Tomato Days 2020: 49-Cent Tomato Starts!

This year, more than ever before, we've found our customers are interested in growing their own food, both as a way to ensure their food supply and as an enjoyable stress reliever. Whether you're a first time gardener or have shopped with us for years, we're excited to help make your gardening budget go further with Tomato Days! Each year, on the first weekend in May, we offer a [...]

2020-04-23T14:07:51+00:00April 21st, 2020|Edibles, Fertilizer, Sale, Vegetables|0 Comments

Grow Your Own in Your Happy Place

Given all the seismic shifts to our way of life in March, it feels like far longer than a month ago I last sat down to write about gardening. And while much has changed over the last month, spring flowers continue to bloom, grass is still growing, and gardens are bursting back to life right on schedule. Gardening, unlike many events in our world today, is not cancelled—and for multiple [...]

2020-04-24T03:18:57+00:00April 14th, 2020|Edibles, Insect Control, Vegetables|0 Comments

Grow a Colorful, Healthy Garden

With the month of May now well underway, planting season is in full swing. Whether you’re planting a vegetable garden, flower beds or a couple of containers on your deck, nothing is quite as rewarding as watching a garden grow and thrive. Here are my favorite plants and gardening secrets to try this month as you work in the garden. First, no garden is complete without at least some annuals [...]

Tomato Starts Just 49 Cents

Once again, it's time for one of our most-loved sales at Vander Giessen Nursery: Tomato Days! This year, we have more tomato starts and a wider variety available than ever before, and we're excited to share them with you. Join us this Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14, for tomato starts sale priced at just 49 cents each. This year's 49-cent sale varieties include: Beefsteak, Early Girl, La Roma, [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:43+00:00May 10th, 2016|Edibles, Sale, Vegetables|0 Comments

Coming Soon–Tomato Days!

Spring is here, and that means it's time to start planting your garden. As you gear up for planting, be sure to mark your calendar for our annual Tomato Days sale! Typically the first weekend of May, this year's early Mother's Day forced us to move the sale a week later, so mark your calendar for Friday and Saturday, May 13 and 14. During the sale, shop our selection of [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:44+00:00April 25th, 2016|Edibles, Sale, Vegetables|0 Comments

Plant Now for a Fall Harvest

I love the month of August for many reasons—the upcoming Northwest Washington Fair, late-summer perennials full of color in the garden, and the slight change in the air that signals a new season drawing near. This year, as we anticipate the arrival of autumn (perhaps more eagerly than usual after a long, hot season!), we have much to look forward to. As you seek to revive a summer-weary garden, here [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:53+00:00August 17th, 2015|Perennials, Planting, Vegetables|0 Comments

Four Tips for a Better Vegetable Garden

With this year’s mild winter, our gardening season in the Pacific Northwest has gotten off to a much earlier start than normal. From lawns that needed a good mowing weeks ago to fields of tulips in bloom well before the height of the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival, signs of an early spring have been plentiful. As you prepare to plant your vegetable garden this year, here are four tips for [...]

2016-11-10T22:47:57+00:00April 23rd, 2015|Edibles, Fertilizer, Vegetables|0 Comments