Edible Plants

We grow nearly all the vegetable plants you’ll find here.  We occasionally  round out our selection with plants from our friends at Cedarglen, who are certified organic, and we carry grafted tomatoes from Ezra’s Organics, who are also certified.  Although we have not gone to the trouble of getting organic certification, we grow all our vegetables without any chemical sprays.  There is a bit of non-organic fertilizer in the potting soil we use, along with some organic, too.    We’ve also pursued eco-friendly containers for our veggies; the 4″ individuals like tomatoes and peppers are in coir (coconut fiber) pots which don’t even need to be removed, since the plants’ roots can grow right out through them into the soil.  No waste!

Baby tomatoes in their grow-through pots

Baby tomatoes in their grow-through pots

The pack veggies, like lettuce and broccoli, and the 1 gallon size tomatoes are grow in pulp pots, which are made of recycled paper.  Not only is that reducing plastic use, but it also supports a local business, Western Pulp in Corvallis, who have been making products out of recycled paper since the 1960s, long before it was fashionable to be sustainable.

 

Little lettuce in a pulp pack

Little lettuce in a pulp pack

If you’d like to know more about grafted tomatoes, check out Ezra’s Organics site, www.ezrasorganics.com.  They give you all sorts of good information on why they’re good and how to grow them.

 

 

We carry a nice selection of berry bushes including raspberries, boysenberries, marionberries, and several varieties of blueberries.  Grapes, too.  And oddities like Goji berries and kiwi fruits.

Trees are not a big thing for us, but we have a small selection of fruit trees – a very nice group of good varieties and healthy trees, just not rows and rows of lots of varieties.