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Annual Plant Sale - Online Edition!

Pick Up in Lynden (Whatcom County) or Greenbank (Whidbey Island)

To keep our community and your families safe during these times, our Annual Plant Sale will be held online this year.

Online orders will start on Monday, April 6th and Pick-Up will be on our farm* May 1st & 2nd. 

  1. Simply scroll down to see our selection of organic plant starts
  2. Place your order & Pay (all veterans receive 20% off with code GROWVETS at checkout)
  3. We will put together your order the day before pick up
  4. Check your email and we will set up a time for you to come pick up your order
  5. Come get your plants! 

We will have staggered pick-up times to ensure that there are as few people on the farm as possible. Check your email as we send out time slots to come pick up your plants. This will keep contact minimal to none in order to keep you and your families safe. As we get closer to pick up dates, more details will be emailed out with details and best practices to uphold any current regulations surrounding gatherings and contact.

*Pick Up is available at our farm in Lynden, WA or our outpost at Greenbank Farm on Whidbey Island only. We are unable to ship or deliver plants. If you are unable to buy plants from us, please consider supporting us in other ways so we can continue to grow food for our community.

Questions?

Please email staff@growingveterans.org with any questions you have and thank you for helping us to continue to support our community.

Or, give us a call and we are happy to answer any questions: (360) 553-3577

Plant Starts

Basil - Sweet Aroma
Basil - Sweet Aroma

Basil - Sweet Aroma (Sweet Aroma)

Basil - Sweet Aroma

Sweet Aroma

The Sweet Aroma will stink up your garden. And you will love it. One of our interns, Jered, hates basil and still cannot deny its earthy goodness. It is a joy to be weeding in the hoop house on an August afternoon because it stinks so good.

Basil is a friend to gardens, and grows great sharing space with tomatoes, potatoes, oregano and other common garden additions. At Growing Veterans, we grew this sweet-smelling herb next our tomatoes in the Hoop House, and this year we’re going to see how they do next to our peppers. Like tomatoes and peppers, basil like warm weather. When watering, do you best to get the base of the plant and not the leaves, and keep this plant moist to keep it happy. Give basil 12-16 inches of space to grow and put it somewhere where it’ll get at least six hours of sunlight.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans

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Broccoli - Green Gold
Broccoli - Green Gold

Broccoli - Green Gold (Green Gold)

Broccoli - Green Gold

Green Gold

The Green Gold variety of Broccoli is known as the standard for crown cuts. This Brassica produces tasty medium sized crowns with small beads in a lively blue green color.

Broccoli is a cool weather plant that needs a lot of space, so plant transplants 18-24 inches apart in rows 24-36 inches apart. They are ready to harvest between 55 to 85 days from the date of transplant. Let the seedlings harden off outside for about 4 days before planting.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans

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Cauliflower - Orbit
Cauliflower - Orbit

Cauliflower - Orbit (Orbit)

Cauliflower - Orbit

Orbit

Here’s some pointless trivia: our Orbit Cauliflower isn’t actually a cauliflower, it’s a Romanesco. A member of the Brassica family that doesn’t know if it wants to be a Broccoli or a Cauliflower. In either case, the Orbit produces bright green heads of medium size with a subtle, nutty flavor and crunchy texture.

Give these plants the same space you’d give a broccoli or a less complicated cauliflower: 18 to 24 inches of space in each row, and 24 to 36 inches between rows. Like lettuce, try not to water directly on the head, but at the base of the plant, instead.

Ideally, these should be ready to harvest within 55 to 85 days from the date of harvest, or when the heads reach 6 inches in diameter.

Site Image From: Harris Seeds & Growing Veterans

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Cucumber - Lemon
Cucumber - Lemon

Cucumber - Lemon (Lemon)

Cucumber - Lemon

Lemon

These pre-pickles look great on the trellis. Unlike regular cucumbers, they’re bright yellow and grow in an orbital shape that doesn’t get much bigger than a golf ball. These cucumbers are best when harvested when they’re not much bigger than golf balls.

