Welcome to the NEW fruits and veggies page!!! It seems to me that a lot of people are wanting to “get down to basics” lately, and kinda want to know where their food comes from. Well, nothin’ says “home grown and healthy” more than somethin’ ya grow yourself, right??! Well, Contrary Mary has some YUMMY and ENTICING plants that, if you handle ‘em right, will give you back healthy and delicious treats for your whole family (and often your neighbor’s family too!)
As always, ground preparation is essential to success. We at Contrary Mary’s always believe that ORGANIC RULES!, so for any of the following plants be sure to incorporate some good mushroom compost or aged manure into the planting area first. They all need well-drained soil and a goodly amount of sun, so choose your site carefully.
Lastly, but maybe most importantly, remember to be PATIENT (after all, it IS a virtue!)!!! Some of these plants take several years to produce fruit, so make sure you’re in it for the long haul; believe me, it IS worth it! Think of how AWESOME it will be when you can show your kids that THIS is where fruits and veggies come from (not wrapped in cellophane and devoid of taste!) We will have more info at the Farm on how to grow and train specific varieties; we too are planting some so maybe we can “grow” together!
As an aside, we are planning on making our heirloom tomato/wine/cheese tasting an ANNUAL event in August, so check back with us regarding specifics (and don’t wait TOO long ‘cause it’s a SELLOUT!!!)