Plants and Produce for Sale at the Garden on Tuesday through Friday: 2 to 5, and Saturday at the HLFM: 8 to 12
We are blessed to be offering a bountiful selection of plant starts ready to be planted in your home gardens (or containers), and freshly-harvested produce for your consumption.
You can find us this week at Hattie’s Garden beginning today, Tuesday through Friday from 2 to 5, and at the Historic Lewes Farmers Market (HLFM), located on the grounds of the George H.P. Smith Park at the corner of Dupont and Johnson Avenues, on Saturday, May 19 from 8 to 12.
While we do bring as much as we can carry to the HLFM , because of space limitations, your best selection of plants and produce will always be found at Hattie’s Garden. And of course, Hattie will be there to answer any of your gardening questions.
Produce this Week
We’re thrilled to be offering a good batch of freshly-harvested vegetables and herbs this week. 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.
- Kale — Cut at a young and tender stage of growth for raw eating and does not need massaging, since it is neither bitter nor tough. Great for salads or juicing.
- Swiss chard — Triple-washed and kept cold in our coolers.
- Spinach — Young leaves washed and bagged for you to stay in perfect condition. A bag of our spinach will cook down to provide at least two good servings, or serve raw as a great salad.
- Braising greens — Eat it raw, juice it, use as a braising green, steam lightly or stir fry.
- Lettuce Heads — Beautiful heirloom heads of tasty varieties you won’t find in the supermarket.
- Loose leaf lettuce — Cut at a young and tender stage of growth and includes a delightful variety of colors, shapes and textures. Triple-washed and kept cold in our coolers.
- Mixed Lettuce — Triple-Washed & Bagged.
- Mesclun — Triple-Washed & Bagged.
- Fresh-cut Herbs — Available are tangy Dill, Cilantro, nice and robust Flat Italian parsley that some say holds up better in cooking than curly parsley.
Plants this Week
All our plant starts are available this week.
- Tomatoes — Beautiful selection of Heirloom, Hybrid and Cherry tomato varieties.
- 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.
- Eggplant — The entire month of May up until early June is a good time to get your solanaceous plants in the ground. Both Asian and Italian varieties are ready for planting.
- Squash — Wonderful summer squash includes Patty Pan, Yellow Squash and Zucchini.
- Cucumbers — A parthenocarpic, nearly seedless pickling Little-leaf Pickling and Marketmore Slicing.
- Swiss Chard — Two varieties are available: delicious Fordhook and stunning Bright Lights.
- 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.
- Herbs — We have several varieties of basil and many other herbs. This includes including: English Thyme, Lemon Thyme, Chives, Oregano, Sage, Tri-color Sage, Flat and Curly Parsley, Dill, Cilantro, Marjoram, Stevia, Lemon Grass and Vietnamese Cilantro.
Growing your own herbs is easy and very rewarding. They are well suited for planting in the ground, or maintaining in containers close to the kitchen, on the patio, on the back-porch steps, or even on the kitchen windowsill. Remember though, sun is essential for their growth and maintenance. Most of our culinary herbs come from the Mediterranean and other sun-drenched regions, so they will need a place where the sun shines at least eight hours a day.
Yours in the Garden and Market,