It’s a chilly day here at The Green Marketplace and we’re digging out old sheets and string lights to keep the sensitive plants from freezing. We’ve had several customers over the last month ask us why we don’t have tomato plants for sale yet. Well, this cold is why! We traditionally get our last chance of frost in the middle of February, so we wait to put out tomato plants for sale until the end. We want your gardens to be as successful as possible and while it may be warm in January, it doesn’t mean the warm will last!
So if you’ve already planted, you’ll be getting out your sheets too. If you’ve waited until this cold passes, then we’ll hope to see you out here at our green market in Cocoa in a couple of weeks!
Join us for some festive cheer, meet our new talented crafters and growers, and shop for some truly local and green gifts this holiday season!
A Board Game That Teaches Families About Healing Herbs!
A friend of mine just told me about a game their family enjoys that actually teaches players how and when to use different herbs for situations that they land on during the game. The game aims to connect kids to nature while teaching them skills they could actually use in real life.
The game is even made with the earth in mind! “Made in the U.S.A. Game box and board are made with 100% recycled chipboard Printed with vegetable oil based inks Water based coating on paper, no varnish Forest Stewardship Council certified paper All material is 100% recyclable” (Learning Herbs.com 2014)
I’m excited to try this game myself!
We are collecting clothes and toys for ages 0-18!
Join Us For This Educational Festival!
Seed starting class this weekend! It’s time to start tomato and pepper seeds (and a few others). Here’s your chance – all supplies provided!
It is time to start certain warm season fall vegetable plants, like tomatoes, peppers, NZ spinach, okra, and eggplant. Participants will be given a seed starting tray, instructions, soil, and access to at least 20 varieties of heirloom seeds to plant and take home. Get an easy and timely start to your fall vegetable garden!
Please note that we will be closing Friday July 4th and Saturday July 5th for the holiday weekend!
Here’s more information in our newsletter update.
Counties and cities along the Indian River Lagoon have
Don’t feed your lawn during the rainy season and consider replacing it with natives.
enacted ordinances banning the use of fertilizers during the raining season to prevent fertilizer from running off and polluting the lagoon, which has been declining in quality due to pollution from fertilizers, wastewater, and other chemicals and toxins. This has led to the death of thousands of acres of seagrass, and countless fish, birds, dolphins, and manatees.
Help protect our waterways and comply with this ban, and better yet, replace some or all of your turf and ornamental landscaping with native plants that don’t need chemical fertilizer!
Find your municipalities ordinance here: http://brevard.ifas.ufl.edu/ordinances.shtml