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Acres on a bench

Its the Spring Equinox here and everywhere across our planet. The light is finally balanced with dark and our preparations for planting are well under way.

We start all of our herbaceous and some of our perennials inside under lights, to get them well ahead of the growing game. We began back in late February germinating seeds on heat mats and now have graduated with HPS, fluorescent,  and metal halide lights. it is a game of long patience and contained excitement this time of year, while we wait for enough warmth and sun to start using our greenhouse. its hard to believe what we have on this lighted bench is enough for acres of plantings

This year we have several new characters in the mix with the old stalwart herbs of years past. Black Cohosh, Dong quai, Bai Zhu, are a few of the new ones. This year we are growing over 50 species of plants by seed and will be propagating many more by root division and cutting. Its is an exciting time of year and we are ready after a very warm winter and lack luster snow fall to get planting outside, but we have a few more weeks regardless. So in that time we will keep pricking our plants into larger cells as they grow new leaf sets and show their true forms.

Look for more on our new nursery offerings and a plant list later this week.

Happy 2016 Equinox!!

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Elderberry has roots!

Well after an intense spring of heat and then cold and then heat again, we have finally made it to June.

This year we took thousands of cuttings of Elderberry(Sambucus canadensis) and after the past few months we now have rooted plants.  We also have thousands of root division plants for sale too.

Elderberry Cutting
Marielle Fisher holding a well rooted Elderberry Cutting in our propagation tent.

This Elderberry is of Vermont Heritage and the two cultivars are named Coomer and Barry Hill. Coomer has an upright habit, while Barry Hill has a spreading one. They were developed by Lewis Hill in Greensboro, VT and have been the backbone of our elderberry harvests for eight years now. These plants raise great big berries that all like to flower and berry at about the same time. This makes harvesting easy, and bountiful and easy to beat the birds for getting them.

Elderberry is very hardy, easy to care for and provides between 8-12k pounds of berries per acre which is an amazing yield making it a choice crop for wines, syrups, jams, and dried berries. It takes about 600-700 plants to fill an acre. We at Eleven Acre Farm, currently sell our berries to distilleries, herbalists, and homesteaders, as well as Wild Branch Foods. which makes a delicious healthy medicinal syrup with it.

We are currently selling Elderberry plants at the farm in Charlotte, VT.  Sale to be announced soon!

Spring is finally here at Eleven Acre Farm!!

Spring is finally here after a very, very long winter. the snow is still on the ground and it looks to be a late season. The nursery is waking up and the gardens are popping out of the snow. Soon we will be planting out the greenhouse and getting the elderberry potted up for sale.

It is going to be a great year!!

Eleven Acre Nursery
Eleven Acre Nursery is waking up finally after a long winter.
Gardens under snow
our gardens are still undersnow and the water courses are evident after a very long winter. The plants inside the house are waiting anxiously.

 

2015 Nursery Availability

Our nursery is open by appointment only.

please call 802-777-3537 – availability is subject to change based on seed germination, weather, and inventory in stock

Order early to guarantee timing and availability

Ground Covers

Botanical name Common name Size /type Date Price
Alchemilla mollis Lady’s Mantle 4” 5/4 $5
6” 5/4 $9
Allium schoenoprasum Chives 4” 5/4 $4.75
Allium tricocchum Wild Leek BR Bulb lg 4/19 $0.75
BR Bulb sm 4/19 $0.50
Apios americana Groundnut 6” 5/17 $8
Chenopodium bonus-henricum Good King Henry 4” 5/4 $4.50
Gaultheria procumbens Wintergreen BR- sm plant 4/12 $2
BR – lg 4/12 $4
4” 5/17 $8
Polygonatum biflorum Solomon’s seal 4” 5/10; $7
6” 5/24 $10
Vaccinium angustifolia Low bush blueberry 12”+
Vaccinium macrocarpon Cranberry “Stevens” 4” 5/10 $7
6” 5/24 $12

 

Open Weekdays by Appointment only

 

