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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 1 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks Books100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American 100 Vegetables and Where They Came FromGarden 100 Heirloom Tomatoes for the American Garden Preserved 100 Vegetables and Where They Came From By William by families, collected by seed savers, passed around among Woys Weaver; Illustrated by Signe Sundberg-Hall Hardback farmers, heirloom tomatoes are now being sought out by , 336 pages ISBN: 9781565122383 (1565122380) Published more and more home gardeners as an alternative to the by Algonquin Books about 100 Vegetables and Where They bland sameness of commercial hybrids. And happily, these Came From A perfect leek from France. Flavorful zucchini growers are discovering that heirlooms are not only vastly from Italy. An infamous potato from Ireland, and a humble more flavorful, but are just as hardy and easy to cultivate lentil from Ethiopia. 100 Vegetables offers a veritable as the hybrids. Dr. Carolyn J. Male, who has raised more cornucopia of vegetables and stories from around the than a thousand heirloom tomatoes, here presents 100 world--from Argentina to Zimbabwe, from Australia to the consistently top-performing varieties for North American United States. William Woys Weaver--veggie connoisseur, gardeners. There are red tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, green, gardener, and historian--guides us through a range of orange, purple, and even black tomatoes--like Black from peppers, potatoes, peas, gourds, onions, tomatoes, greens, Tula, with green shoulders and a dusky rose-black coloring. and a whole lot more. Not every carrot is the same. All There are cherry tomatoes, too--try Martino's Roma, beans aren't equal. Take the Petaluma Gold RushSKU Price a paste with spectacular yield and built-in tolerance SKU Price bean, a rugged legume, grown for over 150 years and16681 16.95 of blossom end rot. For every gardener, no matter how 16783 18.95 brought to California by an American whaler from Peru.experienced, here's everything you need to know to grow and harvest tomatoes with real Or the violet carrot, which the Greeks brought back from India following the conquests oftaste. About Carolyn J. Male Carolyn J. Male, Ph.D., is a professor of microbiology at the College Alexander the Great. Mixing history, culinary suggestions, practical information, and personalof Saint Rose in Albany, New York. She is also a major voice on AOL's tomato forum, and anecdotes, Weaver introduces us to unusual heirloom vegetables as well as to commonan author whose articles appear in Kitchen Gardening, The American Cottage Gardener, and favorites. He provides answers to general questions, such as the difference between a yam and aThe Historical Gardener. Dr. Male scientifically--and lovingly--has raised more than a thousand sweet potato, and presents lively portraits of one hundred vegetable varieties, which he'sdifferent varieties of heirloom tomatoes in her zone 5 garden in upstate New York.     grown and harvested in his own kitchen garden. Organized alphabetically by common name, 100 Vegetables includes beautifully detailed drawings throughout and a helpful appendix of seed resources.     about William Woys Weaver William Woys Weaver is an organic gardener, foodhttp://sustainableseedco.com/-Camellia-Oil.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Everything-is-in-the-mix.htmlBooks BooksNorthwest Herb Lover’s Handbook All the Onions A Guide To Growing Herbs for Cooking, Crafts, and Home All the Onions Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-204 Remedies Mary Preus The soothing smell of lavender, By Betty E. M. Jacobs Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: rosemary's piney flavor, the bright colors of nastur- 9781580172257 (1580172253) Published by Storey tiums . . . herbs are wonderful things! In this handsome Publishing   about All the Onions Choosing right varieties volume, Mary Preus provides a delightful entree into the Seeds, transplants, or sets starting from seed Transplanting world of herbs with detailed instructions on how to grow Care, Harvest and Braiding Pest and Disease List:  Onions, 50 of the most popular herbs and create an herbal lifestyle. Chives, Garlic, Leeks, Potato Onions, Shallots, Egyptian Easy and delicious recipes, herbal crafts and gifts, landscap- Onions and Welsh Onions.   Since 1973, Storey’s Country ing with herbs, traditional and modern medicinal use, Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instruc- aromatherapy--it's all here in The Northwest Herb tions designed to help readers master dozens of country Lover's Handbook. living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity re- flects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. aboutSKU Price SKU Price Betty E. M. Jacobs With her husband, Betty E. M. Jacobs16498 16.95 16936 3.99 started Canada’s first commercial Herb Farm in 1965 on a southern Vancouver Island. Their experience running this farm for eight years and a lifetime of interest in herbs led to Betty’s book, Growing & Using Herbs Successfully. More about the authorhttp://sustainableseedco.com/100-Heirloom-Tomatoes-for-the-American- http://sustainableseedco.com/100-Vegetables-and-Where-They-Came-From.Sustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 2 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksAn Herbalist’s Guide to Growing & Using Basic Bread BakingEchinacea An Herbalist’s Guide to Growing &  Using Echinacea A Basic Bread Baking Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletin Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin By Kathleen Brown A-198 By Glenn Andrews Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: 9781580172813 (1580172814) 9781580172196 (1580172199) Published by Storey Published by Storey Publishing about An Herbalist’s Guide Publishing   Ingredients that make the difference Basic to Growing & Using Echinacea Since 1973, Storey’s Country Techniques Unleavened breads Tons of recipes Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instruc- tions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. about Kathleen Brown Author Kathleen Brown is an herbal teacher, writer, and gardener. She is author of Storey’s Herbal Teas and has served as president of the Rocky Moun-SKU Price tain Unit of the Herb Society of America. She presently lives SKU Price16853 3.99 in California. 16941 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/25-Variety-Retail-Display-Rack.html http://sustainableseedco.com/50-Best-Sellers.htmlBooks BooksBasic Butchering of Livestock & Game Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game By John J. Mettler Pa- Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties The Gardener's perback , 208 pages ISBN: 9780882663913 (0882663917) and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Published by Storey Publishing   about Basic Butchering of Saving by Carol Deppe   All gardeners and farmers should Livestock & Game This is the book for anyone who hunts, be plant breeders, says author Carol Deppe. Developing farms, or buys large quantities of meat. The author takes new vegetable varieties doesn't require a specialized the mystery out of slaughtering and butchering everything education, a lot of land, or even a lot of time. It can be from beef and veal, to venison, pork, and lamb. The text done on any scale. It's enjoyable. It's deeply is clear and easy-to-follow. Combined with 130 detailed rewarding. You can get useful new varieties much faster illustrations by Elayne Sears, the reader is provided with than you might suppose. And you can eat your mistakes. complete, step-by-step instructions. Here is everything you Authoritative and easy-to-understand, Breed Your Own need to know: At what age to butcher an animal How to Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's kill, skin, slaughter, and butcher How to dress out game in Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving is the only guide a field Salting, smoking, and preserving Tools, equipment, to plant breeding and seed saving for the serious home the setup More than thirty recipes using all kinds of meat gardener and the small-scale farmer or commercial grower.SKU Price about John J. Mettler John J. Mettler, Jr., D.V.M., is a retired SKU Price Discover: how to breed for a wide range of different traits16929 16.95 large-animal veterinarian in upstate New York and has 16405 27.95 (flavor, size, shape, or color; cold or heat tolerance; pestwritten several books on animals, including Basic Butchering of Livestock & Game and Horse and disease resistance; and regional adaptation) how to save seed and maintain varieties howSense. An avid sportsman, his appreciation of the noble turkey was the inspiration for his most to conduct your own variety trials and other farm- or garden-based research how to breed forrecent book, Wild Turkeys. John has written on a broad range of veterinary topics for various performance under organic or sustainable growing methods In this one-size-fits-all worldmagazines and has written a veterinary column for American Agriculturist for over 20 years. He of multinational seed companies, plant patents, and biotech monopolies, more and morehas professional memberships that include the New York State Veterinary Medical Society (past gardeners and farmers are recognizing that they need to “take back their seeds.” They need tochairman), the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Society for Theriogenology, save more of their own seed, grow and maintain the best traditional and regional varieties,and the American Veterinary Medical Association. and develop more of their own unique new varieties. Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties: The Gardener's and Farmer's Guide to Plant Breeding and Seed Saving shows the way,http://sustainableseedco.com/50-Variety-Retail-Display-Rack.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Abe-Lincoln-Tomato-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 3 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksCarrots Love Tomatoes Cold-Climate Gardening Carrots Love Tomatoes Secrets of Companion Planting for Cold-Climate Gardening How to Extend Your Growing Successful Gardening By Louise Riotte Paperback , 224 Season by at Least 30 Days By Lewis Hill Paperback , 320 pages ISBN: 9781580170277 (1580170277) Published by pages ISBN: 9780882664415 (0882664417) Published by Storey Publishing about Carrots Love Tomatoes This classic Storey Publishing   about Cold-Climate Gardening Early and has now taught generations of gardeners how to use the late grosts, arctic winds, an dinhospitable terrain are just a natural benefits of plants to protect and support each few of the obstacles facing those who garden in the icebox other. Here is a reader’s complete reference to which plants region of the United States and Canada. Lewis Hill has nourish the soil, which keep away bugs and pests, and spent a lifetime in northern Vermont, and is undaunted by which plants just don’t get along. Here is a complete guide the challenges of weather and climate. His system for how to using companion planting to grow a better garden. to garden more and better in the time that you do have 555,000 copies in print. about Louise Riotte Beloved is covered in this extensive 308-page guide. Cold-Climate Storey author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed Gardening has much information that will prove invaluable away in 1998 at the age of 89. She wrote 12 books on to northern gardeners: how to grow food, how to land- gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among scape, techniques to employ that will protect vulnerableSKU Price them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has SKU Price plantings, how to warm up the soil earlier, and which16774 14.95 sold approximately 515,000 copies. Her father taught her 16926 16.95 species are appropriate to your area. Not just for those whoto believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was a practicing herbalist. Together they live in the snow belt, this book will also be useful to those who garden in microclimates (such asinevitably influenced her life and her books, Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping deep valleys or hillsides) or for those who want to extend their gardening season in any climate.with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and her most recent book, Raising Animals by the Horticulture has deemed it “an immensely useful book,...written with style, wit, and clarity....”Moon. Her own line drawings are included in all her books. Before authoring books, Riotte was You will garner advice, tips, guidance, and encouragement necessary to have a successfula ghost writer for Simon & Schuster and for Jerry Baker’s radio gardening show, and she wrote a gardening season in spite of Mother Nature's ravages. about Lewis Hill Lewis Hill has beennumber of articles for Organic Gardening as well. Riotte took pride in her garden near her home a nurseryman for more than 55 years. He is the author of 15 books (half written in collaborationin Ardmore, Oklahoma, which her son Eugene helped care for in her later years. with his wife, Nancy Hill) that total more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis's Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by American Horticultural Society as one of its choices for thehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Ace-55-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Alaskan-Fancy-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksCold-Climate Gardening Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates Cold-Climate Gardening How to Extend Your Growing Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and All Climates Second Season by at Least 30 Days By Lewis Hill Paperback , 320 Edition by Robert Kourik   Drip irrigation is the best way to pages ISBN: 9780882664415 (0882664417) Published by help any plant flourish and survive tough times, especially Storey Publishing Early and late grosts, arctic winds, an short or long droughts. Pick the wrong “stuff dinhospitable terrain are just a few of the obstacles facing ” and you easily can feel overwhelmed. Robert those who garden in the icebox region of the United States Kourik’s Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape and and Canada. Lewis Hill has spent a lifetime in northern All Climates clearly explains how to use less water yet Vermont, and is undaunted by the challenges of weather increase the yields of vegetables and promote the growth and climate. His system for how to garden more and better and flowering of all plants—trees, shrubs, and in the time that you do have is covered in this extensive container plants—in any climate, even where it rains 308-page guide. Cold-Climate Gardening has much infor- irregularly. In the tradition of the original groundbreaking mation that will prove invaluable to northern gardeners: book, this fully revised edition incorporates new informa- how to grow food, how to landscape, techniques to employ tion essential for gardeners, including how to manage that will protect vulnerable plantings, how to warm up limited water supplies with precision and efficiency,SKU Price the soil earlier, and which species are appropriate to your SKU Price without the clutter of hundreds of widgets and gizmos,16958 16.95 area. Not just for those who live in the snow belt, this book 16434 24.95 and the knowledge is shared in Kourik’s inimitable,will also be useful to those who garden in microclimates (such as deep valleys or hillsides) or friendly, down-to-earth, and easy-to-understand style.   Drip Irrigation for Every Landscape andfor those who want to extend their gardening season in any climate. Horticulture has deemed All Climates reveals how to: Utilize drip irrigation for everything you grow—trees, shrubs,it “an immensely useful book,...written with style, wit, and clarity....” You will garner advice, hanging plants, container plants, and vegetable and flower gardens —and save up to 50tips, guidance, and encouragement necessary to have a successful gardening season in spite of percent of your water compared to sprinklers. Use a streamlined configuration of hardware andMother Nature’s ravages. about Lewis Hill Lewis Hill has been a nurseryman for more than 55 tubing. Choose the best, sturdiest hardware that will last for decades in your home landscapeyears. He is the author of 15 books (half written in collaboration with his wife, Nancy Hill) that and vegetable garden. Pick tubing that has no emitters punched on the outside—thesetotal more than 600,000 copies in print. Lewis’s Secrets of Plant Propagation was selected by have a tendency to break off—and use this tubing buried beneath the surface to irrigateAmerican Horticultural Society as one of its choices for the “75 Great Garden Books.” The Hills live without losing any water to wind or evaporation. Roll out a drip system in a very short period ofhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Alfalfa.html http://sustainableseedco.com/All-American-Parsnip.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 4 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksEcological Aquaculture Eggs and Chickens Ecological Aquaculture A Sustainable Solution by Laurence Eggs & Chickens Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin A-17 By Hutchinson Ecological Aquaculture offers a design frame- John Vivian Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: 9780882661919 work for successful ecological aquaculture in all but the (0882661914) Published by Storey Publishing Has a most extreme climates and regions. The systems described chapter on producing your own food! are not wasteful or polluting; they are self-sustaining. While primarily aimed at people with a freshwater resource who want to make use of it in a sustainable way, Ecological Aquaculture is also a work of groundbreaking ideas and practices for those interested in environmental manage- ment and aquatic ecosystem enhancement and repair. It serves as a reference work for academic research and a practical guide for planning authorities and conservation programs. The book includes two AIDGAP freshwater iden- tification guides. About the Author Laurence HutchinsonSKU Price Laurence Hutchinson evaluates and works on aquaculture SKU Price16515 45 sites in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, 16846 3.99Europe, and Asia. He is a member of the Freshwater Biological Association and the OrganicAquaculture Initiative. ...http://sustainableseedco.com/All-Perennial-Mix.html http://sustainableseedco.com/All-Seasons-Cabbage-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksEverything I Want to Do Is Illegal Family Friendly Farming Everything I Want to Do Is Illegal War Stories from the Local Family Friendly Farming A Multi-Generational Home-Based Food Front by Joel Salatin   Drawing upon 40 years’ Business Testament by   Joel Salatin   Saving the landscape, experience as an ecological farmer and marketer, Joel rebuilding entrepreneurial rural families, and protecting Salatin explains with humor and passion why Americans nutritious food are the themes of this timeless treatise- do not have the freedom to choose the food they purchase hence the word “testament.” Delving into the soul of the and eat. From child labor regulations to food inspection, Salatin family's nationally acclaimed Polyface Farm, bureaucrats provide themselves sole discretion over author Joel Salatin offers Family Friendly Farming as the what food is available in the local marketplace. Their key to dealing with resource issues, food policy, and social system favors industrial, global corporate food systems fabric. With humor and personal stories, he opens his and discourages community-based food commerce, family and farm convictions for all to see, share, and enjoy. resulting in homogenized selection, mediocre quality, and Written from his unabashed “Christian libertarian environ- exposure to nonorganic farming practices. Salatin’s mentalist capitalist” perspective, his ideas are guaranteed expert insight explains why local food is expensive and to encourage and challenge virtually every “ism” in the difficult to find and will illuminate for the reader a deeper culture. It will captivate anyone passionate about healingSKU Price understanding of the industrial food complex. About SKU Price the land, healing families, and healing the food supply. For16431 23.95 the Author Joel Salatin Called “the high priest of the 16435 35 several decades young people have been leaving the familypasture” by The New York Times, Joel Salatin likes to refer to himself as a “Christian-libertarian- farm. The ones left behind are now responsible for society's greatest resources: clean landenvironmentalist-lunatic farmer.” He lives with his family on Polyface Farm in the Shenandoah and clean food. Anyone dedicated to preserving these resources will find in these pages a non-Valley of Virginia. Salatin has developed a system of pasture rotation that produces nutrient-rich governmental, self-empowerment approach to environmentalism and food safety. The heart ofgrass and maximizes the composting of animal waste. Each species on the farm is dependent on this book is aimed toward parents tired of their Dilbert cubicle at the end of the expressway whoanother. The cows, for example, eat the nutrient rich grass in Pasture A and then are moved to want to reconnect with their children through a pastoral lifestyle. It's written for anyonePasture B. The chickens then move to Pasture A where they pick through the cow pies ... who yearns to grow old working with and being adored by value-sharing grandchildren and honored by passionate, productive adult children. Family Friendly Farming can make any family business more viable and any family more functional. The ten-chapter section on how to get thehttp://sustainableseedco.com/All-the-Onions.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Almond-Honey-Handmade-Soap.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 5 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksFast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables Favorite Pickles & Relishes Fast and Easy Ways to Cook Vegetables Storey Country Favorite Pickles & Relishes Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin Wisdom Bulletin A-105 By Penny Noepel Paperback , 32 A-91 By Andrea Chesman Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: pages ISBN: 9780882665214 (0882665219) Published by 9780882663340 (0882663348) Published by Storey Storey Publishing   Publishing     about Favorite Pickles & Relishes Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. about Andrea Chesman Andrea Chesman is the author of several cookbooks, includ- ing, Mom’s Best Desserts and Mom’s Best One-Dish Suppers. She lives in Vermont with her husbandSKU Price SKU Price and two growing sons.16848 3.99 16893 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Alpine-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Amber-Colored-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksFertilizers for Free Food Drying Techniques Fertilizers for Free Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin Food Drying Techniques Storey's Country Wisdom Bul- A-203 By Charles Siegchrist Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: letin A-197 By Carol W. Costenbader Paperback , 32 pages 9781580172240 (1580172245) Published by Storey ISBN: 9781580172189 (1580172180) Published by Storey Publishing   about Fertilizers for Free Since 1973, Storey’s Publishing   Blanching Air-drying Sun-drying Dehydrator Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered practical, hands-on Oven-drying Pasteurizing Packing Rehydrating Fruit Leath- instructions designed to help readers master dozens of ers Drying Herbs Drying Meats about Food Drying Tech- country living skills quickly and easily. There are now more niques Since 1973, Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popular- have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to ity reflects the common desire of country and city dwellers help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common de- sire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. about Carol W. Costenbader Food writer Carol Costenbader has cooked and preservedSKU Price SKU Price homegrown fruits, herbs, and vegetables for more than16959 3.99 16938 3.99 35 years. Besides The Big Book of Preserving the Harvest, her books include Storey's Well-Stocked Pantry Series: Mustards, Ketchups & Vinegars and Preserving Fruits & Vegetables. Second in command of the family vegetable garden and a volunteer cook at Christian Ministries Homeless Shelter, Carol is founder of The Health Adventure and Friends of the Health Adventure, a good health teaching facility. Carol and her family divide their time between central Florida and the mountains of North Carolina.http://sustainableseedco.com/American-Purple-Top-Rutabaga-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Amish-Paste-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 6 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksFour-Season Harvest Fresh Food from Small Spaces Four-Season Harvest   Organic Vegetables From Your Fresh Food from Small Spaces The Square-Inch Gardener’s Garden All Year Long BY Eliot Coleman Foreword by Barbara Guide to Year-Round Growing, Fermenting, and Sprouting Damrosch “Four-Season Harvest is a magnificent work. by R. J. Ruppenthal   “Growing some of one’s own food is It's enticing, inspiring, sensible, and it opens a whole vital to understanding the cycle of life on our planet and new world for the home grower.” —Peter Fossel, establishing a measure of independence from the brutality Country Journal If you love the joys of eating home-garden of the global food production system. Unfortunately, many vegetables but always thought those joys had to stop at urban dwellers avoid gardening due to a perceived lack the end of summer, this book is for you. Eliot Coleman of space. Ruppenthal explodes these barriers by showing introduces the surprising fact that most of the United us in cogent hands-on detail how to cultivate meaningful States has more winter sunshine than the south of France. quantities of healthful food from the air, sun, water, and He shows how North American gardeners can successfully earth available to us in our own spaces, no matter how use that sun to raise a wide variety of traditional winter small.” —Stephen and Rebekah Hren, authors of vegetables in backyard cold frames and plastic covered The Carbon-Free Home Books on container gardening have tunnel greenhouses without supplementary heat. Coleman been wildly popular with urban and suburban readers,SKU Price expands upon his own experiences with new ideas learned SKU Price but until now, there has been no comprehensive “how-to”16409 24.95 on a winter-vegetable pilgrimage across the ocean to the 16462 24.95 guide for growing fresh food in the absence of open land.acknowledged kingdom of vegetable cuisine, the southern part of France, which lies on the Fresh Food from Small Spaces fills the gap as a practical, comprehensive, and downright fun44th parallel, the same latitude as his farm in Maine. This story of sunshine, weather patterns, guide to growing food in small spaces. It provides readers with the knowledge and skills neces-old limitations and expectations, and new realities is delightfully innovative in the best garden- sary to produce their own fresh vegetables, mushrooms, sprouts, and fermented foods as well asing tradition. Four-Season Harvest will have you feasting on fresh produce from your garden to raise bees and chickens—all without reliance on energy-intensive systems like indoorall through the winter.   To learn more about the possibility of a four-season farm, please visit lighting and hydroponics. Readers will learn how to transform their balconies and windowsillsColeman's website www.fourseasonfarm.com About the Author Eliot Coleman Eliot has into productive vegetable gardens, their countertops and storage lockers into commercial-over 30 years experience in all aspects of organic farming, including field vegetables, green- quality sprout and mushroom farms, and their outside nooks and crannies into whatever theyhouse vegetables, rotational grazing of cattle and sheep, and range poultry. He is the author of can imagine, including sustainable nurseries for honeybees and chickens. Free space for the cityhttp://sustainableseedco.com/An-Herbalist-s-Guide-to-Growing-Using-Echina- http://sustainableseedco.com/Anaheim-Chili-Pepper.htmlBooks BooksFresh from the Garden Cookbook Wildly Successful Plants Northern California Fresh from the Garden Cookbook Recipes Inspired by From the author of Golden Gate Gardening (over 20,000 Kitchen Gardens Ann Lovejoy In this new book, Ann exu- copies sold) comes this complete guide to the most reli- berantly consolidates her gardening and cooking expertise able, must-have plants for Northern California gardens. into a year-round feast of fruits, vegetables, and herbs, Pam Peirce pinpoints 50 often overlooked main plant complete with color photographs. Her simple, uncluttered species that effortlessly add dazzle to gardens throughout recipes emphasize bright flavors and a creativity centered Northern California. These tough yet beautiful plants on an abundance of fresh produce, from the familiar to bloom yearlong and persevere in gardens despite neglect, the more exotic. Fresh from the Garden will appeal even drought, or frost. This book profiles these “”regional survi- to readers who don’t have a vegetable garden or orchard vors,”” spotlighting such plants as calla lilies, nasturtiums, in their backyard: Thanks to the ever-expanding farmers cineraria, and more. A resource for all gardeners, it includes markets and popular community-supported agriculture chapters on the history, climate, and care of plants, as well programs in the Pacific Northwest, fresh, organic produce is as weeds, annuals, perennials, bulbs, succulentscactus, always easy to come by. and shrubs. It also contains lists of other well-adapted plants beyond those in the 50 species profiled.SKU Price SKU Price16955 22.95 16496 24.95http://sustainableseedco.com/Ancient-Tobacco-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Andie-Hulless-Barley.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 7 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksFrom Vines to Wines Garden Seed Inventory From Vines to Wines The Complete Guide to Growing Grapes Garden Seed Inventory, Sixth Edition An Inventory of Seed and Making Your Own Wine By Jeff Cox Paperback , 256 Catalogs Listing All Nonhybrid Vegetable Seeds Available pages ISBN: 9781580171052 (1580171052) Published by in the United States and Canada by Seed Savers Exchange   Storey Publishing   Create you own backyard winery! From Garden Seed Inventory is an essential reference for all breaking ground to savoring the finished product, Jeff serious vegetable growers who care about seeds and Cox's From Vines to Wines is the most complete and preserving our common garden heritage. This comprehen- up-to-date guide to growing flawless grapes and making sive “catalog of catalogs” is now available in an updated extraordinary wine. Wine connoisseurs, gardeners, and sixth edition, and lists nearly 8,500 nonhybrid varieties home winemakers will find the latest techniques in this of everything from amaranth to zucchini. As traditional fully revised and updated edition. With thorough, illus- plant breeding gives way to bioengineering and patented trated instructions, you'll learn how to: -- Choose and varieties, it has become even more important to recognize prepare a vineyard site -- Construct sturdy and effective and preserve our rich vegetable legacy: seeds brought to trellising systems -- Plant, prune, and harvest the perfect this country by immigrants from every corner of the world, grapes for your climate -- Press, ferment, age and bottle or developed here by farmers and breeders for superiorSKU Price your own wine -- Judge wine for clarity, color, aroma, body, SKU Price taste, regional adaptability, disease resistance, and other16931 18.95 and taste about Jeff Cox Freelance author and journalist 16410 26 virtues. Far from being obsolete or inferior, these varietiesJeff Cox is a contributing editor to Organic Gardening magazine, The Wine News, and is the represent the cream of our vegetable crops. Garden Seed Inventory opens the door and inviteshost of Grow It! on the Home & Garden Television Network. He has written 13 gardening books, us all to discover them.   About the Author Seed Savers Exchange Seed Savers Exchange is aincluding the Storey title From Vines to Wines as well as Seasonal Celebrations, The Perennial nonprofit organization committed to saving heirloom garden seeds from extinction. Founded inGarden (with his wife, Marilyn Cox), The Spirit of Gardening, and Flowers For All Seasons. Jeff is 1975 by Kent and Diane Whealy, SSE now has nearly 8,000 members around the world.a member of the Author's Guild of America, Garden Writers' Association of America,and the San Francisco Professional Food Society. He lives in Kenwood, California.http://sustainableseedco.com/Apricot-Soap.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Arabian-Blue-Hulles-Barley.htmlBooks BooksGrafting Fruit Trees Grow the Best Strawberries Grafting Fruit Trees Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin Grow the Best Strawberries Storey’s Country Wisdom A-35 By Larry Southwick Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: Bulletin A-190 By Louise Riotte Paperback , 32 pages 9780882662091 (0882662090) Published by Storey ISBN: 9781580171588 (1580171583) Published by Storey Publishing Definition of terms Wound Dressing Why Graft? Publishing   Since 1973, Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletins Types of Grafts When to Graft or Bud Source of Scion and have offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to Bud Wood Ten Essentials of Successful Grafting Ten most help readers master dozens of country living skills quickly asked questions and easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and their remarkable popularity reflects the common de- sire of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal independence in everyday life. about Louise Riotte Beloved Storey author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. She wrote 12 books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which hasSKU Price SKU Price sold approximately 515,000 copies. Her father taught her16826 3.99 16960 3.99 to believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was a practicing herbalist. Together they inevitably influenced her life and her books, Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower, Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and her most recent book, Raising Animals by the Moon. Her own line drawings are included in all her books. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 8 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksGrowing & Using Dill Growing & Using Herbs Successfully Growing & Using Dill Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin Growing & Using Herbs Successfully By Betty E. M. A-200 By Glenn Andrews Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: Jacobs Paperback , 240 pages ISBN: 9780882662497 9781580172219 (1580172210) Published by Storey (088266249X) Published by Storey Publishing about Publishing When, where and how to plant.  Harvesting and Growing & Using Herbs Successfully Nowhere will you Preserving  TONS of Recips Dill Butter Recipe Dill Vinegar find more complete and straightforward information on Recipe Appetizers, Soups, Etc... growing, harvesting, and using herbs.  If fanciful prose and personal anecdotes are not your cup of tea (although we can’t resist it!), this book will satisfy your thirst for hard-core, unfiltered horticultural know-how. This illustrated guide teaches readers how to plant, propagate, harvest, dry, freeze, store, and sell (both wholesale and retail) 64 of the most popular herbs. One of the best and most straightforward works on growing herbs that this reviewer and zealous herb grower has read.-- New York Bo-SKU Price SKU Price tanical Garden Magazine. A selection of Better Homes and16809 3.99 16961 14.95 Gardens and Rodale Book Clubs. Over 113,000 copies sold.   about Betty E. M. Jacobs With her husband, Betty E. M. Jacobs started Canada’s first commercial Herb Farm in 1965 on a southern Vancouver Island. Their experience running this farm for eight years and a lifetime of interest in herbs led to Betty’s book, Growing & Using Herbs Successfully.http://sustainableseedco.com/Arianna-Lettuce-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Armenian-Cucumber-The-Duke.htmlBooks BooksGrowing & Using Lavender Growing Great Garlic Growing & Using Lavender Storey's Country Wisdom Growing Great Garlic The Definitive Guide for Organic Bulletin A-155 By Patricia R. Barrett Paperback , 32 pages Gardeners and Small Farmers BY Ron L. Engeland   The ISBN: 9780882664750 (0882664751) Published by Storey first garlic book written specifically for organic garden- Publishing   about Growing & Using Lavender Since 1973, ers and small-scale farmers Growing Great Garlic is the Storey's Country Wisdom Bulletins have offered definitive grower's guide written by a small scale practical, hands-on instructions designed to help readers farmer who makes his living growing over 200 strains of master dozens of country living skills quickly and easily. garlic. Commercial growers will want to consult this book There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and regularly. The author tells us: which strains to plant when their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire to fertilize when to plant when to prune flower stalks how of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal to plant when to harvest Plus, how to store, market, and independence in everyday life. about Patricia R. Barrett process the crop. Growing Great Garlic makes a genuine Author Patti Barrett is stress-free as she gardens and cleans contribution in the field of garlic classification that will at home in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Her dwelling help the public recognize several distinct varietal types encounters much traffic--she lives with her husband, of garlic. About the Author Ron L. Engeland For the pastSKU Price two daughters, one dog and four cats--and yet she keeps SKU Price fifteen years, author Ron Engeland has farmed organically16937 3.99 realistic standards and practices her own easy tips found in 16412 16.95 with his wife, Watershine, and two children in north centralToo Busy to Clean? She effectively devotes minimal time and effort to the maintanence of her Washington state. In addition to garlic they raise over 100 varieties of apples, plus peaches,house. Patti is also a freelance writer and enjoys gardening. More about the author apricots, plums, raspberries, potatoes, and cut and dried flowers. Ron also manages an irrigation company and writes numerous articles.http://sustainableseedco.com/Art-Verrell-Corn-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Arugula--Roquette.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 9 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksHerbal Antibiotics Holy Shit Herbal Antibiotics Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug- Holy Shit Managing Manure To Save Mankind by Gene Resistant Bacteria By Stephen Harrod Buhner Paperback , Logsdon Illustrations by Brooke Budner “With a combina- 144 pages ISBN: 9781580171489 (1580171486) Published tion of deep knowledge, longtime farming experience, by Storey Publishing about Herbal Antibiotics Current infor- and great humor, Gene Logsdon tells us everything we mation about antibiotic resistant microbes and the herbs don't know about human and animal wastes, and that are effective in fighting them. about Stephen Harrod what to do about it. As the author writes, 'Sooner or Buhner Some have titled Stephen Harrod Buhner as one of later we have to live in the same world as our colons.' the forerunners of our time for the return to an ecological Not to mention the wastes of all the animals we raise for foundation of healing. However, he comes from a long food! This is the book to read if you give a crap about crap.” line of medical practitioners and healers. His grandfather —Sim Van der Ryn, Author of The Toilet Papers In was president of the Kentucky Medical Association and his insightful new book, Holy Shit, Managing Manure To his great-uncle was Surgeon General of the United States. Save Mankind, contrary farmer Gene Logsdon provides Stephen has added to this family heritage by becoming the inside story of manure—our greatest, yet most a respected figure in herbal medicine. He is the author of misunderstood, natural resource. He begins by lamenting aSKU Price Storey’s Herbal Antibiotics, Herbs for Hepatitis C and the SKU Price modern society that not only throws away both animal and16962 12.95 Liver, as well as Sacred Plant Medicine; One Spirit, Many 16934 17.5 human manure—worth billions of dollars in fertil-Peoples; and Sacred and Herbal Healing Beers. He is a national lecturer on herbal medicine and izer value—but that spends a staggering amount of money to do so. This wastefulnessis an adjunct faculty member at the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies. Stephen has makes even less sense as the supply of mined or chemically synthesized fertilizers dwindles andserved as president of the Colorado Association for Healing Practitioners and as a lobbyist on their cost skyrockets. In fact, he argues, if we do not learn how to turn our manures into fertil-herbal and holistic medicines and education in the Colorado legislature. izer to keep food production in line with increasing population, our civilization, like so many that went before it, will inevitably decline. With his trademark humor, his years of experience writing about both farming and waste management, and his uncanny eye for the small but important details, Logsdon artfully describes how to manage farm manure, pet manure, and human manure to make fertilizer and humus. He covers the field, so to speak, discussing topicshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Ashley-Cucumber-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Ashley-Lettuce-Seed.htmlBooks BooksHomebrewers Garden Homegrown Whole Grains Homebrewers Garden   The Homebrewer's Garden Homegrown Whole Grains Grow, Harvest, and Cook Wheat, How to Easily Grow, Prepare, and Use Your Own Hops, Barley, Oats, Rice, Corn and More By Sara Pitzer Paperback , Malts, Brewing Herbs By Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher Pa- 168 pages ISBN: 9781603421539 (160342153X) Published perback , 192 pages ISBN: 9781580170109 (1580170102) by Storey Publishing A backyard field of grains? Yes, Published by Storey Publishing Grow Your Own...Brew Your absolutely! Wheat and corn are rapidly replacing grass Own! If you have a backyard, or even a sun-facing porch, in the yards of dedicated locavores across the country. you can greatly enhance the flavor, aroma, and uniqueness For adventurous homeowners who want to get in on the of your homebrew by growing your own hops, brewing movement, Homegrown Whole Grains is the place to begin. herbs, and malt grains. Easy instructions will help you put Growing whole grains is simpler and more rewarding than the “home” into your homebrew from setting up your first most people imagine. With as little as 1000 square feet of hop trellis, to malting grain at home, to brewing recipes land, backyard farmers can grow enough wheat to harvest specially formulated for homegrown ingredients. When you 50 pounds in a single afternoon - and those 50 pounds grow your own organic ingredients, you can be sure they can be baked into 50 loaves of fresh bread. 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Chapters for each grain include inventive recipesFlower & Herb Exchange, Maine Organic Farmers' and Gardeners' Association. They for cereals, desserts, casseroles, salads, soups and stews, and, of course, home-baked breads,have written for Zymurgy magazine and live and brew in Winterport, Maine. Together they have the crowning achievement of the home grain grower. Sara Pitzer shares dozens of ideas forwritten Storey's Brewing Made Easy, Great Beer From Kits, and The Homebrewer's using whole grains - from cooking sturdy wheat berries in a slow cooker to malting barley forGarden. homebrewed beer. Whether milled into nutritional flours or used in any of their unmilled states, wheat, barley, quinoa, and the other grain crops are healthful additions to every diet. abouthttp://sustainableseedco.com/Atlantic-Giant-Pumpkin-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Atomic-Red-Carrot-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 10 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksSustainable Food How to Stay Alive in the Woods How to Buy Right and Spend Less Wondering whether it’s How to Stay Alive in the Woods A Complete Guide to Food, worth it to splurge on the locally raised beef? What about Shelter and Self-Preservation Anywhere By Bradford Angier those organic carrots? New in the Chelsea Green Guides Hardback , 320 pages ISBN: 9781579122218 (1579122213) series, Sustainable Food: How to Buy Right and Spend Less Published by Black Dog & Leventhal   about How to Stay helps the average shopper navigate the choices, whether Alive in the Woods HOW TO STAY ALIVE IN THE WOODS is a strolling the aisles of a modern supermarket or foraging practical, readable-and potentially indispensable-manual at a local farmers market. This down-to-earth, casual for anyone venturing into the great outdoors. Broken guide—small enough to be slipped into your pocket— down into four essential sections, Sustenance, Warmth, answers these and other questions for the shopper: Orientation and Safety, this enlightening guide reveals how What are the differences among organic, local, fair-trade, to catch game without a gun, what plants to eat (full-color free-range, naturally raised, and biodynamic foods? How illustrations of these make identification simple), how to affordable is it to subscribe to a CSA farm—and what are build a warm shelter, make clothing, protect yourself and the advantages? Is it better to choose wild Alaskan salmon signal for help. Detailed illustrations and expanded instruc- at $18.99, or the Chilean farmed fish at $11.99? What tions, newly commissioned for this deluxe edition, offerSKU Price cooking oils can be sustainably sourced? How can a food SKU Price crucial information at a glance, making How to Stay Alive in16517 7.95 co-op increase access to, and affordability of, healthier, 16930 19.95 the Woods truly a lifesaver. A sturdy, durable rubber coverEarth-friendly foods? Where can you find sustainably produced sugar, and are there any local re- with Dayglo type protects this must-have from the elements.placements for sweeteners from faraway lands? What do the distinctions between shade-grownand trellised coffee mean? Is shark okay to eat? How about mackerel? Why is the war on plasticbags so important? Sustainable eating just got easier. About the Author Elise McDonough EliseMcDonough trained at New York City’s Natural Gourmet Institute, but her informal training incounterculture cuisine began at the Cleveland Food Co-op, where she was initiated into theworld of food politics, strange ingredients, and alternative diets. She lives in New York, whereshe volunteers at the Union Square Greenmarket, and is actively involved in many local farmhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Auks-Foxtail-Millet.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Auld-Sod-Tomato-Seed.htmlBooks BooksThe Ann Lovejoy Handbook of Northwest Keeping the HarvestGardening In this updated second edition of Ann Lovejoy's Keeping the Harvest Discover the Homegrown Goodness definitive gardening manual, Lovejoy explains how to cre- of Putting Up Your Own Fruits, Vegetables & Herbs Over ate gorgeous ornamental gardens follwing the principles 200,000 copies in print!  Revised and updated to meet the and techniques of organic and sustainable gardening. USDA guidelines. By Nancy Chioffi and Gretchen Mead Pa- Emphasizing good soil prep, composting, drainage, mulch- perback , 208 pages ISBN: 9780882666501 (0882666509) ing, and proper plant selection. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 11 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksLet It Rot Making Quick Breads Let it Rot! The Gardener's Guide to Composting (Third Making Quick Breads Storey's Country Wisdom Edition) By Stu Campbell Paperback , 160 pages ISBN: Bulletin A-135 By Barbara Karoff Paperback , 32 pages 9781580170239 (1580170234) Published by Storey Pub- ISBN: 9780882667607 (0882667602) Published by Storey lishing about Let it Rot! In 1975, Let it Rot! helped start the Publishing composting movement and taught gardeners everywhere how to recycle waste to create soil-nourishing compost. Contains advice for starting and maintaining a composting system, building bins, and using compost. Third Edition. 267,000 copies in print.   