Open House: How to preorder your starts

For the last two years, we have organized an open house gathering for our friends, family and neighbors.  It has proven to be a ton of fun!  We’ve gotten to know our neighbors, mingle with friends, make new friends, talk chickens and gardening.  Last year we had our plant sale and were able to recoup the cost of our purchased seeds. This April we plan to have our 3rd annual open house!

We are very excited, and have started our first batch of seeds earlier than ever this year, and it has been a resounding success!  Most of the plants are thriving.  For the first time, we will use many of our own seeds. That means we won’t have a lot of expenses to account for, so the sale will be donation based (pay what you can/want).  The goal is to make sure everyone has fun and leaves with veggie starts.

We would prefer to take orders ahead of time, so I can plan better and offer more variety or desired plants. Last year, we ended up with a lot of spicy peppers, way more than we could put to use.  Of the seeds we can offer, many were preserved by me. Most of the rest will be from Seed Savers Exchange, and maybe a couple of other, small seed houses, with unique offerings. The following is a list of what is currently available:


  • Tomato Costoluto Genovese
  • Amish Paste
  • Japanese Trifele Black
  • Gold Medal
  • Paul Robeson
  • Kellogg’s Breakfast
  • Beam’s Yellow Pear
  • Rentonian (a Homestead in the Suburbs exclusive!(HitS))
  • Green Zebra
  • Yellow Tomato
  • Big Red


  • Aurora
  • Maule’s Red
  • Bulgarian Carrot
  • Joe’s  Long Cayenne
  • Chervena Chushka
  • Feher Ozon Paprika
  • Sweet Yellow Pepper
  • Ancho Pepper ours
  • Red Sweet Bell

–Other Nightshades–

  • Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherries
  • Tomatillo

–Summer squash–

  • Black beauty zucchini
  • Patty Pan squash

–Winter Squash–

  • Loft House Landrace Moschata (from Oregon)
  • Delicata – (HitS)
  • Australian Butter -(SSE)
  • Pie pumpkin-(HitS)
  • Red Kuri -(SSE and HitS)


  • Long Chinese

–Onion (from seeds)–

  • Yellow Borettana


  • Russian Pickling
  • Armenian


  • Tat Soi
  • Lacinato Kale
  • Smooth German Kale
  • Swiss Chard (Five Color)
  • Backland Bly Orach


  • Cylindra


  • French Breakfast


  • Cumin
  • Epazole
  • Lemon Mint
  • Stevia
  • Sweet mace
  • Cilantro
  • Thai Basil


  • Salsify
  • Garden Huckleberry
  • Sunberry

If you see something you like, send me a  FB message.  You can also personally message me or send me an email at This is only for local peeps as you will have to come and get your starts.

If there is something you like but don’t want to come mingle with us or the day we choose (TBA) won’t work for you…let me know and I can set something aside for you  🙂 About to go outside and do some planting!  My favorite time of the year!!

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