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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.

DiabloBrussels Sprouts Diablo Tall plants produce heavy crops of smooth, medium-sized, sprouts. These excellent quality sprouts are solid and hold well in the field.
FlashCollards Flash Very slow to bolt. Flash offers repeated harvests of dark green, smooth leaves. Very high yielding.
02829_01_galineEggplant 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.
DancerEggplant Dancer

Deep pink Italian type. Semi-cylindrical fruits are mid-sized (7-8″ long by 3-4″ diameter), mild, and nonbitter. Plants are strong and high yielding. Popular in Puerto Rico. Green calyx.

AretussaEggplant 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.



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 & OrganicGround 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.
ToscanoKale 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.
El JefePepper (hot) El Jefe Fruits average 3 1/2-4″, a bit longer and thinner with less checking (small cracks in skin) than Conchos. Large plants have a higher yield potential than Conchos. Intermediate resistance to tobacco etch virus.
HighlanderPepper (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)

Carmen Best-tasting sweet Italian frying pepper. Carmen has a lovely, sweet taste for salads and roasting, especially when partially or fully red-ripe. Suitable for outdoor or indoor production.

Pepper (sweet)

Bianca Ivory-colored bells. Medium-large, 4-lobed, and blocky. Fruits have a mild flavor and ripen to scarlet red. Sturdy plants yield well; good leaf cover protects the fruit from sun scald.

Pepper (sweet)

Ace Extra-early, highly productive standard. Huge yields of medium sized 3-4 lobed fruits. Has apparent tolerance to blossom drop as nearly every flower produces a pepper. Widely adapted but performs particularly well in cool climates where bell peppers are difficult to grow successfully.
IslanderPepper (sweet) Islander 3-lobed, medium-size, thick-fleshed peppers with a mild, slightly sweet taste. Fruits ripen through a showy stage of violet, yellow and orange streaks, eventually turning a rich, very dark red. Strong, medium-tall plants yield well.
OlympusPepper (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 VerdeTomatillo Toma Verde Early, green tomatillo. Early-maturing, large, flat-round green fruits. Use in salsa or Mexican cooking.
BolsenoTomato Bolseno Flattened globe with dark green, slightly ribbed shoulders. Harvest when shoulders are still green. Fully red ripe flavor is still excellent.
Sun GoldTomato 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.


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 KrimTomato, 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 RomanTomato, 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.


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


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.


Carmine Unusual, glowing, carmine blooms on long stems. Ht. 18-20″
Strawberry FieldsGomphrena 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″.
Durango Outback MixMarigold 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″.
Jewel MixNasturtiums 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. Ht. 16″.
Costa MixSnapdragons Costa Mix Spring, fall, and winter production. Exceptionally robust stems, high yield, and uniform growth. Shades of burgundy, rose, silver, apricot, and white. Colors are subject to slight variance due to seed availability. Ht. 28-36″.
Oklahoma Formula Mix ImprovedZinnias 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.