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Bachelor Buttons | The Good Seed Company
Bachelor Buttons
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This hardy heirloom is the old-fashioned blue flowered variety, and used to be called corn flower. Adored by bees, butterflies and other pollinators, it grows 3 feet tall and blooms all summer. A wonderful cut flower (it is the canonical lapel flower), the 1-1.5” blossoms also are edible, with a light, spicy clove-like flavor. Flowers make attractive blue food dye, and have medicinal value.

Beet - Cylindra | The Good Seed Company
Beet - Cylindra
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This stout dark red "carrot-shaped" beet dating from about the 1880's is excellent for pickling, slicing, juicing and dehydrating. Roots are about 6-8 inches long and grow well in cool climates and alkaline soils. Can plant close together, and greens are sweet.

Beet - Detroit Dark Red | The Good Seed Company
Beet - Detroit Dark Red
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The classic beet. Round, red and vigorous with tasty nutrient-rich greens and roots. A true heirloom first introduced in 1892. Stores and cans well, can last all winter in root cellar. Grows well in cool climates and alkaline soils.

Beet - Early Wonder | The Good Seed Company
Beet - Early Wonder
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This is a beet for beet green enthusiasts. The beets are delicious...and the greens are sublime. Early vigorous producer of tall shiny green leaves with red veins. The beets themselves are red, slightly flattened and very sweet.

Cabbage - Red Acre | The Good Seed Company
Cabbage - Red Acre
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Beautiful deep red cabbage with hard compact heads and great flavor. Direct sowing seeds for later fall harvest produces smaller heads that store well through winter. Leaves make a pretty blue dye.

Calendula | The Good Seed Company
Calendula - Pot Marigold
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This hardy self-seeding heirloom, aka “pot marigold,” is a must-have for every home garden. Prolific, long-lasting bright orange flowers that are delicious to eat, make excellent dye plants, and provide antiseptic, anti-inflammatory and wound healing qualities as a treasured, topical medicinal.

Carrot - Nantes | The Good Seed Company
Carrot - Nantes
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This handsome scarlet sweet-tasting heirloom carrot dates from about 1870 although it has been often improved. This variety is a core-less variety. It is our favorite for eating and juicing, due to its flavor, crispness and juiciness. 6-7” cylindrical and blunt-shaped roots. It is a good keeper and retains its flavor in storage.
Carrot - Royal Chantenay | The Good Seed Company
Carrot - Royal Chantenary
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These carrots are famous for their sweet flavor which holds up well in cooking. An heirloom introduced to the US from France in the 1800’s these large, thick, blunt carrots pull easily, store well in the root cellar, and grow well in heavy soils.,We think they the best over-all choice for a homestead.
Coreopsis - Lanceleaf | The Good Seed Company
Coreopsis
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This lovely hardy perennial is great in wildlife settings and in open sunny garden spots. Pretty, bright yellow flowers with scalloped petals and russet centers. Grows 2-3 feet tall in average,well drained soils. Butterflies adore them. Excellent cut flower and dye plant. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.
Delphinium | The Good Seed Company
Delphinium - Pacific Giant
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This heirloom perennial produces a truly spectacular flower. Plants grow a good 6-8 ft tall with 1 to 1.5 ft-long flower spires of rich hues of blues and white. They love our northern summer climate and are a huge hit as cut fresh or dried flowers. Particularly striking when planted in masses. A hummingbird favorite. Beautiful permaculture, polyculture, and homestead plant.
Greens - French Sorrel | The Good Seed Company
Greens - French Sorrel
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(Rumex acetosa) This old-world perennial is an early spring green with crisp, arrow-shaped leaves and a lightly tart, lemony flavor. Moreover, it is fabulously nutritious, as the deep roots pull nutrients up into the leaves. Makes a great edible pasture cover crop. Plant it once and you’ll have it each spring. Roots also make a good fabric dye. A favorite for the permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden.


Greens - Purple Orach | The Good Seed Company
Greens - Purple Orach
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Purple Orach is a favorite here at Good Seed. Also known as Mountain Spinach, this nutritious, easy-to-grow heirloom is an amaranth family member and, once established, will reseed itself. It is up before the spinach in the spring and provides a colorful and vitamin-rich addition to spring salads and soups. Does not bolt readily and does not get bitter with age. Valued medicinal and dye plant. A favorite for permaculture, polyculture and homestead gardens.


