Open Greenhouse, Dec. 1

 In General

Knock on wood, no cold damge here (at least yet!)

Of course, we’ll have lots of neemy stuff for sale — including some great gift specials for friends and family — but we have tons of free plants too, plus as much mulch as you care to carry away and bamboo you can cut down for plant stakes.

Free stuff includes:

  • One giant beautyberry bush in a five-gallon pot (please bring your own pot though) and several you-digs that birds planted for us.
  • Milkweed seedlings, just now poking their heads out of the ground.
  • Limited quantity of peanut butter tree, originally given to e by Tanja and a highlight of almost every kid’s trip here!

You dig:

  • Daikon radish — we had such great germination it really needs to be thinned
  • Everglade tomato seedlings popping up in the weirdest spots
  • Chenille plant
  • Lemongrass (lots and lots, please take some or I’ll have to kill it!)
  • Candlestick senna plants and seeds
  • False roselle, thousands and thousands ready to transplant! (We should have tons of seeds next month.)
  • Native porterweed (ground cover)
  • Clerodendrum (pagoda or bleeding heart)
  • Naturalized periwinkles (aka vinca)Wild pineapple (very prickly, bring protective clothing)chaste tree at Neem Tree Farms

I just discovered I should have been deadheading these chaste trees but now they’re covered in ripe seeds — they’re (still blooming though!

Cuttings:

  • One of my personal favorites: fire bush
  • Coral porterweed
  • Bush morning glory
  • Sweet almond
  • Golden dewdrop
  • Mulberry
  • Rangoon creeper
  • Ever-bearing mulberry
  • Firespike
  • Tunera
  • Chaste tree
  • Rangoon creeper

Seeds (some you pick, some in cute little bags and others in bulk)

  • Everglade tomatoes
  • Beach morning glory
  • Daikon radish (really a winter crop but definitely one of the most attractive vegetables we grow).
  • Gaillardia
  • Moringa
  • Seminole pumpkin
  • Dwarf yellow poinciana
  • Cleome
  • Parsley and dill for people or swallowtail butterfly caterpillars
  • Luffa
  • Small quantities of other seeds from previous events, including some you’ve heard of, like kale, and some so exotic I’m not sure what they are!

Plus you never know what somebody will bring to swap (but if you don’t have anything, that’s cool too. We all started off where you are!)

Dec. 1 2018, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., 602 Ronele Drive, Brandon, FL  33511

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