March is sure coming in rough as we endure yet another round of snow and freezing temperatures.
But there is good news right around the corner. We have more daylight hours every day and are very excited for the growing season to commence soon.
We are confident that spring will eventually come. We have seen it happen so many times before. Let’s hear it for the lamb!
So while you’re digging out of your driveway, or inside warm and drinking hot chocolate, we’d like to remind the home gardener of our Plant CSA opportunity and tell you some news regarding our plants for this spring, which is only 13 days from now.
How the Plant CSA Works
You sign up for any number of plant credits you would like and remit payment to Hattie’s Garden. The deadline for participating in the Plant CSA is March 15 and the deadline for payment to keep your credits is April 1. We use the CSA money that we receive ahead of the growing season to purchase inputs such as potting soil and seeds.
You will receive about a 10% discount on flower credits and general credits offered in $5 increments at $4.50 and 4″ pots, sold by the pot at a $4.50 value for $4. You may also use the total value of the credit to purchase anything at Hattie’s Garden and we will keep a notebook with us with a record of your Plant CSA credits and purchases. These credits do not expire, but we hope you do use them for plants.
2015 Plants for the Home Gardener
Our plant page is in process of being updated for 2015 and already has new items posted. These include new herbs for this season.
- Thai Holy Basil – prized for their culinary and medicinal benefits.
- Golden Lemon Thyme – excellent with fish, fowl and soups.
- Mexican Coriander – favored where the true coriander does not do well because this variety can stand our hot, steamy weather.
- Berggarten Sage – a special selection of the common Garden Sage.
And of special interest to some, may be a couple of our new offerings which will be updated on our website shortly.
- A nice heirloom patty pan squash variety called Bennings Green Tint.
- Cucumber plants – varieties yet to be determined.
- Lettuce plants in six-packs – (chose from romaine, loose leaf, butterhead or batavian)
- A mixed lettuce for young cut and come again salad mix (especially suited for container gardening)
Although most years we have our first plant sale sometime around the third week of April, you can expect everything to be delayed a week or so because of our unprecedented cold weather. We will keep you posted.
Delivery/Pickup Service for Saturday, March 14
Hattie’s Garden will continue with the delivery/pickup service on Saturday, March 14. You will receive a new order form announcement on Sunday, March 8. We do expect to have some produce available, in addition to all the other great items we offer.
Yours chipping through the ice in potting shed,