Tomato and Pepper Seedlings

Tomatoes & Peppers almost ready for sale!

After many requests, our organically grown warm season vegetables, mostly tomatoes and peppers, are ready to make their appearance this weekend.  They are out of the greenhouse and slowing getting adapted to being in full sunlight.  
Posted here are the varieties we will have.  Please keep in mind, quantities of some varieties are limited.
As we previously posted, if you visit during the week, expect short delays from the road work.  During the weekends, so far, there have been no road workers and no delays. Last we heard, the road closure will not begin before June first.  Hope to see you soon!
Tomato Varieities
Pepper Varieties

Organically Grown Seedlings

Spring has sprung! After a beautiful week of sunny weather, the cool season vegetable plants are ready to be planted. Lettuce, cabbage, kale, Brussels sprouts and broccoli are all out for you to choose. We may also have basil and parsley plants available soon.

Warm season vegetables - tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, squash and a few melons are coming along nicely. Looks like they will be ready in early May.

New nursery stock is arriving every week. Most of the evergreen, shade and ornamental trees are here. Shrubs and perennials are arriving almost every day. At the moment, we're less than organized, but we can usually find what you're looking for - just ask! (Contact Deal’s)

The reconstruction of Dayton-Xenia Road continues! Check our blog page for updates or visit the Beavercreek, Ohio, website.

Hope to see you soon!

Veggie Plants in The Works!

t may still be February, but some herbs and vegetables are already up and growing in the greenhouse.  New this year, after several requests last year, we will have the much asked for mint.  Spearmint adds a fresh flavor to many dishes.  As with all mints, be sure to grow in a contained area, or you may want to try growing in a pot to keep it in check.  It will tolerate light shade and can be harvested by pinching off leaves whenever needed.  Mmmmm mojito.

We are also trying Artichokes this year; although we only started a few to see how they do.  The young plants of the ‘Green Globe’ variety are lovely.  We aren’t sure if we will harvest any fruits this year or if we will try to overwinter them for harvest next year.  We’ll give them a somewhat sheltered spot and see how it goes. At worst, looks like we will have some great ornamental plants.

Another new start for this year is St. John’s Wort.  Even if we don’t harvest the herb, we will have a great small shrubby groundcover with bright yellow flowers in late summer.  This is a plant native to our area, so we should have no problems if we give it a spot with cool morning sun.  It can self seed, so we will plant in an easy access place where we can control possible new plants.

Those are newbies we know about.  There may be others to come.  We’re just getting started. Stay tuned!



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Seed Savers Seeds

Warmer wet weather feels a lot like spring! It really will be here before we know it. Our Seed Savers Exchange seeds have arrived, just in time to get a head start on your gardens.

Many seeds in our selection are certified organic.

Here’s an abbreviated list of what we have available…
Arugula
10 varieties of beans, broccoli
2 types of beets
Red and green cabbage
Corn
2 varieties of carrots
A medley of cucumbers, endive, eggplant, ground cherry
A multitude of herbs
3 types of kale
Leeks
5 varieties of lettuce
Melon, onion, peas, peppers, radishes, and spinach
A collection of 8 squash
Swiss chard
An assortment of tomatoes, turnips and watermelon.

Stop in soon for the best selection.

Organically Grown Veggie Seedlings

We’re thinking about what varieties of veggie seedlings to start - what would you like us to grow organically? We welcome your thoughts and suggestions. Contact Deal’s soon!

Spring Planning

Yes, spring is many months away, but this is a great time to start thinking about your yard and landscape in 2017. Contact Deal’s for help and suggestions for next year’s landscape, yard, and gardens at your home.

Organic Earth Updates

We’re busy applying the second round of Liquid Seaweed to your yard!

Brown Patch Fungus has caused some concerns this year - the humid weather along with all the rainfall has created conditions where the thatch and grass remain wet for extended periods, which is great for fungus but not for your yard.

BPF rarely does any permanent damage and intervention is not needed, BPF will die out as the weather becomes less humid and we approach fall. Organic Earth’s Seaweed Spray provides plant sugars that promote the growth of microbes that feed on fungus.

If you’re using irrigation systems, you should reduce how often they run. Too much water can be bad for your lawn and landscape, leaching out important soil nutrients and depriving plant roots of oxygen.

Early Spring Starts Ready to Plant

We know it seems like winter will never end, but this week sounds like the real beginning of spring. We have organically grown early spring vegetable starts ready to plant.

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  • Five types of kale: Lacinato, Scarlet, Red Russian, Dwarf Blue Curled Scotch and Smooth German
  • Four types of lettuce: Red Leprechaun, Ella Kropf, Yugoslavian Red, and Blushed Buttercos
  • Three types of Broccoli: Waltham, De Ciccio, and Romanesco; Copenhagen Market Cabbage
  • Other seedlings ready to set out: Italian Plain leaf and Curled Parsley, Chives, Celery, and Yellow of Parma Onion plants.
  • In limited supply - We still have Desiree, Yukon Gold and La Ratte seed potatoes.
  • Seed Savers Spinach, Beet, Radish, and Pea seeds are all ready for cold weather sowing.
Hope to see you soon!!!

Organically grown seedlings are almost ready

Veggies

Lacinato Kale, Yellow of Parma Onions and 2 or 3 types of lettuce are ready for sale. The lettuce is a little small yet, but I planted some at home and they've grown just fine through the storms and cold the last few days.

Organic Seed Potatoes are here

Organic seed potatoes are here!

This year's selections include:

Desiree-lg Desiree 

Popular mid-season variety from Holland.  Smooth red skin and deep golden inside.  Moist, creamy texture with a delicate flavor. Reliable and easy to grow. An excellent choice for a general cooking potato.

laratte La Ratte (fingerling)

Long prized by French chefs.  Highly recommended and an absolute delight to cook with.  Long, uniform tubers with yellow flesh and a firm texture and a nice nutty flavor.  Holds together very well.  Especially good for potato salad or boiled.

yukongold Yukon Gold 

Smooth, thin yellow skin with creamy yellow flesh. Stands up well to any kind of cooking, baking, frying, mashing and salads – dry heat or moist. Sweet tasty potato that stores very well

Organic Veggie Seedlings

Deal’s will again offer organically grown veggie seedling this year. Watch for a list of available seedlings in the next few weeks.