May is here!
We are almost full to bursting - too many beautiful petunias! We will have the dark blue trailing petunias on sale on opening day! Also, mint will be on sale - and watch for other specials that day.
April 23, 2017:
A perfect spring day! Busy in the greenhouse today and shearing sheep. Last Thursday, Lisa transplanted 900 little basil plants. The greenhouse opens on May 7 (day after Green-Up Day in Vermont), but we are hardening off pansies, snapdragons, greens and brassicas, so they will be ready to plant before then. So, feel free to stop up as soon as you are ready to plant. You can also buy our pansies at Beaudry's Store.
All the seeds for the second planting of the tomato varieties are finished as of yesterday and Heidi has started the cucumbers, melons and watermelons.
April 21, 2017
Lisa transplanted over 900 little basil plants! They are looking strong!
Pleasant Mount Farm is Northern Vermont's oldest organic retail greenhouse, now in its 26th 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 - this is their home and they here year-round.
For the 2017 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 (28), Abbott (27) and Owen (25) Rachampbell, when they are around, which isn't all that often, actually. 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!
March 29, 2017:
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 and Lisa put together a ton of baskets on Sunday. Things are looking good.
Autumn 2017 - some of the harvest.
Tomato Harvest, July 31, 2015
May 14, 2016
May 14, 2016
Open for the season the first Sunday