about Stu Campbell Stu Campbell is an accomplished gardener, writer and skier who lives in Stowe, Vermont. He has written Storey's The Home Water Supply, The Mulch Book, Mulch It! and Improving Your Soil as well. Stu is also a compulsive composter-- collecting piles of particularly attractive leaves from theSKU Price side of the road! Stu Campbell is the author of Let it Rot! (a SKU Price16777 12.95 guide to home composting) and The Home Water Supply. 16939 3.99He lives in Stowe, Vermont.http://sustainableseedco.com/Aurora-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Aussie-Tomato-Seed.htmlBooks BooksMaking Your Small Farm Profitable Melons For The Passionate Grower Making Your Small Farm Profitable Apply 25 Guiding Melons for the Passionate Grower With Practical Advice on PrinciplesDevelop New Crops & New MarketsMaximize Growing, Pollinating, Picking, and Preparing an Extraor- Net Profits Per Acre By Ron Macher Paperback , 288 pages dinary Harvest By Amy Goldman; Photographs by Victor ISBN: 9781580171618 (1580171613) Published by Storey Schrager Hardback , 176 pages ISBN: 9781579652135 Publishing   about Making Your Small Farm Profitable This (1579652131) Published by Artisan about Melons for the practical, step-by-step guide to operating a small farm Passionate Grower This year's heirloom tomato is a in the new millennium examines 20 alternative farming melon! Acclaimed gardener Amy Goldman, known to view- enterprises. Readers will learn how to target niche markets ers of Martha Stewart and PBS, is a dedicated seed saver and sustain a farm's biological and economic health. working to preserve fast-disappearing varieties of heirloom about Ron Macher Ron Macher is publisher and editor of melons. Her book, Melons for the Passionate Grower, is a Small Farm Today, a magazine read by 26,000 farmers in celebration of the speckled, bumpy, oh-so-sweet world of the 50 states and in 15 countries. He has also written the the melon—from Minnesota Midget and Georgia Storey title, Making Your Small Farm Profitable, a book Rattlesnake to Ali Baba and Sweet Siberian. Here she filled with proven methods and reasonable planning, profiles more than one hundred varieties, each showcasedSKU Price farming, and marketing advice. Ron has been a farmer for SKU Price in a full-color photographic still life recalling eigh-16945 19.95 more than 30 years. His success has rewarded him many 16778 25 teenth- and nineteenth-century botanical paintings andtimes, including being named one of the top 25 agricultural leaders in the United States by engravings. Goldman also offers expert advice on cultivating and selecting your own melons,Farmer's Digest as well. He currently serves on the Missouri Governor's Advisory as well as the rudiments of seed saving. about Amy Goldman Amy Goldman works to preserveCouncil on Agriculture and on the USDA-SARE (Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education) the agricultural heritage and genetic diversity of the world's fruits and vegetables. KnownExecutive Committee. to viewers of Martha Stewart Television and PBS, she has written for Garden Design and has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times and House & Garden. She is the author of Artisan's Melons for the Passionate Grower and The Compleat Squash. She lives in New York City and Rhinebeck, New York. More about the author about Victor Schrager Victor Schrager's photography has been featured in exhibitions across the country. He is thehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Baby-s-Breath.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Bachelor-Button.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 12 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksMulch It! Natural & Herbal Family Remedies Mulch It! A Practical Guide to Using Mulch in the Garden Natural & Herbal Family Remedies Storey’s Country Wisdom and Landscape By Stu Campbell Paperback , 128 pages Bulletin A-168 By Cynthia Black Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: 9781580173162 (1580173160) Published by Storey ISBN: 9780882667164 (0882667165) Published by Storey Publishing about Mulch It! Weeding. Watering. Soil Publishing   Recipes for:  Skin afflictions, aches, pains, improvement. Frost and heat protection. Wouldn't it immune system, sore throats, colds, healing teas, soups, be wonderful if these gardening and landscaping chores skin, hair, herbal baths, vinegar tonics, yogurt and Sachets.  could be simplified with one easy method? They can! This Also includes recipes specifically for mothers, infants and book is a reader's guide to the gardener's secret animals.  weapon for healthy, carefree and beautiful gardens and landscapes - mulch. Advice on every kind of mulch and on how to use mulches on everything from landscape plantings to vegetable gardens makes this the one book that gives readers everything they need to know to use mulch most effectively.     about Stu Campbell Stu CampbellSKU Price is an accomplished gardener, writer and skier who lives in SKU Price16823 12.95 Stowe, Vermont. He has written Storey's The Home 16924 3.99Water Supply, The Mulch Book, Mulch It! and Improving Your Soil as well. Stu is also a compul-sive composter--collecting piles of particularly attractive leaves from the side of the road! StuCampbell is the author of Let it Rot! (a guide to home composting) and The Home Water Supply.He lives in Stowe, Vermont.http://sustainableseedco.com/Baku-Hulless-Barley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Balanced-Vegetable-Amendment.htmlBooks BooksNatural Beekeeping Organic Futures Natural Beekeeping Organic Approaches to Modern Organic Futures The Case for Organic Farming   Organic Apiculture by Ross Conrad Foreword by Gary Nabhan Futures presents an overwhelming argument for replac- Long-term solutions for healthy beehives. The various ing modern farming methods with organic techniques. chemicals used in beekeeping have, for the past decades, Exploring the history, politics, and practicalities of organic held Varroa Destructor, a mite, and other major pests at farming, Adrian Myers shows how the current techniques bay, but chemical resistance is building and evolution of agriculture and horticulture--based on chemical threatens to overtake the best that laboratory chemists fertilizers that inevitably bring about the deterioration of have to offer. In fact, there is evidence that chemical soil life--cannot provide a longterm sustainable future for treatments are making the problem worse. Natural humankind. Beekeeping flips the script on traditional approaches by proposing a program of selective breeding and natural hive management. Conrad brings together the best organic and natural approaches to keeping honeybees healthy and productive. Readers will learn about nontoxic methods ofSKU Price controlling mites, eliminating American foulbrood disease SKU Price16503 35 (without the use of antibiotics), breeding strategies, and 16511 22.5many other tips and techniques for maintaining healthy hives. Specific concepts and detailedmanagement techniques are covered in a matter-of-fact, easy-to-implement way. NaturalBeekeeping describes opportunities for the seasoned professional to modify existing operations,increase profits, and eliminate the use of chemical treatments. Beginners will need no otherbook to guide them. Whether you are an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to developan integrated pest management approach or someone who wants to sell honey at a premiumprice, this is the book you've been waiting for. About the Author Ross Conrad Ross Conradlearned his craft from the late Charles Mraz, world-renowned beekeeper and founder ofhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Banana-Legs-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Banana-Melon.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 13 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksOrganic Gardening Pastured Poultry Profit Organic Gardening The Natural No-Dig Way BY Charles Pastured Poultry Profits A couple working six months per Dowding   Based on his experience of a system of perma- year for 50 hours per week on 20 acres can net $25,000- nent slightly-raised beds, author Charles Dowding takes $30,000 per year with an investment equivalent to the you through a delicious variety of fruit and vegetables: price of one new medium-sized tractor. Seldom has what to choose, when to plant and harvest, and how best agriculture held out such a plum. In a day when main-line to avoid pests and diseases. Organic Gardening includes farm experts predict the continued demise of the family recipes to inspire you to culinary heights with your farm, the pastured poultry opportunity shines like a fresh-picked produce. Dowding shares his philosophy, tips, beacon in the night, guiding the way to a brighter future. and techniques that have enabled him to run a successful About the Author Joel Salatin Called “the high priest of the organic garden that has supplied local restaurants and pasture” by The New York Times, Joel Salatin likes to refer shops for 25 years. Encouraging readers to forget the rules, to himself as a “Christian-libertarian-environmentalist- Dowding suggests gardeners will better understand what lunatic farmer.” He lives with his family on Polyface Farm in is going on in your soil, plants, garden, and climate when the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. Salatin has developed you develop your own methods of gardening. Most radi- a system of pasture rotation that produces nutrient-richSKU Price cally, Dowding illustrates a method for ensuring that you SKU Price grass and maximizes the composting of animal waste. Each16425 22 never need to till your soil again, instead relying upon the 16513 35 species on the farm is dependent on another. The cows, fornatural balance that comes with respecting life, spreading good compost, and allowing worms example, eat the nutrient rich grass in Pasture A and then are moved to Pasture.to play a key role in your maintenance. About the Author Charles Dowding Charles Dowding hasgrown vegetables and salads organically for more than 25 years in Somerset, England, usingsurface composting methods. He started growing vegetables commercially in 1982 with one ofthe first vegetable-box schemes, and is currently farming an acre, selling about 200 salad bagsof different sizes every week. “You know I get in trouble with the staff sometimes for telling ithow I see it.  They ask me why I would offer a book for sale if I didn't like it?  Well, that isjust the point!  It is my opinion.  You may feel different and like the book.   However, I do nothttp://sustainableseedco.com/Basic-Bread-Baking.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Basic-Butchering-of-Livestock-and-Game.htmlBooks BooksPerennial Vegetables Permaculture in a Nutshell Perennial Vegetables From Artichokes to Zuiki Taro, a Permaculture in a Nutshell by Patrick Whitefield Preface by Gardener's Guide to Over 100 Delicious, Easy-to-Grow Jonathon Porritt This inspiring book is a concise and acces- Edibles by Eric Toensmeier   The garden that never stops sible introduction to the principles and practice of permac- giving. There is a fantastic array of vegetables you can ulture in temperate climates. It explains how permaculture grow in your garden, and not all of them are annuals. In works in the city and the countryside, including on farms, Perennial Vegetables the adventurous gardener will find in- and also explores ways people can work in cooperation to formation, tips, and sound advice on less common edibles recreate real communities. Permaculture in a Nutshell is the that will make any garden a perpetual, lowmaintenance ideal introduction to this complex subject—essential source of food. Imagine growing vegetables that require reading for those wishing to understand how a new way of just about the same amount of care as the flowers in perceiving horticulture can transform our relations other your perennial beds and borders--no annual tilling and humans and with the Earth. About the Author Patrick planting. They thrive and produce abundant and nutritious Whitefield Patrick Whitefield is one of Europe’s crops throughout the season. It sounds too good to be true, foremost authors, teachers, and practitioners of temperate- but in Perennial Vegetables author and plant specialist Eric climate permaculture. Patrick’s previous booksSKU Price Toensmeier (Edible Forest Gardens) introduces gardeners SKU Price include: Permaculture in a Nutshell, The Earth Care Manual,16502 35 to a world of little-known and wholly underappreciated 16928 8.99 How To Make a Forest Garden, and Tipi Living.plants. Ranging beyond the usual suspects (asparagus, rhubarb, and artichoke) to include such“minor” crops as ground cherry and ramps (both have found their way onto exclusive restaurantmenus) and the much sought-after, antioxidant-rich wolfberry (also known as goji berries),Toensmeier explains how to raise, tend, harvest, and cook with plants that yield great crops andsatisfaction. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 14 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksPermaculture Pickles & Relishes Permaculture Principles and Pathways Beyond Sustain- Pickles & Relishes From Apples to Zucchini, 150 Recipes for ability David Holmgren brings into sharper focus the Preserving the Harvest By Andrea Chesman Paperback , powerful and still evolving Permaculture concept he 160 pages ISBN: 9780882667447 (0882667440) Published pioneered with Bill Mollison in the 1970s. It draws together by Storey Publishing   Over 100,000 copies in print!  An ex- and integrates 25 years of thinking and teaching to reveal haustive look at the subject with over 150 delicious recipes!  a whole new way of understanding and action behind a simple set of design principles. The 12 design principles are each represented by a positive action statement, an icon and a traditional proverb or two that captures the essence of each principle. Holmgren draws a correlation between every aspect of how we organize our lives, communities and landscapes and our ability to creatively adapt to the ecological realities that shape human destiny. For students and teachers of Permaculture this book provides somethingSKU Price more fundamental and distilled than Mollison's en- SKU Price16512 30 cyclopedic Designers Manual. For the general reader it pro- 16942 10.95vides refreshing perspectives on a range of environmental issues and shows how permacultureis much more than just a system of gardening. For anyone seriously interested in understandingthe foundations of sustainable design and culture, this book is essential reading. Although abook of ideas, the big picture is repeatedly grounded by reference to Holmgren's ownplace, Melliodora, and other practical examples.   About the Author David Holmgren DavidHolmgren is best known as the co-originator with Bill Mollison of the permaculture conceptfollowing the publication of “Permaculture One” in 1978. Since then he has written severalmore books, developed three properties using permaculture principles, conducted workshopshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Basil-Purple.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Bear-Claw.htmlBooks BooksRainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands andBeyond Vol. 1 Beyond Vol. 2 Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol. 1 Guid- Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond Vol. 2 Turn ing Principles to Welcome Rain into Your Life and Land- water scarcity into water abundance! Earthworks are one scape Foreword by Gary Nabhan 2007 ArizonaGlyph Book of the easiest, least expensive, and most effective ways Awards Winner Best GardeningAgriculture Book Best First of passively harvesting and conserving multiple sources Book Turn water scarcity into water abundance! Rainwater of water in the soil. Associated vegetation then pumps Harvesting for Drylands: Guiding Principles to Welcome the harvested water back out in the form of beauty, food, Rain into Your Life and Landscape is the first volume of shelter, wildlife habitat, and passive heating and cooling three-volume guide on how to conceptualize, design, and strategies, while controlling erosion, increasing soil fertil- implement sustainable water-harvesting systems for your ity, reducing downstream flooding, and improving water home, landscape, and community. This book enables you and air quality. Building on the information presented to assess your on-site resources, gives you a diverse array in Volume 1, this book shows you how to select, place, of strategies to maximize their potential, and empowers size, construct, and plant your chosen water-harvesting you with guiding principles to create an integrated, multi- earthworks. It presents detailed how-to information and functional water-harvesting plan specific to your site and variations of a diverse array of earthworks, includingSKU Price needs. Volume 1 helps bring your site to life, reduce your SKU Price chapters on mulch, vegetation, and greywater recycling so16508 24.95 cost of living, endow you with skills of self-reliance, and 16509 32.95 you can customize the techniques to the unique require-create living air conditioners of vegetation growing beauty, food, and wildlife habitat. Stories ments of your site. Real life stories and examples permeate the book, including: How curb cutsof people who are successfully welcoming rain into their life and landscape will invite you to do redirect street runoff to passively irrigate flourishing shade trees planted along the street Howthe same! About the Author Brad Lancaster Brad Lancaster has taught, designed, and consulted check dams have helped create springs and perennial flows in once-dry creeks How infiltrationon the sustainable design system of permaculture and integrated rainwater harvesting systems basins are creating thriving rain-fed gardens How backyard greywater laundromats are turningsince 1993. He lives on the thriving 18th-acre urban permaculture site he created in downtown “wastewater” into a resource growing food, beauty, and shade that builds community, and moreTucson, Arizona. ... 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 15 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksRoses Love Garlic Salsas! Roses Love Garlic Companion Planting and Other Secrets Salsas! Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletin A-176 By Glenn of Flowers By Louise Riotte Paperback , 256 pages ISBN: Andrews Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: 9780882667294 9781580170284 (1580170285) Published by Storey (0882667297) Published by Storey Publishing   Preserving Publishing bout Roses Love Garlic This sequel to Carrots Red Salsas Green Salsas Hotter that Hades Salsas Vegetable Love Tomatoes lists hundreds of herbs and flowers, with Salsas Tons of recipes of course! information on how their proximity can maximize the health and yield of vegetables, berry bushes, and fruit and nut trees. This edition features a dozen illustrated garden plans. 178,000 copies in print.   about Louise Riotte Beloved Storey author and life-long gardener Louise Riotte passed away in 1998 at the age of 89. She wrote 12 books on gardening, companion planting, and garden lore, among them the ever-popular Carrots Love Tomatoes, which has sold approximately 515,000 copies. Her father taught herSKU Price to believe in and practice astrology, while her mother was SKU Price16780 14.95 a practicing herbalist. Together they inevitably influenced 16940 3.99her life and her books, Roses Love Garlic, Astrological Gardening, Sleeping with a Sunflower,Catfish Ponds & Lily Pads, and her most recent book, Raising Animals by the Moon. Her own linedrawings are included in all her books. Before authoring books, Riotte was a ghost writer forSimon & Schuster and for Jerry Baker’s radio gardening show, and she wrote a number of ar-ticles for Organic Gardening as well. Riotte took pride in her garden near her home in Ardmore,Oklahoma, which her son Eugene helped care for in her later years.http://sustainableseedco.com/Benary-s-Giant-Yellow-Zinna.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Beneficial-Insect-Mix.htmlBooks BooksSaving Seeds Secrets to Great Soil Saving Seeds The Gardener’s Guide to Growing and Saving Secrets to Great Soil By Elizabeth Stell Paperback , 224 Vegetable and Flower Seeds By Marc Rogers Paperback , pages ISBN: 9781580170086 (1580170080) Published by 192 pages ISBN: 9780882666341 (0882666347) Published Storey Publishing Contents: Get to know your soil Creating by Storey Publishing about Saving Seeds Our grandparents fertile soil Soil_building tools Making and using compost did it.  And their grandparents before them.  In fact, saving Mulches, amendments, and green manures How to choose seeds is as old as gardening itself.  Why then is it such a and apply fertilizer Improving new sites and problem soils neglected component of gardening today?  Many say that Fine_tuning tips for specific plants A soil-care calender because seeds from catologs are so cheap we don’t need to Appendixes: Earthworm suppliers Soil analysis labs about save our own.  Have you figured out lately what you spend Elizabeth Stell A life-long avid organic gardener, Elizabeth on seeds each year to grow the same plant?  (And doesn’t Stell was a childhood composter who persuaded her par- it seem to be a little more each year?)  Now multiply that ents to turn over a few square feet of suburban yard to her figure by the number of years you expect to have a garden.  trench composting experiment. This success at an early age Adds up, doesn’t it?  But even if it still doesn’t seem like a led to her interest in botany, soil science and environmental lot, the bottom line is that it’s money you just don’t have to studies in college. She has managed the herb gardens atSKU Price spend!  Let Marc Rogers introduce you to the world of seed SKU Price the Hancock Shaker Village, worked in the Comstock, Ferre16781 14.95 saving, where you will save money, strengthen your plant 16828 19.99 greenhouse, volunteered at San Francisco's Strybingstrains, and find a new appreciation and understanding of your garden. about Marc Rogers Arboretum, and has edited many projects. Stell contributed to the Holt Dictionary of EcologyOriginally published in 1978 as Growing and Saving Vegetable Seeds, Marc Rogers has written and Environmental Science as well as Rodale's Landscaping with Perennials. Her Storeythe popular and useful re-printed Storey guide, Saving Seeds. title is Secrets to Great Soil. She is currently a horticultural consultant and editor for the IMP Gardening Made Easy project.http://sustainableseedco.com/Benewah-Tomato-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Benning-s-Green-Tint-Scallop.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 16 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksSeed to Seed Small-Scale Grain Raising Seed to Seed Seed Saving and Growing Techniques for Small-Scale Grain Raising An Organic Guide to Growing, Vegetable Gardeners by Suzanne Ashworth Foreword Processing, and Using Nutritious Whole Grains for Home by Kent Whealy “An estimated 60 million Americans Gardeners and Local Farmers by Gene Logsdon   “Inter- grow a portion of their own food in a vegetable garden. spersed with good-humored vintage anecdotes and his Their planting needs are supplied by 255 mail order seed usual ‘Contrary Farmer’ commentary, this primer elevates companies, countless local outlets for seeds and plants, the status of grain-growing on farms of all sizes (from the and the ever-present grocery store seed rack . . . There have backyard on up) to a happy essential.” —Jennifer always been a substantial minority of gardeners, however, McMullen, reviewed in The Ethicurean First published in who bypass the garden seed industry completely by saving 1977, this book—from one of America’s most their own seeds from year to year. Some of these seed sav- famous and prolific agricultural writers—became ers, remnants of a recently lost peasant agriculture which an almost instant classic among homestead gardeners and purchased nothing that could be produced at home, are small farmers. Now fully updated and available once more, still planting the same vegetable varieties that their great- Small-Scale Grain Raising offers a entirely new generation grandparents grew. Other new converts to seed saving of readers the best introduction to a wide range of bothSKU Price may be trying to save something special discovered along SKU Price common and lesser-known specialty grains and related16403 24.95 the way, or to obtain unique plant material not available 16411 29.95 field crops, from corn, wheat, and rye to buckwheat,commercially. Still others have simply been touched by the powerful satisfaction that comes millet, rice, spelt, flax, and even beans and sunflowers. More and more Americans are seekingfrom a garden which is genuinely self-perpetuating.” --from the Introduction Seed to Seed is out locally grown foods, yet one of the real stumbling blocks to their efforts has been findinga complete seed-saving guide that describes specific techniques for saving the seeds of 160 local sources for grains, which are grown mainly on large, distant corporate farms. At the samedifferent vegetables. This book contains detailed information about each vegetable, including time, commodity prices for grains—and the products made from them—haveits botanical classification, flower structure and means of pollination, required population size, skyrocketed due to rising energy costs and increased demand. In this book, Gene Logsdonisolation distance, techniques for caging or hand-pollination, and also the proper methods for proves that anyone who has access to a large garden or small farm can (and should) thinkharvesting, drying, cleaning, and storing the seeds. Seed to Seed is widely acknowledged as the outside the agribusiness box and learn to grow healthy whole grains or beans—the basebest guide available for home gardeners to learn effective ways to produce and store seeds on a of our culinary food pyramid—alongside their fruits and vegetables. Starting from thehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Bere-Barley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Bibb-Lettuce-Seed.htmlBooks BooksSolviva Starter Vegetable Gardens Solviva How to Grow $500,000 on One Acre & Peace on Starter Vegetable Gardens 24 No-Fail Plans for Small Earth By Anna Edey   Greenhouse GOLD! —Organic Organic Gardens By Barbara Pleasant Paperback , 180 Gardening Magazine This book is about one woman's pages ISBN: 9781603425292 (1603425292) Published by vision and commitment to learning to live sustainably and Storey Publishing   about Starter Vegetable Gardens Home in harmony with life on Earth. Since 1976 Anna Edey has vegetable gardening is all the rage. Millions of Americans made one astonishing discovery after another, developing have picked up spade and hoe and are digging into the soil methods of sustainable living under the name Solviva for the first time. But starting a garden isn’t always Solar-Dynamic, Bio-Benign Design. The results of her simple. Many hopeful growers find themselves confused experiments and methods have again and again exceeded by the dizzying array of things to know about soil quality, highest hopes and expectations. Solviva describes the garden layout, seeds, temperatures, planting schedules, exciting trials and triumphs of her journey and offers fertilizer, pests, watering, and harvesting. Still other first- convincing proof that we can, with today's technol- time gardeners plant too much, only to find themselves ogy and knowledge, live in ways that reduce pollution and overwhelmed and exhausted by July. Barbara Pleasant is depletion of resources by 80 percent or more, and at the here to help. In Starter Vegetable Gardens, Pleasant a mas-SKU Price same time reduce the cost of living and improve the quality SKU Price ter gardener and award-winning gardening writer takes16426 35 of life in urban and rural locations. Solviva contains 155 16933 19.95 the guesswork out of growing food, explaining in simple,color illustrations and detailed instructions and recommendations to help others along their straightforward language how to start, maintain, and expand a bountiful vegetable garden inown journeys toward living sustainably. About the Author Anna Edey Anna Edey's work small, manageable spaces. Pleasant presents 24 no-fail, small-scale garden plans from a simplehas been featured on television and radio, and in newspapers and magazines around the world. bag garden (planted right in soil bags!) to an orderly border and from a family food factory toShe has lectured and consulted widely in the United States and has received awards from the specialty beds for salads, Cajun flavors, and Italian cuisine. For each plan she provides plant andUnited Nations Environment Program, Renew America, Amway Corporation, Massachusetts material lists, a plot layout, four-color photographs, and tips for succession planting to keepDepartment of Food and Agriculture, and Aveda Corporation. Farmers John's Review the garden productive all season long. Her all-organic approach ensures that the harvest is notNot real thrilled that this book was printed in China and NOT on post consumer paper.  Kind of simply tasty but also chemical-free. Pleasant anticipates and answers novice gardeners myriaddiminishes Anna's message to live lightly on the earth.  It also reads a bit like something questions, guiding readers through the complexities of assessing site and soil, understand-http://sustainableseedco.com/Big-Ideas-for-Northwest-Small-Gardens.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Big-Max-Pumpkin-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 17 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksStarting Seeds Indoors Storey Guide to Raising Chickens ’s Starting Seeds Indoors Storey Country Wisdom Bul- Storey's Guide to Raising Chickens 4th Edition By Gail letin A-104 By Ann Reilly Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: Damerow Paperback , 448 pages  ISBN: 9781603424691 9780882665191 (0882665197) Published by Storey (1603424695) Published by Storey Publishing Publishing Before you Germinate Special Treatments What Storey’s Guide to Raising Chickens includes all the you will need to get started Sowing seeds indoors Medium, information farmers need — from choosing breeds containers, etc. Transplanting Germination chart with days and hatching chicks to building coops and keeping the to germination, last frost and transplant dist. birds healthy and safe from predators — to keep chickens or run an egg business. The 3rd edition, now with 188,000 copies in print contains new and expanded features: • “Fowl Disposition” — new chapter on training chickens and understanding their intelligence • Expanded coverage of hobby farming • Disease section now includes information on avian influenza and fowl first aid Storey's Guide to RaisingSKU Price SKU Price Series is the essential animal husbandry information from16818 3.99 16847 19.99 the trusted source. With a combined total of 1.7 million copies in print. Praise for the book: “I didn't know how much I didn't know until I bought this book.” - Keith, Bakersfield, CA about Gail Damerow Gail Damerow runs a small- scale farm raising chickens and other animals. She is the editor of Rural Heritage magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, and the author of seven Storey books on animals, with a combined 455,000 copies in print.http://sustainableseedco.com/Birdhouse-Bottle-Gourd-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Black-B.S.-Hulless-Barley.htmlBooks BooksSuccessful Small-Scale Farming Surviving and Thriving on the Land Successful Small-Scale Farming An Organic Ap- Surviving and Thriving on the Land How to Use Your Time proach By Karl Schwenke Paperback , 144 pages ISBN: and Energy to Run a Successful Smallholding by Rebecca 9780882666426 (0882666428) Published by Storey Laughton   It’s a dream come true when you finally Publishing   about Successful Small-Scale Farming get a piece of land or join an eco-community and start to “My advice is as old as the plow.”  So says plan your sustainable land-based enterprise. But all too author, Karl Schwenke of his guide to making a full- or often the dream is spoiled by lack of money, stress, exhaus- part-time living on the land, a book for anyone who plans tion, and poor time management, and your work and to own a small farm.  With sections on soil management, future plans can dissolve into discord, illness, and poverty. farm practices, cash crop selections, machinery, and many Smallholdings provide food, home, fuel, and employment other topics, as well as comprehensive series of appendices, for those who run them and local, seasonal, often organic the author touches upon the basics of getting started with and ethical food and timber for an expanding market. one’s own small-scale farm.  Schwenke, himself a Surviving and Thriving on the Land looks at ways in which small farm owner, has provided a great practical resource projects can be designed that care for the people involved for the beginning cash crop grower.  Get started on in them as well as the earth that they are trying to protect.SKU Price acquiring “the hodgepodge of knowledge blended SKU Price If land-based ecological projects are to offer a realistic solu-16932 14.95 with a plethora of skills” necessary to becoming 16429 24.95 tion to the problems we face in the twenty-first century, ita successful organic farmer. about Karl Schwenke Karl Schwenke is a professional writer who is imperative that they be sustainable in terms of human energy. This book offers a framework,lives with wife Sue on a farm in Newbury, Vermont, where they have raised strawberries, pigs backed up by real-life examples, of issues to consider when setting up a new project or forand hay among other crops. Together, this couple has written the book Build Your Own Stone overcoming human-energy-based problems in existing projects. About the Author RebeccaHouse, and Karl wrote the Storey title Successful Small-Scale Farming. His other work includes Laughton Rebecca Laughton lived for 4 years at Tinker’s Bubble, an ecological com-Sierra North and Sierra South from Wilderness Press, an organization in Berkeley, California, that munity in Somerset where the residents manage 40 acres of land without the use of fossil fuels.he co-founded after graduating from college. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 18 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksTeaming with Microbes The Apple Grower Teaming with Microbes The Organic Gardener's Guide The Apple Grower A Guide for the Organic Orchardist, to the Soil Food Web, Revised Edition By Jeff Lowenfels and Second Edition by Michael Phillips   “This is a book I'd Wayne Lewis Hardback , 220 pages ISBN: 9781604691139 love to have written—the best source available (1604691131) Published by Timber Press   about Teaming of all the best information on growing healthy apples.” with Microbes Smart gardeners know that soil is anything —Elliot Coleman, author of The New organic Grower but an inert substance. Healthy soil is teeming with life and Four-Season Harvest The definitive guide to growing — not just earthworms and insects, but a staggering apples wisely, naturally, and with gentle impact on the multitude of bacteria, fungi, and other microorganisms. earth. For decades fruit growers have sprayed their trees When we use chemical fertilizers, we injure the microbial with toxic chemicals in an attempt to control a range of life that sustains healthy plants, and thus become increas- insect and fungal pests. Yet it is possible to grow apples ingly dependent on an arsenal of artificial substances, responsibly, by applying the intuitive knowledge of our many of them toxic to humans as well as other forms of great-grandparents with the fruits of modern scien- life. But there is an alternative to this vicious circle: to tific research and innovation. Since The Apple Grower garden in a way that strengthens, rather than destroys, the first appeared in 1998, orchardist Michael Phillips hasSKU Price soil food web — the complex world of soil-dwelling SKU Price continued his research with apples, which have been called16925 24.95 organisms whose interactions create a nurturing environ- 16404 39.99 “organic's final frontier.” In this new edition of hisment for plants. By eschewing jargon and overly technical language, the authors make the widely acclaimed work, Phillips delves even deeper into the mysteries of growing good fruitbenefits of cultivating the soil food web available to a wide audience, from devotees of organic with minimal inputs. Some of the cuttingedge topics he explores include: The use of kaolin claygardening techniques to weekend gardeners who simply want to grow healthy, vigorous plants as an effective strategy against curculio and borers, as well as its limitations Creating a diverse,without resorting to chemicals. about Jeff Lowenfels Jeff Lowenfels has been writing a weekly healthy orchard ecosystem through understory management of plants, nutrients, and beneficialcolumn for the Anchorage Daily News since 1977. A member of the Garden Writers of America microorganisms How to make a small apple business viable by focusing on heritage and re-Hall of Fame, he is a leading proponent of gardening using the concepts of the soil food web. gional varieties, value-added products, and the “community orchard” model   The author'sAfter working at his father's hobby farm in his youth, he developed a life-long love of personal voice and clear-eyed advice have already made The Apple Grower a classic amonggardening that has led him to writing countless articles, hosting a popular gardening television small-scale growers and home orchardists. In fact, anyone serious about succeeding with appleshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Black-Cherry-Soap.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Black-Diamond-Watermelon-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksThe Backyard Berry Book The Backyard Homestead The Backyard Berry Book A Hands-on Guide to Gardening The Backyard Homestead Produce all the food you need on Berries, Brambles, & Vine Fruit in the Home Garden by just a quarter acre! Edited by Carleen Madigan Paperback , Stella Otto   “...packed with reliable methods and details of 368 pages ISBN: 9781603421386 (1603421386) Published berry growing one seldom encounters in books twice this by Storey Publishing Put your backyard to work! Enjoy one's size. Otto provides such a thorough guide to the fresher, organic, better-tasting food all the time. The solu- all-important first step of preparing a site for berries, that it tion is as close as your own backyard. Grow the vegetables actually can serve as priority reading in starting any kind of and fruits your family loves; keep bees; raise chickens, gardening.” —Gene Logsdon, Author of The Contrary goats, or even a cow. The Backyard Homestead shows you Farmer and over a dozen other books Here's hands-on how it's done. And when the harvest is in, you'll advice from a professional horticulturist and experienced learn how to cook, preserve, cure, brew, or pickle the fruits fruit grower to help gardeners create an edible landscape. of your labor. From a quarter of an acre, you can harvest The Backyard Berry Book provided all the information that 1,400 eggs, 50 pounds of wheat, 60 pounds of fruit, 2,000 backyard gardeners need to grow strawberries, rhubarb, pounds of vegetables, 280 pounds of pork, 75 pounds of raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, lingonberries, nuts. about Carleen Madigan Before becoming an editorSKU Price currants, gooseberries, grapes, and kiwi fruit. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 19 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksThe Basics of Permaculture Design The Berry Grower’s Companion The Basics of Permaculture Design by Ross Mars   The Basics The Berry Grower's Companion By Barbara L. of Permaculture Design, first published in Australia in 1996, Bowling Paperback , 308 pages ISBN: 9780881927269 is an excellent introduction to the principles of permacul- (0881927260) Published by Timber Press about The Berry ture, design processes, and the tools needed for designing Grower's Companion Now available in a convenient sustainable gardens, farms, and larger communities. paperback format, this berry growing reference is an Packed with useful tips, clear illustrations, and a wealth of essential guide for anyone growing them for pleasure or for experience, it guides you through designs for gardens, ur- profit. Berry fruits have long been used and appreciated in ban and rural properties, water harvesting systems, animal the kitchen, but the aesthetic appeal and practical benefits systems, permaculture in small spaces like balconies and they bring to the garden landscape are all too often patios, farms, schools, and ecovillages. This is both a do- ignored. Whether using strawberry plants for ground cover, ityourself guide for the enthusiast and a useful reference enjoying the colorful autumn foliage of blueberry bushes, for permaculture designers.   About the Author Ross Mars or training a grapevine to climb a trellis, gardeners will Ross Mars is an experienced permaculture teacher, designer find that berry plants can make highly versatile contribu- and consultant. He is a qualified high school teacher and tions to a range of environments. Backyard gardeners, asSKU Price has been actively involved in permaculture education in SKU Price well as small fruit growers and nursery people, will find16433 25 schools. He is the author of the well known text The Basics 16773 19.95 an abundance of valuable, practical information in thisof Permaculture Design and has also produced an educational video on energy efficient housing volume, including plant lists and tables, cultivation tips, and color photographs for plant iden-called Passive Solar Design of Buildings. ... tification. about Barbara L. Bowling Barbara Bowling names small fruits as one of her greatest passions. She has worked as a professor of horticulture since 1984, having started her career as an assistant professor of pomology at Rutgers University. She has served as the associate editor of HortScience, editor of the North American Bramble Growers Association Newsletter, and chairperson of the American Society for Horticultural Sciences' Viticulture and Small Fruit Working Group. Barbara is a member of the American Pomological Society, the North American Strawberry Growers Association, the North American Bramble Growers and the Americanhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Black-From-Tula-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Black-Giant-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksThe Chicken Health Handbook The Compleat Squash The Chicken Health Handbook By Gail Damerow Paperback The Compleat Squash A Passionate Grower's , 352 pages ISBN: 9780882666112 (0882666118) Published Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Gourds A Passion- by Storey Publishing about The Chicken Health Handbook ate Grower's Guide to Pumpkins, Squashes, and Packed with relevant information for all breeds and Gourds By Amy Goldman; Photographs by Victor Schrager ages, this book covers nutrition, disease, immunity, and Hardback , 216 pages ISBN: 9781579652517 (1579652514) anatomy. Written for the chicken fancier and nonspecial- Published by Artisan about The Compleat Squash Part ist. Chapter Titles Chicken Health Health and Nutrition gardening book, part “encounters with remarkable vegeta- Anatomy of a Chicken External Parasites Internal Parasites bles,” Amy Goldman's The Compleat Squash unearths Worms Internal Parasites Protozoa Infection Diseases Envi- the personalities—yes, personalities—of the ronment Related Problems Diagnostic Guides Postmortem pumpkin and the squash. They are members in good stand- Examination Therapy Enhancing Immunity Incubation and ing in the horticultural hall of fame, and Goldman lovingly Brooding Problems Chickens and Human Health about Gail ponders their case histories and culinary merits both with Damerow Gail Damerow runs a small-scale farm raising common and uncommon varieties. She gets glorious help chickens and other animals. 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More about the author Farmers John's Review instructions are included for the gardener, and for the cook a selection of recipes that show offThis is the best and most complete chicken health book I have seen.  I've had chickens for the unique, lovely flavors of these versatile vegetables. about Amy Goldman Amy Goldmanyears and most books just give a little chapter on health issues.  I could never find the problem I works to preserve the agricultural heritage and genetic diversity of the world's fruits andwas looking for until this book came along.  This book covers just about everything.  My copy is vegetables. Known to viewers of Martha Stewart Television and PBS, she has written for Gardenwell worn out.  If you own chickens you should have this book.   Design and has been profiled in such publications as The New York Times and House & Garden. She is the author of Artisan's Melons for the Passionate Grower and The Compleat Squash. She lives in New York City and Rhinebeck, New York. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 20 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksThe Complete Book of Garlic The Complete Chile Pepper The Complete Book of Garlic A Guide for Gardeners, Grow- The Complete Chile Pepper Book A Gardener’s Guide to ers, and Serious Cooks By Ted Jordan Meredith Hardback , Choosing, Growing, Preserving, and Cooking By Dave 332 pages ISBN: 9780881928839 (0881928836) Published DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland Hardback , 336 pages ISBN: by Timber Press about The Complete Book of Garlic An 9780881929201 (0881929204) Published by Timber Press     essential element in cuisines around the world, garlic about The Complete Chile Pepper Book Chile peppers are enjoys near mythic status among cooks, chefs, foodies, and hot -- in every sense of the word. They add culinary fire to enthusiasts of natural remedies. Worldwide, garlic cultiva- thousands of dishes from a variety of cuisines and inspire tion occupies over 2 million acres of farmland, an area that near-fanatical devotion in those who have succumbed has more than doubled since 1970. Yet even garlic fanciers to their incendiary charms. In this comprehensive book, may be unable to tell hardneck from softneck, or Purple world chile experts Dave DeWitt and Paul W. Bosland have Stripe from Rocambole, not to mention the hundreds assembled all the information that anyone with an interest of cultivated varieties grown today, many with distinct in chile peppers could ever hope to find. Detailed profiles differences in taste and character. In fact, the wealth of of the 100 most popular chile varieties include information garlic varieties in nearly a dozen horticultural groups rivals on how to grow chiles; how to diagnose and remedy prob-SKU Price that of corn, carrots, apples, and peaches. 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Especially useful are the Quick Guides, which summarize information on growing clear photographs and precise descriptions will clear up the mystery. The Complete Chile Pepperand buying garlic and provide recommendations for the best-tasting cultivars for specific uses Book is the only guide to chiles you’ll ever need. It’s a scorcher. about Dave DeWitt A foremostand climates. Lists of garlic sources and organizations are a boon to the aficionado. Whether you international expert on capsicums, Dave DeWitt has written or coauthored more than 30 booksshare Ted Jordan Meredith's “garlic affliction” or just find the pungent bulb indispensable, on peppers and has edited two magazines on the subject. His Chile Pepper Encyclopedia wonhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Black-Krim-DF-Tomato.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Black-Krim-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksThe Complete Compost Gardening Guide Golden Gate Gardening The Complete Compost Gardening Guide Banner batches, The Complete Guide to Year-Round Food Gardening in the grow heaps, comforter compost, and other amazing San Francisco Bay Area & Coastal California, Revised Edition techniques for saving time and money, and producing Pam Peirce Growing vegetables as good as those served at the most flavorful, nutritous vegetables ever. By Barbara Chez Panisse is easy with this updated edition of Golden Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin Paperback , 320 pages  Gate Gardening. Full of information and camaraderie, this ISBN: 9781580177023 (1580177026) Published by Storey book explains how to grow common favorite vegetables Publishing about The Complete Compost Gardening Guide and herbs and add unusual ones that bring variety to the Barbara Pleasant and Deborah L. Martin turn the compost garden. It covers a host of topics such as how to organize a bin upside down with their liberating system of keeping garden, what to do about pests, and much more. compost heaps right in the garden, rather than in some dark corner behind the garage. The compost and the plants live together from the beginning in a nourishing, organic environment. The authors' bountiful, compost-rich gardens require less digging, weeding, mulching, andSKU Price even less planting. And here's one of the best parts SKU Price16815 19.95 — no more backbreaking slogs from compost bin 16497 27.95to garden. