Growing your own veggies is a great way to bring healthy freshness to your daily diet. Also - it's just plain fun! We would know! Our Production Department grows every vegetable plant we have for sale.
You deserve to know where your plants come from. When you're shopping at Ashcombe, look for From Seed to Sale signage and you'll know that plant was grown just steps away by talented growers who love plants. Click the image below to learn more about our Production Department.
By growing vegetables at home, you can control what you eat. Start with a sunny spot in your garden. You should have a soil test done first, which you can get from your local extension office - for Cumberland County we use The Penn State Extension. Our Garden Supply Department also has soil testing kits you can use on your own.
Add good organic matter to your soil such as Bumper Crop, humus, or your own compost. Use an organic fertilizer in your soil. With healthy soil, you will be less likely to have garden pests.
Pick and choose what vegetables you grow based on what you and your family eat the most. Vegetable gardening can become an activity for the whole family with the spice lover growing some high Scoville peppers while the more mellow family members grow cucumbers or squashes. You'll have so much fun watching your garden come to life.
See the list below of the vegetables we expect this year!
This list represents the vegetable plants we expect at some point in 2023.
All items on this list are subject to change.
We recommend calling to ensure the plant you want is available during your trip to Ashcombe.
Detroit Dark Red
Long Island Green
Early/Late Flat Dutch (Heirloom)
Primo Vantage (Heirloom)
Nantes Half Long
Bush Tasty Slicer
Simply Salad Kale Mix
City Garden Mix
Simpson Elite (Heirloom)
Anaheim Chili (Heirloom)
Bhut Jolokia Red (Ghost Pepper)
Cajun Belle Hot
Hungarian Wax (Heirloom)
Long Red Cayenne Slim (Heirloom)
Orange Blaze (Heirloom)
Red Beauty (Baron)
Sweet Green Bell
Early Butternut (Heirloom)
Bunch Porto Rico
Big Pink (Burpee Home Garden Exclusive)
Black Krim (Heirloom)
Brandy Boy (Burpee Home Garden Exclusive)
Brandywine Red (Heirloom)
Bush Early Girl
Cherokee Purple (Heirloom)
Fourth of July
Fresh Salsa Hybrid
German Johnson (Heirloom)
Gladiator (Available in 5" Pot)
Indigo Cherry Drops
Mortgage Lifter (Heirloom)
Mountain Magic (Available in 5" Pot)
Orange Wellington (Burpee Home Garden Exclusive)
Parks Whopper OG 50
Rapunzel (Available in 5" Pot)
San Marzano (Heirloom)
Steakhouse Beefsteak (Available in 5" Pot)
Sweet Seedless (Available in 5" Pot)
Sweet Treats (Available in 5" Pot)