Garden in a Box
Fresh veggie and flower starts, ready to go in the ground this Spring!
All the boxes are now in their new homes! Check back again next year!
We've switched up our Garden in Box program for 2023. In addition to our popular Cutting Garden and Patio Gardens, we've added a Children's Garden of small, easy-to-grow vegetables, an Eating the Rainbow garden of brightly-colored, oh-so-heathy vegetables, and garden of all heirloom varieties.
The gardens come in a reusable wooden tray; they'll be fully hardened-off and ready to put in your prepared bed. Each box comes with with planting, care and feeding, and harvesting of your plants, along with plastic label tags.
How Does it Work?
Order your box(es) in advance at the links below.
We'll notify of a pick-up/delivery time about two weeks before the plants are ready to go home.
Pick up your flat of plants at the farm, or we can deliver to your door. Sorry, we can't ship these plants; they're too delicate to survive the trip.
Important note: The actual plants you will receive MAY vary, depending on germination and growth rates of the plants we've picked out.
Learn more about each box here:
Eating the Rainbox
Simply put, eating the rainbow involves eating fruits and vegetables of different colors every day. Plants contain different pigments, or phytonutrients, which give them their color. Different-colored plants are linked to higher levels of specific nutrients and health benefits. While eating more vegetables and fruit is always a good idea, focusing on eating a variety of colors will increase your intake of different nutrients to benefit various areas of your health..
Plants in the set may include: Tricolor mix bean, Dragon Purple carrot, Elegance greens mix, Clementine caultiflower, Cherokee Purple tomato, Brandywine tomato, Rainbow carrots, Zephyr summer squash, Green zebra tomato, Louisiana long green eggplant, Dancer or Listada de gandia eggplant, Three root grex beet mix, Amy's Apricot Mix cherry tomato, Lunchbox peppers, and green and purple kale.
An heirloom vegetable is an old variety that predates modern agriculture. Heirloom vegetables are connections to our agricultural past. We've curated our favorite heirlooms from several companies who specialize in this type of seed, including Southern Exposure Seed Exchange. Plants may include: Black seeded simpson lettuce, Elegance greens mix, Brandywine tomato, Striped German tomato, Mortgage lifter tomato, Amish paste tomato, Danvers carrot, Marketmore cucumber, Black seeded Kentucky pole bean, Chiogga beet, Doe Hill golden bell pepper, Sweet banana pepper, Tokyo Bunching Onion, Amy's Apricot mix cherry tomato, and Costata Romanesca summer squash.
Cutting Garden in a Box
A box of flower and greenery plants to make your own bouquets, with flowers you won't find at a garden center (varieties may vary):
A garden of vegetables for children. Give the love of gardening to the small humans in your life with these small, easy-to-grow vegetables. Plants will include: cherry tomato, easter egg radishes, baby carrots, Allstar mix leaf lettuce, Jack of Hearts pumpkin, eight ball zucchini, diva cucumber, and lunchbox peppers. Plants will be hardened-off and ready to go in the ground. Growing instructions included!
Patio Garden in a Box (18-20 plants)
18 vegetables and herbs especially for small gardens or patio spaces: tomatoes, bush beans, peppers, cucumbers, squash, summer lettuce, chives, thyme, basil, oregano.
Gardens in a Box are ordered in advance and grown to order. We’ll notify you when Boxes are ready to be picked up (around April). Pick up is at the farm, or at a central location in NoVa and Montgomery County.
(Photo is not of actual product)