Calling all backyard gardeners and those of you aspiring to grow your own vegetables! Now is the time to start planning your Spring garden, Our selection of certified organic transplants includes tons of Heirloom, cherry, San Marzano, and large red tomatoes, tomatillos, sweet & hot peppers, onions, seed potatoes, eggplant, squash, zucchini, basil, kale, swiss chard, watermelon, lettuces, kale, broccoli, cabbage, okra, cauliflower and spinach. To make it as easy as possible, we have several different ways that you can get just what you need for your organic garden:
1. Pre-Order Online. Place an order below for the transplants that you want, and we will have them ready for pickup at the Farmers Market of your choice on the date you select.
2. At all of the farmers markets we attend, between now and April 19th, we will have a selection of certified organic transplants to chose from.
3. On-Farm Transplant Sale: Every Saturday now through April 19th from 10am to 2pm, we will be operating our on-site sale at our Greenhouse at 9515 Hergotz Lane, Austin, TX 78742. In addition to lots of certified organic transplants, we will also have JBG's compost mix, organic fertilizer mix, and potting soil to aid with planting and stakes and cages for your tomatoes.Before adding to your cart, please select where you would like to pickup your order.
This year, in addition to offering our favorite heirloom varieties from past years, we are working with a specialty heirloom tomato breeder from California to bring you a bunch of new varieties to try out! When you order tomatoes from our "heirloom mix" the farm will choose from your heirloom mix from over twenty five different varieties. Below is a list of what we've seeded so far:
Supersweet 100, Bush Early Girl, Bella Rosa, Big Rainbow, Black Krim, Black Zebra, Brandywine Red, Cherokee Purple, Cherokee Chocolate, Chocolate Stripe, Marvel Stripe, Mortgage Lifter, Juliet, San Marzano, Zapotec
A very reliable hybrid variety that forms large (7-8oz), firm, deep-globe shaped fruit. These plants are compact determinate that produce heavily. They deliver great flavor as a mid-season tomato.
Originally grown by the Cherokee Indians, this has been a popular tomato for over 100 years! This relatively disease free tomato has pink-purple flesh, with a smoky, sweet flavor, and grows 10 to 12 ounces, while the vines provide dense foliage.
Tall vines produce heavy yields of long, cylindrical fruit a week earlier than other San Marzano varieties. Delicious, balanced acidic flavor, and meaty flesh makes for good sauce. Fruits grow to 5-6 oz. on average. This high-quality paste tomato is a canner's dream.
This is a classic variety that is fun to pick and eat! Best fresh out of the garden, this heirloom is known for its perfect balance of sugars and flavor. Fruit is usually between 1-2lbs each! Brandywine's dark pink-red skin is smooth and flesh is extremely juicy. Pick these big beauty's just before ripe to avoid cracking.
A farm favorite Cherry and sure to win over any cherry tomato skeptics. We have to offer these to you as plants because half of our harvest never makes it past the crew to market. You will find yourself popping these super sweet cherry tomatoes like candy. The bright orange flesh is indicative of its low acid property. Fruit is only about 1/2 ounce, and every bit of it is packed with flavor. Sungold's indeterminate plant starts producing early and yields heavily.
For the gardener who loves selection we have seeded a mix of pepper plants. Your order will include each of the varieties listed below. Choose a mixed pack of sweet peppers, hot peppers, or a mix of both combined.
Classic basil with delicate smooth leaves and strong aroma. Basil loves hot weather and does well in pots or planted as companions to tomatoes. Best enjoyed fresh and harvested as needed or preserved in pestos!
Related to tomatoes but unique in their own right. Used for making fresh green salsas and enchilada sauce. Texture is similar to an apple, favor is mild and a little tangy. Tomatillos are fun watch mature. Plants flower and them form little paper lantern looking covers around the fruit. Tomatillos are ready for harvest when they begin to push open the bottom of their papers. Plants can be left unstake.
This traditional eggplant is an essential for any garden. The plant is sturdy and produces beautiful lavender blue flowers that give way to the large oval vegetable. It's high yields of dark purple Eggplant are glossy, consistent, and blemish free. Eggplant is a great vegtable to enjoy fresh and use in a variety of culinary dishes.
A smooth, round tuber with yellow skin and flesh, and has a pink coloring around its shallow eyes. The stems are purplish but are more green in the upper portion of the plant. This potato has an excellent flavor when baked, boiled or made into salads or fries; too moist for hash browns. If you like your fried potatoes golden brown, Yukon gold will almost turn that color by themselves! It is a moderate keeper, and drought-tolerant. The Yukon Gold potato is very popular and if you have never tried a yellow fleshed potato, this one is a must. Don't refrigerate them--doing so converts some of the potato's starch to sugar. And don't expose them to direct sunlight, which turns them green and makes them bitter. Store in a cool, dark, dry place. A root cellar, if you have one, is the best storage.
For rich, full flavor and a big crop in a wide range of soil conditions, this red-skinned potato can't be beat! High yields, and better adaptability to clay soil. A mid-season variety, it offers sweet, solid white flesh with a flavor you just have to try to believe!
The All Blue Organic Heirloom Potato is medium-sized and an extra-late potato with deep blue skin and flesh. This flesh is purple, streaked with white, and its defining characteristic is a white ring beneath the skin. The plant is a tall, robust plant with prolific, vigorous vines. Clusters of blossoms are blue and have yellow-orange anthers with longitudinal blue-purple stripes The rich mealy taste when mashed is enhanced by the color. Inside it's a blue that turns pale when cooked. To keep the color, do not overcook. This potato is very high in antioxidants, especially the skin. High yields. All Blue's were once grown on trial grounds between other varieties to demarcate the division between varieties (called purple marker). It is popular in Scandinavia, especially in Finland, where it is served mashed with sour cream. Terra Chips uses it to make its famous blue potato chips. Store All Blue potatoes in a cool, dark, dry place.
Somewhat new and rather rare with its one-of-a-kind brilliant-red skin and reddish-pink flesh. Cut a tuber in half and you can really see the thumb outlined in red color. The medium to long tubers have very shallow eyes and come out of the ground clean as a whistle. This fingerling is very uniformly shaped and produces prolific yields, and it isn't as starchy as some potato varieties. It is very well suited to the restaurant trade, and the uniformity of this particular potato makes it a favorite among chefs. Red Thumb potato is good for roasting, frying, or boiled. Store unwashed fingerlings at room temperature in a dark, cool, airy location, such as in a basket or open paper bag. It is recommended that you do not store in a sealed plastic bag.