Friday, April 29, 2011

Plants that love cold and snow! NO need to protect them during the cold snap...

Tomorrow the forecast calls for a high  of 45 and possibly snow and rain. Great for the plants!! Terrible for the humans!! I will be there with LOTS of plants that are ready for your garden

Luckily all of the plants I am selling are cold-hardy. Kale, chard, lettuce, parsley, lettuces, broccoli, collards, cabbage, onions and pea plants will all survive just fine in cold and snowy weather. Just leave them alone and they will pop back soon. The weather that is hardest for these plants is wind and heat.

Salad Bowls- leave them on the patio or deck in cold and snowy weather. At this time of year they can be in a spot in full sun. As the weather gets warmer they would love a slightly shady spot to keep them cooler.

Cold weather greens hardening off outside
Plants in 2 inch pots. Only plants in the 2 inch pots should be brought in because they are less able to withstand harsh weather. Never leave the 2 inch pots out in full sun and wind unless you can water at least twice a day.

Friday, April 15, 2011


25 Different Kinds- The time to plant is now!

2011 Spring lettuces from WeeBee Farms

Australian Yellow looseleaf tasty, bright yellow/green

S Bronze Arrowhead looseleaf Gorgeous, taste test winner

Buttercrunch butterhead very sweet and crunchy

S Canasta crisphead red tinged, very sweet

Crisp Mint romaine compact, upright, excellent flavor
S Flame looseleaf taste test winner, heat tolerant
S Freckles romaine a favorite!


Swiss Giant snow peas
My son Caley grew his own pea plants to sell, and I grew some too. Now is a good time to plant them outside.
Norli peas (photos from

Types of Pea Plants that WeeBee Farms is selling:
                             Type                      height trellis?
Progress #9           shelling     58 days    18"    no
     heirloom, superb flavor, 5" pods
Green Arrow          shelling     65 days    24"     no   
     high yields, 4" pods, disease tolerant
Wando                  shelling     68 days    24"     no
     heat tolerant heirloom

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

WeeBee Farms will be at market this Saturday April 9th with cold-hardy plants for your home garden

We've had the plants out in the hot and windy weather for hardening off, and now we'll be ready to sell some on Saturday.
We'll have 6 different kinds of kale, swiss chard, lots of lettuces, baby bok choi onions and pea plants. Salad bowls will be there too. Come down and visit!
Salad bowl for sale

Garlic field "A" on 4/6/11
Lettuces in the greenhouse

Greens to sell April 9th

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Onion Plants For Sale

New this year. Try growing onions in your garden from transplants. Transplants are better than sets, especially for the sweet onions like Walla Walla. We'll have Italian Red Cipollini onions and Italian Red Bunching Onions too. Read on for the instructions and list of varieties we'll be selling:

Saturday, April 2, 2011

WeeBee Farms is getting ready for market

Greenhouse starts- ready to harden off
                          Onion Starts- Copra, Candy, Italian Red Cipollini, Red bunching onions, Leeks

Can't wait to get there. I'm busy hardening off plants to sell. We have peas, lettuce, kale, chard and onion starts- started in our new greenhouse. The garlic looks great, too. I've been watering it like crazy in this hot, windy weather.