Monday, April 30, 2012

It's Just About Time!

It seems hard to imagine that it is actually time to start planting!!!  After a long-awaited (warm) winter and a cold spring, it is time to plant cold tolerant vegetables and flowers; trees, shrubs and perennials....and SOON - time to plant colorful warm weather annuals and vegetables.

The frost free date in Central PA is May 10th -- after this date it is generally safe to plant warm loving plants.  If you plant before this date, be sure to listen to the weather forecast and cover these tender plants to protect them from frost.

Make plans to visit our store this spring!  Our tables are just filled with gorgeous blooming annuals, vegetables, herbs, daylilies, hosta, perennial favorites, trees, shrubs, vines, native plants and the list keeps growing and growing!

We have extended hours in May:  Monday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm and on Sundays from 11am-4pm.

Grab a bite to eat at our Country Kitchen while you're here.  Our daily lunch entrees are listed on our website at:


Friday, April 20, 2012

Great New Vegetables This Season!

There is so much to see and do at Ashcombe...especially in the spring. Visit our warm greenhouses filled with beautiful flowering annuals, herbs, vegetables, perennials, trees, shrubs, vines and so much more! While you're visiting be sure to check out our lunch specials in our Country Kitchen and grab a sweet treat to take home.

We have some exciting new additions in our vegetables this year:


Cucumber - Gold Standard 49 days NEW! 6-8” fruit with 500% more beta-carotene.

Tomato - Cherry Punch 48 days NEW! 1” cherry with 30% more vitamin C and 40% more lycopene.


Tomato Big Pink NEW! Medium sized smooth pink skin.

Tomato Brandy Boy 5” smooth pink fruits with great taste.

Tomato Orange Wellington NEW! Nearly seedless, dense orange fruit; indeterminate

Tomato Sweet Seedless No seeds! Medium size red fruit, solid and juicy.


Grafted Tomato - Mighty Mato Amish Paste 80-90 days NEW! Extreme vigor, more disease resistance, higher yield, indeterminate.

Grafted Tomato - Mighty Mato Beefsteak 85-95 days NEW! Extreme vigor, more disease resistance, higher yield, indeterminate