Garden Plant Sales

April 21, 2020

Redeemer Valley Community Garden

is happy to offer our

Annual Garden Plant Sale

to bring a little brightness into these difficult times.

Featuring vegetable, herb and flower plants as well as other native and perennial plants.  Please see list of available plants below.

521 Moredon Road

Huntingdon Valley, 19006

May 1 – 2

May 8 – 9  Cancelled due to weather

May 15 – 16

Fridays:  3pm – 7pm

Saturdays:  9am – 2pm

* We will be adhering to all precautionary measures to ensure your well being.

*Credit card, Apple Pay; Google Pay, and exact change cash payments accepted.

* Phone orders will be accepted at the sale location where you can call and pay from your car. 

Your plants will be delivered to the trunk of your car.

All proceeds benefit Redeemer Valley Community Garden which grows a share of its produce for local food cupboards, incorporates sustainable growing practices and hosts a school garden program.

Garden Plant Information 2020

Prices:  $4/plant or pack 

or 3 for $10

Shrubs & Trees as marked below

What is Heirloom? Heirloom means non-hybrid; in other words,

the seeds rely on natural pollination and are passed down from generation to generation.

We offer some Heirloom varieties.

TOMATOES

Cherry Tomatoes

Cherry Bomb: Vigorous plants produce high yields of uniform, vivid red fruits with ideal cherry size (15-20 gm.) for harvest and snacking. Classic cherry tomato flavor – firm, sweet, and well-balanced.

 

Slicing Tomatoes

Big Beef Slicer: Extra large, 10-12 oz. ruby red tomatoes are firm, juicy and highly flavored;   an All-America Selections winner-and you’ll see and taste why. Extra-large, 10 to 12 oz. red fruits are firm, juicy and highly flavored. Yields heavily in all regions.

Brandywine Red: HEIRLOOM.  One of the most popular and best-tasting heirlooms.  Flavorful but not acidic, it is a large-lobed, beefsteak-shaped tomato with a thin, pinkish-red skin. Very vigorous. Best if staked, caged, or trellised. Perfect for slicing.

Chef’s Choice Orange: orange beefsteak type, firm fleshed, low in acid, good flavor and texture, more productive than most orange beefsteaks

Cherokee Purple: HEIRLOOM 80 days to maturity, deep dusky purple-pink, large sweet, old time tomato flavor

Early Pick: Fine flavor, gorgeous color, solid flesh! Bears fruits early, bumper crops all summer. Resists Verticillium and Fusarium wilts.

Green Zebra: beautiful chartreuse with lime green stripes, flesh is bright green and very rich tasting. Likes well-drained soil. To determine ripeness, feel the flesh or look for the stripes to turn a little yellow. Don’t wait too long to harvest as they may become mealy.

Money Maker: The Moneymaker Tomato is a terrific, high yielding heirloom that produces delicious, bright red and smooth fruits that are perfect for fresh eating. This variety’s vine can grow to 5-6′ and produce very heavy yields of 4-6 ounce fruits. This tasty heirloom tomato does well in hot humid climates and greenhouse growing. The Moneymaker originates from England and produces vigorous vines that should be staked for best results.

Pink Berkeley Tie Dye: 65-75 days. Compact plants produce beautiful 8-12 ounce fruit with a very sweet, rich, dark tomato flavor. 10 out of 10 people liked the port wine colored beefsteak with metallic green stripes better than Cherokee Purple in a farmers market taste off.

Paste Tomatoes

Roma: HEIRLOOM. The classic sauce and paste tomato. Compact plants produce paste-type tomatoes resistant to Verticillium and Fusarium wilts. Meaty interiors and few seeds. GARDEN HINTS: Fertilize when first fruits form to increase yield. Water deeply once a week during very dry weather.

PEPPERS

Sorry all Bell and sweet peppers are sold out!

 

Peppers with varying levels of heat

Habanero Orange: Orange, 1-2 Inches Long; 80-100 Days to Harvest.  Extremely Hot – 100,000 – 350,000 Scoville Units. The Orange Habanero Pepper is one of the hottest peppers in the world! Originating in the Yucatan in Mexico, this heirloom pepper is commonly used for sauces consumed only by the most intrepid of hot spice-lovers. Enjoy at your own risk!

Takara Shishito: Takara is a typical Shishito pepper with a small fruit and a mild but rich flavor. The compact plant has a spreading habit, short internodes, is well branched and has high production potential, early and prolific. Some fruit may be spicy or pungent under varying climatic conditions, most often stress conditions like hot and dry conditions. This phenomenon is one of the distinguishing features of Shishito peppers.

EGGPLANT

Black Beauty: 80 days. Black Beauty is a very well-adapted open pollinated variety, thriving in almost every part of the country. It boasts big yields of large, glossy, delectable fruit. These large, glossy fruits are a deep purple so intense it looks black. They arise in great numbers on plants 21 to 30 inches high — you can expect a dozen or so fruits per plant. Be sure to stake the plant early in the season to support its bounty of fruit!

