Mother’s Day Weekend is just upon us and Hattie’s Garden is happy provide healthy plants to honor those special people in your life.
These herb planters are just 12″ long ovals and can be brought into the kitchen for use while cooking. Though it may seem like a lot of herbs in one planter, the herbs simply adapt to the size of the container they are in. There are enough nutrients in the planter to last for the season. When fall arrives, you can plant the herbs outside or overwinter and repot them next spring.
Where and When
You can find us on this week on Thursday at Garden Shack Farmers Market from 2 to 6 and on Saturday at Hattie’s Garden from 10 to 2. Please note: Robinsonville Road is closed from Cedar Grove to Kendale Rd. Please see alternate directions below.
Produce this Week
Hattie’s Garden will be cutting fresh arugula for your salad bowls, as well as some lettuce mix, nice “Rudolph” radishes and some young delicious beet green thinnings! These items will go fast, so please reserve them by emailing Hattie if you want to be sure to get some produce.
We will also harvest some of our fresh herbs for the first time this season, such as mojito mint for your Mother’s Day libations.
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.
Plants this Week
This is the time of year for starting your gardens! Hattie’s Garden sells dozens of different varieties of all kinds of plants for your garden. Mostly annuals, they range from vegetables to flowers to herbs and are all “organically” grown. No treated seed is used and much of the seed is organic seed when available. And of course, the compost-rich potting soil we use, shipped to us from Vermont Compost Company, is the very best.
Tomatoes, Peppers and Eggplants
Other vegetable plants include small lettuce mix starts that many put in pots and use as a cut-and-come-again salad. You can simply move the pot around to avoid the worst of the summer heat and keep the lettuce going strong for a long time. We also have individual lettuce plants.
Topping off our summer squash selections is a wonderful-flavored Black Zucchini, an heirloom zucchini loaded with the antioxidant lutein, and a lovely colorful yellow squash with a green blossom end called Zephyr that boasts a delicious nutty flavor with firm texture.
Flowers include our first batches of Benary Giant Cutting Zinnias in mixed or individual colors, French Marigolds that are great for cheering up any garden, disease resistant and heat tolerant Profusion Bedding Zinnias, and edible Jewel Mix Nasturtiums in large pots for your deck or small trays for the garden.
We will, of course, have more flower varieties available for you throughout May.
Herbs include the ‘Giant of Italy’ Flat Italian Parsley, Curly ‘Krausa’ Parsley, Greek Oregano, English Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Rosemary ‘Arp’ which is a delightful culinary rosemary that is the best for overwintering, Berggarten Sage (the best with its nice fat leaves), Bouquet Dill, Calypso Cilantro and a nice Genovese-type basil called Red Rubin.
Lots more herbs are coming throughout the month of May and all of the basil varieties will be ready toward the end of the month and continue to be available throughout June. It loves the warmest weather!
CSA Plant Participants
Although we should have a sufficient number of plants for everyone, you may email Hattie if you want to reserve something in particular.
Alternate Directions to Hattie’s Garden and to Garden Shack Farmers Market
Due to Robinsonville Rd being closed from Cedar Grove to Kendale Road you may use Beaver Dam Road (Rt. 23) instead. For most of you, travel as though you were going to Lowes and then continue south on Beaver Dam Road. It runs roughly parallel to Rt. 9 toward Georgetown. Travel just under three miles to Kendale Road and take a left onto Kendale. Hattie’s Garden is the 5th house on the left. Look for purple trim and green shingles.
To reach Garden Shack Farmers Market on Thursday, continue on Beaver Dam Road past Kendale, about 4.5 miles from Lowes, and you will see the tents on the right.
Yours in the garden & the market,