1431 Foulk Rd, Wilmington, DE 19803

Open Tue-Fri 9-6, Sat 9-5

tomato planting time

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The beginning of March = the beginning of tomato plantings for us.

As the tunnel’s crops get harvested, the ground is tilled and compost added.

We are super high-tech here and always use the newest and greatest, so the 60-year-old bushel baskets are used to move the compost around.

(No that’s not a typo. The baskets were bought around 1980. Probably. Maybe 1960.)

Since we continuously plant one crop after another, we have to stay on top of making sure there are enough nutrients available in the ground for the plants.

And compost is our solution. We don’t use any other fertilizer.

And thanks to that compost, even in our heavy clay soils, the crops grow big, beautiful, and tasty.

4 bushel baskets filled with dark compost ready to be spread on the ground. On the left side is a row of scallions and in the back are rows of collard greens followed by rows of snap peas
Look at how wonderfully dark and rich the compost is

In the background are rows of snap peas.

I have a devil of a time getting the pods to show up in pictures. They blend in or are blurry.

So here is an opportunity to either play I-Spy or for you to take my word for it that there are snap peas growing.

snap pea plants growing up a thin white trellis. Lots of white flowers and a couple snap peas also visible on the plants.

Reminder: Flower share sign-ups open Saturday, March 11th at 9 am. Sign up through the CSA website, in person, or over the phone.

pink ad yellow tulips growing out of the ground

Some seasonal inspiration:

Five pictures, moving left to right, of a pile of baby spinach leaves, a stack of leeks, red and yellow swiss chard growing in the ground, sorrel, and a layer or red evercrisp apples

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Closed Sunday & Monday.

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About Highland Orchards

Completely surrounded by suburbia, our small farm has been growing beyond expectations since 1832, just north of Wilmington, Delaware.

Growing a wide variety of fruits, vegetables, and flowers, Highland Orchards provides true “farm fresh” for the community all year. If you want to shake the hand of the farmer who grows for you, here is the farm! With plants in the ground or under cover in tunnels, we grow for every season. A family farm, we have three different generations involved in running the farm right now.

Come see us to eat fresh, eat local, and eat well!