Pingtung Long: 70 days. A wonderful eggplant from Ping Tung, Taiwan.  Fruit is purple and up to 18 inches long and 2 inches in diameter. This variety is so sweet and tender, superbly delicious! One of the best Chinese eggplants on the market.

Rosa Bianca: Lovely and delicious Italian heirloom: ideal for slicing, baking and roasting. Rosy-lavender with white shading, the fruits of this beautiful Italian heirloom are large, round and 5-6″ long. With a mild, non-bitter flavor, the fruits’ robust shape is ideal for slicing, baking or roasting.

KALE

Curly Blue Dwarf: Gorgeous finely curled blue-green leaves hold their color even in severe cold. Uniform low-growing plants are 15″ tall with a 20-35″ spread. Very hardy; will overwinter with mulch in zones 4-5.  Ornamental and delicious. High in vitamin A. 53-65 days from
transplant.

ASIAN GREENS

Pac Choi: A staple in Asian stir fries and soups, pac choi — alternatively pak choi and bok choy — has a mild mustard flavor with
background sweetness. Though pac choi prefers cooler seasons, most varieties perform relativelywell in warm weather.

Tatsoi: Tatsoi is a small low-growing plant that forms a rosette of petite spoon-shaped leaves. It has short pale lime green stems that are succulent and tender, likened to those of a celery heart. The emerald green leaves are glossy and convex with subtle veining. Raw Tatsoi displays sweet yet nutty flavors and a mineral finish. Once cooked, it develops a warm earthiness similar to spinach. Eat the plants when they are a couple of inches tall. If you are growing full-sized plants, thin to a 6 – 8-inch spacing.

Yokatta Na: 21 days baby; 45 days mature Brassica rapa (narinosa group) F-1 hybrid. The heads grow well larger than a foot tall and we ate the 2nd growth heads whole like young bok choy,” reported the Wolperts in Belington, WV. Quick-growing and versatile, tolerating both heat and cold, Yokatta can extend your season at either end, while simultaneously broadening your culinary range. Use it either raw in salad mixes or cooked in stir-fries. The deep green tender leaves, though flavorful, lack the mustard “bite” found in so many Asian greens and can be harvested as a cut-and-come-again crop or at maturity.

CABBAGE:

Golden Acre: 65 days. Very early, high quality sort. Dense, solid heads are very spherical, 5-7 inches in diameter and weigh 3-5 pounds. Plants are very compact relative to the size of the heads, allowing closer spacing than some varieties. Fine for cole slaw, stir fries and other fresh uses; not usually considered an excellent storage type.

Mammoth Red Rock: With large, beautiful, deep purple heads that are sweet and crisp, I love growing these beauties for beautiful braised cabbage as well as pink sauerkraut.

CHARD:

Swiss Chard: A bit crunchier than spinach, but more tender than kale, this gorgeous vegetable comes in a surprising array of colors.
Technically speaking, chard is a beet, but doesn’t have a bulbous root.  It’s referred to as a member of the “goosefoot” family due to the shape of its leaves. What makes it Swiss? It was identified and named by a Swiss botanist. Full of Vitamins A and C, Swiss chard counts toward the dark leafy vegetable component of your diet. Whether it’s white, red or yellow, it’s full of nutrition. It’s easy to grow, so read on to learn all about Swiss chard care in your garden.

COLLARDS:

Yates Collards: 75 days. In the 1950s, this strain was praised as a “new, dwarf strain,” longstanding and heat-resistant, like all collards.
Winter-hardy to the mid-Atlantic, producing a crop into very cold autumn weather. These make super healthy and delicious cooked
greens.

BRUSSEL SPROUTS:

Gustus Brussel Sprouts: Fresh Brussels sprouts are a superb fall and winter treat. Like broccoli, these little “cabbages” are full of betacarotene, vitamin C, and fibre. And after frost, they become sweet, as the plants create sugar for antifreeze. Keep your plants moist and well mulched during the heat of summer, to ensure your supply of Brussels sprouts until the holidays. These big top-heavy plants are some of the easiest brassicas to grow. You should be able to expect a large harvest from only 4 or 5 plants.

HERBS

BASIL
Genovese: classic, Italian, large-leaved, crucial for pesto.
Large Leaf/ Napoletano:  authentic Neapolitan flavor.  Lettuce leaf-type with huge, frilly leaves. Spicy, traditional basil flavor. Leaves are up to 4″ long and tend to be lighter in color than other pesto types. Ht. 14-16″. 75 days to harvest
Purple: These purple basil leaves have a beautiful, coppery glow and clove-like, slightly spicy flavor. Use them in salads or preserved in oils and vinegars. A pot of purple basil provides surprisingly, striking color in the garden.

 

PARSLEY
Curly and Flat: In general, flat-leaf parsley has a more robust flavor, while the curly variety is associated with decoration.  Both kinds
of parsley may be used in cooking and when substituting one for the other, taste to determine the flavor and adjust as desired. Think, too, about the texture that would work best in your dish.  Finally, don’t discard the stems, which have a stronger flavor than the
leaves and can be used in a bouquet garnish and added to homemade stock or a pot of beans.

