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Vegetables & Fruits

Despite the short growing season, there is a variety of vegetables and fruits 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, as well as some fruiting trees and shrubs.

Local information on growing fruits and vegetables has been posted here for your information.

To learn more, please visit our WORKSHOP PAGE for a list of upcoming programs. During our open season, drop by for our Afternoon in the Garden program, for an opportunity to talk to a member of our gardening staff.

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
  • carrots
  • radish
  • tomato (both outside and in the greenhouse)
  • cucumber (in the greenhouse)