Regarding Spring Plants. I have completed a full listing of all the tomato varieties I hope to have available this spring (May) as plants for your garden. I will have 90 varieties of open-pollinated (The majority of which are heirlooms) tomatoes. A few are new for me but most have proven themselves to be good producers in our region. Just go to the “Spring Plant Sales” section of my website and you can review descriptions as well as photos. I do not, as of yet, have a complete set of pictures for every variety. I do not “steal” pictures from other websites to fill in my gaps. My photos are just that, taken from my own field plants. You can google almost every variety and find numerous pictures available.
I should have further lists available in the next week or so. I will have plants for sweet and hot peppers, melons, squash and cucumbers. I will also have plants for cool weather crops like cabbages, lettuce, and other various greens. For herbs, I plan to have a good collection of culinary herbs and a “solid” collection of medicinals. Medicinal herbs are somewhat new to me but I think they should play an important part in a local, sustainable agricultural system. I hope to have 21 specific medicinal herb plant available with an emphasis on anti-bacterial herbs and anti-viral’s. Check back for a complete listing.
Aside from the above mentioned, I plan to have a good collection of perennial vegetables available as we did last spring. The difference is that most of these should be second year propagated plants and not starts from seed. These should be more vigorous and adaptable to local gardens.
If that is not enough to wet you appetite, I plan to also have plants for some of the more unusual grains like rice and quinoa, as well as “special use crops” like cotton, kenaf, fiber flax and a jolly collection of tobacco’s. I am sure I will add to this list but I have to see how much greenhouse space is left! Check back often for future updates. All of these plants will be available at my roadside stand at 56549 State Road 15, Bristol. We will be open 7 days a week for the month of May and early June. I will have plants at the Goshen Farmers Market as well, but not the complete inventory. Happy gardening, – John