Ambler Farm Transplants – seasonal
Welcome to the 2017 transplant growing season. Thank you for supporting the 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 offer a selection of transplants for sale on Saturday’s from 9am-Nooon. 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 + 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. If you would like to see a list of the last dates, then click here.
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).
Please click on the images below to take you to the transplant pages.
If you have questions, please contact Jonathan at email@example.com