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 21 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksThe Contrary Farmer The Earth-Sheltered House The Contrary Farmer By  Gene Logsdon   Reading about The Earth-Sheltered House An Architect's Sketchbook farming has its own vicarious pleasures too, even for by Malcolm Wells   “Malcolm Wells has been an inspiration someone who actually lives in the country. The more to two generations of architecture students. This book practical the book the better I like it, especially if it gives should be required reading for everyone making decisions me a glimpse of how rural life used to look--or how it about the built environment.” —Steve Heckeroth, ought to look. So here are two places to start. The first award-winning solar designerbuilder The Earth-Sheltered is Gene Logsdon's “The Contrary Farmer” (Chelsea House is a classic in the annals of sustainable building Green). Logsdon is full of good, practical sense and he is books, written by a legend in the field of environmentally the best--and most plain-spoken--philosopher of rural responsible architecture. Malcolm Wells has a fundamen- living I know. The other book is harder to find--or will tally different way of looking at the design and building be until April, when it is reissued by Chelsea Green. It is process, and his iconoclastic perspective has never been William Cobbett's “Cottage Economy,” which was more apparent. Wells’s work is revolutionary, but published in 1822 and was meant to teach its readers what readers will find his message to be pure common sense. had been forgotten about rural living in a single genera- Earth sheltering offers superior comfort with minimalSKU Price tion. —Verlyn Klinkenborg, the New York Times SKU Price energy input, and it is adaptable to diverse terrains as16408 19.95 Gene Logsdon has become something of a rabble-rouser 16507 24.95 well as a variety of architectural aesthetics. About thein progressive farm circles, stirring up debates and controversies with his popular New Farm Author Malcolm Wells Malcolm Wells, a pioneer of underground building and natural design,magazine column, “The Contrary Farmer.” One of Logsdon's principle contrarities is the is widely known for his many books, including How to Build an Underground House and Gentleopinion that--popular images of the vanishing American farmer, notwithstanding--greater Architecture. His cartoons are featured in Rob Roy's Mortgage Free! Innovative Strategiesnumbers of people in the U.S. will soon be growing and raising a greater share of their own food for Debt-Free Home Ownership. Mac Wells lives in The Underground Art Gallery in Brewster,than at any time since the last century. Instead of vanishing, more and more farmers will be Massachusetts.cottage farming, part-time. This detailed and personal account of how Logsdon's familyuses the art and science of agriculture to achieve a reasonably happy and ecologically sane wayof life in an example for all who seek a sustainable lifestyle. 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Ivy of the subject.” —Connie Krochmal, BellaOnline Manning's Farm to Table Cookbook serves as a primer Floral Design Editor Revised and Expanded The domestic for eating locally, from sourcing the ingredients to cooking cut flower business has experienced a renaissance in the through the recipes. Manning, a cooking teacher, chef, past decade, thanks in large part to the first edition of and writer, has gathered many of the recipes in her book The Flower Farmer: An Organic Grower’s Guide to from leading restaurants in Portland and Seattle notable Raising and Selling Cut Flowers, which helped thousands for their use of fresh local ingredients. Included are recipes of small growers start successful businesses. This newly from Jonathan Sundstrom of Lark, Maria Hines of Tilth, and expanded and thoroughly revised edition will be equally as Dustin Clark of Wildwood. Also featured are recipes from influential for novices and experienced growers alike. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 22 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksThe Grape Grower The Herbal Home Remedy Book The Grape Grower A Guide to Organic Viticulture by Lon The Herbal Home Remedy Book Simple Recipes for Rombough   Grapes are the most popular and widely Tinctures, Teas, Salves, Tonics, and Syrups By Joyce A. grown fruit in the world. From the tropics to Alaska, grapes Wardwell Paperback , 176 pages ISBN: 9781580170161 will grow successfully in almost every climate. Whether you (1580170161) Published by Storey Publishing about The raise them for fresh eating, or for making wine, juice, or Herbal Home Remedy Book Believe it or not, your backyard jellies and preserves, the right grapes will reward you with holds the secrets of generations of healing wisdom.  From abundant crops for a modest investment of time and effort. blackberry bushes to dandelion flowers, violets greens to Now for the first time comes a book for grape growers who white pine sap – healing plants are everywhere, wish to use organic growing methods to raise healthy, and The Herbal Home Remedy Book is like a guided walk thriving vineyards in the backyard or on a small commercial through the woods and fields with a master herbalist.  scale. The Grape Grower distills the broad knowledge and You’ll learn how to identify gather, and use 25 long-time personal experience of Lon Rombough, one of healing herbs to make natural remedies in the form of teas, North America's foremost authorities on viticulture. tinctures, salves, wines, vinegars, syrups, and lozenges.   From finding and preparing the right site for your vineyard Natural antibiotic formulas from garlic, nosebleed remediesSKU Price to training, trellising, and pruning vines to growing new SKU Price from peppermint leaf, sunburn relief from violets, and16436 35 grapes from seeds and cuttings, The Grape Grower offers 16963 14.95 many others are woven among rich herbal folklore includ-thorough and accessible information on all the basics. The chapters on grape species, varieties, ing Native American legends and stories .  The Herbal Home Remedy Book is a full course inand hybrids are alone worth the price of a college course in viticulture. Technical information healing herbalist for you and your family.  about Joyce A. Wardwell Herbal educator and speakeron the major (and minor) insect pests and diseases that affect grapes, as well as their organic Joyce A. Wardwell has been studying herbal medicine and wild edibles for over 20 years. Editorcontrols, makes this book an invaluable reference that readers will turn to again and again. and publisher of Herbal Voices, Joyce has also written for Country Journal magazine and has au-Rombaugh also provides a wealth of information on hardy but little-known grapes that are na- thored the Storey book, The Herbal Home Remedy Book. She is a member of the American Herb-tive to North America, and on a wide range of topics, including: pruning neglected or overgrown alists Guild and Northeast Herb Association. 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Bartley Pa- with Plant Medicines by Nancy Phillips, Michael Phil- perback , 224 pages ISBN: 9780881929560 (0881929565) lips Foreword by Rosemary Gladstar “And then there Published by Timber Press about The Kitchen Gardener’s are those—only a few, a rare book here and Handbook No longer content with separating the plants there—that are destined to become herbal clas- they grow to eat and the plants they grow for beauty, sics, treasured like old friends, thumbed through again gardeners are discovering the pleasures of incorporating and again for their depth of herbal wisdom, for their both edibles and ornamentals into their home landscapes. teachings, and for their inner brilliance that illuminates The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook makes it easy by this ancient field of plant study. Michael and Nancy showing how a well-designed landscape can yield both Phillips have created such a special and inspirational bounty for the table and beauty for the soul.   Whether work.” —Rosemary Gladstar, From the Foreword she’s sharing tips on planting radishes in spring, This updated edition of The Village Herbalist provides a harvesting tomatoes in summer, or pruning perennials in complete guide to the art and practice of herbalism, as winter, Bartley’s friendly advice gives gardeners the well as an introduction to the herbalist's role in family tools they need to build and maintain a kitchen garden.SKU Price and community life. Inspirational profiles of practicing SKU Price Readers will learn how to plant, grow, and harvest the16437 30 herbalists from across the country add a human touch 16964 22.95 best vegetables, fruits, greens, and herbs for every season.to the authors' wealth of practical herbal knowledge. The Herbalist's Way includes They’ll also find seasonal recipes that celebrate the best of the harvest, monthly gardentime-honored healing wisdom from many cultures, as well as information on: • Roles and chores, eight sample garden designs, and information on using cut flowers for decoration.responsibilities of herbalists in their communities • Herbal workshops, conferences, and The Kitchen Gardener’s Handbook is a guide for gardeners who want it all—theeducation centers • Growing, drying, and preparing medicinal herbs • Learning to freshness of fruits and vegetables and the beauty and simplicity of hand-picked bouquets.listen to clients and recommend holistic treatments for healing and continued wellness • about Jennifer R. Bartley Jennifer R. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 23 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksThe Lost Language of Plants The New Organic Grower The Lost Language of Plants The Ecological Importance of The New Organic Grower A Master's Manual of Tools Plant Medicines to Life on Earth     The Nautilus Award 2003 and Techniques for the Home and Market Gardener BY Eliot Category: EcologyEnvironment   Honoring Distinguished Coleman Foreword by Paul Hawken “Eliot Coleman's Literary Contribution to Conscious Living and Positive book will help market gardeners establish the vital and Social Change   This could be the most important book you profitable link between farm and city during the 1990s. will read this year. Around the office at Chelsea Green it Every small-scale grower and serious gardener should have is referred to as the “pharmaceutical Silent Spring.” Well- a copy.” —Robert Rodale With more than 45,000 sold known author, teacher, lecturer, and herbalist Stephen since 1988, The New Organic Grower has become a modern Harrod Buhner has produced a book that is certain to classic. In this newly revised and expanded edition, master generate controversy. It consists of three parts: A critique of grower Eliot Coleman continues to present the simplest technological medicine, and especially the dangers to the and most sustainable ways of growing top-quality organic environment posed by pharmaceuticals and other synthetic vegetables. Coleman updates practical information on substances that people use in connection with health care marketing the harvest, on small-scale equipment, and on and personal body care. 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The book will affect The Winter Garden—how to plant, harvest, and sell hardy salad crops all winter long fromreaders on rational and emotional planes. It is grounded in both a New Age spiritual sensibility unheated or minimally heated greenhouses. Pests—how to find “plant-positive” ratherand hard science. While some of the author's claims may strike traditional thinkers as than “pest-negative” solutions by growing healthy, naturally resistant plants. The Informationoutlandish, Buhner presents his arguments with such authority and documentation that the Resource—how and where to learn what you need to know to grow delicious organicscientific underpinnings, however unconventional, are completely credible. The overall impact is vegetables, no matter where you live. Written for the serious gardener or small market farmer,http://sustainableseedco.com/Blanket-Flower.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Blood-Meal.htmlBooks BooksThe Organic Farming Manual The Organic Gardeners Handbook The Organic Farming Manual A Comprehensive Guide to The Organic Gardeners Handbook BY Frank Tozer   An Starting and Running a Certified Organic Farm By Anne expert’s advice on the art and science of organic Larkin Hansen Paperback , 437 pages  (also available in gardening. The Organic Gardeners Handbook tells you Hardback) ISBN: 9781603424790 (1603424792) Published everything you need to know to create a highly productive by Storey Publishing   about The Organic Farming Manual vegetable garden. Combining European tradition with As the organic food market continues to expand, so too American creativity, it covers the art and science of organic do the opportunities for small farmers. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 24 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksPerfect Pumpkin The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco The Perfect Pumpkin GrowingCookingCarving By Gail The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco   And the Bay Area: Damerow Paperback , 224 pages ISBN: 9780882669939 Restaurants, Markets, Bars with Slow Food USA   Discover (0882669931) Published by Storey Publishing about the rich culinary landscape of San Francisco and Northern The Perfect Pumpkin Includes information for growing California from a uniquely Slow Food perspective. The San and harvesting more than 95 varieties of pumpkins, plus Francisco area, one of the world's most popular travel craft and carving projects from jack-oí-lanterns to soaps, destinations, boasts a tremendous food culture all its own. creams, and decorations. Also includes more than 30 tasty From the wine country of Sonoma and Napa counties to recipes—even one for pumpkin beer!   about Gail the agricultural lands farther south and inland, Northern Damerow Gail Damerow runs a small-scale farm raising California is blessed with a climate—both natural chickens and other animals. She is the editor of Rural Heri- and human—in which good food and superlative tage magazine, a monthly columnist for Dairy Goat Journal, cooking thrive. The Slow Food Guide to San Francisco is and the author of seven Storey books on animals, with a the third in a series of destination city guides for “eco- combined 455,000 copies in print. More about the author gastronomic” travelers—those adventurous people who seek out quality, tradition, and the use of fresh,SKU Price SKU Price seasonal, and locally grown ingredients when they explore16779 14.95 16516 20 the restaurants, markets, and bars of a city. Readers will find more than five hundred recommended restaurants, everything from Indian restaurants in the city's Tenderloin District, to those temples of California cuisine that have helped define the way Americans look at food today. Slow Food stands for quality and uniqueness in an age of bland conformity and sameness. And this latest guide reflects the passion and knowledge of local food experts, who share both the well-known and undiscovered treasures of this special city and region. About Slow Food USA Slow Food is an international movement, founded in Italy in 1986. Today it has some seventy thousand members in more than forty-five countries. Slow Food is dedicated to preserving regional cuisines and food traditions worldwide. In additionhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Blue-Bread-Poppy-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Blue-Tinge-Ethiopian-Wheat.htmlBooks BooksThe Soul of Soil The Vegetable Growers Handbook The Soul of Soil A Soil-Building Guide for Master Gardeners The Vegetable Growers Handbook by Frank Tozer   From and Farmers, 4th Edition by Grace Gershuny, Joe Smillie   soils to seeds to soups, most everything you need to know Soil is the basis not only for all gardening, but for all terres- for gardening success. This highly practical book contains trial life. No aspect of agriculture is more fundamental and all the information you need to successfully grow more important, yet we have been losing vast quantities of our than 50 common vegetables. There are specific step-by- finite soil resources to erosion, pollution, and development. step instructions for each crop: soil requirements, variety Now back in print, this eminently sensible and wonderfully selection, raising transplants, direct sowing, protection, well-focused book provides essential information about harvesting, seed saving, and storage. After telling you one of the most significant challenges for those attempting what to do (and when), the Handbook also tells you to grow delicious organic vegetables: the creation and why, by explaining in detail how crops grow. A book with maintenance of healthy soil. Chapter 2, “Understanding imagination, it also discusses many unusual crops, culinary the Soil System,” is alone worth the price of admission. herbs, and more. 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What distinguishes The Soil of Soil is the authors' raised in Britain, he has lived and traveled extensively in the United States for the past 25 years.concise presentation; they give readers important information, including technical essentials, His international background gives him a very comprehensive perspective on the diverse useswithout getting bogged down in scientific or quasiscientific mumbo-jumbo. In addition, useful of the plants of two continents. He lives in the Santa Cruz mountains with his wife and threetables list specific compost materials, green manures, and other resources that allow growers children, in a home he built himself.to translate into action the more general information provided by the book. The soil-buildingtechniques featured include: Organic matter management Building and maintaining humus On-http://sustainableseedco.com/Blueberry-Soap.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Bolero-Wheat-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 25 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksThis Organic Life Worms Eat My Garbage This Organic Life Confessions of a Suburban Homesteader Worms Eat My Garbage How to Set Up and Maintain a by Joan Gussow   Based on a delicious literary recipeone Worm Composting System, 2nd Ed. by Mary Appelhof   “You part memoir, one part manual, one part manifestoThis might say that Kalamzoo has become the epicenter of Organic Life gives flesh to ideas about reforming our food vermiculture (a fancy name for worm composting) since supply that deserve not only to be heard, but tried out a biologist named Mary Appelhof, who owns Flowerfield in the backyard. Yet this book is not only nutritious: Joan Enterprises, started shoveling her own garbage into the Gussow is the best of company on the page, by turns funny, voracious little maws of a bunch of red worms and wrote a poignant, and wise. —Michael Pollan Joan Dye book about it called Worms Eat My Garbage... [a] classic.” Gussow is an extraordinarily ordinary woman. She lives in a —Anne Raver, The New York Times A new edition of home not unlike the average home in a neighborhood that the definitive guide to vermicomposting--a process using is, more or less, typically suburban. What sets her apart redworms to recycle human food waste into nutrient-rich from the rest of us is that she thinks more deeply--and in fertilizer for plants. Author Mary Appelhof provides com- more eloquent detail--about food. In sharing her ponder- plete illustrated instructions on setting up and maintaining ings, she sets a delightful example for those of us who small-scale worm composting systems. InternationallySKU Price seek the healthiest, most pleasurable lifestyle within an SKU Price recognized as an authority on vermicomposting, Appelhof16427 19.95 environment determined to propel us in the opposite direc- 16927 12.95 has worked with worms for over three decades. Topicstion. Joan is a suburbanite with a green thumb, with a feisty, defiant spirit and a relentlessly include: bin types, worm species, reproduction, care and feeding of worms, harvesting, and howpositive outlook. At the heart of This Organic Life is the premise that locally grown food eaten to make the finished product of potting soil. About the Author Mary Appelhof Mary Appelhof isin season makes sense economically, ecologically, and gastronomically. Transporting produce to recognized as an international authority and lecturer on small-scale vermicomposting. As ownerNew York from California--not to mention Central and South America, Australia, or Europe-- of Flowerfield Enterprises and Flower Press, she has dedicated the past 20 years to research,consumes more energy in transit than it yields in calories. (It costs 435 fossil fuel calories to fly a development, and marketing of products related to the earthworm such as the Worm-a-way5-calorie strawberry from California to New York.) Add in the deleterious effects of agribusiness, worm bin for which she holds both Canadian and USA patents. Mary has won many honors. Shesuch as the endless cycle of pesticide, herbicide, and chemical fertilizers; the loss of topsoil from received a national Science Foundation grant, was an invited speaker at the Global Assemblyerosion of over-tilled croplands; depleted aquifers and soil salinization from over-irrigation; and of Women and the Environment, and received special merit recognition as one of Renewhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Bone-Meal.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Borage-Seed.htmlBooks BooksThe Northwest Cottage Garden Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest 216 pages S. Andrew SchulmanPhotographs by Jacqueline Canning and Preserving Your Own Harvest An Encyclopedia Koch Cottage gardens are one of the most popular casual of Country Living Guide Estate of Carla Emery   Equipped garden styles today--a style especially suited to the with the knowledge of when to harvest, how to harvest, growing conditions and the urban settings of the Pacific and what supplies are needed to preserve your harvest, Northwest. Cottage gardens are comfortable and romantic anyone can learn what it takes to create authentic, old- and look as though they were thrown together with ease. fashioned recipes in this age of supermarket dependence. However, these beautiful gardens need considerable plan- Carla Emery’s in-depth knowledge comes from her years ning to appear natural and informal. S. Andrew Schulman’s spent with farmers and homesteaders who truly lived off accessible guide explores the origin and history of cottage the land. Culling from and expanding on sections in the gardens, and outlines the essentials of creating a cozy famed Encyclopedia of Country Living, co-author Lorene garden sanctuary, including design and layout, functional Forkner offers a discussion of our changing motivation as structures, furniture, decor and materials, plant selection, food consumers, detailed explanations of the processes and maintenance. Illustrated with beautiful full-color pho- behind canning and preserving, and a wealth of recipes for tographs throughout, this comprehensive guide will show fruits, vegetables, meats and fish, and herbs. From dryingSKU Price you how to create most coveted garden style around--from SKU Price to pickling to freezing, Emery’s preserving methods are as16501 21.95 ground to gazebo. “Simple, easy to read and great for the 16943 16.95 broad in scope as the recipes themselves. Do-it-yourselfersbeginner how is thinking about starting a cottage garden.” can welcome summer’s arrival with Chunky Peach Jam and Oven-Dried Tomatoes, or host a fall harvest with fresh Herb Bouquets and Smoked Chicken. Step-by-step instructions, illustrations, charts, and informational sidebars make the process easy and enjoyable.  http://sustainableseedco.com/Boston-Pickling-Cucumber-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Braco-Mustard.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 26 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksCold Storage for Fruits & Vegetables Seeds of Deception Cold Storage for Fruits & Vegetables   Storey Country Exposing Industry and Government Lies About the Safety Wisdom Bulletin A-87 By John Storey and Martha Storey of the Genetically Engineered Foods You’re Eating Foreword Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: 9780882663272 (0882663275) by Frances Moore Lappé Without knowing it, Americans Published by Storey Publishing Excellent diagrams of stor- eat genetically modified (GM) food everyday. While the age methods.  Tables with vegetable type and recommend- food and chemical industries claim that GMO food is safe, ed storage temps.  Great country wisdom still practical a considerable amount of evidence shows otherwise. In today.  Since 1973, Storey’s Country Wisdom Bulletins have Seeds of Deception, Jeffrey Smith, a former executive offered practical, hands-on instructions designed to help with the leading independent laboratory testing for GM readers master dozens of country living skills quickly and presence in foods, documents these serious health dangers easily. There are now more than 170 titles in this series, and and explains how corporate influence and government their remarkable popularity reflects the common desire collusion have been used to cover them up. The stories of country and city dwellers alike to cultivate personal Smith presents read like a mystery novel. Scientists are independence in everyday life.   offered bribes or threatened; evidence is stolen; data with- held or distorted. Government scientists who complain areSKU Price SKU Price stripped of responsibilities or fired. The FDA even withheld16808 3.99 16506 17.95 information from congress after a GM food supple- ment killed nearly a hundred people and permanently disabled thousands. While Smith was employed by the laboratory he was not allowed to speak on the health dangers or the cover-up. No longer bound by this agreement, Smith now reveals what he knows in this groundbreak- ing exposé. Today, food companies sell GM foods that have not undergone safety studies. FDA scientists opposed this, but White House and industry pressure prevailed and the agency’s final policy--co-authored by a former Monsanto attorney--denied the risks. The scientists’ concerns were made public only after a lawsuit forced the agency to turn over internal documents. Dan Glickman, former Secretary of Agriculture, describes the government’s pro-biotech mindset:http://sustainableseedco.com/Brad-s-Black-Heart-Tomato-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Bradley-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksThe Big Book of Northwest Perennials Genetic Roulette Gardening authority Marty Wingate and photographer Genetic Roulette The Documented Health Risks of Jacqueline Koch collaborate on this guide to the best Genetically Engineered Foods by Jeffrey M. Smith Eating perennials for the Pacific Northwest. These plants can genetically modified food is gambling with every bite. The winter over and return with showy brilliance for at least a biotech industry’s claim that genetically modified (GM) few years. In the gentle climate of the northwest, there is foods are safe is shattered in this groundbreaking book. so much to choose from, but which is the best white flower Nearly forty health risks of the foods that Americans eat to plant next to a pink Rhodie in a partial-shade setting? every day are presented in easy-to-read two-page spreads. A mixed border of perennials sounds like a good idea, but The left page is designed for the quick scanning reader; figuring out what works well together is such a puzzle! it includes bullets, illustrations, and quotes. The right Pacific Northwest Perennials explains all of that, plus how side offers fully referenced text, describing both research best to take care of your plants. studies and theoretical risks. It is presented in the clear, ac- cessible style that made Jeffrey Smith’s Seeds of Deception the world’s best-selling book on genetically engineered foods. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 27 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksGrow the Best Tomatoes Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades Grow the Best Tomatoes   Storey Country Wisdom Bul- Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades The Complete letin A-189 By John Page Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: Guide to Organic Gardening, 6th Edition by:  Steve Solomon 9781580171571 (1580171575) Published by Storey Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades features basic Publishing   info on soils, composting, chemical-free fertilizing, efficient water usage, and planning, but it is also filled with up-to- date tips on seed sources and new growing and cultivation techniques. Featuring a Earth-friendly focus on organic gardening practices, the book helps readers acquire a foundation of master-gardening knowledge that they can use to organize and plan their own gardens however they want. Farmers John’s Review If you garden on the Pacific Northwest this THE book for you to have.  No joke!  Steve gives some great advice on things you would just never think of growing in this region.  This book will pay for itselfSKU Price SKU Price with just one of the many tips he gives.  Growing up in16827 3.99 16493 21.95 Texas I was a bit out of my league when gardening here on the Pacific Coast, but this book was a real eye opener for me and I learned so much.  Steve can be a bit opinionated and I don’t agree with all his methods, but then again that is what makes a good gardener!  He gives no non-sense down to earth information you can use.  Steve gives a great section for each vegetable variety that is sure to REALLY help the new gardener.   http://sustainableseedco.com/Brandywine-Pink-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Brandywine-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksBig Ideas for Northwest Small Gardens The Encyclopedia Of Country Living Making Every Square Foot Count Marty WingatePhotog- No home, whether in the country, the city, or somewhere raphy by Jacqueline Koch Transform your too-small yard in between, should be without this one-of-a-kind into a beautiful, textured, and colorful garden with this encyclopedia. For more than 30 years, people have relied new book! Master Gardener and Seattle Post-Intelligencer on Carla Emery’s practical, step-by-step advice on basic columnist Marty Wingate details design, planning, and self-sufficiency skills such as how to cultivate a garden, planting ideas that will bring a bounty of flowers, variety, buy land, bake bread, raise farm animals, make sausage, and volume to small yards, tight spaces with limited milk a goat, grow herbs, churn butter, build a chicken coop, sunlight, decks, and balconies. This colorful book of great cook on a wood stove, and much, much more. This updated ideas proves that garden-making possibilities for small 10th edition includes expanded and updated mail-order spaces are enormous! information, including e-mail addresses and Web sites, while adding more of Emery’s personal advice, reflections, and anecdotes to ensure that this incredibly detailed, diverse book is as enjoyable as it is useful. “If you are even thinking about moving to the country, homesteading, orSKU Price SKU Price self-sufficiency you will want this book.  Carla explains16500 21.95 16495 29.95 everything in an easy to read way and provides other information such as websites supporting her information.  I love this book and still learn new things from it every time I read it.  From gardening to bears, chainsaws to honey bees, milking a goat to canning food, making candles to building a mud oven!!  This book has it all and if it doesn’t just look in the back for her exhaustive list of resources on the subject.  There is a reason she has sold over 650,000 copies!”  http://sustainableseedco.com/Brandywine-Yellow-DF-Tomato.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Brazilian-Beauty-Tomato-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 28 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks BooksSeed Sowing and Saving Seikouba Brand Sickle Thin Blade Seed Sowing and Saving Step-by-Step Techniques for Seikouba Brand Sickle Thin Blade Having its origins as a rice Collecting and Growing More Than 100 Vegetables, sickle, and long one of the weapons of the farmer warriors Flowers, and Herbs   By Carole B. Turner Paperback , 224 of feudal Japan, the “Kama” is still very useful today.  More pages ISBN: 9781580170017 (1580170013) Published by commonly called a grass sickle. High quality, hand forged Storey Publishing about Seed Sowing and Saving Those grass sickles. The blade is made of soft iron laminated to pricey transplants set out on display every spring are so high-carbon steel. Handles are made of Japanese white tempting with their leafy faces pleading, “take me oak. There are three different blade sizes available: thin, home!”  But beware, you never know where those medium and thick. The thin blade is light and cuts fast seedlings have been – Crammed in a pest-infested when dealing with grasses. The thick blade is heavy duty greenhouse?  Packed for days in a sweltering truck?                 and can deal with thicker materials. We use this thin blade Start your plants from seeds and you know that’s and medium blade sickle exclusively for hand harvesting your precious vegetable, herb, or flower has been nurtured grain.  This beats any other sickle we have found hands with tender loving care every day of its life.  And better down.  In fact the boys in the field fight over who got to yet, when you harvest seeds for next year’s crop, use the one we had till we ordered more!  Why do youSKU Price you’ll get even more plants absolutely FREE!                 SKU Price want to spend this much on a sickle?  Because these sickles16817 19.99 In this book you’ll find everything you need to know 16883 33.99 hold a sharp edge allowing you to harvest more grain andto successfully harvest seeds from more than 100 common vegetables, annuals, perennials, less time sharping your blade! Basically, lighter stems are cut with ease using the thin blade. herbs, and wildflowers, then dry and store them for maximum viability. You’ll also Traditionally used to harvest rice and grasses.  We use it for wheat and barley. Larger stems likelearn how to start seeds indoors to get a jump start on the season, and to prepare your soil oats and tritacale need the medium blade sickle.  The thick blade is excellent for woody weeds,beds for planting. about Carole B. Turner Freelance writer and horticultural consultant Carole B. bamboo, sunflowers, sorghum, sugar cane, corn stalks, etc... 6” blade 15 12” overall lengthTurner specializes in gardening techniques and native planting. Besides her Storey book, SeedSowing and Saving, Carole has authored many articles in American Nursery and was an editorat Fine Gardening magazine. She lives in Connecticut.   Farmers John’s Review Much easier tounderstand seed saving techniques than Seed to Seed and not not nearly as technical.  Well laidhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Breed-Your-Own-Vegetable-Varieties.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Bright-Lights-Chard-Seeds.htmlBooks BooksThe Heirloom Tomato The Uses of Wild Plants The Heirloom Tomato From Garden to Table: Recipes, The Uses of Wild Plants Using and Growing the Wild Portraits, and History of the World’s Most Beautiful Fruit By Plants of the United States and Canada  by Frank Tozer   A Amy Goldman Every year, renowned grower Amy Goldman must-have for foragers, botanists, herbalists, gardeners, produces an amazing 600 varieties of tomatoes on her permaculturists, and anyone who wants to learn more estate in New York’s Hudson Valley. Here, in 56 delicious about wild plants, this insightful guide provides interesting recipes, 200 gorgeous photos, and Goldman’s erudite, and valuable uses for more than 1200 species in 500 charming prose, is the cream of the crop. From glorious genera of wild plants found throughout North America heirloom beefsteaks - that delicious tomato you had as and beyond. The Uses of Wild Plants provides a survey of a kid but can’t seem to find anymore - to exotica like the how plants have been used for food, drink, medicine, fuel, ground tomato (a tiny green fruit that tastes like pineapple clothing, intoxicants, and more throughout history. Each and grows in a tomatillo-like husk), Homegrown Tomatoes listing includes a detailed description and drawing to aid is filled with gorgeous shots of tomatoes so luscious they in identifying these valuable plants in your garden and in verge on the erotic. Along with the recipes and photos are the wild. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 29 SU LE Seed CompanyBooks CompostCover CropsThe Winter Harvest Handbook Alfalfa The Winter Harvest Handbook Year-Round Vegetable Alfalfa An amazing addition to any garden’s bare land, Production Using Deep Organic Techniques and Unheated this legume will loosen your soil with tap roots as long as Greenhouses  “The Winter Harvest Handbook is a treasure 20’ while adding pounds and pounds of nitrogen (organic trove of practical, proven techniques for producing crops on fertilizer). This is a farmers staple feed for cattle, horses, a year-round basis in any climate. Based on decades of on- or even rabbits. We feed dried alfalfa hay to our rabbits farm research, this book is packed with useful ideas, tips every day. The protein content in this cover crop makes and practices that anyone can use in pursuing the increas- is a wonderful additive to just about any animal feed. ingly vital dream of local, organic food production using Bees love it too for its wonderful bright purple flowers. a minimum of precious resources. A masterful book from One of these packages can provide up to 50 lbs of forage a master organic farmer. I wish I had had a copy 35 years material for your animals in just 100 square feet! Medicinal ago!” —Amigo Bob Cantisano, President, Organic Ag Uses of Alfalfa “Alfalfa eliminates retained water, relieves Advisors From the bestselling author of The New Organic urinary and bowel problems, and helps in treating those Grower and Four-Season Harvest, a revolutionary guide to recovering from narcotic and alcohol addiction. It is also year-round harvests of fresh, organic produce—with useful for rebuilding the body after serious or prolongedSKU Price little or no energy inputs. Choosing locally grown organic SKU Price illness or weakness, stimulates milk production, eases16514 29.95 food is a sustainable living trend that’s taken 16303 1.99 morning sickness (by helping to balance the hormones),hold throughout North America. Celebrated farming expert Eliot Coleman helped start this for cleansing the blood, and to lower cholesterol levels. Alfalfa is used in treating anemia, gout,movement with The New Organic Grower published 20 years ago. He continues to lead the arthritis, fatigue, insomnia, kidneys, peptic ulcers, pituitary problems, stimulating the appetite,way, pushing the limits of the harvest season while working his world-renowned organic farm regulating diabetes, and for building general health. The Chinese have used alfalfa to treatin Harborside, Maine. Now, with his long-awaited new book, The Winter Harvest Handbook, kidney stones for centuries. Alfalfa sprouts contain more protein than corn and wheat, and isanyone can have access to his hard-won experience. Gardeners and farmers can use the innova- one of the richest sources of vitamins and trace minerals, such as the necessary selenium, beingtive, highly successful methods Coleman describes in this comprehensive handbook to raise high in vitamins A, D, E, and K. Studies have shown that this plant contains constituents thatcrops throughout the coldest of winters. Building on the techniques that hundreds of thousands may trigger a destruction of carcinogens built up in the liver during the digestive process. 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The reasons are many to Optimum soil pH is 5.0­7.0, but pH in the range of 4.5­8.0 is use braco mustard, but the primary reason is production of tolerated. Cereal rye is the most winter-hardy of all cereal high amounts of high protein green manure, suppression of grains, enduring temperatures as low as -30°F once estab- nematodes and other soil borne organisms.  There has even lished. It can germinate and grow at temperatures as low been some research to suggest weed suppression. Further as 33°F; however, optimal temperatures are much higher. research has show that Braco mustard releases a chemical Cereal rye tolerates drought better than other cereal grains, very similar to cyanide that acts as a fumigant in the soil to in part because of its extensive root system. It grows best kill nematodes if you can believe that! with ample moisture, but excessive moisture during the fall and winter suppresses vegetative growth. Cereal rye does not tolerate flooding. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 30 SU LE Seed CompanyCompostCover Crops CompostCover CropsCommon Vetch White Dutch Clover Common Vetch One package covers 200 ft sq. An amazing White Dutch Clover Package contains 2 oz White Dutch Clo- addition to any garden’s bare land, this legume can loosen ver designates a strain of white clover which is perennial. your soil and add nitrogen. This is a farmers staple feed for Used in lawns, as a ground cover, cover crop, for erosion cattle, horses, or even rabbits. Has up to 25% protein when control, and in pasture mixtures. Usually matures between dried. Needs full sun, but tolerates many soil profiles. 4 to 8 inches. We use it to fix nitrogen in our gardens and to give the honey bees some much needed food. Many homeowners include White Dutch clover in their lawn seed mixture because clover sprouts fast and grows so depend- ably that it’s a valuable aid in getting a new lawn started. Nodules on the roots fix nitrogen from the air. 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It shares the stories of experts from all over the world who new DVD, “Food Production Systems for a Backyard or Small Farm” is your guide to recapturingstudy and are able to harness the beauty and power of a respectful and mutually beneficial that lost knowledge. This DVD is special because it was created by a family that has actuallyrelationship with soil. DIRT! the Movie is simply a movie about dirt. The real change lies in done it, the things we will teach you to do and more importantly not to do we have alreadyour notion of what dirt is. The movie teaches us: “When humans arrived 2 million years ago, done. We will reveal to you our successes and our failures, some of them very costly to the tuneeverything changed for dirt. And from that moment on, the fate of dirt and humans has been of thousands of dollars so you never have to make them yourself. The results if you follow ourintimately linked.” But more than the film and the lessons that it teaches, DIRT the Movie is a methods, systems and hard proven techniques will be as much self sufficiency as you decide youcall to action. “The only remedy for disconnecting people from the natural world is connecting want in your backyard. In this DVD you will learn about every component of our self sufficientthem to it again.” What we’ve destroyed, we can heal.   ***Deluxe Edition includes two hours of food production model including… Section 1:  Overview Why we began this journey Soil typeshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Burbank-Hulless-Barley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Burbank-Slicing-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 31 SU LE Seed CompanyDVDs DVDsForest Gardening - DVD Landscaping Earth Ponds and Earth Ponds DVD Forest Gardening - DVD with Robert Hart by Iota Pictures   Landscaping Earth Ponds and Earth Ponds DVD The Some 45 years ago, the late Robert Hart had a vision of Complete Guide by  Tim Matson Now from the earth pond planting a small food-producing forest that could fulfill guru comes the DVD with the book!  Not only can you see the needs of a healthy diet and at the same time create what Tim Matson writes about in his book Landcaping a beautiful and ecologically sound environment. Having Earth Ponds, you can also learn tips on Farm and Garden, explored Hart’s practical and philosophical ideas, Swimming, Skating, Fire Protection, Fishing, Hydro Power, this film goes on to look at two other projects inspired by Waterfowl, Fish Farming, and Wildlife Protection. Tim the principles of forest gardening and perennial vegetable Matson explains how to site, design, shape, and plant growing. On a windy plot in Cornwall, Ken Fern has set up these beloved fixtures of rural landscapes—and make Plants for a Future, where he grows 1,500 species of useful them fit your property and your life. In the decades since perennial plants (and maintains information on a further he wrote his acclaimed Earth Ponds, Tim Matson has 5,500 in his database). And a few miles north of London, designed scores of ponds, each unique to its site and its Mike and Julia Guerra have created a tiny garden as an in- owners. In Landscaping Earth Ponds, he shares what he has spiration to anyone wanting to “act locally.” learned to make these captivating ponds truly fit into theirSKU Price Anyone looking for small, practical solutions to world SKU Price landscapes and into the lives and lifestyles of their owners.16487 19.99 problems will find this DVD both useful and inspiring. 16486 45 Ponds have long been valued for their charm and utility: how else can you simultaneously enliven your landscape, create recreational opportunities, help the environment, and increase your property value? Earth ponds are increasingly recognized for the full range of gardening, landscaping, and ecological promise they hold. As pond-building methods have been perfected, more homeowners are restoring existing ponds or digging new ones. With dozens of color photographs, Matson shows you how to site a pond in right relation to your house, offering surprisingly simple ways to visually link the two. His proven methods and designs reflect the many moods water evokes. Screen your pond for privacy, create a sandy beach and natural diving platform, encourage wetland gardens, line the shores with moisture-http://sustainableseedco.com/Burgess-Buttercup-Squash-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Burpee-Golden-Beet-Seeds.htmlDVDs DVDsPermaculture in Practice DVD Food Inc. Permaculture in Practice Ecologically sound living—by Food Inc.  See the Trailer design by Iota Pictures This DVD, whose aim is to inspire people to start their own permaculture projects, shows how permaculture is practiced in four very different set- tings: a Hampshire back garden belonging to the editors of Permaculture Magazine, including fruit trees, vegetables, bees, chickens, and ducks; a City Challenge project in Bradford close to a housing estate with 10,000 residents, tackling the problems of unemployment, environmental awareness, and backyard food growing; a community co-op in Devon, which involves a café, allotments, and local composting scheme; and a small farm in the Forest of Dean where innovative marketing schemes ensure a close link between producer and consumer, including meatSKU Price production, a vegetable box scheme, and locally produced SKU Price16485 19.99 charcoal. 16770 21.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Burpee-Improved-Bush-Lima-Bean.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Burpee-Table-Talk-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 32 SU LE Seed CompanyDVDs DVDsThe World According to Monsanto My Father’s Garden How much outrage can a single multinational corporation My Father’s Garden We are rapidly losing the natural inspire? How much damage can they inflict? The breathtak- resources and human wisdom that are necessary to grow ing new film, The World According to Monsanto, features food.  My Father’s Garden is an engrossing, emotion- a company that sets the new standard.     From Iowa to ally charged documentary about the use and misuse of Paraguay, from England to India, Monsanto is uproot- technology on the American farm. In less than fifty years ing our food supply and replacing it with their patented the face of agriculture has been utterly transformed by genetically engineered creations. And along the way, farm- synthetic chemicals, whose power to control the forces ers, communities, and nature become collateral damage. of nature is rivaled only by that of the atom bomb. These Monsanto’s controversial past combines some of the most chemicals have also changed the farmers who have used toxic products ever sold with misleading reports, pressure them. This film tells the story of two such lives, different in tactics, collusion, and attempted corruption. They now race all details, yet united by their common goal of producing to genetically engineer (and patent) the world’s food sup- good food. One of the farmers is the father of the film- ply, which profoundly threatens our health, environment, maker. His story is told through her memories of growing and economy. Combining secret documents with first-hand up in the orange groves of Florida, and seen in the hauntedSKU Price accounts by victims, scientists, and politicians, this widely SKU Price and fading images of old home movies from the family.16448 18.99 praised film exposes why Monsanto has become the 16459 19.99 Herbert Smith was a hero of his age: dedicated, innovative,world’s poster child for malignant corporate influence in government and technology. “Devas- a champion of the new miracle sprays of the 1950’s. He used these chemicals to fashion atating exposé...Will freeze the blood in your veins” -The Gazette Run time: 109 minutes man-made paradise, and his fate is the heart of this film.  