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Cool Weather Organic Vegetable Seedlings for Spring planting

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The vegetables listed here prefer cooler growing conditions and will thrive in April and May- even through light frosts and cooler temperatures. Most leafy green veggies fall into this category. The plants listed here will be available for pick up and planting  after April 15 (if outdoor conditions allow...)  Nothing like harvesting your own lettuce and spinach in May after a long winter drought of fresh leafy greens! 

All vegetable seedlings come in 4 packs with the exception of leeks, onions , shallots, and scallions which come in 4" pots (expect ~20 plants/pot for these).

11 New Cool Weather Veggies for 2022! Artwork Broccoli, Astro Arugula, Tokyo Bekana Chinese Cabbage, Tatsoi Mild Mustard Greens, Buttercrunch Bibb Lettuce, Lovelock Summer Crisp Lettuce, Nancy Butterhead Lettuce, Red Sails Lettuce, Summer Mix Lettuce, and Alisa Craig Summer Yellow Onion, and Shanghai Bok Choy.

All plants are grown organically and sustainably from non-GMO (and mostly organic) seed at Daisy Hill Farm in Acton, MA.  Vegetables are listed in alphabetical order below.  

Arugula, Astro-NEW!

A favorite salad component.  A bit of spice, unique flavor, and superstar green color.  A must-have for spring salads.  If you let it go to seed in the summer, collect them and plant them in late summer for a fall crop!

Broccoli, Artwork-NEW!

One of our favorite customers highly recommended this variety this year and we are trying it out- broccoli that has amazing side shoots!  Thanks Bill!

Broccoli, Belstar

Belstar is a good broccoli for spring-fall while most other broccoli varieties are much better for fall production.  Smaller 6-8” heads followed by good side shoot production.  

Broccoli, De Cicco (heirloom)

Traditional Italian heirloom that shines in the side shoot production.  

Brussel Sprouts, Nautic

Planting sprouts in the spring yields sprouts in the fall.  Nutty green flavor improved by Frost.  Lop off tops of plants in September to encourage sprout development.  Plants require  a lot of space- at least 4 sq ft/plant for full size sprouts.

Cabbage, Chinese, Tokyo Bekana-NEW!

Non heading, fast growing chinese cabbage with crisp, buttery light green ruffled leaves.  Cut and regrow leaves.  Excellent for raw eating in salads or sandwiches or lightly sauteed.  

Cauliflower, Song

Johnny’s says: “Exceptionally sweet, early cauliflower. Green-stem cauliflower is popular in Asia, where it is commonly grown. Sweeter and more tender than standard white-stemmed varieties, and with longer stems that are exceptional for dipping. Kitchen prep work is quick, as a few knife strokes will cut most of the florets! Heads are typically harvested after florets have elongated and curds have started to separate”.  We grew this at DHF in 2021 and LOVED it- its is the only cauli we are growing in 2022.  

Chard, Bali Red Rhubarb

Improved red stemmed variety is stronger than those we have grown in the past.  Leaves are savoyed and their deep rich green contrasts with the fiery red of the stems and veins beautifully.  Harvest leaves all season long.


Chard:  Fordhook Giant

Wide white stems contrast the large dark green savoyed leaves.  High yielding, lasts entire season when you harvest the outer whorl of leaves and let the small ones in the middle grow larger! This chard has lovely huge leaves that are more mild than some of the colored varieties.

Chard: Rainbow Mix

Swiss chard is a relative of beets and is easy to grow.  Cut outer leaves and stems all season long for a beautiful rainbow set of “greens” .  Perfect for sautéing with garlic. Lasts entire season. We love the bright array of colors in this delicious chard and place the plants prominently in the garden amongst flowers and the feathery parsley for visual texture.

Collards, Champion

Looking for greens to grow through the summer heat?  Check out these collards with deep green-blue cabbage like leaves.  Waxy covering on leaves provides some protection from cabbage worms.  24-36” tall. Ours are still growing- even under the snow!

Greens: Tatsoi Mild Mustard-NEW!

A wonderful mild versatile green.  Harvest the outer whorl of leaves all season long.  Develops compact rosettes with mild brassica taste and really adores the cold.  Use raw or cooked.  An overlooked green, in our opinion. 

Kale, Darkibor

Cold-hardy all season kale.  Plant in the spring, harvest throughout the summer and fall and try to overwinter for the most delectible kale flowers the following spring. Very dark green crinkly and curly leaves. 

Kale: Dazzling Blue-NEW!

Beautiful cold hardy lacinato aka toscano aka dinosaur kale.  Excellent for raw kale salads.  Range of dusty green to purple.


