Seed Collection, Container and Small Space
You can plant and harvest a lot in even a small space. Six seed packets in a gift-able package.
You can plant and harvest a lot, even in a small space. These essentials will make the most out of every inch of your yard, and they are prime for containers, too!
Collection contains one packet of each variety:
- Scarlet Nantes Carrot (250 seeds)
- Grandma Hadley's Lettuce (250 seeds)
- King of the North Pepper (25 seeds)
- Silvery Fir Tree Tomato (25 seeds)
- Rhubarb Red Swiss Chard (100 seeds)
- Empress of India Nasturtium (25 seeds)
Please note: In the event of a seed packet shortage, we will substitute a variety. Rest assured—you're still getting six great varieties!
Scarlet Nantes Carrot
Also known as Early Coreless, this variety stores well and adapts well to different conditions. Its cylindrical roots are 7" long with blunt tips, and its fine-grained, bright red-orange flesh is nearly coreless, offering great flavor that’s sweet and crisp. Good when used as baby carrots, and excellent for freezing and juicing. Dating to the 1850s, the variety was developed in France by the seed company Vilmorin. 65-75 days.
Grandma Hadley's Lettuce
Donated to SSE in 1988 by Pam Andrew of Arizona. It was given to her by her 85-year-old great-aunt, Flossie Cramer, of Crawford County, IL. Flossie's grandmother, Emma Hadley, grew the lettuce when Flossie was a child (around 1915). It was a family favorite used in a wilted lettuce salad with hot bacon dressing. The dark purple tinged leaves are buttery, crisp and slightly sweet. Butterhead, 40-50 days.
King of the North Pepper [Sweet]
This red bell pepper is the best variety for northern gardens where the seasons are cool and short. Full-figured, uniform fruits are excellent for stuffing or fresh eating and have a great, sweet flavor. Our stock originated from Fedco Seeds in Waterville, Maine. 70 days from transplant.
Silvery Fir Tree Tomato [Slice]
Traditional Russian variety with distinctive carrot-like silvery-gray foliage on compact 24" plants. Heavy crops of round, slightly flattened 3-3½" red fruits. Unique decorative variety that is a real eye-catcher. Does well in hanging baskets or on patios. Introduced by Seed Savers Exchange in 1995. Determinate, 60 days from transplant.
Rhubarb Red Swiss Chard
A member of the beet family grown for its edible leaves and stalks. Deep crimson stalks and leaf veins contrast beautifully with dark green heavily crumpled leaves. Ornamental and delicious, excellent in soups and stews. 50-60 days.
Empress of India Nasturtium
(Tropaeolum minus) This classic Victorian nasturtium has dark blue-green foliage and brilliant crimson flowers on 12-14" plants. This variety has been grown in the United States since the 1890s, and today it is perfect for everyone’s favorite contemporary gardening method: containers. Beyond the garden, the edible flowers and leaves can add style and color to plates as a garnish—or as a peppery addition to salads and pastas. Hardy annual.