Heirloom Seed Product Features:
FRESH SEED – All vegetable garden seeds packaged by Seed Needs are intended for the current growing season. Ifd properly, these seeds can be used in the following growing season with great success.
PACKET DESIGN – Each seed packet displays a beautiful illustration on the front side and comes complete with detailed seed sowing instructions on the reverse side. Each packet measures 3.25 wide by 4.25 tall and is accompanied with a QR code for easy reordering.
EASY TO GROW – Artichokes and Asparagus may need some soaking to loosen up the hard shell. Afterward, they are easily established from seed and can take some time to reap the rewards of a harvest.
SHAREABLE – Share your seeds with friends and family! Seed packs by Seed Needs offer a generous amount of seeds in each paper packet and are usually shared.
QUALITY – All seed packets distributed by Seed Needs LLC are packed on demand in the mitten state of Michigan. This means that the seeds in stock are always the freshest for the year of and are constantly being replenished from reputable growers.
Package of 30 Green Globe Artichoke Garden Seeds
Grow Green Globe Artichokes, from freshly harvested Cynaria scolymus seeds. Green Globe is an heirloom variety of Artichoke that produces large, 3 to 5 inch, green heads. Each plant will reach a mature height of anywhere between 3 and 6 feet tall, and will produce a fair yield of 3 to 4 heads through the summer months. Green Globe is ready for harvesting in roughly 120 days.
The Green Globe Artichoke is a perennial flowering vegetable. Perennials such as this will establish a deep root system, which will allow the plants to remain dormant during the cooler temperatures of Winter. Green Globe Artichokes will establish new growth each year for at least 5 years, thus producing new crops each year.
Sowing The Seed – Start by soaking your Artichoke seeds in warm water for 12 hours prior to sowing. The seeds can also be prepped through a method of scarification as well. Sow your seeds indoors, in peat pots, 6 to 8 weeks prior to the last frost, or direct sow outdoors, when the weather has become warm. The seeds will need to be sown at approximately 1/2 deep. Transplant when all danger of frost passes.
Growing Conditions – Artichoke plants will thrive in the warm months of Summer and are best established in an area of full sunlight. They require a light, fertile soil. A loam or sandy soil is recommended. You will also want to make sure that your sowing medium is well drained as well. To improve drainage, we advise you to add a light compost to any area that contains hard, compact soil. Water daily until germination has successfully occurred.
Germination & Growth – Artichoke seeds can be slow to germinate, typically taking up to 8 weeks. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 4 to 5 feet tall and can be spaced about 2 to 3 feet apart, in rows that are spaced about 4 feet apart. Harvest at the end of your Summer season or in the early Autumn season.
Package of 85 Mary Washington Asparagus Garden Seeds
If you love Asparagus and have the patience to grow it, then try establishing it yourself, from freshly harvested Asparagus officinalis seeds. These vegetables can take up to 2 years to successfully grow, but the wait is well worth it, since this vegetable is one of the most rewarding. Mary Washington is an heirloom variety that produces green spears, with dark green tips. The plants grow to a mature height of roughly 3 to 7 feet tall, and can take up a bit of gardening space, so growing them in a designated area is recommended. Once established, you will begin to harvest deliciously fresh Asparagus spears, year after year for about 15 years or more.
As explained above, Mary Washington will produce year after year and is categorized as a perennial vegetable. The plants will establish a deep root system in their initial year of growth, later wilting on the surface with the harsh temperatures of the Winter season. The plants will then regrow, displaying green foliage the following Spring and will produce light yields of crop within the second season. By the third season, you will be enjoying heavier yields of these delicious vegetables.
Sowing The Seed – Start by soaking your Asparagus seeds in warm water for 12 hours prior to sowing. The seeds can also be prepped through a method of scarification as well. Sow your seeds indoors, in peat pots, 8 to 10 weeks prior to the last frost, or direct sow outdoors, when the weather has become warm. The seeds will need to be sown at approximately 1/2 deep. Transplant when all danger of frost passes.
Growing Conditions – Asparagus plants will thrive in the warm months of Summer and are best established in an area of full sunlight. They require a sterile soil, with no history of disease. You will also want to make sure that your sowing medium is well drained as well. To improve drainage, we recommend adding a light compost to any area that contains hard, compact soil. Water the seeds daily until germination has successfully occurred.
Germination & Growth – Asparagus seeds can be slow to germinate, typically taking up to 8 weeks. The plants will grow to a mature height of roughly 3 to 7 feet tall and can be spaced about 2 to 3 feet apart, in rows that are spaced about 3 to 4 feet apart. Harvest the spears by cutting near the crown. NEVER pull the Asparagus, as this can cause damage.
Harvest – Mary Washington Asparagus is one of the most rewarding perennial vegetables available. They can be harvested lightly in the second year of growth, with a more heavy yield in its third year. To harvest your Mary Washington Asparagus, simply snap the spears near ground level. Avoid using a knife to prevent disease from one plant to another. NEVER Pull your Asparagus spears when harvesting as this can damage the plants.
To, Refrigerate the spears in bags for up to 14 to 21 days.
Beautiful Packet Designs
Each seed packet comes with a beautifully illustrated image of the variety to be grown.
Details on the front include which variety is grown, as well as the scientific name and estimated seed count.
Detailed information about the specific crop is found on the front right.
Packets measure 3.25 inches wide by 4.5 inches tall.
Save your seeds for the next season! Many people don’t know that seeds actually don’t expire for years if they are kept in optimal conditions. Place unused seed packets in a ziplock bag, press the air out and keep them in a cool, dry and dark location for next year!
Detailed Sowing Information
Easy to follow seed sowing directions are presented on the reverse side of each seed packet.
QR codes are displayed on each seed packet for easy reordering, or for additional information on the variety purchased.
Each seed packet has a latex glue that allows you to self seal and save unused seeds.
Mary Washington Asparagus Green Globe Artichoke
Plant Type Asparagus Crop Artichoke Crop
Season Perennial Perennial
Color Green Green
Height 4+ Feet 3+ Feet
Plant Spread 2″ to 3″ Width 12″ Width
Light Preference Full Sun Full Sun
Size 6″ to 8″ Spears 3″ to 5″ Heads
Harvest 730 Days 120 Days
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