Friday, May 27, 2016

Come before noon tomorrow. We're across from the Teahouse for Creekfest day! Pepper and Tomato plants available!

It is usually peaceful at the Farmers Market before noon- then the Creekfest crowds come in. We'll have pepper plants for sale, tomatoes, cucumbers and still lots of greens and lettuce.
Look for us directly across from the Dushanbe Teahouse tomorrow. Free Parking at the RTD lot for easy access. (from Canyon go north on 14th, enter from Walnut).
Hope to see you there!
Sweet Peppers Hot Peppers!
It's finally getting close to time to plant peppers!  We will plant ours around June 10th (they can often go in a bit earlier in Boulder). They do NOT like cool ground temperatures! (The peppers just don't thrive if planted too early.) We have gotten a good crop of peppers every year for the last 20 years with the late planting strategy. Some will have to be covered when we get the first frost in September or October. Most of the green ones will turn red by September, some in August.

We have many kinds of hot and sweet peppers. Many are ready to sell at market on Saturday including our very favorites that grow well at WeeBee Farms.  For hot peppers we are growing Jalapeno, Anaheim, Ancho (Poblano), Serrano, Hungarian hot wax, Bulgarian Carrot chile, Santaka hot Asian. The Sweet Italians are our favorites and we have Oranos, Belcanto and Jimmy Nardello. For Bell Peppers we have King Crimson- a very tasty early Bell.  Also look for Lunchbox mini sweet peppers . These are all varieties that we have grown here and have produced well for us. And we are trying two new types: Shishito (http://www.highmowingseeds.com/organic-non-gmo-seeds-Shishito-Pepper.html)and Fatalii.

Fatalii Pepper is Fiery Hot-
Fatalii pepper
Fatalii is a new pepper for us, a type of habanero, but matures a bit earlier. (Habaneros usually don't grow well here since the season isn't long enough) http://sustainableseedco.com/heirloom-vegetable-seeds/pe-t/pepper-heirloom-seeds/hot-peppers/fatalii-pepper-seeds.html

Belcanto Sweet Italian- A favorite sweet pepper in our gardens for 5 years.  In our search for good organic pepper seeds we found this one that turned out to be amazing. These huge red Italian peppers taste SO sweet, and the plants are really productive! We got lots of these last year and used them for salads, stir-frying, stuffing and eating fresh off the vine. These are definitely worth growing. The Oranos is the orange version of the same pepper. It's just as good and gorgeous in salads. (The Belcanto are almost identical to the "Atris" pepper we sold in the past.)


Belcanto Sweet Italian
The only ones we could not find organic seeds for are the Serrano, Hot Asian and Bulgarian Carrot Chiles. The rest are grown from Certified Organic seed.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Cooler weather, chance of showers...PERFECT gardening weather!

Come before noon to get your plants before the showers and the CU Graduation crowd. We will have a big selection of plants from cool weather plants to flowers, basil and tomatoes....