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Chef Specialty Gardens

The Chef Specialty Gardens offer selected combinations of our most popular Asian vegetables and herbs. Each seed packet has general growing instructions. Cultivate a kitchen garden of interest that will enhance your gardening and dining experience. Share the joy of gardening and send Chef Specialty Gardens as gifts to friends and family. A Chef Specialty Garden is $26.00.

(Variety substitutes will be made if the specific variety is sold out.)



C001 Asian Herb Garden

The Asian Herb Garden is our collection of essential herbs for Asian cuisine. Each herb has intense flavor and scent. Enjoy creating your own Asian fusion dishes by growing and experimenting with these specialty herbs.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#035 Ao Shiso Green Perilla
#078 Evergreen Nebuka Japanese Bunching Onion
#356 Leisure Cilantro Chinese Parsley
#037 Hiro Haba Chinese Leek
#355 Kintsai Chinese Celery
#032 Mitsuba Japanese Parsley
#521 Sweet Large Leaf Thai Basil



C002 Asian Salad Garden

The Asian Salad Garden has a unique selection of Asian greens that will definitely add interest to your salads. Toss young baby greens into salads and add the mature leaves into stir-fries or cooked dishes.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#245 Beka Santoh Chinese Cabbage
#410 Yukina Savoy Chinese Cabbage
#054 Mizuna Pot Herb Mustard
#051 Red Giant Mustard
#033 Shungiku Chrysanthemum Green
#062 Tatsoi Pak Choi
#102 White Stem Daikon Sprouts



C003 Tropical Garden

The Tropical Garden offers many unusual and delicious vegetables from tropical regions; the beautiful deep red-purple yard long bean from China, Poha Berry is delicious dipped in chocolate and the Winged bean found throughout Asia.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#573 Green Vines Supreme Malabar Spinach
#155 Bitter Gourd
#077 Molokhia
#239 Poha Berry
#263 Red Noodle Yard Long Bean
#218 Winged Bean
#494 Early Green Yu Choy Sum



C004 Japanese Heirloom Garden

We are extremely delighted to offer the Japanese Heirloom Garden. It is our special collection of dento yasai or "traditional vegetables" of Japan's Kansai region. They have been historically used in a vegetarian cooking style of shojin ryori that is practiced by Buddhist priests.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#235 Mibuna
#078 Evergreen Nebuka Japanese Bunching Onion
#224 Hinona Kabu Turnip
#242 Kamo Eggplant
#203 Kyoto Red Carrot
#378 Kogiku Winter Squash
#048 Katsura Giant Pickling Melon



C005 Tsukemono Favorite Pickling Garden

The tradition of pickling is one way vegetables have been preserved in Asia. Many of our customers want to make bachan's (grandmother's) tsukemono recipes or the tsukemono served at restaurants or sold in markets. We have selected the most popular vegetables used for pickling kim chee, takuan, nukamiso, shoyu zuke, ichiyazuki and other recipes. A dinner is not complete unless something spicy, salty, sweet or sour is served!

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#048 Katsura Giant Pickling Melon
#027 Kurume Long Japanese Eggplant
#051 Red Giant Mustard
#019 Tasty Green Cucumber Hybrid
#568 Kanamachi Turnip
#090 Tokinashi All Season Daikon
#008 Aichi Chinese Cabbage



C006 Macrobiotic Garden

The Macrobiotic Garden offers principal and supplemental vegetables that support a macrobiotic dietary approach. Experience gardening by growing your organic food source.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#499 Adzuki Red Bean Wase
#049 Gai Choi Chinese Mustard
#151 Kurogoma Black Sesame Seed
#528 Tohya Soybean
#568 Kanamachi Turnip
#070 Takinogawa Gobo Burdock
#090 Tokinashi All Season Daikon



C007 Shabu Shabu Garden

The Shabu Shabu Garden is our selection of basic vegetables for nabemono (one pot or hot pot) cooking whether it is shabu shabu, sukiyaki or torinabe. Grow your own vegetables for the freshest vegetable ingredients.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#040 Dwarf Grey Sugar Snow Pea
#071 Ishikura Japanese Bunching Onion
#060 Maruba Santoh Chinese Cabbage
#203 Kyoto Red Carrot
#090 Tokinashi Daikon
#038 Orai All Season Spinach Hybrid
#033 Shungiku Chrysanthemum Green



C008 Stir-Fry Garden

Our most popular vegetable varieties used for stir-frying are found in one specialty garden. Stir-fry a vegetable or try combinations of these vegetables to find the perfect balance of flavor.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#040 Dwarf Grey Sugar Snow Pea
#049 Gai Choi Chinese Mustard
#294 Wan Shen Chinese Broccoli
#071 Ishikura Improved Japanese Green Onion
#056 Chinese Pak Choi
#055 Komatsuna
#059 Shanghai Green Pak Choi



C009 Thai Garden

Your Thai Garden will be filled with authentic vegetables of Thailand because all of these seeds are from Thailand. All you need are your spices, fish sauce, and coconut milk and curry paste.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#428 Thai Bird Pepper
#019 Tasty Green Cucumber
#043 Blue Kuri Kabocha Squash
#228 Siam Queen Thai Basil
#521 Sweet Large Leaf Thai Basil
#356 Cilantro
#470 Petch Siam Thai Eggplant



