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Vegetable gardening has once again gained popularity! There is nothing better than picking fresh tomatoes or leaf lettuce for a salad or sandwich. It is important to pick a sunny area for crops with loose, fertile and well drained soil. Adding peat moss and mushroom compost to soil will help lighten it for good drainage and enrich soil at the same time. Rotating same family crops every year will help prevent diseases that over winter in the soil. Keeping a garden weeded will also help to keep vegetable plants free from disease and insects.  If soil is heavy with lots of clay, another choice would be to plant vegetables in a raised garden allowing plenty of drainage and choice of soil. If space is limited, mixing vegetables or herbs in a flower garden can be decorative and easy to do. 

There is always room to add a tomato plant as a back drop or plant pepper plants in between perennials or annuals. Planting fast growing vegetables such as radishes, green onions or lettuce among slow growing vegetables such as tomato plants or even late summer perennials utilizes best use of space. Planting in pots has also gained popularity especially for those having only a patio area to grow them in. Planting a salsa garden, tomato and pepper plants, onion and cilantro, would be very easy and fun to do in a pot!  Besides picking fresh vegetables, you will save money on produce, get good exercise, have control over pesticides and feel a sense of accomplishment with planting a vegetable garden. Planting and caring for a garden can be a great family activity teaching children about planting and great family bonding time!  

Seeds and Sets

We carry a good selection of Burpee vegetable seeds as well as some flower seeds. We also have potato sets and onion sets available. Generally, we stock Kennebec White, Russet White, La Sota Red and Pontiac Red potato sets. We stock yellow, white and red onion sets which can be used for green onions or dry onions. Generally, the white and yellow onion sets are used for green onions though. Both onion and potatoes are considered a cool weather crop so you can plant the sets late April into May, depending on the weather.

Cool Weather Vegetables Plants

Cool weather vegetable plants can be planted in late April and are available on opening day. Our cool weather vegetables include: Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, (Early, Late & Red), Cauliflower and Collards.

Warm Weather Vegetables Plants

Warm weather vegetable plants could be planted mid May – end of May, depending on the weather.  Not only does the air temperature have to be warm but also the ground temperature. Vegetables will grow and produce best after chance of frost is gone. Some tomato or pepper plant varieties may be added to our stock but are not currently on our list. The warm weather vegetable plants we carry are: 

  • Eggplant plants
    • Black Beauty
    • Ichiban
  • Onion plants
    • White Sweet
    • Yellow Sweet
  • Celery
  • Lettuce
  • Melon plants
    • Cantaloupe
    • Watermelon
  • Cucumber plants
    • Marketmore
    • Burples
    • Bush Pickles
    • Bush Crop
  • Squash plants
    • Acorn
    • Butternut
    • Crookneck
    • Zucchini

Pepper Plants

  • Ancho San Martin
  • Bell, Green
  • Bell, Red
  • Bell, Yellow
  • Cayenne
  • Costa Rican Hybrid
  • Flavorburst
  • Garden Salsa
  • Giant Marconi
  • Gypsy
  • Great Stuff Hybrid
  • Habanero
  • Hot Lemon
  • Hottie
  • Hungarian Hot
  • Jalapeno
  • Melrose
  • Mohawk
  • Pablano
  • Pimento
  • Red Chili
  • Rista Cayenne Hybrid
  • Serrano
  • Super Chili
  • Sweet Banana 
  • Tabasco
  • Zavory

Tomato Plants

  • Amish Paste
  • Beefmaster
  • Better Boy
  • Big Boy
  • Big Mama
  • Black Pearl
  • Box Car Willie (Heirloom)
  • Brandywine (Heirloom)
  • Celebrity
  • Champion
  • Cherokee Purple
  • Delicious (Heirloom)
  • Early Girl
  • Fourth of July
  • Fresh Salsa
  • Giant Belgium (Heirloom)
  • Golden Jubilee
  • Heartland
  • Jet Star
  • Juliet
  • Moby Grape
  • Mortgage Lifter (Heirloom)
  • Muriel
  • Napa Grape
  • Nyagous Black (Heirloom)
  • Orange Wellington
  • Pineapple (Heirloom)
  • Roma
  • Rutgers
  • Sunsugar
  • Sugary
  • Supersweet
  • Super Fantastic
  • Sweet 100
  • Sweet Seedless
  • Thessaloniki
  • Tomatillos
  • Tomato Berry
  • Tumbling Red
  • Tumbling Yellow
  • Yellow Cherry
  • Yellow Pear