Plant Starts

We will have our plants at the following:

Randolph Farmers Market- Saturday 5/30 & 6/6 9 am-1 pm

Rochester Farmers Market- Friday 6/5 3-6 pm

Also available for pickup in our Online Store

If you see something here, but not in the store, get in touch for plants anytime: PM Uphill Farm 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 organic 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 our Online Store for what is ready now.

This is a comprehensive listing of what we have started for 2020. They may not be quite ready yet, and will be listed in the store as they become available. Contact us with any questions.

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. Low-acid.
  • 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. Rich, smoky flavor.
  • Celebrity – A red slicer, great for sandwiches. Dependable producer in Central VT.
  • Indigo Cherry Drops – A purple-red cherry tomato with an intense tomato flavor

Winter Squash

Ready about June 1st

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.
  • 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 and does well in central VT..
  • 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.
  • Yellow Banana- A long yellow pepper for roasting, grilling, or eating raw. Very mild and sweet.
  • Shishito- A small roasting pepper. Very prolific.
  • We have a few other types in limited quantities.

Cucumbers

Cukes are in 4-packs now, 3 1/2″ pots available about June 1st.

  • 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

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

  • Ping Tung – A long, skinny, purple and white asian- type eggplant. Great for grilling. Can be a heavy producer.
  • Rosa Bianca – A light purple, round, Italian-style eggplant.
  • Black Beauty – A large almost black eggplant. An heirloom variety, high yields.

Brassicas

  • Brussells Sprouts – The same varieties that we grow in our fields.
  • Red Cabbage
  • Broccolli
  • Cauliflower

Flowers

We have many types of flowers including marigolds, calendulas, impatiens, coleus, love-lies-bleeding, torch tithonia, echinacea, nicotiana, snapdragons, cosmos, statice, and more. Check our store for available varieties.

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.
  • Lemon Balm – Sweet, lemon-mint scent and flavor. Use fresh in teas, seafood, and salads.
  • Oregano – True Geek oregano
  • Catnip – The cats made us grow this!