TOMATOES, PEPPERS, VEGGIES
Here's the current list. There's something for everybody. These are varieties that should produce well for you in the fickle climate of North Idaho. If you are new to growing tomatoes, I recommend getting a plant or two from both early and late varieties. Cherry tomatoes are always productive and delicious. Hybrids like 4th of July are early and dependable and Heirlooms like Cherokee Purple are worth waiting for. We make a point of growing only tasty tomatoes, no insipid extra early types!
Determinate tomatoes are shorter plants. New this year is Sprite, a dwarf grape. Early Red Chief, 4th of July and Bloody Butcher are not too big. Milano Plum, Kootenai and Taxi are really short. We grow our own Kootenai seeds, so try one if you want early production and a well adapted to our climate variety. They are great in pots.
This list is not really complete...a few extras always seem to get seeded. Some are quite limited in supply, and some never make it to the Farmers' Market, so if there is something you really want, try to come to the nursery. If you can't come Sunday-Wednesday, 1-6 pm, then call for an appointment (208) 682-9855
Peppers and Chiles for 2020
Veggie and Herb Starts
Veggie starts at the Farmers' Market
In North Idaho, the safe last frost date is usually Mother's Day, or when the snow is off the highest peaks. You can plant cool weather crops like broccoli, peas and lettuce about May 1, and tomatoes about mid-May, but wait until the end of May to plant tender plants like cucumbers, squash, melons and beans. There is no need to rush the season. If it's too cold, they will just rot and die. Our long summer days speed their growth when the time is right. We harden off our plants so they are ready for the cool nights of May and June
Veggies are offered in either four packs or 3.5" pots.