1 The seedlings for vegetables and flowers are growing extremely well in the greenhouse.
2 Cauliflower - Cassius and Purple
3 The large, dense heads of Cassius have a rich and nutty flavor.
4 Purple cauliflower's color is due to the presence of the antioxidant anthocyanin, which can also be found in red cabbage and red wine. It has a pleasant mild flavor.
5 Broccoli - Arcadia and Gypsy
6 Both Arcadia and Gypsy produce heavy, firm, dark green heads.
7 Celeriac - Giant Prague and Brilliant
8 Celeriac, or root celery, is grown for its gnarly root. When peeled, the white flesh is superb in purées and soups.
10 Lovage leaves have an excellent, warm flavor, sort of a cross between celery and anise and it's delicious in soups and stews.
11 Three red onions - Tropea Tonda, Shonan, and Bruswick
12 Brunswick is a deep red-to-purple flattened type of onion that is very mild and sweet. I love growing many types of onions.
13 Three varieties of leeks - Carentan, Bandit, and King Richard
14 Leeks are members of the onion family and rather than forming tight bulbs like onions, leeks produce long cylinders of bundled leaf sheaths. They have a very pleasant mild onion flavor.
15 Artichoke - Imperial Star
16 Imperial Star is specifically bred for annual production. The plants produce well-developed artichokes the first year from seed.
17 Catnip to fill in the bare spots in the catnip border
18 Culinary herbs - This is peppermint, will be planted in a sunny out of the way area, as mint has a tendency to take over.
22 And summer savory
23 Formosa Lily - These seeds are from my very own plants!
24 Formosa lilies boom in late August through early October, bearing eight or more 10-inch-long, deliciously scented, pristine-white trumpets upon each stem.
25 Foxglove - Digitalis purpurea
26 Lovely foxglove is a biennial, forming a rosette of leaves the first year and a flower spike the second. The flowers are numerous, ranging from lilac to various shades of pink.
28 Delphiniums are gorgeous perennials grown for their showy spikes of colorful summer flowers in shades of blue, pink, white, and purple. They are extremely popular in cottage-style gardens and cutting gardens.
29 Honesty or money plant
30 Honesty was brought to America by the Puritans and is also called Judas' Penny and Moonwort. The seed pods are used in dried flower arrangements.
31 Dianthus - Siberian Bluet
32 Siberian Blues is a compact perennial, forming bushy mounds of bluish evergreen foliage and a sea of pretty mauve-blue flowers. It's an ideal plant for borders, rockeries, and containers.
33 Lavender - These plants are actually growing from seed that my father collected from his plants in the early 1960s! I happened upon a vial with his writing on it.
34 Highly fragrant lavandula, lavender, is a member of the mint family and is grown commercially in temperate climates for the extraction of essential oils.
35 We go through quite a bit of this Metro-Mix Professional Growing Mix.
36 This is Wilmer emptying the bag into the stainless bin.
37 As the seedlings outgrow the seed starters, they are transferred to larger pots. As you can see from these photos, someone has been very busy. These are Chinese Lanterns.
38 Chinese Lanterns are grown for the 2-inch wide papery pods or "calyxes" that turn bright orange in the autumn.
39 Wilmer carefully lifts the plant out of the starter tray. Notice its well-established roots. The new pot is filled with the planting mix and a hole was formed.
40 He gently lowers the roots into the hole.
41 He then firms up the soil around the plant.