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I am in love with the new Urban Farm Nursery that just opened at 7120 N. 12th St, just north of Glendale in Phoenix. They specialize in edible crops for our urban gardens and carry a wide selection of season appropriate transplants. They are currently open on Fridays & Saturdays from 8:30am - 5:30pm and Sundays from 10am - 5pm, and during the week when classes are scheduled. For permies looking for locally owned nurseries in central Phoenix you may want to check them out!
Thats really cool; to bad I'm 90 miles East of Phx. ;-(
Yup, I don't know what their inventory is like now, but a month ago they were loaded with highly appropriate for this area inventory. I might go see if they have a Fantasy seedless grape vine. I have a spot, and it is the last variety on my acquisition list.
I won't get there - too far out, but nice to know about a locally owned and SEASONALLY appropriate nursery in town. Thanks Suzanne and Powell for the recommendation.
Is this our very own Greg Peterson's nursery:)
Linda, I did not put that together - it is!!!
First of All, FYI, we are closed today, due to the rain - and hours on Sunday are regularly 10-4.
Suzanne, thanks for the introduction...and you are too modest. Suzanne has risen to the task of providing the valley with the most sought after heirloom varieties of tomatoes, peppers, squash, eggplant, melons, etc., grown with all organic inputs and love. Currently we have over 30 varieties of tomatoes, and no, it is not too late to get them in. Many are early season, so they will do great before the heat, and we have a nice selection of cherry or smaller tomatoes that go into the heat better. We also have a nice selection of tomatoes and eggplant home grown by Rachel Bess. Suzanne's squash, melons, cukes, eggplant and basil are a couple of weeks out.
I am partners with Greg Peterson and Shannon Boomer and I am the manager of the nursery. So any requests of items to carry, please let me know. From plants and seeds that work well for you, to requests for products such as fertilizer and supplies, I want to know what urban farmers and gardeners here iin Phoenix want and need. We are very small and started on a shoestring, so we will get inventory built up as we grow and prosper. I am also looking at doing special orders on a prepaid basis for items that a group would like to see, such as red wrigglers, or special ammendments, beneficial insects, etc.
I also want to bring in locally made products such as composting systems and container gardens. If you create any of these items and would like to place an example in the nursery, let's talk. This includes trellises, and other useful garden art as well.
And if you have things in your garden that you need to divide, like Jeruselem artichokes, if the season is appropriate, I would love to offer them to our customers.
Powell, we have just sold the last of our grapes this weekend, but I will put that variety on my list to carry next grape season, thank you!
Please help us in creating a resource where all folks interested in growing food can come and find the products and varieties that are proven to work in our area! Our goal is for everyone, from the beginning gardener to the seasoned urban farmer, to be able to find the products they need to successfully grow nourishing food for their bodies, our local economy, and the environment.
HEather, thanks for your reply. Will you be open at all this week so as not to have to wait till next weekend?
Thanks for your interest. Right now we are only open Fri-Sunday. We are also open during our classes, but generally only to those taking the classes. Since we 3 partners are the staff right now, this is all we can manage. As we grow, we will surely expand our hours earlier in the week, though that might not happen until fall. We are very seasonal and our inventory and hours will mirror the Valley's growing seasons.
Hope to see you this weekend!
So great to get more detail, Heather. Thank you. I have a suggestion. Can you carry seasonally appropriate edible flowers too? I can provide you with a time planting list. I always strongly urge folks to have something in bloom all year long to keep the pollinators happy and provide extra density in the summer. If it is a flower, might as well be edible :-)
Catherine, Could you send me that planting list? I would be happy to work some edible flowers into the grow system!
COOL! Will do Suzanne. I need to update my existing list a little so look for it by tomorrow.