Plants and Produce for Sale at the Garden on Tuesday through Friday: 2 to 5, and Saturday at the HLFM: 8 to 12
Memorial Day weekend approaches. Generally known as a traditional planting time, we have an absolute abundance of plants that will thrive and you will love. And you can get a jump start on your home gardens, as well as avoid the crowds and traffic by going to Hattie’s Garden beginning today, Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5.
Of course we will be at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM), located on the grounds of the George H.P. Smith Park located at the corner of Dupont and Johnson Avenues, on Saturday, May 26 from 8 to 12. For good parking and easy access, use Sussex Drive off of Savannah Road and park in one of the school parking lots. Follow the signs. You can enter directly into the market from the parking lot behind the school.
If these times / dates do not work for you, please email Hattie to make arrangements for an appointment. We can accommodate most requests.
Available Produce This Week
This week we are harvesting various heirloom Lettuce Heads, triple-washed/bagged Loose Leaf Lettuce, Spinach, Swiss chard and young Imperial Kale.
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 fresh-cut herbs this week are Cilantro, Dill, Parsley, English Thyme and Oregano.
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.
All of our herbs are available, which includes our basil. We have several Genovese-type basils, including the high-yielding Dolly Basil, authentic Italian Large Leaf Basil and the slightly spicy-flavored Red Rubin.
For more information on tomatoes such as the differences between heirloom & hybrid, categories (e.g. heirloom, hybrid, paste, cherry), open v. closed pollinated, growing tomatoes in containers, how often to water your growing tomatoes and more, please see our FAQ Section on Tomatoes.
There are plenty of Marigolds from four feet to 8″ tall. All are open-pollinated and should do a good job putting off a rather offensive odor for troublesome insects!
Our Zinnias are ready. These undemanding annuals simply need full sun, warmth, and well-drained soil rich in organic matter.
Rounding out our other flower varieties are beautiful Cosmos that provide lots of frilly double blooms for cut flowers, Gomphrena in purple or mixed colors and the lovely, edible Nasturtiums.
Have a great and safe holiday.
Yours in the Garden and at the Market,