Our greenhouse tomatoes are setting fruit, I'm expecting a few weeks until we start picking the very first of them. (We are all VERY excited for fresh tomatoes!) The greenhouse cucumbers are coming nicely and will update you all when they start to fruit. We are growing both the Long English type as well as the mini snacking size this year. I did see a few of the peppers with small fruit (yay!) and as last-year, what-ever doesn't sell will be grown in the greenhouse for sale. I made a lot of salsa last year - but we are almost out, I will need to replenish my stock for winter! For the most part the garden veggies are in - no exciting news to report there yet :( My greens boxes are up and sprouted - we are doing them outside this year, due to a problem with aphids last year, and we aren't too far off on fresh baby greens - as long as the weather holds. The new crop of strawberries went in this month as well - so I'm not sure what the strawberry situation will be for this year. Saskatoons were COVERED in blooms and I think we made it through the critic time without a frost, or too heavy of a wind. The crop is looking like it will be a good one! (MMMM...pie!) Raspberries, to be honest I haven't checked since earlier this spring, so I'm not sure - but if they are anything like last year there should be lots!
Herbs - we still have a great selection of herbs at the greenhouse. Basil (a dwarf, and a large leaf Italian), Parsley (flat Italian leaf and curled), cilantro (for those of you who like Latin/Thai/Vietnamese flavors) sage, rosemary, oregano, dwarf dill, spearmint (great for teas or mojitos) and catnip. Because of my "EXTREME" home garden makeover this past fall, I am doing my herbs in pots in my small greenhouse. I am just running out of last year's basil and parsley that I dried and saved. Herbs do well in full sun, with little effort - not NO effort people :) - and grow very well in pots on a sunny deck. I love having fresh basil or dill to throw in my salads! If you use a lot of herbs, this is a great way to keep a fresh supply on hand all summer. They are also super easy to dry or freeze for use all winter! 4" pots or 4 paks are $2 each and our mixed herb baskets are $15 (and there a few left after SpringFest but not a lot).
Tomatoes/Patio Cukes/Veggie Transplants for gardens - we have a couple of patio cucumbers still - 2 gallon pots $10 - they are setting fruit and flowering (the hard work is done - they need a sunny location, out of direct wind, regular watering and occasional fertilizing). Tomatoes - still a good selection of 4" pot size @ $2! They are a bit on the tall side, but this can be remedied by planting in a deeper hole in the garden or pot. The plants will set roots along the stem that is buried and the plant will beef up within a week or two. I find it extremely satisfying to have tomatoes in the garden, nothing is better than sneaking a fresh, sun-warmed tomato straight from the plant. (BLT's anyone? In anticipation of the first fruits of the season, I stocked up on bacon on my last trip to Costco :P) I have 5 or 6 plants at home in my mini greenhouse even though there is more than enough plants at the farm - just for fresh use. Other veggies in 4 paks - pickling cucumbers, zucchini, spaghetti squash, cabbage, broccoli, celery, cauliflower and Napa cabbage. They are all priced at $2/4 pak - so it is a great way to try growing something you have never tried before.
Baskets/Planters - There is still a selection at the greenhouse (although we sold a lot at SpringFest!) I will post up to date pictures this week. 10" baskets are $20 (same price as CDN Tire) and 12" baskets are $25. There are a few Tumbling Tom Cherry Tomato baskets left - they are 12" for $20 and we also have the Topsy Turvy tomatoes (Beefsteak) for $20. These are great if you don't have a garden! There are a few Strawberry baskets/planters left and I believe there are 6 assorted Hummingbird hangers - they are filled with mixed petunia and look incredible! $25
Bedding Plants/Basket Stuffers/Other Stuff - We still have a selection of plants for your beds, planters and gardens! I was waiting for the weather to be warmer at night before I started planting - but now I feel behind! This weeks project will be to get my planting done :). Petunias, Geraniums, Euphorbia, Potato Vines, Scaevola, Verbena, Dahlias, Gazanias, Portulaca - just to name a few.
I think that's it for the updates! I will be posting quick updates and sales on Facebook as they arise. Have a great June and we hope to see you at the 'Patch. We will be at Aggie Days in Carseland on June 23 with a selection of plants if you are in the area! Happy Gardening!