Herb & Vegetables
General Availability Information by plant:
|Vegetable||General Availability||In Stock|
|Peas||Second week of April|
Nothing compares to vine-ripened tomatoes, peppers, and eggplants fresh from the garden! Our standard and heirloom tomatoes are treasured for their superior flavor and aroma. Tomatoes are an excellent source of vitamins C & A, as well as lycopene, a powerful substance that researchers believe may help prevent prostate cancer in men.
Peppers, sweet or hot, add excitement to any dish and additionally are a good source of vitamins A, C, K, B6, potassium, manganese, and more! Those gorgeous glossy purple eggplants have been prized for their beauty and unique taste, but also feature a host of vitamins and minerals as well as important phytomutrients and antioxidants. They are an excellent source of digestion-supportive dietary fiber, bone-building manganese, Vitamins K, C, & B6, heart healthy copper, folate, and niacin.
A few reasons why it's not too late to plant vegetables:
- Do you have room for one or two more plants? With prices this good you now have the opportunity to try a new variety or two. Most gardeners have their favorites, but it's fun to try new varieties every season. Now is your chance to mix things up a little.
- Have you lots a few plants because of the heatwave? The hot weather has taken it's toll on everyone, even the plants. Sometimes you just can't water enough. If you have any plants that are not thriving the way they should, consider adding new ones. At these lows prices you can freshen up your garden and enjoy a bountiful harvest. Many of our plants have lots of fruit already starting to ripen.
- Discover the benefits of growing an early crop of tomatoes for fresh eating and slicing, and a second crop for late season eating and home preservatives. You can get the most out of your garden!
- Fresh veggie plants make terrific hostess and thank you gifts. Friends and family will appreciate receiving a gift that keeps on giving. Know anyone who just moved into a new home? Help them get their garden started with yummy edibles.
Veggie Plants Requirements:
- Before planting your veggie consider how much light you get. Veggies need full sun (6-8 hrs per day) to produce fruit.
- Veggie plants need ample root space in well drained (preferably compost rich) soil.
- If growing in a container, tomato plants need at least a 5 gallon pot per plant. This is a minimum. Larger pots allow for a more extensive root system and will noticeably increase the vigor and yield of your plants.
- Container grown peppers and eggplants will also do well in a 5 gallon pot (or larger).
- All tomato plants (with the possible exception of miniature or dwarf varieties) require tomato cages to support the growth of the plant when they are heavy with fruit. They must be put around the plant in the early stages. If you wait too long they are difficult to put on after the plant begins to grown and fill out.
- Now is the time to fertilize your veggies! Gethsemane carries numerous options. Choose from a full array of veggie plant products like Dr. Earth Tomato, Vegetables, & Herbs, Tomato-tone, and Dynamite Organic Slow Release fertilizers.