Saturday, September 2, 2017

Would You like to be able to order plants for pick up or delivery?

Currently the only way you can buy our plants is at our stall at New Town Plaza on Saturdays. This season we are thinking of re-introducing orders for pick up and delivery. Plants would only be available while we are trading at New Town which (September 30 through to April). 

 Minimum order for delivery would be $50 in the Hobart area. Some further out areas would attract a $10 delivery fee.  Minimum order for pick up from our house in Moonah would be $25. Pick ups will be on Wednesday afternoons between 1pm and 6pm and deliveries on a Wednesday morning.

To gauge interest we have a created a short survey. We would appreciate if you could take the time to fill it out. There is also room for suggestions on how to improve our business.
Thanks
Chris

Home Delivery and Pick Up Survey


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Getting ready for Spring

Our preparations are well underway for our first stall of the season. We have booked our New Town Plaza stall from Saturday September 30. 
Tomatoes seedlings in our 80mm paper pots


Chris has been looking at how to make our plants better. In the last couple of years we introduced larger pots. Tomatoes do better in larger pots. Other plants like capsicums, chillies and eggplants only succeed in larger pots.

But plastic pots contribute to waste. As a business we seek to limit our impact on the planet. 

After much thought we have decided to use paper pots. Chris can make a paper pot in 45 seconds. When labour costs are counted these pots are twice the financial cost of plastic but no cost to the planet. Another added bonus is the pots are bigger than ever before.
Dexter checking paper pot quality

Look forward to seeing you in September.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Saturday February 18 Stall at Bellerive Farmers Market

The Bellerive Farmers Market invited us to come and sell our left over stock this weekend (which is lovely of them). We'll be there on the Bellerive Boardwalk from 8.30am to 12.30pm.

$5 Pots 
Sweet Basil Italian
Sweet Basil Lettuce Leaf
Common Sage

$3 Pots
Italian Parsley
Triple Curl Parsley

$2.50 Plug Seedlings
3 Curl Parsley
Italian Parsley
Common Sage
English Thyme

$1 Plug Seedlings
Cauliflower Early Snowball
Rainbow Chard
Celery Tall Utah
Silverbeet Fordhook Giant

50c Plug Seedlings
Florence Fennel
Great Lakes Iceberg Lettuce
Green Mignonette 

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Saturday February 11 Stall at New Town Plaza

Silverbeet and broccoli
Broccoli, cauliflower, kale and brussels sprouts are ready for our last stall for this season plus a great range of herbs and other greens. 

We take a break over winter. Its been really great being at New Town Plaza and we look forward to coming back in October. The easiest way to keep up with our stall location and plant lists is to subscribe to receive emails. You can do that on the homepage of our blog (top right). Each week we are selling we post a list of plants. We also post gardening tips. 
Brussels Sprouts, coriander and purple sicily cauliflower


$5 Pots 
Sweet Basil Italian
Sweet Basil Lettuce Leaf
Broccoli
Wild (Creeping) Thyme

$3 Pots
Italian Parsley
Triple Curl Parsley

$2.50 Plug Seedlings
3 Curl Parsley
Italian Parsley
Common Sage
English Thyme

$1 Plug Seedlings
Broccoli di Cicco
Brussel Sprouts
Cauliflower Purple Sicily
Cauliflower Early Snowball
Blue Dwarf Kale
Rainbow Chard
Celery Tall Utah
Silverbeet Fordhook Giant
Coriander

50c Plug Seedlings
Florence Fennel
Great Lakes Iceberg Lettuce
Royal Oakleaf Looseleaf Lettuce
Green Mignonette Butterhead Lettuce 
Parris Island Cos Lettuce

$25 Bags
Steve Solomon's COF (Complete Organic Fertiliser) For more information on this product click on the link

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Saturday February 4 Stall at New Town Plaza

Last week with a full range of lettuce seedlings.

$5 Pots 
Sweet Basil Italian
Sweet Basil Lettuce Leaf
Wild (Creeping) Thyme

$3 Pots
Triple Curl Parsley

$2.50 Plug Seedlings
3 Curl Parsley
Common Sage
English Thyme

$1 Plug Seedlings
Perpetual Spinach
Rainbow Chard
Celery Tall Utah
Mizuna

50c Plug Seedlings
Florence Fennel
Great Lakes Iceberg Lettuce
Royal Oakleaf Looseleaf Lettuce
Green Salad Bowl Looseleaf Lettuce
Freckles Cos Lettuce
Parris Island Cos Lettuce

$25 Bags
Steve Solomon's COF (Complete Organic Fertiliser) For more information on this product click on the link

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Saturday January 28 Stall at New Town Plaza

See you on Saturday

$5 Pots 
Sweet Basil Italian
Sweet Basil Lettuce Leaf
Wild (Creeping) Thyme

$2.50 Plug Seedlings
3 Curl Parsley
Triple Curl Parsley
Common Sage
English Thyme

$1 Plug Seedlings
Perpetual Spinach
Rainbow Chard

50c Plug Seedlings
Florence Fennel
Common Rocket
Great Lakes Iceberg Lettuce
Royal Oakleaf Looseleaf Lettuce
Green Salad Bowl Looseleaf Lettuce
Freckles Cos Lettuce
Parris Island Cos Lettuce

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Saturday January 21 Stall at New Town Plaza

8 types of lettuce this week including 4 looseleaf types, Freckles and Green Mignonette plus a good range of herbs. 
Oakleaf, Parris Island Cos amd red salad bowl lettuces



Freckles is a Cos (or Romaine) type lettuce. Cos are noted for their sweetness and crisp leaves
Freckles lettuce
and are commonly used in Caesar salads. They are heat tolerant and hardy and resistant to bolting (going to seed early). Freckles Cos is a heirloom variety with green leaves and attractive red splashes of colour. They can be picked progressively or allowed to form full head. They should have a head 30 days after transplant and be ready for progressive picking within a couple of weeks of transplant.

Green Mignonnette is a butterhead type (or boston/bib). Butterheads have small soft heads with buttery leaves. They are excellent in salad mixes. Green Mignonnette is a great home garden variety that is delicious to eat. It has soft deep green leaves. It should develop a full head within 30 days. You can harvest is progressively after a couple of weeks but I would recommend waiting for a full head.
Green mignonette lettuce

$10 Pots
English Thyme (2 only)

$5 Pots 
Sweet Basil 
Greek Oregano
Wild (Creeping) Thyme
Jalapeno Chilli 

$2.50 Plug Seedlings
3 Curl Parsley
Common Sage
Common Chives
English Thyme

$1 Plug Seedlings
Perpetual Spinach
Rainbow Chard

50c Plug Seedlings
Australian Yellow Looseleaf Lettuce
Great Lakes Iceberg Lettuce
Royal Oakleaf Looseleaf Lettuce
Green Salad Bowl Looseleaf Lettuce
Red Salad Bowl Looseleaf Lettuce
Green Mignonette Butterhead Lettuce
Freckles Cos Lettuce
Parris Island Cos Lettuce

$25 Bags
Steve Solomon's COF (Complete Organic Fertiliser) For more information on this product click on the link