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Welcome to

Maggie's Herbs and Heirlooms

Herb and Heirloom Vegetable Plants

For the Home Garden

 

 

Available at the following Southeastern Wisconsin locations - weather permitting - beginning the first week of May 2014

 

Brookfield Farmer’s Market

2200 North Calhoun Rd, Brookfield

(May 10th, 17th and 24th)

 

Frank’s Piggly Wiggly

Elkhorn and East Troy

 

Gooseberries Market

Burlington

 

Health Hut

West Allis and Brookfield

 

Outpost Natural Foods 

Bayview, Milwaukee, Mequon and Wauwatosa

 

Weeds 

Cedarburg

 

 

Plants for 2014

 

Click Here for pictures and detailed descriptions

Plant

Variety

Herbs

Anise

Anise

Basil

Genovese

Basil

Lemon

Basil

Lime

Basil

Sacred

Basil

Thai Basil

Chamomile

German

Chives

Garlic (Chinese Leeks)

Chives

Grolau

Cilantro

Pot

Cilantro

Slow Bolt

Cumin

Cumin

Dill

Monia

Epazote

Epazote

Fennel

Florence

Lavender

English

Lavender

Munstead

Lemongrass

Indonesian

Marjoram

Sweet Marjoram

Mint

Chocolate

Mint

Mojito

Mint

Orange

Mint

Peppermint

Mint

Spearmint

Nepitella

Nepitella

Oregano

Greek

Pansy

King Henry

Parsley

Curled

Parsley

Italian Flat Leaf

Rosemary

Rosemary Officianalis

Sage

Pineapple

Sage

Salvia officinalis

Sorrel

Garden

Stevia

Stevia rebaudiana

Summer Savory

Summer Savory

Tarragon

French

Thyme

English

Verbena

Lemon

Heirloom Vegetables

Brocolli

Calabrese

Cabbage

Early Jersey Wakefield

Cabbage

Mammoth Red

Celery

Tango

Chard

5 Color Silverbeet

Cucumber

A&C Pickling

Cucumber

Boothby's Blonde

Cucumber

Bushy

Cucumber

Early Fortune

Cucumber

Japanese Climbing

Cucumber

True Lemon

Eggplant

Florida High Bush

Eggplant

Listada de Gandia

Eggplant

Ping Tung Long

Eggplant

Thai Green

Greens

Arugula

Greens

Forellenschluss Lettuce

Ground Cherry

Aunt Molly's

Kale

Dwarf Blue Curled

Kale

Lacinato

Leeks

Bandit

Melon

Charentais

Melon

Minnesota Midget

Melon

Petite Yellow

Melon

Sugar Baby Watermelon

Mesclun Mix

Mesclun Mix

Pepper - Chile

Ancho Pablano

Pepper - Chile

Beaver Dam

Pepper - Chile

Black Hungarian

Pepper - Chile

Cayenne

Pepper - Chile

Habanero

Pepper - Chile

Jalapeno

Pepper - Chile

Santa Fe Grande

Pepper - Chile

Serrano

Pepper - Sweet

Buran

Pepper - Sweet

Jimmy Nardello's

Pepper - Sweet

Marconi Red

Pepper - Sweet

Orange Bell

Pepper - Sweet

Quadrato Asti Giallo

Pepper - Sweet

Sweet Chocolate

Pepper - Sweet

Wisconsin Lakes

Squash - Summer

Black Beauty Zucchini

Squash - Summer

Patisson Panache

Squash - Winter

Delicata Zeppelin

Squash - Winter

Gold Nugget

Squash - Winter

Sweet Dumpling

Squash - Winter

Table Queen

Tomatillo

Green Husk

Tomatillo

Purple De Milpa

Tomato - Beefsteak

Aunt Ruby's German Green

Tomato - Beefsteak

Brandywine

Tomato - Beefsteak

Cherokee Purple

Tomato - Beefsteak

German Pink

Tomato - Beefsteak

Hillbilly Potato Leaf

Tomato - Beefsteak

Mortgage Lifter

Tomato - Beefsteak

Soldacki

Tomato - Cherry

Beam's Yellow Pear

Tomato - Cherry

Black Cherry

Tomato - Cherry

Blondkopfchen

Tomato - Cherry

Chadwick

Tomato - Cherry

Currant - Sweet Pea

Tomato - Cherry

Green Grape

Tomato - Cherry

Peacevine

Tomato - Cherry

Red Fig

Tomato - Cherry

Riesentraube

Tomato - Paste

Amish Paste

Tomato - Paste

Black Plum

Tomato - Paste

Green Sausage

Tomato - Paste

Plum Lemon

Tomato - Paste

Principe Borghese

Tomato - Paste

San Marzano

Tomato - Salad

Green Zebra

Tomato - Salad

Jaune Flamme

Tomato - Salad

Stupice

Tomato - Salad

Wapsipinicon Peach

Tomato - Salad

Yellow Perfection

Tomato - Slicing

Arkansas Traveler

Tomato - Slicing

Black from Tula

Tomato - Slicing

Moonglow

Tomato - Slicing

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Varieties highlighted are new for 2014

 

Not all plant varieties are available at all times during the season. 

If you have a special request, I will be happy to deliver your requested plants

(if available) to the store of your choice on my next regular delivery day.

I also sell from my home by appointment.

Your feedback and questions are welcome and encouraged.

 

Contact Maggie

 by email maggiesherbsandheirlooms@gmail.com

 

or via Facebook at Maggie’s Herbs and Heirlooms

 

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History and Goals

I started Maggie’s Herbs and Heirlooms in 1999 after choosing to “retire” from the Information Systems business.   For many years I had been trying to start my own herb, vegetable and flower plants in rigged up basement settings, with less than desirable results.  A greenhouse was the solution.  My husband Jim and I put up the greenhouse on our one acre lot in the town of Waukesha.  When the property around us was bought up by developers for high density housing and industrial use, we decided to sell and move to our dream “hobby farm”.  We found this in rural Elkhorn Wisconsin.

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We now have 10 acres with 3 vegetable plots, dozens of herb and flower beds and over 100 trees and shrubs.

We have 2 barns, 2 greenhouses, chickens, pigs, cats, a dog and an ever-growing inventory of farm equipment.  Whew!

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The mission of Maggie’s Herbs and Heirlooms is

To Supply Local Gardeners With Organically Grown Herb And Heirloom Vegetable Plants.

 In the process, I hope to educate and learn from other gardeners.

Another goal is to turn the business into a sustainable enterprise.

I am working up the soil in my garden plots to allow me to grow out most of the varieties that I sell and to save the seeds.

This will help to produce plants that do well in our local climate and soil.

We’re not there yet, but every season gets us a little closer.

 

Current Operations

Seeds and plants come from several sources.  I save several varieties from my own gardens.  I have grown my own gardens and lawn organically for over 25 years. 

Seeds of Change has been selling organic heirloom and open pollinated seed for many years.   Their growers are located all over the country, so the exact location they come from depends on the variety. 

Seed Savers Exchange is located in northern Iowa, and has the mission of preserving heirloom varieties from all over the world.  They are certified organic and most of their growers are also organic.  

Richters Herbs in Ontario, Canada is the source for herb seeds.  They have one of the largest selections of herbs in North America, and the quality is always good.  I like that they are a northern grower because they have hardier stock.

Hillcrest Nursery is an organic herb grower that I am using this year for some of my herb plants.

 

Neem and insecticidal soap are used as pesticide only when needed.  My philosophy is that a healthy plant can survive most insect and disease problems, so I focus on healthy plants.

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