We are passionate about growing food, and we strive to bring gardeners an expansive vegetable and herb selection along with expert advice to help you be successful.
We also carry a selection of medicinal herbs such as Marshmallow, and unusual edibles such as Malabar Spinach. We are pleased to provide an equally large and diverse organic selection!.
For tomatoes, we carry the tried and true varieties such as Early Girl Tomato and Genovese Basil, a vast heirloom selection such as Moon and Stars Watermelon and Corno di Toro pepper, and unique selections such as ginger mint and red noodle beans.
Due to our broad selection, and the popularity of growing edibles, we do not have all varieties at one time. Please call either location for current availability.
Another handy article is this one from OSU: OSU Vegetable Gardening in Oregon
We carry the tried and true varieties such as Early Girl Tomato and Genovese Basil, a vast heirloom selection such as Moon and Stars Watermelon and Corno di Toro pepper, and unique selections such as ginger mint and red noodle beans.
Continue reading on our Tomato Page
If you don’t know what vegetables to grow we recommend heirloom varieties. Most of them originated before the 1950s and have been preserved and passed through multiple generations by seed saving. These were chosen because they “grow-true” and carry a remarkable trait, such as high yield, unique flavor, color or shape, exceptional disease resistance, heat tolerance, adaptability to soil types, etc. If you want to learn more about heirloom vegetables check out our brochure. We recommend starting with seeding vegetables and herbs that do well indoors in early February such as:
Crop Rotation is utilized to increase yields and diminish pest and disease problems.
Crop rotation is the practice of alternating crops of specific vegetable families to different areas of the garden from year to year. This gives the soil a rest from each vegetable family before that family appears in the same garden space again.
It is so exciting when spring vegetable starts begin to fill the shelves! Beets, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, lettuce, Swiss chard, peas, seed potatoes and shallots are just to name a few. See the box below for more of the vegetables and herbs on our shelves!
With all these great crops it is easy to fill up your whole garden in one day. However, we want to remind you to save some space for replanting fast maturing crops (such as lettuce) for a continual harvest. This practice is commonly referred to as "succession planting", and will help you maximize the harvest season by continually planting new areas of varieties that will ripen sequentially.
To read the full article for suggested planting times and veggie combinations, visit our Succession Planting Page.
Print out our handy Succession Planting Visual Aid.
Even if you do not have a yard you can still grow fruit and other edibles in containers. You can mix and match as desired, and can be planted in the ground. Most of the designs require full sun unless specified. Care and planting instructions are provided on the back of this pamphlet. Fruits and vegetables are often subject to seasonal availability.
Download our guide for Edibles in Containers
Companion planting is a technique based on a long history of observations of the interaction between plants in the garden.
Certain combinations of plants can add to, or detract from, the abundance and health of edibles in your garden by altering the soil, attracting or repelling insects or creating a helpful microclimate.
Read our Companion Planting Article
Download our Companion Planting