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Vegetable Gardening

Despite the short growing season, there is a variety of vegetables that can be successfully grown on the Avalon Peninsula. The Botanical Garden has a small demonstration vegetable garden which features a wide variety of produce as early as mid-June.

Some of the vegetables that have successfully been grown in the past include (varieties often change every year):

  • potatoesRaised garden beds
  • spanish onions
  • beans (both climbers and bush beans)
  • peas
  • cabbage
  • squash
  • leek
  • garlic
  • lettuce/assorted greens
  • carrots
  • radish
  • tomato (in the greenhouse)
  • cucumber (in the greenhouse)

The following resources contain information that have helped make the Garden's vegetable garden the success that it is:

Floating Row Covers (PDF)
Gardening In Raised Beds (PDF)

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