We're here for you!
We appreciate that everyone is trying to do as little travel as possible and instead are phoning, emailing and sending social media messages to check what’s in stock, ask for help, etc. As we’re sure you know, this is our busiest time and although our staff is doing their best to get you answers, it can take a bit longer to find those answers for you.

Keep in mind that this year especially, deliveries dates are difficult to predict and we often don’t know if specific items are arriving as ordered until the shipments get here. We don’t have a place to hold plants or products but we will do our best to make sure you get what you are looking for when you visit us.

We are very grateful to be open and able to supply you with all your gardening needs as best we can. Our selection of veggie starter plants, herbs, flowering annuals, planters and hanging basket is already looking awesome and more arrives continually.

Our nursery department is being stocked weekly with trees, perennials, shrubs, roses and vines and we will continue through the summer.

You will also find lots of seeds, containers, garden tools, fertilizers, lawn care products and soils & mulches.

We very much appreciate your understanding and patience. Stay well, stay positive and be thankful.

"We might think that we are nurturing our gardens,
but it is our gardens nurturing us."
-  Jenny Uglow
Vegetable Companion Planting
Sometimes, planting “friends” together can help increase the yield of crops and limit disease and pests. In addition, plants have different water and nutritional requirements; keeping those with similar needs planted together makes sense.

Here’s a few you can try…

  • Garlic planted near your tomatoes can intensify the flavor and can also work as a pest deterrent
  • Basil improves the growth and flavor of tomatoes, peppers, and lettuce
  • Nasturtiums deter insect pests such as beetles and aphids on cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower
  • Marigolds as a companion to tomatoes can help deter bugs, especially aphids
  • Beans like to be planted with carrots, cabbage, cauliflower and cucumber
  • Celery is a great companion with spinach, tomatoes and onions
  • Plant lettuce near Carrots, Radishes, and strawberries
These plants are not compatible and should be kept apart…

  • Onions and garlic can interfere with the growth of beans and peas.
  • Beets should not be planted near pole beans
  • Dill should be kept away from carrots
  • Cucumbers, tomatoes, radishes and squash should be planted away from potato hills
  • Do not plant taller vegetables too close to smaller ones as they create too much shade

For more information on companion planting, check out this great resource from Farmer’s Almanac: https://www.almanac.com/companion-planting-chart-vegetables
Herb Gardening Tips
Herbs have arrived in our store! We have a selection of all the main types that everyone loves to grow, basil, mint, oregano, thyme, sage, chives, etc. and a few others besides. We will continue to bring in more varieties as we are able, so visit often to see what’s new.
Growing herbs is not hard. Whether you plant them in the ground or in containers, just remember that most of them need at least 6 hours of sun to thrive and most prefer to dry out a bit between watering. Here’s some other tips for you:
• When planted in the ground, many are perennial like sage, mint, oregano, chives and English lavender. Others like coriander, basil and rosemary need to be replaced each spring.

• If you keep your herb garden near your kitchen door, it’s a snap to pop out and snip off some fresh foliage for when you are cooking!

• Harvest the newer growing tips of herbs to get the best flavour and to encourage bushier growth.

• Removing flower buds will extend the life of your plant and prevent the flavour from turning bitter.

• If you are harvesting herbs for drying, hang bunches upside down in a dark, dry place until completely dried out. To maintain flavour, store in glass jars with tight lids, also in a dark place.
Cooking with fresh herbs
Here's some recipes using herbs that we thought sounded delicious...

Parmesan Cheddar Basil Bites

Lavender Lemonade

Rosemary Sea Salt Flatbread

Lemon Sage Shortbread Cookies
Spring hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
On Highway 2, just west of Bowmanville