An assortment of flower and vegetable starter plants have arrived at the co-op! Check out our first shipment of Pansy’s, Snapdragons, Zinnias, Marigolds and a few others fresh from Green Earth Growers and Gardens of Eagan.
Cool weather plants including onion starts and greens such as kale and lettuces, and warm weather veggies like heirloom tomatoes are all from Gardens of Eagan. There will be a second shipment of these items and more around mid-may.
A note from Gary Johnson, Community Relations Developer at Valley Natural Foods:
As the interest in gardening is increasing so are the offerings of information. Sources range from books, magazines, online sources, personal experience, master gardeners, and gardener friends and acquaintances. Hopefully you can locate information easily so as not to delay your time at other meaningful tasks (such as enjoying your gardening and garden). If you are involved in a community garden in the area or at our co-op community garden, your fellow gardeners may be willing to share their experience and knowledge. Stop by our co-op gardens anytime!
Check out some of the current gardening books we have in stock here at Valley Natural Foods:
Rodale’s Illustrated Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening – Pauline Pears
How to Grow More Vegetables – John Jeavons
One Magic Square, The Easy Organic Way to Grow Your Own Food on a 3-Foot Square – Lolo Houbein
Carrots Love Tomatoes, Secrets of Companion Planting for Successful Gardening – Louise Riotte
Grow Great Grub, Organic Food From Small Spaces – Gayla Trail
Gaia’s Garden, A Guide to Home-Scale Permaculture – Toby Hemenway
Four-Season Harvest – Eliot Coleman
The New Organic Grower – Eliot Coleman
Food Not Lawns, How to Turn Your Yard into a Garden and Your Neighborhood into a Community – H.C. Flores