Our Growing Practices
In the Greenhouse
We grow the majority of our plants from seed, therefore we have implemented technology such as under bench heating to promote healthy even germination and root development of our seedlings.
When they are ready for transplanting we have optimized their growing environment by using drip irrigation, computer controlled heating and ventilation.
Once they have been transplanted and started to root, they are moved to a cold frame where they continue to grow until they are ready for sale. Growing them on in the cold frame allows they to perform well in your yards as they are used to the cooler temperatures.
In the Gardens
In our vegetable and cut flower gardens, we take great care and use sustainable, all-natural growing methods. To control weeds we hand weed instead of using chemicals. Also when planning our gardens we use crop rotation and companion planting to control pests.
In our vegetable gardens we grow more than 25 varieties of vegetables! The staple vegetables in our gardens are:
-Beans, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Carrots, Cauliflower, Celery, Kale, Kohlrabi, Leeks, Lettuce, Onions, Peas, Potatoes, Radishes, Squash, Swiss Chard and Zucchini
In our greenhouse we grow different varieties of pepper, tomatoes and cucumbers. As well as various herbs.
Our cut flowers are both field and greenhouse grown. You will find unique flowers as well as your traditional favorites.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
In an effort to reduce waste, we incorporate the following practices:
- Any excess cardboard is sent to a local plug producer to be reused. If the cardboard is not in a condition to be reused, it is sent to be recycled.
- We also reuse old tags to label our plug trays.
- We reuse our plug trays for many years before being recycled.
- We reuse some containers whenever possible
- We collect rainwater off of the greenhouse roofs to be used to water the gardens