Cucumis melo

Native to Central Asia and Africa, melons are a vining sprawling annual plant in the cucurbit family that love heat and sufficient moisture. Melons are very sensitive to cold so it’s best to start the seeds indoors a couple of weeks before the last spring frost and transplant carefully once things have warmed up or wait to plant directly outside only once the soil has warmed and all risk of frost is past. Ripeness is critical for the best tasting melon and some varieties will easily “slip” from the vine when ripe, others require cutting. The delightful smell of a ripe melon is often a great indicator of ripeness as well as changes in the skin colour. As our summers get hotter, melons have had a few standout seasons. 

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Bouquet Dill

$3.50

This variety of dill produces copious amounts of ferny and sweet leaves. Everyone loves them in pickles and chopped into salads and sauces.

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Sunflower

$3.50

This very tall variety can reach 8 feet when planted in rich soil. The seed heads are gorgeous set on the Thanksgiving table. You can enjoy the tasty seeds or leave them for the grateful birds.

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Tulsi basil WF

$3.50

Widely used in India as a medicinal plant, the floral scented tea is delicious. Tulsi or Sacred Basil loves summer heat and will outlast any Genovese Basil in the garden or greenhouse.

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Salpiglossis

$3.50

The purple and mahogany coloured trumpet shaped flowers are streaked with yellow. They were a Victorian favourite and add an elegant touch to your bouquets.

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Pink Milkweed

$3.50

This robust plant has loads of beautiful dusky pink flowers to enjoy. And mysteriously, it is the sole food of the beautiful Monarch butterfly.

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Nigella

$3.50

The beautiful and delicate blue and purple flowers. Their ferny wispy foliage are followed by gorgeous seed pods that dry well and add an exotic flair to any bouquet. 

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Lavatera

$3.50

This easy to grow relative of hibiscus sends out an abundance of tropical hot pink flowers well loved by bees. 

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Larkspur

$3.50

Florists love this plant for obvious reasons, the pastel mix with lots of purple blossoms adorn these tall graceful stalks and seem to keep blooming for months.