A few new varieties for 2016

We are very eager to get going in the greenhouse. We will be planting the first seeds the week of February 29th, and until then have to satisfy our gardening urge by looking at some of the new varieties we are adding to our plant list in 2016. Please check back here often to get updates on new varieties for the 2016 season. Linger over plant descriptions, plan the garden, and tell us your garden dreams. 

 Lemon Drop Hot Pepper

Lemon Drop Hot Pepper

Lemon Drop Hot Pepper was a new entry in our trial garden in 2015 at Lily's request. It was a great suggestion and we fell in love with these adorable plants that are completely covered in cheery yellow peppers. They look like little ornaments, or plant jewels dangling from perfectly formed, well branched plants. The flavor is hot, but complex and not at all overwhelming. 

 Coeur di Bue Heirloom Tomato (aka 'Ox Heart')

Coeur di Bue Heirloom Tomato (aka 'Ox Heart')

These beautiful tomatoes first came to us as seeds from very enthusiastic customers who wanted us to grow them out and share with the Red Wagon community. We were thrilled to try them and have added them to our extensive tomato offerings. While we were not able to save seeds from the original batch given to us by our friends, we did find this Italian heirloom that closely matches the one they have been growing out for years. We hope you like its meaty flesh and hefty flavor as much as we do. 

 St Johnswort 'Topas'

St Johnswort 'Topas'

This year, we are adding quite a few medicinal and tea herbs to our diverse herb line up. This St. Johnswort is particularly high in hypercin, the compound that gives this plant its healing properties. It is a plant used for anxiety, insomnia, depression. This is a prolific bloomer that tolerates drought conditions. Easy to naturalize. Other new medicinal herbs we will be growing include milk thistle (Sylibum marianum), motherwort (Leonorus cardiaca), and feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium).