Grow a Victory Garden
As it is now as it was in World War II when the nation fell on hard times, this is the time we can help the nation and ourselves to persevere. With store shelves bare and nutritious foods in short supply, if there is any good to be found in these trying times, let one of them be the fact that we are now in the growing season. Victory Gardens, also called “war gardens” or “food gardens for defense” were gardens planted by ordinary citizens during World War I and World War II to provide some relief in the public food demands.
Not only is gardening an excellent way to reduce your grocery bill, but it is also a great way to bring your family together and be productive and have a sense of accomplishment. Gardening is a great activity to help relieve stress, lower your blood pressure and improve sleep quality.
Goffle Brook Farms Garden Center and Farmer’s Market in Ridgewood N.J. has everything you need to get your garden started today. If you are new to gardening and don’t know how to start, our expert and knowledgeable staff can answer your questions and provide you with all you need. Our garden center/farmer’s market is completely stocked with potting soils, soil amendments, fertilizers, garden tools and implements, livingston seeds both vegetable and herb and we have vegetable garden plants ready to go in the ground.
Vegetable Plants at Goffle Brook Farms
vegetables for planting in your home gardens
(available – 16 – April – 2020) | packs and flats
Burpee Big Boy
Jet Star Tomato
Big Beef Tomato
Early Girl Tomato
Red Sails Lettuce
Salad Mix Lettuce
Better Boy Tomato
Super Steak Tomato
Btr Crunch Lettuce
Recommended Garden Amendments
Coast of Maine Lobster Compost is made with chitin and calcium-rich lobster shells, compost and sphagnum peat moss. It is a dark-brown, complex soil filled with naturally occurring microorganisms all plants need for healthy growth. It drains well and is an ideal soil conditioner for existing beds that need reinvigorating. It is OMRI listed for use in organic gardens. To recondition poor soil, work 2 inches into the top 4 to 6 inches of soil. To maintain healthy soils and for heavy feeders like roses and most vegetables, 1 inch of Coast of Maine Lobster Compost Blend is sufficient. For normal feeders like herbs and flowering plants, 1/2 inch will do.
- Planting amendment for conditioning flower beds and borders
- Vegetable Gardens
- Herb Gardens
- Container Gardening
Ready for bigger, more beautiful* annuals, perennials and vegetables? Get plants off to a great start with Miracle-Gro® Garden Soil All Purpose. Enriched with continuous release plant food, it feeds plants for up to 3 months and improves existing soil to help your plants build strong roots. This is the complete garden soil for all your outdoor, in-ground needs. Adding high quality soil each year enhances your soil’s texture and adds essential nutrients to help build strong roots.
- Spread 2 to 3 inches of the garden soil on top of the area to be planted.
- Mix the garden soil into the top 6 to 8 inches of your native soil
- Dig the hole and plant new plants according to the plant tag and water well
- Apply a 2 to 3 inch layer of mulch to help retain moisture and to help inhibit weed growth