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Reminder: Plant Sale open this weekend AND Memorial Day!

 

It’s the weekend to get all those plants in the ground!

We still have so many plants.  Our back benches are just about to collapse under the weight of all the winter squash and pumpkins.  We still have great selections of peppers and tomatoes, melons and brassicas, also flowers and herbs.  Our hanging baskets are only $15 and are incredibly vibrant!

I’ll be doing a little gardening myself tomorrow morning before the sale begins.  In the garden bed next to the retail house I’m going to put in nasturtium and tangerine and lemon gems for our farmers’ market salad mix.  Justin and I have also grown out some seed we saved from our enormous crop of Amish Paste last year and I’ll put some of those plants in there as well.  A friend brought us “rare” Peruvian pepper seeds back from South America last year so a couple of those plants will go in as well.  The bed should be an eclectic mix of flowers and tomatoes, peppers and an enormous spreading oregano plant.  We’ll probably top it off with sunflowers and zinnias too.  You’ll be able to watch the madness unfold throughout the season!

And, in 1 week the Plainfield Farmers’ Market begins!

Gearing up for the Seedling Sale!

Littlewood Farm’s Seedling Sale Begins Saturday!

Saturdays and Sundays, 9am – 2pm

Wednesday- Friday, 4pm – 6pm

 

We are positively swimming in plant starts and getting them labeled and organized for the beginning of the sale on Saturday.  Cool-loving crops like broccoli, cauliflower, red and green cabbage, onions, leeks, pansies, and lettuce have already moved outside.  They’re ready to plant now!

Inside the greenhouse are our warm-loving crops like tomatoes, eggplant, peppers, winter squash, cucumbers, and pumpkins; as well as flowers like cosmos, marigolds, calendula and the next round of cabbages, kales, and lettuce.

 

Don’t forget, we have Variety Descriptions for all the eggplant (traditional Italian, mini, Asian) , melons (red, yellows, multicolored, large, small) , tomatoes (cherry, grape, slicer, hybrid, heirloom, paste) and peppers (bell, horn-shaped, green, red, orange, sweet, hot).  There are a lot of choices!  We’ll also be around to answer any specific questions you may have.  See you at the sale!

 

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