The other farmer, Fred Kirschenmann of North Dakota, is a hero for our age. Faced with a shattered farm economy and the devastating environmental effects of chemical farming, Fred steered his land through the transition to organic farming. Thirty years later, the Kirschenmann farm is a thriving testament to ingenuity, hard work, and a reverent understanding of nature. My Father’s Garden follows Fred’s story as it unfolds through the changing seasons. The differences between organic agriculture and conven- tional agribusiness are clearly demonstrated. The issues of farm history, industry, and ecologyhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Buttercrunch-Lettuce-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Butterflay-Spinach-Seed.htmlDVDs DVDsThe Future of Food The Power of Community The Future of Food  If you eat food, you need to see The The Power of Community  How Cuba Survived Peak Oil Cuba Future of Food! There is a revolution happening in the farm has already been through economic collapse as a result of fields and on the dinner tables of America -- a revolution the shortage of energy resources. That happened after the that is transforming the very nature of the food we eat. The Soviet Union collapsed in 1989 and Cuba lost its primary Future of Food offers an in-depth investigation into the dis- sugar market and the source of almost all its petroleum. turbing truth behind the unlabeled, patented, genetically The Cubans rose to the occasion, and today are a model of engineered foods that have quietly filled U.S. grocery store sustainability for the rest of the world. The Power of Com- shelves for the past decade. From the prairies of Saskatch- munity tells the story of Cuba’s transition from an industrial ewan, Canada to the fields of Oaxaca, Mexico, this film petroleum-based society to a sustainable society, as a re- gives a voice to farmers whose lives and livelihoods have sult of their loss of petroleum when their source, the Soviet been negatively impacted by this new technology. The Union, collapsed. Run time: 53 minutes “This is a great film health implications, government policies and push towards to show at your community meetings or neighborhood get globalization are all part of the reason why many people togethers.  What would you do if oil disappeared?  What are alarmed by the introduction of genetically altered crops will you do?  Find out how Cuba did it and why the rest ofSKU Price into our food supply. Shot on location in the U.S., Canada SKU Price the world is now looking to them for answers.”16461 24.99 and Mexico, The Future of Food examines the complex web 16460 19.99of market and political forces that are changing what we eat as huge multinational corpora-tions seek to control the world’s food system. The film also explores alternatives to large-scaleindustrial agriculture, placing organic and sustainable agriculture as real solutions to thefarm crisis today. Written and directed by Deborah Koons Garcia, film maker and widow of theGrateful Dead’s Jerry Garcia “My goal was to make a film that gave the average person a clearunderstanding of how genetic engineering works, from the cellular level to the global level,”Garcia said in a recent interview. “I’m hoping this film can be a combination of Silent Spring andThe Battle of Algiers. Once you see it you’ll feel compelled to act, even if that means just chang-http://sustainableseedco.com/Calendula.html http://sustainableseedco.com/California-Barley.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 33 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedBenary Giant Yellow Zinna ’s Grow a Butterfly Garden Benary’s Giant Yellow Zinna Seed Lemon drop sunshine Grow a Butterfly Garden Storey Country Wisdom Bulletin madness will spring to life in this happy zinna.  Plants are A-114 By Wendy Potter-Springer Paperback , 32 pages tall and bear wonderfully large yellow flowers.  Try putting ISBN: 9780882666006 (0882666002) Published by Storey them in cobalt blue vases for a stunning arrangement. Publishing  SKU Price SKU Price16526 3.99 16849 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/California-Mix.html http://sustainableseedco.com/California-poppy.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedLemon Queen Sunflower Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower Lemon Queen Sunflower 100 Days. A wonderful poly- Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower (100 days) There is noth- headed variety with blooms 3-5” with a light brown ing small about these giant sunflowers.  Monstrous yellow center surrounded by bright lemon-yellow petals. These flowers are born atop 10' or even 12' tall stalks!  guys will make great arrangements on your dining room Mammoth's flower itself can reach over a foot across! table! Bees will appreciate these tasty sunflowers as they provide much needed pollen and in return will pollinate the flowers for a bumper crop of seeds.  These are the sunflowers to use if your pressing your own sunflower oil as they have a very high oil content.  Last year I planted a few just for the song birds and man did they ever flock to them!  SKU Price SKU Price16247 1.99 16285 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/California-Red-Oat.html http://sustainableseedco.com/California-Wonder-Bell-Pepper.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 34 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedPainted Daisy Flower Seed Plains Coreopsis Flower Seed Painted Daisy Plains Coreopsis, TallFantastic wildflower that is hardy and will reseed itself from year to year.  Coreopsis flower heads yield bright yellow-orange hues for dying fabrics and wool.  Fix color with alum.SKU Price SKU Price16278 1.99 16280 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Canning-and-Preserving-Your-Own-Harvest. http://sustainableseedco.com/Caraway-Herb-Seed.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedVelvet Queen Sunflower Five Spot Flower Seed Velvet Queen Sunflower A very hardy annual that originally came from California, it’s a wonderful flower that is found all across the US today.  With white flowers and purple spots, each petal looks like it was painted.  Blooming all spring, this low flower with a spreading habit is a wonderful low foreground flower.  Prefers full sun to dappled shade in various soil conditions. A great item for hanging baskets. Planting: One package will cover about 50 square feet.  Seeds are tiny, it is recommended you mix with sand to spread.  Keep soil moist but not soggy.  Seedlings should appear in 10-15 days.  SKU Price SKU Price16248 1.99 16353 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Carbon-Steel-Hori-Hori.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Carbon-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 35 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedCalendula Flower Seed Baby Breath Flower Seed ’s A wonderful light yellow to orange flower, this is a bright Baby’s Breath Gypsophilia elegans  Approx. 6000 seed per spot in our gardens. It not only has a pleasing effect to the pkg. White clouds of blooms float over 18” stems that are eyes, it has some wonderful effects on the skin as many perfect for fresh cut or dried arrangements.  Who needs people will be familiar with in some of their hand creams a florist when you have this growing effortlessly in your or massage oils. This is an unusual high-resin calandula. garden?  Baby’s breath likes well drained soil in a sunny This was a wonderful discovery for us that we found at the area.  You can start them indoors 6 weeks before the last Occidental Arts & Ecology Center down the road from us. frost or direct sow them in the garden once all danger of The added resin in these flowers make them sticky to the frost has past.  It takes about 10 days to two weeks before touch, but it’s that added goodness that makes this such a they start to emerge. To keep a steady stream of blooms wonderful addition to your herbal cabinet. We have limited coming scatter seeds every 2-3 weeks.  This will ensure you supply this year, so order now to make sure you have this in and endless supply for cut flowers.  Baby’s breath likes a your garden! Great yellow-orange dye plant as well. neutral soil and dislikes an acid soil.  Adequate moisture is also a must.   SKU Price SKU Price16391 1.99 16163 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Caro-Rich-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Carrots-Love-Tomatoes.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedBlanket Flower Flower Seed Strawflower Flower Seed Blanket Flower  Gaillardia Aristata  Approx. 300 seeds per Bracteantha bracteata Strawflower Strawflower is an pkg or 1 gram.  Blanketflower can be directly seeded into upright, warm-weather annual or short lived perennial your flower garden, or seeded indoors for transplanting with daisy-like flowerheads in yellow, pink, bronze, cream, later. If you reside in a warmer climate, you can plant them purple or white. Strawflower has thin, lance shaped, gray- in the fall, and they will most likely bloom the first spring. ish green leaves up to 5 in (12.7 cm) long, and sandpapery, For colder areas, expect a bloom in the second spring. hollow, branching stems that may reach 3-4 ft (0.9-1.2 Needs full sun.       Sow Blanketflower seeds early in the m) in height. From late spring until fall, strawflower season and cover lightly with 18” of fine garden or potting bears flowerheads about 2 in (5.1 cm) across singly or in soil. Or, broadcast spread them over an area, and lightly few-flowered clusters on the ends of the branches. What rake them into the soil.  Ideal plant spacing is 14” -16”.  Thin look like ray flowers or petals are actually bracts (modi- or transplant seedlings, if needed, when they reach 2”. They fied leaves) surrounding the central corolla. The bracts will tolerate a little crowding. Perfect for the lazy gardener, are papery with a straw-like, crackly texture, hence the once established these are hardy plants!   Makes a great cut common name. The corolla is like the disc of more typical arrangement.  We put them in antique blue Philips Magne- daisies, composed of many tiny florets. There are no raySKU Price sia bottles because their colors pop against the blue glass.    SKU Price florets at all.16161 1.99 16287 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Casaba-Golden-Beauty-Melon-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cascade-Giant-Stringless-Pole-Bean.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 36 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedBachelor Button Flower Seed Clarkia Flower Seed Centaurcea cyanus Bachelor Button Bachelor Buttons are a  Clarkia elegans Clarkia Package contains a minimum of drought tolerant annual, native to Europe.  Bachelor button 1,000 seeds. Clarkia are upright growing 1.5-2 foot plants is multi-stemmed, producing many flowers. Leaves are produce a profusion of 1 inch flowers. Cut branches can last covered with small white hairs causing the plant to have for several days. Cut when the first bud opens and then a blue-gray appearance. Bachelor Button’s original flower the others will follow even after they have been cut. Sow color is blue.  Bachelor Button likes full sun and is hardy in clarkia outdoors in late spring. Or sow indoors 6 weeks various soil types. Bachelor Button is an outstanding per- before the last frost date. Barely cover the seeds. Full sun former whether your preference is for cutting or admiring. to part shade. Clarkia likes well-drained soil. Easy to grow. Optimum temperature for Bachelor Button to germinate is Clarkia reseeds on bare soil. 60-70 degrees.  Will germinate in 7-25 days.SKU Price SKU Price16349 1.99 16350 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Catnip-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cayenne-Long-Red-Thin-Pepper.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedChinese Houses Flower Seed Coreopsis Flower Seed Collinsia heterophylla Chinese Houses Spires of small, Coreopsis tinctoria Dwarf Coreopsis Approximately 100 pagoda-shaped, light purple and white blooms are 1-2’ seeds One of North America’s best-loved annuals, Plains tall.  Chinese Houses is an annual.  It grows quickly, blooms Coreopsis is also one of the easiest to grow. Plant spring or heavily, and dies with first frost. Can regrow following fall, and you’ll soon see thin thread-like plants with shiny spring if seed falls on bare ground.  This California native green stems and very small leaves. Once the seedlings are annual appreciates rich, moist soil.  Great near ditches about 12” tall or so, perfectly round, brown-colored buds or areas that stay moist. Plant spring or fall, and simply will appear, and soon you’ll have the beautiful sprays of scatter seed on loosened soil and then compress the seed small butter yellow flowers with dark red centers. This into the dirt by lightly walking on it. Do not cover with soil. species is great for cutting, each stem adding a whole flush Easy to grow. of small flowers to any arrangement, but don’t cut them all. Plains coreopsis is perhaps the very best native annual for reseeding. Which means even though the plants may die with frost, others will probably sprout in their places next spring. A great species, the official state wildflowerSKU Price SKU Price of Florida.16279 1.99 16351 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Cereal-Rye.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Chai-Tea-Handmade-Soap.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 37 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedCosmos Sensation Mix Dwarf Nasturtium Jewel Mix Cosmos Sensation Mix Approximately 225 seeds per pack Dwarf Nasturtium Jewel Mix Tropaeolum nanum 6 g (~30- or 1.5 grams Cosmos is tall, whispy and covered with large, 40 seeds) A wonderful addition to any garden, this trailing 3” to 4” white, pink, rose and crimson flowers.   Cosmos flower will add edible color to any garden! We have used are one of my favorite showy summer and fall blooming the blooms in salads as well as the leaves to add variety to plants. Super easy to care for them, just plant and forget.  It the normal leaves. The kids love them not only because of is just about that easy.  Cosmos will also make an excellent the color, but the big seeds make planting easy! cut flower. I love using cosmos in borders along walk ways or in pots. Once established, Cosmos is drought tolerant, and therefore they are a great plant for wildflower or natu- ralized areas. Seed Depth: 14 “ Seed Spacing: 1-2” Days to Emerge: 6 - 10 Thinning: When 1” -2” tall thin to 1’ - 2’ apartSKU Price SKU Price16281 1.99 16290 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Champion-Collard-Green-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Champion-Radish-Seed.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedFarewell to Spring Flower Seed Hungarian Sunflower Farewell to Spring Hungarian Black Seeded   Approximately 45 seeds per pkg. Tall plants reaching 8’ tall.  Large single heads with yellow petals, large black seeds of good flavor, good for sprouting because the sprouts are huge and nutritious. Add sprouts to salads or sandwiches.  Excellent roasted.  Hungarian heirloom. Popular protein-rich food in Eastern Europe. From Martin Ringhoffer, Hungary.SKU Price SKU Price16352 1.99 16341 2.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Chantenay-Red-Cored-Carrot-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Charentais-Melon-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 38 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedLarkspur Giant Imperial Texas Bluebonnet Larkspur Giant Imperial 1 g (approx 200 seeds) A wonderful Lupinus texensis Texas Bluebonnet  75 seeds covers about dried flower, this flower has been a favorite for years. A 20’ Drought toreant annual wildflower famous in Texas.  wonderful palate of colors, these cool-climate flowers are Sweet fragrance, blue flowers with white tips. Lady Bird wonderful along fences or against homes because of their Johnson’s Wildflower Center says... “Texas bluebonnet, tall spiked blooms. Butterflies love these flowers!  Learn to which starts flowering in mid-March. The peak blooming attract butterflies and grow a butterfly garden for the cost period is usually in mid-April, although the exact date is of a seed packet.  Grow a Butterfly Garden only $3.99 impossible to predict due to many environmental factors. Plant the seeds in October & November (early October is best). Lupinus texensis (Texas bluebonnet) are annual plants; that is, they go from seed to flower to seed in one year. They germinate in the fall and grow throughout the winter, and usually bloom around the end of March to the mid-May. Around mid-May, they form a seedpod, which is green at first but turns yellow and then brown. SometimeSKU Price SKU Price between the yellow and brown form of the seedpod, the16282 1.99 16986 2.49 seeds mature. The seedpods pop open, releasing the small, hard seeds. Seed Scarification As noted, bluebonnet seeds have hard seed coats that often delay germination for a year of more. To increase the germination rate the first year, growers often scarify seeds. Scarification means scratching or nicking the seed coats to simulate natural weathering processes. Once scarified, most seeds will germinate quickly and should be watered for several weeks, especially if the weather is dry. You can use the following methods to scarify seeds:     * physically nick the seeds with a knife (for small quantities)     * rub the seeds with sandpaper     * freeze the seeds overnight, then quickly pour boiling water over the seeds and soak for several hours at room temperature It is not recommended to scarify bluebonnet seedshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Charleston-Grey-Watermelon-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Charleston-Wakefield-Cabbage-Seeds.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedDelgold Tobacco Purple Coneflower Nicotiana tabacum Delgold Tobacco Tobacco seeds are VERY Purple Coneflower tiny.  Package contains 100 seeds. Bred in Canada around 1980 by crossing wild tobacco (N. rustica) with two popular American tobacco varieties, Hicks Broadleaf tobacco and Virginia 115 tobacco. This cross produced a plant that was a high-yielding, high-nicotine cultivar that was widely adopted by growers. Delgold tobacco is still considered one of the better yielding flue-cured varieties available on the market today. Giant 6-8’ tobacco with leaves over 18” long and 12”.  Delgold just kept coming every time I would cut it.  Soft pink flowers.  I was shocked at this tobaccos frost tolerance, but then again I got the original seed stock from Canada.  This tobacco variety works well for us on the West Coast because it will perform in our cool weather. (2010SKU Price update.  We have 12’ tall plants growing now that have SKU Price16383 2.75 gone through a week of night time freezing lows that have 16284 1.99burned our citrus trees, but not this tobacco.  Truthly I’m a bit stunned!) We grow tobacco to usean insecticide on our plants and chickens.  As I type this, it is hanging in bunches over my headin the rafters of our seed shop.  I forget it is there, and I think what is that sweet smell!  Thistobacco is so sweetly fragrant.  I grind tobacco leaves up and use it as a dust on the chickensfor mitesLice.  I also soak tobacco leaves in water to make a concoction to spray on bugs in thegarden.  Start tobacco seeds indoors 4-8 weeks before outdoor planting time.  Sow thinly in alightweight sterile soil mix.  BARELY cover the tobacco seed or don’t cover it at all.  Press the soilfirmly and water.  Keep evenly moist, but not soggy.  I recommend bottom heating the seed trayhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Cherokee-Chocolate-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cherokee-Purple-DF-Tomato.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 39 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedEchinacea purpurea Black Eyed Susan Flower Seed Purple Coneflower       Pkg contains 1 gram or approx. 230 Rudbeckia hirta Black Eyed Susan  Approximately 600 seeds seeds. Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil covering about 500 sq ft Black Eyed Susan is a familiar in full sun.  An adaptable plant that is tolerant of drought, roadside flower to many of us.  It’s sunshine colored heat, humidity and poor soil.  Plants usually re-bloom flowers wave in the wind as we pass by at 60mph.  Black without deadheading, however immediate removal of Eyed Susan is a stiff, upright annual or perennial native spent flowers improves general appearance. Sow the seed to the eastern United States, but has become common at about 14” in the early to mid-spring. Keep moist. Once throughout the U.S.   The characteristic coco brown, domed the plants are up, thin to 1 foot spacing after the second center is surrounded by bright canary yellow ray florets. set of leaves has formed. Purple Coneflower likes full sun, Black Eyed Susan thrives in most soils in full sun.  Once plenty of water, rich, well drained, and limey soil. Freely established it can handle neglect and is very drought toler- self-seeds if at least some of the seed heads are left in ant.  Black Eyed Susan is excellent for those who want to place.  Makes a good fresh cut or dried flower. The dead xeriscape or need to save on water.  Butterflies love these flower stems will remain erect well into the winter and, if flowers!  Learn to attract butterflies and grow a butterfly flower heads are not removed, are often visited by gold- garden for the cost of a seed packet.  Grow a ButterflySKU Price finches.  Echinacea is derived from the Greek word “echinos” SKU Price Garden only $3.99  16158 1.99 meaning hedgehog in reference to the spiny center 16164 1.99cone. Echinacea has traditionally been used to treat or prevent colds, flu, and other infections.Echinacea is believed to stimulate the immune system to help fight infections.  Less commonly,echinacea has been used for wounds and skin problems. An Herbalist’s Guide to Growing andUsing Echinacea for only $3.99 Butterflies love these flowers!  Learn to attract butterflies andgrow a butterfly garden for the cost of a seed packet.  Grow a Butterfly Garden only $3.99  http://sustainableseedco.com/Cherokee-Purple-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cherry-Belle-Radish-Seeds.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedScarlet Sage Flower Seed Shasta Daisy Flower Seed Salvia coccinea Scarlet Sage After all my years creating Shasta daisy (Chrysanthemum maximum) Approximately hummingbird for clients this one sage hands down has 937seeds per pack or 1.75 grams. Very easy to grow, they attracted more humming birds.  It is absolutely amazing are a favorite for beginner flower gardeners and are stun- at attracting hummingbirds.  Super easy to grow, in fact it ning when planted in small groups. This perennial grows reseeds itself in profusion.  It will not with stand a freeze 2-3 feet tall.  Daisies like rich, quick draining soil, ample though, so make sure you plant it after all danger of frost in water and full sunshine. However, they are hardy and will soil temps 70 degrees plus.    tolerate poor soil conditions and partial shade. To hep promote abundant blooms work some old animal manure or compost into the soil. Plant seeds directly into the soil at 18 inch deep when a light frost is still possible. Seeds will germinate in 10-20 days and plants will bloom the following year - after a seasons growth.  Prior to blooming, start a fertilizer high in phosphorous to promote amazing blooms. Dead-head the spent flowers, or use them asSKU Price SKU Price cuttings in flower arrangements, to extend the flowering16288 1.99 16160 1.99 season into the fall. The plants should be cut down to the ground in late fall.  http://sustainableseedco.com/Chervil-Herb-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Chico-III-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 40 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedSunflower Sungold Dwarf Sweet Alyssum Flower Seed Sunflower Sungold Dwarf or “Teddy Bear”  Sungold only Sweet Alyssum grows 24” to 36” tall and has profusion of bushy yellow sunflowers.  So happy and soft looking you just might want to hug them like your favorite teddy bear.  Make great bor- ders or cut flowers.  Very easy to grow and a great project for kids.  A real winner for market cut flowers as well.  SKU Price SKU Price16286 1.99 16348 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Chicory.html http://sustainableseedco.com/China-Rose-Radish.htmlFlower Seed Flower SeedSweet Pea Royal Family Mix Sweet William Single Mix Sweet Pea Royal Family Mix What a smell! These guys give Sweet William Single Mix 12 gram package A wonderful off an amazingly fragrant smell and are beautiful to boot! biennial flower that will give a big show in it’s second year. What else could you want for the smell and sight of early Very fragrant and bright colored, this will make a splendid summer? addition to your cut flower garden!SKU Price SKU Price16355 1.99 16283 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Chinese-Houses.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Chioggia-Beet-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 41 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed Flower SeedBlack Eyed Susan Vine Flower Seed Crimson Clover Thumbergia alta Black Eyed Susan Vine One of my all time Trifolium incarnatum Crimson Clover One of the most favorite vining flowers!  Thumbergia will grow 6-8’ covering colorful forage plants and is frequently planted for highway fences or trailing over arbors.  Its perfect bell shaped, beautification projects. Excellent for bees or other pollina- bright yellow flowers have chocolate brown throats.  I can’t tors. Crimson clover is a reseeding winter annual with an tell you have many visitors have commented on this vine.  erect growth habit and a shallow taproot system. The flow- Sometimes, I mix it with the red of cypress vine for an ex- ers are a brilliant red color, elongated in shape, and often plosion of color that the hummingbirds can’t refuse.  They more than two inches long. The leaves are dark green and like the cypress vine for for the nectar and are attracted the covered with dense hairs. Crimson clover produces more Black Eyed Susans bright yellow color. forage at low temperatures than other clovers.SKU Price SKU Price16289 2.99 16347 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Chive-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Christmas-Pole-Bean-Seed.htmlFlower Seed Flower Seed > PoppiesZinna California Giants Mix California Poppy Flower Seed Zinna California Giants Mix Such color! And color you can California poppy (Eschscholzia californica) 1 ounce package bring indoors! These zinnias make amazing arrangements will cover about 150 square feet.  A four-ounce package of cut flowers. The flowers are tall, flat petaled semi-dou- covers 600 square feet. For larger areas figure planting 15 bling and placed on long stems that are perfect for vases. pounds per acre.Approximately 230,000 seeds per pound.  Easy to grow, children will love to plant these and see them Seeds are tiny, it is recommended you mix with sand to grow! Butterflies love these flowers!  Learn to attract but- spread. Delicate, silky orange blossoms come to life as terflies and grow a butterfly garden for the cost of a seed early as February and continue to bloom until October here packet.  Grow a Butterfly Garden only $3.99 in California.  Drought tolerant, deer resistant and once planted maintenance free.  Will reseed itself year after year. Loves disturbed areas and in fact even grows in areas that have been damaged by fire.  Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they need a cold treatment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  The answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99 Bee Friendly! Our beesSKU Price SKU Price just love these poppies!  So do the native bumble bees.16291 1.99 16153 1.99 “The indigenous California Indians used this poppy as both a source of food and medicine. Several groups boiled the plant, or roasted it on host stones, to eat as a green. The Costanoan Indians rubbed a decoction of the flowers in the hair to kill lice; the Indians of Mendocino County used a poultice of fresh root for toothaches and a topically applied extract for headaches and sores; and Cahuilla women used the pollen as a cosmetic and the whole plant as a sedative for babies. Medicinally, California poppy is a plant with sedative, analgesic and antispastic activities, but unlike the alkaloids of the opium poppy, it does not seem to induce tolerance and dependence. It is touted by some for the treatment of anxiety and to induce sleep in patients affected with insomnia.”  – Susan Mahr, University ofhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Chrystal-Lettuce-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cinderella-Pumpkin-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 42 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed > Poppies Flower Seed > PoppiesFlanders Red Poppy Blue Bread Poppy Seed Papaver rhoeas Flanders Red Poppy 100 Days. Native to Eu- Papaver somniferum Blue Bread Poppy Seed   Grow your rope.  Long known as the corn poppy because it flourishes own bread poppies for those delicious baked goods you as a weed in grain fields, the Flanders poppy as it is now make!  A friend of ours grew these last year and I was usually called, grew profusely in the trenches and craters amazed how easy and how much seed they got from each of Europe during WWI. It was later used by French service- beautiful poppy! Try growing your own.  Get great flowers women to raise money for the families who lost men in the that later turn into edible head with seed!     war. Today it is probably the world’s most popular wildflower because of its brilliant and striking colors as well as it’s ability to grow wild year after year. All parts of this plant contain the nonaddictive alkaloid rheadine.  The general activity is soporific (inducing a deep sleep).  SKU Price SKU Price16354 1.99 16475 2.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Basil--Cinnamon.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Clarkia.htmlFlower Seed > SunFlowers Flower Seed > Wildflower MixesNew Jersey Giant Sunflower Seeds California Mix New Jersey Giant Sunflower Seeds   3 gram seed package.  California Mix Includes Annual Baby’s Breath, Plains Core- About 21 seeds   This huge sunflower came from a Seed opsis, Siberian Wallflower, Lance-LVD Coreopsis, Chineese Saver in New Jersey.   The most amazing thing about these Forget-me-not, California Poppy, Spurred Snapdragon, sunflowers are the stalks.  They are about 4-6” in diamter Perennial Lupine, Black Eyed Susan, Evening Primrose, and the total height was about 12’-14’.  No problem with California Bluebells, Galrand Chrysanthemum, Shasta breaking in the wind like other tall sunflowers.  Not one fell Daisy, White Yarrow, Goedetia, Clarkia, Larkspur, Blue Flax, over! A single massive yellow head about 1’-1 12’ across is Scarlet Flax, Alyssum, Corn Poppy, Catchfly and Baby Blue born atop each stalk. Huge plump seeds that the blue jays Eyes! Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they need wouldn’t stay away from! Excellent roasted or let the birds a cold treatment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  The have fun eating them right on the stalk.  answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99SKU Price SKU Price17037 2.99 16292 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Clemson-Spineless-80-Okra-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cocozelle-Zucchini.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 43 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed > Wildflower Mixes Flower Seed > Wildflower MixesCreating a Wildflower Meadow Everything is in the mix Creating a Wildflower Meadow Storey Country Wisdom Everything is in the mix... Annual Baby’s Breath, Plains Co- Bulletin A-102 By Henry W. Art Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: reopsis, Siberian Wallflower, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, Chinese 9780882665115 (0882665111) Published by Storey Pub- Forget-me-not, California Poppy, Spurred Snapdragon, lishing Selection Wildflowers by Region Cold Treatments Perennial Lupine, Black Eyed Susan, Evening Primrose, Cali- When to Plant Preparing the Ground How to Plant the fornia Bluebells, Garland Chrysanthemem, Shasta Daisy, Seeds Transforming Existing Field Meadow Maintenance White Yarrow, Godetia, Clarkia, Larkspur, Blue Flax, scarlet Species of Wildflowers...descriptions & drawing Flax, Alyssum, Corn Poppy, Catchfly AND Baby Blue Eyes! Whew! That is a lot of flowers!!! Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they need a cold treatment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  The answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99SKU Price SKU Price16813 3.99 16300 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Coffee-Break-Handmade-Soap.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cold-Storage-for-Fruits-Vegetables.htmlFlower Seed > Wildflower Mixes Flower Seed > Wildflower MixesNapa Winery Mix Midwestern Mix Grow the wildflowers that you saw growing when you vis- Midwestern Mix: New England Aster, Cornflower, Siberian ited the wine country! This mix comes direct from Sonoma Wallflower, Lance-Lvd Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Larkspur County and contains: Elegant Clarkia, Tall Plains Coreopsis, Sweet William, Purple Coneflower, Perennial Gaillardia, African Daisy, CA Poppy, Blanket Flower, Tidy Tips, Catchfly, Annual Gaillardia, Annual Baby’s Breath, Blue Flax, Toad Flax, Baby Blue Eyes, Shirley Poppy, Flanders Poppy, Perennial Lupine, Dwarf Evening Primrose, Corn Poppy, Black-eyed Susan and Sweet Alyssum! Planting wildflower Prairie Coneflower, Clasping Coneflower, Black Eyed Susan, seeds can be tricky.  Do they need a cold treatment?  Do I Catchfly. Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they have to remove all the weeds.  The answers and more in need a cold treatment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99 The answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99SKU Price SKU Price16302 1.99 16293 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Cold-Climate-Gardening.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cold-Climate-Gardening-book.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 44 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed > Wildflower Mixes Flower Seed > Wildflower MixesNortheast Mix Pacific North West Mix Northeast Mix Contains 14 oz (50 sq ft.) White Yarrow, Pacific North West Mix 14 oz. (50 sq ft) Includes: New England Aster, Cornflower, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Columbine, Bachelor Button, Siberian Wallflower, Shasta Daisy, Lance-Lvd Coreopsis, Rocket Larkspur, Sweet Wil- Daisy, Farewell To Spring, Clarkia, Chinese Houses, Lance liam, Purple Coneflower, Gaillardia, Annual Baby’s Breath, Leaf Coreopsis, Plains Coreopsis, Rocket Larkspur, Sweet Gayfeather, Spurred Snapdragon, Scarlet Flax, Perennial William, California Poppy, Blanket Flower, Baby’s Breath, Lupine, Evening Primrose, Corn Poppy, Black Eyed Susan Candytuft, Spurred Snapdragon, Blue Flax, Scarlet Flax, and Catchfly! Sweet Alyssum, Sickel Keeled Lupine, Baby Blue Eyes, Tall Evening Primrose, Shirley Poppy, Black Eyed Susan, and Catchfly. Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they need a cold treatment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  The answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99SKU Price SKU Price16294 1.99 16295 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Coldset-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Collective-Farm-Woman.htmlFlower Seed > Wildflower Mixes Flower Seed > Wildflower MixesBeneficial Insect Mix Southeast Mix Pollinators are disappearing at an alarming rate!  They need Southeast Mix your help.  Help save our pollinators by planting beneficial plants in any available area.  That could be a roadway, front lawn or abandoned lot.   Pollinators need our help and we need them to pollinate our food!  Ever tried using a small paint brush on hundreds of cucumber blooms?  That is what some people have to do now because the pollinators are gone.  Attract them to your home and garden with this mix. This mix contains: California Buckwheat, Coriander, Baby’s Breath, California Poppy, California Blue Bell, Yarrow, White Alyssum, Rose clover, Crimson Clover and Tidy Tips! Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they need a cold treatment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  The answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow forSKU Price only $3.99 SKU Price16299 1.99 16296 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Columbianum-Wildform-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Comet-Radish-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 45 SU LE Seed CompanyFlower Seed > Wildflower Mixes Flower Seed > Wildflower MixesTexas Mix All Perennial Mix Texas Mix This mix contains Yarrow, Purple Cone flower, Lance Leaf Coreopsis, CA Poppy, Black-Eyed Susan, Sweet William, Ox- Eye Daisy, Fox Glove, Blanket Flower and Blue Flax. Planting wildflower seeds can be tricky.  Do they need a cold treat- ment?  Do I have to remove all the weeds.  The answers and more in Creating a Wildflower Meadow for only $3.99SKU Price SKU Price16297 1.99 16298 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Common-Grain-Barley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Common-Spelt.htmlFlower Seed > Wildflower Mixes Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedShade Mix Camellia Oil This mix is perfect for those shady areas. Here is what is Camellia Oil   With heirloom quality hand tools it is impor- in the mix: White Yarrow, Iceland Poppy, Ox-Eye Daisy, tant to keep them clean and well oiled.  In Japan they use Chinese Houses, Mountain Phlox, Chinese Forget-me-not, Camellia Oil. Here at SSC we like vegetable oil-based Ca- Spurred Snapdragon, Blue Flax, Baby Blue Eyes, Shirley mellia Oil because it is non-toxic, odor free, wipes on easily Poppy and Nasturtium. and leaves a thin dry film on the tool. It is very effective in preventing rust on Iron tools and blades, and is unlikely to interfere with finishes.  Helps keep the wood handles nourished and in excellent shape. 3.5 oz bottle    SKU Price SKU Price16301 1.99 16992 12.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Common-Vetch.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Congo-Watermelon-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 46 SU LE Seed CompanyGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedBear Claw Trowel Narrow Blade Bear Claw   Claw-shaped one-hand fork. By far my absolute Bonsai Brand Tempered Steel Trowel Narrow Blade   The favorite tool made by this family.  Each one is totally dif- blades of these trowels are tempered to help make the ferent because it is all hand forged.  An amazing cultivator, blades stronger.  Blad tip is very sharp.  Blade size is 6 potato digger, garlic digger, etc... It is also useful for dig- inches and the overall length is 11 34 inch   ging out clams! 4 34inch x 4inch Bear Claw     13 12inch Overall length  SKU Price SKU Price16995 24.99 16993 14.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Connecticut-Field-Pumpkin-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Contender-Bush-Bean-Seeds.htmlGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedTrowel Wide Blade Carbon Steel Hori Hori Bonsai Brand Tempered Steel Trowel Wide Blade   The Carbon Steel Hori Hori An all-purpose digging knife used blades of these trowels are tempered to help make the for digging, transplanting, weeding and cutting. The blades stronger.  Very sharp blade. Blade size is 5 12 inches carbon-steel blade is strong and can deal with heavy-duty and the overall length is 11 14 inch digging, especially in clay soils. One side is serrated to make cutting weeds and small branches easier. It comes with a longer handle for more leverage. It comes with a sheath that has a handy belt attachement. We use the heck out of these for digging out narrow gopher holes to set traps.  Anyone who has tried to set a trap in a gopher hole knows getting deep enough in means everything and it is hard to do unless you have a narrow blade the width of the hole.  We tried so many different shovels for this purpose and none work as well as this one.  Not to mention this the strength in this carbon steel version.  Can’t tell you howSKU Price SKU Price many cheap shovels we have broken till we discovered the16994 14.99 16890 27.95 Hori Hori.  This carbon steel version has a longer handle than the stainless steel version and is much stronger. 7” blade 11 12” Total lengthhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Cook-Barley-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cooking-With-Oats.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 47 SU LE Seed CompanyGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedNejiri Weeder Ika Hoe Janpanese Nejiri Weeder   A weeding tool that is Japanese Ika Hoe   A strong, solid, hand-forged Japanese light,sharp, and very useful in removing weeds. The lami- Hoe on one side. Flip it over and its a heavy duty cultiva- nated high-carbon steel blade is very sharp and can scrape tor. Great strength and balance. Oak handle. 3” and remove weeds on the surface. The point on the blade x 9.5” head. 15.5” overall. (Shaped like a will help with digging as well. The blade can be sharpened. squid, thus the Japanese name ika) Blade Length 5inch Overall 13 14inchSKU Price SKU Price16991 15.99 16990 27.95http://sustainableseedco.com/Cooking-With-Winter-Squash-Pumpkins.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Copenhagen-Market-Cabbage-Seeds.htmlGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedJapanese Window Hoe Kusakichi Brand Bachi Hoe Japanese Window Hoe The window hoe is a unique digging Kusakichi Brand Bachi Hoe One-hand hoe with a triangular tool from the Isle of Japan. It is very similar to the Bachi blade good for digging out weeds and harvesting.  Excel- Gata Hoe but it lets soil glide through. This hoe is designed lent for small areas where a big long-handled hoe is not break up soil and let it pass right through. It measures 15” practical. I’ve used the heck out of this great hand hoe for over all and has a sharp chopping end that is 5inch x 3inch. turning over the soil in small areas, planting plants into the The absence of the middle of the hoe makes it lighter garden and for working in mulch.  I guess mostly I use it weight.  Perfect for long hours in the garden.  You hands planting tomatoes into the garden from 4” pots.  Just a few and arm will thank you! strokes and it makes the perfect hole for anything coming out of a standard 4” pot.  I can’t tell you how fast I can do a row of tomatoes due to this hand hoe.  I love it and keep it handy at all times in the garden. Blade 3” wide Total Length 15 12”SKU Price SKU Price16989 21.99 16889 21.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Copia-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Coreopsis--Dwarf.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 48 SU LE Seed CompanyGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedKusakichi Brand Kana Weeder Kusakichi Brand Nejiri Scraper Long Neck Kusakichi Brand Kana Weeder This weeder has a curved Kusakichi Brand Nejiri Scraper Long Neck This scraper blade to make weeding easier especially in delicate areas comes with a long neck to provide extra reach. No more like newly planted seedlings. The curve will help dig into back-breaking leaning into the rows to get to those weeds.  the dirt deeper.  The blade can be sharpened. We don’t Cuts quick and easily destroying weeds. It works especially like cheap tools.  We are often asked what we use for hand well working in tight spots. The laminated high-carbon tools.  These are some of the best high quality tools we steel is very sharp and can scrape and remove weeds on have found and they are made to last!  When you are tired the surface. The blade can be sharpened. We don’t like of throwing away dollar store tools then this is the tool to cheap tools.  We are often asked what we use for hand have.  It will last a lifetime properly taken care of.  4 14” tools.  These are some of the best high quality tools we Blade      15 34” Overall have found and they are made to last!  When you are tired of throwing away dollar store tools then this is the tool to have.  It will last a lifetime properly taken care of.  I’ve used this tool for over 10 years and LOVE it!  I bought one on a whim have never been without one since.  Excellent handSKU Price SKU Price weeder that I give to all my friends because it cuts so easy16888 21.99 16887 16.99 and quick.  Blade Length 4 12inch Overall 17inchhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Coriander/Cilantro-Slow-Bolt-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cornsalad-Mache.htmlGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedKusakichi Brand Saw Tooth Sickle Kusakichi Brand V-Shape Scraper Kusakichi Brand Saw Tooth Sickle Super sharp, fine-tooth Kusakichi Brand V-Shape Scraper A weeder with blades saw sickle perfect for harvesting lavender and other flow- on both sides to make weeding corners easier. The blade ers.  We use this sickle every year for the lavender harvest.  is laminated high-carbon steel. The v-shaped blade is also Nothing works better!  Grab a handful and cut.  So easy, we useful for digging and making rows of dirt for planting. do circles around people at the lavender farm trying to use Excellent for easily planting bulbs, garlic, onions, etc... We hand clippers. Used for cutting thick broccoli, cauliflower of don’t like cheap tools.  We are often asked what we use for cabbage stems.  Also useful when you need to remove ivy hand tools.  These are some of the best high quality tools and grasses. Blade Length 6inch Overall 13 12inch we have found and they are made to last!  When you are tired of throwing away dollar store tools then this is the tool to have.  It will last a lifetime properly taken care of.  Blade Length 6inch Overall 18 12inchSKU Price SKU Price16886 9.99 16882 21.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Cosmic-Purple-Carrot-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cosmonaut-Volkov-Red-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 49 SU LE Seed CompanyGardening Supplies > Hand Forged Gardening Supplies > Hand ForgedSeikouba Brand Sickle Medium Blade Seikouba Brand Sickle Thick Blade Seikouba Brand Sickle Medium Blade High quality, hand Seikouba Brand Sickle Thick Blade High quality, hand forged grass sickles. The blade is made of soft iron lami- forged grass sickles. The blade is made of soft iron lami- nated to high-carbon steel. Handles are made of Japanese nated to high-carbon steel. Handles are made of Japanese white oak. There are three different blade sizes available: white oak. There are three different blade sizes available: thin, medium and thick. The thin blade is light and cuts fast thin, medium and thick. The thin blade is light and cuts when dealing with grasses. The thick blade is heavy duty fast when dealing with grasses. The thick blade is heavy and can deal with thicker materials. We use the thin blade duty and can deal with thicker materials. The thick blade is and medium blade sickle exclusively for hand harvesting excellent for woody weeds, bamboo, sunflowers, sorghum, grain.  This beats any other sickle we have found hands sugar cane, corn stalks, etc..  This beats any other sickle we down.  In fact the boys in the field fight over who got to have found hands down.  In fact the boys in the field fight use the one we had till we ordered more!  Why do you over who got to use the one we had till we ordered more!  want to spend this much on a sickle?  Because these sickles Why do you want to spend this much on a sickle?  Because hold a sharp edge allowing you to harvest more grain and these sickles hold a sharp edge allowing you to harvest less time sharping your blade! Basically, lighter stems are more grain and less time sharping your blade!   512” bladeSKU Price cut with ease using the thin blade.  Traditionally used to SKU Price 16” overall length16884 45.99 harvest rice and grasses.  