The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane Blog


2011 Spring Open House And Plant Sale

2011 Spring Open House and Plant Sale
Saturday, April 9th, 2011
10:00am to 4:00pm
We are a small family farm. We grow 98% of our plants ourselves. Everything is organically grown and while we have some common varieties, we mostly concentrate on Unusual and Unique culinary herbs and HEIRLOOM and ethnic varieties of vegetable plants, especially Tomatoes and Peppers.
We also have Blueberry bushes and some other fruiting plants and perennials.
We have limited space and only grow a small amount of each of many varieties. We will have over 30 types of Heirloom, Ethnic and other Tomatoes; and over 75 types of sweet, mild to HOT peppers. We do take requests and deposits.

Antique Shop on the farm, with glass, china, vintage hats and jewelry +

Gift certificates AVAILABLE, for any amount.

Also the largest herd of Registered Morgan Horses in the south. Foals to senior citizens; stallions, mares, and geldings. Historic bloodlines in people-friendly, gorgeous, intelligent horses. Mostly Blacks and Bays, some Chestnuts, and a Palomino.
The Blue Ridge Morgan Horse Youth Group, Appalachian Riders, will be presenting some of the horses during the Open House.

House plants ON SALE NOW.

Open Tuesday to Saturday, 10:00am until 4:00 pm, year round.
The Greenhouse At Morgan Lane
2214 Columbus Road, Delano, TN, 37325
Off Rte. 163-Bowater Road, Delano, TN, 37325
use either McMinn County Routes 969 or 970

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2011 Heirloom Vegetable Plants

Hello,

Caitrin sent me a picture today from the greenhouse. The first of the tomato seeds have sprouted, and are sending tiny seedlings up from the trays.

She is busily planting mostly the Heirloom varieties of Tomato and Pepper plants at the moment.

Some of our most requested varieties are back this year.  Also, new varieties have made the list for this year.  We haven’t changed the website yet, but I’ve been working on the Lists of Plants.

If you just can’t wait to know what we are growing this year, come visit. Or, send me an email…and I’ll let you know some of the plans.  Keep watch here for more news about the plants that we’ll have available, and other organic gardening information. We do take requests and pre-orders. We only grow limited quantities of each variety.  So, if you have a special request get it to us early!   We’ll do our best to please.

Also, we’ll have some more recipes and herb use ideas on the website and here in my blog.

We also carry the complete line of Jim Long Herb books, with most always available. Jim has interesting historical herb books also.  Come see them in the Shop.  They are reasonably priced and are great to refer to over and over.  If you decide to order from their website, just tell them that Georgia at Morgan Lane sent you.  www.LongCreekHerbs.com

We have lots of reasonably priced items for Valentine’s Day, or just a special treat.

Also, I’ve been interviewed for a blog on how to incorporate old-time ideas in to modern living, especially the organic growing and the heirloom plant varieties.

Anne will probably be writing several different blogs from her visit to our farm.  Please check out her very interesting down-home blog.                                

www.floursackmama.blogspot.com

I am available for lectures on Herbs, Organic Growing, Antiques, or a variety of other topics.

We are open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm.  Come spend a few minutes or a few hours. We are glad to see you, and there is always something new in the Shop, the fields, or the greenhouse.



Houseplants that we have ON SALE

We recently had a catastrophe at The Greenhouse.
We were able to save many plants, including the Christmas Cactus plants of various colors.
Some of the FAMILY/source plants were set back quite a bit, and we are carefully observing and nurturing them. But we lost quite a few plants also.
Some Houseplants really need to find a new home. They are not our primary focus at our organic greenhouse. We organically grow culinary herbs year-round; and Heirloom, Ethnic and some hybrid Tomatoes, Peppers, and other vegetables and edible flowers for Spring Gardening from seed.
The following Houseplants are significantly reduced FOR SALE:
Swedish Ivy hanging baskets
Tree philodendrons
Jade plants
”String o’ Pearls”/ “Donkey Tails”
Boston and Asparagus Ferns
Scented Geraniums
Strawberry Begonias
And a few others.
We will be writing about our Heirloom Tomatoes, Peppers and other plants for 2011 soon…

Please look over the 2010 plant lists for the Tomatoes and Peppers and let us know your favorites…and requests for 2011.
We will be ordering our seeds soon! and starting the plantings!



It is not too late to plant in your garden

7/21/2010:

It’s time for a second garden.

If your zucchini has withered and your beans have played out, it is not too late to plant at least one more garden!

We stagger plantings here on the farm from Spring through Autumn, tucking plants in here or there and adding another row, or set of containers.  But if you garden in just a certain space, and you now have rows that need to be pulled up, it isn’t too late to add something new.

We have a few heirloom tomato plants for a late garden.  Also some containers of patio, or cherry type, tomatoes.

There are many varieties of peppers…compact, ornamentals from child-safe to EXTREMELY HOT; tall varieties and shorter garden plants from Bells to searing HEAT.

We have some Coneflowers (Echinaceas) to give you a start on your Autumn flower beds; Very Fragrant yellow non-edible Ginger plants that are more bug resistant than Cannas; and, naturally, we have many many culinary herbs!

We have sage, thyme, oregano, and other useful kitchen garden herbs.

Everything is organically grown and safe to eat.



Health Kick Tomatoes:
June 5, 2010, 8:32 pm
Filed under: Tomato Varieties, Vegetable Plants

Health Kick Tomatoes:
I just had a call from a customer wanting Health Kick Tomatoes. Supposedly lots more Lycopene than other tomatoes; and bigger, etc than regular Romas.
We grow over thirty types of tomatoes…mostly heirlooms, and ethnic varieties. But a few hybrids.
I did a quick search and they are a hybrid; non-GMO (genetically modified) variety, and been around for awhile.
I’m a big fan of San Marzano. I do grow a few plants of Romas. But I like San Marzanos better. They are larger, and meatier with better flavor, in my opinion.
Does anyone know of any Health Kick Tomato plants available in the SoEast TN area for my caller?
Has anyone done a comparison between the Health Kick and the San Marzano?
I was wondering if the Health Kick is a spinoff of the San Marzano, as the descriptions that I read did not say what it was a hybrid from.
Thanks.