Looking For A Veggie Box?
Available here each week beginning June 1st. Pay by the week or month. Ask us how you can get your locally grown no spray fruits, veggies and herbs. Delivery available.
Today I've been working on signs for our Nursery and Farmers Markets. Tell me what you think. I'm trying to make it easy & flexible to order veggie boxes this year. We are also taking pre-orders for tomato and pepper plants because so many of the popular varieties sold out quickly last year in the nursery. This year we're growing fewer varieties but more of each. Oh and speaking of the nursery, we will soon be open! We just need a dry and calm day to put the plastic back on and then a day or two to stock it. The greenhouse at the farm here is absolutely loaded with plants all waiting to be transplanted into their nice big red and white pots so they can grow nice healthy roots and be perfect for you to plant once the weather has improved. We're not past our frost free date yet so while its ok for many things to get going, the warmer weather plants need about another month yet for the nights to be consistently warm. Not +3C and raining as it is tonight.
Veggie boxes will be available beginning in June again. This year instead of paying all upfront (which is too expensive for many people) we are doing pay-by-the-week or month options. You can pick up from us at the Farmers Markets in Greenwood on Thursday or Friday, or we will deliver too. As usual, it will be grown to our exacting organic and permaculture based growing standards. And you're welcome to come help us in the garden and see how we grow and care for your food. That way you know for yourself it's organic, locally grown, and fresh!
Your Plants Today
No Deposit Needed. Get excellent varieties for our climate, delicious flavours, and healthy plants. Locally grown, many organic varieties.
Your plants will come in individual pots ready for planting June 1st to 3rd.
& Pepper Plant Order Form 2017
80 Days. This bushy vine does best when pruned, you'll get lager
fruit and better ripening. Excellent balanced flavour, dark red.
Large sized tomatoes are good for one slice sandwiches and
burgers. For best flavour harvest when fully ripe.
Vine. 78 Days. The
standard for heirloom tomato flavour. Well known for its size and
exotic, sweet, tomato flavour. Compact vining habit produces large
fruit with a pinkish red flesh.
Cascade - Vine. 55 Days. These vines produce heavy yields all
season long. Good for canning and eating fresh, these are open
pollinated. They are thin skinned and don't keep very long but
are well worth growing and eating fresh. Bred for cooler climates
Nugget -Bush. 56 Days. Gold Nugget cherry tomato seeds produce
compact plants 24″ tall. Gold Nugget’s compact size makes it
an ideal choice for containers and small garden spaces. The fruit
set easily even in bad weather and produce ping pong ball sized
golden tomatoes that are mostly seedless until the end of the
season. Winner of the RHS Award.
Maker - Vine. 75 Days. These 6' tall plants are an old English
variety that produce heavy yields over a long time. Deep red
clusters of smooth skinned fruit are medium sized and have a
classic sweet flavour. They benefit from pruning and staking.
German -Vine. 80 Days. If you give this 8-10' plant lots of
sturdy support and water, you'll be rewarded with a modest yield
of gorgeous yellow and red fruit that are fragrant & nearly
seedless. Potato leaf variety from a Mennonite in community in
Virginia, circa 1800.
Marzano -Vine. 80 Days. This is a truly outstanding tomato for
making sauce and its delicious! Forget Roma tomatoes, San Marzano
Lampadina 2 are the worlds gold standard in sauce tomatoes. All the
way from Italy, they are long, blocky and firm with thick skins.
Fruit keeps for ages as it has a lower water content and the
plants are disease resistant. One of our favourite tomatoes.
Bush. 60 Days. Very popular maritime variety that's used for wating
fresh and famous for green tomato relish.
Early maturity and reliability. Open pollinated. Dwarf plant habit
and medium sized globe shaped fruit.
Million -Vine. 60 Days. Bright
red cherry tomatoes. Early maturing clusters of tiny fruit are well
rounded, deep red in colour with a delicious sweet flavour. Long
harvest time, vines need support and do well in greenhouses.
Tolerance to cracking and good holding qualities.
Tim - Bush. 55 Days. Miniature
cherry tomatoes. Dwarf plants are literally loaded with small, firm
red fruit about 1 inch in diameter. These do well in pots.
Bush. 55 Days. These are hanging basket tomatoes that produce
beautiful red tomatoes. Best grown in partial shade out of the
rain, fertilize monthly. Mix a few flowers in for a beautiful
basket at eye height. 2-3 plants per basket. Limited quantities.
are available for delivery June 1-3rd. They will be in
individual pots, hardened off and ready for planting. We grow
varieties that are delicious and also do well in our climate. Regular
watering and keeping the leaves dry will promote healthy plants and
fruits that don't crack. Add a little calcium to the soil to prevent
blossom end rot and prune out the suckers of vining types. For best
flavour pick fruits fully ripe and don't refrigerate.
Wonder -The standard for Sweet Bell peppers. These peppers start
green and with enough heat and time will turn a beautiful red. The
compact bushy plants do equally well in a garden, large pot, or
greenhouse with a somewhat concentrated harvest period over
several weeks. You'll get sweeter peppers if you let them ripen to
Ghost Chili -Ghost
peppers also known as Bhut Jalokia, are one of the worlds hottest
peppers and really pack a whollop at over 1 million Scoville heat
units (SHU). That's 3x hotter than our red Habaneros. We're
serious, treat the plants, fruit and especially seeds with
caution. We use gloves and are careful to not touch eyes nose etc.
Limited quantities available in 2017. They fruit at the end of
the season. If you can bring them indoors as a houseplant over
the winter you'll be rewarded with a much bigger harvest the
Habanero -Another hot one! These ripen from green, to yellow, to
red, getting hotter and hotter all the time. Ranging from 100,000
to 350,000 SHU, you've been warned. Like many other peppers you
can grow it as a houseplant over winter then back outside the
next summer for greater yields.
M -Compared to our other hot peppers, these thick walled and
juicy little green peppers seem mild to heat lovers. At a modest
5000 SHU they add a nice warmth to chili, tacos and other foods.
They're especially good stuffed and pickle nicely. The small
bushes are good in pots on the patio. Deer resistant after the first
Large Thick Cayenne-
These are strong upright plants with thick wrinkly fruit up to 6”
long. At 30- 40,000 SHU they definitely have a kick, though not as
much as their slim cousins. They ripen from green to red and
peppers ripen almost all at once so its easy to harvest them for
drying. 70-80 days to maturity.
Orange Sun -
These sweet bell peppers ripen to a stunning bright orange. The
blocky peppers have 3-4 lobes and are juicy with thick flesh. The
interior is good for stuffing. Plants reach 24” tall and do
well in large containers with good fertile soil. 90 days to
maturity, worth the wait. Keep evenly watered in free draining soil.
your own paprika! These pepper plants are vigorous little bushes and
produce lots of 4” peppers with a small seed cavity. Dry the
seed pods at the end of the season then grind finely. We also
recommend you try slicing and smoking some before drying and
grinding, the flavour is outstanding.
Purple Beauty -
Beautiful blocky purple peppers are sweet and good for eating raw or
stirfry. Open pollinated, we recommend saving your own seeds from
these chunky peppers who ripen from green to purple. Matures in