Catalpa Ridge Farm

a community supported farm

Choosing a great transplant:

The plant on the left (grown by another grower) is leggy. The plant is taller but there is alot of distance between the branches. This plant was grown in a heated greenhouse, not hardened off and will not do well when planted outside in the spring. 

The plant on the right has been hardened off. It is shorter, but notice the branches are closer together and since it is used to being cold, it will perform better when planted in early spring conditions. This is important due to the last frost dates in the northeast (check out the online map)

  • Zone 13: May 11-May 20 (Bergen County area)
  • Zone 14: May 21-May 31 (Sussex County area)