Welcome to Annie's Gardens and Greens!
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This year marks our 18th anniversary. There have been many changes over the years and this year will be no different. This year we will be discontinuing purchasing in annual flowers and hanging baskets. Because our Community Shared Agriculture (CSA) is doing well, we would like to go back to focusing on raising vegetables. Annie's grows heirloom vegetables. Heirlooms are the original seed, meaning that if you save the seed you will end up with the same plant that you started out with. Hybrids are plants that take two different plants and their qualities and make it into a "better" plant. However, you cannot save hybrid seed as it will go back to one of the original plants.
I have always been very conscience about Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and do not use any kind of GMO seeds. Several years ago, I made the decision to raise all of our seeds in organic soil and compost. We do not fertilize with chemicals but use only compost. This makes for a very healthy plant.
Our vegetable gardens will be expanding this year and we also hope to plant more kinds of fruit trees and bushes. In trying to provide fruit for our CSA, I have found that Iowa does not produce many fruits, as it is quite difficult with our cold winters. However, we have successfully planted red and gold raspberries and have begun to raise blueberries.
We look forward to seeing everyone this spring for open house May 10 and 11.
Have an awesome year and ENJOY!!