Last weekend, needing some time away from the graphic design desk. And being that its garden planting time. Went over to the Arcana Nursery in Jericho Vermont. Not my first time here. But first time with the forethought of taking some pictures and actually bringing a camera. Or in this case my Droid. Now the main purpose of this outing, other then to enjoy an incredible perfect day. Was to get some hot peppers and other gardening things. Wound up with 12 various hot (HOTHOT) pepper plants and
some Tomatillo’s and now a week later there’s 9 plants. Well one is missing, root and stem, the two others are half munched on. Bird, Bug or Beast…we will probably never know. But will probably have to head back to Arcana and see if we cant replace the missing/dead/devoured Thai Super Chilly and White Habenaro.
Probably have to take some more photographys of the amazing varied of edibles and other plant life the have over there. Now I’m pretty sure the folks at Arcana run an all organic farm. Perhaps they will correct me if Im wrong.Yet despite the current trend to slap the ‘organic’ tag on anything. As some kind of marketing ploy. I am pretty damn sure that if the people of Arcana state they are growing something organically. It is. Alternately ask if your not sure or require specific information concerning any of their plants. You will get a friendly and well informed answer.
This is is the 3rd year of growing their plants from starters in the garden. And the results have been spectacular and tasty, every year. Arcana is a small business run by some very friendly people. All very knowing in the craft and trade. And will answer just about any question you can throw at them with a smile. Find the time to walk around and talk to you about the various species of flowers,herbs,vegetables, medicals, annuals,perennials well you get the idea.
Tried some of the peppers jelly on hand for sampling when I was there. Super yummy. Not sure if they make it them selves. But it sure is tasty. Not to hot.Not to weak.
So if your looking to improve your garden or start one. Deffinetly stop by and talk to the friendly folks at Arcana.
They offer some informative workshops on various subjects. From Container Gardening, a very hot subject post Irene with the local soil being in a mess after the flooding. To a medicinal herb workshop focusing on local to Vermont plants and herbs. Covering identification and uses to folklore and how to raise these herbs in your own garden. Actually a workshop I think Vermontdesignandmarketing.com will be attending. Going to wrap this up and get back to some Graphic Design for a new client (more on them later) . Will write some more soon on Arcana if we go back to get some replacement pepper plants. Here is a few more pictures from the Droid. Next round Digital SLR and a Glass lens.