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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
  • carrots
  • radish
  • tomato (both outside and 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:

Choice Vegetables For a Newfoundland Garden (PowerPoint)
Floating Row Covers (PDF)
Gardening In Raised Beds (PDF)
Vegetable Gardening In Raised Beds (PowerPoint)

Interested in growing small fruiting plants like strawberries, raspberries, currants, gooseberries, etc?  Please check the article below.

Growing Small Fruit in Newfoundland (PDF)