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Certified Organic Tomato Plants Washington Cherry Tomato- Washington Cherry (Determinate)

Tomato- Washington Cherry (Determinate)

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Green Zebra Tomato- Green Zebra

Tomato- Green Zebra

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Sun Gold Tomato- Sun Gold Cherry

Tomato- Sun Gold Cherry

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Giant Oxheart Tomato- Giant Oxheart

Tomato- Giant Oxheart

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Arkansas Traveler Tomato- Arkansas Traveler

Tomato- Arkansas Traveler

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified  Organic Herbs Mint Spearmint Herb Mint Spearmint

Mint Spearmint

Price: $4.00
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Amish Paste Tomato- Amish Paste

An Heirloom meaty tomato for saucing and salads

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants White Cherry Tomato- White Cherry

Tomato- White Cherry

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Black Cherry Tomato- Black Cherry

Tomato- Black Cherry

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Chadwick Cherry Tomato Transplant Tomato- Chadwick Cherry

Tomato- Chadwick Cherry

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Rutgers Tomato- Rutgers (Determinate)

Tomato- Rutgers (Determinate)

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Elderberry Elderberry

Elderberry for your Edible Landscape - and your Health!

The incredible Elderberry plant - they offer food, medicine, nutrients and landscape beauty for us, and provide a habitat for birds, bees, butterflies and others. The woody stems, abundant leaves, delicate flowers and of course, the fruit, can all be used in the household and in the garden.

Elderberry Flowers

The delicate elderberry flowers are irresistible to pollinating insects such as bees and butterflies. The profuse, flat, shallow flowers are a perfect nectar source for a wide range of pollinators and beneficial insects.

Elderberry flowers are not only attractive and delicious to our pollinator friends - they’re delicious for us! Try them in sweet fritters and make an incredibly fragrant medicinal teas. Candied elderberry flowers are a long-time favorite that are easy to make and last a long time in storage. The freshly-picked flowers can be sprinkled over leafy or fruit salads, frozen into flower cubes, or floated in party drinks.

Infusing elderflowers in wine or lightly-flavored liqueurs produces excellent cordials. They can be used in syrups and jams or fermented along with pears to make a light, flowery-fruity wine.

As a cosmetic, elderberry flowers have been used to reduce the appearance of freckles, dark spots and blotches on the face and arms and to improve overall clarity of the skin.

Elderberry Wood

The thick lower stems of the elderberry can are quite strong. Because of their strength, length and straightness, ancient and modern cultures utilized mature elder wood for making tools such as pegs, spiles, spindles, arrow shafts, blowguns and fire sticks, as well as barrettes, combs, buttons, fish lures, flutes, clappers and many other useful items.

Elderberries

The ultimate reward for growing elderberry plants is the berry itself. Each flower in the cluster will produce one small, smooth, globular green berry. The berries turn various shades as they ripen, from green to deep purple, black or blue. As the cluster ages, the ripe fruits develop a whitish waxy bloom, which is perfectly safe to eat so long as the fruits are fully ripe. Never consume a green berry and ripe berries are best consumed cooked.

Growing Elderberries

All elderberry varieties are perennial, multi-stemmed shrubs characterized by their upright, bushy appearance and a tendency to grow in large colonies if not kept in check.

It takes about three years for an elderberry bush to become fully productive. The elderberry spends its first year establishing a vigorous root system. In the second year, it begins to establish a healthy base of canes and will flower and bear a bit of fruit. In the third year, with its root system established, the elderberry will produce a good crop of berries. As the saying goes, the elderberries growth goes from "sleep, to creep, then leap".

Although some elderberry varieties will self pollinate, all elderberries produce a bigger harvest when they are able to cross-pollinate with another elderberry plant. It is recommended that you plant in pairs, no more than 60 feet apart, for the full benefit of good cross pollination.

Soil: Elderberries grow in small clusters and large colonies and can thrive in the most challenging of soils - from sandy loam to gravel and even heavy clay.

Water: Native Elderberries are typically found in moist forest clearings, field edges and along streams, ditches and roadsides. However, because they are shallow-rooted, any excess moisture around the plant location needs to drain away quickly or the plant will not survive.

Location: Select an area in full sun to partial shade. Like most fruiting plants, elderberries will need at least 6 hours of sunlight to produce a good harvest, and full sun is best. Morning sun is better than late afternoon sun. Choose a site that will allow the plant to get as much as 12 feet tall and 8-10 feet across as well. Many commercial growers mow down the season's growth of established plants each fall to keep the bush low for easier harvesting.

Due to their large size, gardeners may choose to plant elderberries in the middle of the yard, but they can easily be incorporated into an ornamental landscape as focal points, anchors, shade plants or even hedges. They are also suitable for privacy, wind and dust screens along roads and fence lines. Remember, Elderberries are also excellent plants to grow if you want to attract songbirds, butterflies, bees and other wildlife.

Spacing: Allow plenty of space between plants. The more air that can circulate between the shrubs, the better they will fare against leaf structure diseases. Because they can grow up to 12 feet tall and six feet across, mature bushes will need lots of room to thrive.

