Now taking orders for the February 23 Pickup/Delivery service.
Yes, it’s still February, but here at Hattie’s Garden, the growing season has almost begun. We have been really busy to get it going.
In the past week, Hattie has ordered 60 lbs. of ginger to plant and a trial size of turmeric.
Our remaining seed orders have been finalized and other supplies are already on order. A 2-yard sling bag of Vermont Compost potting soil will be delivered the first week of March and then there is no looking back!
In the meantime, we appreciate your continued support of Hattie’s Garden Delivery/Pickup Service as it supports not only Hattie’s Garden, but all the vendors with whom we work. Jen is back with her pies this week, but Patty will take the week off.
Remember the deadline for ordering is Wednesday at noon. Unfortunately, we won’t normally be able to take late requests, as we must place vendor orders quickly. We urge you to order early as supplies are sometimes limited.
The opportunity to purchase Plant CSA credits is still open and we hope you will participate if you would like to support our start up costs for the season and also take advantage of a 10% discount on organically grown plants.
We thank those of you who have already signed up as the CSA model helps us to purchase needed inputs for the season.
Growing plants is our business and we are known for our healthy, vigorous seedlings. We take care to seed them in a timely manner that makes sense for Delaware’s seasons.
Plants are available six to eight weeks during the spring, and most plants are planted multiple times to provide you with a plant that is at an appropriate age; not stressed or root-bound. Our plants are ready to take off when you place them in the soil, will make better growth than most box-store plants and are healthier plants from the start. Plant information is on the website.
Hattie’s Garden will be offering at least two vegetable and flower garden classes in late March, early April. Each class consists of two sessions. More details with dates will come under separate cover. The class stresses organic principles and provides hand-on instruction specific to each person’s specific garden plans.
Individual garden plans will be developed in the class and class sizes will be kept small. The hands-on portion of the class introduces gardening techniques and small tools, soil amendment, soil and bed preparation, mulching, transplant growing, and more. All attendees are welcome to follow up with Hattie throughout the growing season with any questions.
You can grow much of your own food in a very small area. Container gardeners also encouraged to attend.
For more general information, please see our Gardening Class page.
Yours in the Garden,