Calling all backyard gardeners and those of you aspiring to grow your own vegetables!
Now is the time to start planning your Spring garden, and our selection of certified organic transplants are here to help.
Our selection includes tons Tomatoes (heirlooms, cherries, traditional red slicers, San Marzano romas, and tomatillos), sweet & hot peppers, basil, eggplant, squash, zucchini, watermelons, swiss chard, onions, seed potatoes, 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 or delivered with your CSA share (login before purchasing). If you want to see our complete transplant selection, please visit our on-farm transplant sale at 4008 River Road, (Garfield Texas), on March 5th or March 12th. We will also be having an Organic Gardening Workshop on March 12th.
2. At all of the farmers markets we attend, between early March and April 19th, we will have a selection of certified organic transplants to chose from.
3. On-Farm Transplant Sale: On March 5th and March 12th from 9am to 2pm, we will be operating our on-site sale at our greenhouses at 4008 River Road, Austin, TX 78612. At this sale, we will have our largest variety of transplants available, including some cool weather transplants as well as many tomatoes varieties, herbs, and melons (just to name a few!). 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.
The farm will choose 6 unique varieties of heirloom tomatoes that we think provide a good variety of colors and flavor.
Varieties list: Cherokee Purple, Brandywine Red, Marvel Stripe, Chocolate Stripe, Zapotec, Black Krim, Mortgage Lifter, Black Zebra
A very reliable hybrid variety that produces large, firm slicer tomatoes and has a very high yield potential. A Texas favorite known for standing up to Texas temperatures.
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.
The farm will choose 6 unique varieties of cherry tomatoes that we think provide a good variety of colors and flavor.
Varieties list: White Cherry, Yellow Pear, Black Cherry, Sun Gold, Sunsugar, Supersweet 100, Sweet Treats, Sweet Baby Girl, Red Pear, Red Grape, Yellow Gape, Pink Grape
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.
These extremely sweet Italian bull's horn style pepper has won our hearts as the farm's favorite. Carmen's are a very adaptable hybrids that ripen to red earlier than many other sweet peppers. You can expect Carmen's to grow to about 6" long, 2.5" wide at the top and narrow to a point. These peppers are wonderful for roasting, freezing, pickling, and eating fresh!
These hot peppers are one of the first peppers ready for harvest and are heavy producers. They are a complete essential to any form of Mexican cooking. Jalapeno's are generally harvested for market green, but they turn from green to black, to red. Fruit is 2-2.5"x 1".
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.
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.
This variety is considered one of the highest quality wine grapes that is resistant to Pierce's disease, a common threat to grapes in Central Texas. Grapes are light green, round, slipskin, with a pleasant muscat flavor. Grown very successfully in Central Texas.
This is a seeded table grape, that has proved resistant to Pierce's disease -- a common threat to grapes in Central Texas. Plant produces good yields of high quality fruit. Grown very successfully in Central Texas.