We use it for wheat and barley. 16885 57.99Larger stems like oats and tritacale need the medium blade sickle.  The thick blade is excellentfor woody weeds, bamboo, sunflowers, sorghum, sugar cane, corn stalks, etc... 6 14” blade 16”overall lengthhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Cosmos-Sensation-Mix.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cowpea-Early-Lady.htmlGardening Supplies > Seed Saving Gardening Supplies > Seed SavingNylon Netting Silica Gel Desiccants Nylon Netting Absolutely perfect for making isolation Silica Gel Desiccants Essential in any seed saving operation.  cages.  We use this to make most of our isolation cages Seal them in your seed saving containers with dry seed because it is durable and relatively inexpensive compared after using the vacuum pump to ensure your seed stay to the alternatives. (See the pictures of the isolation cages.) dry.  Dry seed means a seed with a longer life and better So simple to wire on this netting to a pvc frame.  The one germination!     PACKET - Fast and extra adsorbent silica gel.    you see in the picture took 20 minutes and I added two * Meets FDA specifications for food and drug products.     * pieces to cover the whole structure.  I even made a front Provides superior adsorption. Remains dry at maximum flap to open up to pollinators on alternate days the other saturation.     * Silica gel can adsorb 15% of its weight in cage (next door) was closed.  Top Quality 40 Denier Netting, water vapor in 2 hours. 2 34” X 3” size packet 4 packets per Made in the U.S.A. Superior to imported netting fabric package   Material: 100% Nylon Width: 72” X 40 yards longSKU Price SKU Price16879 42.99 16442 2.75http://sustainableseedco.com/Coyote-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Crane-Melon-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 50 SU LE Seed CompanyGardening Supplies > Seed Saving Gardening Supplies > Seed SavingPollination Bags Save for Seed Flag Pollination Bags These little bags are just perfect for Save for Seed Flag How do you know what plants to save isolating blooms on plants.  We use them on many different for seed in a field of so many?  Can you remember which things.  Peppers, Eggplants, Melons & Tomatoes just to ones produced the most or were more disease resistant?  name a few.  No need for expensive isolation cages with Stop guessing and use a flag just like the professionals do these little bags.  So light air and sun will penetrate them, to identify the plants you are saving for seed.  You only but not insects keeping your seed true.  Just perfect for want to save the best plants for seed.  Now you can mark Eggplants. (see pictures)  Also perfect for covering tiny your plants with the very markers we use.  Bright yellow watermelonmelon blooms after you have hand pollinated flags clearly mark the plants you want to save for seed.  them to keep the bees out. Measure 4”X5” 10 per package Just stick them in the ground next to the plant.  It is so easy!  Pull them up after the season and use them next year.  10 flags per bundle.SKU Price SKU Price16877 7.5 16878 6.5http://sustainableseedco.com/Crane-Yellow-Watermelon.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Creamsicle-Handmade-Soap.htmlGardening Supplies > Seed Saving Gardening Supplies > Seed SavingSeed Storage Kit Seed Vacuum Pump Kit Seed Storage Kit - includes our Steel Can, Mylar Foil Bag, Seed Vacuum Pump Kit We looked around for a hand and 4 Silica Gel packages for making your own Safety Seed operated vacuum pump system to store our seed simply Collection. Please limit your selections to only 40 seed and without using an expensive electric vacuum pump.  We packages so that they will fit inside the can. If going over couldn’t find anything on the market, but we put together 40 packages, please select additional can option. this kit of components that we use.  You can turn any ordinary wide mouth mason jar into an air tight seed vault with this hand pump vacuum kit.  Removing harmful moist air from seed containers is essential to long seed storage life and better germination rates.  Simply place your dry seeds in the mason jar, add your silica desiccant, put on the lid and  place the vaccum seal cover on top.  Then simply put the vacuum hose on the seal cover and use the hand held pump to extract the air.  Watch the pressure dial and when you reach your desired vacuum stop, pull off theSKU Price SKU Price seed seal cover and screw down your normal mason jar16905 24.99 16443 59.99 ring. Presto!  Safe seed sealed in vacuum environment.  Now it is read for your root cellar, basement or dark cool closet. Kit comes with: vacuum gauge hand pump, a 2 ft. length of tubing, vacuum adapters, 4 packs of silica desiccant and FoodSaver vacuum seal lid for wide mouth mason jars. Option Add Saving Seeds.  A fantastic book all about seed saving and save $3 off the cover price!   Just add it under the options button!   ****We have recently received some negative email claiming this “invention” was taken or stolen from their Website.  IE...that is was “their” idea.  We did not invent anything and we are not claiming to have invented a product.   Nor do we consider this any “invention” or patented device.  Both of these companies products are their own as far as we are aware.  We do not claim that theyhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Creating-a-Wildflower-Meadow.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Crenshaw-Melon-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 51 SU LE Seed CompanyGifts From The Garden > Cotton Bags Gifts From The Garden > Gifts fromPrinted Cotton Seed Bags Hand and Body Salve Printed Cotton Seed Bags Now you can have our 8”X12” Hand and Body Salve This all-natural, deep penetrating or 12”X16” 100% cotton seed bags just like we pack bulk salve moisturizes dry skin, helps the healing of minor seed in.  Perfect for kids toy bags, crafts, lunch bags, gifts, scrapes and cuts, and brings soothing relief to sore muscles potpourri, instead of plastic produce bags at the market and aching joints. Perfect for moisturizng those tired, dry or whatever you can dream up!  These handy bags will garden hands. Ingredients include almond oil, avocado get used over and over again just like they did in the old oil, jojoba, beeswax, vitamin E, essential oils of lavender, days! ***These bags come free when you order seed by the calendula, rosemary, geranium, and tea tree. Net wt. 2 oz. pound or The Essential Grains Pkg, Instant Garden Pkg, Fall Garden Pkg, Poultry Pkg, Kids Pkg, or Flower Power Pkg!SKU Price SKU Price16903 4.99 16997 7.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Cress-Wrinkled-Crinkled.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Crimson-Clover.htmlGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadeAlmond Honey Handmade Soap Apricot Soap Almond Honey Handmade Soap   Handmade soap straight Apricot Handmade Soap Imagine the smell from an apricot from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local orchard as you picnic under them in the summer breeze.  farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights The warm, hot breeze brings out the sweet smell just like on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most your bath water will do after a long hard day.  That fragrant amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we smell will remind you of the day when you and your are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap mother canned apricot jelly long ago.  Whatever memory to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  it brings up it will put a smile on your face.   Handmade Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium soap straight from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica are local farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other coloring.  delights on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil,SKU Price SKU Price sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil16982 4.99 16896 4.99 and mica coloring. http://sustainableseedco.com/Crimson-Flowered-Fava-Bean-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Crimson-Giant-Radish-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 52 SU LE Seed CompanyGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadeBlack Cherry Soap Black Raspberry Soap Black Cherry Handmade Soap Handmade soap straight Black Raspberry Handmade Soap Who hasn’t gone black from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local berry or raspberry picking!  Remember those warm sum- farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights mer days when your Mom promised you a cobbler if you on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most went berry picking?  Remember how you and your friends amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we ate more than you every brought back?  :) Let all those are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap fantastic childhood memories soak into every pore as you to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  relive a summer day long ago.  Handmade soap straight Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights coloring.  on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight from their farm!  A perfect gift for your favorite gardener.  Weighs 4 oz This is one of Farmer John’sSKU Price SKU Price favorites! Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive16907 4.99 16891 4.99 oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica coloring. http://sustainableseedco.com/Crimson-Sweet-Watermelon-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Cuostralee-Tomato-Seeds.htmlGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadeBlueberry Soap Coffee Break Handmade Soap Blueberry Handmade Soap Almost every year as a child we Coffee Break Handmade Soap would go to the piney woods of East Texas to pick blueber- ries.  I remember the sweet, almost spicy scent that wafted from my blueberry pail in the hot Texas sun.  Imagine tak- ing a bath in this deeply luxurious scent.  Beware though...  Your husband might nibble on you because you smell so good! Handmade soap straight from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz This is one of Farmer John’s favorites! Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil,SKU Price sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil SKU Price16895 4.99 and mica coloring.  16984 4.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Cylindra-Beet-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Czech-s-Bush-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 53 SU LE Seed CompanyGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadeChai Tea Handmade Soap Creamsicle Handmade Soap Coffee Break Handmade Soap   Handmade soap straight Creamsicle Handmade Soap from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica coloring. SKU Price SKU Price16985 4.99 16983 4.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Danish-Ballhead-Cabbage-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Danvers-126-Carrot-Seed.htmlGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadeHoney Oatmeal Handmade Soap Lavender Breeze Soap Honey Oatmeal Handmade Soap   Handmade soap straight Lavender Breeze Soap Handmade soap straight from the from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers that farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their farm.  on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most They have honeybees and make the most amazing body amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz *Very popular when the Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium sisters set up at farmers markets.  They sell out regularly.  hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica Maybe it has something to do with the fact the Sisters sell coloring.      lavender they grow as well!  Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica coloring.   SKU Price SKU Price16980 4.99 16897 4.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Danyelle-Lettuce-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Darby-Red-and-Yellow.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 54 SU LE Seed CompanyGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadeLemongrass Handmade Soap Morning Jade Handmade Soap Lemongrass Handmade Soap       Morning Jade Handmade Soap Handmade soap straight from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica coloring.   SKU Price SKU Price16981 4.99 16979 4.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Giant-Italian-Parsley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Dark-Green-Zucchini.htmlGifts From The Garden > Handmade Gifts From The Garden > HandmadePear Handmade Soap Vanilla Bean Soap Pear Handmade Soap Handmade soap straight from the Vanilla Bean Handmade Soap Everyone knows this world Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers that renowned smell and flavor, but did you know it comes from grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their farm.  an orchid?  Yelp, I had the good fortune of raising these They have honeybees and make the most amazing body trailing beauties in my greenhouse when I was a kid.  The products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy intense aroma when they bloomed in the confined space to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight of the greenhouse was intoxicating.  A pay off for all the from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  Distilled water, hard work in growing and hand pollinating them.  Imagine coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, sunflower a soap that covers your body in that warm, soothing scent. oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica coloring.  Handmade soap straight from the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to you straight from their farm!  SKU Price SKU Price Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  Distilled water, coconut oil, olive16978 4.99 16892 4.99 oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica coloring. http://sustainableseedco.com/Dark-Northern-Rye.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Dark-Red-Kidney-Beans.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 55 SU LE Seed CompanyGifts From The Garden > Handmade Heirloom Grain Seed > Amaranthwhite Chocolate Mint Soap Red Garnet Amaranth Seed White Chocolate Mint Soap   Handmade soap straight from Amaranthus caudatus Red Garnet Amaranth   Sustainably the Senk Sister’s Farm.  The Senk Sisters are local farmers Grown 7 grams - approximately 200 seeds per seed pkg that grow berries, tomatoes and other delights on their One gram will sow 45 feet at (thinned) spacing of 12-18” farm.  They have honeybees and make the most amazing on 24” rows. Intensely bright fuchsia-red plants are just body products.  These Sisters are Fabulous and we are so much brighter than most Amaranths we think. Red Garnet happy to offer this handmade Sonoma County soap to can be used as a cooked green, allowed to flower for a you straight from their farm!   Weighs 4 oz Ingredients:  dramatic display in the garden or grow it for grain!  Some Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, palm oil, sodium folks share the grain with the birds attracting beautiful hydroxide, sunflower oil, castor oil, fragrance oil and mica buntings, goldfinches and other flying jewels.   Red Garnet coloring.  Amaranth will make a stunning addition to your edible flower or vegetable garden.SKU Price SKU Price16977 4.99 16466 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Delgold-Tobacco.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Delicata-Squash-Seeds.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Amaranth Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Russian River Merlot Amaranth Bere Barley Amaranthus caudatus Russian River Merlot Amaranth   Sus- ...north of Britain and prior to the 20th century, it was tainably Grown 2 grams - approximately 2,000 seeds per widely grown in this area. Characteristics which suit it seed pkg One gram will sow 50 feet at (thinned) spacing to this area include a rapid growth rate and a reputed of 12-18” on 24” rows. A fantastic amaranth tolerance to acidic soils. In most areas, however, Bere was that was a volunteer where we grew tomatoes last year at progressively replaced by higher yielding modern varieties The Russian River Vineyard.  It has the wonderful deep color and by the 1990s only about 10 ha were still in cultivation of a Merlot wine so in their honor we are calling it Russian – mostly in Orkney, Sutherland and Shetland. River Merlot.  This amaranth can reach 8’-12’ tall and can Survival in Orkney has been linked closely to a local Mill, produce multiple seed heads on one plant.  The leaves are which still produces Bere flour, which is mainly used locally delicious when young in salads and the seedgrain is know in a range of food products (bannocks, bread and biscuits). the world over for a nutritious food.  It can also be used to Analyses of Bere flour has shown it to be a source of mag- make some stunning arrangements at the Russian River nesium, zinc and iodine and to contain significant amounts Winery did! of folate, thiamine and pantothenic acid. It is therefore thought to have potential as a functional food (Theobald etSKU Price SKU Price al., 2006) and the Agronomy Institute is investigating new16837 2.99 16134 2.99 bakery markets for Bere flour. Historical accounts show that Bere was previously used widely for producing malt which would have been used for making both beer and whisky. Information & Photo Source: Agronomy Institute, Orkney Collegehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Deluxe-Safety-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Detroit-Dark-Red-Beet-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 56 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Common Grain Barley Lacey Barley Seed Common Grain Barley 2 ounce seed package or 5 lb.  Hordeum vulgare Lacey Barley Seed 2 oz Package which Choose from drop down menu below. Barley is a short- covers about 50’ square feet.  “‘Lacey’ a six-rowed spring season, early maturing crop grown commercially in both barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) (Reg. no. CV-290, PI 613603), irrigated and in dry land environments. Because this grain was developed by the Minnesota Agricultural Experiment adapts well to different types of environments, it is grown Station and released in February 2000. It was developed in many regions throughout the United States. In fact 27 in a program to obtain low soluble protein in a Midwest states in the US grow barley to some extent. Major produc- malting barley. Lacey’s malting quality traits, determined ing states, in descending order of production, include North in collaboration with the USDA Cereal Crops Research Unit Dakota, Idaho, Montana, Washington, Colorado, Wyoming, at Madison, WI, and industry testing in cooperation with Virginia, Minnesota, Maryland, South Dakota, Oregon and the American Malting Barley Association, appear to be Utah. Next to wheat the most valuable grain is barley, similar to Robust, the industry six-rowed quality standard. especially on light and sharp soils. It is a tender grain and The following quality comparisons are based on data from easily hurt in any of the stages of its growth, particularly 13 separate evaluations made from 1996 to 1999. For the at seed time; a heavy shower of rain will then almost ruin malting quality trait of most interest, soluble protein, theSKU Price a crop on the best prepared land; and in all the after pro- SKU Price values were 5.6, 5.6, and 6.7%, respectively, for Lacey,16476 1.99 cesses greater pains and attention are required to ensure 16488 2.99 Robust, and Stander. Diastatic power is similar to Robust,success than in the case of other grains. The harvest process is difficult, and often attended with but Lacey is 18% higher in alpha-amylase and yields 0.5% more malt extract. Lacey is currentlydanger; even the threshing of it is not easily executed with machines, because the awn gener- being evaluated for both malting and brewing quality in industry tests coordinated by theally adheres to the grain, and renders separation from the straw a troublesome task. Barley, American Malting Barley Association. Lacey was 16% higher yielding than Robust and 3%in fact, is raised at greater expense than wheat, and generally speaking is a more hazardous higher than Stander in Minnesota (1996–1999). In Midwestern regional trials (1998–1999),crop. Except upon rich and genial soils, where climate will allow barley to be perfectly reared, it Lacey was 12 and 4% higher yielding than Robust and Stander, respectively. Percentage plumpought not to be cultivated. Barley is chiefly taken after turnips, sometimes after peas and beans, kernels of Lacey is similar to Robust and Stander. In seven Minnesota trials where lodging oc-but rarely by bad farmers either after wheat or oats, unless under special circumstances. When curred, the respective lodging percentages were 33% for Lacey and 42% for Robust. It is not assown after turnips it is generally taken with one furrow, which is given as fast as the turnips resistant to lodging as Stander.” Source Crop Science Society of Americahttp://sustainableseedco.com/Deutsche-Fleiss-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Di-Cicco-Broccoli.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Robust Barley seed California Barley Hordeum vulgare Robust Barley seed Robust is a high Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare California Barley (184 yielding, six-rowed barley.  Robust is characterized by good days) Collected in: Washington, United States  1918 kernel plumpness and good lodging resistance.  It is used 12.90% protein level.  5% BetaGlucan level.  Six rowed. for malting, feed or can be pearled.  Malting characteris- Awned.  Winter growth habit.  2’-3’ in height.  1+ Tillers tics:  Robust barley Lends wort, a deep reddish hue when Luther Burbank is said to have used this barley to select used at 5% of the grist or more. Can be especially useful from to create his famous “Burbank Barley”.  Little docu- as a color enhancer for low-alcohol, non-alcohol, and mentation still exists to verify this fact.  The most obvious light beers. Aromatic Odor of mash and rate of filtration is difference is California barley is hulled and Burbank Barley normal. Can be spring or summer planted.  Robust sow rate is hulless.  Burbank seemed to only dabble in grains for a is 2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft.  Aprox. 14, 200 seeds per pound.   a short period.  I find it more likely that instead of “creating” 2 oz Package will cover about 50’ square feet.  this barley, he  found a hulless sport growing amongst California.  He improved upon this barley only saving the biggest heads and those plants with the most tillers.  We will never really know. SKU Price SKU Price16913 2.99 16864 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Diakon-Radish.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Diamond-Eggplant-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 57 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Oderbrucker Barley Andie Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Oderbrucker Barley (Was Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Andie Hulless Barley (72 also called Wisconsin No. 55) Seed Sample Size only 25 days) Collected in: Uttar Pradesh, India 1911 Protein level seeds Considered the standard in Malting Barley for MANY 14%.  BetaGlucan level 7.08 Six rowed, awnless barley.  years.  1920 Berry’s Seed Company says about Oderbrucker Spring growth habit. Reaches 18”-24”.  No lodging (falling Barley... “...considered to be the best variety of barley sent over) noted.  out by the Wisconsin Station. Professor Moore declares it to be superior to the Manshury, yielding 5 to 10 bushels more per acre.  The original stock of this barley was obtained in Germany by the Ontario Agricultural College.   ...a stiff strawed, heavy yielding, six rowed bearded barley.   It has a protein contents of 15 per cent, or nearly double the amount of protein found in many other barley variet- ies.  ...one of the best malting barley.”  1930 Dreers Seed Catalogs says about Oderbrucker Barley... “A productive andSKU Price reliable six rowed bearded variety and an improvement SKU Price16872 3.99 over the old Manshurey.” 16863 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Dipper-Gourd-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Dirt-The-Movie-Deluxe-Edition.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Arabian Blue Hulles Barley Baku Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Arabian Blue Hulles Barley  Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Baku Hulless Barley (83 (89 days) Collected in: Western Australia 1962 Protein Level days) Collected in 1910 in Azerbaijan, Iran.  Was frequently 11%  BetaGlucan Level 5.8 Spring growth habit.  6-row, roasted and added to coffee.  Still popular today for just hulless barley.  this use.  Also used in brewing ales and soaked brings a nutty flavor to salads.  Two row barley that has 13 % pro- tein.  Spring planted.  Awned.  Excellent stooling or basal shoots. Part of Sustainable Seed Company’s Grain Restora- tion Project. Sample Sizes Only.   You will receive 25 seeds.  Please don’t ask for larger quantities because we do not have them. The idea is for as many people as possible to get started and grow your own reestablishing genetic diversity.  This allows many people to get samples instead of just a few and hopefully will preserve this cultivar.  Extremely rare cultivar.  Will not be available to the publicSKU Price SKU Price again till summer 2011. 16867 3.99 16857 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Dixie-Queen-Watermelon-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Dora-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 58 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Black B.S. Hulless Barley Black Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Black B.S. Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Black Hulless Barley (92 (??days) Collected in: Punjab, Pakistan 1923. (PI 57964) days) Collected in: New South Wales, Australia 1910 Protein Two row.  Awned.  Spring Barley.  4.86 BetaGlucan  16% Level 13.7%   BetaGlucan Level 6.17 Spring planted, six Protein  2’-3” in height.  Purple seed color.  rowed, hulless barley.  Thresh Scale of 8 Some lodging noted (30%) in 2010 trials.  Extremely productive cultivar!  Out performed 44 other barley’s for production in this year’s trials. Sample Sizes Only.   You will receive 25 seeds.  Please don’t ask for larger quantities because we do not have them. The idea is for as many people as possible to get started and grow your own reestablishing genetic diversity.  This allows many people to get samples instead of just a few and hopefully will preserve this cultivar. SKU Price SKU Price16862 3.99 16866 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Drip-Irrigation-for-Every-Landscape-and-All- http://sustainableseedco.com/Dukat-Dill-Seed.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Burbank Hulless Barley Cook Barley Seed Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Burbank Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Cook Barley Seed Devel- (90 days) Createdselected by the famed Luther Burbank oped in Alaska around 1917 Beta Glucan Level 5.3  Protein right here in our neck of the woods!    A six rowed barley.  20.1 Hulless 6- rowed barley Spring Planted Sample Sizes 14% protein level.  BetaGlucan 7.5% (very high) Spring Only.   You will receive 25 seeds.  Please don’t ask for larger Planted.  4’ stalks carry golden plump grain heads of im- quantities because we do not have them. The idea is for as mense size.  Excellent, rich nutty flavor.  2+ tillers (stools, many people as possible to get started and grow your own basal shoots, etc...) which is an improvement of California reestablishing genetic diversity.  This allows many people Hulless. Luther Burbank states in his catalog that this to get samples instead of just a few and hopefully will was a selection from California Hulless Barley.  What that preserve this cultivar.  means is he took this already known barley and selected for characteristics he liked.  What those characteristics were we don’t know for sure.  I’m still researching and digging through his endless catalogspapers locally, but a trip to the library of congress may be in order for this and a fewSKU Price other varieties I’m researching.   Improvement of a seed SKU Price16855 3.99 line was typical at the time.  Heck, most seedsmen today 16914 3.99still do it.  However, what made Burbank so controversial was instead of keeping the originalseed name and then calling it “new, improved or _____(company’s name) selection” (but leav-ing the original seed name), he renamed it and normally after himself.  For instance this barleywas and is clearly California hulless, but it is also clearly bigger, taller and more robust thanits original state.  Another famous example Burbank did this with was Golden Bantam corn. He took Burpee’s 8 rows of grains to an ear variety and bred it up to 12 rows an ear.  He thencalled it Burbank Bantam.  He at least left the Bantam name attached, but only occasionallymentions what it originally was.  In fact he called it a “new bantam”.  This practice brought criticshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Dundale-Pea.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Dwarf-Blue-Curled-Scotch-Kale.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 59 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Ethiopian Hulless Barley Gujar Khan Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Ethiopian Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Gujar Khan Barley Seed  (80 days) Awned, 2-row, spring type hulless barley.  A bit (67 days under warm dry conditions.  87 days under cooler, more heat resistant than most barley allowing you to plant moist)  Originated in Punjab, Pakistan.  Protein level 17.90  a bit later than normal barley.  Threshes easy.  6.0 BetaGlucan level Spring planted six rowed barley.  Extremely rare cultivar.  2009 Trial Gujar Kan was planted in the coastal mountains of California an hour north of San Francisco in February.  It was watered only when sown.  Recorded rain only twice during growth period due to dry spring.  No lodging recorded where neighboring barley plot did lodge after a spring storm.  A truly amazing barley that headed up in less than 60 days and was harvested at 67 days. 2010 Trial UC Davis recommends having all barley planted by December in our area.  So this is what I did this year. Big mistake, along with a few others thatSKU Price SKU Price spelled disaster.  One problem was we moved to a new16868 3.99 16628 3.99 location with poor sandy soil and we experienced higher than normal rain amounts in a relatively small amount of time.  Much of the grain was flooded for prolonged periods and many of the organic nutrients were washed away.  80% is dead or severely stunted. I believe this variety may be better adapted to hot and dry conditions given adequate initial rainfall over winter. So, next year I would not plant early, but wait till March 1st.  This allows our soils to become saturated with the needed moisture, but gives time for the majority of the showers to have passed (we only get winter rain here).  This also allows for the heatdry conditions this barley seems to respond to (as opposed to most barley that prefers cool moist conditions).  All is not lost this year however.  I did put some precious seed back and havehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Dwarf-Horticulture-Taylor-Bean-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Dwarf-Nasturtium-Jewel-Mix.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Himalaya Barley Michima Hadaka Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Himalaya Barley (?? Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Michima Hadak Barley days) Collected by USDA in California in 1918. Six rowed, Collected in: Japan 1949 15.96 Protein level.  4.49 BetaGlu- awned with spring growth habit.  12% protein level and an can Level.  Six rowed. Awned. Spring growth habit outstanding 6.18 BetaGlucan level. SKU Price SKU Price16860 3.99 16865 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Dwarf-Siberian-Kale-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Jalapeno-Pepper.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 60 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Milan Barley Phoenix Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Milan Barley Collected Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Phoenix Hulless Barley in Lombardy, Italy in 1904.  Two row barley.  15% protein.  (87 days) Originating in Canada.  Two row, hulless, barley. Spring planted. Renowned for its drought tolerant abilities.  Mid-season, rough awned.  Spikes lax, semi-nodding, and medium long. Kernels medium long and medium wide. Rachilla medium long with long hairs.  Excellent basal shoots.  “Best adapted to dryer areas of Alberta (brown soils). In these areas, yielded 5029 kgha, 10% more than Condor, the predominant two-row hulless cultivar. High di- gestible protein and energy for pigs. Moderate susceptible to scald (Rhynchosporium secalis). Moderate resistance to net blotch (Pyrenophora teres).”  Source: USDA Sample Sizes Only.   You will receive 25 seeds.  Please don’t ask for larger quantities because we do not have them. The idea is for as many people as possible to get started and grow yourSKU Price SKU Price own reestablishing genetic diversity.  This allows many16858 3.99 16856 3.99 people to get samples instead of just a few and hopefully will preserve this cultivar.  Extremely rare cultivar.  Will not be available to the public till summer 2010.  Update:  Harvesting will begin June 1st cleaning and packaging following.  Email to be put on the waiting list. http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Jersey-Wakefield-Cabbage-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Prolific-Straightneck-Squash.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Jet Barley Purple Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare POACEAE Jet Barley  (72 Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Purple Hulless Barley (89 days to 84 days)  Originated in Ethiopia.  Protein level 16.31  days) Collected in Victoria, Australia in 1919. Six rowed. Spring planted, hulless, 2 rowed barley.  Logged at the Spring growth habit.  Awned. 14% protein level.  6% Beta- USDA seed bank in 1920.  Selected from a Landrace  that  Glucan Growth height around 3’.  Easy barley to thresh.  was a six-row hulless white and black seeded variety.   Jet Barley performs extremely well here with little or no water in the spring.  This variety is know to have excellent smut resistance.  In fact, because I go through every plant to grade it during harvest (selecting for # of stools and size... at least till I’m happy with the seed line) I touched probably over 5,000 plants easy.  Out of that, only 8 had any signs of smut.     Of the two years I’ve grown it I’ve had problems with lodging (falling over) both times, but perhaps the soil was too rich. This year there seems to be no problemSKU Price and the soil was pretty nutrient poor.  The lesson with SKU Price16685 3.99 grains is to find the happy medium when adding organic 16861 3.99fertilizer or better yet grow a fava crop prior to planting.  Too much fertilizer and you will getlodging.  Too little and you will not get proper development.  Jet Barley has a rich nutty flavorand we frequently use it in soups.  When I have more this year I will play with different stylesof baked goods.  Two-row barley is traditionally used in English ale style beers.  Excellent forlivestock once threshed unless of course you are feeding to chickens.  In that case we throw thewhole shock to them.  Barley straw is even used as an algicide in ponds and lakes.  We also usethe straw in animal bedding and later in the compost pile adding to our wonderful organics.Drought tolerant and also tolerant of saline soils.  Spring planted.  Needs cool weather, buthttp://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Purple-Sprouting-Broccoli.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Purple-Vienna-Kohlrabi.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 61 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed >Sheba Hulless Barley Tibetan Hulless Barley Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Sheba Hulless Barley  Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Tibetan Hulless Barley (90 days) A landrace barley first collected in 1926 from (110 days) Collected in: Xizang, China 1951   Elevation Ethiopia.  Six rowed.  12% protein.  Spring planted.  Awned.  4, 555 meters Protein level 16%  BetaGlucan Level 6.6% Short in stature, but strong.  No lodging noted.  Part of Sus- Six row, spring planed, hulless and awned.  Strong, erect tainable Seed Company’s Grain Restoration Project. Sample plants.  No lodging noted. 2010 Trials Got planted late.  Sizes Only.   You will receive 25 seeds.  Please don’t ask for Defiantly does not like heat and by heat I mean we are cur- larger quantities because we do not have them. The idea is rently having highs 70sF.   Nights are still in the 50sF and for as many people as possible to get started and grow your mornings are foggy.  However, this barley has continued to own reestablishing genetic diversity.  This allows many decline as the temperatures rise.  Makes sense consider- people to get samples instead of just a few and hopefully ing it is from a high altitude with cold weather.  Would be will preserve this cultivar.  Extremely rare cultivar.  Will interesting to see if it had any frost tolerance.  not be available to the public till summer 2010.  Update:  Harvesting will begin June 1st cleaning and packaging following.  Email to be put on the waiting list. SKU Price SKU Price16135 3.99 16869 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Round-Dutch-Cabbage-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Scarlet-Globe-Radish.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Barley Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > BuckwheatTokuji Barley Pennquad Oat Hordeum vulgare subsp. vulgare Tokuji Barley First col- Buckwheat is one of the best sources of high-quality, easily lected 1949 in Japan.  Six rowed barley. Spring planted.  digestible proteins in the plant kingdom. Its 74% protein 20% protein!!!! absorption rate makes it an excellent meat substitute. It is also very high in carbohydrates (80%) and in antioxidants as well as in numerous minerals and vitamins such as zinc, copper, and niacin.SKU Price SKU Price16859 3.99 16140 2.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Thorogreen-Bush-Lima-Bean.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Early-White-Vienna-Kohlrabi.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 62 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Buckwheat Heirloom Grain Seed > BuckwheatSoba Buckwheat Japanese Buckwheat Buckwheat pollen was discovered in Japan as early as 4000 Fagopyrum esculentum Japanese Buckwheat  (49 days)    2 BC suggesting domestication of this plant likely occurred oz package Buckwheat is the perfect smother crop, adding earlier than has been documented archaeologically.  One valuable green manure to your soil or harvesting for seed.  thing is for sure, ground into a flour this variety makes an We kind of do both.  We thresh the grain for our chickens excellent noodle!  Buckwheat contains rutin , a medicinal and add the stalks to the compost pile.  This is THE crop for chemical, known to have been used for vascular disorders. bee food.  Honeybees just love buckwheat and it makes a highly sought after honey rarely found on the market anymore.  You will notice that blossoms are more active in the morning when the plant produces more nectar.  Remember never plant buckwheat till all danger of frost has passed.  Don’t worry though you will have blossoms in about six weeks and seeds a few weeks later.  We normally plant several crops of buckwheat during the year.  If you are trying to raise different varieties NEVER plant them at theSKU Price SKU Price same time as they cross very easily.  Just raise one variety,16148 2.99 16150 1.99 harvest and then plant the next.  No worries this is a quick crop.  It is believed Dutch settlers brought the first Buckwheat to the Hudson Valley of New York in the US.   It is said that production reached a peak in 1866 when the buckwheat grain was a commonly used as a livestock feed and was in high demand for making flour .  A dye can also be made from buckwheat. Buckwheat has a high rutin content, which reportedly gives it a power- ful effect on the circulatory system. Doctors and homeopaths often prescribe rutin tablets for certain heart ailments, poor circulation, chilblains and varicose veins. Hardening of the arteries is said to respond particularly well to buckwheat’s rutin acid content, as do chilblains, cold feet and hands and fragile capillaries. If combined with vitamin C, buckwheat is said to assist in thehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Early-Wonder-Beet-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Easter-Egg-Radish.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Buckwheat Heirloom Grain Seed > BuckwheatMancan Buckwheat Madawaska Buckwheat Fagopyrum esculentum Mancan Buckwheat (31 days to Fagopyrum tataricum Madawaska Buckwheat   1 gram of flower) 1 oz or about 700 seeds Grows to about 35 inches seed or about 30 seeds. Madawask is a tartary buckwheat  tall.  Mancan is a mid-season buckwheat that was devel- which is bitterer, but contains more rutin than common oped at the Agriculture Canada Research Station, Morden, buckwheat.   Ideally, the plant prefers light sandy-medium Manitoba. It has a seed size 26% larger than Tokyo. loam, but can handle heavy clay soils with good organic input.  Most buckwheat requires well-drained soil, but can grow in nutritionally poor soil. The plant prefers acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soil. It cannot grow in the shade. Leaves - raw or cooked. Acceptable raw when added in small quantities to mixed chopped salads, otherwise the leaves are much better cooked. They are rich in rutin. Seed - cooked as a cereal.The seed can also be sprouted and used in salads, or ground into a powder and used as a cereal. An edible oil is obtainedSKU Price SKU Price from the seed.16910 3.99 16149 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Echinacea-purpurea.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Ecological-Aquaculture.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 63 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Buckwheat Heirloom Grain Seed > Flax SeedTokyo Buckwheat Flax Tokyo Buckwheat (120 days)   1 gram of seed or about Golden Flax  Sustainably Grown2 oz package Seed flax is 30 seeds. Tokyo is an older variety of buckwheat. Tokyo an annual plant that grows to a height of 12 to 36 inches. has med-large seeds and that mature in mid season.  It has a distinct main stem with numerous branches at the Commonly used in Japan for many years, Tokyo is still very top which produce flowers. Branches from the base of the popular in Soba flour.  I’ve been very impressed with the plant may also occur depending on variety, stand, and en- size of the grain and the quantity produced.  Finding any vironment. The plant has a branched taproot system which variety other than “common” buckwheat is unheard of may extend to a depth of 3 to 4 feet in coarse textured soil. today.  We had only a small sample to plant out this year Common flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) was one of the first (2010), but made a nice harvest.  We will be replanting crops domesticated by man. Flax is thought to have origi- now for a fall harvest.  If all goes well we will offer larger nated in the Mediterranean region of Europe; the Swiss quantities for sale Spring 2011. Tokyo buckwheat is one of Lake Dweller People of the Stone Age apparently produced the best sources of high-quality, easily digestible proteins flax utilizing the fiber as well as the seed. Linen cloth made in the plant kingdom. Its 74% protein absorption rate from flax was used to wrap the mummies in the early makes Tokyo an excellent meat substitute. Buckwheat is Egyptian tombs. In the United States, the early colonistsSKU Price also very high in carbohydrates (80%) and in antioxidants SKU Price grew small fields of flax for home use, and commercial16139 3.99 as well as in numerous minerals and vitamins such as 16377 1.99 production of fiber flax began in 1753. However, with thezinc, copper, and niacin. Cultivar mean±SD Assay Mancan Manor Tokyo Moisture (%) 16.2±0.9 invention of the cotton gin in 1793, flax production began to decline. Flax is still produced in10.1±0.2 10.9±0.1 Proteinz (%) 14.2±0.6 14.6±0.3 11.9±0.4 Crude Fiber (%) 1.57±0.30 the United States for its oil rich seed. Linseed oil has been used as a drying agent for paints,1.21±0.03 1.57±0.10 Ash (%) 1.85±0.01 1.66±0.01 1.39±0.01 Lipidsy (%) 2.6±0.3 2.2 varnishes, lacquer, and printing ink. Linseed oil meal is an excellent protein source for livestock±0.3 2.1±0.2 Carbohydratesx (%) 79.8±1.6 80.3±0.8 83.0±1.1 K (%) 0.44±0.01 0.42±0.01 containing about 35% crude protein. Flax straw on the other hand, makes a very poor quality0.41±0.01 P (%) 0.36±0.02 0.35±0.01 0.26±0.02 Mg (%) 0.21±0.01 0.20±0.01 0.20±0.01 forage because of its high cellulose and lignin content. Green flax straw should not be grazedCa (ppm) 180.5±7.4 180.5±10.6 220.5±6.5 Fe (ppm) 24.8±1.8 21.4±0.3 21.2±0.9 Zn (ppm) or fed as it is high in prussic acid. The danger of prussic acid poisoning is greater immediately23.4±0.4 22.0±1.6 22.8±1.1 Mn (ppm) 10.2±0.2 10.0±0.5 10.2±0.4 Cu (ppm) 4.6±0.3 following a freeze. Source University of Wisconsin3.7±0.1 4.3±0.2 zN x 6.25. ySoxhlet, petroleum ether for 8 h. xBy difference.    This chart if fromhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Edisto-47-Cantaloupe.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Egg-Yolk-Tomato-Seeds.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Millet Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Millet SeedAuksés Foxtail Millet German Golden Millet Seed Auksés Foxtail Setaria italica   Approximately 150 seeds German Golden Millet Seed Golden German millet is a per pkg. Lithuanian Gold. Small seed with yellow hulls. late maturing, warm season, annual crop. It has medium Very easy to grow. From Lithuanian Ministry of Agriculture, stem thickness and numerous broad leaves up the stem. Dotnuva, Lithuania. From the grower’s collection of Sarah The heads are dense and bristly resembling the heads of & Andrew. the weed Green Foxtail but much larger. The crop has good resistance to lodging and diseases. The seed is golden yel- low in color. It is shallow rooted, but tolerates short periods of drought during the growing season. Golden German Millet produces most of its’ growth during July and August. The crop remains vegetative and grows rapidly whenever moisture is available. Heading occurs in late August.  SKU Price SKU Price16340 3.99 16463 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Eggs-and-Chickens.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Emerald-Okra-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 64 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Millet Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Millet SeedRed Proso Millet Seed White Proso Millet Proso, an ancient Slav name used in Russia and Poland White Proso Millet (70-100 days) 2 oz package Proso (Candolle 1964), has also been called common millet, millet, also called proso, grain millet or hog millet, is grown hog millet, broom corn, yellow hog,hershey, and mil- primarily for feed grain or birdseed purposes.  Proso is let. Although the origin of proso millet has not been a warm-season grass and is well-adapted to the warm ascertained, it is one of the first cultivated cereal grasses, summer temperatures. It is, however, sensitive to frost and most likely prior to wheat. Proso millet has been known therefore usually is planted in June.  Proso has a shallow for many thousands of years in Eastern Asia including root system, but because of its short growing season, the China, India, and Russia. The cultivation of proso is more water requirements for proso are less than for most other generally thought to come from central and eastern Asia crops. Plant to attract birds such as indigo buntings!  and spread to India, Russia, the Middle East, and Europe (Roshevits 1980). Proso is still extensively cultivated in India, China, Russia, in the Middle East including Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey, and also in Afghanistan and Romania (Martin et al. 1976). According to Matz (1986), however,SKU Price proso is probably a native of Egypt and Arabia and has SKU Price16464 1.99 been cultivated in Asia Minor and southern Europe since 16373 1.99prehistoric times. Candolle (1964) also states that Egypto-Arabian origin of proso millet is veryprobable. Proso millet requires very little water, possibly the lowest water requirement of anycereal, and converts water most efficiently to dry mattergrain (Theisen et al. 1978; Hulse et al.1980). According to Arnon (1972), this is not because of its drought-resistance but because of itsshort growing season. Proso has a very low transpiration ratio, which may be attributed in partto the C4 photosynthetic mechanism (Martin et al. 1976). The low straw grain ratio of proso alsocontributes to its water use efficiency and adaptation to moisture-limited areas. Proso is veryshallow rooted and does not grow well under water stress, nor under excess moisture. Plantshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Emmer-Wheat.