Plant sales

How It Works

 

I grow seedlings/starter plants to give you a head start on creating an incredible garden. You can order them year-round, but they’re only available for pick up in May - June each year (with some exceptions for hardy perennials).

 

Use the form below to place your order. I’ll confirm that I’ve received your order and I’ll let you know when your starter plants are ready for pick up.

 

If I sell out of a particular plant for this year, I've noted it in the description below. 

 

Is there a plant you’d like to order, but you don’t see it listed below? Use the form to let me know about it. I’ll let you know if I can start that plant for you. 

Peppers, Tomato, Eggplant & Tomatillo plants

$5/each plant or 3 for $12 (while supplies last). 

Certified organic (Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm, Stewart Creek Food Forest, BCARA certification #03-03-154).

 

Sweet Peppers:

  • California Wonder: turns from green to red; sturdy and prolific bell pepper plant. 
  • Oranzhevoye Chudo: Sweet Orange bell pepper.  
  • Purple Beauty Pepper.  Striking colour and great taste.

Hot Peppers:

SHU = Scoville Heat Unit, a recognized measure of heat in peppers

  • Aleppo: Syrian heritage pepper, 10,000 SHU. Beautiful red crinkly peppers.  Nice heat fresh or dried.
  • Cherry Bomb: round, small fruit, great for adding to many dishes; pickling, stuffing, mild heat with only 2,500-5000 SHU.  The best!  Pick when green or red; heat builds as they turn red.  
  • Jalapeno: mild heat with only 2500-8000 SHU. Prolific! SOLD OUT FOR 2021!

Cherry Tomatoes

  • Brandywine Cherry: Ripens in 65 days from transplanting. Delicious complex flavour.
  • Gold Nugget: Cherry variety, beautiful golden colour; early ripening (60 days)and great for containers.  SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Matt's Wild Cherry: Heirloom, Mexican. Tiny, red, very sweet, full of flavor fruits in early season. Small seeded. Indeterminate. 60 days. Good blight resistance from sprawling plants.

Medium sized Tomatoes

  • Moneymaker: English heirloom, medium sized, late season ripening. 
  • Siletz: Early ripening, tasty, and reliable long producer (an improved version of Oregon Spring). 
  • Stupice: Heritage variety from the Czech republic; medium sized, tasty and firm; great for salads and slicing; early-season ripening and long producer.  Distinctive potato-leaf variety.

Large sized Tomatoes

  • Amish Paste: Heirloom, large paste variety, abundant; mid-late season ripening.  Great for canning!
  • Ana's Rose: large pink flesh, great tasting slicer.  Late season ripening.
  • Brandywine: Heirloom, very large, great slicing tomato with fantastic flavour and reddish pink colouring; large potato-leaved foliage. Late season ripening. SOLD OUT for 2021!

Eggplant: 

  • Traviata: Early, heavy producer over several weeks, shiny purple oblong fruit.

Tomatillo

  • Toma Verde: Green Tomatillo.  Very productive plant; keeps producing until frost!.  Necessary ingredient in Salsa Verde! Sold out for 2021!

Herbs

All herbs are certified organic (Yarrow Ecovillage Community Farm, Stewart Creek Food Forest, BCARA certification #03-03-154).

Prices as listed.

 

  • Anise Hyssop: (Korean mint/Agastache foeniculum) If you like licorice flavour—you’ll love this! Great for teas, adding to salads; pollinator plant; edible flowers.  Great fresh or dry for winter use. These start small, but grow up to 60 cm (2 ft).  They are short lived perennials, so they’ll overwinter and return for several years; sometimes self seeds.  Small 4 pack for $10 or $3/ea.
  • Basil, Genovese: The original pesto variety from Italy.  Keeps producing as you harvest it.  Grows to 45 cm and bushy. Small 4 pack, $10 or $3/ea. SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Basil, Emily: Compact, dwarf variety of Genovese.  Great for containers.  Keeps well in refrigerator after harvesting. (couldn't resist, as one of my granddaughters is named Emily and she loves basil!) Small 4 pack, $10 or $3/ea. SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Basil, Thai (Siam Queen): Add amazing flavour to stir-fries and fusion dishes.  Annual plant. Small 4 pack for $8 or $2.5/ea. 
  • Holy Basil/Tulsi: Fantastic for teas and in cooking! Annual plant. Use fresh or dry for winter use. Small 4 pack for $10 or $3/ea.
  • Celery: Annual plant; amazing crunch and flavour.  Sold in 4 pack for $6 or $2/ea. SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Chamomile, German: starts small, but grows to 60cm (2 ft). Grow for the gentle calming tea! Annual, but can self-seed.  Small 4 pack for $10.   SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Chives: perennial with edible flowers and great flavour.  Small plants $2/ea.
  • Italian Parsley: flat leaves, holds its flavour well when dried.  Great for fresh eating or dried.  Biennial. $2.5/ea. SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Lemon Balm: great for teas. Perennial and self-seeds.  $5/each.
  • Five varieties of Mints:
    • Apple mint
    • Chocolate mint     
    • Mojito mint
    • Orange mint
    • Peppermint

 Yes!  Mints do spread!  So, plant in a pot, or in an area it can take over.  Will provide you with an abundance of fresh and dried teas!  Perennial $5/each.