Plant 12-24 inches apart with a trellis for the vines to grow on. Harvest throughout the season as the cucumbers reach harvest size.

Photo Credit: Uprising Seeds & Growing Veterans

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Cucumber - Silver Slicer
Cucumber - Silver Slicer

Cucumber - Silver Slicer (Silver Slicer)

Cucumber - Silver Slicer

Silver Slicer

These pale cucumbers grow 6 to 8 inches in length and about 2 inches in width with a crisp texture and tender skin. Prolific growers, and resistant to powdery mildew, these creamy white cucumbers are a welcome addition to any back garden. Additionally, the Uprising Organic website points at that these seeds are “bred at Cornell University (…) under a license with a portion of the proceeds going to back support public vegetable breeding at Cornell” (https://uprisingorganics.com/vegetables/cucumbers/silver-slicer-857.html)

Plant 12-24 inches apart with a trellis for the vines to grow on. Harvest throughout the season as the cucumbers reach harvest size.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans & Uprising Seeds

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Kale - Dazzling Blue
Kale - Dazzling Blue

Kale - Dazzling Blue (Dazzling Blue)

Kale - Dazzling Blue

Dazzling Blue

The Dazzling Blue is a mix of Lacinato and Lacinato Rainbow, which gives it it’s signature blue green leaves and bright purple stems. The plant is cold-hardy, which means you can continue to harvest through winter. The leaves grow long and thin with a slight savoy (frill) around the edges.

Kale can handle full, or partial sun, just be sure to keep it watered if you plan to give them a lot of sunlight. Give them 16 inches of space between plants and expect the leaves to be ready for harvest about four weeks after planting; or when the leaves reach roughly a foot long.

Photo Credit: Uprising Seeds & Growing Veterans

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Lettuce - Coastal Star
Lettuce - Coastal Star

Lettuce - Coastal Star (Costal Star)

Lettuce - Coastal Star

Costal Star

The Coastal Star is a dark green romaine with a sweet flavor. A little less heat resistant compared to the Jericho and Starhawk, so we recommend giving it a cooler part of the garden.

Romaine is a fast grower that likes cool weather and lots of moisture. When watering, try not to pour the water directly into the place, but instead water the base of the plant.

Plant heads 12-18 inches apart on a cloudy day. Harvest when the head gets to be the size you want it: 55-85 days after planting.

Or, if you want to extend your harvest, just peel the leaves off the side the sides.

Photo Credit: Johnny's Selected Seeds & Growing Veterans

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Lettuce - Flashy Trout's Back
Lettuce - Flashy Trout's Back

Lettuce - Flashy Trout's Back (Flashy Trout's Back)

Lettuce - Flashy Trout's Back

Flashy Trout's Back

FTB is a speckled romaine lettuce with a nice frill. Green at the bas and covered in specks of wine red that looks almost purple at the tips, these are a colorful addition to any garden. In terms of taste, they’re compared to butterheads and they make a great centerpiece for summer salads.

Romaine is a fast grower that likes cool weather and lots of moisture. When watering, try not to pour the water directly into the place, but instead water the base of the plant.

Plant heads 12-18 inches apart on a cloudy day. Harvest when the head gets to be the size you want it: 55-85 days after planting.

Or, if you want to extend your harvest, just peel the leaves off the side the sides.

Site Image From: Johnny's Selected Seeds & Growing Veterans

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3 $1.66 $4.98
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Lettuce - Jericho
Lettuce - Jericho

Lettuce - Jericho (Jericho)

Lettuce - Jericho

Jericho

Jericho is the most heat resistant of our lettuces. It’s got a vibrant pale green color and grows into large heads with crinkled edges.

Romaine is a fast grower that likes cool weather and lots of moisture. When watering, try not to pour the water directly into the place, but instead water the base of the plant.

Plant heads 12-18 inches apart on a cloudy day. Harvest when the head gets to be the size you want it: 55-85 days after planting.

Or, if you want to extend your harvest, just peel the leaves off the side the sides.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans

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Lettuce - Starhawk
Lettuce - Starhawk

Lettuce - Starhawk (Starhawk)

Lettuce - Starhawk

Starhawk

Another crunchy romaine, the Starhawk has a glossy green color, and was last year’s in-house favorite. Starhawk is with the Jericho as among our more heat resistant lettuces.

