Bob fired up the first of the greenhouses over the weekend, and we’re transplanting today. The pace is still slow, but it’ll pick up soon. Pretty soon we’ll have little growing plants coming out our ears! (Not literally, of course, but you get the idea…)
The seed racks are filled and waiting, and product has started to arrive. Hang on, the ride has begun!
You’ve been successful at growing some of your own vegetables and small fruits (strawberries, blueberries…). Is it time to try a few fruit trees? If you dream of having your family be able to grab a juicy apple or peach from a tree in your own back yard, now is the time to make the decision that this will be the year that you begin.
If you order in February or March, we can bring in your fruit trees by special order, in bare-root form. (That means they’ll arrive without a pot, so they’ll be easier to transport, and less expensive to purchase.) Call us for availablity of the varieties you want. We’ll bring them in when the time is right for planting, and call you to let you know they are here. You can dig the holes, pick up the trees, and plant that same day. What could be easier?
The plants we sell are already branched, not the twigs that you’ll find in the box stores. In 3-5 years you should be able to harvest fruit from your very own fruit trees. What are you waiting for? Give us a call! (740-546-4467)
We got in a shipment of cute statuary today. We haven’t unpacked it yet, since it is so cold out in the greenhouses, but we’re so excited for you to see it all. It’ll all be on display when we reopen in March. Here is a piece, just couldn’t wait to start showing it to you!
The USDA has reevaluated the temperature patterns for the US and come up with a revised version of the Hardiness Zone Map. Check it out here. It’s interesting that, where some of Ohio used to be zone 5A or 5B, it is almost entirely Zone 6A on the new map. What that indicates is that the low temperatures in the winter are about 5 degrees warmer than they used to be.
The web site allows you to look at your state in an enlarged version, and to plug in your zip code if you can’t figure out where on the map you really are. (Don’t feel bad, I’m geographically challenged, too.)
Fresno Chile image courtesy of Ivy Garth Seeds
Do you like jalapenos? Then you’ll like Fresno Chiles, too. They are just about as hot (maybe a bit hotter) and have the thick waxy feel of a jalapeno. You could use them interchangeably in recipes. They are good fresh, added to salsas, roasted (and stuffed as an appetizer if you like that heat), or canned.
They begin green and ripen to red, at which point they are a little sweeter. The plants are vigorous and bear well.
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