NEW IN 2020! Seed Potatoes!
Yukon gold is the standard storage potato. We also have French Fingerling, a gourmet pink skinned potato with bi-color yellow and red flesh.
You can plant potatoes now. They tolerate cool soil and frost. They like fertile, well-drained soil, and would really appreciate Chicken Gold! manure dug into the soil where you plant them. Cut the potatoes into golf-ball-sized chunks with 1-2 eyes per piece, let the cut surface dry overnight (curing). Then plant them 2-3” deep, 12” apart in rows about 3’ apart.
We recommend covering them with floating row cover at planting, or for sure before the sprouts emerge in 2-3 weeks. Floating row cover will exclude Colorado Potato Beetles, Cucumber beetles, and other potato-loving insects if you seal the edges with dirt soon enough. Our 7’wide floating row cover will give the plants a couple feet of up-growing room. We also sell stainless steel hoops to hold the floating row cover off the foliage if needed—in windy areas, sometimes the potato leaves poke holes in the row cover. Floating row cover saves hours of picking off potato beetles and avoids pesticides.
When your potato sprouts are 6-8” tall, hill them. Rake soil from each side of the row about 4” high along the base of the plants. Repeat the process as needed until the plants are about 12” high. Hilling protects the tubers from turning green.
About Our Vegetable Starter Plants
Here’s how we choose what we start for you:
- Flavor, Taste, and did we mention Deliciousness
- Disease Resistance
- Performance in our area (productivity, hardiness)
- Some varieties we grow because they are just so good and also unique
Here’s how we start them:
We grow your veggie starter plants from seed in individual bio-degradable peat pots. This year we are combining organic potting soil from Vermont Compost with Premier Pro-mix BX containing mycorrhizae, a biological fungus that colonizes plant roots to reduce susceptibility to stress and root rots. We continue to fertilize with the organic fertilizers Sustane and Nature’s Source. We use living biological organisms to prevent disease and combat pests like aphids. You do not need to disturb the roots or remove the peat pot when you plant—when the pots are damp, the roots will go right through it into the ground. Your veggie starts take off and grow very quickly when planted this way.
Here’s what we charge:
You can buy exactly the amount you need for your garden. Vegetable prices: Veggie starter pots are $2.00 each, 2/$3.00. For vegetable starts we now offer a 10% discount for seniors and veterans.
Bigger starts in the large 4-1/2″ peat pots (bigger starts) are $5.00 each.
Some longer-growing herbs are in plastic perennial or annual pots, and these are priced by pot color. 4-1/2″ green pots are $5.50, black pots are $6.50, and some very special plants in terra-cotta pots are $7.50. Signs are also posted at the farm.
Thank you for buying Locally-grown Plants!
Here is the complete 2020 updated vegetable and herb variety list!
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If you have any questions please contact us.