TOMATOES, PEPPERS, VEGGIES
Nobody knows what sort of tomato growing weather we will have this year, but I have something for everybody. 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!
The list has just a few tweaks this year...more Celebrity and Legend to replace Northern Exposure, which is sadly now gone forever. Oregon Spring is put back for the no-seed folks (try Legend, too). Better Boy is added by request. As far as Heirlooms and Open Pollinated varieties, the Master Gardeners rave over Sasha's Altai, a productive and delicious red slicer from Siberia, and Black Vernissage did really well in the Silver Valley. Azoychka is back, too, as an early, well-producing, yellow heirloom slicer.
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 2019
Veggie and Herb Starts
Veggie starts at a craft show last year.
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.