Our grower Tim
We’re very proud of all the fall crops we are growing in our 4 greenhouses. We take a lot of pride the quality of our plants and the care that goes into maintaining them and keeping them in pristine condition.
One of the seasonal plants that we are currently growing is kale. Our grower Tim and his crew are growing three different varieties of kale from seed. They began sowing the seed on June 23rd and then again on July 16th in the greenhouse. Tim recorded a 14 day germination rate on the seeds. After 5 weeks the plants were transplanted to growing trays and were moved outdoors. We started harvesting the crops in mid August and we will continue through November.
Mums starting to bud
One of the other crops that we are currently growing are hardy mums. We grow them from 4 1/2″ pots up to 15″ posts. We are also growing them in wall and fence bag hangers. 1700 mums were started from tiny plugs. We also bring in another 600 mums from other New England growers.
Jumbo mum plants
Hanging bags of mums
Mums in bloom
There are 1500 other assorted crops that we are growing from plugs including pansies, seedum, coral bells, ornamental peppers, rudbeckia, gaillardia and swiss chard!
Seedum in bloom
We have taken a variety of our seasonal crops and decorated the front of our store. We think it looks amazing!
We feature our local grown plants at the Danvers Farmers Market and will create a stunning display with these beauties at the Topsfield Fair this year which runs from October 2nd through October 12th. Be sure to stop by and check it out!