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Spring greens have sprouted at Collective Roots' greenhouse and are now available through Collective Roots’ 2017 Annual Seedling Sale Donation Event.

In 2016, we started a new seedlings project to support our instructional growing efforts in East Palo Alto, as well as to provide seedlings to our Collective Gardener Network (CGN) members and the greater community. After last year's success, Collective Roots' staff and an amazing group of dedicated volunteers and CGN members have been growing and tending over 500 summer vegetable seedlings and flowers in our new greenhouse. 

You can support Collective Roots and order your favorite vegetable seedlings online by using the button below! Your donations will support our programs for the EPA community. 

Check out our Events Section to find additional seedling sale donation events around the Bay Area as well.  

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This year we grew over 500 seedlings, including a wide variety of organic tomato and tomatillo plants, squash, pepper, cucumber, okra, flowers, herbs, and other plants - perfect for your spring and summer gardens! All vegetable plants were grown using organic methods with organic soils and fertilizers. 

Organic Tomatoes Varieties Tomatoes are sweet, juicy fruits that grow on bushy plants. They are one of the most popular vegetables for home gardening, because they're super-easy to grow. Here the varieties we offer:  Yellow pear White Ivory Pear Giant Rome Cherry Tomatoes Yellow Perfection Heirloom Beefsteak

Organic Tomatoes Varieties

Tomatoes are sweet, juicy fruits that grow on bushy plants. They are one of the most popular vegetables for home gardening, because they're super-easy to grow. Here the varieties we offer: 

Yellow pear

White Ivory Pear

Giant Rome

Cherry Tomatoes

Yellow Perfection Heirloom

Beefsteak

Organic Tomatillo Varieties

Tomatillos are the key ingredients used in making fresh and cooked green salsas in a wide variety of Latin American dishes. 

You will need two or more tomatillo plants for the blooms to be pollinated and fruit to be produced. 

Treat tomatillos as you would tomatoes. 

Here are the varieties we are offering: 

Tomatillo Green

Tomatillo Purple

Organic Okra

Okra is a tall-growing, warm-season, plant that produces long ridged seedpods that are eaten as a vegetable. It is a powerhouse of nutrients. Nearly half of which is soluble fiber which helps to lower cholesterol. 

Planting your okra seedlings is very easy, simply remove the plant from the container and place into the soil the same depth as it was in the container. It needs a reach soil and a very sunny spot in your garden. 

Variety: Clemson Spineless Okra

Organic Summer Squash Variety

Squash is a mild-flavored, fleshy vegetable that grows on a bush-like plant. It is such a prolific grower that a couple of plants will supply a family’s yearly needs. 

Squash is susceptible to powdery mildew that covers the leaves with a white powder. Avoid watering the leaves. Remove the leaves that have the powdery mildew – do not add these leaves to your compost pile. 

Variety: Striato D'Italia Zucchini

Organic Basil Varieties Basil is one of the most popular herb plants. It is a must for your culinary herb gardening efforts.  Here a few growing tips: Well-drained soil is good soil for basil. If you grow yours in containers, the container itself needs to have good drainage holes. Keep the temperature fairly warm with lots of sunlight (at least six hours a day). Varieties:  Sweet Basil (Genova) Purple Dark Opal

Organic Basil Varieties

Basil is one of the most popular herb plants. It is a must for your culinary herb gardening efforts. 

Here a few growing tips: Well-drained soil is good soil for basil. If you grow yours in containers, the container itself needs to have good drainage holes. Keep the temperature fairly warm with lots of sunlight (at least six hours a day).

Varieties: 

Sweet Basil (Genova)

Purple Dark Opal

Organic Cucumber Varieties Cucumber plants are so easy to grow—they should be in every vegetable garden. Here a few growing tips: Plant cucumbers in full sun. Grow cucumbers vertically on a trellis or other structure. This helps on space, gives the plant more sunlight, air circulation and it reduces the damage done by snails and slugs on the cucumbers. After the plant is established, water deeply 1/week.  Varieties: True Lemon Tendergreen

Organic Cucumber Varieties

Cucumber plants are so easy to grow—they should be in every vegetable garden. Here a few growing tips: Plant cucumbers in full sun. Grow cucumbers vertically on a trellis or other structure. This helps on space, gives the plant more sunlight, air circulation and it reduces the damage done by snails and slugs on the cucumbers. After the plant is established, water deeply 1/week. 

Varieties:

True Lemon

Tendergreen

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