We have the standard selection – Large Leaf Basil, Parsley, Chives, Oregano, Dill, Marjoram, Peppermint, Spearmint, Rosemary, Sage, Cilantro, Mexican Tarragon, Lavender and Fennel. Expanding on the Basil varieties, we added Red Ruben, Marseille, Minette & Lemon Basil. Garlic Chives, and Savory. You are welcome to visit us and see the best deals of the day.
Catnip – a special treat for those four legged friends and Lemon Grass will keep those mosquitoes away.
For your sweet tooth – we now have Stevia – nature’s sweetener- sweeter than sugar cane and after a busy summer day – how about some Camomile Tea? Try German Camomile. Borage – another herb for teas is also available.
If there’s an herb that you would like to see – please let us know. We are planning another expansion of herb varieties in 2015!
Strawberries.. a healthy garden fruit! Fort Laramie, Honeoye, Ozark Beauty, Wendy, Sparkler and more. A strawberry patch is a great way to have fresh fruit but also a way to get the little ones interested in gardening. What a treasure hunt to take them strawberry picking! Looking under each strawberry plant is exciting for children. Who can pick the bigger berry – who has the one that is the most red? Inexpensive to plant – priceless in memories!
Tomato – Tomatoe – Yes we have them – including many Heirloom varieties.
Canning, salsa, cherry tomatoes, slicers, whatever is your pleasure.
The heirloom varieties include Rugers, Mr. Stripey, Old German, Purple Cherokee and Red Brandywine. We do have a limited amount of grafted heirloom available in one gallon containers.
Several varieties of cherry, grape, and pear shaped salad tomatoes await you as well. Ground cherries – a super hard to find item is available in limited quantities – get yours this weekend!
We also have Big Beef, Early Girl, Viva Italia, Sugary, Roma, Celebrity and there are probably a few more that I’m missing. This past winter – the worst in recent memory – I ran out of my home canned tomatoes. Note to self – process a few more quarts than last year!
When planting tomatoes – remember to strip the lower leaves off of the stems, and either plant them deeper – or lay them horizontal in the planting hole. The result will be a much stronger, better rooted tomato plant.
Several years ago, a friend from California stopped in the nursery and his “secret” to large tomatoes was to bury a portion of a banana peel in the hole before planting. It works. I have gotten much bigger fruit when I do this.
Warm weather is here – time for gardening has begun. Enjoy!
Watch for our recipe contest this summer…….