Annual Garden Center opens May 11 in the Valley Natural Foods parking lot.

Annual Garden Center is Open Through June 11!

Garden Center 2017

Our annual garden center opened its doors on Thursday, May 11 at 10:00 am. Especially fun to note – it’s the fifth year making an appearance in our parking lot!

Once again, Rush Creek Growers (Spring Valley, WI), Green Earth Growers (Prior Lake, MN) and Glacial Ridge Growers (Glenwood, MN) are providing us with a wide selection of locally-grown, robust garden plants. The shelves are filled with cool and warm season vegetable crops, 50+ varieties of heirloom tomato plants and dozens of pepper plants. Countless varieties of herbs, berries, melons, native perennials, pollinator plants and so much more keep arriving! You will find beautiful floral, mixed herb and edible hanging baskets right above the rows of garden plants.

Keep in mind, we’ll be receiving replenishment shipments and new plant varieties throughout the month of May. Plan to visit several times to see what’s new on our garden center shelves.

Fill Your Own Bucket

Just outside the garden center is a mound of Harvest Moon Blend from Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community Organics Recycling. The blend has a composition of 20% Peat, 40% Black Soil and 40% yard waste compost. You can bring and fill your own 5-gallon bucket for only $1.99. This garden blend can be directly planted in “as-is” or can be used to add volume to your gardens and raised beds. We recommend to use a fertilizer to complete its nutritional profile.

In addition to the Harvest Moon Blend, a selection of natural soil amendments, fertilizers, potting mixes and other garden supplies, are available for purchase. Ask about the popular Korean hand tool (EZ-digger), which is very popular with our gardening customers!

Passionate, informed staff will be on hand to help you decide what plants are right for your garden. Garden Center hours are Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. It will be in operation through Sunday, June 11.

About Our Local Growers:

Though not certified organic growers, Rush Creek, Green Earth and Glacial Ridge Growers employ organic growing practices. They adhere to greenhouse production techniques that allow them to operate without insecticides, herbicides or neonicotinoids. Visit each grower’s website for more information.

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