Plant Starts

We will have our plants at the following:

Rochester Spring Farmers Market at Pierce Hall 5/19 10am-3pm

Randolph Farmers Market Saturday 5/25 & 6/1 9am-1pm

Plant Sale at Sandy’s Books and Bakery in Rochester Sunday 5/26 10am-2pm

Get in touch for plants anytime: PM us on Facebook or call 767-4430

We have different varieties of plants for sale that are all grown by us from seed; none are shipped from anywhere else. The varieties are the same that we grow in the field, using organic methods and seed when it is available. So, if it won’t grow well here in our challenging climate we don’t grow it. We will be adding more varieties as they get ready. Check back here and on Facebook so you don’t miss them!

Tomatoes

We have four-packs and 3 1/2″ pots.

  • Sun Gold – Orange cherry tomato and very sweet. Paula’s favorite.
  • Super Sweet 100s – Red cherry tomato, and yes, they are super sweet.
  • Yellow Pear – Small, yellow pear tomato.
  • Amish Paste – Great for salsa, sauce, or just eating. They ripen early.
  • Brandywine – Heirloom red and they get huge!
  • Jet Star – Nice, dependable, early red slicer. High quality and great flavor.
  • Black Krim – Deep red/brown heirloom variety.

Winter Squash

In our cool springs and late summers, it really does help to start your squash inside. In 3 1/2″ pots.

  • Buttercup – BonBon- a very sweet variety. Large yields.
  • Butternut – Burpee’s Butterbush “As sweet as sweet potatoes.”
  • Acorn – Table Queen. Deep-orange flesh, hearty flavor, good yields.
  • Spaghetti – Earlier than the other winter squashes and versatile.
  • New England Pie Pumpkin – Meaty, low water content, for pies or eat like squash, very sweet.
  • Red Kuri – Thin skinned orange colored winter squash. Belongs to the Hubbard squash family.
  • Cinderella Pumpkin aka Rouge Vif d’Etampes Pumpkin – French heirloom decorative and good for eating.
  • Delicata – Sweet, tender flesh. Easy to cut and cook. Kevin’s favorite.

Peppers

Peppers can be hard to grow in the Green Mountains sometimes. Black plastic on the ground and covering them early on helps. Don’t plant any peppers until it is consistently warm. They don’t like the cold. Usually the first or second week of June is OK.   Four packs and 3 1/2″ pots.

  • King of the North – Bell pepper. Dependable here in Rochester.
  • New Ace – Another bell that thrives in our short season.
  • Early Jalapeño – Small, hot pepper. This is an early variety.
  • Baron – Ancho Poblano. Great for stuffing or roasting, as in Chile Rellenos. Mild with a touch of heat.
  • Joe E. Parker New Mexico Chile – a mild Anaheim chile for stuffing, roasting, grilling, or processing.
  • Goddess- A yellow pepper for roasting, grilling, or eating raw. Very mild and sweet.
  • We have a few other types in limited quantities.

Cucumbers

Cukes are in 4-packs and 3 1/2″ pots.

  • Marketmore- Long, green cucumber. The standard high quality northern cucumber.
  • Silver Slicer- A white cucumber. These were very popular at market last year. Great mild flavor
  • National Pickling – A good high-yielding pickler. Does well in VT.

Eggplant

We have Asian and European types including Black Beauty, Swallow, and Ping Tung.

Like peppers, eggplants like the weather to be warm before you plant them.

Artichokes

  • Imperial Star- One of the few varieties that will produce artichokes in Vermont. They grow 3-4′ tall.

Flowers

We have a few types of flowers including marigolds, calendulas, impatiens, coleus, love-lies-bleeding, perennial yarrow, Torch tithonia, nicotiana, snapdragons, cosmos, cleome, statice, and more.

Herbs

Reliable growers for our area. Grown in 3 1/2″ pots and some 4 packs.

  • Basil – Genovese, a classic Italian basil variety with great flavor.
  • Sacred Basil – Also known as Tulsi. Used in Indian and Thai cuisine, and Ayurvedic medicine. Makes a nice tea. A little hardier than most basils.
  • Thyme – German. Perennial. So many uses dried or fresh from soups to soothing headaches and sore throats.
  • Sage – Broadleaf. Perennial. Use fresh or dry. Zone 4 perennial.
  • Moss-Curled Parsley – Double-Curled variety. Tolerates heat and is cold hardy. Great grower.
  • Peione Parsley – Flat-leafed variety.  Large, glossy leaves with a mild, sweet flavor.
  • Rosemary – Dark green, use fresh or dried. Tender perennial.
  • Chamomile – German Heirloom variety for teas, dried flowers, edible flowers.
  • Lemon Balm – Sweet, lemon-mint scent and flavor. Use fresh in teas, seafood, and salads.