Herb - Borage | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Borage
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Large (3 ft tall) plant with a profusion of bright blue flowers all summer long, adored by bees, making borage a favorite of beekeepers. Young leaves and flowers have a delicate cucumber-like flavor, delightful in summer drinks, cold soups, and salads. Potassium-rich herb long valued as a medicinal by herbalists. Excellent companion plant. Flowers make pretty blue food and fabric dye.
Herb - Celandine | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Celandine
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This herbaceous perennial, now a naturalized wildflower, was imported by European settlers in the 1600’s because of its myriad medicinal values. A member of the poppy family, it was used for treating skin ailments, improving eye sight, alleviating tooth aches, tonifying the liver and as anti-cancer medicinal, among others. Plant sap also useful fabric dye. Shade-loving woodland plant with pretty yellow flowers in spring and early summer. Pollinator friendly. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden plant. Also known as Celandine Poppy and Wood Poppy.

Herb - Chamomile - German | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Chamomile - German
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An annual form of chamomile that is a treasured medicinal. Prolific petite daisy-like flowers on 12-inch stalks bloom all summer. Plants spread quickly, making a fragrant apple-scented pollinator friendly carpet. Excellent companion and fabric dye plant. Rich source of potassium, calcium and sulfur due to tap root; valuable dynamic mineral accumulator. Reseeds readily. Prized permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.
Herb - Echinacea purpurea | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Echinacea purpurea
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Versatile perennial native to the American prairie, treasured through the centuries for its medicinal value. Aka “purple coneflower,” it produces pretty daisy-like blossoms up to 4” across June through August. Equally at home in a formal garden or a meadow. Flowers and roots useful fabric dyes. A prized homestead plant.
Herb - Elecampane | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Elecampane
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Giant deer-resistant, pollinator-friendly perennial (up to 5 ft), native to central Asia, with large tobacco-like leaves and bright yellow flowers. Root valued by homesteaders over the centuries as dye source and proven medicinal for remedying bronchial and digestive issues. Rich source of inulin. A favorite for permaculture, polyculture and homestead gardens.
Herb - Figwort | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Figwort
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Aka “woods figwort” and “Rose Noble” this hardy perennial is valued as a medicinal and pollinator plant around the globe. Grows to about 2 ft, with copper-colored flowers blooming July-September. Useful homestead, permaculture and polyculture plant.

Herb - Gumweed | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Gumweed
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Aka “curlytop” or “Curlycup” gumweed. An aromatic, drought-tolerant medicinal native to the western US. Valued late season native bee pollinator, flowering through September. Grows to about 3 ft, with yellow, daisy-like flowers. Flower bud resin prized in teas and tinctures for treating asthma and as topical remedy for poison oak and poison ivy.

Herb - Mallow | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Mallow
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Herbaceous, naturalized, bushy multi-functional perennial. Highly prized medicinal and food source - all parts are edible and full of nutrients due to plant’s tap root, which helps accumulate minerals and trace nutrients in the leaves. Fiber source for cordage and cloth, and valued dye plant. Bee pollinator plant with attractive flowers for cutting. Valued permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.

Herb - Motherwort | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Motherwort
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Highly prized cold hardy medicinal biennial. Well-known for balancing cardiovascular dysfunctions and promoting easy childbirth. Also valued dye plant and source for fragrant essential oil. Flowers are pretty in arrangements and tasty additions to soups and teas. Bee pollinator plant. Chinese herb name is Yi mu cao. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant. Good container plant.

Herb - Native Stone Seed | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Native Stone Seed - Western Gromwell
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Aka "Western Gromwell" and "Western Stone Seed", this Native herbaceous cold hardy perennial is a member of the borage family. Its root is a long-prized medicinal with anti-viral and antiinflammatory properties, and also is a valued red dye source. Pollinator friendly, with long tap root and beautiful shiny, hard, milk-colored seed “stones”. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden plant.

Herb - Nettle | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Nettle
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Aka “Stinging Nettle” because of the skin irritating “hairs” on its leaves, this herbaceous perennial is a prized multi-use medicinal and multi-function plant. Tap root loads up new leaves with vitamins, minerals and nutrients. When cooked, leaves lose their hairs and make an early season nutritional treat. Tea used as a whole body tonic. Also a pollinator friendly dye plant and fiber source for cordage and cloth. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.

Herb - Parsley - Moss Curled | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Parsley - Moss Curled
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The classic curled parsley, with dark green leaves and compact structure, this vigorous producer has a subtle, sweet flavor and is packed with vitamins and iron pulled up by its long tap root. Valued by herbalists for centuries as a digestive aid and diuretic. We think a handful of raw parsley each day will keep the doctor away and do amazing things for your skin. Attracts butterflies and good companion for peas, peppers, tomatoes and carrots. Leaves and root also are a good fabric dye source.

