*many of the products and plants highlighted in the following posts are not always in stock. Some are seasonal or only available in limited quantity. If you plan to come to the store for one of the specific plants or products discussed below, it is always a good idea to call the store at (905)878-0722 to confirm availability. Sometimes we sell out very quickly and we don’t want to see you disappointed.
The following video gives a great demonstration of how to apply beneficial nematodes to your lawn. Enjoy! If you prefer to read about Nematodes, please click here for the corresponding .pdf.
We sell the Omega Tree Stand, as seen on Dragon’s Den. The Omega Tree Stand has an extremely stable base and features a plastic clamping system instead of screws. It’s receiving rave reviews and we’ve got it here at Jade Gardens and Greenhouses.
Large 5″ up $69.99
We also currently have sambas jasmine in stock.
All 30% off until August 16, 2015.
White Candles – a beautiful and unique tropical with 8 inch white blooms.
*Citrus (Lemons and Calamondins) arriving June 16th, 2015.
Fuzzy Squash is so named because the fruit is fuzzy when it is young, but has a thick white sweet flesh that is tasty. The fully grown crop is not sweet but it does lose the heairs in favour of a waxy coating that enables it to have a long shelf life. The Aisan name for fuzzy squash is Dit Gwa, but many know it as a type of winter melon and it is widely grown throughout Aisa.
Shanghai Bok Choy or Green Bok Choy is essentially a “baby” bok choy with pale green leaves and spoon-shaped stems, a miniaturized version of Bok Choy. It is valued for its tenderness but some might say that it isn’t as sweet as some of the other varieties of Bok Choy.
Jwala Finger Hots or Indian Hot Peppers are a very good hot pepper that dries nicely. It is an extra-hot variety that is very popular in Indian cooking. The plants are prolific and easily grown in the ground or pots. The peppers are about as long as your finger and a beautiful red colour when they are mature.
Winter Melon is known by many names including Dong Gwa and Dong Gua and is used extensively in Chinese cooking. Winter Melon are the largest of the cold season melon and in stores they are often sold by the slice due to their large size. If you grow your own and harvest them, whole winter melon have a long shelf life – they can be kept for months in a cool place.To grow Winter Melon, you need a lot of sun and while they are a food staple in China, they are quickly gaining popularity here in the greater Toronto area also. At Jade Gardens and Greenhouses, we grow the long and round varieties of Winter Melon.
The Oriental Long Eggplant or Aisan Eggplant are native to tropical Asia but are quickly gaining in popularity in North America. Oriental eggplant are said to have thinner skins and not so many seeds, which makes their flavour more delicate and less bitter. So, overall, Oriental Eggplants have a sweet and delicious taste and can be prepared in a multitude of ways, including stuffing, baking and sauteeing, making them a super choice for your home vegetable garden.
For those who don’t know it already, the Scoville scale is a measurement of the spicy heat of a chili pepper. The Scotch Bonnet pepper has an intense heat rating of 100,000 to 350,000 Scoville units. Compare this to most regular jalapeño peppers that have a heat rating of 2,500 to 8,000 Scoville units – this is one spicy pepper.The Scotch bonnet has a sweeter flavor than havaneros and is often used in Caribbean recipes. Colours range from orange to bright red and and a very flavourful choice.
Asian Flat Cabbage is round and relatively flat. It has a stronger flavour and is slightly tougher in texture. Chinese flat cabbage suits quick moist cooking methods or the young centre leaves can be used raw in a salad.
We carry a great assortment of vegetables, including the staple of summer: peppers. Green, red, yellow, orange, sweet – we’ve got them all. But, if you’re looking for a little spice, or something a little different to try, we’ve also got a fantastic array of hot and unusual varieties of peppers. Try: Hot Paper Lantern, Peter Pepper Male, Carolina Reaper, Ghost Pepper, Trinidad Scorpion or Trinidad Butch T.
NEW FLOWERS & VEGETABLE PLANTS
- Sesame Plant
- Edamame – edible soybean
- Callallou Red & Green Leaf
- Karela – Indian Bitter Melon
- Mammoth Russian Sunflower
- Sunspot Sunflower
Varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes available at Jade Gardens include:
- Cherokee Purple
- Old German
- Heirloom Rainbow Blend
- Black Krim
- Oxheart Red
We serve a special clientele in the local areas of Milton, Georgetown, Oakville, Mississauga and Burlington, who want to grow some of the more unique and difficult to find asian type vegetables. We grow these more specialty type plants from seed for our customers to grow in their own gardens. The following are just a sample of some of the ethnic type vegetable plants that we grow and sell as box plants.
There are still a number of shopping days until Christmas, but just in case you’re struggling with that hard to buy for person, we’d like make a few suggestions of some of the more interesting and unusual ideas for this holiday season. How about: