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Annual and Heirloom Varieties of Garden Vegetable Seeds: Carrots, Cauliflower, Green Celery, Chinese Cabbage, Chicory Witloof, Cicoria (Italian Dandelion), Collards (Greens)

Danvers Half Long Carrot (Heirloom Seed), Little Finger Carrot, Scarlet Nantes Carrot seed, Early Snowball Cauliflower, Giant Pascal Celery (Heirloom Seed), Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage, Michihili Chinese Cabbage, Chicory Witloof (Belgian Endive - Heirloom Seed), Cicoria Catalonia Italian Dandelion, Georgia Green Collards, Vates Collards Garden Seeds

June 24, 2008

Please note that most of our vegetable, flower and herb seeds - including collections - are now SOLD OUT for the season. Please check back with us in January for the 2009 seeds.

Our Pumpkin Patch is still fully stocked with all varieties, and our Country Store has a full selection of great gardening gifts.


Hart's Carrot seeds -- Danvers Half Long Heirloom Seed
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Danvers Half Long CARROT Seed (Heirloom)
Stock #: HSV2014     Price: $1.39
Matures in 75 Days
Carotte - Carota - Zanahoria

Out of Stock for the Season

VERY POPULAR CARROT - Heirloom: Danvers Half Long, a favorite main crop carrot with roots 6 to 7 inches long and 1-3/4 inches thick. Fine textured, tender bright orange flesh is rich in flavor and very sweet raw, cooked or frozen. This Danvers Half Long Heirloom carrot variety is a heavy yielder and good keeper for winter storage.

SOWING ... Plant carrot seed outdoors as soon as the soil can be worked. Plant in rows 12 to 15 inches apart, spacing seed 1/2 inch in the row. Cover seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until carrot seeds start to grow.

THINNING ... When carrot plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 2 to 3 inches apart in me row.

GERMINATION ... Danvers Half Long Heirloom Carrot seed is very slow to germinate, requiring up to 3 to 4 weeks depending on soil and weather conditions. SEE GARDENING HINT BELOW.

REMARKS ... Some gardeners like to soak the carrot seed a few hours before planting to aid in germination. Make successive sowings of carrots up to mid-July for full sized roots for winter storage. HINT: Plant Radish seeds in the row with the carrots. The radishes will sprout quickly to mark the row, and will mature and can be harvested before the carrots get too large.


Hart's Little Finger Carrot Seed
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Little Finger CARROT Seed
Stock #: HSV2015     Price: $1.79
Matures in 65 Days
Carotte - Carota - Zanahoria

Out of Stock for the Season

EXTREMELY SWEET CARROT - MINIATURE: Little Finger Carrots are extremely sweet miniature carrots, good for eating whole, fresh or cooked. Cylindrical in shape with a blunt tip and very little core. Little Finger Carrots grow to approximately 3-1/2 to 4 inches long, 3/4 inch around.

SOWING ... Sow carrot seed outdoors as early in the spring as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 12 inches apart, spacing seed 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover carrot seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until carrot seeds begin to grow.

THINNING ... When carrot plants are 1 to 2 inches tall, thin to 2 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Little Finger Carrot seed is very slow to germinate, requiring up to 3 to 4 weeks depending on soil and temperature conditions. SEE GARDENING HINT BELOW.

REMARKS ... Some gardeners like to soak the seed a few hours before planting to aid in germination.HINT: Plant Radish seeds in the row with carrots. The radishes will sprout quickly to mark the row, and will mature and can be harvested before the carrots get too large.


Hart's Scarlet Nantes Carrot Seed
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Scarlet Nantes CARROT Seed
Stock #: HSV2016     Price: $1.39
Matures in 70 Days
Carotte - Carota - Zanahoria

Out of Stock for the Season

DEEP ORANGE ALL THE WAY THROUGH: Scarlet Nantes is one of the finest Carrots grown, of excellent quality, attractive shape and bright orange all the way through. Scarlet Nantes carrots has a delicious flavor either raw, cooked or frozen. Carrot roots grow 6 to 8 inches long, and are cylindrical and stump rooted.

SOWING ... Sow carrot seed outdoors as early as the ground can be worked. Plant in rows 12-15 inches apart spacing seeds 1/2 inch apart in the row. Cover carrot seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin to 2 to 3 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Scarlet Nantes carrot seed is very slow to germinate requiring up to 3 to 4 weeks, depending on soil and weather conditions. SEE GARDENING HINT BELOW.

REMARKS ... Some gardeners like to soak the carrot seed a few hours before planting to aid in germination. Make successive sowings of carrot seed up to mid July for full sized carrot roots for winter storage. HINT: Plant Radish seeds in the row with carrots. The radishes will sprout quickly to mark the row, and will mature and can be harvested before the carrots get too large.


Hart's Early Snowball Cauliflower seed
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Early Snowball CALIFLOWER Seed
Stock #: HSV2017     Price: $1.59
Matures in 60 Days From Setting Out Transplants
Chou-Fleur - Cavolfiore - Coliflor

Out of Stock for the Season

COMPACT, SOLID AND VERY WHITE: Large Early Snowball Cauliflower plants form delicious white heads. Cauliflower is used fresh in garden salads, on relish trays, or cooked as a delicious side vegetable dish.

SOWING ... For early cauliflower crop, start seed indoors 6 to 8 weeks before last frost date. For later crop plant directly outdoors in late Spring or early Summer. Space cauliflower seeds 2 inches apart in rows spaced 2 to 2-1/2 feet apart. Cover cauliflower seeds with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When cauliflower plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin or transplant 2 to 2-1/2 feet apart.

GERMINATION ... Early Snowball Cauliflower seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... When the large Early Snowball cauliflower heads are formed and hard, they should be blanched by drawing leaves together and tying.


Hart's Giant Pascal Celery seed - Heirloom
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Giant Pascal CELERY Seed (Heirloom)
Stock #: HSV2018     Price: $1.79
Matures in 110 Days
(- Sedano -)

Out of Stock for the Season

HEIRLOOM VARIETY: Giant Pascal Celery is a highly desirable Heirloom vegetable that may be served raw or cooked. Celery is popular on a garnish tray, sliced in a salad, or as a flavoring for delicious soups and hearty stews.

SOWING ... Plant celery seed indoors 8 to 10 weeks before danger of frost is past. Celery may also be started outdoors 2 to 3 weeks before frost free date. Plant celery seed 1/2 inch apart in rows 3 feet apart, covering celery seed with 1/8 inch fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When celery plants are 2 to 4 inches tall, thin to 2 inches apart, transplant in open, in rows 2 feet apart, spacing celery plants 6 inches apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Giant Pascal celery seed germinates in 14 to 21 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Giant Pascal Heirloom Celery prefers a sunny location. Water celery as needed by soaking ground around plants and fertilizing 2-3 times during season. Avoid planting celery seeds too deep as this is a frequent cause of poor germination. To blanch celery stalks, wrap with brown paper or heap with loose soil or shredded leaves.


Hart's Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage seed
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Bok Choy CHINESE CABBAGE Seed
Stock #: HSV2019     Price: $1.79
Matures in 45 Days

Out of Stock for the Season

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES: Bok Choy is delicious, easy to grow non-heading Chinese Cabbage and becoming a very popular vegetable. Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage is tender, sweet, crisp and delicious, The leaves are excellent in salads, the stalks can be sliced into salads like celery, or stalks and leaves can be stir-fried alone or with other vegetables or meat.

SOWING ... Plant Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage in spring as soon as ground can be worked, in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seeds 1 inch apart in the rows. Cover Chinese cabbage seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 18 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage seed germinates in 5 to 10 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... For continuous supply of Bok Choy Chinese Cabbage, plant every 2 to 3 weeks until weather gets hot, then again in late summer for a fall crop. Cut outside cabbage leaves when young or the entire cabbage plant when 10 to 14 inches tall.


Hart's Michihili Chinese Cabbage seed
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Michihili CHINESE CABBAGE Seed
Stock #: HSV2020     Price: $1.79
Matures in 70 Days

Out of Stock for the Season

ORIENTAL VEGETABLES: Michihili Chinese Cabbage is tender, crisp and sweet, with a pleasant spicy flavor. Chinese Cabbage is used like lettuce in salads, cooked like spinach, shredded for slaw, steamed or stir-fried. Plants are 16 to 20 inches tall. Heads about 4 inches across at base. Thick green leaves blanch creamy white inside. Michihili Chinese Cabbage is a sure header, and keeps well.

SOWING ... Michihili Chinese Cabbage is usually planted in mid summer for a fall crop. Plant in rows 2 feet apart, spacing seed 1 inch apart in the row. Cover Chinese cabbage seed with 1/4 inch of soil well pressed down.

THINNING ... When Chinese cabbage plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant, spacing plants 18 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Michihili Chinese Cabbage seed germinates in 5 to 10 days depending on soil and temperature conditions.

REMARKS ... For a fall crop, sow Michihili Chinese Cabbage (3 months) before first fall frost is expected. If sown too early, plants may bolt.


Hart's Belgian Endive CHICORY WITLOOF Heirloom seed
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Belgian Endive - CHICORY WITLOOF Seed (Heirloom)
Stock #: HSV2021     Price: $1.79
Roots are Dug in Fall or Winter to force "chicons".
(- Cicoria - Achicoria -)

Out of Stock for the Season

HEIRLOOM VARIETY: A European delicacy, Chicory Witloof, Belgian Endive is now very popular in America and this Heirloom variety is well suited for home garden production. Sweet and delicious, they are a welcome addition to any garden. Grow all season to produce sturdy roots. After tops die back in fall or winter, dig entire tap root and replant in moist soil deep enough to just cover the top of the root. Belgian Endive is excellent raw or lightly cooked.

SOWING ... Sow Chicory Witloof seed in early spring after danger of frost is past. Plant seed thinly in rows 24 inches apart.

THINNING ... Thin Chicory Witloof to 12 inches apart when plants are 2 inches tall.

GERMINATION ... Chicory Witloof seed germinates in 6 to 10 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Sturdy roots are essential to produce top quality chicons (Belgian Endive). Use deeply dug fertile soil. The leaves form a loose head similar to lettuce and should be left on throughout the season. When replanting roots for the winter, a black trash bag with holes punched in makes a good container. Tie off bag and store roots at 65 to 70 degrees F., periodically checking for soil moisture and growth. Harvest chicons when 4 to 8 inches long by cutting off just above the roots. Leave roots in place for possible second crop.


Hart's Catalonia Italian Dandelion Cicoria seed
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(Fagioli) - Italian Dandelion CICORIA Seed
Stock #: HSV2022     Price: $1.39
Matures in 65 Days
Catalonia - Radichetti (Asparaus Chicory)

Out of Stock for the Season

SALAD GREENS: This is the true Italian Dandelion grown extensively by the Italian people who use it for greens. The slender leaves are very tender when young and make delicious greens. Mix with other garden greens to make a tasty Mesclun salad for the dinner table

SOWING ... Plant Cicoria dandelion seed early in spring as soon as ground can be worked thru July. Space Cicoria dandelion seeds 1-2 inches apart in rows 1 foot apart and cover Cicoria seed with 1/8 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until dandelion seeds start to grow.

THINNING ... When the Italian Dandelion Cicoria plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin or transplant the Cicoria 8 to 12 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Catalonia Italian Dandelion: Cicoria seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... The Italian Dandelion Cicoria tops may be cut several times during the season. Use Cicoria raw in salads or cook like spinach.


Hart's Georgia Green Collards Seed
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Georgia Green COLLARDS Seed
Stock #: HSV2023     Price: $1.39
Matures in 70 Days
(- Chou - Cavolo - Verzatte -)

Out of Stock for the Season

SOUTHERN OR CREOLE COLLARDS: Georgia Green Collards is the original variety of non-heading type cabbage also known as Southern or Creole, this kind grows up to 3 feet tall producing large cabbage like leaves. Georgia Green Collards are very popular in the south, and growing in popularity in other regions. Georgia Green Collards are grown for its succulent and juicy leaves, that have a mild cabbage-like flavor.

SOWING ... Plant collard seed outdoors as soon as the ground can be worked. Plant seed in rows 3 feet apart and space seed 1 Inch apart in the row. Cover seed with 1/2 inch of soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow. Collards may be planted in mid summer for a late fall crop.

THINNING ... When collard plants are 2 to 3 inches tall, thin or transplant 2 feet apart in the row.

GERMINATION ... Georgia Green Collards seeds germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and weather conditions.

REMARKS ... Collards contains Vitamins A, B and Vitamin C. The flavor of this wholesome green is greatly improved after frosting. This collard variety will succeed where heading cabbages fail.


Hart's Vates Collards Seed
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Vates COLLARDS Seed
Stock #: HSV2024     Price: $1.39
Matures in 70 Days
(- Chou - Cavolo - Verzatte -)

Out of Stock for the Season

VERY RICH IN VITAMINS AND MINERALS: Collards are one of the most nutritious of all greens. Collards plants are easy to grow, tolerant of heat and cold and very rich in vitamins and minerals. The juicy collards leaves have a mild cabbage like flavor and are delicious boiled, steamed or as an addition to salads. Try some Collards this season in your garden...!

SOWING ... Sow collard seed outdoors as early as ground can be worked. Plant collards in rows 24 to 30 inches apart spacing seeds 1 inch apart in the row. Cover collards seed with 1/4 inch of fine soil, well pressed down. Keep soil moist until plants start to grow.

THINNING ... When collard plants are 3 to 4 inches tall, thin to 12 to 18 inches apart.

GERMINATION ... Vates collard seed germinates in 7 to 14 days depending on soil and temperature conditions.

REMARKS ... Collards contains Vitamins A, B, and Vitamin C. The flavor of this wholesome green is greatly improved after frosting.




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