It's Spring Inside the Greenhouses at Brantim!
Hi Folks!
The birds are singing, the bunnies are smiling, and the sun is warm – sure signs that spring is in the air and, thankfully, the price of cauliflower is now affordable.


For most of us, a trip to the grocery store this winter had us heading to the frozen food section to buy our green and yellow beans and cauliflower.  The produce manager and I usually have a chat about the price of vegetables and fruit.  He said the American dollar was a major contributor to the rising prices and was having a significant impact on availability for store owners and consumers.  I told him as soon as we turned on the heat in the greenhouses, I would be seeding tomatoes.

As spring and summer slowly approach, many of us are looking forward to the unmistakeable taste of fresh locally-grown vegetables, herbs, and fruit and especially those from our own gardens. For those of you who would like to grow your own, but have limited space, vegetable gardening in containers or raised beds might be the way to go.  A fresh pot of herbs or a juicy tomato right in your own backyard can certainly add flavour to your cooking experiences this season.

A wonderful dining experience at the Hierloom Café in Almonte this winter got us really excited about encouraging people to embrace the concept of growing fresh produce in gardens or small spaces. Three of the young waitresses who were serving our family were quite eager to share their gardening success from a few containers on their balconies and patios.  Jars of fresh salsa, pickled relishes, and chilli sauces were among the many products they were able to produce from their bounty.

Some of their favourites were tomatillos for salsa, the new miniature eggplant and small size cucumbers. I must say their enthusiasm for gardening and cooking with their produce got Brian and me thinking about our veggie and herb program and how we could get our customers as excited as the Hierloom Café employees.

We hope everyone had a safe and healthy winter and we look forward to seeing all our new and loyal customers this season. Read on to see what's new.

Cheers,
Brian, Joanne and Andy
What's New At The Greenhouse
Spring Open House - Saturday April 23rd and Sunday April 24th 2015
Welcome once again to our annual Spring Open House.
Tour the greenhouses and check out the lists of herbs and vegetables we will have available this year.  Also, a new vegetable garden will be installed this year with raised beds and containers and we are hoping for a bumper crop. Plan your gardens for this year with help from our knowledgeable staff who will be on hand to answer your questions. 
It’s also a great time to pre-book your favourite hanging baskets and drop off your containers for custom planting. We’ll have coffee, cookies and home-made tea biscuits for you to enjoy. Hope to see you here!
Recipes Wanted!
What are you cooking up from your garden?
We are hoping to start a recipe section on our website, so email us your favourites using fresh produce from your garden and we will post them for others to use along with their own garden produce.

Check out this bbq herb recipe post from last year

 
Pakenham Home Show Saturday April 2, 2016
Come and visit us this weekend at the Pakenham Spring Home Show
 At 1pm on Saturday April 2, Brantim’s design diva Joanne will be talking small space gardening and growing your own veggies and herbs. Don’t miss your chance to win – there will be a draw for the container Joanne creates during the demonstration. 
Reminders
Pre-pay and Hold
A friendly reminder to anyone who pre-books hanging baskets, please give us a call as the hold and reserve program will only be until April 30 this year.
 
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