Rama Tulsi - Holy Basil | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Rama Tulsi - Holy Basil
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3,000 year-old aromatic medicinal and sacred ceremonial plant, aka “Holy Basil”, treasured in the Ayurvedic tradition. Well-characterized mint family member adaptogen that rebalances a host of disorders, including inflammation, arthritis, heart disease, and cancer. Immune system enhancer. Typically ingested as a tea from leaf or flowers, or by essential oil application. Pollinator friendly dye plant that is a good companion for nightshades. Prized permaculture, polyculture and homestead container plant.

Herb-Sage | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Sage
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Easy to grow sun-loving hardy Mediterranean perennial introduced to North America by European colonizers. Treasured culinary and medicinal herb for centuries. Pretty purple flower spikes adored by bees and butterflies. Excellent insect-repelling companion plant and valued dye plant. Commonly known as "Garden Sage".
Showy Milkweed | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Showy Milkweed
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Aka “Silkweed”, this tall, cold hardy perennial herb is a long valued medicinal. Grows up to 5 ft, with fragrant, showy pink flowers that are a prized butterfly food source and nice cut flower. Flower buds and young shoots are nutritious and tasty thanks to plant's long tap root which brings minerals and micro-nutrients up from the soil's depth. Fiber and seed floss are valued as cordage, paper and cloth resources, and flowers make good fabric dyes. Great in a naturalizing wildflower garden. Essential host plant and food source for Monarch butterfly. Prized permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.

Herb - St John's Wort | The Good Seed Company
Herb - St John's Wort
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Shrubby, deer-resistant perennial herb that grows to 2 ft and 18-inches wide. Native to Europe and treasured through the centuries by fabric dyers for its brilliant red pigment and by herbalists for its medicinal value. Used topically for alleviating muscle pain and sunburns. Teas valued as nervous system tonics. [No Montana sales; no shipping to California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington or Wyoming]
Herb - Tobacco | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Tobacco
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Tall herbaceous annual, native to the New World. Traditionally prized as a ceremonial smoke medicine plant - one of four sacred plants, together with sweet grass, cedar and sage. These sacred plants are used in ceremony to connect consciously with Spirit on Earth. Leaves also used medicinally and as dye plant. Pollinator friendly plant with fragrant flowers; good companion plant for brassicas. Nicotine in plant also useful as insecticide. Valued permaculture, polyculture, homestead plant.
Herb - Zi cao | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Zi Cao - Asian Stone Seed - Gromwell - Arnebia
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Aka "Gromwell," "Stone Seed" or "Arnebia", this Asian counterpart to Western Gromwell is a well characterized and treasured Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) perennial herb. The root is associated with the Heart and Liver meridians and has sweet and cold properties. Medicinal roots are harvested in year 3. Pollinator friendly dye plant. Good permaculture, polyculture, homestead plant.

Hollyhock | The Good Seed Company
Hollyhock
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This elegant, easy-to-grow heirloom is a cottage garden favorite for good reason: grows to 6 ft on stout stems with a profusion of flowers in a rainbow of colors that bloom July-September. Bees, butterflies and humming birds adore them, AND the flowers are edible, make beautiful dyes and both leaves and flowers have valuable medicinal properties. Long tap root pulls up body-nourishing minerals and micro-nutrients. A permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite. What’s not to like?

Russell Lupine | The Good Seed Company
Lupine - Russell
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This hardy perennial is well worth your while. A nitrogen-fixing, easy-to-grow legume that self-sows readily and enjoys cool summers, this tall (30-in) plant provides long-lasting flower spikes in luscious shades of salmon, lavender, blue, orange and lemon beginning in the second year. Bees and butterflies love them. Blue lupines in particular make useful fabric dye. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.
Marigold - Tall | The Good Seed Company
Marigold-Tall
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This hardy self-seeding heirloom, aka “African Marigold” is a must-have for every home garden. Prolific, pollinator friendly, long-lasting bright orange flowers make great companion plants, cut flowers and fabric dye.

Sweet Pepper - Paprika | The Good Seed Company Hungarian Boldog
Pepper, Sweet - Paprika Hungarian Boldog
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True Hungarian paprika, with a spicy sweet robust flavor and touch of heat. Makes a beautiful red spice when ground, great for cooking or in a shaker on the table. Loaded with carotenoid antioxidants and vitamin A for enhancing healthy cell development and eyesight. Chopped fresh paprika also makes a pretty yellow fabric dye.

Poppy - California | The Good Seed Company
Poppy - California
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This hardy poppy is a beautiful, easy to grow long-blooming wildflower. Self seeds readily to produce masses of pollinator friendly bright orange blossoms. A dynamic mineral accumulator due to the plant's tap root, bringing nutrients up to the leaves which,when young are a delicious source of nutrients. The whole plant can be used for dying. Treasured medicinal for calming the nervous system. Valued permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.

