Our local farmers are still planting for the season, and our home gardeners are filling their homes with flowers and garden plants. It’s not too late to get your home garden started! Where can you find the best flowers and plants for your garden? The East Nashville Farmers Market, of course! Talk to the farmer who grows your food- they are the same ones who grow your plants for your own garden.
Garden plants and flowers are an easy way to bring “locally grown” to your home garden, and a wonderful way to teach children how to grow food. Talk to Jami and Rusell from Slocal or the farmers from Laurel Mountain Farm for vegetable starter plants and herbs. They will tell you what kind of garden plant it is, how deep to plant it, how much room it needs and how much water it needs. They will tell you the signs to look for when it’s ready to harvest, and they will even tell you how to cook it when it’s ready!
For beautiful flowers in your home there’s no need for a flower delivery service. You can buy beautiful and unique arrangements made for you from Whites Creek Flower Farm.
The difference between buying local plants from the East Nashville Farmers Market and a big box store or nursery is our farmers have already “hardened” them to grow in the same conditions as your home garden. Buying from the farmers who know the plants and flowers that will do best in our climate only makes sense, and you can’t get more local than that!
See you at the East Nashville Farmers Market, every Wednesday 3:30-7:00pm in Shelby Park.