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2016 PGP Seed, Plant and Bake Sale:
The Sale So Nice We’re Having It Twice!


The Peterson Garden Project Plant, Seed and Bake Sale is back for another year and this time it’s bigger and better than ever. In fact, it’s a sale so nice we’re having it twice! Join us April 22-23 for a cool weather crop sale and then again on May 6-8 for a warm weather crop sale. The sales are going to be so big that we’re moving them to a new a location – 5035 N. Broadway – just north of Argyle Street in the Uptown neighborhood.

It’s not mere hyperbole when we say that this year’s plant sale is our biggest ever. We’re putting together a pop up gardening superstore so big that we had to move it to a parking lot in Uptown. We’ll have varieties of plants not available anywhere else in Chicago – including a dwarf tomato grown exclusively for Peterson Garden Project. We’re adding a selection of edible flowers and new organic varieties to the inventory this year. Our expanded soil salon will include a visit from the Purple Cow Organics Soil Mobile. And we’ll have master gardeners on hand to help with plant selection and offer advice.

Get all the specifics for each sale below:


APRIL 22: 12PM – 4PM
APRIL 23: 10AM- 4PM

It can still get quite cool in Chicago in late April and early May so we’re focusing on those seedlings that can handle a little spring chill. Since the April sale coincides with opening day of the gardens on April 23rd, we’ll have everything you need to get your first garden going before weekend’s end. From soil and fertilizer to tools and seedlings, we’re turning the parking lot at 5035 N. Broadway into a pop up greenhouse. The Purple Cow Organics Soil Mobile will be parked and offering educational opportunities for gardeners.

Calabrese Broccoli
Long Island Brussels Sprouts
Romanesco Broccoli
• Golden Acre Cabbage
Snowball Cauliflower
• Ole Timey Blue Collard Greens
Pink Plume Celery
Tall Utah Celery
Dwarf Blue Curled Kale
• Walla Walla Onion
• Prize Choi Bok Choy
Lacinato Kale
Red Russian Kale
• Rainbow Swiss Chard
• All Blue Potato
Yukon Gold Potato
Sangre Potato

• Bouquet Dill
• Chives
• Giant of Italy Parsley
• Oregano
• Sage
• Thyme
• Triple Curled Parsley

MAY 6: 12PM – 4PM
MAY 7: 10AM- 4PM
MAY 8: 10AM – 4PM

For the May sale we’re turning our attention to hot weather plants – peppers, eggplant, tomatoes and more. This year we’re excited to offer special open pollinated Dwarf Tomatoes grown exclusively for Peterson Garden Project. These Dwarf Tomato plants are perfect for small gardens! We’re also introducing edible flowers to the lineup this year. In addition to seeds and seedlings, the May sale will also include a bake sale and expanded soil salon with compost, vermicompost, organic water-soluble and granular fertilizers, and items for extending the season and protecting tender plants from frost.

Casper Eggplant
Diamond Eggplant
Listada de Gandia Eggplant
Pingtung Long Eggplant
• Rosita Eggplant
Aunt Molly’s Ground Cherry Dwarf
• Dwarf Blue Curled Kale
• Lacinato Kale
• Red Russian Kale
• Ancho Poblano Pepper
Beaver Dam Pepper
• California Wonder Pepper
• Fireball Pepper
Habanero Pepper
Jalapeno Pepper
Jimmy Nardello Pepper
King of the North Pepper
Maule’s Red Hot Pepper
• Pimiento Pepper
• Tolli’s Sweet Italian Pepper
• Rainbow Swiss Chard
• Green Husk Tomatillo
• Purple de Milpa Tomatillo
• Red Pear Tomato
Aunt Ruby’s German Green Tomato
Black Cherry Tomato
Blondkopfchen Tomato
• Yellow Pear Tomato
Eva Purple Ball Tomato
Green Zebra Tomato
Juane Flamme Tomato
Mexico Midget Tomato
• San Marzano Tomato
• Tigerella Tomato
Defiant Tomato (F1 hybrid – has a wide range of disease resistance)
Sun Gold Tomato (F1 hybrid)
Dwarf Tomatoes: Fred, Rosella, Sarandipity, Summer Sunrise, Sweet Sue, Wherokowai

• Bouquet Dill
• Chamomile
• Chives
• Cilantro
Dark Opal Purple Basil
• Eleonora Basil (open-pollinated basil with resistance to downy mildew)
English Lavender
• Garlic Chives
• Genovese Basil
• Giant of Italy Parsley
• Mrs. Burns Lemon Basil
• Triple Curled Parsley
• Thyme

Black Velvet Nasturtium
Ladybird Nasturtium
Milkmaid Nasturtium
Red Marietta Marigold
Starfire Signet Marigold
Irish Sunflower
• Mammoth Grey Stripe Sunflower

We’ll also have seeds from Seed Savers Exchange at both sales!

Prize Choy
Beans – Dragon’s Tongue, Empress Bush, Fin de Bagnol, Pencil Pod Golden Wax, Purple Pod Pole, Rattlesnake Pole, Scarlet Runner
Beets – Chioggia Organic, Bull’s Blood Organic, Burpee’s Golden Organic
Carrots – Danvers, Dragon, Paris Market, Scarlet Nantes
Corn – Tom Thumb Popcorn, Blue Jade Organic. Strawberry Two-Inch Popcorn
Collards – Georgia Southern
Cucumbers – Bushy Organic, Snow’s Fancy
Endive – Tres Fine Maraichere
Lettuce – Bronze Arrowhead, Gold Rush, Green Oakleaf, Speckled, SSE Lettuce Mixture, Yugoslavian Red
Mustard – Myers Family Heirloom
Melon – Charentais
Okra – Clemson Spineless, Hill Country Red
Peas – Green Arrow, Golden Sweet, Dwarf Gray Sugar
Radish – Early Scarlet Globe, French Breakfast, Plum Purple, Watermelon
Rutabaga – Joan Organic
Summer Squash – Black Beauty, Crookneck Summer, Golden Zucchini
Salsify – Mammoth Sandwich Island
Swiss Chard – Five Color Silverbeet
Turnip – Purple Top White Organic
Watermelon – Golden Midget
Herbs – Borage, Cilantro, Grandma Einck’s Dill, Epazote, German Chamomile, Globe Basil, Thai Basil, Lime Basil, Hyssop, Wormwood
Flowers – Black Velvet Nasturtium, Empress of India Nasturtium, Milkmaid Nasturtium, Tip Top Nasturtium, Calendula Mixture, Starfire Signet Marigold, Sunflower Mixture