Romaine is a fast grower that likes cool weather and lots of moisture. When watering, try not to pour the water directly into the place, but instead water the base of the plant.

Plant heads 12-18 inches apart on a cloudy day. Harvest when the head gets to be the size you want it: 55-85 days after planting.

Or, if you want to extend your harvest, just peel the leaves off the side the sides.

Photo Credit: Gurney's Seeds & Nursery & Growing Veterans

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Pepper - Early Jalapeño
Pepper - Early Jalapeño

Pepper - Early Jalapeño (Early Jalapeño)

Pepper - Early Jalapeño

Early Jalapeño

As the name suggests, Early Jalapeno are ready to harvest sooner in the season. These plants are cute, with smaller, chubbier peppers (3-4 inches long) that are thick skinned and super spicy. For inexplicable reasons, Growing Veterans staff keep eating the peppers raw at work and suffering the consequences of how spicy they are.

Allow your peppers to harden near the location you plan to plant them for a few days before planting. If you’re going to be keeping them in a container, make sure you have at least a 5 to 10-gallon capacity. And if they’re going in the ground, give them at least 2’ of space in between plants.

Additionally, pepper plants will need to be supported at they grow, so treat them like tomatoes and get some cages or stakes to keep them upright.

Pepper plants need heat and a lot of sun, so keep them where they’ll be warm and happy.

Pick off the first peppers of the harvest when they are green to increase your yield over the season.

Site Image From: Harris Seeds & Growing Veterans

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Pepper - Hidalgo Serrano
Pepper - Hidalgo Serrano

Pepper - Hidalgo Serrano (Hidalgo)

Pepper - Hidalgo Serrano

Hidalgo

The Hidalgo Serrano is the breadwinner at Growing Veterans. Along with the Early Jalapeño, the Hidalgo Serrano goes into our Fire in the Hole Hot Sauce and it is a spicy, wonderful rich pepper that wants to burn your face off.

Allow your peppers to harden near the location you plan to plant them for a few days before planting. If you’re going to be keeping them in a container, make sure you have at least a 5 to 10-gallon capacity. And if they’re going in the ground, give them at least 2’ of space in between plants.

Additionally, pepper plants will need to be supported at they grow, so treat them like tomatoes and get some cages or stakes to keep them upright.

Pepper plants need heat and a lot of sun, so keep them where they’ll be warm and happy.

Serranoes are ripe when they turn color from bright green to scarlet red. Pick off the first peppers of the harvest when they are green to increase your yield over the season.

Photo Credit: ChiliPepperMadness & Growing Veterans

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Pepper - Jedi Jalapeno
Pepper - Jedi Jalapeno

Pepper - Jedi Jalapeno (Jedi)

Pepper - Jedi Jalapeno

Jedi

If you’re not here for the name, I don’t know what to tell you.

Allow your peppers to harden near the location you plan to plant them for a few days before planting. If you’re going to be keeping them in a container, make sure you have at least a 5 to 10-gallon capacity. And if they’re going in the ground, give them at least 2’ of space in between plants.

Additionally, pepper plants will need to be supported at they grow, so treat them like tomatoes and get some cages or stakes to keep them upright.

Pepper plants need heat and a lot of sun, so keep them where they’ll be warm and happy.

Pick off the first peppers of the harvest when they are green to increase your yield over the season.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans

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Snap Peas - Cascadia
Snap Peas - Cascadia

Snap Peas - Cascadia (Cascadia)

Snap Peas - Cascadia

Cascadia

These vines grow the tastiest hummus shovels and will keep you munching all summer. Like all peas, they need something to climb onto, and expect at least three feet of growth out of them. The Cascadia Snap peas are disease resistant and good for spring or fall crops. Harvest after the pods fill out but before the stems turn starchy.