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Essential-Grains-Package.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed >Lincoln Hulled Oats Organic Cayuse Oats Avena Sativa Lincoln 20% Protein Level.  4.5 BetaGlucan Certified Organic Cayuse Oats    Cayuse oats are a cool Level. Seed Sample Size only (25 seeds) 1904 Dreers Seed season, annual cereal grain that is typically grown here in Catalogs says about Lincoln Oats... “This variety is unques- California for a cover crop or livestock feed.    Many of the tionably one of the most productive; is very early; stiff farmers use this oat to bail oat hay from because it shows a straw, heavy and handsome grain.”   Will not be available 14% higher biomass production than California Red Oats. again till October 2011   Organic Cayuse forms a nice crop of oats that is easy to hand harvest because it grows about 6' tall.    We use Organic Cayuse oats for chicken feed, but the rest of the plant is perfect for horses, cows or goats.  The ideal situa- tion is to throw the entire shock of oats into the barnyard letting the ruminants eat the biomass and the chickens eating the grain that falls to the ground.  Farm living done right! Oats grow best in cool, moist climates, yet it is adapted to many climatic extremes. It is an excellent winterSKU Price SKU Price cover crop in the South and in areas where winter freezes16871 3.99 16305 2.49 are not severe like ours here in California.    http://sustainableseedco.com/Ethiopian-Hulless-Barley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Eva-Purple-Ball-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 65 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed >Cooking With Oats Pringle’s Progress Oat Cooking with Oats Oat Bran, Oatmeal, and More Storey Pringle's Progress Oat Created around 1884 by Cyrus Country Wisdom Bulletin A-125 By Cornelia M. Parkinson G. Pringle of Lake Champlain, South Dakota.   Created Paperback , 32 pages ISBN: 9780882666747 (0882666746) by crossing Excelsior and Chinese Hulless oats.   Protein Published by Storey Publishing Filled with fantastic easy content 19.9%  Height  38” As described in 1889 (see recipes like: Granola Oatmeal Pancakes Muffins, Scones, photo) “This new and distinct variety of oats was made by Breads, Cookies and more!   Mr. Pringle several years ago, by crossing the Excelsior with the Chinese Hulless.  In it we have a combination of good qualities which cannot fail to please-a short stiff straw and along full head or panicle.  In the Progress oat we have a head averaging as large as the largest of the taller varieties, well-filled, and being so much shorter, it does not lodge,  In our trial plot of about 20 varieties of oats, the progress matured nest to the Early Lackawanna oat.  In the spring of 1886, from one and 34 bushels drilled in onSKU Price SKU Price a rather poor soil, 162 bushels, threshers measure, were16844 3.99 16838 3.99 harvested.  Progress oat will suit every time.  Horses seem to like these oats much better than most sorts, probably because of the thin and tender shuck.” Part of Sustainable Seed Co. Heritage Grains Restoration Project   Will not be available again till October 2011http://sustainableseedco.com/Eva-s-Burgundy-Lettuce-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Evergreen-Tomato-Seeds.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed >Welcome Oats California Red Oat Welcome Oats Protein 19.8%  Spring Habit   Height 48” As California Red Oat   2 oz Package California Red oat has described in 1889 (see photo) “Nothing like them ever seen fine stems that make it the standard for hay production. before in productiveness.  Wight or fine appearance.  No However, the fine growth that makes it good for hay also oats has ever been so extensively advertised as Welcome renders it susceptible to lodging (seed head falling over), oats, nor been distributed more extensively in all section of but that is OK because most backyard gardeners use if for the country.  Weighing as high as 56 lbs per level bushel, it green manure or to add bio-mass to their gardens.   We surpasses all others, with it is also remarkably productive, grow it between our garden rows in the fall to hold our over 10 bushels having been grown from 2 oz of seed.  It valuable soil during the intense winter rains.  California is unusually handsome, straw standing almost 6ftl, and I Red Oat is a late-maturing cultivar which means it is one of have seen heads over 24” in length.  The grain is very large the only green things in the garden come January through and handsome, very plump and full with thin, white, close- March.  That makes it a perfect cutting oat for the rabbits, fitting heads.  With good cultivation, they will yield 80-120 goats and chickens around here who wouldn’t get fresh legal bushels per acre.  This may seem almost beyond greens without it! Most dairies and horse lovers around belief, but will be easily understood when it is considered here, spring plant California Red Oats for a hay harvest inSKU Price that each measure bushel weighs more than one and one- SKU Price late summer.  Giving them loads of oat hay for the winter16839 3.99 half bushels of any ordinary oats.” Part of Sustainable Seed 16304 1.99 ahead.  If you need these quantities please call us for aCo. Heritage Grains Restoration Project   Will not be available again till October 2011 quote. http://sustainableseedco.com/Evergreen-White-Bunching-Onions.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Everything-I-Want-to-Do-Is-Illegal.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 66 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Oat Seed > Heirloom Grain Seed > Quinoa SeedHulless Oat Royal Red Quinoa Seed Avena Nuda “Streaker” Hulless Oat Spring Planted.  15- Royal Red Quinoa Seed   Sustainably Grown    Package 16% Protein Level (that is higher than corn) Oats grow contains 10 grams One gram will sow 50 feet at (thinned) quick in cool, moist conditions.  Used for hay or the oats spacing of 12-18” on 24” rows. Extremely themselves.  Hulless oats are perfect because no expensive hard to find variety of quinoa.  Limited supply! Quinoa is de-hulling machine is needed to remove the hull.  A must native to the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Chile, and Peru. for any homesteader because it has so many uses.  Perfect This crop was a staple food of the Inca people and remains for breakfast, in muffins or bread.  Feed the entire stalks an important food crop for their descendants, the Quechua to horses, goats or sheep for a high protein meal. An and Aymara peoples who live in rural regions. Quinoa is a 18-month study conducted in 1998 by the AAFC Research highly nutritious food. The nutritional quality of this crop Centre in Lennoxville, QC concluded that hulless oats could has been compared to that of dried whole milk by the Food replace both corn and the protein supplement in dairy and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. rations with no impact on milk yield or components. Thresh The protein quality and quantity in quinoa seed is often and feed the seed to the chickens.  There is no better way superior to those of more common cereal grains. Quinoa is to fatten up broilers or pigs for that matter.  Use the hay for higher in lysine than wheat, and the amino acid contentSKU Price the compost pile or as animal feed to ruminants.  Sprout SKU Price of quinoa seed is considered well-balanced for human16875 1.99 them for salads or use them as fresh sprouted greens for 16473 2.49 and animal nutrition, similar to that of casein. Quinoa ispoultry.  Oats have so many uses! used to make flour, soup, breakfast cereal, and alcohol. Most quinoa sold in the United States has been sold as whole grain that is cooked separately as rice or in combination dishes such as pilaf. Quinoa flour works well as a starch extender when combined with wheat flour or grain, or corn meal, in making biscuits, bread, and processed food. Plants grow from 1 12 to 6 12 ft in height, and come in a range of colors that vary from white, yellow, and pink, to darker red, purple, and black. Quinoa has a thick, erect, woody stalk that may be branched or unbranched, and alternate, wide leaves that resemble the foot of a goose. Leaves on younger plants are usu- ally green; but as the plant matures, they turn yellow, red, or purple. The root system developshttp://sustainableseedco.com/EZ-Pick-Bush-Bean-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Fakel-Tomato-Seed.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Quinoa Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Rye SeedShelly 25 Colorado Black Quinoa Dark Northern Rye Shelly 25 Colorado Black Quinoa   Sustainably Grown in Dark Northern Rye  Sustainably Grown Package contains 2 Colorado at 7,000’ One gram will sow 50 feet at (thinned) oz Rye is unusual among grains for the high level of fiber spacing of 12-18” on 24” rows. Our grower in its endosperm – not just in its bran. Because of this, says...”This Black Quinoa has been grown in the San Luis rye products generally have a lower glycemic index than Valley for over 25 years and we have been growing and products made from wheat and most other grains, making selecting seed from the best organically grown plants for it especially healthy for diabetics. Rye Berries can be cooked three years now.  I’m eating quinoa leaves everyday now, as a whole grain, a hearty breakfast cereal or ground in they are more nutritious then spinach most people are not your own mill for the freshest rye flour available. Rye can aware of the value of the leaves.” It thrives at 6,000-7,000’.  also be sprouted to use in salads and on sandwiches. Dark Very successful in the Central Rocky Mountains, Colorado, Northern Rye makes some of the most nutritional flour. It New Mexico, Northern California and Pacific Northwest.  is higher in fiber than other types of common bread and Extremely hard to find variety of quinoa.  Limited supply! is darker in color and stronger in flavor. Our Dark Northern Quinoa is native to the Andes Mountains of Bolivia, Chile, Rye is perfect for a pumpernickel bread loaf or robust and Peru. This crop was a staple food of the Inca people peasant breads.SKU Price and remains an important food crop for their descendants, SKU Price16806 2.99 the Quechua and Aymara peoples who live in rural regions. 16388 3.99Quinoa is a highly nutritious food. The nutritional quality of this crop has been compared to thatof dried whole milk by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. Theprotein quality and quantity in quinoa seed is often superior to those of more common cerealgrains. Quinoa is higher in lysine than wheat, and the amino acid content of quinoa seed isconsidered well-balanced for human and animal nutrition, similar to that of casein. Quinoa isused to make flour, soup, breakfast cereal, and alcohol. Most quinoa sold in the United Stateshas been sold as whole grain that is cooked separately as rice or in combination dishes such aspilaf. Quinoa flour works well as a starch extender when combined with wheat flour or grain,http://sustainableseedco.com/Family-Friendly-Farming.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Farallones-Orange-Tomato-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 67 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Sesame Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Sesame SeedBlack Sesame White Sesame Seed Black Sesame (85 days) 4 gram package Do best when White Sesame Seed (80 days)  Sustainably Grown Do best planted in the summer, black sesame loves the heat.  Nor- when planted in the summer, sesame loves the heat.  mally roasted for Asian dishes.  Black sesame seeds are an Normally roasted for Asian dishes.  Excellent on fresh baked extremely good source of calcium; studies have shown that breads.  Bakers grow your own organic sesame! Sesame one gram of seeds contains approximately 85 milligrams seeds are an extremely good source of calcium; studies of calcium. Black sesame seeds also have high amounts of have shown that one gram of seeds contains approximately protein, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. In traditional 85 milligrams of calcium.  Sesame seeds also have high Chinese medicine, black sesame seeds have sweet and amounts of protein, phosphorous, iron and magnesium. neutral properties, and are associated with the Kidney and Source www.naturopathydigest.com   Liver meridians. They function to tonify yin jing and blood, moisten the intestines, and help build the spirit, or shen.  Source www.naturopathydigest.com  SKU Price SKU Price16376 3.99 16477 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Farewell-to-Spring.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Fast-and-Easy-Ways-to-Cook-Vegetables.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Sorghum Heirloom Grain Seed > SorghumGrain Sorghum Hungarian Black Seeded Broom Corn Grain Sorghum    2 oz Package Sustainably Grown Great Hungarian Black Seeded Broom Corn 7 grams 115 days. A for growing your own chicken food or for use as a green wonderful historic sorghum that is completely different manure.  On very droughty soils, or if subsoil moisture is from what you’re used to! This heritage variety is primarily very low, grain sorghum may out yield corn.  That makes used to make the small brooms you see in old houses or at sorghum hand to have around whether growing your own antique stores - remember the round “witches brooms”? A bird food or green manure. great way to show your kids how a seed can become a fun toy at Halloween!SKU Price SKU Price16375 1.99 16874 2.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Favorite-Pickles-Relishes.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Fennel-Finocchio-Romanesco.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 68 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Sorghum Heirloom Grain Seed > SorghumRox Orange Syrup Cane Sorghum Sugar Drip Sorghum Rox Orange Sorghum Seed (110 days)    Sustainably Sugar Drip Sorghum Approximately 100 sweet sorghum Grown  Approximately 200 seeds per package.  One ounce seeds per package.  One ounce will plant a 50 foot row.  will plant a 50 foot row.  Three pounds will plant an acre.  Three pounds of Sugar Drip sorghum will plant an acre. One Yields 100 gallons of syrup per acre with record yields of the earliest sorghum to produce.  Grows 9-12’ tall.  Plant exceeding 400 gallons per acre.  You can also roughly figure May-June.  Sweet sorghum is one of the most sensitive 1 gallon per 100 foot row.  Rox Orange, or Waconia, is a crop plants to acid soils. Before planting sweet sorghum, medium-early maturing variety that was developed for make sure that the soil pH is greater than 5.8. Sugar Drip syrup production by the Wisconsin Agricultural Experiment Sorghum produces 168 gallons of syrup per acre.  It is a Station. It has also been grown for silage in the Upper very light amber colored compared to other sweet sor- Midwest. Rox orange is an old time sorghum favorite for ghums.  Some prefer it over others because the taste is not syrup.  Many an old timer poured this delicious syrup on a so strong or “iron” flavored.  One of my favorite sorghum hot plate of pancakes or corncakes!  My grandfather used syrups for the flavor!! What a fantastic Sorghum for so to give us pieces of mature cane heart at Christmas so we many uses.  Harvest for syrup.  Feed the left over canes could chew it like “candy cane”.  We always thought it was a leaves as silage to goats or cows.  Save the seed heads forSKU Price treat.  Rox Orange sorghum is grown like corn, but prefers SKU Price the chickens!  Processing Sweet Sorghum for Syrup16626 2.99 well drained sandy loam. Rox Orange will grow to 8 ft. tall 16902 2.99and can be cut for silage after 70-80 days, or be used for livestock grain if left to full maturity.The seed yield in addition to syrup can be heavy, yielding up to 500 pounds of seed per acre andhigher.  Very well adapted to well drained loam and will mature in any area with a long enoughgrowing season for corn. What a fantastic Sorghum for so many uses.  Harvest for syrup.  Feedthe left over canesleaves as silage to goats or cows.  Save the seed heads for the chickens!   Processing Sweet Sorghum for Syrup   California Grown Heirloom Seed Wow, we couldn’t believethat this sorghum did so well for us in the cool coastal nights!  We thought for sure getting thissyrup type sorghum to grow for us would be a bust, but it grew like crazy!   This means we canhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Ferris-Wheel-DF-Tomato.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Fertilizers-for-Free.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Spelt Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Teff SeedCommon Spelt Teff Common Spelt   Sustainably Grown    Package contains 7 gram pkg will cover approx. 250 sq ft Teff is an annual one ounce. “Spelt is a nutritious and flavorful relative of grass crop and harvested for grain in Ethiopia. Teff flour is common wheat. An ancient grain, it is unusual because preferred in the production of enjera, a major food staple in it retains nearly all of its nutritional value in the kernel, Ethiopia. Teff is also grown on a limited basis for livestock therefore, even after processing, it contains high levels forage in other parts of Africa, India, Australia and South of proteins and carbohydrates. Good source of dietary America. In the U.S. small acreages of teff are grown for fiber, thiamin, niacin, iron and potassium. Easy to digest. grain production and sold to Ethiopian restaurants or Contains gluten, but is tolerated by many wheat sensitive utilized as a late planted livestock forage. The nutritional people. Spelt has a delicious, light and nutty flavor. Easily value of teff grain is similar to the traditional cereals. Teff substituted for wheat in recipes.”   is considered to have an excellent amino acid composition, lysine levels higher than wheat or barley, and slightly less than rice or oats. Teff contains very little gluten. Teff is also higher in several minerals, particularly iron. Teff is a very versatile seed. Uncooked Teff can be added to most kindsSKU Price SKU Price of baked goods or substituted for part of the seeds, nuts,16472 3.5 16137 2.99 or small grains. Because of its small size and high density, use less Teff than the amount of other grain or seed for which it is substituted. One half cup Teff can be used to replace 1 cup of sesame seeds. Cooked Teff is gelatinous and adds body to puddings and icebox pies. It is a good thickener for soups, stews, and gravies. Its mild, slightly molasses-like sweetness makes Teff easy to include. Use the ideas in these recipes to include Teff in many of your favorite breads, biscuits, cookies, cakes, stir fry dishes, casseroles, soups, stews, and puddings. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 69 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Triticale Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Triticale SeedJuan Triticale Forerunner Triticale Juan Triticale Sustainably Grown 2 oz PackageDeveloped Forerunner Triticale 2 oz package in California in 1984, Juan is a fall sown triticale.   “Juan produces high forage and grain yields. It averages about 10-20% higher is grain yield than standard wheat cultivars (Anza, Yolo). Juan has long, lax spikes. Short awns extend beyond the length of the spike about one-fourth of the spike length. Glumes are glabrous. Spikes nod at maturity. Weigh of individual kernels are about 20% heavier than wheat kernels. At the time of release it was resistant to stripe rust, leaf rust, powdery mildew and Septoria tritici leaf blotch, and moderately susceptible to BYD.” Source of Information:  Lee Jackson, University of California, DavisSKU Price SKU Price16151 1.99 16346 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Flanders-Red-Poppy.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Flax.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Wheat Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Wheat SeedOrganic Kamut style Wheat Bolero Wheat Seed                Organic Kamut Style Wheat   Sustainably Grown   Bolero Wheat Seed Sustainably Grown Extremely rare soft Kamut® is a registered trademark of Kamut International, white wheat originally from Italy.  We fall plant this variety Ltd., used in marketing products made with a remarkable here.  Awned.  A cultivatedimproved landrace.  Used in grain. The new cereal is an ancient relative of modern Italy for years to make pasta and bread.  This fantastic durum wheat, two to three times the size of common heirloom grain can have protein levels as high as 13%!  wheat with 20–40% more protein, higher in lipids, That is as high as modern wheats. amino acids, vitamins and minerals, and a “sweet” alternative for all products that now use common wheat (Fig. 1). Nutritionally superior, it can be substituted for common wheat with great success. Kamut brand wheat has a rich, buttery flavor, and is easily digested. A hard amber spring type wheat with a huge humped back kernel, this grain is “untouched” by modern plant breeding programs which appear to have sacrificed flavor andSKU Price nutrition for higher yields dependent upon large amounts SKU Price16474 3.99 of synthetic agricultural inputs. Although the Kamut brand 16760 4.99wheat is thousands of years old, it is a new addition to North American grain productions.It's origins are intriguing. Following WWII, a US airman claimed to have taken a handful ofthis grain from a stone box in a tomb near Dashare, Egypt. Thirty-six kernels of the grain weregiven to a friend who mailed them to his father, a Montana wheat farmer. The farmer plantedand harvested a small crop and displayed the grain as a novelty at the local fair. Believing thelegend that the giant grain kernels were taken from an Egyptian tomb, the grain was dubbed“King Tut's Wheat.” But soon the novelty wore off and this ancient grain was all butforgotten. In 1977, one remaining jar of “King Tut's Wheat” was obtained by T. Mack Quinn,http://sustainableseedco.com/Floradade-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Florida-Broadleaf-Mustard.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 70 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Wheat Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Wheat SeedGabba De Farro Wheat Seed Emmer Wheat Gabba De Farro Wheat Seed Sustainably Grown Extremely Emmer Wheat    Sustainably Grown   Package contains 2 rare soft red wheat from Italy.  A cultivatedimproved oz Contact us for larger amounts Emmer wheat is one landrace.  Used in Italy for years to make pasta.  This of the three hulled wheats known in Italy as farro. It is a fantastic heirloom grain can have protein levels as high as low-yielding awned wheat, and was one of the first crops 13%!  That is as high as modern wheats. VERY RARE.  We domesticated in the Near East. Once widely cultivated have a limited amount.  Once it is gone we will have no in the ancient world, it is now a relict crop in marginal more till July of 2010 if all goes well.  *No bulk quantities mountainous regions of Europe and Asia. Its value lies in its available. 2 OZ Packages only. *If you are an experienced ability to give good yields on poor soils, and its resistance grain grower and are willing to sign a contract to sell back to fungal diseases such as stem rust that are prevalent a portion of this grain to us, we have larger quantities in wet areas. Its main use is for human food, though it is available.  Email me and tell me about your experience and also used for animal feed. In recent years, farro has been what quantity of grain you need.  Thank You enjoying a resurgence in popularity among gourmets and the health-conscious, who sing the grain’s praises for its high nutritional value and adore the hearty, flavorful tasteSKU Price SKU Price of the “Pharaoh’s Wheat”. Rich in fiber, protein, magnesium,16759 4.99 16384 3.99 and vitamins, emmer contributes to a complete protein diet when combined with legumes, making emmer grains and pastas ideal for vegetarians (or for anyone simply looking for a plant-based high-protein food source).   Source of information www.ubcbotanicalgarden.orghttp://sustainableseedco.com/Florida-Giant-Watermelon-seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Flower-Power.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Wheat Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Wheat SeedHard Red Wheat Hard White Wheat Hard Red Wheat Commonly used as whole wheat flour, and Hard White Wheat 2 oz package     Sustainably Grown “Hard can be used in baking whole wheat breads, baked goods & white is high in gluten content, it is good for bread, yet pastries. Plump Hard Red Wheat Berries with 13% protein because of it’s light color it can easily be used in French can be cooked as a whole grain cereal or pilaf, sprouted for bread and pizza crusts for the nutrition of whole wheat salads or juiced, or milled into flour by the home miller. without the “brown bread” look.”SKU Price SKU Price16389 1.99 16636 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Food-Drying-Techniques.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Food-Inc..htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 71 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Wheat Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Wheat SeedSoft White Wheat Sonora Wheat Seeds Soft White Wheat  Sustainably Grown Package contains 2 Sonora Wheat Seeds   Sustainably Grown Package contains oz   Contact us for larger amounts Soft White Wheat is used 2 oz    Believed to be one of the oldest wheats grown in much the same way as soft red wheat (for bakery products North America.  Brought here by the Native Americans other than bread) and is grown mostly in the Pacific in Mexico.  Believed to have been developed around the So- Northwest and to a lesser extent in California, Wisconsin, nora Region.  In California it followed the missions up the Michigan, and New York. Soft white flour brings a fresh and coast and was planted as a staple for making whole wheat mild flavor to baking. This flour is unique in that most mill- tortillas.  Today most people use it to make a nutty, rich ers remove the bran and the germ to extend the shelf life. flavored bread, pastry or pie crust.  Actually, it is fantastic This flour is perfect for cakes and quick breads. 9% protein. in almost any baked good.  It brings a flavor back that has Soft White Wheat berries are used primarily by home mill- been lost for many years.  Bakers can’t get enough around ers but can be cooked as a whole grain or sprouted. here in the Wine Country and pay exorbitant amounts just to feature it on the menu.  Lots of CSAs are learning that grain crops are a worthy addition to their business for just this reason.  A few we know of actually have small millsSKU Price SKU Price and offer a bit of fresh ground flour to their patrons as16385 2.99 16593 3.99 part of the program.  Fall planted here in California just before the winter rains get here.  It really helps to plant a legume crop prior to planting wheat to ensure proper nitrogen levels and higher protein levels in your final wheat product.  Disk the ground a few weeks before planting, allow the weeds to start growing and then disk again.  This will allow the weed seed to germinate and be destroyed.  Planting rate should be 50#s per acre unless your soil is sandy, fast draining or less fertile.  Then plant 100#s per acre.     Baking with Sonora Wheat Sonora Wheat is Listed on the Slow Foods Ark of Taste It goes without saying that this is a premier homestead wheat variety.  After a few hundred years people are still crazy about it and rely on it for their source of wheat. *** This wheat is VERY hard to find and whenhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Food-Production-Systems.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Fordhook-242-Bush-Lima-Bean.htmlHeirloom Grain Seed > Wheat Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Wheat SeedFrassinetto Wheat Seed Wit Wokoring Wheat Triticum aestivum L. Frassinetto Wheat Seed Sustainably Triticum aestivum subsp. aestivum Wit Wokoring (168 Grown Extremely rare wheat from Italy.  Reportedly from days) 50 seeds per package. Spring Wheat. Hard White.  the Italian town of “Frassinetto”.  A cultivatedimproved Threshing scale of 6. A very tall, fuzzy headed wheat landrace dating back to 1927.  Used in Italy for years to originally from South African.  Finishes extremely well in make AMAZING bread and pasta.  This fantastic heirloom our hot dry summers.  Golden, plump kernels held high grain can have protein levels as high as 13%!  That is as on strong 5’ stalks that rarely lodge.  A nice selection for high as modern wheats. VERY RARE.  We have a limited organic growing because it out grows most weeds and amount.  Once it is gone we will have no more till July of stalks are held high for easy harvesting.  Easy to grow 2010 if all goes well.  *No bulk quantities available. 2 OZ and had few if any disease problems this year.  Makes an Packages only. *If you are an experienced grain grower and excellent bread flour.    are willing to sign a contract to sell back a portion of this grain to us, we have larger quantities available.  Email me and tell me about your experience and what quantity of grain you need.  Thank YouSKU Price SKU Price16677 4.99 16880 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Fordhook-Giant-Chard-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Forerunner-Triticale.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 72 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Grain Seed > Wheat Seed Heirloom Grain Seed > Wheat SeedBlue Tinge Ethiopian Wheat Yamhill Wheat Triticum spp. Blue Tinge Ethiopian Wheat (90 days) Sustain- Yamhill Wheat   Yamhill was developed in Oregon in 1969.  ably Grown Blue Tinge wheat will grow about 4 feet high, Beardless, standard height, cold tolerant winter variety. with an unusual blue cast to both seed heads and seeds. Soft white winter wheat. Yamhill is adapted to the winter It is relatively easy to thresh.  It can be added to a bread wheat growing areas of western Oregon, Northern Cali- mix for a whole grain bread.   It is also delicious cooked as fornia and Washington. Yahmhill wheat will tolerate wet a whole grain or even added to soups like barley. Matures soils better than most varieties. Strong winter dormancy, weeks ahead of other wheats. VERY RARE.  We have a so fall or winter planting is preferred. Good milling and limited amount.  Once it is gone we will have no more till baking quality.    Yamhill is an adequate grain variety July of 2010 if all goes well.  No bulk quantities available. 2 but is superior for wheat hay or forage as both quantity OZ Packages only. and quality under a wide range of weather and moisture conditions are very good. Height can reach 50 to 54” in lush conditions. Resistant to stripe rust.  Plant at 100 to 120 lbs per acre on irrigated ground, and 75- 80 lbs per acre on non- irrigated ground.SKU Price SKU Price16749 4.99 16953 3.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Forest-Fire-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Forest-Gardening---DVD.htmlHeirloom Seed Collections Heirloom Seed CollectionsKids Seed Package Flower Power   Kid’s Seed Package Kids love to plant in the garden too you Flower Power We have over 45 different packages available just have to hold their attention.  Kids love unusual shapes, in our flower catalog.  We will select 25 fabulous flowers colors and things that are fun to eat. We have created an for your package. So many flowers you can beautify your extremely fun, easy to grow collection of veggies and whole neighborhood or community garden.  Give them flowers for your kids to plant! Here is what you will get: away at garden parties or as party favors.  Everybody loves Atomic Red Carrots Yes, red carrots!!  Your kids will love flowers! This powerful flower package will give you 25 them. Strawberry popcorn What kid doesn’t like popcorn! packages of our finest flowers to dazzle your neighbors and Chiogga beets I know beets, kids don’t like them, but these brighten up your garden.  Comes in our reusable cotton look like a candy cane with red and white alternating bag.  See Picture. stripes! Mammoth Sunflowers Giant, tall and bright yellow sunflowers burst forth like the sun itself.  Fun taking a photo with these and the kids cause they are bigger than the kids head.  Cosmic Purple Carrots Yelp, totally purple carrots! Christmas Pole Beans Amazing looking beans withSKU Price a cool name that will grower taller than any eight year old. SKU Price16447 19.99 Rainbow Corn Wow, have you seen all the colors in this 16399 34.99corn.  I’m fascinated by it myself.  So many pretty colors! Horticultural Taylor Beans Crazy lookingbeans that are half pink and half white.  Very productive dried bean Rainbow Chard Neonstalks of celery like chard shoot up into the air like fireworks.  Fun and easy to grow.  Big MaxPumpkin These suckers get huge!  Your kid could win the county fair with one of these babies!Black Diamond Watermelon What kid doesn’t like eating or better yet spitting watermelon seed! These babies grow up to 35#s with plenty of cool juicy melon and seed spitting fun! Comes inour reusable cotton bag.  See Picture.  http://sustainableseedco.com/Fort-Bragg-Onion.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Four-Season-Harvest.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 73 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Seed Collections Heirloom Seed CollectionsInstant Garden Mini Safety Seed in a Can Instant Garden Package This package is designed to give Mini Safety Seed in a Can Recently many of us have become you an instant garden without having to think about concerned about issues such as economic shifts, natural what to order.  We will add one of our $1.99 size packets disasters, and food security.  Many of us realize that we are of vegetable seed from almost every category we have totally dependent on big business to feed us and what they for a total of 25 packets.  This should be all you need to are feeding us in the form of GMOs in not only unhealthy, instantly start a Victory Garden to battle high food prices but can evaporate over night. Just like you would store and food security!  Tired of high food prices?  If only 23 of  water or can goods in an emergency, you need a seed bank.  ONE seed package grows out it can be worth over $259 in If you don’t already have a garden when an emergency groceries alone.  You get 25 seed packages!  Imagine the strikes you had better plant one and fast.  That stock of food potential savings.  Why just one trip to the produce stand will not last long and your very survival may depend on it.   will cost you more than this package.  Just think of how What will your family eat if the grocery store shelves are much fresh, organic food you can grow right from your empty? Why we started selling seed banks.... We started own backyard and save hundreds of dollars on your grocery getting questions recently about “survival seeds”.  So we bill!  Perfect house warming gift or great garden club raffle did a little research on the internet to see what came up. SKU Price item.  Comes in an earth friendly re- usable cotton draw SKU Price We were shocked at the outrageous claims being made16398 39.99 string bag.  Great for kids as well.  It is just an easy way 16400 49 by people who are not even seed companies.  Beware ofto get started gardening right away! Regular Price of all 25 of the $1.99 vegetables is $50 You non-seed companies selling “survival seeds”.  Seed companies must adhere to federal germina-save $10.00 with this package at $39.99 Comes in our reusable cotton bag a $5.00 value.  See tion guidelines.  You have no guarantee these folks didn’t just buy the cheapest seed and manyPicture. Add the booklet Starting Seeds Indoors for only $3.99 and get a quick start on your gar- times foreign seed.  You have no idea what the germination rates may be.  A few say they buyden!  Click the drop down menu! FAQ What seed exactly is in this package? “The Instant Garden from a “trusted national seed company”...if it is so trusted then why don’t they say it?  Click herePackage varies slightly from one to the next, but they generally have the same basic elements: to see what “trusted” companies are selling Seminis seed (A Monsanto held company). Manytomatoes, squash (wintersummer), spinach, melons, lettuces, peas, beans, peppers, cucum- have greatly over exaggerated claims as to food production from their seeds.  They say thesebers, etc…it’s meant to be 25 different varieties of our most popular vegetables. “ few seeds will produce “thousands of pounds”.   How do you get “thousands of pounds” fromPicture is a representation of available varieties.  Our choice of vegetables.   20 seed packets?  Plus, they offer the same seed to everyone.  For instance, many of them offerhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Frassinetto-Wheat-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Freckles-Lettuce-Seed.htmlHeirloom Seed Collections Heirloom Seed CollectionsPoultry Package Salsa Verde Package Poultry Package I’ve raised birds all my life and I’ve learned Salsa Verde Package If you have always wanted to make a great deal.  Currently, I have over 200 birds that provide it yourself this is your chance!  Imagine having fresh Salsa eggs and meat to our homestead.  So many times I’m asked Verde at your next BBQ right from your own garden. This what do I grow to feed our poultry.  What seed would you packages contains all the seed you need to grown your own plant to feed them? Well, I have put together a useful pack- Salsa Verde!  It even includes a recipe.  You get a package of age of seed for all our fine feathered friends. Grow these each of the following: Onion Seed Cilantro Seed Tomatillo greensgrains and learn how to feed your own chickens.  Seed Jalapenos Pepper Seed Anaheim Pepper Seed Never rely on GMO corn based poultry feed again.  Never pay $15 a bag for poultry feed when you can grow your own!  No matter what happens to oil prices you do not have to be at the mercy of big oil when you grow your own!  Don’t forget chicken manure is THE organic fertilizer to have in the garden.  Nothing is richer or works faster as far as I’m concerned.  So feed your poultry well and you willSKU Price literally get great returns!!  You get: 1 oz of Wapsie Valley SKU Price16440 24.99 Dent Corn.  Perfect for cracked or whole corn.  An excellent 16712 9.99storage corn that produces loads of high protein kernels.  The staple of any scratch recipe.  Nofarm is without corn or any modern homesteader for that matter. 3 grams of Ford Hook Chard  Afast growing, huge chard perfect for poultry greens which are absolutely vital to good growth,egg production, chick development and health. 6 grams of Connecticut Field Pumpkin  Mostfarms have forgotten to use pumpkins for their poultry.  They are perfect because the abundantharvest of huge, nutrient rich flesh that stores easily through the winter when it is hard to findgood feed.  Pumpkin will give you the deepest, most delicious orangeyellow egg yolks.  Myegg customers always rave about my eggs when I’m feeding pumkin. 2 oz of White Proso Millet http://sustainableseedco.com/French-Breakfast-Radish.html http://sustainableseedco.com/French-Oxheart-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 74 SU LE Seed CompanyHeirloom Seed Collections Heirloom Seed CollectionsMarket Garden Package Essential Grains Package This $17.99 package of seeds can give you more than This package is designed to give a family the necessary $700 worth of veggies at the market! If you’re trying to high-calorie grains to go with your vegetables. We have save money on your dinner table costs, this is the way to painstakingly put together a package with most grains that go - planting these 8 varieties will give you enough food a homestead family will need. You’ll be able to grow your that you’ll be able to serve some yummy dinners AND own grains so you can make your own breads, oatmeal sell the extra! It doesn’t take much space for you to grow breakfasts (as well as good hay for your compost pile) as these veggies and give you and your family some really well as some barley for your homemade beer! Comes with good, nutritious vegetables! All you need is a small spot enough nutrition and calorie packed grains for you and in your backyard that gets nice sun, and decent soil! Each your family to ensure your food security. The majority of a Market Garden Package includes 8 different easy to grow families calories come from their grains, and this package veggies that will produce over $750 worth of marketable will enable you to ensure that you will have enough to eat vegetables. For only $18 (a $25 value!), you get: Beefsteak all year round! Includes: Wheat and rye for bread Barley Tomatoes Red & Green Peppers King of the Garden Pole for homemade beer or great wholesome breads Oats for Beans Golden Summer Crookneck Squash Black Beauty those yummy hot breakfasts and carbon for the compostSKU Price Green Zucchini Bibb Lettuce Bloomsdale Spinach Chan- SKU Price pile Buckwheat for delicious pancakes Corn for delicious16469 17.99 tenay Red-Cored Carrots And don’t forget!  Because we sell 16439 29.99 cornbread and Grain sorghum for your animals or for someONLY open-pollinated heirloom seed, you will be able to save your seed for next year’s market variety (it’s wonderful ground or cooked as popcorn!). Comes in our reusable cotton bag.  Seegarden, making this an even better value! If you’d like to help your veggies along, adding some Picture.blood, bone, or kelp meal can really give your veggies a jump start!  http://sustainableseedco.com/Fresh-Food-from-Small-Spaces.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Fresh-from-the-Garden-Cookbook.htmlArtichoke Heirloom Seeds Artichoke Heirloom SeedsPurple Italian Globe Artichoke Seeds Imperial Star Artichoke Seeds Cynara scolymus   Purple Italian Globe Artichoke Seeds (120 Cynara scolymus Imperial Star Artichoke Seeds (90 days days after transplant)    Heirloom Artichoke seed package from transplant)   Seed Packet is about 20 seeds or 1 gram. is 1 gram or about 20 seeds.   Purple Italian is an open pol- Mother Earth News says about Imperial Star artichoke linated variety from Italy. Artichoke plants produce large, seeds... “Huge Yields of Thornless, Sweet Chokes! This tender heads and are more tolerant to both heat and cold gourmet, perennial vegetable did not tolerate tempera- than standard green globe artichokes. For more informa- tures below 20 degrees, grew best in foggy areas with cool tion on Growing Artichokes. days and nights, and demanded a long growing season. But these rigid requirements changed when a new variety, `Imperial Star,' became available in the late 1990s. An annual artichoke that is started from seed in early spring, it produces edible buds about 90 days after transplants are set out, much like tomatoes and peppers. Now anyone, anywhere, can have an artichoke patch for fresh eating or even canning. Mostly green with a tinge or purple, theseSKU Price SKU Price artichokes don't have any thorns to bother you when17056 2.99 17055 2.99 you're dipping them!  Also this variety can be grown as an annual in warmer climates than most artichokes. Buttery, with a nutty flavor, artichoke hearts have long been regarded as elegant additions to salads, as topping for sautee fish and as toothsome appetizers when dressed with vinegar, olive oil and herbs. The whole artichoke bud is best steamed and served with a dipping sauce of garlic-flavored, melted butter or mayon- naise. To eat it, grasp the pointed end of each petal of the bud and pull it off. Then dip the petal bottom in the sauce and rake it over your teeth to dislodge the meaty pulp at the base.” A PVP variety.  This means no seed saving on this variety.  People, or in this case Universities spend many years and funds to create a new Open Pollinated variety.  This license allows them to makehttp://sustainableseedco.com/From-Vines-to-Wines.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Gabba-De-Farro-Wheat-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 75 SU LE Seed CompanyArtichoke Heirloom Seeds Asparagus Heirloom SeedsGreen Globe Artichoke Seeds Mary Washington Asparagus Cynara scolymus Green Globe Artichoke Seeds  (85 days)  Asparagus officinalis Mary Washington Asparagus Seeds Approx. 20 seeds per pkg First documented listing in a Asparagus a member of the lily family and is one of the seed catalog is 1883. Green globe is a perennial in zones first vegetables ready to harvest in the spring.  It originated 7-10 and planted as an annual elsewhere.  This artichoke is near the Mediterranean Sea and was considered a delicacy know for being one of the fastest producers of artichokes by the ancient Greeks. Mary Washington is a very strong grown from seed.  Green Globe Artichoke produces tender, growing and productive strain producing long, thick spears nutty and flavorful green artichokes. Just imagine the in May and June depending on your season. A rust resistant flavor of dipping your own artichokes is butter and savoring variety. Fresh or suitable for freezing. Sow outdoors in mid each moment not only for the flavor, but for the fact you spring in a rich, loose seed bed. It is recommend that you grew them! Makes a great dried flower! Recommended by soak the seeds for 48 hours in warm water before sowing the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a 2in deep, 3in apart in rows 12in apart. Germination is slow variety that performs well for their region .  CA, TX For more so be patient. Seeds can also be started in the greenhouse information on Artichokes or kitchen. Really think about where your asparagus will go because most beds can last from 20 to 30 years. For thisSKU Price SKU Price reason, asparagus should be planted at the side or end of16518 1.99 16165 1.99 the garden, where it will not be disturbed by normal year to year cultivation.   It is also wise to really prepare this bed well because you will want to leave it undisturbed for a few season till it establishes.  Starting Asparagus from seed can be tricky.  How to prepare the bed can be a challenge.  Learning to successfully cultivate your asparagus can be daunting.  I highly recommend this $3.99 booklet to help you get started! 1929 Steele Briggs Seed Co. says... “A Rust-resisting Asparagus. Marvelously productive. The most vigorous of all existing kinds. Yields a crop two years ahead of all other varieties; rust-resistant; largest, sweetest, most tender, and succulent shoots. We strongly recommend this variety for planting in the home-garden or on the farm.” Asparagus has been grown in American gardens since thehttp://sustainableseedco.com/Gail-s-Sweet-Plum-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Garden-Seed-Inventory--Sixth-Edition.htmlAsparagus Heirloom Seeds Bean Bush BeansGrow the Best Asparagus Golden Wax Bean Grow the Best Asparagus   Storey Country Wisdom Phaseolus vulgaris Golden Wax Bean (52 days) One of the Bulletin A-63 By Michael Higgins Paperback , 32 pages oldest known wax beans, Golden Wax was first introduced ISBN: 9780882662770 (0882662775) Published by Storey sometime around 1871.  There have been many varia- Publishing Where did it come from? Choosing a site Start- tions over the years, but Golden Wax was also known as ing seeds Making the permanent bed.  Soil preperation Topnotch or Rustproof Golden Wax. Golden Wax bean is a Compost Cultivation Wood Ashes Insects and Diseases bush type plant that produces excellent yields of golden Harvesting Cooking and Recipes yellow wax beans.  Good for northern climates as well as the south.  Golden Wax bean grows 16” tall, compact, and produces delicious golden pods about 5-6” long.  Pods are stringless, straight, and posses a rich buttery flavor.  Steady and productive.  Excelling for freezing and good for canning variety.  Great for three bean salads.  Rust resistant strain.  1932 Burpee says “The variety has proved to be practi- cally free from rust except when grown under decidedlySKU Price SKU Price unfavorable conditions.”16810 3.99 16796 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Garlic-Chives.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Genetic-Roulette.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 76 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansHarvester Bush Bean Kentucky Wonder Bush Beans Phaseolus vulgaris Harvester Bush Bean (53 days) Seed Phaseolus vulgaris Kentucky Wonder Bush Beans (57 days) package contains 1 oz or about 70 seeds Harvester bush Seed pkg contains 1 oz or about 50 seeds. Everyone has beans have succulent, tender pods growing up to 6” long. heard of Kentucky Wonder Pole beans, but few realize The pods grow high off the ground for easy picking. Har- there is a much easier bush variety.  