We are a ecological farm located on beautiful Lazy Mountain in Palmer, Alaska. We save seed in this great land. Vegetable, flowers and herbs from our farm to your garden.
Giant Red Mustard
Giant Red Mustard is a staple green in our kitchen. This is my husbands favorite leafy green by far!
Perfect for companion planting with slow growing vegetables or flowers, mustard is a true “cut and come again”. Harvest individual leaves for sandwiches, salads or a stir fry. The large leaves can be used as wraps for a low carb and gluten free bread replacement.
Mustard is excellent combined with sweeter greens in “wilted” salads and perfect for some flavor in smoothies.
This variety is very cold hardy and withstands frosts with ease. Mustard is perfect for shade gardens and those that are a bit cooler.
Fall in love with flavor with an old fashioned green.
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Alaska sown-Alaska grown
Arugula is another green on our daily menu.
The spiciness of its leaves and the tangy flavor from their flowers and seeds pods are unlike any other leafy greens.
Arugula is perfect in a stir fry, raw salad and even pesto!
This variety is very cold hardy and withstands mild frosts with ease. Arugula is perfect for shade gardens and for the cooler locations on your landscape.
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Alaska Wildflower Seeds
Some of the most beautiful wildflowers are found in Alaska…from fireweed to forget me nots. These flowers are relatively easy to grow in the home garden and invite many pollinators to the landscape.
Many flowers are self sowing and will broadcast their seed once the seed is mature and the pod shatters open.
From cottage to cutting gardens, wildflowers add to the whimsical nature to blooming spaces.
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Alaska Tomato Seeds
Many tomatoes are long season fruits with large amounts of plant material. I have grown tomatoes outside in Southcentral Alaska but there are a few rules for survival that I have observed:
Starting seeds at the right time. I transplant them outside after June 1 and hence they should be of manageable size so they do not break or are in a reproductive stage such as flowering. Starting them between the 2nd or 3rd week of March allows roughly 2.5 months of vegetative growth before being transplanted.
Locating a microclimate that is warm and dry. Typically near buildings, stone walls, protective spaces that reduce the amount of water/moisture that plant receives.
Pruning at least the bottom foot for both indeterminate/determinate types as tomatoes are susceptible to soil borne diseases.
Watering constantly throughout the growing season. I do my best to never allow tomatoes to go through a drought period until their fruit is set and blushed.
Tomatoes are heavy feeders and should be fed every 2-3 weeks throughout the growing season with a reduction in nitrogen once flowering begins.
If the season is coming to a close and the fear of frost is approaching, the plants can be topped so that further flowering/vegetative growth ceases. Water can also be restricted once the fruit has blushed. Tomatoes can be harvested at the blush stage and allowed to ripen off vine.
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Bush beans- what does it take to grow beautiful beans in Alaska? For Southcentral Alaska my favorite place to grow bush beans is in a warm and dry microclimate. Beans appreciate warm temperatures and are susceptible to molds in moist conditions.
Beans are relatively light feeders and do not require an abundance of fertility throughout the growing season. Beans are prolific…the more you harvest- the more they will produce.
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