Herbs and Perennial Vegetables

Botanical name Common name Size /type Date Price
Achillea millefolium Yarrow 4” 05/21 $5
6” 5/21 $9
Asarum canadense Wild Ginger 4” 5/15 $9
Calendula officinalis Ereferter Orange 4” 5/5 $4
6” 5/17 $7
Cymbopogon flexuosus Indian Lemongrass 4” 5/14 $7
Echinacea purpurea Purple Cone Flower 4” 5/5 $4.00
6” 5/21 $9
Eryngium maritimum Sea Holly 4” 5/14 $7
Filipendula ulmaria Meadowsweet 4” 5/17 $5.00
6” 5/24 $10
Geranium robertianium Herb Robert 4” 5/24 $4.00
Glycirhiza glabra Licorice 4” 5/21 $6
Helianthos tuberosum Sunchoke-Red BR – # 4/27 $7.00
6” 4/27 $7
Hierochloe odorata Sweetgrass 4” 5/17 $6
Lavandula angustifolia Munstead Lavender 4” 5/17 $5
6” 5/24 $8
Matricaria recutita “Bodegold” Chamomille 4” 5/19 $4.00
Melissa officinalis Lemon Balm 4” 5/5; $4.00;
6” 5/24 $9
Monarda didyma Bee Balm 4” 5/21 $5
6” 5/24 $9
Nepeta cataria Catnip 4” 05/05 $5
Nigella sativa Black Cumin 4” 5/21 $6
Ocimum basilicum Sweet Basil 4” 5/21 $4.50
Ocimum Tenuiflorum Sacred Basil- Tulsi 4” 05/05 $4.00
Origanum vulgare Oregano 4” 05/17 $4.50
6” 05/24 $9
Rhodiola rosea Roseroot 4” 6/1 $8
Salvia apiana White Sage 4” 5/24 $6
6” 6/1 $9
Sanguineria canadensis Bloodroot 4” 6/1 $10
Salvia officinalis Common Sage 4” 5/17 $5
Scorzonera hispanica Scorzonera 6” 5/21 $7
Scutellaria baicalensis Skullcap 4” 6/1 $5.00
Valeriana officinalis “Anthos” Valerian 4” 5/5 $5.00
Withania somnifera Ashwagandha 4” 05/05 $6.00

 

Shrubs and Bushes

Botanical name Common name Size /type Date Price
Amelanchier alnifolia Juneberry “Regent” Bareroot 18”+ 05/01 $12
4” 5/1 $12
1 gal 4/25 $25
2 gal 4/25 $30
Aronia melanocarpa McKenzie Aronia berry;

Black chokeberry

1 gallon 05/05 $18.00
Caragana arborescens Siberian Pea shrub ½ gal; plug; 4”tray 5/5;5/19 $8 ;$5
Hippophae rhamnoides Seaberry unsexed 1 gallon 05/05; $20.00
Morus alba tartarica Russian Mulberry 2 gallon 4/05; $25.00
Ribes spp. Black Currant(Local) 1 gallon N/A $12
BR- 12-18” 4/10 $5
BR- 18”-30” 4/10 $9
Ribes spp. Gooseberry(Local) BR – 12-18” 4/10 $5
BR – 18-30” 4/10 $9
Rosa Rugosa Beach Rose  1 gallon 4/15 $12
BR- 12” + 4/15 $5
Sambucus canadensis Coomer/Barry Hill/Winoosk Elderberry 6” ctr  4/24 $13
Cutting 3/20 $2.00
6” rooted cutting 7/24 $12
Syringa josikea Hungarian Lilac 3+ gallon 5/5 $35
Syringa vulgaris Common Lilac 1 gal 4/24 $8

 Trees

Botanical name Common name Size Availability Price
Acer saccharum Sugar Maple BR -12-18” 4/10 $3
BR – 24”+ 4/10 $7
Carya ovata Shagbark Hickory BR – Seedling -12-24” 4/10 $5
BR -24-48” 4/10 $9
B&B 48”+ 4/10 $35
Quercus macrocarpa Burr Oak 3yr+ 18-24” 4/10 $20
5 gal 3’+ 4/10 $35
Thuja occidentalis Northern White Cedar BR seedling 4/10 $6
B&B 24”+ 4/10 $30
B&B 36+ 4/10 $35