It is a perfect time for planting Potatoes, Onions and Asparagus! We have all non-GMO varieties to choose from in our Gift & Garden Shop. We also have a wonderful variety of ORGANIC seed packets available NOW and fresh lettuce bowls for harvesting your own salads! Additionally, we have a wide variety of fruit trees and shrubs (apple, pear, cherry, apricot, peach, blueberry, raspberry)
–Seed potatoes:3 pound bags.
–Asparagus: 10 crowns in each bag
–Dutch Onion Sets: 75 count
POTATOES, DARK RED NORLAND – A good variety for baking or boiling, Red Norland’s are known for their larger size and stunning red color. The skin is thin for easy peeling. A dependable, productive variety with good resistance to scab. Stores well.
POTATOES,YUKON GOLD – Yukon potatoes are a creamy, yellow-fleshed potato with unsurpassed flavor and culinary versatility. Yukons sweeten when baked and are sensational mashed. Their almost “buttery” flavor is considered to be the gourmet’s choice in exotic potato recipes.
POTATO PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: A properly prepared garden soil is essential for good results, large potatoes and a maximum crop. A well-mixed, softer light loam soil that drains well is best with a pH of 5.8 – 6.5.
Plant as early as possible in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. Frost protection is necessary when the plants are young. Choose a spot with full sun. Dig a trench at least 6″ deep, and place the seed potato with at least one eye, facing up. Cover with a couple of inches of soil. Hill the soil around the potato plant as it grows to keep the soil loose, and prevent the potatoes from being exposed to direct sunlight. Water the growing plants approximately 1″ per week. Potatoes can be harvested in 2 – 4 months.
ASPARAGUS PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: Asparagus requires well-drained soil. Plant in full sun to part shade. Dig a trench 5″ to 6″ deep and spread out the roots in the bottom 12″-14″ apart covering with 2″ of soil. The roots will grow no matter how they are placed in the trench. Over a period of several weeks, continue to add soil as the plants begin to grow until the trench is full. Water well after planting and during dry periods.
ONION PLANTING INSTRUCTIONS: Plant onion sets 1 to 2 inches deep. Place bulbs just below the soil surface. Space onions 2 to 3 inches apart in rows 12 to 18 inches apart. Thin to 4 to 6 inches or more apart allowing for bulb development. Think of onions as a leaf crop, not a root crop.