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 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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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

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!

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?

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!