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2018 order form HERE!  Pre-orders due by Wednesday, February 21.


Our Plants

All plants are started from seed in the Hunter Park GardenHouse, using sustainable growing practices. Proceeds from the plant sale support our programs and serve our community, because that’s what we’re all about

How to Place an Order

We accept Check (made payable to Allen Neighborhood Center), and Credit cards (Visa & MasterCard).

Mail: Mail the order form and payment to Allen Neighborhood Center, 1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912.
Phone: Call 517-999-3910 and have your credit card information ready.
Email: Scan or photograph the order form and email it to egyptk@allenneighborhoodcenter.org.
In Person: Stop in the Allen Neighborhood Center (1611 E. Kalamazoo St., Lansing, MI 48912) with the order form and payment. Open hours are: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9am-5pm; Wednesday 9am-6pm; Friday: by appt. only.

We are grateful for additional donations to the Hunter Park GardenHouse. As donations are tax deductible, we would be happy to provide you with a receipt of your donation.

Plant Pick-Up

You will be contacted by GardenHouse staff when your plants are available for pick-up in mid to late May.  Pick-up will be at the Hunter Park GardenHouse, 1400 block E. Kalamazoo Street Lansing, MI 48912 (parking lot at corner of Clifford & Marcus Streets).

Come Visit Us

We’d love to have you see how things are growing! Stop in during our scheduled open hours, or with advance notice, we are available to do group tours.
Thank You for Supporting the Hunter Park GardenHouse!
If you have any questions, contact Egypt at 517-999-3910 or egyptk@allenneighborhoodcenter.org.

Our sustainably grown plant starts are $1.25 each.


Diablo

Brussels Sprouts

Diablo 

Tall plants produce heavy crops of smooth, medium-sized, sprout. These excellent quality sprouts are solid and hold well in the field.

 

 

 

Broccoli

Green Magic 

Superior heat tolerance. Heads are smooth, well domed, and very attractive. Extremely uniform in maturity. Similar to Gypsy, but with a smaller plant, smoother heads, and better uniformity. For summer harvest.

 

 

 

Flash

Collards

Flash 

Very slow to bolt. Flash offers repeated harvests of dark green, smooth leaves. Very high yielding.

 

 

 

 

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Eggplant

Galine

High-yielding, Black Bell type. Very glossy, uniform, black fruits are 6-7" long by 3-4" in diameter. Strong plants produce early, firm fruits. High yielding, even in the North.

 

 

 

Eggplant

Gretel

Loads of mini, white-skinned eggplant on a compact plant. The tender, bitter-free fruits should be harvested beginning when they are 3-4" long by 3/4-1 1/4" diameter.

 

 

 

Aretussa

Eggplant

Aretussa

High-yielding white eggplant. Attractive and uniform, 6-8" long by 2 1/2-3 1/2" diameter, cylindrical fruit. Suitable for heated and unheated structures, as well as open-field production. Well-branched, sturdy plants. Spineless. Green calyx.

 

 

 

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Eggplant

Calliope

Small white and purple variegated fruits. Calliope is a beautiful, oval, Asian-style eggplant. Suitable for baby (2" long by 1 1/2" diameter) or mature (3-4" long by 2 1/4-2 3/4" diameter) harvest. High yielding, even in the North. The plants and calyxes are spineless, unlike many varieties of this type.

 

 

Aunt Molly's Ground Cherry Conventional & Organic

Ground Cherry

Aunt Molly’s

Outstanding Polish variety prized for its unique flavor. Easy to grow, prolific, and super sweet. Can be used for preserves, pies, over ice cream, or in fresh fruit salads.

 

 

 

Toscano

Kale

Toscano

Italian heirloom. Lacinato or "dinosaur" type. Unique leaf type: extra-dark green, noncurled but heavily blistered (savoyed). Rich, tender leaves have a softer texture than curly green kales. Tolerant of hot and cold weather.

 

 

 

Kale

Winterbor

Standard green, curled kale. The plants are tall, growing up to 2-3', with excellent yield and better cold hardiness. Leaves are well-curled, blue-green, and ruffled.

 

 

 

Onion, Yellow

Cortland

Yellow storage onion.  Large, blocky-round, uniform onions with thin necks that will dry well. Very hard with a thick, rich brown skin for good storability.

 

 

 

Onion, Red

Redwing

Superior red color, long storage. Uniform, large onions with deep red color. Thick skin, very hard bulbs for long storage. Consistent internal color.

 

 

 

Pepper (hot)

Highlander

Good productivity even in cooler regions where Anaheim types often are shy yielding. Traditional, semi-flattened, mostly two-lobed fruits avg. 7" x 2". Large, tall plants. Widely adapted.

 

 

 

Pepper (sweet)

Lunchbox Yellow

Sweet and flavorful yellow snack peppers. These beautiful, mini-sized peppers are delicious sautéed, as an addition to salads and, perfect for a healthy snack.

