Ambler Farm’s Online Transplant Sale
March 12 - April 14
Welcome to the 2019 transplant growing season. Thank you for supporting Ambler Farm and for growing your own food at home. We want your gardens to be a success and so we are excited to offer you a variety of vegetables that we hope you will enjoy growing. We provide them a good start in our greenhouse and let you do the rest.
Every year we start selling cold-tolerant transplants in mid-April and warm weather transplants in mid-May. We will offer a selection of transplants for sale on Saturdays from 9 a.m.-noon. As we do every year, we are again offering our “Grown Only to Order” program to offer you a wider choice for your home gardens. We’re offering several additional varieties of 25 vegetable types. We do this because we would love for you to experiment where we cannot. Therefore we have many varieties that we will grow only if you order them in advance.
For example, we plan to grow 19 varieties of tomatoes at the farm this summer, but there will be 60 varieties from which you can choose for your own garden. We are offering additional varieties of eggplants, flowers, herbs, onions, scallions, salad and cooking greens, peppers, summer squash and winter squash. We are also offering crops such as arugula, beets, radishes and spinach that normally get seeded directly but can be transplanted for an early start.
You will see a date on each transplant page that says the last day to order any of the transplants online. The reason for this is to allow Farmer Jonathan to have enough time to grow the plants in the greenhouse. Don’t fret if you miss ordering online as we will have transplants available at the farm. What we will not have are the items that say Note: This Item Grown to Order Only. Please note that we cannot ship plants. Please see deadline by transplant below:
Broccoli/Brussels Sprouts/Cabbage/Cauliflower – March 18
Celery/Celeriac/Fennel – March 10
Cooking Greens – March 24
Corn/Okra – March 31
Cucumbers – April 21
Eggplant – March 24
Flowers – March 31 (There are some flowers that will end earlier)
Herbs- March 17
Leeks/Onions/Scallions/Shallots – February 24
Cantaloupe/Muskmelons/Watermelons – April 21
Beans/Peas – March 24
Peppers – March 10
Root Vegetables – April 21
Salad Greens – March 31
Summer Squash – April 14
Tomatillos/Tomatoes (Cherry, Pear, Paste, Saladette) – March 24
Tomatoes (Slicing) – March 24
Winter Squash – April 14
Our transplants are 100% organically grown in our greenhouse from seed in a compost-based potting soil and they are lovingly tended by our Director of Agriculture, Jonathan Kirschner. Farmer Jonathan says to please note that we strive to give you plants that will do well when you are ready to put them in your garden. This means that size can be deceiving. Often a bigger plant will be root bound and take longer to adjust to transplanting than a smaller one. Don’t get overexcited by very large bushy plants, they may not be the best choice for you. Transplants grown this way suffer less transplant shock and show better resistance to adverse conditions such as disease and pest pressure. Transplants include those that are suited for a colder Northern climate (when planted).
Head to the Ambler Farm website to order yours today!
- Laura Guzewicz
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