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2017 Vegetable List

We look for durable vegetable varieties that are tolerant to our Lancaster County area, and we also love vegetables with great yields and flavor. Our stock is carefully chosen for the backyard and urban gardener, the canner, and of course, your mother's favorites. March brings out the cold tolerant vegetables. The early summer vegetables will be available in April. Ask our employees for a recommendation suited to your garden's needs. Click here: 2017 Complete Vegetable List  to view our complete vegetable list for 2017. Please follow the guide at the top to see what is new, which is a space saver, and which are the heirloom varieties. Happy planting! - Ken's  

Square Foot Gardening

Spring means planting season in Central Pennsylvania and it’s a time of year when the ground awakens and locals dream of beautiful gardens filled with color and hearty vegetables. Farmers are out walking the fields and gardeners grow restless with anticipation of the coming season. Whether our customers come in by engine or buggy, everyone is asking the same big question- “What can I plant now?“ The spring season in Lancaster County is often difficult to decipher. Days in March awaken to a frost and thaw out to an average of 55°F. Our evenings tend to drop down below 40 and often land in the 30’s. For that reason, frost is a concern in the horticulture world and can be fatal to freshly planted seedlings that are not protected from these extreme temperature ranges. Plants that are not cold tolerant will show signs of stress and may experience irreparable harm. Luckily, the natural world is a beautiful and tolerant place that offers hardy plants the ability to adapt and grow in even the most unpredictable days of spring. So come to Ken’s Gardens and fill the wagon with an assortment of cold tolerant plants waiting to feel the touch of morning sunshine. Ken’s Gardens has cold tolerant seedlings on the self and currently recommends the following cold tolerant vegetables: Broccoli Cabbage Cauliflower Carrot Hardy Herbs Lettuce Mustards Onions Peas Radish Swiss chard Our complete vegetable inventory for 2016 can be found here.   However, not all seedling varieties are on the shelves. Mid-April will bring the release of our entire Tomato collection and May will start the beginning of our early summer vegetables. We greatly appreciate your patience as we grow from seed to seedling.

2016 Vegetable Inventory

Here is an inventory of all our vegetables for 2016. Crossed out  signifies vegetables we no longer carry. [highlight color="eg. yellow, black"]Highlighted[/highlight] vegetables are new for the 2016 year. We look for durable varieties tolerant to our Lancaster County area and love vegetables with good yields and flavor. Our stock is chosen for the backyard and urban gardener, the canner, and of course your mother's favorites. March brings out the cold tolerant vegetables. The early summer vegetables will be available in April. Ask our employees for a recommendation suited to your garden's needs.    

Looking forward to 2016!

Here at Ken’s Gardens we are looking ahead to 2016! We have a lot to look forward to this new year: workshops, sustainability and being able to do more for our customers. A lot of you have voted on a new logo, which will be coming out in 2016, as well as a new tagline.

Pepper & Tomato Variety List

Thanks for thinking of Ken's for your vegetable needs.  We grow a very large selection of tomatoes & peppers.  Here is the full list.    TOMATOES: Amish Paste Better Boy VFN Big Beef Big Boy Black Russian Brandywine Pink Potato Leaf Bush Earlygirl Bush Beefsteak Celebrity VFNT Delicious SD Early Girl SD Evergreen First Lady II Gardeners Delight (Sugar Lump) Great White Beefsteak Health Kick ASTD Italian Heirloom Jetstar F1 Juliet F1 SD Lemon Boy Long Keeper Marciani Mator Sandwich Mortgage Lifter SD Mountain Pride Mr. Stripey Oxheart Orange Patio ASTD Pineapple SD Pink Girl Roma VF Rutgers VF Striped Stuffer (pepper) Sunsugar Supersonic F1 Supersteak SD Supersweet 100 SD Sweet Olive Sweet"N Neat Cherry Red Tomatoberry Triple L Crop (Giant Tree) Tumbling Tom Red Yellow Pear SD Tomatilla Toma Verde Tomatilla Husk Ground Cherry SWEET PEPPERS Baron Red Big Bertha California Wonder California  Wonder Yellow Camelot Chocolate Beauty Bell Cubanelle Giant Marconi Gypsy Jupiter King of the North Lady Bell F1 Orange Sun Bell Purple Beauty Bell  Round of Hungary Sweet Banana HOT PEPPERS Hot Cayenne Long Slim Hot Early Jalapeno Hot Habanero Orange Hot Hungarian Wax Hot Lemondrop Hot Mucho Nacho Hot Poblano Hot Red Cherry Large SD Hot Serrano Chili BURPEE VEGETABLES Pepper Burpee Big Daddy Pepper Burpee Candy Apple Pepper Burpee Sweet Heat Pepper Burpee Zavory Hot Tomato Burpee Big Daddy Tomato Burpee Big Mama Tomato Burpee Brandy Boy Tomato Burpee Cherry Punch Tomato Burpee Fourth of July Tomato Burpee Fresh Salsa Tomato Burpee Sweet Seedless