Italienischer

Lettuce, Oakleaf (HEIRLOOM)
SEEDED: March 8, 2012 (1/10 tray)
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

Now that’s a lot of salad in one head of lettuce! This classy green oakleaf gets HUGE! Extremely uniform, great eating quality, and slow to bolt, this variety has won a spot in our garden for years to come. Be sure to give it plenty of space.
28 days baby, 55 days head

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Merlot

Lettuce, Butterhead
SEEDED: March 8, 2011 (1/10 tray) poor results
SEEDED: march 19 (1tray)
GERMINATED: March 24 (first of the 5 greens in the new mix!)
TRANSPLANTED:

Wow! A new level of pigmentation for your lettuce experience! Hugely purple and slightly fuzzy to wavy on the edges. A crisp and open headed leaf type with complete resistance to downy mildew races 1-16. Waxy, spotless, savoyed upright leaves are an ideal salad lettuce at any stage. Excruciating bolt resistance if you’re growing it for seed! Also performed very well in 2003 freeze tolerance trials by the Botany Class at Philomath High School. The very darkest of all reds for salad, and very highest in antioxidant anthocyanins.

Double Density

Lettuce, Cos/Romaine
SEEDED: March 8, 2011 (1/10 tray)
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

One of our 2003 farm-original releases, and we still really like it. A very tidy and compact jewel green oakleaf that matures into a dense buttery-hearted head. Leaves are perfect salad size from either baby or mature heads. From a cross between Blushed Butter Oak and Deer Tongue, this variety captures some of the best taste and texture qualities of each. A home farm favorite, with raves from trial grounds all around. Tom Stearns’ mother sent her special thanks to us for breeding the tasty little thing. Farm Original Variety!

Flashy Lightning Butter-Oak

Lettuce, Butterhead
SEEDED: March 8, 2011 (1/10 tray)
GERMINATED:
TRANSPLANTED:

Stand Back!! This stuff is hot and in a hurry. A quick heading butter with compact dark green oak leaves, flashy-splashed with dark red, that becomes a beautiful pink in the big blanched heart. First flashes into a unique mini-head, then folds into a dense butter-heart before bolting. A unique blast of lettuce traits. Teen-rated very low on bitterness. Farm Original Variety!

Emerald Oak

Lettuce, Butterhead
SEEDED: March 8, 2011 (1/10 tray)
SEEDED: March 17, 2011 (1 tray)
GERMINATED: march 26 (second of 5 to germinate)
TRANSPLANTED:

One of our 2003 farm-original releases, and we still really like it. A very tidy and compact jewel green oakleaf that matures into a dense buttery-hearted head. Leaves are perfect salad size from either baby or mature heads. From a cross between Blushed Butter Oak and Deer Tongue, this variety captures some of the best taste and texture qualities of each. A home farm favorite, with raves from trial grounds all around. Tom Stearns’ mother sent her special thanks to us for breeding the tasty little thing. Farm Original Variety!

Chrysanthemum, Shungiku

Flower, Edible
SEEDED: March 7, 2011 (1 tray)
GERMINATED: march 22
TRANSPLANTED:

Edible chrysanthemum with lobed green leaves and aromatic taste, used in salads, vegetable stir fry, pickles, and the flowers of bolted patches are instant insectaries, attracting Syrphids, Ladys, and beneficial wasps. Direct seed or transplant to stand 6-8″ apart. Cut for bunching at 8″, or pick individual leaves for salad mix.

Calendula, Sunshine Flashback

Flower, Edible
SEEDED: March 7, 2011 (1 tray)
GERMINATED: march 20
TRANSPLANTED:

Heart of Hospice Foundation has asked me to grow flowers for their patients. I am thinking we can do a lovely bouquet of Calendula and Lavender to start this year.

Long bright yellow petals with flashy red backsides are gorgeous in salads or a vase. Single or half-doubled blooms on 12-18” plants. Derived from Flashback, and part of the Johnnys’ Flashback Series. Farm Original Variety!