SEEDS

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In  2013 we grew 3-4 cultivators of many different  vegetables  from “store bought organic seeds” then selected those that RR#7 Farmstead can’t do without because of their taste and versatility.. We grew last years crops from those saved seeds and saved some for this years crop.

For the 2015 season RR#7  Farmstead is pleased to offer; six different open pollinated seeds

Packets are $3 each plus shipping charges, while quantities last,buy all 6 and only pay $15.

contact us at seeds@rr7farmstead.ca

 

6 Row Hulless Purple Barley

Given to us by Dan ‘from Salt Spring Island seeds

This is a hulless barley, easy to thresh by hand. Great for cooking or to use as a fall cover crop.

Hulless Austrian Pumpkin

Not only does this gem from the Styrian valley in Austria Pumpkin produce lovely round and colorful pumpkin that works as wonderful Jack O Lanterns, but it is a fabulous tasting pumpkin that is more similar to a winter squash. It does fairly well with late season blight but the real bonus are the delicious and hulless seeds.  Once the seeds are cleaned,  a very light roasting brings out the rich flavors but isn’t necessary as the seeds can be eaten after being air dried.   The oil from the seeds is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and is valued as much for its health properties as its rich intense flavor.

Black Jet Soybean

Before turning black in their final stage of maturity, these soybeans ca be eaten as luscious steamed green edamame or as a fresh cooked addition to your summer salads.  As they turn black at the close of the season, they are ready to be picked and dried for long term storage.  Once dried, these soybeans provide you with a whole new realm of cooking possibilities with everything from your own black bean paste or to be used in your favorite baked bean recipe! 

Japanese Soybean (Hakucho)

The biggest and best tasting edamame we have found. Simply marvelous; these Japanese-bred soya-beans are easy to grow regardless of the conditions and make an attractive addition to your garden. 

 Yellow Corn

This is a native yellow corn, non hybridized and able to bred true. If you save the seeds and plant next spring you will always have the same corn. It taste more corny then modern corn and we have been told much better. At last years farmers market, the second time we picked it, we sold out before we were able to set up our stall. It is able to grow and produce in poor soil but does much better in great soil.

Lazy Housewife Beans

The ‘Lazy Wife’ bean, which dates from at least 1882, is prolific and set beans in clusters which make it easy to pick plus, they are the first true string-less bean.

A late-season pole variety that is often slow to start climbing. It produces an abundance of large, medium-green leaves followed by medium-green pods that measure five and one-half to six inches long. They contain five to seven beans, which are white with light gray veins. Picked young, for green beans, they are brittle, fine-textured, and have a fine flavor. ‘Lazy Wife’ also produces first-rate shelling beans, if the pods are left to ripen a little longer. They also make a nice dried bean..

Lazy Housewife climbs to a max height of 8.12 feet (that’s 2.50 m) and is fairly low maintenance and easy to grow.

 

 

 

 


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