We regret we are unable to offer our delivery/pickup service for this Saturday, January 31. We do hope to continue throughout the rest of the winter and into the spring, as produce is available and as weather permits.
We will be able to soon add a few vegetables now growing in high tunnels. Small amounts of hardy vegetables should still be available the next time we deliver, which we are currently targeting for Saturday, February 7.
We love the other foods we offer, such as cheese, jam, honey, deli items, bread, etc., but because the bulk of the food we provide are produce items, once they become less available around this time of the year (and that all depends upon the weather), we find it prudent to skip weeks now and then to allow the produce to catch up to the demand.
We thank you for your patience and thank you very much for your business. We will keep you updated on our schedule next week.
We are planning to offer gardening classes in March and early April. These classes, given at Hattie’s Garden, will consist of two, three-hour sessions. They are designed to get you up and running to grow vegetables you can harvest beginning in the late spring, regardless of where you live or the resources you have. This includes container gardening.
Each participant should have a goal in mind and the class will focus specifically on solidifying those goals and putting in place a working plan. Class sizes will be limited to about six students. At least two classes will be offered. Other classes will be added as needed, depending upon demand.
Depending upon the level of participation and the level of knowledge of participants, I hope to offer a beginning class and a somewhat more advanced class. No matter which class you choose, I will provide advance material for you to review prior to the session. For the second session I hope everyone can work on a personal gardening plan we can then review together.
We will look at “organic” principles (and why we would choose them), soil science, weeds, tools, seeds, transplants, timing of planting various vegetables including spring, summer and fall planting. I will point you in the direction for good resources regarding the supplies you will need and where to get them. In addition to “classroom” time, the class will include hands-on teaching. We will start some plants from seed, try out various tools, and look at various techniques in the garden.
More information, including dates and times will come your way in the next couple of weeks as the light grows toward spring.
Hattie’s Garden Plants
Each spring we grow lots of plants for our own garden as well as for yours. Many of the plants we provide are vegetable plants, especially tomatoes, peppers and eggplants, but also lots of herbs and a selection of flowers for your garden which are primarily annuals and include plenty of cutting flowers.
We hold plant sales here at the house and bring as many plants as possible to the Historic Lewes Farmers Market when it is in session, beginning in May. You can look at last year’s selection on our website and to get an good idea of what we will offer.
Yours at the Garden,