Red Malabar Spinach

Basella rubra

85 Days

25 Seeds

Originally from the continent of Asia, this spinach like vine tastes similar to Swiss Chard. This heat lover produces new shoots of green leaves with red stems, when leaves are harvested and is great for stir fries or salads.

Growing Directions

Soak seeds for 48 hours prior to sowing. Sow seeds 1/4″ deep, 2″ apart in full sun, when ground is warm and all chance of frost has past. Thin to 6″. Harvest small tender leaves to initiate continual growth. Thin to 6″ apart. Support with trellis.


Red Kidney Beans

Phaseolus vulgaris

red kidney bean 

100 Days.

25 seeds

Originating from Peru, spread by migrating tribes and cultivated 8000 years ago, these are commonly used in Latin American cuisine as often as corn. Shaped like a kidney these light red beans have a sweet flavour and light texture and are full of potassium, Vitamin B9, iron, phosphorus and fiber. Great in chili, vegetarian dishes, and pasta or bean salads.

Growing Directions

Sow seeds 1″ deep, 6″ apart when ground is warm and all chance of
frost has past. Bush type variety will grow to 2-3′ high, with
prolific amounts of beans. Harvest fresh or dried on the plant.
Benefits from compost amended soil.

Detroit Dark Red Beet

Beta vulgaris

Detroit Dark Red Beet Detroit Dark Red Beet

60 Days

40 Seeds

Originally bred from the Early Blood Turnip Beet in Ontario, Canada, and then introduced in 1892 by Dexter Ferry & Company. This beet is excellent for canning, pickling and has phenomenal storage life. It is sweet, smooth and the tops are great for salads or a spinach substitute but the root is the real winner here. These can germinate as low as 5 degrees Celsius and withstand the summer heat better than most. One of our favorites and best sellers.

Growing Directions

Sow seeds 1/2″ deep , 4″ apart, as soon as soil can be worked in early spring. Sow a second crop every 2 weeks for a full season harvest.Benefits from compost amended soil.