Kale:  Red Russian (h)

Excellent all-around kale variety.  Stems have a purplish hue and leaves are light blue-green.  Harvest all season just like darkibor.  This is our favorite at Daisy Hill.  Perfect for second spring kale flowers too.

Kale: Toscano (h)

Also known as lacinato or dinosaur kale.  Plant once and harvest outer leaves throughout the whole season!  Darker, ruffled thick leaves. Great mild kale taste and excellent texture.

Kale:  Purple Curly

Incredibly green-deep purple curly kale leaves become more purple with colder temperatures.  Tasty sweet kale is the perfect edible ornamental.

Kohlrabi, Kolibri Purple

Violet skin and crisp smooth white flesh.  3-4” bulbs.  Fast growing and easy to grow.

Kohlrabi, Korist

Clean smooth skin with uniform 3” bulbs, has sweet flavor and crisp texture.    Fast growing and easy to grow.

Leek: King Richard

They start small, but these leeks will be large and ready to eat in the early fall. *

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Lettuce, Buttercrunch Bibb-NEW!

The classic bibb.  Crisp, sweet, bright green leaves that are slow to bolt.

Lettuce, Cracoviensis Looseleaf

Also called “asparagus lettuce”.  Red and green coloring on fast growing nice, crunchy leaves.  When it bolts, the leaves remain less bitter than other lettuces.  In China, the thick bolted stems are peeled and eaten like asparagus.

Lettuce, Jericho Romaine

Classic romaine.  Does better than most other romaines in the heat.  Crisp, juicy upright sword-shaped leaves.

Lettuce, Lovelock Summer Crisp-NEW!


From High Mowing Organic Seeds: "Heat tolerant whorls of bright green leaves with deep red coloring on the leaf margins. Heads close in late at maturity forming a dense, crisp head."


Lettuce, Mirlo Butterhead

From High Mowing:  Very large pale, green butterhead with luxurious appearance and excellent disease resistance. Broad heads packed with tender, buttery leaves have an especially soft and cloud-kissed look. Well-filled, dense heart and relatively early for its size.

Lettuce Mix (from High Mowing Gourmet Blend)

An assortment of colors and shapes makes for a delicious and beautiful salad.  

Lettuce, Nancy Butterhead-NEW!

Boston type butterhead with thick, smooth succulent leaves.  

Lettuce, Pirat

High Mowing Seeds says: “Tender heads with notably superior flavor and texture, blanched hearts and red-tinged outer leaves. Bested every other variety for taste and texture in our lettuce trials and also rates as one of the best butterheads” for disease resistance.

Lettuce, Red Sails-NEW!

AAS winner.  Fedco says "An attractive large plant with purplish red-splashed rosettes serrated with bubbled frills, Red Sails delivers lightly crunchy loves with good melting texture."  One of our favorites at the farm.  

Lettuce, Salad Bowl Looseleaf

This beautiful lettuce has bright-green frilly notched leaves form compact rosette.  

Lettuce, Saladin iceberg

Classic iceberg taste.  Tightly wrapped heads make for a great wedge salad.  One of the better lettuces for warm weather. 

Onion,  Alisa Craig Yellow Summer-NEW!

 Our first year growing this one!  It is famous for huge bulbs.  A summer onion that is wonderful fresh, but isn't intended for storage.

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Onion,  New York Early

Early Yellow onion, good for storage.

 

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Onion,  Red Cabernet

Good Red storage onion

 

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Onion, Sweet Walla Walla

 Sweet, summer onion, not for storage.

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Pac Choy, Bopack

Harvest as baby pac choy or let mature to full size (about 12” tall) Leaves are green and white and white stalk tastes like a mix of cabbage and chard.

Pac Choy, Shanghai-NEW!

Use for baby choy or full grown choy.  Dark green leaves with light green midribs.  These are great performers at our farm.  

Scallion: Purple

Beautiful purple bunching onions will come back year after year in your garden!  One of the first spring treats!*

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Scallions, Evergreen White Hardy (Heirloom)

We planted scallions at the farm 6 years ago and have been eating and dividng the ever-expanding patch since then.  They overwinter super well and are one of the first greens in the spring. Split the bulbs beginning in the second year to expand your own scallion patch!*

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Shallot, Matador

Large bulbs with nice paper skins are easy to process in the kitchen.  We wisk thin shallot slices into our homemade oil and vinegar salad dressing.*

*Leeks, onions, scallions come in a 4" pot with at least 20 individual plants-- not a 4-pack like the rest of the cool weather seedlings.  

Spinach, Escalade

Spinach is a cool-weather crop and does well in the spring and fall.  This variety will hold longer in the early summer than others.