Raíces EcoCulture Seedling Sale Fundraiser 2015

GROW YOUR OWN

IMG_2709Raíces Eco-Culture is holding its annual seedling sale so our community members and neighbors can grow their own food while supporting Raíces Eco-Culture programs. From tomatoes and cucumbers to broccoli and greens to bee friendly flowers and a selection of culinary and medicinal herbs, Raíces has planted and been growing over 90 varieties of seedlings from a range of organic, saved, heirloom and non-GMO seed this year.

Many of the seedlings will be transplanted into our Raíces micro-farm plots in New Brunswick, Piscataway and Bound Brook, but there are more than enough to go around for YOU to plant in your gardens and yards.  All seedling sales will support our Eco-Culture programs.  Please pre-order, as a limited number of each variety will be available.  Some of the frost-hardy, cool weather crops will be available May 5 and tender; warm weather crops will be available May 15.  Several later season herbs and flowers will not be available until June, but submit your order early to guarantee the plants you want are still available and reserved for you.

IMG_1920All of the varieties we grew this year are open-pollinated and non-hybrid, meaning that if you want to, you can save the seed.  If you are interested in seed saving and want to learn more about it, register for our Raíces Eco-Culture Seed Library.  We will help identify varieties that are easy for seed saving and provide you with growing and seed saving information and tips, as well as access to our seed library collection.

HOW TO ORDER
Seedlings for sale in the fundraiser will be first come first serve.  We will do our best to keep the plant list up-to-date, but if something is unavailable when you send your order, we will let you know.

***Please send your orders early by email to raices@raicesculturalcenter.org, listing the plants you would like to order and the quantity of each. We will contact you with total donation and let you know with anticipation about any changes to your order.***

Family plant pickup during our 2014 seedling sale fundraiser!

Family plant pickup during our 2014 seedling sale fundraiser!

PLANT PICKUPS

We will arrange several pickup dates and times in May and June at our community garden plots on Livingston Campus in Piscataway and at least two days in the farmers market parking lot in Highland Park.  Pickup days will be posted the first week of May, as well as emailed to everyone who has sent in an order.

If you have any additional questions, please feel free to email us at raices@raicesculturalcenter.org.

PLANT DONATION BREAKDOWN

Strawberry Plants
Strawberry Plants $1.50 or 5 for $7

Vegetables, Flowers and all types of Basil (mix and match)
Single plant – $1
6 plants – $5
20 plants – $15
Mix and match flats of 40 or more plants – 50 cents per plant

All herbs except basil
Single plant – $2
3 plants – $5
7 plants – $10
Mix and match flats of 20 or more plants -$1.50 per plant
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Vegetable & Basil Seedlings

Genovese Basil

Genovese Basil

Basil-Thai
Basil-Sweet/Genovese/Italian Mix (grown from mix of Heirloom and Organic Seed)
Basil-Windowbox Mini
Broccoli-Decicco (Heirloom, Organic Seed)
Cabbage-Brunswick (Heirloom)
Cabbage-Copenhagen (Heirloom, Organic Seed)
Cabbage-Perfection Savoy (Heirloom)
Cabbage-Red Express (Organic Seed)
Celeraic-Large Prague
Celery-Afina Cutting Celery
Chard-Rainbow Mix (Organic Seed)
Collards-Champion (Organic Seed)
Cucumber Bush Crop (Compact plants, great for containers)

Plant pickup during the 2014 seedling sale fundraiser.

Plant pickup during the 2014 seedling sale fundraiser.

Cucumber-Homemade Pickles Cucumber
Cucumber-Marketmore 76 (Slicer, Organic Seed)
Cucumber-National Pickling Cucumber (For pickles or fresh eating, Organic Seed)
Kale-Dwarf Blue Curled (Heirloom)
Kale-Vates (Curly Green, Organic Seed)
Kohlrabi-Early Purple Vienna Kohlrabi (Heirloom)
Melon-Honeydew Orange Flesh (Organic Seed)
Melon-Jenny Lind Melon
Onion-Henshiko Evergreen Hardy Bunching Onion (perennial)
Onion-Crimson Forest Bunching Onion

Pepper Seedlings

Pepper Seedlings

Pepper-Golden California Wonder Green/Yellow Bell (Organic Seed)
Pepper-Corno di Toro (***limited availability, Italian Bulls Horn for stir fries and salads, Heirloom)
Pepper-Hot Purira (***limited availability)
Pepper-Orange Habanero ***limited availability)
Pepper-Iko Iko Rainbow Bell (Purple, yellow, green, orange and red peppers, Organic Seed)
Pepper-King of the North Green/Red Bell (High yielding plants, good for shorter seasons, Organic Seed)
Watermelon – Congo


Ronde de Nice Zucchini

Ronde de Nice Zucchini

SUMMER SQUASH
Benning’s Patty Pan Squash
Yellow Squash Mix (mix of straight and crookneck varieties
Zucchini-Dark Green (Organic Seed)
Zucchini-Ronde de Nice (Heirloom, Organic Seed, Small round Zucchinis)

Tomato Seedlings

Tomato Seedlings

TOMATOES
DETERMINATE: (bush) varieties do not need pruning and may be grown with or without support; fruit ripens within a concentrated time period, then plants die back.
INDETERMINATE: (climbing) varieties should be staked, trellised, or caged, and pruned for best results; fruit ripens over an extended period, plant may continue producing until the first frost or first extended cold period.

