Week of June 27
Open 9-5 Tues, Wed
Open 9-3 Thursday
Closed July 4
For the 2016 Season:
Pleasant Mount Farm is owned and operated by Heidi and Jody Racht and Alan Campbell. Also working here are Heidi and Alan's sons Mason (27), Abbott (26) and Owen (24) Rachampbell, when they are around. We are so lucky to have Lisa Beliveau of Goose Creek Farm in St. George giving her invaluable expertise in the greenhouse - things are looking great!
In addition to selling quality, organic plants for your gardens, we will also plant your boxes and planters with plants you choose from the greenhouse and grow them here for a while. Feel free to bring them up now!
May 14, 2016
Tomato Harvest, July 31, 2015
Seeds will be available for sale at the end of this week and the refrigerator is full of eggs. Brassicas and lettuces will be ready for the cold frame in about a week. You could get something in the ground in mid-April. Stop by!
In the greenhouse, the peppers and eggplant are growing fast! About 30 varieties of tomatoes are in packs (and looking good) and the parsley is ready to be eaten.
Lisa has done a ton of transplanting - onions are done and growing fast! Brassicas and lettuces will be ready to put into cold frames in a couple of weeks. About half the peppers are in packs. The tomatoes have geminated and some have been transplanted. The annuals look fantastic!
May 14, 2016
Pleasant Mount Farm is Northern Vermont's oldest organic retail greenhouse, now in its 25th season. We sell many plants, including annuals and accent plants, vegetables, herbs, and occasionally shrubs and trees.
Please note that our vegetable plants are Certified Organic. Our annuals, accent plants and baskets, all grown in McEnroe Farm organic potting soil, are not considered organic by national organic standards because they are grown from non-organic cuttings and plugs. However, we maintain the same organic practices as we always have and stand by our integrity. Remember, good soil grows great plants!
Along with selling plants, we also sell non-organic eggs from our chickens. Come up to visit, not only do we have a large selection of plants, but we also have many animals for you and your kids to see. The sheep and lambs, horse, and chickens are all outside. The dogs and cat are in and out with us and they love visitors.
Greenhouse is Closed June 24.
Reopening on June 25 with a big sale. Open Saturday and Sunday, 9-5.
Finally - some warmer gardening weather. Our garden soil is still a bit cool after snow on Monday, but it is workable and not cold. Things are looking up for planting very soon. We have tons of tomatoes, peppers, eggplants and more. They are ready to go into the ground and containers. If you want Sungolds, don't wait.
With the predicted weekend warm weather, we will put out pansies, brassicas, lettuces and greens, artichokes and snapdragons to harden them for planting them into the garden.
We are hard at work, planting seeds (onions are growing; peppers are germinating, basil, cabbages, lettuces - and more - are up) and transplanting cuttings (geraniums, pansies, accent plants and foliage accents). Jody put together a ton of baskets today. Things are looking good.