Plants and Produce for Sale at the Garden, Tuesday through Friday: 2 to 5, and Saturday at the HLFM: 8 to 12
If you are starting a late garden, do not be concerned. Most of us are late this year because of the weather, but we are still tracking a good schedule. Our new planting of Memorial Day tomatoes and pepper plants were a couple days late due to the week of clouds and rain in May, but are looking fabulous for this week.
Did you know you can still reliably get tomatoes, peppers and eggplants if you plant before July 4? That means you really do still have time to get the garden in this year.
You can find us on this week at Hattie’s Garden from 2 to 5 Tuesday through Friday, and at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM) on Saturday from 8 to 12, located on the grounds of the George H.P. Smith Park located at the corner of Dupont and Johnson Avenues.
If these times/dates do not work for you, please email Hattie to make other arrangements. We can accommodate most requests.
Plants for your Garden
We have an absolute abundance of plants that you will love. While we do bring as many plants as possible to the HLFM, you will find a more comprehensive selection at the Garden from 2 to 5 on Tuesday through Friday this week. You can view the entire list of plants on our website. Below are some highlights:
- Tomatoes — We have a fresh batch of tomato plants ready to be planted in the ground or containers this week. This includes plenty of cherry tomato plants, hybrids that taste good and grow well, paste tomatoes that are perfect for making sauces, and some of your favorite heirloom tomatoes with flavors that are out of this world.
- Herbs — All of our herbs are available, which include several Genovese-type basils, including the high-yielding Dolly Basil, authentic Italian Large Leaf Basil, and the slightly spicy-flavored Red Rubin.
- Peppers — Gastronomically indispensable hot pepper plants, mild and crisp sweet bell peppers, and a wonderful selection of other sweet pepper plants which include Italian frying/roasting peppers are all ready to be planted in the ground or in your containers.
- Eggplant — This is a good time to get your solanaceous plants in the ground. Both Asian and Italian varieties are ready for planting.
- Other Vegetable Plants — This includes Summer Squash, Cucumbers, Swiss Chard, and Lettuce plants.
- Flower Plants — Remember that Hattie’s Garden flower plants will probably NOT be flowering in the pots! If you want a really healthy flower, you do not necessarily want it to flower in the pot unless it is a small enough flower to get all it needs in that little transplant pot. The less something has flowered, the better they will grow for you in the garden. It is also best to remove any flowers when you plant. This week we have:
- Benary Giant Cutting Zinnias — In mixed or individual colors.
- Oklahoma Cutting Zinnias — Produces nice medium sized flowers good for bouquets.
- Profusion Double Zinnias — Beautiful and heat tolerant. It will continue to bloom all summer and does not need to be deadheaded.
- Pumila Mix Zinnias — Bright blooms in warm colors. This heirloom zinnia is also known as “Cut and Come Again.” Shortest of the cutting zinnias we grow, it will grow just to about 2 feet and is a better “fit” for many flower beds.
- Brocade Marigold Mix — This charming French marigold is an early and continuous bloomer with bi-colored blossoms of gold and mahogany red.
- Lemondrop French Marigold — Every gardener will delight in this adorable, sunny yellow, petite flower on small, compact plants. Great for cheering up any garden.
- Double Click Cosmos — These beautiful cosmos grow to 4 ft. tall and provide lots of frilly double blooms for cut flowers. Cosmos need only average soil and are simple to care for. No need to fertilize. You may also plant them close together.
- Nasturtiums — A low growing border plant with bright colored flowers in yellow, orange, and red.
- Gomphrena — Easy to grow bedding or cutting flower. Available in purple or mixed colors.
Produce This Week
We’re thrilled to be offering a good batch of freshly-harvested produce and herbs. Please look in the blue coolers for our triple-washed greens. Our salad mixes last a long time because of the care we take in harvesting and preparing them for you and then keeping them nice and cool.
Our freshly-harvested produce this week is Loose Leaf Lettuce (triple-washed and bagged), Imperial Kale, Swiss Chard, and Sugar Snap Peas, which are absolutely delicious — this is the original Sugar Snap and it is ready for you this week.
Herbs this week are Cilantro, Dill, Italian Parsley and Mint.
Yours in the Garden and at the Market,