Now that warmer temperatures have finally arrived and we have had rain to make everything nice and green – it’s time to start thinking about the vegetable and herb gardens!
We have a great selection of herbs available – 5 different basil including Lemon Basil, Sweet Basil, Thai Basil, Catnip, Chives, Cilantro, Curry, Bouquet Dill, Fernleaf Dill, Fennel, Lemon Balm, Apple Mint, Spearmint Mint, Peppermint Mint, Oregano, Italian Oregano, Italian Parsley, Triple Curled Parsley, Rosemary, Sage, Golden Sage, Purple Sage, natural Stevia, Tarragon, Creeping Thyme, Lemon Thyme , Silver Thyme and more!
If you don’t have a garden – you can still have herbs. You can make an herb planter from any ceramic or terra cotta pot – you can use a wood or plastic oblong planter or just let your imagination guide you to what you can make an herb planter from. I took one of our cedar planters and took the five herbs that we use the most for cooking and salsa and it is now growing on our deck.
Herbs can also be grown in your flower planter arrangements. Container gardening should have a thriller, filler and spiller. The “filler” plant can be herbs. They have great color and texture and fill in a container garden nicely. You can then harvest the herbs as you want when cooking!
Now for the vegetable gardens – our cool season vegetables include broccoli, cabbage, kale, kohlrabi, and cauliflower. You will find an amazing selection of tomatoes and peppers including (tomatoes) Beefsteak, Big Boy, Early Girl, Celebrity, Black Prince, Brandywine, Celebrity, Delicious, Jet Star, Tumbling Tom, Roma, Patio, Pineapple, Pink Girl, Red Grape, Superfantastic, Yellow Pear, and (peppers) Chocolate Beauty, Green Bell, Red Bell, Candy Apple, Serrano, Jalapeno, Sweet Banana and more!
We have the following available as starter plants: Bush Bean, Cantaloupe, Cucumber, Eggplant, Honeydew Melon, Squash, and Zucchini.
Again – if you don’t have space a garden – put a tomato plant in a container. Add a pepper and a few onions to a larger container with a tomato and you have a salsa garden!
Let your imaginations run! Come in and check out the herbs and vegetables and get ready to enjoy the bounty of summer!