C010 Baby Leaf Garden

The baby leaf greens in this colorful mix are very tender and sweet when they are harvested only 2"-6" tall. When the first true leaves are well formed, some varieties can be cut above the seed leaves. This offers the opportunity for further re-growth and subsequent harvests. Other varieties are harvested roots and all. Baby leaf vegetables are excellent additions to salad mixes, braising mixes, soups, sushi and sashimi.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#245 Beka Santoh Chinese Cabbage
#338 Garnet Giant Mustard
#055 Komatsuna
#335 Ruby Streak Mustard
#354 Wasabina Mustard
#062 Tatsoi Pak Choi
#485 Astro Arugula



C011 Juicing Garden

These varieties are chosen for their delicious flavors and varied nutrients. Vegetables that have been harvested from your own garden and then quickly processed in your juicer or blender make a drink that is fresh and alive in ways that store or bought food can't be - and much more delicious! Juicing and making vegetable smooties can complement your diet. Extracting juice or grinding vegetables finely makes the nutrients more immediately available to your body.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#308 Atomic Red Carrot
#213 Vitamina Chinese Cabbage
#181 Watercress
#019 Tasty Green Cucumber Hybrid
#055 Komatsuna
#062 Tatsoi Pak Choi
#359 Ruby Red Swiss Chard



C012 Microgreen Garden

Microgreens are grown in a raised bed or shallow container with a well-drained soil mixture. They are harvested when the first true leaves just begin to develop and are clipped close to the soil level when about 1" to 2" tall. Delicate microgreens are used as accents on appetizers, sandwiches, salads, main courses, and even desserts. This mix has been created with a variety of leaf shapes, flavors, and colors.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#349 Tokyo Bekana Chinese Cabbage
#355 Kintsai Dark Green Chinese Celery
#054 Mizuna Mustard
#051 Red Giant Mustard
#350 Tatsoi Savoy Pak Choi
#362 Sango All Purple Radish
#283 Red Arrow Red Stem Radish



C013 Korean Cuisine Garden

The Korean Cuisine Garden features traditional Korean red peppers for making red chili paste (gochujang) and a Korean cabbage used for making kimchee. Korean perilla and sesame are commonly used in Korean cooking. Jeok Gat is a spicy mustard and Alpine Gold is a crisp Korean radish for pickling.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#260 Korean Perilla
#600 Vita Green Hybrid Pepper
#601 Gochujang King Hybrid Pepper
#511 Chun Yeon Gold Hybrid Chinese Cabbage
#084 Kingoma (tan sesame)
#444 Jeok Gat Mustard
#493 Alpine Gold Hybrid Radish



C014 Edible Flower Garden

The Edible Flower Garden highlights some of our most versatile varieties with both the leaves and the flowers popular amongst gardeners, farmers, and chefs with the side benefit of encouraging a diverse population of pollinators. Try the fresh flowers in salads or desserts and the dried flowers for different herbal tea preparations.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#539 Asian Sour Leaf Roselle
#591 Dwarf Jewel Mix Nasturtium
#398 Edible Flower Mix
#590 Empress of India Nasturtium
#380 Honey Bee Mix
#413 Oasis Chrysanthemum
#604 Korean Mint



C015 Zesty Salad Garden

The Zesty Salad Garden is a mix of sweet lettuces and tender greens. Radishs offer both a hint of spice and crunch to the mix. Salad greens grown in your own garden will be full of flavor on their own, needing only the lightest of dressings. Succession planting will ensure a continuous supply of salad for your dinner table.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#062 Tatsoi
#106 Champion Radish
#359 Ruby Red Chard
#644 Red Tango Lettuce
#643 Little Gem Lettuce
#642 Red Oakleaf Lettuce
#639 Buttercrunch Lettuce



C016 Mexican Cuisine Garden

The Mexican Cuisine Garden celebrates the wide diversity of Mexican cuisine. Some vegetables like the iconic Mexcian chiles will be very familiar, and no taco is plate is complete without a coupld of crunchy radishes. The Mexican pumpkin known as Calabaza de Castilla might be the biggest surprise of the garden weighing in at 15-20 pounds. This will surely become a new favorite in the fall alongside drying red chiles and coriander seed.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#636 Grey Zucchini Squash
#630 Chilaca Pasilla Pepper
#633 Jalepeno M Pepper
#106 Champion Radish
#617 Calabaza de Castilla Squash
#356 Cilantro Leisure
#071 Ishikura Improved Bunching Onion



C017 Chinese Cuisine Garden

The home garden is a wonderful source for the wide ranging diversity of Chinese cuisine. The Chinese Cuisine Garden offers versatile vegetables for classic traditional dishes and new creations.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#144 Chinese Broccoli Kailaan
#496 Flowering Brassica Jung Green
#059 Green Stem Pak Choi Shanghai
#056 White Stem Pak Choi Chinese
#049 Chinese Mustard Gai Choi
#267 Snow Pea Oregon Giant
#356 Chinese Parsley Leisure



C018 India Cuisine Garden

With a good selection of gourds and greens, the India Cuisine Garden offers many choices for cooking regional specialties.

 Price:  $26.00

This Garden includes one packet each of the following:
#623 Bitter Gourd Dark Green
#473 Snake Gourd Buag Ngu
#199 Bottle Gourd Calabash Long
#077 Egyptian Spinach Molokhia
#451 Okra Clemson Spineless
#038 Spinach Alrite
#109 Turnip Purple Top



Please take another look at our full line of seeds to complement these specialty gardens. See the Vegetable Seed Index for the complete listing of Asian seeds.



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