Saturday, October 19th 2013
10am-3pm RAIN OR SHINE, FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
At the Little River Marker Garden
October is the best time to start a garden in Miami if you want to get the most out of the growing season. Our 4th Annual Heirloom Tomato Seedling Sale is scheduled for Saturday October 19, 2013. We are preparing 25 varieties of heirloom tomato plants, peppers, eggplants, herbs and a wide selection of garden ready veggie seedlings! So many of you have grown our seedlings the past few years and expressed intense satisfaction. That’s because our seedlings are grown with care in our awesome home made compost with added peat moss and perlite for balanced water retention and air flow. NO PESTICIDES, NO CHEMICALS! They are started in 100% bio-degradable peat pots and fed organic fish spray once a week; you get them at 5-6 weeks so they are big, strong, healthy and ready to be transplanted.
This year we will also be selling our awesome home made compost. It is made from kitchen scraps, garden waste and horse manure, aged 1 year and freshly screened. Bring a 5 gallon bucket and we’ll fill it for $20. *Supply is limited, first come, first serve.
Choose from 25 different varieties of heirloom tomatoes, including cherries, medium sized, beefsteaks, paste and a new category this year, nematode and disease resistant tomatoes. We’ll also have herbs, 5 Asian eggplant varieties, 5 peppers, both sweet and hot and over a dozen vegetables to complete your kitchen garden. Check out the lists below for specific varieties!
All Tomato, Eggplant and Pepper Plants are $4.00 Each
All Vegetable and Herb Plants are $2.00 Each
Get One Free Plant For Every $20 Spent! Cash only
Black Cherry, Red Pear, Yellow Pear and our number one favorite Sungold.
Small and Medium Tomatoes:
Indigo Rose, Green Zebra, Black Prince, Amish Red, Garden Peach, Red Peach, Costoluto Genovese and a new one for us, Purple Calabash.
Rose, Gold Medal, Florida Pink, Black Krim, Aunt Ruby’s German Green, Chocolate Stripes and a variety we found which contains extra high levels of carotene, La Carotina.
Speckled Roman, Purple Russian, Roma Paste and a rare variety grown from seeds given to us from a friend who got them from a friend in Italy, Cuore Di Bue, which means bull’s heart.
Nematode and Disease Resistant Tomatoes:
Two varieties developed by the University of Hawaii, Anahu and Kewalo as well as Creole, an heirloom developed by Louisiana State University around 1956.
Raveena, Orient Charm, Orient Express, Rosa Bianca and Nubia.
Red Rocket, Cupid, Cubanelle, a Spanish variety traditionally satueed for tapas called Padron and Iko Iko which produces a carnival blend of purple and yellow peppers ripening to tangerine and red.
Vegetables and Herbs:
Arugula, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chard, Collard Greens, Upland Cress (similar to water cress), Kale, Basil, Cilantro, Leeks, Parsley and more!