Even with more than a foot of snow on the ground, Ambler Farm wants you to “Think Spring!” Now is a perfect time to plan for warm summer days of fresh produce from your own garden. To help, Ambler Farm is now offering a wide range of transplants for sale, including vegetables, fruits, herbs, and flowers.
The transplants are grown in the farm’s greenhouse from seed in an organic, compost-based, biologically-active potting soil, and are lovingly tended by Ambler Farm’s Director of Agriculture, Jonathan Kirschner, and his dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
“This is really a wonderful opportunity for the members of our community to start planning for their gardens,” said Kirschner. “We can grow more than 425 different varieties of vegetables, fruits, herbs and flowers in our greenhouse that can then be transplanted into your home gardens.”
Transplants are available for pre-order now on the Ambler Farm website. Ambler Farm will begin selling cold-weather transplants in person at the farm in mid-April and warm weather transplants in mid-May.
“We strive to grow plants that will do well when they are put into the garden. Transplants grown this way suffer less transplant shock and show better resistance to adverse conditions such as disease and pest pressure,” said Kirschner. “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.”
In the meantime, he adds, “Check out Ambler’s transplants and let your gardening imagination run wild! Happy planting!”