Tomato-Black Cherry (***limited availability, dark purple, cherry tomato, ~1” fruits, indeterminate, Heirloom, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Brandywine Red (Large beefsteak tomato, the large indeterminate potato leaf vines produce deep-red fruits weighing up to 2 lb., Heirloom, Organic Seed)

Tomato Harvest

Tomato Harvest

Tomato-Cherokee Purple (beefsteak style, deep purple/red, can grow up to 9’, indeterminate, Heirloom)

Tomato-Green Zebra (green and yellow striped, mid sized, indeterminate, can grow up to 9’)

Tomato-Gold Cherry (Sweet yellow fruit all season long, indeterminate, Heirloom, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Golden Ponderosa (Golden yellow color and interior beefsteak, 1 lb. fruit, indeterminate, grows up to 8’, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Golden Sunbrust (early bright yellow small slicer, 3” fruit, indeterminate, Heirloom)

Goldie Tomato

Goldie Tomato

Tomato-Goldie (***limited availability. The plants produce fat, heavy, slicing tomatoes that only split when you slice them., grows to 6 ft., indeterminate, Heirloom)

Tomato-Manyel (***limited availability, [Manyel means “many moons”; reportedly of recent Native American origin.] Fruits look like yellow moons amidst the sparse green foliage. Creamy yellow tomatoes with sweet lemony flavor. Mid Sized Yellow, indeterminate, Heirloom)

Tomato-Matt’s Wild Cherry (based on original wild tomatoes from Hidalgo, Mexico. Tiny tomatoes with high sugar content, pick frequently to avoid cracking. Trellis or let sprawl from a large container, resistant to early blight, moderate resistance to late blight, indeterminate, Organic Seed)

Peacevine Cherry Tomatoes

Peacevine Cherry Tomatoes

Tomato-Peacevine Cherry (typical red cherry tomato, 1” fruits, large clusters, bred for nutritional content-high in Vitamin C and amino acids, 6’-8’, indeterminate, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Pink Brimmer (Large, meaty, pink-purple fruits can reach 2½ lbs. or more when well grown, indeterminate, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Pink German (The luxuriant potato-leaf plants give high yields of 1- to 2-lb, nearly seedless meaty fruit. Sweet, good for canning, freezing, slicing, juicing. Indeterminate, Heirloom, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Rutgers (Great for slicing and cooking into sauces and soups.  8oz red tomatoes, determinate, Organic Seed)

Tomato-San Marzano Paste Tomato (plum tomato, thinner and more pointed than Romas. The flesh is much thicker with fewer seeds, and the taste is stronger, sweeter and less acidic, indeterminate, Organic Seed)

Striped Cavem Tomato

Striped Cavem Tomato

Tomato-Striped Cavem (red and yellow/orange marbled skin, shape similar to small bell peppers, good stuffing tomato, indeterminateHeirloom, Organic Seed)

Tomato-Upstate Oxheart (huge, heart shaped, pink tomatoes, indeterminate, can grow to 10’ tall!)

Tomato-Yellow Pear Cherry (mild flavored, clusters of pear-shaped yellow cherry tomatoes, indeterminate, Heirloom, Organic Seed)

*Special tomato 4 pack available includes Brandywine, Rutgers, Matt’s Wild Cherry and Yellow Pear Cherry, 1 for $3, 2 for $5

Basil-Basil Bouquet Mix (6-pack of mixed basil varieties-could contain Genovese, Sweet, Thai, Lemon, Cinnamon and Purple basils) – $4/6 plants

Strawberries $1.50 per plant or 5 for $7

HERBS
(Available after May 15, some not available until June, herbs are generally Open Pollinated or propagated from root cuttings)

Calendula

Calendula

Anise Hyssop
Black Sesame
Borage (edible leaves and flowers, self seeds easily)
Dill (Organic Seed)
Catnip
Chives
Calendula (Organic Seed)
Cumin
Echinacea (Perennial, Feeds native pollinators & honeybees, Can be propagated by root cuttings in 2-3 years)
Elecampane
Feverfew-White Pom Pom (Biennial, Do not plant if you want to attract honeybees!)

Hyssop

Hyssop

Hyssop
Lemon Balm
Lovage (Perennial)
Marjoram
Motherwort (Biennia, self seeds)
Pennyroyal (Perennial)
Rhubarb-Glaskins Perpetual (Heirloom)
Rue (***limited availability)
Sage (Organic Seed)
Salad Burnet (Perennial, used as salad green)
Tarragon-Mexican (Edible flowers and foliage, Drought tolerant)
White Horehound (Grows in dry & poor soil)
Woad (Used for dying fabrics)

Bachelor's Buttons-Close Up

Bachelor’s Buttons-Close Up

Giant Marigold

Giant Marigold

FLOWERS
Alyssum-Carpet of Snow
Alyssum-Royal Carpet
Black Eyed Susan/Rudbeckia-Rustic Colors (Perennial)
Bachelor’s Buttons-Polka Dot Mix
Calendula
Cosmos-Carpet Mix
Dyer’s Saffron/Fake Saffron

Nasturtiums

Nasturtiums

Marigold-Day of the Dead/Giant Marigold
Marigold Medley (blend of French and African Marigolds)
Moonflower (Self seeds)
Morning Glory (Self seeds)
Nasturtium-Mix
Snapdragon-Tall Deluxe Mix
Zinnia-Gift Zinnia & Red Scarlet (both red varieties, Open Pollinated, Organic Seed)

 

***Daffodil and tulip bulbs will be available in the fall, $1 per bulb for 8 or $5, preorder now to reserve your bulbs.


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