No need for poles!  vester bush bean is very hardy and grows upright in a nice Vigorous bushes hold 6-8” long pods off the ground for bush habit. Resistant to the common mosaic virus, bean easy picking.  Tender, outstanding flavor and stringless.  rust virus, and root rot. Recommended by the Following Heavy yields over a long period of time.  Recommended by State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as performs well for their region.  IL a variety that performs well for their region.  FL, GA, IL, KS, NM, TX, TN,VASKU Price SKU Price16797 1.99 16795 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Georgia-Southern-Collard-Greens.html http://sustainableseedco.com/German-Chamomile.htmlBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansRoma II Bush Beans Tendergreen Bush Bean Phaseolus vulgaris Roma II Bush Beans (59 days) Rogers Phaseolus vulgaris Tendergreen Bush Bean (52 days) An old Brothers Seed Company introduced Roma II in 1978. The reliable variety thought to be developed by Calvin keeney. classic Italian gourmet (Roma) improved on in the second Calvin was the “father of the Stringless Bean” and bred Bur- generation as a bush bean. Roma beans have wide, meaty, pee’s Stringless Green Pod in 1898. It was the most popular tender,smooth flat pods that are stringless.  Excellent variety until Tendergreen arrived in 1925. Tendergreen flavor.  Resistant to mosaic and mildew mosaic.  Roma II produces a strong and erect bush that will reach about makes a great canner.  Flavor holds. Roma II is Recom- 18”-22”s.  Pods are meaty, tender, round and stringless. mended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Disease resistant, heat tolerant, early, heavy yields with Offices as a variety that performs well for their region.  FL, an excellent flavor.  There is a reason this bean has been GA, NY, OR, TX, VA around since 1925 and hasn’t gone extinct!  Tendergreen is an excellent canning and freezing type.  1942 Schell’s Seed Co. says about Tendergreen bush bean.... “Plants are erect and heavily productive.  Pods are round, string-less, 6” long.  It is ready to pick in 50 days.  A very good bean forSKU Price SKU Price market and home garden.” Recommended by the Following16798 1.99 16799 1.99 State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. TXhttp://sustainableseedco.com/German-Giant-Radish-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/German-Golden-Millet-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 77 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansContender Bush Bean Seeds EZ Pick Bush Bean Seeds Contender (45 days) A early bush bean, that is reliable, EZ Pick (55 days) Approximately 100 seeds per pkg. An old heavy yielding, and considered by many to be the earliest standard commercial variety. One of our favorites for main producing bean at an amazing 40 days!  Contender is season snap beans. Highly productive. Teepee type pod set, perfect for short, cool seasons where other beans my not beans form above foliage of plants and are so easy to pick, perform well.  Mildew tolerant and still does well in hot beans virtually fly into your hands! Good sweet flavor. weather. Contender bean pods are 6” long, stringless, medium sized, and slightly curved.  Plants grow 12-22” tall.  Contender is excellent straight from your garden or cooked. Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  CA, FL, TXSKU Price SKU Price16267 1.99 16334 2.5http://sustainableseedco.com/German-Johnson-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Giant-Golden-Pascal-Celery-Seed.htmlBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansLandreth Stringless Bush Bean Seeds Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean Landreth Stringless (55 days) Released in 1885 by Landreth Phaseolus lunatus Burpee Improved Bush Lima Bean Seed Company. Stringless, nearly fiber-less, tasty, meaty (75 days) Seed Package Contains 2oz or about 40 seeds 5” bean pods.  Productive and easy to snap.  Hardy under 1916 Burpee’s Annual Seed Catalog Says about Improved extreme conditions.  Plant grows about 19” tall.  Seeds are Bush Lima.... “The pods are truly enormous in size, borne brown in color. 1952 Ladreth Seed Company says about abundantly and well filled with handsome beans which are Landreth Stringless.... “A favorite and one of the finest pod both larger and thicker than those of the popular Burpee’s varieties for the home garden, market gardener and can- Bush Lima, and fully eight days earlier! It differs from the ner.   Plant is large, hardy and a heavy yielder.  Pods round, original Burpee’s Bush Lima in having much larger pods, medium green, 5 12” long, slightly curved, thick, meaty producing more beans, while both pods and beans are not and juicy, stringless and fiberless.  Brittle, tender and tasty.  only larger in size but also considerably thicker. The growth Seeds coffee brown.” TIP:  Remember, any bean touted as is even more vigorous, with heavier foliage. The plants “stringless” will only be so when picked young and tender. are uniformly upright. Full-grown bushes measure thirty inches in height and twenty-four inches across the top. The blossom-bearing stalks are thrown well out from theSKU Price SKU Price foliage and the pods are borne frequently in what might16270 1.99 16731 2.5 be called “clusters” of from five to eight. The pods measure five to six inches long by one and one-quarter inches wide. Even when of full size the enormous beans are of the most luscious flavor.”http://sustainableseedco.com/Giant-Nobel-Spinach.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Giant-Winter-Spinach-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 78 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansEarly Thorogreen Bush Lima Bean Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean Phaseolus lunatus Early Thorogreen Bush Lima Bean (69 Phaseolus lunatus Fordhook 242 Bush Lima Bean (72 days) days)   This is the earliest producing of all the lima beans.  Introduced by the USDA in Beltsville in the 1940s.  Ford- Thorogreen is considered a baby lima with a delicious hook 242 is by far the best lima bean for Nothern Climates, buttery taste.  It is a bush type that reaches 18” tall and Coastal Conditions or cool foggy nights like here in the Bay requires no staking.  An excellent choice for those who have Area.  They are ready for use almost a week earlier than a short growing season.  Downy mildew resistant. Recom- most bush limas. Fordhook 242 has dense foliage reaching mended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension 16”-24”.  Pods are thick, meaty and contain 3-5 lima beans. Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  FL Known for its almost nutty flavor.  Nothing beats a steamy bowl of lima beans with a pat of butter!  Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region.  FL, GA, KS, OR, TN, TXSKU Price SKU Price16921 1.99 16802 2.49http://sustainableseedco.com/Giantesque-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Glory-of-Mechelen-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansHenderson’s Earliest Bush Lima Ireland Creek Annie Bush Bean Phaseolus lunatus Henderson’s Earliest Bush Lima (69 days) Phaseolus vulgaris Ireland Creek Annie Bush Bean (73 days) Has also historically been called “Wood’s Prolific”, “Dwarf Seed package contains 12 oz or about 35 seeds Ireland Butter Bean” and “Baby Lima” 1 oz Seed Packet Contains Creek Annie Dry Bean seems to show up sometime in the about 75 seeds. Introduced by Perter Henderson & Com- 1930s. I’m still trying to get a good catalog date (year pany in 1889.  When released it was called “Henderson’s introduced) on this reliable producer.  The story goes that New Bush Lima Bean”.  This is one buttery flavored baby this bean is from Ireland Creek Farm in British Columbia.  lima bean.  The bush is very erect, reliable and produces 3-4 Thus the name. Plants get 24” tall and is early for a dry beans per pod.  Continues to set until first frost. Excellent bean.  Good cool weather emergence.  Delicious, great for for canning, freezing or drying. 1889 Maule’s Seed Co. soups.  Hard to find these days and we have a very limited says about Henderson’s New Bush Lima Bean... “The New supply this year. Bush Lima produces a continuous crop from the time it comes into bearing (it is fit for the table in the latitude of New York by the middle of July) until frost, and being enormously productive, a very small patch will keep a fam-SKU Price ily supplied with this splendid vegetable throughout the SKU Price16803 1.99 season.” 1942 Schell’s Seed Co. says about Henderson’s Lima 16800 2.99Bean.... “Small beans, but very tender and exquisitely rich, buttery, lima flavor, whether usedgreen or dried for winter.  Very heavy yielder.” Recommended by the Following State Universitiesor Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  FLhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Gold-Ball-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Gold-Ball-Turnip-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 79 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Bush Beans Bean Bush BeansProvider Bush Bean Seeds Royal Burgandy Bush Bean Seeds Provider (50 days) Introduced by Dr. Hoffman of South Royal Burgandy (55 days) Highly flavorful, purple podded Carolina around 1965. Maroon colored beans.  Once was a snap bean that turns green when it is cooked.  Stringless white seeded variety, but not sure it still exist anymore in and a great cool weather producer.  Be the hit our your the seed trade.  Snap bean for home gardens, local market, next dinner party when you show your guest this purple shipping fresh and for freezing.  15-17” vines, bushy, sturdy, powered bean before its cooked.  A sure seller at farmers and strong roots.  Pods round to heart-shaped, straight, markets for its eye appealing color.  Have trouble getting 5-14”, fleshy, low fiber, tender, stringless, and medium the kids to eat “green” beans?  Dazzle them with these dark green. Excellent for cool soil emergence for early sea- beans before they go into the pot and show them how son or cool coastal climates. Though it has a concentrated they “magically” change to green when cooked. If ya ever early set, it does provide for longer than many bush snap wondered...this IS the bean the Purple People Eater prefers!  beans. Good flavor and high yields.  Widely adaptable.  Helps him keep his color.  Wasn’t that a song...”one horned, Resistant to common and NY15 bean mosaic and pod one eyed flying purple people eater”.  Ok, don’t tell the kids mottle viruses, and is tolerant to powdery mildew Provider that part!  They might have nightmares... Recommended is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension OfficesSKU Price Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their SKU Price as a variety that performs well for their region.  KS,16333 1.99 region. FL, KS, NY, OR, TX 16271 2.25http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Acre-Cabbage-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Bantam-Corn.htmlBean Bush Beans Bean Misc. BeansSlenderette Bush Bean Seeds Cowpea Early Lady Slenderette (53 days) Slender, gourmet quality, smooth Cowpea Early Lady (60 days) Sustainably Grown Seed pack- stringless pods are glossy and dark green. Crunchy, yet age contains 12 grams Cowpea is a bush type plant that tender and highly desired by chefs for French cuisine.  Very produces heavy yields of long pods. Early Lday variety has high yielding, 5” juicy pods are held on strong on erect 13 to 16 light tan peas per pod.  This may be a real South- 20-inch plants.  Resistance to common bean mosaic, pod ern favorite, but these cowpeas were grown right here in mottle and curly top virus.  Slenderette is Recommended Northern California.  So, yes you can have your Cowpeas by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices and eat them too! Cowpea (Vigna unguiculata L. Walp.), an as a variety that performs well for their region.  OR, VA, annual legume, is also commonly referred to as southern pea, blackeye pea, crowder pea, lubia, niebe, coupe or frijole. Cowpea originated in Africa and is widely grown in Africa, Latin America, Southeast Asia and in the southern United States. It is chiefly used as a grain crop, for animal fodder, or as a vegetable. The history of cowpea dates to ancient West African cereal farming, 5 to 6 thousand yearsSKU Price SKU Price ago, where it was closely associated with the cultivation16272 1.99 16438 2.5 of sorghum and pearl millet. The protein in cowpea seed is rich in the amino acids, lysine and tryptophan, compared to cereal grains; however, it is deficient in methionine and cystine when compared to animal proteins. Therefore, cowpea seed is valued as a nutritional supplement to cereals and an extender of animal proteins. Cowpea can be used at all stages of growth as a vegetable crop. The tender green leaves are an important food source in Africa and are prepared as a pot herb, like spinach. Immature snapped pods are used in the same way as snapbeans, often being mixed with other foods. Green cowpea seeds are boiled as a fresh vegetable, or may be canned or frozen. Dry mature seeds are also suitable for boiling and canning. In many areas of the world, the cowpea is the only available high qual-http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Calwonder-Pepper-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Gate-Gardening.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 80 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Misc. Beans Bean Misc. BeansCrimson Flowered Fava Bean Seed Petite French Green Lentil Seeds Crimson Flowered Fava (75 days)   Sustainably Grown     Petite French Green Lentils  Tiny green lentils like they grow Dating from around 1778 this crimson colored wonder is them in France.  They make a delicious side dish or bed for not only tasty as a bean, but you can eat the flowers and meats, fish or game.  They hold their shape after cooking.  leaves in salads.  Imagine these fantastic colors in your Excellent as a simple dish with butter, salt and pepper.  See salad at the next dinner party!  Plants are much shorter video below. How to Grow Lentils -- powered by eHow.com than most favas making this an excellent fava for small gardens or borders.  Eat the beans when young as a green bean or dried in soups. Favas add tons of fantastic nitrogen to your soil without the use of nasty chemical fertilizers.  Plant them in the fall, enjoy great profusion of crimson color, but chop them into the soil before they produce a bean for maximum nitrogen fixing.  That is it, now your ready to plant your hungry nitrogen plants like corn come summer!  Extremely rare.  Once they are out of stock weSKU Price will have no more till the summer of 2010   SKU Price16367 2.99 16478 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Self-Blanching-Celery-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Stem-Swiss-Chard-Seeds.htmlBean Misc. Beans Bean Pole BeansBroad Windsor Fava Bean Seed Kentucky Wonder Pole Bean Seed Vicia faba Broad Windsor  (65-85 days)   Approximately Kentucky Wonder (58-72 days) Also known as “Old Home- 15-20 beans per oz.  Pkg contains 2 oz. Broad Windsor stead” & before 1864 as “Texas Pole” Kentucky Wonder is was listed in 1863.  This fava’s glossy green pods contain a classic, and popular pole bean appeared sometime in 5-7 oblong, flat, beans.  Fava’s can fix up to an the 1850s.  Although it had  many names, it has faithfully incredible 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre. “Sixty pounds made its way into seed catalogs every year since.  Talk of nitrogen per acre is enough to feed a succeeding crop about reliability and dependability.  What makes Kentucky of beets, carrots, etc. One-hundred pounds will feed corn, Wonder so special that over 84 U.S. seed companies still lettuce, or squash. Fava’s two-hundred pounds of nitrogen carry it?  Kentucky Wonder has 7-10” pods Kentucky per acre is sufficient to grow the heaviest feeders--the Wonder is perfect green bean for fresh, cooked, frozen or Brassica’s.” Excellent blog with photos on Fava canned bean Kentucky Wonder is a heavy producer born Beans Madalyn A. Klenske says”Vicia faba is a member in clusters over an extended season Kentucky Wonder is of the vetch family, a group of leguminous plants, by stringless & tender when young, the green pods are rich and large climbing herbs, cultivated for forage and soil in flavor Kentucky Wonder is perfect for growing on fences improvement. Generally, the fava is an erect, large-leaved, or poles Kentucky Wonder is highly adaptable KentuckySKU Price single-stalked plant, two to seven feet tall, which assumes SKU Price Wonder reaches only 4'-5' for easy harvest16342 1.99 a full, bushy appearance at maturity. In the home garden, 16269 1.99 Kentucky Wonder is rust resistance  1936  James Seedsthe tall, upright plants are often sown densely, as the plants physically support each other in says about the “improved” cultivar... “A selection from this popular Pole Bean, which is of betterthis pattern, obviating the need for staking. Clusters of fragrant purple or white flowers on quality and more heavy bearing than ordinary strains. The flavor is sweet and delicate; the podsshort stalks develop at the axil of the plant, which is the angle between the upper side of a are a deep green. 7 inches long and nearly 12 inch through, solid and deeply creased, and areleaf or stem and the supporting stem or branch. The seedpods that ripen from the fertilized entirely stringless until too old for use. The pods are clustered up the poles so thickly that theyflowers are numerous: there can be 15-60 pods found on each plant, each pod containing 3-12 overlap each other like shingles, and they can be gathered in handfuls. There is no need to plantbeans, depending on variety. All parts of the fava plant are edible. The seeds are high in protein, a succession of beans if you grow this variety; just keep the plants picked clean of mature podsvitamins, and minerals, and have been a cornerstone of human nutrition for thousands of years. at all times and you will gather tender beans until heavy frost.” Steve Solmon's GrowingThe beans may be eaten fresh and green, or dried for future use. Properly dried beans will keep Vegetables West of the Cascades says this about Kentucky Wonder.... “The best variety forhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Summer-Crookneck-Squash.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Sunray-Tomato-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 81 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Pole Beans Bean Pole BeansKing of the Garden Pole Lima Hidatsa Shield Beans Phaseolus King of the Garden Pole Lima (88 days) Introduce Phaseolus vulgaris Hidatsa Shield Beans (90 days) Sustain- in 1883 by Frank Platt. Frank had been selecting for limas ably Grown  Seed package contains 1 oz. or about 50 beans. that produce 6-seeded pods on a tall pole habit. Succeed Deep in the Missouri River Valley of North Dakota the Hi- he did, vines are 8-9’ tall and yield tons of 8” pods that datsa Indians grew this pole type drying bean in their corn are 1 14” wide. Said to have a rich, creamy, almost honey fields.  The Indians were masters of growing plants that like flavor. An old time favorite for its dependability and were helpful to each other such as the “three sisters”. How taste. 1942 Schell’s Seed Co. says about King of the Garden the Three Sisters work...BeansCornSquash The Indians Pole Lima Bean... “Very prolific and the quality is very planted the corn first, once it was a few inches in height, fine.  The pods usually contain 5 or 6 very large beans.  A they planted the hidatsa beans at the base of each corn very popular variety.” Recommended by the Following stalks.  Normally 3-4 hidatsa seeds per corn stalks.  Then State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that they planted squash.  This is how that works out...the corn performs well for their region .   TX gives the beans something to grow on.  The hidatsa beans fix nitrogen at the base of the corn, helping this hungry veggie grow.  And last but not least the large squash leavesSKU Price SKU Price take over the ground crowding out the weeds and shading16804 2.49 16768 2.75 the ground as well saving precious moisture. Hidatsa beans are very prolific and make a great crop of dried beans to put away for the winter.  You need to figure on planting a number of them if you want pounds put away for your pantry.  Try the Three Sisters method in the corn patch! TIP  Let your beans dry on the vine unless weather threatens, then pull and hang the entire plant upside in the barngarage to dry.  Now take a clean garbage can or burlap bag and put your hidatsa beans in it.  Now, the fun part.  Beat he heck out of the beans.  If you are using a burlap bag you can beat it on the floor or stomp on it.  The idea is to get all the hidatsa beans free of their shells.  Now take this combination of beans and shells to winnow.  That means, by either using a fan or the wind let the shells blow away.  I use two bighttp://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Swedish-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Wax-Bean.htmlBean Pole Beans Bean Pole BeansCascade Giant Stringless Pole Bean Christmas Pole Bean Seed Cascade Giant Stringless Pole Bean (65 days) Sustain- Phaseolus limensis Giant Speckled Christmas Lima Pole ably Grown  Approx. 20 heirloom seeds This stringless Bean (80 days) A heavy yielder, easy to shell, and is a selection was created from the Oregon Giant Pole bean.  reliable producer in hot, humid areas.Christmas Limas Cascade giant is a wonderful variety for the West Coast or are related to the lima bean, similar to the giant Peruvian damp conditions with cool nights. Cascade giant yields a Lima but plumper. This is a large bean with a maroon batik profusion of 8-10” straight, dark green pods mottled with pattern over a creamy background. The Christmas Lima purple. Fantastic for canning or fresh eating. California may be referred to as a speckled lima or butter bean. The Grown Heirloom Bean Out of all the pole beans we trialed bean is 78 long and maintains its markings after cooking.  this was the premier pole bean for our cool coastal foggy The bean’s chestnut flavor combined with its festive nights.  When other beans developed problems Cascade coloring are the reason for the name Christmas Lima. The Giant just kept putting out beans.  In fact the only problem Christmas Lima has a buttery flavor and creamy texture. we had was keeping people from the winery pulling them The lima’s crisp nutty flavor- sometimes described as off the fence and eating them! ***Notice the picture of the similar to chestnuts. The cooked texture is similar to that of 1924 Portland Seed Co. catalog cover featuring Cascade a baked potato.  Source of information: Gary Joseph LimaSKU Price Giant (on the right of the cover). Recommended by the SKU Price beans, a popular garden item in many Southern areas, like16638 3.99 Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a 16268 1.99 warmer soils to germinate. But they often fail to set duringvariety that performs well for their region.  OR, extremely hot weather. They generally do well in most Southern gardens when planted in late summer or early fall and allowed to mature during cooler conditions.http://sustainableseedco.com/Golden-Zucchini-Squash-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Goldmans--Italian-American-Tomato.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 82 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Pole Beans Bean Pole BeansRomano Pole Bean Scarlet Runner Beans Romano Pole Bean (70 days) Seed package contains 2 oz or Scarlet Runner Bean (60-90 days) 1 ounce seed packet about 80 seeds Romano Pole Bean is an old reliable variety or about 25 seeds Scarlet Runner Bean was introduced that has been around for a long time.  Many consider it a sometime before 1750.  This is the most famous and widely classic Italian flat gourmet bean.  Romano Pole is thick, grown runner bean.  Runner beans are native to Mexico meaty, tender, flat and stringless.  Plants can grow 6-8’.  and Central America where they thrive in cool and humid For continuous harvest keep beans picked when they are upland terrain.  Perfect for the Pacific Northwest. Scarlet young and most tender.  Mosaic-resistant. Recommended Runner beans are very vigorous and can easily reach 20’.  by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices Great producer of beans perfect when small for snap beans as a variety that performs well for their region. OR, or later as a dried shell bean. Shiny black seeds mottled with purple. Also know for their red blossoms borne in masses of 20-40 on a flower stalk. Hummingbirds can’t get enough of them!! Be sure to grow them on a strong trellis or fence.  Perfect for making bean t-pees (see picture).  You know, putting bamboo in the shape of a t-pee and thenSKU Price SKU Price planting beans on the outside.  In no time you have a living16805 2.49 16807 1.99 t-pee!  Kids just love them!  http://sustainableseedco.com/Gourmet-Greens-Mesclun-Mix.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Grafting-Fruit-Trees.htmlBean Pole Beans Bean Shell & Dry BeansWhite Emergo Runner Bean Ireland Creek Annie Bush Bean White Emergo Runner Bean (78 days)   1 oz about 25 Phaseolus vulgaris Ireland Creek Annie Bush Bean (73 days) seeds Sometimes called sweet white runner beans.  White Seed package contains 12 oz or about 35 seeds Ireland Emergo runner beans are just like scarlet runner beans, but Creek Annie Dry Bean seems to show up sometime in the they have a white flower and seed.  Like most runner beans 1930s. I’m still trying to get a good catalog date (year they are very prolific and vigorous in there growth.  White introduced) on this reliable producer.  The story goes that runner beans are slender and long in shape.  Considered a this bean is from Ireland Creek Farm in British Columbia.  gourmet bean. Super flavor, especially when picked young Thus the name. Plants get 24” tall and is early for a dry and tender. They have a pleasing texture and hold their bean.  Good cool weather emergence.  Delicious, great for shape well in marinated salads.  Learn to make White Bean soups.  Hard to find these days and we have a very limited Salsa.  Page 24 of Salsas   Only $3.99 Remember to keep supply this year. your runner beans picked to keep the crop coming! As with the red runner beans, hummingbirds love them!SKU Price SKU Price16922 1.99 16801 2.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Grain-Sorghum.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Grand-Rapids-Lettuce-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 83 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Shell & Dry Beans Bean Shell & Dry BeansOrca Shell Bean Dark Red Kidney Beans Orca Shell Bean (75 days) package contains 12 oz. (aprox. Phaseolus vulgaris Dark Red Kidney Beans (96 days) Seed 24 seeds) Sustainably Grown aka Calypso Bean or Yin and pkg contains 1 oz or about 60 beans. Dark Red Kidney is THE Yang Bean Plants reach 15-18” tall and are highly produc- bean most commonly used in Mexican cooking, it puts the tive.  Can be eaten in the green bean stage when young or “Red” in the famous New Orleans dish “Red Beans and Rice” allowed to dry for shell beans. and is THE bean used in that famous Texas chili.  Who could be without this versatile bean? This is a bush variety of dried bean.  Each pod contains 5 large, red kidney shaped beans. If rain threatens before your beans are totally dry, pull the whole plant up, hang upside down in your barn garage to let them finish drying.  Then thresh inside and old pillow case.  Once dry, these beans will store for a long time!  A perfect winter food full of protein straight from your own garden.   Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety thatSKU Price SKU Price performs well for their region.  OR,16381 2.49 16793 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Granite-State-Melon.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Great-Lakes-118-Lettuce-Seed.htmlBean Shell & Dry Beans Bean Shell & Dry BeansDwarf Horticulture Taylor Bean Seeds Great Northern Shell Bean Phaseolus vulgaris Dwarf Horticulture Taylor Bean Seeds Phaseolus vulgaris Great Northern Shell Bean (91 days) (68 days) Approximately 50 seeds per ounce Also known Seed pkg contains 1 oz or about 90 seeds My 1937 Oscar as “Speckled Bays” or “Cranberry Bean”. This pre-1800 H. Will seed catalog says that he (Oscar Will) obtained this heirloom is a great producer.  Yumalicious on the flavor white seeded bean from a Hidatsa Indian.  He credits him- scale with purple splashed beans that are oval, large and self as being the first to bring it to the seed market “over contained in 5-6” pods.  Much earlier than other beans of 50 years ago” (1937 catalog).  However the story goes we this type. Use it and store is as a dry bean. Seed is splashed do know that this bean has become a staple baking bean with purple-red blotches.  Shumways 1907 Seeds Catalog in many households throughout the world. Succulent, easy says about Dwarf Horicultural... “Compact, upright, stout to cook and used to make soups.  Much faster to cook than and vigorous grower, and is exceedingly productive.  Is navy beans.  Great Northen Shell bean is perfect for North- nice for shelling and succotash.  Is large, oval shape, plump en gardens with heavy yields and robust bean “bushes”. and undoubtedly the best for green shell bean, being rich The highest yielding dry shell bean in Oregon State’s 2007 and delicious as limas.  1924 Portland Seed Co. catalog Fresh Shell Bean & Dry Bean Variety Trial Recommended by says about Dwarf Horticulture Taylor Beans... “Grows the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as aSKU Price erect, strong and shrubby, and is very prolific.  The bean in SKU Price variety that performs well for their region .  TX16273 1.99 highly prized, green shelled.  It is rather large, plump and 16794 1.99beautifully mottled yellow and red; one of the most delicious and desirable beans and a greatfavorite with market gardeners.  The dwarf type of the old favorite London Horticultural PoleBean.”  My copy of 1913 California Vegetables by Wickson says “Dwarf horticultural, vigorousgrower, large leaves, pods medium, curved; beans pale pink, marked with red”.   Recommendedby the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well fortheir region .  CA, TXhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Great-Northern-Shell-Bean.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Greek-Maroulli-Cos-Lettuce-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 84 SU LE Seed CompanyBean Shell & Dry Beans Beet Heirloom SeedsVermont Cranberry Bean Bulls Blood Beet Seeds Vermont Cranberry Bean (60-85 days)   Sustainably Bulls Blood Beet (30 days to leaf.  65 days to beet.) Bulls Grown An extremely popular New England heirloom bean blood is an heirloom beet from 1840 is primarily grown for because of its ability to produce such a bumper crop in its tender, sweet, deep red-burgundy foliage, but the beets short summers.   This bean was the backbone diet of many are tasty when harvested at the 2- to 3-inch size. Bulls New Englanders during the winter and kept many of them Blood glossy magenta leaves can reach 16 inches high, but alive when food was scarce.  The reason is once dried these we pick them earlier for an excellent spinach substitute.  beans will keep for a long time providing the protein a No oxalic acid taste at all.  Bulls blood is the beet for “beet person needs to keep warm in the winter when the garden greens”. Bulls blood is often grown as an ornamental, and is bare.  Vermont Cranberry bean can be harvest young as a its dark leaves contrast nicely with other plantings espe- green bean or allowed to dry.  This bean has a unique sweet cially silver or yellow.  We eat the smaller leaves in fresh taste, fine quality and easy to shell.  Vermont Cranberry salads and share the larger leaves with the chickensrab- is extremely reliable.  If you are concerned about tough bits!  Do not let people tell you this is not an edible beet!  economic times ahead this bean can be a real life saver, as Bulls blood makes nice pickling beet when picked early it has in year gone past. Back in Stock Fall 2010 small. We cut them up in small bits, add sweet onion, appleSKU Price SKU Price cider vinegar, a touch of honey and some water. Pop the16392 1.99 16142 1.99 whole mix is the fridge and add to salads or eat alone as a tangy treat!  I'm guilty of eating eating them all before the salad is ready!  My red fingers are the give away! Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region . OR,  http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Arrow-Pea.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Brooks-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBeet Heirloom Seeds Beet Heirloom SeedsDetroit Dark Red Beet Seeds Organic Green Top Bunching Beet Detroit Dark Red Beets ( 56 days)  Detroit Dark Red beet Organic Green Top Bunching Beet (60 days)    Green Top is an old time heirloom favorite dating back to 1892.  Bunching beets have flattened globe shaped roots.  Beet Gardeners today still contend this is their favorite variety roots are red and tasty.  Perfect for cooking or pickling.  for a dependable root harvest.  Detroit Dark Red produced Green top bunching is manily know for it's fifteen 3” round beets perfect for for canning or table use.  This inch tops that are good for greens. These tasty greens hold beet has a truly sweet flavor with a fine grade texture that their color well and are perfect for market gardens. Recom- will surely please most palettes. Detroit Dark Red tops are mended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension a great spinach substitute in salads, although we prefer Offices as a variety that performs well for their region .  FL other varieties for their tops.  This beet is the star performer for its wonderful root.  Detroit Dark Red is cold hardy, and seeds can germinate and grow in soil temperatures as low as 40 degrees. 1936  James Seed Catalog says... “An excellent strain of this all-purpose Beet which will suit the most critical gardener. The roots are smooth and almostSKU Price true globe shape, with small tops. The flesh is dark red, SKU Price16167 1.99 tender and sweet. Not as early as Egyptian, but stands hot 17051 2.49weather better and is a better keeper. Plant in mellow ground from earliest Spring until late inJune, thin to about 3 inches and at all times keep soil well cultivated.” Detroit Dark Red makesan excellent canning variety.  For pickling Detroit Dark Red is hard to beat as well.   Detroit DarkRed beet has long been touted as a long keeper in root cellars.  It is mentioned in Mike & NancyBubel's book on Root Cellaring as having an outstanding storage life.  Recommended bythe Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for theirregion .  CA, FL, IL, NY, OH, OR, TX  http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Curled-Ruffich-Endive.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Flesh-Melon-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 85 SU LE Seed CompanyBeet Heirloom Seeds Beet Heirloom SeedsRed Mammoth Mangel Beet Seeds Ruby Queen Beet Seeds Red Mammoth Fodder Beet (100 days)  Fodder beets have Ruby Queen Beet (55 days)     Ruby Queen has round red been around since the 1400s if not earlier.  These beets roots have a smooth buttery texture that pleases the were prized as nutritious animal feed that was easy to tongue.  You will surely be satisfied with the early produc- store.  Fodder beets are hardy, adaptable and palatable. ing beet.  Ruby queen beet performs well in poor soil and Ideal for planting in late summer for use as a winter and holds its shape well in crowded situations.  Can obtain a spring crop.  Red Mammoth Mangel Beets produce an larger size than most beets and not get that woody texture incredible mass of edible beet leaves and a large root up or dirtsoapy taste.  One of our favorites on the farm here.  to 20#s or more in size!    Prefer deeply tilled free draining We plant a small crop once a month till it gets to hot.  That sandy soil to achieve full size. Simply allow your animals way we are never out of fresh beets for salads or supper. to graze on the tops, cut the tops for feeding or harvest This has been the canning industry's favorite for years the root.  1940 Oscar H. Will Pure Seed Book says... “The as well as the home gardeners choice for reliable beets. heaviest yielder and most popular of all Mangels the light Ruby Queen makes a great canning and pickling beet. Did red roots are pinkish fleshed and grow well out of the you know that pioneers used to dye yarns and fabric with ground. Yields run as high as fifty tons to the acre.” This is a beets?  Beets are still used to dye many things includingSKU Price sure way to put away enough food for your animals as they SKU Price food products like yogurt!  Ruby Queen Beet is recom-16170 1.99 face the cold winter.  Leave them in the ground and harvest 16171 1.99 mended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extensionas needed.  Unless you are covered with snow, then I suggest you root cellar them.  We are going Offices as a variety that performs well for their region.  CA, IL, NY, OR, TXto experiment next year with feeding the tops and roots to our rabbits.  Supposed to be reallygood for them and a excellent source of nutrients the homesteader can grow.  Also a great usefor these amazing root vegetables is for home brewing!  Many fruit beer or wines utilize thesugar content to create the alcohol.  Lots of sugar in it and can make a fine old fashioned beer asthis guy shows!  http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Globe-Artichoke-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Grape-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBeet Heirloom Seeds Beet Heirloom SeedsWhite Albino Beet Seeds Lutz Green Leaf Beet Seeds White Albino Beet (50 days) A gourmet white beet that Beta vugaris Lutz Green Leaf Beet Seeds (70 days) Lutz produces high yields of white beets.  White Albino has Green Leaf is known for its long standing storage capabili- great beet flavor without the red stain of normal beets.  ties.  Also known by many as “winterkeeper” beets.  Lutz Originating in Holland this beet stores well and can has roots that are about 6” in diameter and can get much grow large without losing its tenderness or flavor.  *We bigger with out that woody taste.  They are reddish purple don't have a huge supply this year and won't be in color and have a sweet tender flavor. However, what Lutz able to throw in extra. The seed count will be right on for Green Leaf is really know for is their giant, glossy green, this variety. Make sure to get yours early.   pink stemmed tops that are mouth watering.  For winter storage, plant beet seeds the second week in July. Before the first freeze over with mulch to protect from freezing.  Harvest as needed.SKU Price SKU Price16172 2.99 16918 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Moldovan-DF-Tomato.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Nutmeg-Melon-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 86 SU LE Seed CompanyBeet Heirloom Seeds Beet Heirloom SeedsBurpee Golden Beet Seeds Chioggia Beet Seeds Burpee Golden Beet (58 days) Burpee Golden beet it made Chioggia Beet (55 days)  Italian heirloom beet that got its its debut in 1970.   If you are annoyed when those pesky start before 1840.  Chioggia, pronounced “key-oh-jah” is a red beets “bleed” all over your counters then this is the city of Northern Italy near Venice. The surrounding region beet for you.  Want to wow your dinner guests?  Slice them is known as the Veneto and it’s famed for it’s vegetable straight out of the garden when they are almost golden-or- production. Tops are green with pink-striped stems.  ange and toss them in a salad like we do.  They don’t seem Chioggia beet  is fast growing and long-standing in the fall.  to have the earthy taste some beets can have raw. So they Chioggia has a sweet flavor that will add to just about any are just yummy and healthy raw! Cook them and they turn dish.  Chioggia beet is noted for its absence of bleeding.    buttercup yellow.  Golden beets retain a silk smooth sweet Wow your next dinner guests with the amazing colors flavor even when cooked. Golden beets are globe shaped of this beet.  Your friends will be so impressed you grew and remain mild even when they get older.  The tops can’t them.  Chioggia has become a real attraction at farmers be “beet” (lol coundn’t resist) either; they are tasty, green markets for just this reason. In ancient times beet roots and even sweet to some palates. *For some reason golden were primarily used for medicinal purposes as they contain beets can have a lower germination rate so remember a lot of beta carotene and vitamin C. Recommended by theSKU Price to plant a few extra.   Recommended by the Following SKU Price Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a16169 2.49 State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that 16159 1.99 variety that performs well for their region .  CA, TX      performs well for their region. OR, TX  http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Sprouting-Calabrese-Broccoli-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Stripe-Cushaw-Pumpkin-Seed.htmlBeet Heirloom Seeds Beet Heirloom SeedsCylindra Beet Seeds Early Wonder Beet Seeds Cylindra Beet Seed (60 days) This beet dates back to the Early Wonder Beet (33 days for greens and 60 days for 1880s.  Also known as the “Formanova”.  Dark red, cylindri- beets) Early Wonder came into being sometime around cal and about 6-9”s long.  This is not your typical beet as 1911.  This is truly one of the best beet varieties for greens.  it is much longer.  Cylindra beet almost resembles the size Whereas the other great variety for greens has magenta and shape of a small sweet potato.  This long root make for leaves these are emerald green.  Early wonder tops are fast easy slicing and peeling.  Plant cylindra beet closer than growing, sweet, flavorful and grow upwards of 18”s.  Early you would normal beets because the grow longer than Wonder beet has three inch roots are smooth, half-flat, wider.  Get more beets in a smaller space! Cylindra heirloom bright red and about 3” in diameter. Early Wonder seems beet leaves are sweeter than other varieties and make to do a bit better in Southern climates than other beets, excellent greens. Cylindra makes a nice, sweet canning or but still keep in mind beets are a cool weather crop. 1950 pickling beet for it’s ease of slicing. Cylindra heirloom beet Lindenberg Seed Company says about early wonder beet... seed is recommended by the Following State Universities “This is a recently developed, quick-growing variety that or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for has a place in every garden. It is semi-globe shaped, about their region. FL, OR, TX   3 inches across, with medium sized tops and a thin tapSKU Price SKU Price root. The skin is a dark red and the flesh a deep red with16166 1.99 16168 1.99 slightly lighter zones. Very popular as an early beet or for canning whole.” Early Wonder beet is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region . FL, OR, TX  http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Wave-Mustard-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Zebra-DF-Tomato.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 87 SU LE Seed CompanyBroccoli Heirloom Seeds Broccoli Heirloom SeedsWaltham 29 Broccoli Seeds Spring Raab Rapini Broccoli Brassica oleracea Waltham 29 (74 days) Bred by University Brassica rapa Spring Raab Rapini Broccoli (36 days) Broccoli of Massachusetts, Waltham Field Station, Waltham, MA raab is also known as broccoli asparago in Italy where it is around 1950. Waltham 29 broccoli produces uniform high prized for being a culinary delight. Spring rapini doesn’t yields, good color, cold resistance, dwarf compact plant, grown like the broccoli most people think of.  It doesn’t and big side shoots. Popular at Farmers Markets. Main have a central head, but rather it is treasured for it cluster heads are 4-8” with steady side shoot production after of yellow buds.  These buds along with the tender green main head is harvested.  Good cultivar for freezing.  Does leaves are sauteed or used in salads in the finest eateries extremely well on the East Coast and Pacific Northwest of world wide for their rich, unique flavor. Recommended by the United States. Commercial grown broccoli, the stuff you the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a buy at the store contains incredible amounts of chemicals.  variety that performs well for their region .  FL   Here is a list of over 50 know chemicals used in growing broccoli.  Protect your families health and grown your own!  It is the only way to be sure you are getting safe, organic and nutritionally valuable food. Recommended by theSKU Price University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sci- SKU Price16174 1.99 ences.  “These seed varieties have been tested and proven 16919 1.99resilient in the Florida backyard garden.”  http://sustainableseedco.com/Green-Zebra-Tomato-Seeds.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Gregory-Altai-Tomato-Seeds.htmlBroccoli Heirloom Seeds Broccoli Heirloom SeedsEarly Purple Sprouting Broccoli Organic Purple Peacock Broccoli Early Purple Sprouting Broccoli (159 days)   Purple sprout- Organic Purple Peacock Broccoli   Wow, what a broccoli.  ing broccoli is an old English type broccoli.  Early Purple Eat the young leaves in salad.  Steam or satauee the other Sprouting Broccoli is not only a colorful addition to salads, leaves like kale. Dine on the florets as they erupt from the but it is very flavorful.  We slightly cook them in the micro- top with ample side shoots. Sweet eaten raw in salads. wave and toss them in salads. I was stunned at the size of Cold resistant.  An excellent source of nutritious greens all this particular strain when I went to see it in our growers through the winter till we get a hard frost.  field.  It was huge, about 3' tall and FULL of large purple side shoots.  This is a fall planted heirloom broccoli that is not ready for harvest till spring. Will not produce side shoots until it over winters, but then look out because you will get a great supply of purple shoots.  Remember to keep them harvested. Very frost hardy purple broccoli.  We also eat the leaves over the winter when healthy greens are so hard to find.  Just thinly slice them and sautee withSKU Price garlic, olive oil, little salt and add a touch of balsamic SKU Price16396 1.99 when removed from the stove. What an amazing addition 17045 3.99of color to your garden and a great use of space over winter when most gardens sit empty.I've heard a few less experienced gardeners complain about the size of this purple broccolicompared to the number of side shoots.  I don't find this to be true because we don'tgrow this broccoli just for its purple heads, but for its leaves as well.  It provides a great source ofhealthy greens to our family and the farm animals when everything else is dead.   It also startsheading out well before any traditional heading broccoli could be harvested because it is al-ready established.  Sustainability is about learning to use many types of plants during differenttimes of the year to provide the nutrition your family and farm needs.  We do not live in a monohttp://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-15-Herbs-for-the-Kitchen.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-a-Butterfly-Garden.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 88 SU LE Seed CompanyBroccoli Heirloom Seeds Broccoli Heirloom SeedsDi Cicco Broccoli Green Sprouting Calabrese Broccoli Seeds Brassica oleracea Di Cicco Broccoli (50-70 days) Di Cicco Brassica oleracea Green Sprouting Broccoli Seed (60-90 is an Italian heirloom broccoli dating from 1890. Di Cicoo days) This is the mainstay of our gardens. Our strain of broccoli is very vigorous, emerald green, producing nice calabrese is VERY frost tolerant. As I type this four days central heads 3-5” wide. Like many Italian broccolis Di Cicco after Christmas and nine days after a week long ice storm produces numerous side shoots (pictured).  An excellent WE STILL HAVE BROCCOLI. The hybrid broccoli froze solid. choice for the home gardener.  Heads are spread out over Start it early in the season and by early summer you will a period of time making a long harvest season.  Excellent have tons of sweet broccoli. Harvest the central head then choice for fall or spring planting. Recommended by the lay the plant over on its side for an explosion of side shoots Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a that will just keep coming till the heat of summer. If you variety that performs well for their region .   FL,   are in a relatively cool area as we are, plants may continue to produce for 6 months or longer. We don’t plant a fall crop we just keep this one crop trimmed and enjoy the rewards. You just can’t beat Calabrese. 