Organic Seedling Sale

I can’t resist  a good plant sale or Nursery, seeking out new and different varieties ! I just heard about this local farm! Thanks Genie!  It’s  family run, and  they have had it for generations,  The Greene Farm! All of their vegetable seedlings are organic. There is a really good selection of Tomatoes, assorted veggies, herbs as well as perennials, annuals and shrubs. Fun for any gardener to visit! I’ve copied a list, below,  of times and location for any of you that live here and would like to check them out! 🙂

Plant List for April 28/29, 2018 Sale

Dates for Plant Sales this year:

Saturday, April 28, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, April 29, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 12, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Sunday, May 13, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 19, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Saturday, May 26, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Our Location:

We’re located at 1500 Munro Rd., in North Saanich, BC.

  Prices (unless otherwise marked):

1 gallon — $8.00 each

            4” — $3.00 each

            2” — $1.50 each

            4-packs — $2.00 each

            Tomatoes in 1 gallon pots — $5.00 each or 3 for $14.00

*******    PLEASE NOTE     *******

Because of the cold spring, we will not have cucumbers, squash, and melons at the April 28/29 sale.  We will have those for the sales in May.

Also, we will have only a few varieties of peppers and basil this weekend, and the tomato plants are still pretty small.  (I suggest you wait until the May 12/13 sale.)  There will also be more selection of annuals as well at the May sales.

We do not grow from GMO seeds.

Spring Flowers

It’s such an amazing time of year!

Flowers are blooming in profusion!

Lilacs ❤

Their fragrance fills the air …

This is my favourite time of year on the coast.

Even the shades of green are rich and varied

Some over  wintered flowers are still looking so lovely

Walking in the local parks is a treat, to see all the new foliage, bursting out

and hunting for fairy slipper orchids, is fun too!

  

It’s a rainy day, but its welcome. The garden is getting dry. The new blooms are bright and cheery even on a grey day 🙂

There is so much happening in the veggie garden too, it has been keeping me very busy this last month . That will be another post. I am almost winning the battle against the weeds , in the shrub borders, which, is my next task, rain or not 😉

 

Spring Garden

I truly adore this time of year!

The colours, smells and signs of new life

Even the rain is welcome …..most of the time!

Ha, ha…

  Asparagus 🙂

Seedlings in the greenhouse!

Its been a slow cool season, but the ground had warmed up enough for peas to be planted and the overwintered Kale and Arugula has produced lots of fresh greens! Today is another rain day , so thankful for my little dry greenhouse as there are more seedlings to be tended to!

Starting Seeds

Spring feels so much closer once the seeds are planted!

It was so nice to get back out in the Greenhouse.

The spinach growing in the gutters, are from seeds that didn’t germinate in  the fall , as are the onions below. If you can see them 🙂

This is what I planted:

In the Greenhouse:

Gutters; 3 varieties of Spinach, Turnips, Scallions and Mescluns

In Pots; 4 varieties of Radishes and Pac Choi

On Heat in the Garage:

Celery, Cabbage, Broccoli,Leeks , Onions and Shallots, 4 varieties of Tomatoes, Asian Greens, 2 varieties of Spring Lettuce

There are more that need to be planted now, Peppers and Eggplant in particular , but I have run out of those…back to the Nursery I go  😉

 

 

 

Orchid in Bloom

My Orchid is, Reblooming!

There is a first time for everything!

Im not sure what variety it is!

The kind you buy at the grocery store  😉

 

 

 

 

 

 

It took a year with very little fuss, so, definitely worth keeping!

 

2018 Garden Season

It’s been a while since I’ve visited here! I have missed it and I’m hoping 2018 will provide some new energy and motivation for blogging and gardening!

Lets start with a little of what is happening in the Garden now.

Garlic is coming up nicely and we have loads of Arugula

Some Swiss Chard

and a few herbs : parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme…

are you humming that tune now..ha, ha…

We also have a few spring cauliflower slowly sizing up.

Trying to decide what to order for seeds still and looking forward to a fresh start!

Happy New Year and Happy Gardening!

 

 

Summer Time Garden

Here’s a quick look at what has been happening in the last few months…..

 

June; Spring Onions and Leeks, some beautiful Red leaf Lettuce …

 

Romaine, Cauliflower & Scapes…

 

End of June , Garlic Scape Harvest!

 

Greenhouse Gutters this year were filled with Basil & Scallions…

 

It was a new experiment which worked out really well 🙂

 

Broccoli & peas were planted together under cover and were very productive!

July; Garlic Harvest

   

Tomatoes…are starting to change colour!

  

Zucchini Vine & Potatoes went in very late but are slowly coming along…

 

More seedlings are ready to be planted for late summer & fall !

Picked these this morning, we finally have some Figs 🙂