The Plant Lady at Central Market


York, Pennsylvania

The Plant Lady at Central Market

The Plant Lady at Central Market is a farmer's market stand specializing in heirloom and organic vegetable plants for all your gardening needs. The business grew out of my love of gardening, and all those extra seedling you always end up with after starting your own seeds! Know where your seeds are coming from, who is growing them, and how they are grown.

Grand Opening Weekend for 2010 is this weekend, May 7-9! Visit us outside market on Friday for May's First Friday. I'll be inside on Saturday, and then we'll be outside market again on Sunday for The Olde York Street Fair. A grand old York tradition. And if you haven't stopped by to meet him yet, come say "hi!" to Liam, our newest member of the family. He's only 4 months old and already digging in the dirt! I guess it runs in the family.

This year our plants are looking great! I just checked in on them and they're getting big. This year our plants are being grown at Miller's Plant Farm. Steve & Dustyn have them looking good and ready for pick up on Mother's Day Weekend, at Central Market. If you would like to pick anything up in the way of cold crops, including lettuce, broccoli, cabbage, bok choi, & more, please feel free to stop by any time Tuesday, Thursday, or Saturday.

The herb offerings this year are great, and Jason at Spring Thyme Nursery has tweaked his soil a little bit, and the herbs are looking better than ever. If you have a special request, let me know! I will do my best to get it for you. The list is too long to post in its entirety. Also, I have good news on the bay laurel front, they're looking great this year, and I can now offer you lemongrass!

I'm sure you're curious about the plant listings, so here they are:

Tomatoes: cherokee purple Amish paste green zebra Crnkovic Yugoslav Riesentraube Mountain Princess Violet Jasper Orange Flesh Purple Smudge Eva Purple Ball Matt's Wild Cherry Amish Paste Green Zebra Crnkovik Yugoslav Abraham Lincoln Roma VF Riesentraube Yellow Pear Big Rainbow Yellow Brandywine

Peppers: Chocolate habanero Jimmy Nardello's Sweet Italian Keystone Giant Resistant Bell Sweet Red Cherry Tequilla Sunrise Jalepeno serrano banana

For other veggies I have watermelon, cantaloupe, cascadia snow peas, blue lake bush green beans, zukes, yellow squash, strawberries, a cornichen cuke, a german delikatasse cuke, and a mexican gherkin. There are also several unique pumpkins including an italian sea pumpkin, iranian blue, peanut pumpkin, & tan cheese. These are all very limited, please let me know if you need me to reserve one for you.

Also available are over a thousand varieties of locally grown conventional culinary and medicinal herbs. Start your herb garden off right with a special order. Do you love basil? I can get you 20 different kinds!

If you need dried culinary herbs, stop by my stand for an outstanding fresh selection for all your slow food cooking needs! If I don't have it, I'll special order it for you!

I also offer a wide variety of Native Pennsylvania Plants. From the smallest herbaceous plant to 10' foot trees, I can find it for you! Start your native garden right with quality plants grown at a nearby local native nursery. If natives aren't your thing, I also have a variety of annuals, perennials, bulbs, hanging flowering baskets, houseplants, and more!

In addition to plants, I offer a variety of "greening" services, including: -Compost Consultation, Set-up & Installation -Custom Rain Barrel Design & Installation -Rain Garden Consultation -Garden Planning Services

For all your gardening needs big or small, stop by and see me at York's Historic Central Market! I'm just a dirt-loving momma proud to share my love of heirloom & organic vegetable gardening with my fellow gardeners. In these times of food safety scares, soaring costs, and financial turmoil, know that you can grow your own delicious food right in your own back (or front!) yard.

Every fall, I offer an Urban Plant Co-Op. This is a pre-sale on all your spring vegetable plants. Sign up for one of 7 different sized share offerings and receive a substantial discount. Makes a great holiday gift for the gardener in your life (or you, of course!). Email me for more information.

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Listing last updated on Aug 4, 2010

The Plant Lady specializes in heirloom & organic vegetable and herb plants for all your Victory Garden needs. Stop by my stand for our grand opening weekend, May 7-9, all weekend at Central Market.

Hierloom & Organic Vegetable Plants Premier Grand Opening Mother's Day Weekend

From my love of gardening, to my stand, to your yard, to your plate! Grow Local! Taste the difference of plants grown with love.




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The plant lady was very helpful about the heirloom tomato plants I bought. Now I can't wait until my tomato plants are grown and ready to be pick. I will stop by her stand again.

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