Poppy - Chesaw Mix | The Good Seed Company
Poppy - Okanagan Mix
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This is a mix of poppy seed from GSC’s Chesaw trial gardens in the Okanogan Highlands. A mix of all sorts of hardy poppies that will go wild in your garden and come back on their own if you let them self-seed. A riotous bouquet of colors that blooms all summer. At home in a formal garden or naturalizing in a meadow. Young leaves make tasty and nutritious greens for salads and stir-fries. Lovely cut flowers. Also known as Shirley and Oriental Poppies. Plants are source for herbal remedies and fabric dyes. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.
Poppy Seed Mix | The Good Seed Company
Poppy - Poppy Seed Mix
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Also known as “Garden Poppy’ and “Opium Poppy”, this fast-growing annual is the source of sweet poppy seeds used in baking. Showy, pollinator friendly blossoms all summer in a range of colors are valuable dye plant sources. Young leaves picked before seed pod sets make a tasty treat raw or cooked and are a good mineral source due to plant’s tap root. At home in a formal garden or naturalizing in a meadow. Historically a valued medicinal all over the globe. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite. (No shipping to West Virginia)

Radish - Cherry Belle | The Good Seed Company
Radish - Cherry Belle
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This classic red radish - round, crisp, crunchy and peppery, comes to us from Holland. It’s one of the fastest foods you can grow, and has great flavor. Fun for kids to grow since they give such quick results, and they eat them right out of the garden! The greens are full of nutrients, thanks to the long tap root, and are tasty in sautés, stir-fries, soups and stews. They also make a pretty yellow fabric dye.
Rhubarb | The Good Seed Company
Rhubarb
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Treated as a fruit, this hardy, long-lived perennial heirloom vegetable is also highly valued as a medicinal and has been a garden staple for centuries. A deep rooted dynamic accumulator that loads the edible stalks up with vitamins (esp. vitamins B, C and K) and minerals (esp. calcium). Excellent source of fiber and antioxidants. Good companion plant to brassicas and useful dye plant. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden essential.

Snapdragon | The Good Seed Company
Snapdragon
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A garden favorite since the 1700’s. Native to the Mediterranean, Thomas Jefferson documented their growth in his experimental trial gardens. Cold-hardy plant that grows to 2-feet with a bright array of fragrant flowers in shades of yellow, orange and red that often are still blooming when the snow falls. Wonderful in flower arrangements. Pollinator friendly garden dye plant. Bonus: edible blossoms!

Spinach - Abundant Bloomsdale | The Good Seed Company
Spinach - Abundant Bloomsdale
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An improved variety of the classic Bloomsdale, bred for organic farmers by Organic Seed Alliance (OSA) in partnership with organic farmers. Thick, dark green, succulent, glossy crinkled leaves on upright plants with rich, sweet flavor. Vigorous cold- and heat-tolerant producer. Released through Open Source Seed Alliance (OSSI). This is an OSSI-pledged seed, see below.

OSSI-Pledged Seed: A portion of sales from this variety goes back to the breeder. By purchasing this seed you agree to the OSSI pledge: You have the freedom to use these OSSI-Pledged seeds in any way you choose. In return, you pledge not to restrict others’ use of these seeds or their derivatives by patents or other means, and to include this pledge with any transfer of these seeds or their derivatives.

Spinach - Bloomsdale | The Good Seed Company
Spinach - Bloomsdale
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This is the classic open-pollinated spinach with very good flavor, dating back to the 1820's. Thick glossy leaves are dark green and lightly crinkled. They stand upright for easy picking, and the flavor is rich and sweet. Fresh chopped leaves also make attractive green fabric dye. Vigorous production that doesn’t bolt in the heat of summer.

Sunflower - Mammoth | The Good Seed Company
Sunflower - Mammoth
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This Russian sunflower dates from 1888 and deserves the title “Mammoth”. It can grow 10' tall with 12" flowers. You can eat the seeds or they make an excellent natural bird feeder if left out for winter. Historically used by indigenous people as source of cooking oil. Just a great big old-fashioned sunflower that grows well in our northern climate. (No shipping to Iowa)
Herb - Sweet Annie | The Good Seed Company
Sweet Annie
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Aka known as Qing-hao in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Highly valued anti-malarial, anti-parasitic medicinal annual herb native to China. Tall, ferny green stalks with sweetly fragrant foliage, Highly fragrant garden plant; grow it where you’ll touch it frequently.

   
 

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