Vegetable Gardening

What do you need to grow a great vegetable garden in the Poconos?

First you need to designate a garden area.  This can be a former flower bed next to the deck, elaborate raised beds or some flower pots on the patio.

Next, you need vegetable seeds or transplants.  Those of you starting your garden from seed can start with our Seed Starting page.

Not sure what to choose?  We have probably grown one hundred different vegetables over the last 15 years.  Learn from our experience by reviewing a few of our specific vegetable pages.

Maybe you would like to add some herbs to your garden.

Burpee Big Brandy Hybrid TomatoBurpee Big Brandy Hybrid Tomato

Transplants or Bedding Plants

If you would rather purchase transplants to set out, be aware that you will be limited in your selections.  

A mail order or online supplier like Totally Tomatoes may have 100 varieties of tomato seeds, but only 3 dozen varieties of tomatoes available as transplants.

The selection at your local garden supply may be only a half dozen cultivars ready to take home as transplants.

Transplants usually cost more to ship also. If you are planting your garden late or do not have the patience for starting plants from seed you may want to shop locally for transplants, or bedding plants as they are sometimes called.

What do you need to grow a great vegetable garden in the Poconos?

First you need to designate a garden area.  This can be a former flower bed next to the deck, elaborate raised beds or some flower pots on the patio.

Next, you need vegetable seeds or transplants.  Those of you starting your garden from seed can start with our Seed Starting page.

Not sure what to choose?  We have probably grown one hundred different vegetables over the last 15 years.  Learn from our experience by reviewing a few of our specific vegetable pages.

Maybe you would like to add some herbs to your garden.

Burpee Big Brandy Hybrid TomatoBurpee Big Brandy Hybrid Tomato

Transplants or Bedding Plants

If you would rather purchase transplants to set out, be aware that you will be limited in your selections.

A mail order or online supplier like Totally Tomatoes may have 100 varieties of tomato seeds, but only 3 dozen varieties of tomatoes available as transplants.

The selection at your local garden supply may be only a half dozen cultivars ready to take home as transplants.

Transplants usually cost more to ship also. If you are planting your garden late or do not have the patience for starting plants from seed you may want to shop locally for transplants, or bedding plants as they are sometimes called.