 

 

 

Pepper (sweet)

Lunchbox Orange

Sweet and flavorful orange snack peppers. These beautiful, mini-sized peppers are delicious sautéed, as an addition to salads and, perfect for a healthy snack.

 

 

 

 

Pepper (sweet)

Lunchbox Red

Sweet and flavorful red snack peppers. These beautiful, mini-sized peppers are delicious sautéed, as an addition to salads and, perfect for a healthy snack. Smaller and sweeter than Lunchbox Yellow & Orange.

 

 

 

Olympus

Pepper (sweet)

Olympus 

Widely adapted, Olympus has performed well in both the South as well as warmer regions in the North. Medium size plants with good leaf cover. High-yielding, uniform fruit with good flavor.

 

 

 

Bright Lights

Swiss Chard

Bright Lights

Lightly savoyed, green or bronze leaves with stems of many colors including gold, pink, orange, purple, red, and white with bright and pastel variations. The flavor is milder than ordinary chard, with each color a bit different. Direct seed or grow from transplant which allows separating out the individual colors. Suitable for production year round, but somewhat less frost hardy than normal for chard.

 

 

Toma Verde

Tomatillo

Toma Verde

Early, green tomatillo. Early-maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Use in salsa or Mexican cooking.

 

 

 

 

Bolseno

Tomato

Bolseno

Flattened globe with dark green, slightly ribbed shoulders. Harvest when shoulders are still green. Fully red ripe flavor is still excellent.

 

 

 

 

Sun Gold

Tomato

Sun Gold 

Intense fruity flavor. Exceptionally sweet, bright tangerine-orange cherry tomatoes leave customers begging for more. Vigorous plants start yielding early and bear right through the season. The taste can't be beat.

 

 

 

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Tomato

Mountain Magic

Excellent flavor and late blight resistant. Mountain Magic produces high yields of 2 oz., bright red, round salad tomatoes with very sweet flavor. The uniform, crack-resistant fruits may be truss harvested. Great in salads or right off the vine. Intermediate resistance to early blight. Indeterminate.

 

 

 

Black Krim

Tomato, Heirloom

Black Krim 

Russian heirloom. Black Krim combines bold, smoky flavor and good texture with an unusual appearance. Deep brown/red, 8-16 oz. tomatoes have brown/green shoulders that get darker with more heat and sunlight. High yielding. Indeterminate.

 

 

 

Speckled Roman

Tomato, Heirloom

Speckled Roman

Striking red sauce tomato with yellow streaks. Speckled Roman is an elongated plum tomato, avg. 6-8 oz., with bright red skin and golden streaks. Meaty red flesh has little juice, is good for fresh eating, and cooks quickly into sauce. Excellent flavor. Indeterminate.

 

 

 

Tomato, Heirloom

Glacier 

Delicious first-early heirloom. Cocktail-sized, 1-2 oz. red fruits borne on a compact, determinate plant. Sweetness combines with moderate acidity to create a wonderfully complex flavor. Smooth internal texture characteristic of the finer heirlooms. Very nice eating tomato. Tolerant of cooler spring temperatures and particularly well-adapted to the North.

 

HERBS

Genovese

Basil

Genovese

Classic Italian variety.Authentic flavor and appearance. Tall and relatively slow to bolt with large, dark green leaves about 3" long. Ht. 24-30".

 

 

 

 

Giant of Italy

Parsley

Giant of Italy

Huge leaves with great flavor. Dark green, flat leaves with strong stems. Use leaves for garnishes, salads, and cooking. For highest yields, provide ample water and fertility.Medicinal: A bitter, aromatic, and diuretic herb that stimulates the digestive process.

 

 

FLOWERS

Gomphrena

Bicolor Rose

First bicolor gomphrena! Striking addition to fresh and dried arrangements. Ht. 16-20".

 

 

 

 

Strawberry Fields

Gomphrena

Strawberry Fields 

First and best true red Gomphrena. Brilliant flowers, 1 1/2" across, atop strong stems. Holds color exceptionally well when dried. Ht. 18-24".

 

 

 

 

Gomphrena

Qis Purple 

Best purple gomphrena for cut flowers. 1 1/2" blooms on long stems. Ht. 18-24".

 

 

 

 

Marigold

Durango Outback Mix

Extra-large blooms with outstanding uniformity. Highly branching plants. A good choice for packs, pots, and garden planting. Bloom size is 2-2 1/2". Ht. 8-12".

 

 

 

Nasturtiums

Jewel Mix

Well-known mix of singles and doubles. These bright, 2" blooms of red, pink, orange, and yellow are held above light green foliage. Delicious edible flowers & leaves. Ht. 16".

 

 

 

Oklahoma Formula Mix Improved

Zinnias

Oklahoma Mix 

Recommended by the Association of Specialty Cut Flower Growers. The addition of three new colors makes this improved mix an essential component of any cut-flower menu. Prolific 1 1/2-2 1/2" double and semidouble blooms. Bright colors, excellent vase life and low susceptibility to powdery mildew. Ht. 30-40".

 

 

All images & descriptions from Johnny’s Selected Seeds.