Glendale Farms greenhouses are open daily for retail sales – come by any day of the week from 8 am to 5 pm. We are accepting cash and checks for retail sales.
|We had a busy winter getting our orders in, taking wholesale orders, making repairs around the farm, and planting our spring flowers, vegetables and herbs. Our year starts right after the holiday season in order to ensure that the greenhouses are filled with plants and ready in time for our customers’ patios and gardens. On top of our rigorous plantings, we also launched a new website to highlight farm happenings and events. Feel free to comment and let us know what you think. Also, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for inspiration and updates!
What can I plant outside now in my Connecticut garden?
Some cool weather plants can stay outside in the garden now however many annuals must wait a little longer for the daytime and evening temperatures to warm up. Pansies and cool loving vegetable plants such as lettuce, cabbage, Swiss chard, cauliflower, kale, peas, carrots and spinach are ok for the garden or containers once the soil is between 40-45º. It is still too early for the summer annuals, herbs and vegetables to be left outside during the evenings as the temperatures are still too cool and they will not thrive until the warmer weather arrives. You can check out our tips about when to plant to help you out.
April Gardening Chores – There is still time to get your garden ready for spring planting
- Remove any remaining winter mulch as your plants begin to grow
- Remove remaining stems and stalks left for winter interest – stack out of sight to allow beneficial insects to exit
- Begin soil prep when soil is moist but not too wet
- Move dormant containers out of winter storage and replace soil as needed for new plantings
- Spread several inches of compost over garden perennials
- Test your soil and amend as needed
- Plant Glendale Farms grown pansies and cool weather vegetables into your garden
Spring is wonderful at many public gardens in CT. Pack up a picnic and enjoy the flowering trees and spring bulbs.