  • Marjoram: mild sister to oregano; enhances the flavours of foods. Perennial $5/ each.
  • Oregano: the classic Italian herb. Perennial $5/each.
  • Rosemary: not available this year. 
  • Sage: Culinary variety. So much more than a turkey stuffer! Perennial $3/each for small; $5/each for medium (limited quantities).  
  • Thyme, English: starts small in first year; winter hardy and drought resistant.  Delicous addition to so many dishes!  $5/ea for second year plants. 

Cucumbers, Melons and Squashes

CUCUMBERS  $4/each

  • Early Fortune: Heirloom variety, for fresh eating or pickling. Early, 55 days from transplanting. SOLD OUT for 2021! 
  • Sumter: Early, tasty, and great for fresh eating or pickling.

MELONS  $4/each

  • Richard's Melon: Saved seed from a local legend's famous canteloupe (grown out & saved 2 years in a row).  Ripens in mid-September in the Fraser Valley.  Sweet and delicious and easy to save your own seed for next year! SOLD OUT for 2021!

SUMMER SQUASH    $4/each

  • Yellow Crookneck Squash: Heirloom variety, delicious  & tender for summer eating, pick when young.  SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Jackpot Zucchini: very productive, bushy growth habit (not sprawling).  50 days from transplanting into your garden. SOLD OUT for 2021!

WINTER SQUASH    $4/each

  • Delicata: a small sized, thin skinned and great storage squash.  It is delicous roasted or stuffed.  Creamy white with green bands.  100 days from transplanting into your garden. SOLD OUT for 2021!
  • Flat White Boer Pumpkin: Heirloom.  A 'ghost' pumpkin, very distinctive looking, flat round.  Delicious for pies and other pumpkin delights.
  • North Georgia Candy Roaster (NGCR):Heirloom.  Large oblong with a pinkish yellow tinged skin and a green star at the tip.  This is a very tasty and long keeping storage squash.  Long vines, with only 1-2 squash per vine, so it takes up a lot of space, but is well worth trying if you have the room. Seeds originally purchased from Heritage Harvest Seeds in Manitoba.  I've grown this out and saved seed for over 10 years.  

Perennial Permaculture favorites

Artichoke, Imperial Star (Cynara scolymus): Large plants, hardy perennial when mulched in winter.  Produces up to 7-8 sweet tender buds in 1st season. Great for the pollinators with its stunning flowers!  Artichoke leaves are sometimes used in Bitters.  $5/each. SOLD OUT for 2021!

Comfrey (Symphytum officinale): Amazing soil enhancing plant; a dynamic accumulator--just cut it back several times over the growing season.  Watch out--if you dig around the roots, you get more plants!  It really does propogate from a small piece of root!  The polliinators love it too!  I always leave some to flower for the bees.  Planted to the north side of a fruit tree, it is handy to chop and drop right in place.  Also a medicinial plant for external use. $5/each.

Elderberry, Black (Sambucus nigra subsecies: Sambucus candensis, York).  Black Elderberry bush; fast growing, with medicinal flowers and berries.  Propogated from my  7 year old bushes.  Very fast growing. Will begin to flower and fruit within 3 years.  $10/each. Next available in Autumn 2021.

Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium): a self-seeding annual, with a distinctive smell; useful as medicinal and as a pest confuser.  $4/each. SOLD OUT for 2021!

Forsythia (Forsythia spp.): perennial bush with yellow edible flowers.  This is one of the first plants to flower in the spring and is a bee attractor (though it doesn't actually provide pollen) and it's a spirit lifter as we all await the growing season!  Fast growing, requires full sun to partial shade.  $7/each.

Lovage (Levisticum officinale): Very tall and bushy plant, up to 6 feet tall and 2-3 feet wide.  Strong celery flavoured leaves, fantastic to dry to flavour soups and stews all winter.  A great beneficial attractor (beneficial insects).  May self-seed.  $4/each.  SOLD OUT for 2021!

Maximilian Sunflower (Helianthus maximiliani): NOT available this year.

Motherwort (Leonurus cardiaca):  grows tall and wide and the bees love it in flower. Significant medicinal herb.  Self-seeds voraciously!  Perennial, $5/each. SOLD OUT for 2021!

Nodding Onion  $3/each.

Mullein (Verbascum thapsus): biennial plant.  Year 1-prostrate and wide.  Year 2 - develops a tall spike (up to 5 feet tall)  with yellow flowers; great for the pollinators and for medicine making.  The leaves are fuzzy and grey green, useful for medicine as well. ($4/each)

Sorrel (Rumex acetosa): Delicious early spring green, lemony, tart flavour.  Full of vitamins, great raw or cooked.  I love making Sorrel soup!  This plant can self seed if you let it, but then you have more plants!  Great to chop and drop to nourish the soil instead.  $5/each.

Valerian: (Valeriana officinallis)   $5/each. SOLD OUT for 2021!

Welsh Onion. Perennial clumping onion--like a green onion.  $2/each or 6 for $10.

Yarrow (Achillea millefolium): Fantastic beneficial attractor and dynamic accumulator plant.  Drought tolerant and spreads by roots and can self-seed.   Medicinal as well. $4/each.