Pastured Pork Packs

Pasture Raised Pork - VerticalAt Honeydew Gardens we take great care in raising our animals humanely.

Our animals are raised on pasture, with daily access to fresh air and sunshine, allowed to indulge in their natural foraging instincts, supplemented with non-gmo feed and kitchen & garden scraps.

Try our Pastured Pork Pack, which includes a variety of cuts, or individual pork cuts are also available.

Very limited quantities of pepperoni, bacon and hams are also available. (Please inquire for current availability.)

Sausage comes in 3 gluten free flavors:

Maple Breakfast Mild Italian Bratwurst

It is government inspected and professionally cut and wrapped.

To order, please call 250-505-9455, email us, or reach . . . → Read More: Pastured Pork Packs

2018 Herb Collection

2018 Herb Collection Card

Our increasing selection of both culinary and medicinal herbs are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers. Create a kitchen garden, or interplant throughout the garden as companions to the rest of your plants!

Perennial/Biennial Herbs:

Bergamot Catmint – Faassen’s Chives & Garlic Chives Clary Sage Fo-ti Hyssop – Blue Flowered Horehound Lemon Balm – Quedlinburger Niederliegende Lovage Mint – Chocolate, Sweet Pear, Peppermint, Apple Oregano – Greek, Golden Parsley – Giant of Italy, Triple Curled Thyme – Creeping, Orange Scented Valarian Winter Savory Yarrow – Cerise Queen

Annual Herbs:

Basil – Superbo, Genovese, Thai, Borage – White flowered, Blue flowered Cilantro – Santo Dill . . . → Read More: 2018 Herb Collection

2018 Veggie Start Collection

2018 Veggie Start Collection Card

All our veggie starts are grown without the use of synthetic or chemical pesticides or fertilizers. They are started from seed right here at Honeydew Headquarters.

Get a head start in your garden with our healthy veggies starts.

Edible Annual Vegetables:

Asian Greens – Tatsoi, Red Giant Mustard, Altor

Broccoli – Green Sprouting, Rapini

Cabbage – Jersey Wakefield, Golden Acre, Copenhagen Market

Cauliflower – Early Snowball

Cucumbers – Lemon, Double Yield, Suyo Long, Straight Eight

Fennel – Selma Fino

Kale – Red Russian

Leeks – King Richard

Lettuce – Parris Island Cos, Grandpa Admire’s, Allstar Mix

Melons – Minnesota Midget, Honey Rock, Hale’s Best Jumbo

Pac . . . → Read More: 2018 Veggie Start Collection

2018 Ornamental Collection

 

2018 Ornamental Collection Card

 

The 2018 plant list would not be complete without at least a few showstopping ornamentals! These longlasting, easy to care for perennials will be a colorful addition to any garden.

Please contact us for current availability and pre-order to make sure you get yours!

Lily – Casablanca, Ladylike, Tiny Moon, Salmon Star, Roselily Isabella

Iris – Chilled Wine, Miss Apple, Freckled Geisha, Pink Parfait

Daylily – Strawberry Candy, Stella d’Oro, Honeydew Homestead

Hosta – Sum & Substance

 

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2018 Edible Perennial Collection

2018 Edible Perennial Collection CardWe’re pretty jazzed about growing good food. Besides from the relaxing and mood boosting benefits, the obvious benefit of fresh, zero mile food is just too much to resist.

And with just a little bit of space, it’s easy to grow many food producing plants that return every year. This year’s varieties are easy to grow, and most can be grown even in small gardens and urban settings.

2018′s Food Forest Collection includes .

Asparagus – Jersey Knight

Blueberry – Razz, Sweetheart, Reka, Chandler

Cherry – Romeo, Juliet, Cupid, Valentine

Grapes – Canadice

Haskap – Tundra, Honey Bee

Kiwi – Issai (self pollinating)

Raspberry – Purple, Honeydew . . . → Read More: 2018 Edible Perennial Collection

Farm Fresh Eggs

egg basket

Well, the ladies are starting to lay pretty good. Our gorgeous flock of Buff Orpingtons are pretty laid back and happy with their lifestyle….

I mean, who wouldn’t like to hang out with their friends all day, playing in the grass and sun, eating bugs and generally having a great time? Right?

They have been raised on organic feed since day one. Eggs are $5/dz, available daily. :-) So if you are in the Nelson to Castlegar area and are looking to buy yummy eggs, give us a shout at fresh@honeydewgardens.ca

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Basil Pesto

basilI just love that time of year when fresh herbs are ready to eat. I pine away all winter for basil pesto especially. If you grow lots of basil, you can always double your batch and freeze some pesto, but honestly, in our house that usually involves a little white lie of the “nope, it’s all gone” variety.

A large leaf variety of basil is good to use. Genovese or Large Leaf are good varieties, but for flavor variance you can try adding lemon, thai, cinnamon or other basils. Basil is a very tender annual, and loves sun. Grow it in a nice hot spot in your garden, or in containers, . . . → Read More: Basil Pesto

Heirloom and Open Pollinated Tomatoes 2014

heirloom tomatoesWe have several heirloom and open pollinated varieties of tomato seedlings in the greenhouse this year. There’s quite a variety of shapes, sizes and colors! Did you know there are literally thousands of tomato varieties?

Here’s the descriptions of several of the varieites avialable this season. Come down and check them all out:

Cherry Varieties

Black Cherry – Indeterminate, 64 days  BLACK

This is a very popular heirloom that produces loads of round 1″ dark mahogany-brown tomatoes with the classic deep smoky black tomato flavor. Needs staking.

Chocolate Cherry – Indeterminate, 75 days BROWN

Round 1″ tomatoes grow in clusters of 8 on this open-pollinated variety. These incredibly sweet and . . . → Read More: Heirloom and Open Pollinated Tomatoes 2014

Lovage

lovageLovage (Levisticum officinale)

Height: 36 – 72″ / Spread: 18″ / Perennial to zone 2

I have to admit it, I love lovage. It’s a very hardy perennial, easily surviving in my zone 2b garden. Historically, it was a popular garden plant. It’s appearance in modern gardens is rare, and I do believe this should change. I love the fact that lovage is sun/part shade plant, as it happily sits in the background, living life to the fullest in all its stature, leaving more room for the super sun loving plants in the garden. It does not appear to be bothered by pests in the garden.

It will grow very tall . . . → Read More: Lovage

Greenhouse is Open for 2014!

bacopaWell, it seems debatable whether or not spring is even here yet…woke up to another morning with a skiff of snow on the ground. Seriously?!?!

As I write this, it is a chilly -1C outside with a forecast high of +6C this afternoon. There is actually supposed to be some sun today!

Regardless, we are officially open today :-)

FYI it rained yesterday, making the roads a fair bit squishy. Please, if you come down today, take it slow, especially at the corner turning into the driveway.

If  you need directions to the greenhouse, click here. My lovely husband put up the beautiful signs my . . . → Read More: Greenhouse is Open for 2014!