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Friday, March 4, 2011

Purchase: 13 Kinds of Cool Weather Crops

Cost $12.50. Paypal Only. No Shipping Fees.

Google search of the seed names will show you all kinds of pictures through the plants development.

You will get 13 seed packets.

White Icicles (75+ seeds) It is a white elongate radish that can grow 5 to y inches. It is tasty and on the stronger side of radish bite. It is great raw and in salads. Approximately 25 days to maturity.

Crimson Giant (75+ seeds)
A globe radish with a deep crimson red color. The radish will grow to about 1 1/2 inch in diameter. It is crispy and mild in flavor. Approximately 30 days to maturity.

French Breakfast (100+ seeds)
An elongated radish with a white tip that can grow to 1 and 1 1/2 inches. Excellent crisp taste with a mild radish spice. Great for salads and for dips. Approximately 25 days to maturity.

Red Champion (100+ seeds)
This is a globe radish that has more of a bright cherry red color then a deep crimson color. It is mild in taste and doesn't get woody like other radishes when the over mature. Approximately 30 days to maturity.

Red Romaine (200+ seeds)
A red variety of romaine lettuce that is typically found in Caesar salad. It has a deep vein running down the middle and a tight core of leaves that are yellow. The outer leaves are deep red in color. I use red leaves in the garden because I have found them to be a bit more less appetizing to snails and slugs. The aren't the first choice of these critters. Approximately 65 days to maturity.

Ruby Red Leaf (200+ seeds)
This is a loose leaf lettuce. You can harvest it on leaf at a time or in a bunch. Cut the bunch off at the root stem and leave the roots in the garden. New leaves will form. This is a red tipped leaf lettuce with a green bottom. It is a great variety for double production (cut at root and get a 2nd round). Approximately 55 days to maturity.

Paris Island Romaine (200+ seeds)
A slow bolting variety with 10 inch thick green leaves. Great for texture and taste. A standard romaine. Approximately 65 days to maturity.

Black Seeded Simpson Leaf (125+ seeds)
A broad loose leaf with slight crinkles. The plant grows to about 10 inches. As with most lettuces it is cold tolerant and can take a light frost. It is great for picking one leaf at a time or you can harvest the whole plant by cutting off at and leaving the roots in the garden. If you follow this practice you will get double production. Approximately 45 days to maturity.

Vates Blue Scotch Kale (75+ seeds)
This is your standard curled kale with blue green leaf. In the Maryland area it is best started indoors in March and transplanted in early April. It is a cool weather crop. It can take a light frost. It can be planted again from seed in June and July for Fall greens. The Kale turns 'sweeter' with the cold. Great in a stir-fry, in salads, and in soups. Approximately 65 days to maturity.

Red Russian Kale (75+ seeds)
The stems are purple and the leave are a gray green. During the colder periods the plant takes on a purple color. It is a cool weather crop. I can take a light frost. It is planted and used just like the Blue Scotch. It contrasts nicely in salads and in the garden with other greens. Approximately 50 days to maturity.

Southern Giant Curled Leaf Mustard (150+ seeds)
Frilly large green leaves on sturdy plants. Young leaves are great in salads and have a mustard flavor. It is a cool weather plant and flavor is best before heat arrives. It has great nutritional value and older leaves are outstanding stir fried or sauteed. Approximately 40 days to maturity.

Mustard Red Giant (150+seeds)
Red Giant has a brilliant deep maroon leaf with deep green midribs. This large, broad-leafed mustard has a mustard-like taste. Use in soups and salads. It can be stir-fried or sauteed. Harvest the leaves when young for salads and at full maturity to cook. Approximately 40 days to maturity.

Arugula Roquette (75+ seeds)
A leafy green with a peppery flavor. Young leaves are used fresh and mature greens can be cooked. This is cool weather crop. Heat makes it bolt to seed. Approximately 35 days to maturity.

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