as well as unmatched intense green color. Spring/fall/winter crop • Slow to bolt. (Spinacia oleracea). Maturity 45 days.
Vigorous plants pack on the weight, producing healthy bunches in no time. Very quick growing arrow-shaped, semi-savoyed leaves with a bright-eyed medium green finish. Excellent texture and mild flavor. Works well in all seasonal slots. Very high yielding. Good resistance to bolting and Downy Mildew. Giant leaf-type • Resists bolting. (Spinacia oleracea). Maturity 37 days.
Wins every taste test with its unique, slightly nutty flavor and exceptional texture.
Italian heirloom with tender, gray-green skin and prominent ribbing that give this variety a distinctive appearance. Great picked at 6" or smaller and fried whole with the flower still attached. Gourmet variety. Harvest at 6". Maturity 54 days.
Tricolour "Garden Candy" mix from Renee's is a fantastic selection of cherry tomatoes. Color-coded seeds enable gardeners to grow three premium cherry tomato varieties from one convenient packet! Make sure you plant some of each. 1) Luscious Sweet Gold 2) Red Supersweet 100 3) Orange Sungold. Maturity 65 days.
Seeds are color coded with food grade stain to distinguish varieties; make sure to plant some of each. Yellow seeds = Sweet Gold, Pink ..
Indigo Rose Tomato - Purple-black tomato that contains the antioxidant anthocyanin in its flesh. Anthocyanins are also found in blueberries and were crossed into cultivated tomatoes from wild tomatoes using classic plant breeding— no GMO nonsense here. Vigorous plants produce loads of saladette-sized tomatoes in clusters of 6 to 8. We found the fruit really tasty, on the tangy side but with a healthy dose of sweetness. Pick when the green patch at the bottom of the..
Gorgeous wine-colored fruits with metallic green striping on vigorous vines.
Strong plants loaded with rich, sweet juicy fruits perfect for slicing in salads or as an hors d'oeuvre with basil and mozzarella. Deep pink skin is stunning with contrasting olive stripes and luscious deep red flesh. An irresistible treat for chefs and farmers markets! From the Wild Boar series; bred by famer/breeder Brad Gates. Indeterminate. Open Pollinated. 75 Days to Maturity.
Renee's EXCLUSIVE - We've chosen a luscious, widely adapted trio of treasured heirlooms. Medium-size, richly flavored Black Krim is from the Russian Black Sea area. It is the most reliable and delicious of the "black" tomatoes. Sweet Persimmon's big, meaty, globe-shaped fruits ripen up to a beautiful glowing orange. Deep-red, lobed, and heavy with juice, Costoluto is a traditional Italian favorite for fresh eating. Maturity 80 Days.
USDA food grade dyed seeds distinguish..
Tomato - Sungold ~ Orange Cherry Tomato - A Customer Favorite! Sungold's heavy yields of rich-tasting, juicy orange fruits consistently offer exceptional quality cherries with superb sweet tomato flavor. Indeterminate vines are vigorous, early to bear, crack-resistant and bred to resist both Fusarium and TMV. (approx. 18 seeds/pack)
STARTING SEEDS: In early spring, start indoors about 6 to 8 weeks before outdoor night temperatures are reliably in the 50-55°F (10-13°C) ra..
Add a crunchy, zesty flavor like no other to green salads, omelets, ripe tomatoes, sliced cucumbers and sandwiches with your own patch of fresh watercress. Once savored fresh from the garden, you won’t want to be without its sharp clean flavor. This healthy (high in Vitamins A & C), sprightly herb usually grows near running water, but its pretty rosettes of leafy stems will grow handily if you use our vigorous Dutch seed and keep plants very moist. Approx..