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    Post #1 - April 1st, 2021, 4:58 pm
    Post #1 - April 1st, 2021, 4:58 pm Post #1 - April 1st, 2021, 4:58 pm
    Time to start thinking about warmer weather and getting the garden going!

    The Talking Farm Seedling sale will be starting soon—like last year, it will be super easy—order online and they’ll have curbside, no-contact pick up.

    Like last year, members will get first dibs (along with discounts on the seedlings and other things like the very popular Singing Farm concerts and farm dinners).

    What’s new? Lots of interesting veg and herb varieties!!

    Early info here—sign up for the mailing list or join to ensure you don’t miss out! https://fb.me/e/1h8FOwQCb
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #2 - April 7th, 2021, 10:23 am
    Post #2 - April 7th, 2021, 10:23 am Post #2 - April 7th, 2021, 10:23 am
    The Talking Farm has their seedling sale info posted--lots of new varieties this year and Ronnie, they have Holy Basil :D !

    Here is the list: https://www.thetalkingfarm.org/calendar/seedling-sales/

    Pre-sale for members starts on April 15th and opens to the public on April 19th. Members also get a 20% discount on all seedlings and events (the Singing Farm concert/picnic series is back this summer and, hopefully, two farm dinners). Additionally the higher level membership gets 20% off of Farmers Market and our on-farm Pick-Your-Own-Basket (PYOB) purchases. Info on membership is here: https://www.thetalkingfarm.org/how-to-help/become-a-member/
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #3 - April 7th, 2021, 10:44 am
    Post #3 - April 7th, 2021, 10:44 am Post #3 - April 7th, 2021, 10:44 am
    boudreaulicious wrote:The Talking Farm has their seedling sale info posted--lots of new varieties this year and Ronnie, they have Holy Basil :D !

    Excellent. I think I'm already covered but I couldn't resist officially becoming a Sprout, anyway! :D

    =R=
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  • Post #4 - April 7th, 2021, 10:47 am
    Post #4 - April 7th, 2021, 10:47 am Post #4 - April 7th, 2021, 10:47 am
    ronnie_suburban wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:The Talking Farm has their seedling sale info posted--lots of new varieties this year and Ronnie, they have Holy Basil :D !

    Excellent. I think I'm already covered but I couldn't resist officially becoming a Sprout, anyway! :D

    =R=


    That's great!! Hope you and the fam can join us for a concert--they're a lot of fun!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #5 - April 7th, 2021, 1:08 pm
    Post #5 - April 7th, 2021, 1:08 pm Post #5 - April 7th, 2021, 1:08 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:That's great!! Hope you and the fam can join us for a concert--they're a lot of fun!!

    Oooh, they're doing concerts again! We really enjoyed the one we attended.
    -Mary
  • Post #6 - April 7th, 2021, 6:27 pm
    Post #6 - April 7th, 2021, 6:27 pm Post #6 - April 7th, 2021, 6:27 pm
    The GP wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:That's great!! Hope you and the fam can join us for a concert--they're a lot of fun!!

    Oooh, they're doing concerts again! We really enjoyed the one we attended.


    We’re doing 6!!!! First one is May 23rd—we have all of the bands back who performed last summer and will be adding an awesome 80s cover band. The last slot is TBD, along with the restaurants. I’ll post the full schedule as soon as we have it.
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #7 - April 8th, 2021, 10:38 am
    Post #7 - April 8th, 2021, 10:38 am Post #7 - April 8th, 2021, 10:38 am
    boudreaulicious - Thank you for posting this ; I did not know about The Talking Farm. I emailed them for a price list of the seedlings they offer -
  • Post #8 - April 14th, 2021, 10:56 am
    Post #8 - April 14th, 2021, 10:56 am Post #8 - April 14th, 2021, 10:56 am
    Is there a reasonably priced pachysandra source in Chicago? It's not a plant that justifies paying Gethsemane/City Garden prices.
  • Post #9 - April 16th, 2021, 11:49 am
    Post #9 - April 16th, 2021, 11:49 am Post #9 - April 16th, 2021, 11:49 am
    The Talking Farm's Plant Sale started yesterday--it's Members only until 4/19--membership info can be found here: https://www.thetalkingfarm.org/how-to-help/become-a-member/

    We had a spectacular first day--almost halfway to selling out!
    Here is the seedling list (https://www.thetalkingfarm.org/calendar/seedling-sales/

    Cucumbers
    Marketmore (standard green)
    Cool Customer (standard pickling)
    Experimental 7082 (gherkin)
    Mexican Sour/Cucamelons (gherkin)
    Salt & Pepper (white)

    Eggplant
    Little Fingers (petite/container)
    Traviata (Western standard black)
    Rosa Bianca (Italian purple)
    Ping Tung Long (Asian)

    Flowers
    Mexican sunflower
    Zinnia (custom mix)
    Marigold (pinwheel)

    Greens
    Rainbow Chard
    Kale, Baby (Toscano)
    Lettuce (Mixed Head Lettuce 6-pack)

    Herbs
    Anise Hyssop
    Basil (Genovese)
    Basil (Thai)
    Basil (Tulsi/Holy)
    Cilantro
    Mint (peppermint)
    Parsley (Giant Italian)
    Thyme (German Winter)

    Peppers
    Shishito (Japanese mild-hot)
    Jalapeño (green hot)
    Cayenne (red hot)
    Anaheim (mild-hot)
    Binquinho Yellow (Brazilian yellow hot)
    Jupiter (green->red sweet bell)
    Brocanto (yellow sweet bell)
    Lunch Box red (sweet snacking)
    Cornito Rosso (Italian sweet frying)

    Squash
    Supersonic (yellow summer)
    Dunja (zucchini)
    Tetra (“zero-waste” Delicata)

    Tomatillo
    de Milpa (Mexican heirloom)

    Tomatoes
    San Marzano (Italian paste)
    Sunrise Bumble Bee (yellow/red cherry)
    Brandywine (heirloom)
    Martha Washington (pink)
    New Girl (early)
    Carbon (black heirloom)
    Pinky (red cherry)
    Indigo Cherry Drops (black cherry)
    Sun Gold (orange cherry)

    Happy planting!!!
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington
  • Post #10 - April 16th, 2021, 12:02 pm
    Post #10 - April 16th, 2021, 12:02 pm Post #10 - April 16th, 2021, 12:02 pm
    boudreaulicious wrote:Happy planting!!!

    Where are you keeping your seedlings until Mother's Day?
    Cathy2

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  • Post #11 - April 16th, 2021, 1:35 pm
    Post #11 - April 16th, 2021, 1:35 pm Post #11 - April 16th, 2021, 1:35 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:
    boudreaulicious wrote:Happy planting!!!

    Where are you keeping your seedlings until Mother's Day?


    Assuming you mean TTF—they grow everything in greenhouses. The first pick up isn’t until 5/15. Cool weather plants can go in now—so most greens, hardy herbs (thyme, cilantro, parsley, etc), onions, potatoes, beans, corn, peas, etc. The rest should stay in containers that can be moved inside if any below 50 weather is in the forecast until after Mother’s Day (I usually don’t put my tomatoes, cukes, squash, eggplant, and delicate herbs in until around Memorial Day.)
    "Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Miles Kington

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