Photo Credit: Uprising Seeds & Growing Veterans

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Tomato - Sun Gold
Tomato - Sun Gold

Tomato - Sun Gold (Sun Gold)

Tomato - Sun Gold

Sun Gold

The Sun Gold is a cherry tomato that lacks that tart sweetness of its red cousin. Instead it has a softer, richer taste and texture. We don’t sell that many of them because we eat them all.

Tomatoes like sun and heat, so you want to plant them where they will get at least six hours of sunlight. Harden your seedings for a week before planting by leaving them outside in a shaded area for a few hours each day. Gradually increase the amount of time outdoors and gently introduce them to direct sunlight so they’ll be strong and hardy for transplant.

When it’s time to transplant, set your stakes and cages at the time of planting to avoid root damage later. Plant tomatoes at least 2’ apart from each other in each row and 4’ between rows.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans

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Tomato - Sweet Million
Tomato - Sweet Million

Tomato - Sweet Million (Sweet Million)

Tomato - Sweet Million

Sweet Million

The Sweet Million grows in heavy rows of tiny button sized fruit. They are a bit of a chore to harvest- sort of like picking huckleberries- but they have that pinnacle cherry tomato sweetness.

Tomatoes like sun and heat, so you want to plant them where they will get at least six hours of sunlight. Harden your seedings for a week before planting by leaving them outside in a shaded area for a few hours each day. Gradually increase the amount of time outdoors and gently introduce them to direct sunlight so they’ll be strong and hardy for transplant.

When it’s time to transplant, set your stakes and cages at the time of planting to avoid root damage later. Plant tomatoes at least 2’ apart from each other in each row and 4’ between rows.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans

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Zucchini - Costata Romanesco
Zucchini - Costata Romanesco

Zucchini - Costata Romanesco (Costata Romanesco)

Zucchini - Costata Romanesco

Costata Romanesco

Another zucchini, the Costata Romanesco is a striped and speckled cocozelle squash with a rough, almost fuzzy skin. They grow longer than traditional zucchini, and thinner. But they both taste good in pasta.

Be gentle with the roots when transplanting; and be sure to plant somewhere with full sun. Plants seeds at least 36 inches apart on all sides. Keep them moist and harvest often. Squash tastes better when it’s relatively small (think the size you’d want to find in a grocery store); but they will continue to grow if you let them. And while the larger ones are impressive, they bigger they are the blander they get.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans & Uprising Seeds

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Zucchini - Dark Star
Zucchini - Dark Star

Zucchini - Dark Star (Dark Star)

Zucchini - Dark Star

Dark Star

A dark green zucchini with a glossy coat with seeds coming from Uprising Organizc. These suckers grow fast and are best eaten when they’re small so harvest often.

Be gentle with the roots when transplanting; and be sure to plant somewhere with full sun. Plants seeds at least 36 inches apart on all sides. Keep them moist and harvest often. Squash tastes better when it’s relatively small (think the size you’d want to find in a grocery store); but they will continue to grow if you let them. And while the larger ones are impressive, they bigger they are the blander they get.

Photo Credit: Growing Veterans & Home Depot

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Type Variety Seed Company
Basil Sweet Aroma II Osbourne Seed Co.
Broccoli Green Gold Osbourne Seed Co.
Cauliflower Orbit Osbourne Seed Co.
Cucumber Lemon Uprising Organic Seeds
Cucumber Silver Slicer Uprising Organic Seeds
Hot Peppers Early Jalapeños Johnny's Selected Seeds
Hot Peppers Hildalgo Serrano FedCo Seeds
Hot Peppers Jedi Jalapeños Johnny's Selected Seeds
Kale Dazzling Blue Uprising Organic Seeds
Lettuce Coastal Star Osbourne Quality Seeds
Lettuce Flashy Trout Back Uprising Organic Seeds
Lettuce Starhawk Osbourne Quality Seed
Lettuce Jericho Uprising Organic Seeds
Snap Peas Cascadia Uprising Organic Seeds
Tomato Sungold Uprising Organic Seeds
Tomato Sweet Million Uprising Organic Seeds
Zucchini Costata Romanesco Uprising Organic Seeds
Zucchini Dark Star Uprising Organic Seeds