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Jersey Gourmet Farm Market -Garden Center

Jersey Gourmet Farm Market, located on Rt 33, Monroe Township New Jersey, has everything you need to spruce up your property and test out your inner gardener.

Jersey Gourmet can help you beautify your home beyond your walls.

We carry soils, fertilizers, mulches and the most amazing selection and quality plants. Your yard can be adorned with a myriad of colors and fragrances to express your personality and what makes you smile. Not sure what plants will do well in your yard? If you were not born with a green thumb, ask our experts for design help and planting advice. They will explain how to plant, when to plant, what to plant and which plants will thrive in your yard, something the big box stores and huge nurseries don’t offer.

We have pots to suit all size plants, all types of décor and every personality. They range from basic to hand crafted artisan pots to show the flair you want. Outdoor ornaments can also add beauty and some fun and whimsy to your property and come in a wide range of prices and sizes.

Jersey Gourmet is the place to go to make your yard the envy of all. Luscious planting beds with year-round color, herb and vegetable plants, hearty ground covers and everything you need to take care of it is all under one roof.

Make yourself at home and sip some of our gourmet coffee while you decide, bring home dinner for everyone, a floral arrangement for your table, amazing desserts and enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Planning a Vegetable Garden

  • Peter Nitzsche, Agricultural Agent, Morris County
  • Steve Reiners, Extension Specialist in Vegetable Crops

The most important factor in planning a vegetable garden is location. Choose a site with good drainage and no standing water, even after the heaviest rain. Keep the garden away from trees and shrubs, which may compete with vegetables for water, nutrients, and light. Leafy vegetables, such as lettuce and spinach, require the least direct sunlight, only 4 to 5 hours. Root vegetables require 5 to 6 hours, and fruiting vegetables, such as tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini, require at least 8 hours. Remember, NO vegetable can grow in total shade.

Once you’ve decided where the garden will go, it’s time to choose which vegetables to grow. First, make a list of those vegetables you like. Next, put a plan down on paper. This will help you make the best use of space and will save time when planting by showing you exactly where to place your seeds and transplants. The plan should include the following information: garden size, space between rows and within rows, crops and varieties, planting dates, seeded crops, and transplanted crops. You may want to make two plans. One for the spring planting and one for a second planting for summer and autumn harvest. Use the table included in this fact sheet to help you plan.

If possible, rotate your crops so similar vegetables are not planted in the same location consecutively. Remember to place your tallest growing crops on the north side of the garden so as not to shade lower growing plants. Also allow for good air movement through the garden. This ensures that moisture on plant leaves dries quickly and may lessen disease problems.

When choosing varieties, always look for ones with disease resistance. Although these varieties may cost more than some of the old standards, they more then make up for the cost with improved yields and less reliance on chemical controls.