Seedlings, Starts and Plants
Our 2016 early and regular season
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Pick up for early season plant orders is
April 30th to May 14th.
Pick up for regular season plant orders begins May 28th.
Spring of 2015 began our first season of selling seedlings and plants! For over six years we have grown our own plants and seedlings and are excited to offer a wide selection of seedlings to our customers.
You will find a range of plants and varieties, especially if you're looking for heirloom tomatoes or hot or sweet peppers. You'll also find plenty of lettuce, leafy greens, cukes, winter and summer squash, herbs and flowers, just to name a few.
Download our interactive plant order form to pre-order your starts today! You may also print a copy and mail it back to us.
Where Can You Buy Our Plants?
We grow all our plants and seedlings using organic and sustainable practices. The potting soil is sourced locally from Vermont Compost Company and we use only organic fish and kelp emulsion to nurture the seedlings. This fall we purchased and slowly erected a 24' x 48' greenhouse frame from Ledgewood Farm. After many years of cramped and creative growing conditions, we are looking forward to our first spring with LOTS of room for our starts.
Most of our seedlings are grown in soil blocks, a unique way of cultivating plants that eliminates the need for plastic pots and containers. Though our bigger plants, such as tomatoes and peppers, are still sold in containers, you will find that most of our smaller vegetable, herb and flower plants are grown without plastic.
Soil blocks allow for easy transplanting and minimal root disturbance. Currently they are more common in European markets where growers sell their blocks directly to customers, who then carry them home in their own flats (Coleman, 1989). We hope you will grow to love the ease of soil blocks as much as we have!
How to Care for your "Soil Blocks"
Once you buy your soil blocks, the best thing to do is transplant them. Most of our soil blocks are hardened off and ready to go into the ground when you buy them; I will let you know of any exceptions! Aside from a couple key differences, plants grown in soil blocks are transplanted in the same manner as plants grown in containers. The first thing you don't have to do is wrestle those delicate plants out of a container. The second thing you don't have to do is loosen or untangle the roots. Here's a step-by-step planting guide:
If you can't quite make it out to the garden today:
Just make sure to keep your soil blocks thoroughly watered, but not over watered or the plants may damp off. Because the blocks are not surrounded by plastic, if left in a windy or intensely sunny location, they may dry out quickly. I usually water them 2-3 times per day, depending on how much direct sunlight and airflow they receive. The blocks should be moist to the touch, but not saturated, slimy or muddy. If they do get over watered or a green film develops, just stick them in a sunny location to dry them up a bit and hold off on watering. If the get really dry, place them into a shallow pan or flat of water and let them soak up what they need until they are no longer light brown, hard or dry. As always, contact us if you have additional questions.