Last year while traveling the “Baccalieu Trail” we happened upon “Growdat Farms” a hidden gem in our region. We picked up some jam and strawberries, Kaegan and Maggie played with the dog and then we were on our way. The farm left an impression with me as it offered an eclectic array of vegetables and annuals. I have kept them on the radar on Facebook, awaiting their opening in 2012. I had the opportunity this weekend to take my son and Father with me for a drive, destination? GROWDAT FARMS! Three generations headed it across the “Hearts Content Barrens” in search of this year’s farm offerings. I knew it would be too early for many of the vegetables, but I was curious as to what was available.
It was a chilly Saturday, but better than snow, I knew there was greenhouses and also knew that May was good to the growers in our area so there would be plenty to see. I was not disappointed; the greenhouse was stocked with annuals and vegetables plants for potting at home. If you ever wanted to try to grow chillies, peppers, or bok choy, this is the place to come and explore. I was particularly impressed with the yellow cherry tomato plants and the green and red peppers plants.
I was so impressed we bought those mentioned above!! My son Kaegan was very impressed with our collection of starter plants.
I am a pepper junkie, I love fresh peppers and chillies, now we have our own including jalapenos!!
There was also a vast array of annuals available for planting for those with a green thumb.
Visiting a farm is always exciting to me, especially if I can find starter plants for my deck garden. But the opportunity to spend the day with my son and father made the day very special as we do not get to travel and spend time together often.
Thank you to GROWDAT FARMS, it was a nice trip and a cool day.
If you have a place that my family and I can visit in Eastern Newfoundland, please message me and we will do our best to visit and blog about you. We as Newfoundlander and Labradorians have an amazing story to tell and I want to help tell it!!