OTHER

Chives

Garlic-Chives

Lemon Balm  (herb, grow in a pot to keep from spreading)

Mint (grow in a pot to keep from spreading)

Oregano

 

FLOWERS

Calendula – annual

Marigold – annual

Nasturtium – annual

Yarrow – perennial

Zinnia – annual.  Great cutting flower!

 

Perennials for sun or part sun 

Aster Symphyotrichum (nova-angilae or oblongifolium) (purple flowers in autumn, tolerates dry soil)
Bee Balm, purple Monarda didyma (light-purple flowers in summer) attracts hummingbirds
Black-eyed Susan(biennial) Rudbeckia hirta (orange coneflower) (gold flowers in summer)
Black-eyed Susan/Orange coneflower(perennial) Rudbeckia fulgida   (gold flowers in summer)
Brown-eyed Susan Rudbeckia triloba ( biennial, gold flowers late summer to fall)
Cut-leaf Coneflower Rudbeckia laciniata ‘Hortensia’ (yellow flowers in summer to fall)
Purple coneflower Echinacea purpurea *% (purple flowers in early summer, seeds attract goldfinches)
Day-lily Hemorcallis (orange flowers in summer)
Golden ragwort (sun to shade, moist to wet soil, yellow flowers in spring)
Goldenrod Solidago (gold flowers in autumn, attracts butterflies)
Iris, Siberian (thin leaves, purple flowers in spring)
Rose campion  (pale green fuzzy foliage)
Lilyturf, variegated. Liriope (green and  yellow grass-like foliage, purple flowers in fall)
Mountainmint Pycanthemum muticum (pink flower clusters in summer) NOT EDIBLE. Deer resistant
Penstemon (aka Beardtongue) Penstemon digitalis  (reddish foliage, white flowers in June)
Moss phlox Phlox subulata (low groundcover, covered in light-purple flowers in early spring)
Garden Phlox Phlox paniculata (pink flowers in early summer)
Sedum ‘Autumn Joy sedum telephium (succulent foliage, lilac to coral-rose flowers in autumn)
Sundrops  Oenothera fruiticosa  (yellow flowers in spring)

Perennials for part shade or shade

Blue Wood Aster Symphyotrichum cordifolium (woodland, pale blue flowers in autumn)
Astilbe (Arendesi cultivars),  assorted colors (flowers in late spring)
Cranesbill Geranium, white  Geranium  (part shade, white flowers in spring)
Cup Plant Silphium perfoliatum (woodland, yellow flowers in summer, may need staking)
Fern, Ostrich  Matteuccia struthiopteris (moist to wet woodland, 2-4 feet tall, fine-cut edges)
Fern, New York Thelypteris noveboracensis (dry to moist woodland, 18”-24” tall, light-green foliage finely-cut edges).  All fern species are deer resistant.
Fern, sensitive Onoclea sensibilis (moist to wet woodland, 18”-24” tall, rounded edges)
Wild Ginger Asarum canedensis (6” groundcover, maroon flowers are under leaves, in spring)
Hosta: large green leaves, purple or white flowers in late spring.  Deer like to eat all hostas.
Hosta: green and white leaves, purple flowers in late spring
Spiderwort Tradescantia (purplish flowers in late spring, goes dormant if too dry in summer)
White Snakeroot Ageratina altissima (white flowers in autumn). Deer resistant
Wood Poppy Stylophorum diphyllum (moist to wet soil, yellow flowers in spring)
Common Blue Violets  (purple flowers in spring)

Shrubs

$4 small (less than 18”), $8 medium (18” to 24”),  $12 large (3 feet & up)

Drooping Fetterbush  Leucothoe fontanesiana small (part shade to shade, evergreen, tiny white flowers in spring) deer resistant
Forsythia (yellow flowers in early spring) small medium large
Purple-flowering Raspberry Rubus odoratus  small med

(purple flowers in spring, thornless. berries are tasteless, small & usually not edible)

Spicebush small medium Lindera benzoin (shade, tiny flowers, yellow fall foliage) deer resistant
Winterberry, female  sm med  lg Ilex verticillata

(showy red berries in winter) sun to part shade, prefers moist to wet soil

Tree Seedlings 

$4 small (less than 18”), $8 medium (18” to 24”),  $12  large (3 feet & up)

Eastern Red Cedar  Juniperus virginiana  small (grows to 50’, sun to part shade, evergreen)
Black Cherry Prunus serotina  small med large (grows to 60’, sun to part shade)
Red Maple Acer Rubrum  small medium (grows to 40’, sun to part shade)
Redbud Cercis Canadensis small med large (to 20’, sun to shade, magenta flowers spring, yellow fall foliage) deer resistant
Sweetgum Liquidamber styraciflua small medium large (grows 80’, sun to part shade) deer resistant
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera  small medium large (grows to 80’, sun to part shade)
White Pine Pinus strobus  small (grows to 100’, sun to part shade, evergreen)

Seed packets   $1

Butternut Squash
Pumpkin (medium size)
Cushaw squash (great for pies)
Common Milkweed* % ## (pink flowers in summer)
Sunflower * Helianthus annus (yellow flowers in summer through fall)
Zinnia (varied colors, flowers in summer through fall)