Parks Ultimate Vegetable Garden Collection

Park's Ultimate Vegetable Garden Collection

Everything You Need to Start Your Veggie Garden!


Seeds
Item # 39963
Available to ship.
$53.20

Whether you're just beginning your first veggie garden or helping someone else to discover the joy of growing one's vegetables in the backyard, Park's Ultimate Vegetable Garden Collection is the easiest and most economical way we know to get off to a great start! In this kit you'll find everything you need to start seedlings of 6 of the most popular home vegetables, plus get a seed-starting system that will last you a lifetime. From there it's just a matter of soil, water, and sunlight until you have delicious crops, ready to eat!

The key to successful seed-starting, particularly for beginners (but used by all the old hands here at Park, too!), is Park's amazing Bio Dome. There are dozens of seed-starters out there, but the Bio Dome is the tried-and-true favorite for big, perfect, healthy seedlings every time. And you can re-use it endlessly by purchasing refill bio sponges for every new crop. This is our all-time bestselling product, and we believe it's the easiest, most successful system on the market, hands down.

Using the Bio Dome is a snap -- in fact, it's so easy that it's perfect for children and those with accessibility or mobility issues. Just place one seed in the pre-drilled hole in each bio-sponge, pour a little water into the bottom of the tray, and cover with the clear plastic dome. Now all you have to do is wait 'til the seedlings emerge! We have even tossed in a packet of seedling fertilizer to help those new sprouts reach transplant size a little faster!

Now, you'll want to time your spring crops. Lettuce is the first, maturing quickly and content in the cooler weather of mid-spring. And lettuce seeds don't even need to go into the Bio Dome -- you can plant them directly in the garden or in your favorite containers, if you prefer. In this kit you get a packet of Summer Glory Blend, our most popular mix, which contains 7 types of lettuces, including butterheads, crispheads, looseleafs, and Romaines. Pick the leaves as you need them, one by one, or harvest the heads whole. You'll love this mix, and it will keep bearing for many weeks!

Now, this collection also gives you one packet each of beans and squash. The bean is a bush variety, the sensational Prevail. This is such a heavy bearing variety that in our trial gardens, we had to pick it 6 times in a single season! Its seeds are too big and grow too fast to go in the Bio Dome. Wait until the soil has warmed up in spring and there is no more chance of frost, and plant the seeds directly into the garden. Do the same with Squash Contender, a fast-growing zucchini you're going to love. Both of these veggies grow like crazy with nothing but water and sunshine!

So that leaves the tomato, pepper, and cucumber seeds. You'll want to start all of these in the Bio Dome in late winter, so the young plants will be ready to transplant into the garden after all danger of frost. In this collection you have 1 packet each of Tomato Park's Whopper, our classic beefsteak with unbeatable disease resistance and a long season of productivity; Bell Pepper Karma, our customers' all-time favorite for big, sweet, crunchy bells; and Cucumber Sir Crunch a Lot, a vigorous vining type that sets big cukes like crazy just a few weeks after sowing the seed.

Here 's how to sow seed in the Bio Dome: there are 60 planting cells, so plenty of room for all 3 crops! Start the pepper and tomato seeds at the same time -- about 5 to 7 weeks before the last scheduled spring frost in your area. A few weeks later, begin the cukes. After you see the first seedlings appear, feed them by watering the base of the tray. They'll really take off!

When the seedlings have at least 2 sets of true leaves (the first 2 "leaves" are actually cotyledons and will wither and fall off; don't be alarmed!), they're ready to be transplanted into your garden. But don't go by the calendar -- use the weather forecast and your own good judgment! You'll want to wait until all trace of frost is past. Then you can plant the veggies in their new home and begin the exciting process of watching them grow, flower, and finally set fruit!

Vegetable gardening is easy, fun, and so rewarding. Share the gift of homegrown goodness with someone special! Give Park's Ultimate Vegetable Garden Collection, and make gardening a joint project!