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 РIndeterminate, 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

This Year's Veggie Patch

pineapple mintSo another spring, another garden on it’s way….and it’s about time.¬† I’m ready. In fact, things are already really starting to grow around here. :-)

Garden plans have been laid, seedlings have been started and supplies are coming in!

How Exciting!

Probably one of my favorite winter tasks is planning the garden and picking out which seed varieties I will grow. I have a thing for variety. For surprise. For color. My biggest problem, really, is narrowing it down to the few selections that will end up in the greenhouse and in the gardens!

So, many plants, so little time. Right? So, in the . . . → Read More: This Year’s Garden Patch

Sure Signs That Spring Is Coming...

seed fairySo it’s finally March, and I’m sure I’m not the only one getting a bit fidgety. Less than three weeks, and spring will officially be here!

Here are some sure signs that spring is coming:

Back in Grade One, our class did an “In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb” activity. If you thought that March was going to come in like a lion, you made a lion’s face with a paper plate, glue and pretty lion’s mane colored tissue paper. If you thought March was coming in like a lamb, it was cotton balls. Voila, instant lamb.

Clearly, the budding gardener in me at the time knew deep . . . → Read More: Sure Signs That Spring Is Coming…

Who Else Is Ready For 2014?

purity cosmosIt’s been a busy winter, getting ready for the 2014 season.

I really want everyone to know I am so grateful to you, my family, and friends for the wonderful support I received last year while I was happily in pursuit of my dreams! I wish all the best for each and every of you, your pursuit of happiness, and look forward to another great year together!

So no surprise then when I say there’s boatloads of excitement around here. I have been perusing seed catalogs, writing blog posts, getting organized and planning the year in the greenhouse and garden. It never fails, every year I want to plant so . . . → Read More: Who Else Is Ready For 2014?

How To Get To Honeydew Gardens

map1We are nestled in the Ladder Valley near Big River about 14km from town. To find us, turn East on Ladder Valley Road, about 5 km south of Big River on Highway 55.

 

 

 

 

map2When the Ladder Valley Road intersects with the “Revo Road”/922 continue straight on Ladder Valley Road and follow until you approach a speed curve. This is about 5.5 km from the highway. Instead of following the speed curve, go straight until you reach the T-intersection and turn left/North.

 

 

 

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At the next intersection, turn right/East.

 

 

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We Are Here! It's the 2013 Season!

tarragon_in_mayWell the 2013 season is upon us! The sun is shining, the flowers are blooming and all is good over here at Honeydew Gardens.

We are also pleased to announce that we have an interesting selection of bedding plants including annuals, perennials, veggie & herb starts and grasses.We will be opening the greenhouse this Thursday, May 23!

Greenhouse hours for the season are Thursday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. We will be closing the greenhouses in mid June, but will be open 2 days a week for veggie pick up throughout the summer.

In season vegetables and herbs are available throughout the summer. As always, we don’t use chemical . . . → Read More: We Are Here! It’s the 2013 Season!

Today's Harvest - Aug 9, 2011

This week the garden is really popping!

Everything has been growing a bit slower than it should, we’ve had regular rain, but at least we are getting sunshine and heat in between! :)

This morning we harvested sweet peppers, tomatoes, onions, new potatoes, peas, broccoli, zucchinis and alpine strawberries.

The corn is coming along beautifully. Tomatillos and cucumbers are close to done, Romain lettuce is yummy! Soon, we will be able to pick sunberries to make some preserves.

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Celebrating Canada Day With Pretty Things

Things are really popping in the garden and greenhouse. In fact, each day now brings new joys with blossoms, the beginnings of fruits and sunny days. We are getting good amounts of rain, yet not too much like 2009 and 2010, where there was a lack of sunshine and heat that really slowed things down. Or, never gave things a chance to get going if you want to look at it that way. That’s just not what we need when we officially average 92 frost free days!

Not since 2008 have I seen an abundance of bumble bees like this year. I’m not talking about our honey bees, but the . . . → Read More: Celebrating Canada Day With Pretty Things