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Basil: Mrs Burns Lemon Basil$5.50 $5.50
Citrusy fresh green basil. Spectacular as a garnish, in salads, or in basil vinegars. New Mexico heirloom strain, selected for decades.
Bean, Pole: Rattlesnake Snap$5.75 $5.75
Legendary Southwestern favorite, extremely water efficient, eats drought for lunch.
Planted in mid- to late summer, monsoon rain alone can produce a survival crop from the Rattlesnake. Good flavor and very tender; the speckled seeds are popular in soup.
Chinese Cabbage: Michihli$5.50 $5.50
The Chinese cabbage was mostly grown in the Yangtze River Delta region, but the Ming Dynasty naturalist Li Shizhen popularized it by bringing attention to its medicinal qualities.
Chives: Garlic Chives$5.50 $5.50
Garlic Chives are a species of onion, native to southwestern parts of the Chinese province of Shanxi, and cultivated and naturalized elsewhere in Asia and around the world.
Uses have included ornamental plants, including cut and dried flowers, culinary herb, and traditional medicine.
Minimum 45 seeds
Herb: Catnip Mint$5.50 $5.50
Catnip is used as both a medicinal herb for humans and a stimulant for cats.
- Perennial plant in zones 3-9
- Plants grow to 2-3 feet when mature
- Established plants are drought tolerant
It’s said catnip has been grown in the United States since the 1700s.
Lettuce, Romaine: Parris Island Cos$5.75
Called “Cos” lettuce in England. In Italian it is called lattuga romana and in French laitue romaine, both meaning “Roman lettuce,” an indication it arrive in Europe by way of Rome. Some language experts trace the word “cos” to the Arabic “khus.”
Cos or Romaine lettuce was associated with the ancient Egyptian god of fertility, Min.
Romaine lettuce may be used in the Passover Seder as a type of bitter herb.
Minimum 55 seeds
Onion: Apache Scallion$5.50 $5.50
Deep burgundy, early bunching scallion, sporting red to purple accents. This selection is a Royal Horticultural Society award winner.
Mild, spicy, great for tacos and green onions.
Orach, green: Taos Mountain Spinach$5.50 $5.50
An orach or “mountain spinach” natively growing near Taos, New Mexico.
Pepper, Chili: Gila River Serrano$5.50 $5.50
These were grown by a neighbor of ours when our farm was near Phoenix. She brought them with her from central Sonora, Mexico. The plant grew year-round in that climate for years (zone 9).
These farms were about 1/2 mile from the Gila River. When we moved to Apache County, she kindly donated a good stash of the old neighborhood’s favorite chilis.
Minimum 45 seeds
Pepper, Chili: Anaheim$5.50 $5.50
The Anaheim pepper is a mild variety of New Mexico chile pepper.
Minimum 50 seeds
Pepper, Chili: Catron County Jalapeno$5.50 $5.50
This strain was collected in Catron County, New Mexico in a region south of the Zuni Pueblo. They are big producers that come in earlier than most Jalapeno varieties.
Squash, Summer: Round Zucchini$5.50 $5.50
Round zucchini are picked at three or four inches in diameter, and taste the same as any other zucchinis. They’re prepared in all the same ways as other zucchini – grilled, steamed, boiled, fried, and baked.
Minimum 35 seeds