1947 Pike Seed Company. says... “Italian early Green Sprouting, producing large headsSKU Price SKU Price of tender green sprouts.” Recommended by the Following16743 1.99 16141 1.99 State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region.  FL, TX  http://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-Super-Salad-Greens.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-the-Best-Asparagus.htmlBroccoli Heirloom Seeds Brussel Sprout Heirloom SeedsRomanesco Broccoli Seed Long Island Improved Brussel Sprout Brassica oleracea Romanesco Broccoli Seed (75 days) 50 Long Island Improved Brussel Sprout Seeds (85-115 days) seeds in a package Romanecso reminds me of the patterns Originating around the 1890s Long Island Improved is you would see when looking through a kaleidoscope as still the most popular variety even though it is sometimes a kid.  It has great spiraling designs and shades of apple- mistaken for the “Catskill” strain developed by Arthur White green color whirling together to form some of the best of Arkport, NY in 1941.  Long Island Improved is a much tasting broccoli.  Grown almost everywhere in Italy for its older variety even though the two are similar.  Semi- amazing flavor.  Especially well adapted to cool northern dwarf plants are 20-24” high, with excellent yields of 1-2” areas.  TIP  Make sure to give these plants lots of room flavorful brussel sprouts.  This is a good variety to freeze. they can grow 3’ in diameter easy.    Recommended by the Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their variety that performs well for their region. OR, TX region. CA, IL,  SKU Price SKU Price16744 2.49 16175 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-the-Best-Corn.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-the-Best-Peppers.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 89 SU LE Seed CompanyCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsBrunswick Cabbage Seeds Copenhagen Market Cabbage Seeds  Brunswick Cabbage Seeds ( 70 days) Introduced 1924 Copenhagen Market (65-75days)   Copenhagen Market Large drumhead type cabbage.  This cold hardy cabbage was introduced from Denmark in 1909 An early ball-head is perfect for fallwinter growing.  Originating in Germany type heirloom cabbage, Copenhagen Market is an excellent this cabbage makes an excellent sauerkraut that has been cabbage  that has been an favorite of gardeners, market used for many generations.  Fun Fact:  Drumhead refers to growers and cabbage fans all over the world.  Copenhagen the wide, flattened heads. Excellent keeper. Commercial Market has literally set the standard as the model for all grown cabbage, the stuff you buy at the store contains commercial cabbage varieties developed since. Copenha- pesticides such as malathion, Diazinon, Imidacloprid and  gen Market produces a heavy yield of 4 to 5 pound, 7 inch Methoxyfenozide to name a few.  Here is a list of over 50 round heads of cabbage.  This tight, well formed head know chemicals used in growing cabbage.  Protect your allows the gardener to get far more cabbages in a small families health and grown your own!  It is the only way to space compared to other varieties.  An excellent cabbage be sure you are getting safe, organic and nutritionally valu- for fresh or cooked applications.  Many use Copenhagen able food.   $$$ Yes, the market price listed here is right.  Market for a tasty sauerkraut.  1937     McFayden Seed Co. Some heirloom seed companies offer only 50 heirloom says about Copenhagen Market Cabbage... “Early, VerySKU Price cabbage seeds for $2.75  For one gram that is $16.50!  The SKU Price solid, and an Immense Yielder. For home growing, for16176 1.99 same thing we sell for $1.99  I started this company to help 16178 1.99 market and for making into kraut. The heads are perfectlypeople grow their own food.  “To promote self sufficiency through food independence.”  Not to round, 6 to 7 inches in diameter, and weigh 3 12 to 4 lbs each. In favorable seasons may reachrob them of their hard earned dollar.  Farmer John   5 to 7 lbs. Matures about a week after Golden Acre.” 1936     James Seed Co. says about Copen- hagen Market Cabbage.... “The earliest of the ball-shaped cabbages, under favorable conditions maturing a crop in six weeks from transplanting. The plants are saucer shaped, forming heads averaging 8 lbs. a few inches from the ground, with few outside leaves, thus allowing of close planting.  Copenhagen Market Cabbage grows to its best if the seed is planted in early June and the plants set out in July. Fine hard heads will be formed before frost, and these late heads will keep well if stored in a cool but frost-proof place.”    Copenhagen Market Cabbage is a fantastichttp://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-the-Best-Strawberries.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Grow-the-Best-Tomatoes.htmlCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsOrganic Baby Pak Choi Pak Choi Cabbage Seed Organic Baby Pak Choi (33 days)     Who can resist Baby Pak Pak Choi “White Stem” (45 days) .5 gram pkgApprox. Choy!  Juicy, succulent stems and leaves in only 30 days.  200-325 seeds Pak Choi is a non-heading leaf type Chinese Also called Shanghai Bok Choy.  Pak Choy is fast growing cabbage that produces large, succulent, nearly round, and great for winter-time greenhouse growing.  Extremely smooth, glossy green leaves with snow white stalks. Pak popular in stir frys.  A sell out every time at farmers mar- Choi is crisp, tender and mild tasting.  A fabulous addition kets here in San Francisco. to stir fries or oriental cooking. Pak Choi is a  popular green in Asian cooking. Pak Choi is very cold hardy and grows over an extended period of time.  The leaves grow 8 to 10 inches long.  Harvest the whole thing or use the outer leaves so they just keep coming! Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL  SKU Price SKU Price17052 2.99 16444 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Using-Basil.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Using-Dill.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 90 SU LE Seed CompanyCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsPerfection Drumhead Savoy Cabbage Seed All Seasons Cabbage Seeds Perfection Drumhead Savoy Cabbage Seed  (92 days) All Seasons Cabbage Seeds (87 days)     All seasons cabbage Perfection is a large drumhead-type cabbage that has seems to have made its first appearance in Burpee’s 1890 finely-wrinkled, savoyed leaves that are mild and sweet Farm Annual just above Vandergaw cabbage which it is in flavor.  Perfection Savoy lacks the sulfur like smell sometimes confused for.   All seasons cabbage is heat when cooking that other cabbages can sometimes have.  resistant and resistant to yellows.  This cabbage produces Fantastic quality and flavor.   Perfection Savoy is a key fine heads that are about 10-11” across and average about  ingredient in the wonderful Italian ministrone soup, but 11-14#s  1890 Burpee Seed Catalog says about All Seasons still very tender for fresh eating.  Perfection Savoy cabbage Cabbage.... “As now improved this is a valuable market it is very high in fiber, vitamins and minerals, and like other gardners cabbage for a succession.  The heads are very cruciferous vegetables has been proven to have cancer hard and solid, round, flattened on the top, of the very best fighting properties. 1932 Burpee's Seed Catalog says quality, and ready to market very nearly as early as Early about perfection savoy cabbage... The best Savoy Cabbage Summer Cabbage, while the heads are much larger in size.  in existence.  Considered more tasty than ordinary cabbage.  It is a very sure-heading varieties, noted for its ability to The heavy heads grow to large size and are as round as a stand the hot summer sun and dry weather.  It is called “AllSKU Price ball.  The deep green, crinkled outer leaves enclose a solid, SKU Price Seasons” because it is as good for Autumn or winter as it is16522 1.99 tender, light green heart of remarkably sweet flavor.  Easily 17028 1.99 for early market.”  stored for winter use.  We have a splendid strain of this desirable variety.” Savoy Cabbage andSnap Pea Stir fry recipe Perfection Savoy is recommended by the Following State Universities orAg Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. OR,  http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-and-Using-Herbs-Successfully.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-and-Using-Lavender.htmlCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsEarly Round Dutch Cabbage Seeds Golden Acre Cabbage Seed Brassica oleracea Early Round Dutch Cabbage Seeds (75 Brassica oleracea Golden Acre Cabbage Seed (62 days) days)   Also called “Round Dutch Cabbage” Early round Golden acre cabbage produces 3-4 pound heads that dutch has solid uniform, oval heads that weigh 2-5 lbs. are succulent, sweet and tender. Golden Acre Cabbage Small, short-stemmed, short core, good wrapper leaves produces round, tight heads shaped like balls.  Know for and slow to bolt. “A Southern favorite.”  Excellent flavor, its early production and uniformity.  Golden Acre is a great crinkled dark blue-green, cup-shaped leaves. A good cabbage for coleslaw or stir fry. Learn how to store your variety well suited for early market. cabbage harvest in a trench in the ground or hung upside down by the roots in this great little book for only $3.95 1927 Henry Fields Seed Catalog says about Golden Acre Cabbage... “It is claimed to be the earliest round headed cabbage and that it matures before Early Jersey Wakefield. The heads are firm with few outer leaves and average about four pounds.” 1929     Steele Briggs Seed Catalog says about Golden Acre Cabbage... “Golden Acre: This varietySKU Price SKU Price resembles Copenhagen Market in type; but the heads17030 1.99 16521 1.99 though not quite so large are more uniformly round than Copenhagen. It is six days earlier than Copenhagen Market and on account of the smaller head may be planted closer than any other variety with a head of similar size. Its remarkable fine quality and tenderness will be greatly appreciated. There is an entire absence of coarse veins and leaves and it has the quality of hardening the head before it has attained its mature size. A good variety for market purposes.” 1932 Burpee Seed Catalog says about Golden Acre Cabbage... “This is a very superior stock of a popular extra early, round-headed variety of the Copenhagen Market type.  Matures even earlier than Early Jersey Wakefield.  Produces a uniform, tightly fold, round, well-balanced head of superb quality.  Unsurpassed for the home or market garden.”http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Using-Oregano.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Using-Rosemary.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 91 SU LE Seed CompanyCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsLate Flat Dutch Cabbage Seeds Charleston Wakefield Cabbage Seeds Brassica oleracea Late Flat Dutch (104 days) Introduced Charleston Wakefield Cabbage (70 days) Introduced by here in the US around the 1860s Late Flat Dutch is big Peter Henderson & Company in 1892 Charleston Wakefield cabbage, it is a good keeper and the standard late season produces a larger head than other Wakefield Cabbages, variety. Heads form up to 12 inches and weigh as on an with each head weighing about 4 to 6 pounds. Charleston average around 12 pounds, but can get as big as the 38lb Wakefield has a short season, stores well and performs for monster you see in the pictures.  This cabbage filled up a those in the South. Charleston Wakefield Cabbage is recom- contractor size wheelbarrow and it wasn’t the only one in mended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension the field that size! Highly recommended for the coastal Offices as a variety that performs well for their region.  AL, foggy areas of the Pacific Northwest.  The monster in the FL Learn how to store your cabbage harvest in a trench in picture was grown 14 miles from the coast.  If you have cool the ground or hung upside down by the roots in this great nights this is the cabbage for you! Late Flat Dutch has an little book for only $3.95   excellent flavor.  Keeps very well for processing. We make tons of sauerkraut out of it.  Heck one head can easily fill 28 jars!   Late Flat Dutch is mentioned in Wickson’s 1913 bookSKU Price California Vegetables as a great variety for the state.  This SKU Price16180 1.99 what he says in general about cabbage growing in Cali- 16177 1.99fornia “The cabbage can be grown everywhere in California by selecting that season of the yearwhich furnishes the adequate moisture and moderate temperature which best suits its nature. These requirements adapt it well to winter growth generally in California except in the frostiestplaces, and give the plant a longer season and a greater attainment in weight in regions ofrich soils open to coast influences.  It does not resent fogs and cold winds, and thrives directlyupon the coast as well as in coast valleys”. Learn how to store your cabbage harvest in a trenchin the ground or hung upside down by the roots in this great little book for only $3.95 Late FlatDutch Cabbage is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as ahttp://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Great-Garlic.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Herbs-in-Containers.htmlCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsDanish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage Seeds Danish Ballhead Cabbage Seeds   110 days. Altee Burpee Early Jersey Wakefield Cabbage (63 days) Released by Peter traveled to Denmark in 1886 and “discovered” Danish Henderson in 1868. Early Jersey Wakefield cabbage forms Ballhead there in the markets.  A few years later he a compact, somewhat conical head with glaucous-green released it in the U.S. Danish Ballhead cabbage is reliable, leaves. Early Jersey Wakfield is a wonderful early heading bolt and split resistant.  This cabbage produces very  round, variety, occupying little garden space and was popular in blue-green heads weighing 5-7 pounds.  Danish Ballhead nineteenth century markets. 1908     McKenzie Seed House keeps late into the spring unlike other cabbages that split says about early jersey wakefield ... “First early cabbage and flower. 1890 Burpee Seed Catalog says about Danish variety. Long recognized as the best very early Cabbage. Ballhead Cabbage.... “While in Denmark in 1886, we Medium in size; in shape, pyramidal, with a pointed discovered a variety of cabbage called from the shape of peak. It is a reliable, certain header, and one of the most the heads, ball-head, which the Danes prize so highly that profitable to raise.” 1929     Steele Briggs Seeds says about they grow it almost exclusively for winter cabbage, and early jersey wakefield ... “One of the earliest and hardest annually export large quantities.  It has been selected for heading of the extra early cabbage sorts; most gardeners more than fifty years by the Danish gardeners.  The heads depend upon it for the bulk of their extra early cabbageSKU Price are hard, round of good marketable size, fine grained, and SKU Price crop. Heads conical, very compact and solid, of excellent17029 1.99 good keepers.”   16146 1.99 quality cabbage.” 1932  Burpee’s Seed Company says about early jersey wakefield ... “A productive cabbage variety.  The heads are uniformly hard and solid.  conical in form, generally pointed at the end, with but few outside leaves.  The heart is solid and well blanched.” Seed Savers 1992 Garden Seed Inventory says about early jersey wakefield ... “60-75 days.  Conical solid tightly folded heads, 5-7 “ in diameter X 10-15” tall, 2-4 lbs., yellows resistant, can be planted close, smooth dark-green thick leaves, can be overwintered, resists splitting and introduced about 1840.” Early Jersey Wakefield is mentioned in Wickson’s 1913 book California Vegetables as a great variety for the state.  This what he says in general about cabbage growing in California “The cabbage can be grown everywhere in California by selectinghttp://sustainableseedco.com/Growing-Vegetables-West-of-the-Cascades.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Gujar-Khan-Barley.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. 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  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 92 SU LE Seed CompanyCabbage Heirloom Seeds Cabbage Heirloom SeedsMichihili Chinese Cabbage Seeds Red Acre Cabbage Seeds Michihili Chinese Cabbage Seeds (70 days)  1 gram pkg of Red Acre Cabbage (75 days) The Red Acre Cabbage is a seedsApprox. 400-700 seeds Michihili cabbage produces supreme variety of cabbage and simply the best early OP a tall, cylindrical, leafy head of 17” long and 6” across. Red Cabbage variety available. Red Acre is a tasty cabbage Light green leaves are very tender and delicious, excellent variety produces shocking reddish-purple, globe shaped, for stir-fry and pickling. Michihili Chinese Cabbage grows heads that can add real color and beauty to your vegetable best in mild climates.  Recommended by the Following garden.  Liven up any salad with Red Acre’s spectacular State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that color.  Each cabbage head reaches up 6 to 7 inches in performs well for their region. CA, OR, TX, WA   diameter and typically weigh approximately 3 pounds. This yummalicious cabbage variety is especially suited for use raw or in coleslaw. Red Acre Cabbage is resistant to cab- bage yellowing and is especially suited for small gardens as it takes up less space than other cabbage varieties. Red Acre cabbage stores better than just about any other early cabbage variety available and the heads will hold up forSKU Price SKU Price a long period in the garden before splitting or bursting.16523 1.99 16181 1.99 Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, OR, TX  http://sustainableseedco.com/Habanero-Orange-Pepper.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hailstone-Radish-Seeds.htmlCabbage Heirloom Seeds Carrot Heirloom SeedsRed Express Cabbage Seeds Imperator 58 Carrot Seed Red Express Cabbage Seeds (63 days)     Red Express Imperator 58 (68 days) A danvers type carrot that has Cabbage is the earliest developing red cabbage we carry.  been a standard for many years.  Imperator 58 is 9” long We have been very impressed with it in our 2010 cabbage and 1 12 wide of sweet and tender carrot.  Smooth, large, trials.  It is very uniform, tight and has an amazing purple fine-grained, long, tapered roots; standard long, thin type color.  Medium sized cabbage that can be spaced much carrot.  Imperator 58 carrot performs best in loose, friable closer than other varities. 2-4 pound heads are great for soils. Imperator 58 is very fine storage carrot.  Imperator 58 slaw, stir fry or salads.  Recommended by the Following is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their performs well for their region .  CA, TX   region. FL, IL,NY, TX,  SKU Price SKU Price17026 1.99 16185 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Hale-s-Best-36-Melon-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hales-Best-Jumbo-Melon-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 93 SU LE Seed CompanyCarrot Heirloom Seeds Carrot Heirloom SeedsScarlet Nantes Carrot Seed Atomic Red Carrot Seed Scarlet Nantes Carrot (68 days) Scarlet Nantes is a  carrot Atomic Red Carrot (75 days)   1 Gram PkgApprox. 650-750   with bright orange, slightly tapered, 6 inch roots; crisp, Red carrot color madness!  This carrot is just so much tender and flavorful; standard for high quality carrots. 1927 fun and brings out the kid in everyone.  It is red!  Yelp, Henry Fields Seed Company Catalog says about Scarlet not orange, but red!  Add the Atomic Red carrot to our Nantes... “The roots are bright orange, 5 to 6 inches long Cosmic Purple carrot in a salad and the kids will think and very uniform. They have very small core and are ex- they are eating a bowl of Fruits Loops!  It gets better ceptionally tender and sweet. The roots are rather slender, though, the Atomic Red carrot gets its great color from of even diameter and of early maturity. Very desirable for healthful Lypoene. Lycopene credited for helping prevent market, especially for bunching, and also splendid for the several types of cancer.  Lycopene is a proven antioxidant.   home garden.” 1937 MacFayden Seed Company says about Antioxidants neutralize free radicals, which may damage “nantes”... “Early, Delicate Flavor, Coreless. A splendid home the body’s cells. Ongoing preliminary research suggests and market garden variety. Tops are small, and the rows that lycopene is associated with reduced risk of macular can be planted close. Roots 6 to 8 ins. long, bright orange, degenerative disease, serum lipid oxidation and cancers of cylindrical, blunt ended. Flesh reddish orange, crisp, tender the lung, bladder, cervix and skin. Atomic Red carrot is at itsSKU Price and of very delicate flavor. Early maturing and practically SKU Price best when cooked as this helps to make the lycopene more16187 1.99 coreless.” Scarlet Nantes is Recommended by the Following 16445 2.49 available to your body.  Atomic Red carrot has 10”State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their region. FL, IL, long tapered roots.  Sure to please you and the kids!   NY, TX  http://sustainableseedco.com/Hand-and-Body-Salve.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hanky-Red-Tomato-Seeds.htmlCarrot Heirloom Seeds Carrot Heirloom SeedsChantenay Red Cored Carrot Seed Cosmic Purple Carrot Seed Chantenay Red Cored Carrot (70 days) A Golden orange Cosmic Purple Carrot (58 days)  Open Pollinated.  Intro- carrot that is 5”-7” long and 2” in diameter.  Chantenay red duced in 2005.    1 gram PkgApprox. 650-750 seeds   7-8” cored is known for its ability to handle relatively heavy soils of purple carrot power!  Purple on the outside and bright and still produce.  Resist splitting and forking. Reliable.  orange on the inside these carrots are a real show stopper.  Chantenay red cored makes a good storage carrot. 1932  Have trouble getting the kids to eat carrots?  Cosmic Dupoy & Ferguson Seed Company says ... “The tops are Purple to the rescue!  This is a sweet carrot that is tasty and shorter and the foliage finer cut than regular Chantenay. coreless.  Market growers that sell cosmic purple carrot nor- However the tops are not brittle and are strong enough mally sell out within hours of opening.  14” tops are great to bunch easily. The roots are refined in appearance with for the chickens, rabbits, goats or whatever you got around small collars, are evenly stumped and have very small rat- the farm. Recommended by the Following State Universi- tails. The surface of the root is smooth and free from large ties or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well eyes and side rootlets. The exterior color is a rich orange, for their region .  TX decidedly deeper than the ordinary run of Chantenay. The cores are small and nearly the same as the flesh. TheSKU Price roots grow about 5.5-6” long, are 2-2.5” in diameter at the SKU Price16182 1.99 shoulder, and are broad at the bottom, often being 1.25- 16183 2.491.5” just above the rat tail. It possesses all the advantages attributed to Nantes for slicing or fordicing in soups and salads. For market gardener and shipper.” 1936 James Seed Company says...“One of the best general purpose carrots. Roots are slightly tapering and abruptly stump rooted,6 inches long and 2 14 inches through at the top. The core is deep orange, the same color asthe flesh. Sow early in rows 18 inches apart, thin to 2 to 3 inches apart in the row, cultivateoften and keep clean of all weeds. For late use, sow until the middle of June. Also known as RedCored.” 1937 MacFayden Seed Company says... “Quite and improvement. Developed and firstintroduced by Ferry-Morse. A desirable Chantenay with good interior color; valuable for cannershttp://sustainableseedco.com/Hard-Red-Wheat.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hard-White-Wheat.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 94 SU LE Seed CompanyCarrot Heirloom Seeds Carrot Heirloom SeedsDanvers 126 Carrot Seed Lunar White Carrot Seeds Danvers 126 Carrot (72 days) Improved strain of danvers Daucus carota Lunar White Carrot Seeds (60 days)   Creamy carrot that was introduced in 1947 by Eastern States moon-white carrots just glow in a salad or on the market Farmers Exchange Danvers 126 was created for better stand.  People just can’t get over the novelty of a white yields, smoother skin, and uniformity.  Davers 126 is a heat carrot, but in fact white carrots were how all carrots started tolerant carrot variety that will also work in a wide range out in the wild.  Lunar white carrot is a hardy producer with of soils.  6-7” long and about 2” at the shoulder this is a mild, delicious and fine flavored flesh.  White carrots are premier storage carrot.  Danvers 126 resist cracking and typically 6-8”s. White carrots were once very common now splitting.  Strong tops make it easy to pull this carrot from becomming rare.  the garden.  In an 1996 trial study done by Texas A&M University Danvers 126 “yielded significantly higher” than the modern hybrid carrot “convert” under ideal conditions.  “Generally, the differences recorded in yield and in quality characteristics are a result of the two different cultivars included in the trial. Treatments utilizing ‘Danvers 126’SKU Price consistently yielded higher than those with ‘Convert’, SKU Price16184 1.99 except for the smaller root sizes, where ‘Convert’ produced 17025 1.99significantly higher small root yields. Observations made throughout the season indicatedthat ‘Danvers 126’ had a more vigorous top growth and this may account for some of the yielddifference between these two cultivars.” Try thinly slicing and dehydrating danvers 126 forwinter storage in airtight glass jars.  Add to soups or just add water to rehydrate whenever youneed carrots. Danvers 126 is a premier storage carrot.  Carrots should be cleaned and washedwhen they enter the storage. During the wash process, any damaged or diseased carrots shouldbe discarded.  Prior to harvest, a two percent solution of copper sulphate can be used to cleanthe storage devices and kill any disease organisms that may be present. All contact surfaceshttp://sustainableseedco.com/Harris-Model-Parsnip.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Harvester-Bush-Bean.htmlCarrot Heirloom Seeds Carrot Heirloom SeedsLittle Fingers Carrot Seed Parisian Carrot Seeds Little Fingers Carrot Seed (65 days)   Little Fingers baby Parisian Carrot Seeds (55 days)   A great little round carrot gourmet carrot has tiny tender 3- 5” roots; 12 inch thick; that is a nineteenth-century French heirloom.  Parisian is golden orange, sweet and crisp.  A perfect nantes type car- an early orange-red carrot that grows almost more like the rot for munching or salads. Little Fingers slices easily and is shape of a large radish.  Excels in clay or rocky soil where also perfect whole in stir fries.  Little Fingers is a wonderful other carrots have problems developing properly.  Its carrot and is so small it will even work in large pots out on flavor is legendary and is highly sought after by gourmet the patio.  A perfect carrot for those with small spaces. Eat restaurants. Fantastic market seller and very popular Little Fingers carrot whole right out of the garden.  Kids with the kids because of its size. Makes a great bunched love them because they are so small and sweet.  Never buy presentation.  packaged baby carrots again when you can have fresh, wholesome organic Little Fingers carrots from your own garden.  Carrot tops are 8” to 10” with good attachment. Little Fingers has a typical carrot shape, cylindrical with blunt tips, 3” long and 1” wide. Does well in heavy soilsSKU Price and can be planted into the summer for continued harvest.  SKU Price16186 1.99 Little Fingers carrot is an absolute perfect carrot for 17024 2.49canning.  No, cutting or slicing required just can the whole baby carrot.  It couldn’t be easier!  Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety thatperforms well for their region .  CA, TXhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Hearts-of-Gold-Melon.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Henderson-s-Earliest-Bush-Lima.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 95 SU LE Seed CompanyCarrot Heirloom Seeds Carrot Heirloom SeedsSolar Yellow Carrot Seed Tendersweet Carrot Seed Solar Yellow Carrot Seed (60 days)     Yellow carrots have Tendersweet Carrot (75 days) Tendersweet has long, 9-10” been around for a long time.  As far as researchers can tapered roots; rich orange color; sweet, and coreless.  This document, they originated in the Middle East sometime in is a reliable producer that has been pleasing folks for the 900s. Now that is an heirloom carrot!  Solar Yellow is a generations.  Try it in your Victory Garden! 1935 Isbell’s danvers type carrot that reaches about 6-7” in length.  It’s Seed Company. catalog says... “Very sweet and nearly core- buttery yellow flesh is sweet and crisp. This yellow carrot less, of good shape; cylindrical, very smooth and about 6 is a real stand out at farmers markets or your salad bowl.  inches long. Of deep orange-red color; crisp, tender and of Don’t forget the Xanthophylls that give these carrots there very fine flavor. Fine home garden sort, excellent for early yellow color is reported to be associated with good eye market use.” 1940 Oscar H. Will Pure Seed Book says... “One health. of the finest varieties, always sweet, tender and brittle, the roots are from 7 to 812 inches long, 2 inches in diameter at the shoulder and uniformly tapered to a semi-blunt end. The flesh is rich orange with indistinct core.”  SKU Price SKU Price17023 1.99 16188 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Herbal-Antibiotics.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hidatsa-Shield-Beans.htmlCauliflower Heirloom Seeds Cauliflower Heirloom SeedsSelf Blanching Cauliflower Seed Snowball Y Improved Cauliflower Seeds Self Blanching Cauliflower Seed (68 days) Developed by Snowball Y Improved (70-80 days) Introduced by Ferry- Dr. Homna at MSU. This cauliflower has self-wrapping Morse Seed Company in 1947  Developed from “Snowball” leaves which shield the snow-white curds from sun, thus cauliflower. Tasty snow white 6”, dense, heavy, heads are the name Self Blanching Cauliflower.  This allows you time tucked away amongst silvery-green leaves. A self blanching for other chores in the garden as there is no need to tie variety as the leaves curl around heads protecting them leaves around the heads.  Remember cauliflower likes cool from sun.  Excellent for home or market use.  Well adapted weather plant seed early spring or fall for best crops. We to short season areas.  Snowball Y Improved Cauliflower is have extremely tiny quantities of this amazing cauliflower.   Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Grow them carefully and create thousands of seed yourself.  Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their This heirloom cauliflower is getting hard to find.  It takes region. CA, FL, IL, OR, TX     two seasons to develop cauliflower seed. Cauliflower grows best at 60 to 75 degrees Fahrenheit. Too-high temperature can prevent head formation.  Self-blanching cauliflower varieties need cool temperatures. Late planting or lowSKU Price fertility can also reduce vigor, and prevent leaves curling SKU Price16390 2.99 over the center of the head.   16189 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Himalaya-Barley.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Holy-Shit.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 96 SU LE Seed CompanyCelery Heirloom Seeds Celery Heirloom SeedsGolden Self Blanching Celery Seed Organic Giant Red Celery Seed Apium graveolens Golden Self Blanching Celery Seed (85- Giant Red Celery Seed   50 g 1,000-1,500 organic celery 103 days) Introduced in 1886.  Golden Self Blanching Celery seeds per package   Giant red celery is one of Europe's produces thick, crisp, juicy, deeply ribbed, tasty celery most treasured heirlooms not only for its striking color, without the strings or bitter flavor of some other celery.  but it's true celery flavor that is prized in soups.  This Reaches 18-23”s in height with ample water. Golden Self particular strain was selected from many Eurpean strains Blanching is a strong disease resistant variety that is obvi- for huge size, color, cold hardiness and disease resistance. ously self blanching.  Celery hearts are thick and crunchy.  This celery produces intense red stalks offset by emerald 1916 & 1932 Burpee Seed Catalog says... “The best of all green leaves. Much more flavorful then standard green early “self-blanching” varieties. First intro- celery.  Be there first on the block or the farmers market duced in America by us in 1884, this is decidedly better to have red celery! (Yes, the save 80% savings is right.  The in quality than the White Plume. It is ready for use nearly other two companies selling this seed only give you 100 as early, blanches as easily, and is larger in size, as well as seeds for $2) finer in quality. It is of dwarf compact habit, with thick, solid, heavily ribbed stalks which blanch easily to a clearSKU Price waxen yellow. When grown in rich moist soil the stalks are SKU Price16524 1.99 numerous, each plant being fully as thick through as the 17044 3.99largest of the tall late sorts, and with a very large solid heart of beautiful golden-yellow stalksand leaves. The stalks are crisp and solid, free from stringiness and of most delicious flavor.Choice American-grown seed grown direct from the French.”“This is American grown seed pro-duced from the dwarf French stock.  Of dwarf, compact growth with thick, solid, heavily ribbedstalks which blanch easily to a clear waxen yellow.  Crisp, solid, heavy, free from stringiness,and of most delicious flavor.  Yields of good crop.” 1918 The Great Northern Seed Catalog says...“This is the best celery for early use. Plants of a yellowish green color when young, but as theymature, the inner stems and leaves turn a beautiful golden yellow, which adds much to theirhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Homebrewers-Garden.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Homegrown-Whole-Grains.htmlCelery Heirloom Seeds Celery Heirloom SeedsGiant Golden Pascal Celery Seed Organic Redventure Celery Seed Apium graveolens Giant Golden Pascal Celery Seed (115 Organic Redventure Celery Seed   .50 g 1,000-1,500 days)   Also known as “Giant Pascal Celery”, “Winter King” organic celery seeds per package   A cross between Giant or “Pascal Giant Celery”.  Giant Golden Pascal is a French Red Celery and Ventura Celery.  Ventura is one of the most Heirloom that grows to great heights.  Touted in all the old adaptive and resilient celery varities.  Giant red celery is catalogs as THE celery for winter use. The celery can reach one of Europe’s most treasured heirlooms not only for its 2’ tall and have 2” thick succulent, nutty stems.  Remember striking color, but it’s true celery flavor that is prized in celery likes water and if stems get dry or hollow it is soups.  Redventure combines the best of both of these because you are not watering enough.  Celery also likes celeries.  This celery produces intense red stalks offset by rich, sandy organic soil.  1913 Livinston Seed Co. catalog emerald green leaves.  Harvest a stalk at a time for salads says about Giant Pascal Celery... “The best of this class.  or the whole thing for market gardens.  Fully mature plants Forms solid, crisp stalks of incomparable flavor.  Of strong produce a nice semi-blanched golden-pink heart.  Very growth, producing perfectly blanched stalks when hilled popular at farmers markets. up properly.  Of rich, nutty flavor.  Blanches very easily and is very brittle.  A fine keeper, an excellent shipper, retainingSKU Price color and fresh appearance a long time.  A favorite with SKU Price17022 1.99 Southern growers.  For mid-winter and ealry spring use it is 17043 3.99excellent.” Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a varietythat performs well for their region .  CA, TXhttp://sustainableseedco.com/Homestead-Lifeline-Package.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Homestead-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 97 SU LE Seed CompanyCelery Heirloom Seeds Chard Heirloom SeedsUtah 52-70 Tall Improved Celery Seeds Lucullus Chard Seeds Utah 52-70 Tall Improved (120 days) Introduced by Ferry- Lucullus Chard (50 days) Introduced about 1914 1936 Morse Seed Company in 1953 Imagine tall, tasty crunchy James Seed Co. says... “Lucullus Chard grows as large as organic celery grown in your own backyard.  You know it rhubarb, the white midrib is very broad and heavy, and has got to taste better than anything that came from the the leaf is heavily crumpled or “Savoyed.” The midrib and store.  Utah 52-70 is an improved celery that grows taller, leaf are each cooked as separate vegetables; the midrib is with longer ribs, deeper green color and sweeter than the compared to asparagus, while the leaf is a substitute for original Utah.  This organic variety does not need blanch- spinach. This plant is also used extensively by the poultry- ing.  Disease Resistant for Brown Check, Western Celery man and farmer, experiments proving it to be excellent Mosaic and Fusarium Race II. 1968 Buckerfield Seed Co. poultry, hog and dairy cattle food. Plant early in drills not says... “Edible stems 9 to 11 inches. Plant larger but just as less than 20 inches apart, thinning the plants to not less compact as Utah 15. The best organic celery on the market.” than 12 inches. For very heavy growth the plants should be Utah 52-70 Tall Improved Celery is Recommended by the 30 inches apart each way.” Lucullus Chard is Recommended Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices variety that performs well for their region. FL, NY, OR, TX   as a variety that performs well for their region.  FL, IL, TX  SKU Price SKU Price16190 1.99 16249 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Honey-Dew-Orange-Flesh-Melon.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Honey-Oatmeal-Handmade-Soap.htmlChard Heirloom Seeds Chard Heirloom SeedsFordhook Giant Chard Seeds Ruby Red Chard Seeds Beta vulgaris Fordhook Giant Chard (50-60 days) Intro- Beta vulgaris Ruby Red Chard (59 days) An outstanding duced in the 1750s A very popular heirloom chard has been chard that has corvette red stems that extend into bright around longer than granny.  Fordhook giant  chard is vigor- green leaves forming one of natures amazing works of art.  ous variety is noted for its dark green deeply savoyed leaves This tasty, low in oxalic acid heirloom chard will add color and thick white stems. Plants are tall at 22-27 inches and to any dish.  Grows 18-24” tall.  Yields all summer and into extremely wide. Abundant crops all season and even after the fall.  Use fresh or frozen.  Ruby red chard is VERY orna- the first frosts.  Fordhook Giant has a nice mild flavor. Suit- mental and a great seller at farmers markets.  Ruby Red able for both the home garden or fresh market. Fordhook Chard is Recommended by the Following State Universities Giant Chard is an excellent poultry, rabbit and goat food or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for source.  I’m always looking for something that produces their region.  FL, IL, TX large amounts of “green material”, that is highly nutritious and will do this is relatively small areas.  This is a real win- ner in my book! Fordhook Giant Chard is Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as aSKU Price variety that performs well for their region. CA, FL, IL, OR, TX  SKU Price16144 1.99 16250 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Honey-Rock-Melon-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hopi-Blue-Corn.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 98 SU LE Seed CompanyChard Heirloom Seeds Chard Heirloom SeedsBright Lights Chard Seeds Golden Stem Swiss Chard Seeds Bright Lights Chard (56 days)     Want to light up your Golden Stem Swiss Chard (50-60 days) Sustainably Grown   garden with a neon glow?  Try Bright Lights Chard! Most French in origin.  Glowing gold stems hold slightly savoyed folks grow this variety for the colors because they are tender green leaves.  Golden Stem reaches 20” tall.  Vigor- amazing, but don’t forget how tasty it is also!  Bright Lights ous grower that may be continually harvested through Chard produces copious amounts of 18”-22” leaves in a out the season.  Extremely ornamental making it a great wide assortment of colors. Use the small leaves just like border in edible gardens.  One of the best tasting chards spinach!  Stir fry the large leaves with garlic and chicken.  and extremely rare today. Swiss chard has an excellent Your dinner guest will be wowed by not only the colors, source of vitamin A on account of its concentrated beta- but the flavor. Remember to blanch the bigger leaves in a carotene content. Once inside the body, beta-carotene can pot of boiling water with one tablespoon of salt for 5-10 be converted into vitamin A, so when you eat Swiss chard, minutes then drain.  This virtually eliminates any of the it’s like getting both these beneficial nutrients at once. One bitter flavor you sometimes get in older leaves.  Young cup of Swiss chard contains just 35 calories, but provides leaves we use fresh in salads or veggie wraps.  Bright Lights 109.9% of the daily value for vitamin A. is an outstanding chard that over winters here in the PacificSKU Price North West with no problem.   Yes, growth slows down, but SKU Price16143 2.99 we keep harvesting it right on through the year.    Recom- 16361 1.99mended by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performswell for their region .  CA, FL, IL, NY, OH, OR, TX Sold Out for 2011 Season already.  Use RainbowChard as a subsitute.   http://sustainableseedco.com/Hopi-Tobacco-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/How-to-Stay-Alive-in-the-Woods.htmlChard Heirloom Seeds Collard GreensPerpetual Spinach Seeds Morris Heading Collard Green Seeds Perpetual Spinach Seeds Not spinach at all, but because Brassic a oleracea Morris Heading Collard Greens  (85 days) it still keeps giving healthy green leaves during the Morris Heading has long been a Southern tradition for top heat when most spinach has gone to seed it does seem quality collard greens.  It produces loose, heavy heads on perpetual or never ending.  It is a biennial however and will short stems.  Morris Heading grows 18-24” tall.  Slow to go to seed the next year.  Till then enjoy shiny green leaves bolt.  It has intense blue green leaves that have an excel- that taste similar to chard.  Pick young leaves for fresh salad lent flavor and are full of nutrients when prepared in the or blanch older leaves.  What a great solution for those who “Southern Tradition”.  OK, well maybe shouldn’t use all that have hot summers and still want their healthy greens! bacon fat unless of course you working it off in your garden ;)  Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley have recently discovered that 3,3’-Diindolylmethane in Brassica vegetables such as collard greens is a potent modulator of the innate immune response system with potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial and anti-cancer activity.[1]  Source Wikipedia Morris Heading Collard is RecommendedSKU Price SKU Price by the Following State Universities or Ag Extension Offices16763 1.99 16595 1.99 as a variety that performs well for their region.  FL, NC,  http://sustainableseedco.com/Howden-Pumpkin.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hubbard-Blue-Sqaush-Seed.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 99 SU LE Seed CompanyCollard Greens Collard GreensGeorgia Southern Collard Greens Vates Collard Greens Brassica oleracea Georgia Southern Collard Greens (75 Brassica oleracea Vates Collard Greens (75 days) Vates was days) First released in 1880. Georgia Southern is a very a real producer in our 2008 garden trials.  We got copious old standard variety that is still very popular in the south.  amounts of dark green tasty leaves.  So much so the rabbits Georgia Southern Collards are a deep bluegreen color that and chickens had a banner year!  32” tall, silvery green, suc- really stand out in your garden. Georgia Southern Collard is culent and very slow to bolt.  Best planted early like most a slow to bolt, non-heading type of collard that grows 2-3 brassicas they don’t like extreme (90+) heat.  Although, feet. Leaves are tasty, tender, mild and juicy.  Most folks because we are on the Pacific Coast we grew Vates Collard strip the leave portions off of the stems for a tastier collard Greens all year long with no problem.  Try them again as green. Tolerates heat and poorsandy soils.  1944 Burpee’s a fall planting if your summers are too hot. Vates Collard Seed Catalogs says about Georgia Southern Collard.... Greens is Recommended by the Following State Universi- “Produces as loose rosette of large, succulent, cabbage- ties or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that performs well like leaves which make delicious boiling greens.  Does for their region. IL, FL, OR, TX, Excellent article on Vates not form heads.  Deserves to be better known.” Georgia Collard Greens Southern Collard Greens is Recommended by the FollowingSKU Price State Universities or Ag Extension Offices as a variety that SKU Price16594 1.99 performs well for their region. FL, IL, TX   16378 1.99http://sustainableseedco.com/Hubbard-Golden-Squash-Seed.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hulless-Oat.htmlCollard Greens Corn FieldFlourFlint Corn SeedChampion Collard Green Seeds Lancaster Sure Crop Corn Champion Collard Green Seeds (74 days) A vates type Lancaster Sure Crop Corn Seed (115 days) Towering 10 -12’ collard green with dark green leaves, disease resistance tall plants with long 10 - 12” narrow ears.  High ear place- and bolt retardant. A great choice for fall as Champion ment. The combination of big long ears placed high in the has excellent frost resistance. Champion Collard Green is air causes stand ability to be lower than our other varieties. Recommended by the Following State Universities or Ag Primarily grown as a silo corn. Stalks grow extremely tall Extension Offices as a variety that performs well for their and is a lot of fun to show off to neighbors. region.  GA, FL, IL, MD, OR, TXSKU Price SKU Price16529 1.99 16491 2.75http://sustainableseedco.com/Hungarian-Black-Seeded-Broom-Corn.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hungarian-Paste-Tomato-Seeds.htmlSustainable Seed Company Copyright ©2011 All Rights Reserved. Prices and Availability Subject to Change(707) 703-1242 www.SustainableSeedCo.com support@sustainableseedco.com
  • AINAB2011 Heirloom Seed List ST Page 100 SU LE Seed CompanyCorn FieldFlourFlint Corn Seed Corn FieldFlourFlint Corn SeedMinnesota 13 Corn Oaxacan Green Dent Minnesota 13 (87 days)   Sustainably Grown A yellow Oaxacan Green Dent Corn Zea Mays 1 oz., 70-85 days Grown dent corn with red cobs that is early maturing, but heavy for hundreds of years by the native Zapotecs in Mexico for yielding.  Very uniform.  An excellent dent corn, this is it’s wonderful green flavor, they use this flour corn for ta- the 87 day strain.  The other Minnesota 13 is a 102 day males and tortillas.  Historically grown in the three-sisters strain, but we think one is much better. Rich Holman from style with a legume and squash.  Grows from 5-6 feed tall, Wisconsin has been successfully selecting for earliness this corn is an early corn often maturing in as little as 70 and yield on this strain of Minnesota 13. He has done a days.    Estimated time of arrival 1152011 tremendous job with it and we are proud to offer it to you this year.  8’ tall, slender plants produce 7-8” long, yellow ears with 12 - 18 straight kernel rows.  Good standability in high winds.  Medium ear placement. Protein levels at 10.5% In 1936 Minnesota 13 was the most popular variety in the US northern corn belt.  It was said to perform at higher elevations and was even recommended in Vermont,SKU Price Oregon, and New Hampshire.  I’m EXTREMELY excited to SKU Price16359 2.75 try this here in Northern California.  Our test gardens are 16976 3.5in the coastal range and influenced by the cool pacific so getting dent corns to produce can be achallenge.  I have very high hopes for Minnesota 13 especially since this variety was historicallygrown in Oregon. http://sustainableseedco.com/Sunflower---Hungarian-Black-Seeded.html http://sustainableseedco.com/Hungarian-Yellow-Hot-Wax-Pepper.htmlCorn FieldFlourFlint Corn Seed Corn FieldFlourFlint Corn SeedPainted Mountain Corn Reid’s Yellow Dent Corn Painted Mountain Corn (70-90 days)   Sustainably Grown Reid’s Yellow Dent Corn (110 days) 2 oz. pkg One of the 1 oz package Painted corn is extremely cold and drought most popular open-pollinated yellow variety grown in the tolerant for a corn.  This corn was developed in Montana country. Especially well suited for the Corn Belt. Originated by Dave Christensen over the past 30 years from over 1000