Specifics on varieties available

on Tue, 07/25/2017

A number of people have messaged asking for specifics regarding what varieties are available. So here's what I've got:

Tomatoes (most $2/each)

Beefsteak
Better Boy
Big Mama
Black Krim
Brandywine
Cherokee Purple
Delicious
Early Girl
Jubilee Golden
Large Red Cherry
Old German
Oregon Spring
Roma
Sungold

Beans: (3/$1)

Dragon Tongue
Pinto
Contender
Scarlet Runner
Roma II
Triomph de farcy
Blue Lake 274
Kitchen King

Squash (most $1 each, some large plants $2)

Zucchini
Crookneck
Acorn
Butternut
Spaghetti
And some "mystery" ones marked with a ? that are free

Eggplant (most $1 each)

Long slim
Garden blend

Sweet Peppers ($1 each, small ones 50 cents)

California Wonder
Sunbright yellow
Purple beauty
Marconi yellow
Big Dipper
Orange Sun
Crimson Select
Golden star
Jupiter green
Various mix packs

Hot peppers ($1 each, small ones 50 cents)

Cayenne Slim Red
Serrano
Jalapeno
Habanero
Masivo
Bulgarian carrot
Hungarian yellow wax

Pumpkins ($1 each)

Big Max
Lumina (white)
Small decorative
Baby Wrinkles
Mr. Wrinkles
Sugar 

Misc ($1 each)

Broccoli
Cabbage
Cauliflower
Kale
Artichokes (only 2)
Strawberries (only 2)
Lettuce

Want to know when seedlings are available?

on Sat, 04/16/2016

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Come pick up some plants!

on Wed, 07/19/2017

With the odd weather we've had this year, folks are running behind in getting their gardens together. Are you like that? Need more plants for your garden? We have hundreds of organically raised seedlings and plants ready to go in your garden. 

Plants were grown in organic soil and treated with organic food, like fish fertilizer. Most are in 4" pots, but some are in smaller peat pots or seedling cells.

So what's available?

We have a wide variety of plants, including:

Seedlings for sale

on Fri, 05/26/2017

Well, with the weather being so crazy this year, everything is running later than normal. I wasn't even able to do cucumbers this year because it was just too cold. Here's what is available thus far:

Peas: $1/plant

Sugar Snap - 7
Cascadia - 7
Dwarf Grey - 5
Burpeeana Early - 7
Oregon Sufar Pod - 3
Oregon II - 4
Oregon Giant - 3

Beans - $1/plant or $5 for a six pack

(most of these are still in the six pack seedling cells)
Dragon Tongue - 11
Black Turtle - 13
Pinto - 13
Mexican Red - 10
There are also a bunch of other beans that I haven't cataloged yet:
Scarlet runner
Provider
Kentucky Wonder
Blue Lake
Italian
French
... and more!

Cauliflower, Broccoli, Cabbage, Greens - $2/lg plant, $1/sm plant

Snowball Y Cauliflower - 6
Early Green Broccoli - 9
There are also a bunch of greens that I haven't cataloged yet:
Chinese Cabbage
Bok Choi
Blue Kale
Lacinato Kale
Lettuce

Eggplant - $2/plant

Early Long - 13
Garden Blend - 2

Squash & Zucchini - $2/plant

Dark Green Zucchini - 11
Straightneck Squash - 18
Black Beauty Zucchini - 8
Buttercup Squash - 5
Acorn Squash - 10
Spaghetti Squash - 2
Golden Zucchini - 8
Ford Hook Zucchini - 8
Waltham Butternut Squash - 9
Crookneck Squash - 3
We also had an entire tray of squash get knocked over and the tags fell out. So we have about 10 "mystery" squash plants. Most likely contenders - crookneck, sure thing zucchini, but could be some winter squash. These are $1/plant.

Pumpkins & Gourds - $2/plant

Jack o Lantern pumpkin - 6
Big Max pumpkin - 6
Lumina white pumpkin - 11
Small sugar pumpkin - 2
Baby Wrinkles  pumpkin - 6
Jack be little pumpkin - 8
Mr. Wrinkles pumpkin - 7
Mini pumpkins - 15
Early sweet sugar pumpkin - 4
Fancy gourd mix - 5

More eggplant, peppers (bell & hot), herbs, tomatoes, lettuce, etc is forthcoming. The items above are just those that are hardened off and ready to go. I have a greenhouse filled with plants that are hardening off and will be ready by the end of next week.

Seedling shelves

on Sat, 03/04/2017

This is the shelf I have. It's a Husky 5 shelf heavy duty shelving system. It can hold up to 1,000 lbs per shelf, so it's more than enough for some plants and lights. Once we get the shelves rearranged, there will be about 1.5' between each shelf, which is more than enough.

The only complaints I have about it are:

  • It's 48" wide, so it's 2" shy of being able to fit 5 trays on it. As such, I let the trays on each side stick over an inch
  • I wish it had one more shelf, as that would be perfect. I haven't been able to find a replacement or add-on shelf anywhere for it.

I wish I had seen this one when I bought mine, as I would have liked gotten it instead.

It's the same brand and same type of shelf. The only difference is that it is 60" wide instead of 48". That means you can fit 6 trays on each shelf.

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New additions...

on Mon, 02/27/2017

Ordered several new seeds today, so soon I'll have some new items to add to the inventory. Also ordered two different kinds of strawberry roots, so I'll be able to sell strawberry plants this year as well. One I've grown before and it is VERY prolific - it was still growing strawberries when it snowed here in November. The other grows very large, tasty berries. I'm looking forward to trying that one out.

Click read more below to see photos and descriptions of the tomatoes, eggplant, strawberries, greens, and more that we'll be adding to the site.

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Added more lights

on Sun, 02/26/2017

Since it was time for the peas to start popping up, I needed to add lights to the third shelf where those plants are sitting. So on Friday I ran to Home Depot and picked up everything I needed to add two more lights to the shelf. I now have three shelves of plants with 2 lights on each. 

And it was a good thing, too, as by Saturday morning there were a whole bunch of peas that had popped up. Now they'll have the light that they need.

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What to do with old soil?

on Mon, 02/20/2017

A question I see a lot from people who container garden is what to do with the soil from last year that is in their containers. Do they get rid of it? Reuse it? What? It seems like every year once we get close to growing season that this question comes up.

There are a lot of options. If you have a compost pile, you can dump all of the old soil that doesn't have plants currently growing in it, bulbs that will come back each year, etc. This gives it a chance to be reinvigorated by the nutrients it picks up from your compost heap. But what if you don't have a compost heap?

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Welcome! About this site...

Zucchini seedlingsWelcome to my blog on container gardening. I live in an apartment and as such don't have the option to plant anything in the ground. As such, I gave dozens and dozens of containers surrounding my patio filled with herbs, vegetables, fruits, and flowers.

I started out with just a few planters of strawberries around my garden. Then I added a few hanging baskets of flowers for our daughter. Each year I've expanded and expanded my garden. I've been buying bigger and bigger containers and adding new plants. I've found some things that have worked well for me - like the Asian finger eggplant that produced probably 100 eggplants - and things that haven't - my rapini never grew and it's just too cold for melons to do well.

I hope to share what I've learned thus far, tips, and more through this blog. I also hope to hear from you about what has worked for you.

Be sure to check out the photo galleries! Lots of photos there showing what I'm growing, how the plants are doing and more!