Wednesday, May 20, 2015

From Bud to Bloom

We grow nearly 70 varieties of peonies, several of which are ready for you to pick up at the stand this week.  

Last week we posted about a couple varieties, "Lovely Rose" and "Scarlet O'Hara." Here are two more to help you know what you're buying!  

This beautiful white variety is called "Ann Styer."

And this fancy named peony is "Mons. Jules Elie."


The "Ann Styer" and "Mons. Jules Elie" look beautiful together. 


Come on by and take a look at all the varieties we have to offer.  And please share this with someone who might be interested!


Everyone has been working really hard while basking in the beauty of these flowers.




 
 

12 MORE DAYS TILL OPENING DAY!


Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Brussels Sprouts

Our brussels sprouts are looking great. This is a vegetable which has truly gotten a bum-wrap over the years. When properly cooked they are amazingly delicious!  With bacon, goat cheese, onions!  Unbelievable! Sear them in a pan, then add a few table spoons of water and let them steam.  Add the above delicious ingredients and your family will not believe they are Brussels Sprouts. We should just tell them that they are H.G.'s sprouts and they'll never know!
 


Did you know that they are called Brussels Sprouts because they first became popular in the Belgium city of Brussels?  If you are interested in some delicious ways to cook these cabbages take a look at our Pinterest site.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Pretty Peonies

This week we've been debudding the peony fields which means taking off the tiny little buds on the sides of each plant to help the main flower grow up strong.

















Then the flowers are cut and brought into the farm to grade and get ready for delivery.















 Here are two of the many varieties that we grow.

Lovely Rose

Scarlet O'Hara
We will be selling peonies at the stand for the next several weeks, from 9 a.m. till dark, until we run out!  Come on by and pick-up some of these beautiful flowers for your home or a friend!


Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Uncovering tomatoes, their flowers and planting MORE tomatoes!!!

The tomatoes in the high tunnel and field that were  "under cover" have now been uncovered....



And their flowers are blooming where tomatoes will soon be popping out!





This week, more tomatoes were planted to keep a steady supply coming your way!   H.G. planted 2500 regular tomatoes (six varieties).  And, two varieties of plum tomatoes, 20 varieties of cherry and 40 varieties of heirlooms.  Eggplant, cantaloupe and peppers are also in the ground getting happy!


Hang on, the tomatoes are coming...... June 1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
Can't wait to see you....