Plants from “The Tasteful Garden” to Your Backyard

February 12, 2008

A recent seed starting panic attack caused me to think about what I would do if I somehow missed out on planting the vegetable seedlings on schedule to meet spring transplanting needs?

Well, The Tasteful Garden offers a convenient option for beginner gardeners, growers that are short on time for seed starting, and for gardeners who just aren’t interested in growing their own vegetable transplants from seed but still want to choose from a good assortment of healthy and productive fruit, veggie and herb plants.

Healthy Transplants Delivered Right to Your Door

Basil PlantCindy and George Martin have owned and managed the Tasteful Garden since 1996 and produce vegetable and herb transplants for sale to gardeners throughout the U.S. A big plus in my book is the fact that their plants are raised using organic products, and that they offer many heirlooms and other uncommon varieties.

The Tasteful Garden’s operations include greenhouses that are open to the public during the growing season and an Internet website for product information, plant descriptions, and to handle ordering. Their prompt processing, special packaging, and speedy delivery allow them to ship healthy plants to backyard gardeners in all parts of the country.

Great Reasons to Try Mail Order Veggie Plants

Tomato SeedlingsI have never purchased vegetable transplants through mail order but I can see some advantages over the typical sources of veggie plants for the home garden:

  • Access to a wider selection of heirlooms and special varieties that are not available at local greenhouses
  • Greater control over the timing of when your transplants are available and ready for planting
  • Ability to obtain naturally grown vegetable and herb transplants

Of course purchasing all of your transplants by mail may not be practical for large gardens but I plan to supplement the seedlings that I raise myself with some of the unique plants offered by the Tasteful Garden this growing season.

Unique Heirloom and Gourmet Variety Offerings

Black Brandy TomatoAs much as I try to keep tabs on unusual varieties, I have to admit that there were many plants listed at the Tasteful Garden that were new to me. Here’s a sampling of some of the interesting plants that are raised and offered for sale through their website:

  • Black Pear – a productive, dark colored, small pear-shaped tomato with a rich, sweet, and complex tomato flavor
  • Hershey Pepper – large fruited chocolate sweet bell pepper
  • Big Zebra – this tomato is described as a “new” heirloom cross unlike anything else that you’ve seen
  • Ceylon – an interesting looking scalloped cherry tomato variety
  • Flying Saucer Squash – this colorful summer squash has an interesting shape that does resemble a craft from another planet
  • Charentais Cantaloupe – very sweet, orange-fleshed French melon
  • Winter Carnival – a tasty, dumpling style, winter squash with green stripes covered by splotches of orange and yellow
  • Assorted herb plants including; Bay Laurel, horseradish, sorrel, parsley, lemon grass, French tarragon, Greek oregano, and basils
  • Fruit Trees – if your home or garden is accommodating you can even obtain exotic fruits such as Persian Limes, blood oranges, Meyer Lemons, and Arbequina Olive Trees

Gardening Tips, Healthy Plants, and Great Service

The Tasteful Garden isn’t just a source of herbs and vegetable transplants; they also offer a selection of gardening books, supplies, and organic fertilizers. You’ll even find gardening tips and detailed growing instructions on their main website and at the new Tasteful Garden Blog.

George and Cindy MartinThe folks at the Tasteful Garden have earned quite a bit of favorable feedback on the Web regarding the quality of their transplants, excellent customer service, and the healthy condition that their shipped plants arrive in.

The positive reviews combined with their commitment to customer satisfaction give me a good deal of confidence in ordering and recommending transplants from this Internet based plant nursery.

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