Planting: Thoroughly loosen the soil in a 2-3 foot diameter around the planting hole and amend it with compost. Add sand or gravel to help improve drainage if necessary. Because of their shallow root system, apply several inches of mulch to smother weed competition.

Harvesting Elderberries

Once the berries have ripened to a deep purple color, cut the stem of the berry cluster several inches below the cluster. The little bit of stem left on the cluster becomes a useful handle when processing.

The goal at harvest is to remove the elderberries from their small stems, separate the ripe fruit from the unripe berries, and clean away any stems, leaves and faded flowers. To quickly accomplish this, place the elderberry clusters in paper bags and freeze them for at least 24 hours. Once the fruit clusters have been removed from the freezer, the berries will roll off their stems.

To remove unripe berries and debris, fill a container with cold water and pour in a portion of the detached berries. The ripe berries will sink to the bottom while the chaff and unripe berries will float to the top. Skim off the debris, scoop out the berries and lay them on a clean bath towel or a screen to drain. Repeat this process until all the debris has been separated before freezing, dehydrating, or cooking the elderberries.

Eating Elderberries

Anything you can make with blueberries can be made with elderberries. And like blueberries, research tells us that this tart fruit is among one of nature's most nutritious - a superfood that contains more vitamin C than any other fruit except for black currents. Elderberries are also high in protein and contain healthful amounts of vitamins A, B1 (thiamin), B2 (riboflavin), B3 (niacin), calcium, iron and phosphorus.

Elderberries have traditionally been used in pies, cakes, jams, preserves, relishes, compote, sauces, juice, syrup, toppings, elder raisins and more. The most celebrated elderberry product is elderberry wine!

Elderberry as a Medicine

In addition to being tasty and nutritious, elderberries are also medicinal. Historically, elderberries have been used to make cough syrups and sore throat remedies, and the extract of elderberry is a proven immune-stimulant with antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties.

The leaves, flowers and twigs of elderberry have historically been used as a poultice for minor wounds, burns and inflammation, as well as to soothe insect bites and stings. Dried elderflowers can also be used as a styptic to stop minor bleeding.

A 1995 study reported that extracts of elderberry fruits inhibited multiple strains of the influenza virus, including H1N1, while reducing severity and duration. Researchers at Griffith's Menzies Health Institute Queensland confirmed these previous findings in 2015.

BONUS! Elderberry Pesticide Recipe!

Dried elderberry leaves can be made into a natural pesticide that repels biting and chewing insects. To make this DIY pesticide, gently simmer 1 cup of dried elderberry leaves in 1 quart of water for 15-20 minutes while keeping the pot covered. Remove the pan from the heat and cool completely before straining through a double layer of cheesecloth.

To use, add an additional quart of cool water and a few drops of dish soap to make the decoction stick to plant leaves. Use this spray to combat aphids, cabbage worms, cucumber beetles, bean beetles and other chewing, sucking pests, as well as fungal infections like downy mildew and black spot.

Price: $16.00
Hosta - Mango Salsa Hosta - Mango Salsa

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/m/mangosalsa.html

Price: $16.00
Hosta - Sum & Substance Hosta - Sum & Substance

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/s/sumsub.html

Price: $10.00
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Blush Cherry Tomato- Blush Cherry

Tomato- Blush Cherry

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Matt's Wild Cherry Tomato- Matt's Wild Cherry

Tomato- Matt Wild Grape

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Hosta - Victory Hosta - Victory

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/v/victory.html

Price: $10.00
Hosta - Blue Angel Hosta - Blue Angel

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/babybootie.html

Price: $10.00
Hosta - Blue Mouse Ears Hosta - Blue Mouse Ears

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/b/bluemouseears.html

Price: $10.00
Hosta - Halcyon Hosta - Halcyon

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/h/halcyon.html

Price: $10.00
Hosta - Lemon Love Note Hosta - Lemon Love Note

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/l/lemonlovenote.html

Price: $14.00
Hosta - The Razor's Edge Hosta - The Razor's Edge

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/t/therazorsedge.html

Price: $14.00
Certified Organic Herbs Aloe Vera Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

Price: $8.00
Hosta - Dragon Tails Hosta - Dragon Tails

From our friends at North State Hosta, Matthews, NC

Photos and description from The Hosta Library at:
http://www.hostalibrary.org/d/dragontails.html

Price: $14.00
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Taxi Yellow Tomato- Taxi (Determinate)

Tomato- Taxi (Determinate)

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Cucumber Homemade Pickles Cucumber Homemade Pickles

Pickle-perfect fruit are medium green with small white spines. They can
be harvested at 1 ˝ inches long for baby sweets and 5–6 inches long for
robust dills.

Price: $4.00
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Brandywine Red Tomato- Brandywine Red

Tomato- Brandywine Red

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot
Certified Organic Tomato Plants Brown Berry Tomato- Brown Berry

Tomato- Brown Berry

Price: $4.00 4" DotPot