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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.

Columbine - Colorado | The Good Seed Company
Columbine - Colorado
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This exquisitely delicate alpine columbine is native to our Rocky Mountains. Blue and lavender spurs are beautifully offset by a white corolla and yellow stamen. Early blooming perennial that grows to about 2.5 ft. Hummingbirds and other pollinators love them. Wildflower for naturalizing. Good permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden plant.
Columbine-Chesaw Mix | The Good Seed Company
Columbine-Chesaw Mix
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A colorful mx from our favorite plants that do well in our founders’ Chesaw garden. Easy to grow perennials that come back each year on their own and are adored by hummingbirds and butterflies. Wildflower for naturalizing. Good permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.
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.
Herb - Culver's Root | The Good Seed Company
Culver's Root
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Native to North America, this hardy perennial medicinal is an elegant garden addition. Grows 3-6 ft with striking spikes of showy white blossoms midsummer. Aged root is treasured liver tonic. Aka Black Root by Native American herbalists. Pollinator friendly and homestead, permaculture and polyculture 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.


Ground Cherry - Cape Gooseberry | The Good Seed Company
Ground Cherry - Cape Gooseberry
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Also known as Cape Gooseberry and Golden Berry, this relative of the tomato and the tomatillo is a tender perennial producing a delicious vitamin and fiber-rich gold colored fruit that stores well and is enjoyed eaten raw or preserved. Each fruit, about the size of a cherry tomato, comes wrapped in its own husk. Leaves and fruit have medicinal properties valued by herbalists. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.

Herb - Anise | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Anise
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This sweet, spicy, aromatic, mineral-accumulating Mediterranean culinary and medicinal herb grows to 24” with white flowers in summer, attracting pollinators. Renowned for its licorice flavored leaves, seeds, fruit and essential oils to season dishes and baked goods. Highly valued medicinal. Excellent companion plant. A permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite. Also known as aniseseed.
Herb - Arnica | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Arnica
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Also known as “Meadow Arnica.” With its bright sunny flowers, this naturalized alpine perennial is a pretty focal point for the home apothecary garden. Treasured by herbalists for centuries as an effective topical treatment for soothing sore muscles, reducing inflammation and healing wounds. A favorite for the permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden.



Herb - Ashwagandha | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Ashwagandha
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Aka Indian Ginseng or Winter Cherry. This easy-to-grow member of the nightshade family, native to India, is treasured by Ayurvedic herbalists for its root, which has restorative and rejuvenating properties. Considered an adaptogen - a natural substance which helps the body adapt to stress and exerts a normalizing effect upon bodily processes. Attributed properties include: immune stimulant, replenishing strength and energy reserves, increasing mental awareness and mood balancer. Grows to about 3 ft and produces pretty red berries in lantern-like pods in late fall.

Herb - Bee Balm | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Bee Balm
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This easy-to-grow perennial mint family member, also called Bergamot or Horsemint, produces large attractive fragrant lavender blossoms that the bees and butterflies adore and the deer won’t eat. An excellent companion plant and treasured medicinal. Blooms July-September.

Herb - Blue Vervain | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Blue Vervain
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Also known as Ma Bian Cao. Cold-hardy herbaceous perennial native to North America and long prized as a medicinal and ceremonial plant. Its European counterpart has been valued by cultures around the globe for millenia. One of the Bach Flower remedies. Whole plant value. Also pollinator friendly. Wildflower garden favorite. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead plant.

Herb - Boneset | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Boneset
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Easy to grow tall,cold-hardy, showy perennial native to eastern US with distinctive hairy stem, large lance-like leaves and long-lasting, fragrant white florets adored by pollinators. Birds love the seeds. Treasured native medicinal as anti-flu remedy, immune system stimulant, diuretic and laxative. Blooms July-September. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.

Herb - Catnip | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Catnip
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This easy-to-grow fragrant mint family member is beloved by cats, beneficial insects and humans. Blooms all summer. Makes pretty container or border plant. Treasured medicinal through the centuries for soothing nerves and headaches, reducing cramps, and promoting sleep. Pollinator friendly and good companion plant.

