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Adventures in Urban Homesteading

What We Grow

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We always use 100% organic growing methods, and we focus on heirloom varieties of vegetables and herbs. Heirloom varieties are never genetically modified.

2012 Planting:

Tomatoes

  • Mortgage Lifter
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Brandywine
  • Yellow Brandywine
  • Green Grape
  • Dad’s Sunset
  • Pink Oxheart
  • Hillbilly (Flame)
  • Pink Accordian
  • Black Cherry
  • Green Zebra
  • Snow White
  • Plum Lemon
  • Yellow Pear
  • Great White
  • Jersey Giant (paste)
  • Roma (paste)
  • German Johnson
  • German Lunchbox
  • Principe Borghese
  • Red Fig
  • Amana Orange
  • Orange Banana (paste)
  • Roman Candle
  • Green Sausage (paste)
  • Carbon
  • Black Plum (paste)
  • White Tomesol
  • Pineapple
  • Plum Tigris

Peppers – Hot

  • Long Purple Cayenne
  • Anaheim
  • Serrano Tampequino
  • Tam Jalapeno
  • Thai Red Chili
  • India Jwala

Peppers – Sweet

  • Corno di Toro Giallo
  • Purple Beauty
  • Red Marconi
  • Melrose
  • Ozark Giant

Eggplants

  • Listada de Gandia
  • Rosa Bianca
  • Ping Tung
  • Diamond
  • Ukranian Beauty

Cucumbers

  • Japanese Long
  • Lemon
  • Poona Kheera
  • Marketmore 76
  • White Wonder
  • Carolina Pickling

Lettuces

  • Rocky Top Mix
  • Buttercrunch

Spinach

  • Giant Noble
  • Bloomsdale Long-Standing
  • Monstrueux de Viroflay

Other Salad Greens

  • Arugula
  • Mizuna
  • Wild Rocket
  • European Mesclun Mix

Summer Squash

  • Early Prolific Yellow Straightneck
  • Costata Romanesco
  • Tondo Scuro
  • Black Beauty Zucchini
  • Bennings Green Tint Scallop
  • Lemon
  • Zucchino Rampicante
  • Golden Zucchini

Winter Squash

  • Delicata
  • Connecticut Field Pumpkin
  • Jumbo Pink Banana
  • Marina di Chioggia
  • Sweat Meat
  • Table Queen Acorn
  • Buttercup
  • Spaghetti

Cooking Greens

  • Dwarf Siberian Kale
  • Blue Curled Scotch Kale
  • Russian Red Kale
  • Tatsoi Green
  • Five Color Silverbeet Chard
  • Georgia Southern Creole Collards
  • Southern Giant Curled Mustard

Basil

  • Genovese
  • Dark Purple Opal
  • Lettuce Leaf
  • Siam Queen Thai

Herbs

  • Thyme
  • Parsley
  • Oregano
  • Tarragon
  • Cilantro
  • Sage
  • Rosemary
  • Dill

Peas

  • Sugar Snap

Beets

  • Chioggia
  • Bull’s Blood
  • Albino
  • Detroit Dark Red
  • Red Ace
  • Cylindra

Radishes

  • French Breakfast
  • German Giant
  • Pink Beauty
  • Purple Plum
  • China Rose

Turnips

  • White Egg
  • Golden Globe
  • Purple Top White Globe

Beans

  • Kentucky Wonder
  • Dragon Tongue
  • Royal Burgundy Green Pod
  • Slender Wax Bush
  • Roma Bush

Potatoes

  • Yukon Gold
  • Purple Majesty
  • Desiree Red

Garlic

  • Purple Stripe
  • Silverskin
  • Pink Music
  • Inchellium Red
  • Chesnok Red

Carrots

  • Tonda di Parigi
  • Berlicum
  • Danvers Half Long
  • St. Valery
  • Cosmic Purple
  • Atomic Red
  • Kuroda Long
  • Little Finger

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To Purchase from Heirloom Gardens:

You can join our NSA and receive a share of what we grow each week during harvest season.

You can visit us at the Highland Farmers’ Market on Saturdays from 9:00-1:00 (June through October). Look for our booth at 16th & Boulder St, just across from Lola.

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