Green Ruffles Basil Plant Profile

Annual / Perennial [1] Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicum Variety: Green Ruffles Open Pollinated Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 Hardiness zones 3 to 9 as Annual 10+ as a perennial Days to Germination: 7 to 14 days [2] Days to Maturity: 65 to 70 days [2] Foliage Color: Deep Green Bloom Color: pinkish-purple / … Read more

Christmas Basil Plant Profile

Annual / Perennial [1] Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicum Variety: Christmas Open Pollinated / Hybrid / Determinate Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 Hardiness zones 3 to 9 as Annual 10+ as a perennial Days to Germination: 6 to 10 days [2] Days to Maturity: 55 to 65 days [2] Foliage Color: Glossy Green Bloom … Read more

Miniature Basil Trees

Basil is grown for its flavorful leaves, in America we are most familiar with its qualities in tomato sauces, pestoes and salads, other ethnic groups have found many more uses for it. There are about 50 Basil varieties and some plants that are not true basil but are grown as such due to similar characteristics. … Read more

Pesto Perpetuo Basil Plant Profile

Perennial Genus: Ocimum Species: basilicum Variety: Pesto Perpetuo Full Sun Soil pH 5.5 to 6.5 Hardiness zones as perennial 9 to 11 Days to Germination: n/a Days to Maturity: 30-60 days Foliage Color: Tricolor Lime Green, Creamy white, Dark Green stripes Non Flowering Plant Height: 20 to 24 inches claims of up to 4 feet … Read more

Vegetable Garden Plans

Good soil, adequate nutrients, water and sunlight are vital to a successful vegetable garden, these are indisputably the primary factors in the development of any plant. It is your job as the Gardener to put all these elements together for the end goal of a bumper crop. Making a schematic or map of your garden … Read more

Moskvich Heirloom Slicing Tomato

Most early producing tomatoes are small varieties, Moskvich, a Russian heirloom is a rarity in that it is a full sized tomato that produces very early fruits. It is considered a semi-determinate and fairly cold hardy as are many Russian varieties. In warmer regions it produces tomatoes like a determinate – one large crop – … Read more

Basinga Yellow Tomato

The Basinga tomato is an Old heirloom from unknown origins. It produces average 6 – 8 oz pale lemon colored fruits with a tinge of pink near the blossom end. On rare occasions that tomatoes have been recorded as being up to a pound. It is a beefsteak style tomato that is 3 – 4 … Read more

Hawaiian Pineapple Tomato

Hawaiian Pineapple tomato is a bi-color heirloom beefsteak style tomato. It has an orange – yellow -red mottled skin and flesh. The plant produces average one pound fruits sometimes a tad smaller some a bit larger. I find this tomato best when eaten fresh in salads or straight off the vine. Some folks say they … Read more

Giant Tomato Trees

The so-called “tree” known as the Italian Tomato tree and various hybrids thereof, such as the Sprut f1 hybrid from Estonia in the former USSR is not really a tree, it is a very large tomato plant that grows in a prolific vining fashion. The vines can reach 15 – 25 feet in length. Naturally, … Read more