March is Seed Starting Month!! Stop in for seeds, seed starting supplies and advice as you plan your BEST GARDEN YET!
Growing your own food can be so rewarding, and yet a little daunting. Healthy food starts with healthy starter veggie plants and so we invite you to come and choose from our great selection of tried and true garden varieties, the latest new veggies suited to small space gardening, heirloom selections, and fresh fragrant herbs.
We will be happy to share gardening tip, so that your harvest is abundant and tasty, because there is nothing as rewarding as picking that sun-ripened tomato from the vine, or biting into that crunchy pepper that you carefully tended to over the summer.
Here are a few varieties that we will be growing for you to try in your gardens at home.
This huge shepherd pepper is as sweet as an apple and is named for South America’s highest mountain. An early pepper that can reach up to 12 inches in length, it can be enjoyed at the light green stage, but is sweetest when fully ripened to red.
If you love your food in a variety of unique colours, then this early bell pepper definitely will stand out on your plate. Its black purple skin contrasts richly with its bright green flesh
‘Pepper Heads’ looking to test their heat tolerance may like to grow this pepper, that is rated the second hottest pepper in the world. This pepper shaped like a Scotch bonnet has a distinctive stinger tail and even though the taste starts weak, watch out—this pepper’s heat builds to an intense Scoville heat rating of 1.5-2 million heat units.
One of our favourite heirloom varieties year after year. This tomato’s striped green flesh absolutely ‘jumps’ off the plate and pleases the palate, be sure to trellis this variety and look forward to a tasty harvest.
This hybrid , bush type tomato is easy to grow and produces medium sized fruit all at the same time, so as to make it easier and better timed for you to harvest and process at once. Oh and the taste is rich, mild, delightful!
We may not all have the space for a garden plot, but we can still grow great veggies that are suited for small spaces and containers. ‘Hansel’ eggplant is a compact plant that is well suited to growing in a pot, AND it boasts many improvements over traditional eggplants – less seeds, tender, non-bitter flesh and a long harvest window.
Be sure to ask us what other veggies are suited to growing in containers.