Try our Treasure Island Tahiti Sweet Potatoes!

Edible produce and foliage in 3 different varieties. The Treasure Island series delivers months of color ground above as well as below. Leaves comes in unique shapes and colors, and the foliage tastes great in salads and smoothies. The edible roots also come in a variety of colors, are highly nutritious and are a great source of dietary fiber. Full Sun They do best in evenly moist, well drained soil. Sandy soil is ideal for cultivating large tubers that will …

Growing Asparagus in Michigan

Growing Asparagus in Michigan If you love asparagus and want to grow some yourself, waste no time in getting started. Even with the best of care, an asparagus bed won’t hit its stride for several years. But once that happens, the bed will produce an abundant crop of spears spring after spring for at least the next 15 to 20 years. Fresh from the garden, asparagus is the very essence of spring. The sweet, slender spears can be steamed, sautéed, …

Fall is the best time to plant garlic in Michigan!

Fall planting gives garlic a crucial head-start. Plants will be stronger and bulbs will be bigger at harvest. October is usually the best month to plant garlic in North America. Planting garlic in the fall for the following year gives your garlic time to grow sturdy, solid roots which keep it firmly anchored in the ground. In Michigan, the best time to plant garlic is right around Halloween. Garlic Planting Step by Step… Break up your garlic heads. Simply separate …

Fall is for Planting: Plant and Pick Fast-Growing Veggies and Herbs

While the season transitions, take in all it has to offer — football games, pumpkin spice lattes, cozy sweaters, and best of all, fresh-picked produce. Picking fresh produce in the fall always feels like such a treat. Even though leaves are starting to change, your veggie garden still has plenty of time left to produce delicious tomatoes, peppers, greens and more. Help your organic garden produce more than ever this fall with these four tips from The Espoma Organic Company: Ready, …

Heirloom Marriage™ Tomatoes

A new twist on old garden favorites Tomatoes are some of the most versatile veggies and Wenke Greenhouse offers many different varieties for you to choose from, each with a delicious and different flavor and purpose they work best for; whether it’s a fresh garden salsa, creamy homemade tomato sauce or canning for later use. New for 2017; we will have available some  Heirloom Marriage™ tomatoes. These “heirloom hybrids” consist of two top-tasting heirlooms have been crossed to create a hybrid …

Cool Weather Vegetables

As it gets warmer and we have more sunny days, I can almost taste all those fresh vegetables from my garden. While it is still too early to plant some vegetables, there are some varieties of veggies that tolerate, even love the cold. They thrive in early spring’s cold soil temperatures, frost or even snow. Most of these grow great in containers as well as in the garden. And they have two growing seasons! While cold-crops will not withstand the heat of the mid-summer months, they can …

Join Team Green with Kale, Swiss Chard and Spinach

Eating these three amazing green nutritional superstars, kale, swiss chard and spinach, will help you enhance your palate and your body as well. These greens can be added to almost any dish and will enhance the look of your main course while accentuating it’s flavor.  When eaten regularly, these three leafy green vegetables can help you to live a healthier life. When it comes to greens, the darker the better. Leafy greens contain vitamins and fiber which are said to help prevent lung …

Determinate vs Indeterminate

When selecting tomato varieties, you must choose between plants with different types of growth habits called determinate or indeterminate. All tomatoes are either one or the other. Duration and form of growth are the main ways to tell the difference between determinate and indeterminate tomatoes. Determinate or bush types bear a full crop all at once and top off at a specific height. They are often good choices for container growing. determinate types are preferred by commercial growers who wish to harvest …

What is an heirloom tomato?

We hate to be the ones to tell you this, but if you’ve never had an heirloom tomato then you’ve never tasted a real tomato. A tomato is considered to be an heirloom when the seed has been saved and grown at least 50 years or more and has been passed down from generation to generation. An heirloom is also open-pollinated, which simply means the plant is capable of producing seeds that will grow a new plant identical to the parent plant …

New Tomato Varieties for 2015

Tomatoes are consistently the most popular vegetable in American gardens. From bite-size to sandwich-size, either red, yellow, or “black,” modern or old-fashioned, there is a tomato for every taste. We have added some wonderful varieties we encourage you to try this year. New Tomatoes: Mountain Merit – Resistant to early and late blight as well as tomato spotted wilt virus. Deep red 8-12oz fruit, great for slicing as well as canning. Determinate with a 4-5 week harvest. Fantastico – Resistant …