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 - Clary Sage | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Clary Sage
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Aka “Clear Eye” and “Eye Bright”, this biennial mint family member produces a potent essential oil prized for centuries by herbalists and perfumers. Flowers and leaves are edible. Highly fragrant flower columns. Pollinator friendly and excellent companion plant for beans, brassicas, carrots. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite. [No shipping to Washington]
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 - Feverfew | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Feverfew
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A perennial medicinal plant with lots of pretty daisy-like flowers that grows to about a foot tall & self-seeds easily where it does not winter over. Long-lasting blooms are beautiful in bouquets. Indigenous to the Balkan peninsula of Europe, the citrus-scented leaves of this medicinal plant have been used by herbalists for centuries. A favorite for the homestead, permaculture, polyculture garden.

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 - Garlic Chives | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Garlic Chives
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A delightful perennial herb, also known as “Chinese Leeks”. Similar to chives, with flat leaves and the addition of a delicate garlic flavor and aroma. Charming long-lasting edible white flowers appear in August, adored by pollinators. Native to Asia, whole plant is treasured by herbalists. Used topically as antibacterial agent, internally as a whole body tonic and for improving liver and kidney function. Plant by kitchen for ready access or use as companion plant to carrots and cucumbers.

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 - Horehound | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Horehound
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This herbaceous medicinal perennial is a member of the mint family. Particularly valued for treating cough and cold-related symptoms and for improving digestion. Excellent companion plant and pollinator friendly. Tolerates shade and poor soil well. A favorite for the permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden.

Herb - Hyssop | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Hyssop
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An age-old favorite of herbalists and beekeepers, this delightfully aromatic mint family woody perennial makes a lovely container or edging plant. Grows to about two ft with deep purple flower spikes adored by butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. Excellent companion plant.
Herb - Lemon Balm | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Lemon Balm
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An aromatic mint family homestead perennial treasured by herbalists for centuries. Native to the Mediterranean and Middle East, it is the classic herb for tea and essential oil remedies. Vibrant green citrus-scented leaves and pollinator-friendly flowers all summer long. Good companion plant. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.
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 - Maral Root | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Maral Root
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Rare, hardy, long-lived perennial native to Siberia whose root is valued adaptogen (natural substance considered to help the body adapt to stress and to exert a normalizing effect upon bodily processes). Attributed properties include: immune stimulant, replenishing strength and energy reserves, increasing mental awareness, mood balancer. Grows to about 6 ft, with showy pink thistle-like flowers that make nice cut flower. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden plant. Also classified as Stemmacantha carthamoides and Rhaponticum carthamoide.


Herb - Marshmallow | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Marshmallow
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Indispensable herbaceous perennial, valued by cultures around the globe for centuries. Every part of the plant (root, sap, flower, leaf, seed) provides nutrition and medicine. And yes, it is the source of the sticky confection we all love...thank the early Egyptians! Pollinator friendly. Dynamic accumulator due to long tap root. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden favorite.



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 - Oregano | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Oregano
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This versatile stalwart garden herb, once established, provides years of use. Beloved by cooks in Italian, Greek and Mexican cuisines, its flavor and aroma hold up well fresh or dried. Also relied on by herbalists for centuries as a potent and valued medicinal.
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 - Rosemary | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Rosemary
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Woody perennial herb, long valued for its culinary and medicinal properties. Fragrant edible flowers and leaves. Plant oils have prized antiseptic, antioxidant properties. Excellent companion plant for brassicas, beans and peppers. This mint family member is a treasured permaculture, polyculture and homestead 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 - Skullcap | The Good Seed Company
Herb - Skullcap
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Native perennial wildflower. Leaves and blossoms valued for centuries for calming, tonifying and strengthening the nervous system. Also known as “Mad-Dog Skullcap”, Virginia Skullcap” or “Blue Skullcap”. Small blue flowers bloom July-September on 2 ft tall plants. Pollinator friendly. Permaculture, polyculture and homestead favorite.


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.

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)

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.

Sweet William | The Good Seed Company
Sweet William - Chesaw Mix
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Deliciously fragrant, this traditional perennial cottage garden plant provides masses of color in all shades of fuschia, pinks and white early in the summer. Pollinators love the clove-scented blooms which also make excellent, long-lasting cut flowers. Fabulous companion plant. This seed mix is from our favorite plants in our Chesaw trial garden. Great for the permaculture, polyculture and homestead garden.
   
 

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