You can buy fresh, local Niagara peaches in the summer months of July, August & September. Peaches are a nutritious snack that can be eaten fresh from the farm, cooked into a dessert, made into a preserve, or canned to enjoy later in the year. Read More
A variety of apples are available in the Fall at Seaway Farms. More information Ontario apples
Roma and other varieties of field tomatoes are available late in the summer to early Fall. A ripe field tomato should be firm, though not rock-hard, and have a slightly supple quality to its surface; it should feel heavy for its size. Avoid any sign of mould or bruising. The occasional small surface cracks at the bottom of a tomato won’t affect its quality. Store at room temperature, away from direct sunlight, to prevent uneven ripening. Available July-October.
For Halloween pumpkins, look for a sturdy stem, well-rounded shape and one that will stand properly, but is not too heavy (thin walls are easier to carry). For cooking, small pie pumpkins are best. Look for a firm, smooth orange skin with a heavy feel for its size. Avoid cracks and bruises, which can bring on premature deterioration. Small to medium sizes are best for kitchen use because of their finer texture and flavour. Available in the Autumn. Also available: squash & gourds.
Our customers love our Sweet, Hot, Red, Green & Yellow peppers. One raw medium sweet pepper contains 19 calories and provides an excellent source of Vitamin C and a source of folacin. Available ready to eat July-Oct. Want to grow your own? Pepper plants available in the Spring.
Geranium Hanging Baskets
Space 12″ apart. Grows 14″-18″. Water regularly and clean by pinching yellow leaves and expired flowers. Feed bi-weekly for best results.
Grows 3″ high and space 12″ apart. Water regularly. Fertilize bi-weekly. Small white flowers bloom all summer. Also referred to as bridal veil.
Prefers direct sun from southern exposure. Keep soil evenly moist-not soggy. Fertilize bi-weekly with mild fertilizer. Day temp 75F, night no less than 60F
Graceful bell-shaped flowers continuously. Excellent for sun-rooms. Feed only when needed with nitrogen fertilizer. Keep soil evenly moist. Prefers well drained soil.
Place in sunny location. Keep soil evenly moist-never let soil dry out. Fertilize with mild liquid fertilizer bi-weekly. Temp 60-70F. Prefers bright light.
Space 12″ apart. Grows 14″-18″. Water regularly and clean by pinching yellow leaves and expired flowers. Feed bi-weekly for best results.
Grows 18″ high. Space 12″ apart. Keep soil evenly moist but not saturated. Best in indirect light.
Grows 30″+. Space 18″ apart. Clusters of bright flowers atop vining foliage. Not particular for soil. Fertilize during active growth. Prefers warm climates.
Fragrant blooms. Grows 12″ to 18″ in height. Space 12″ to 14″ apart. Keep soil evenly moist but not saturated. Fertilize monthly.
Rosemary, is a woody, perennial herb with fragrant, evergreen, needle-like leaves and white, pink, purple, or blue flowers. Rosemary can be used either dried or fresh, as a tasty addition to poultry & fish recipes, bread, and soups. It prefers Sun, Good Drainage and Good Air Circulation. Provide a sandy, well draining soil and 6-8 hours of full sunlight. Available in 4″ , 6″ , 9″ pots and 14″ decorative pots.
Pansies are a hardy flower that comes in a variety of colours. They are considered perennials in warmer climates but can grow as annuals or biennials in Canada. Prefer full to partial sun & grow between 2.5 – 11 cm. Peak bloom is early Spring to early Summer. Read More
Hydrangeas grow best in moist, well-drained soil. Most hydrangeas benefit from some shade. Avoid planting in open areas where strong winds could break stems. Ensure your plant has good drainage, as if the soil is too wet, the roots may rot resulting in the death of the plant. Come in a variety of colours.
Hardy Ivy Hedera Helix
Woody, evergreen vine commonly used as groundcover or climber. Care: Space 15″ (38cm) apart in moist, fertile soil. Cut back each Spring to desired height. Bright Light. Perennial.
English Ivy Hedera Helix
A striking display of dark green leaves with white veins. The vigorous vines quickly create a dense mass of foliage. FEED: Light liquid fertilizer (withholding during rest period of fall & winter). WATER: Keep soil evenly moist. Mist daily if possible SOIL: All purpose mix. LIGHT: Brigh Temperature Range 10-20 deg C.
Growing to a maximum of 12″. Space 12″ apart. Can be used as a ground cover or trailing accent in combination planters. Trim at anytime to control growth. Water & fertilize regularly. LIGHT: Full to Partial shade.
Variegated Swedish Ivy
Cascading stems of soft, velvety, variegated leaves. Decorative on a small table or in hanging basket. FEED: Every 2 weeks with mild liquid fertilizer. WATER: Allow soil to dry slightly between waterings. Mist daily. SOIL: All-purpose mix. LIGHT: Bright Light. 13-21 deg C.
Spotted Dead Nettle - White Nancy
A delightful combination of silvery-green foliage and small white flower spikes. Excellent for quick ground cover or trailing over walls. Grows 6-8″. FLOWERS: Late Spring CARE: Select a moist fertile Location. LIGHT: Shade to Partial Shade.
Euphorbia Diwali Shower
Mounds of delicate white blooms add continual colour and texture. Perfect for beds, borders & containers. Grows 8-15″ high. Space 10-12″ apart. SOIL: Best in light, well-drained soil LIGHT: Full Sun
Green leafy plant that can be grown outside in the summer months in Canada, but then brought indoors when the weather turns cold. The Dracaena is an ideal house plant. Keep at average room temperature. Allow soil to dry between waterings & fertilize monthly.
Torenia - "Lovely Yellow"
Beautiful yellow flower with a dark middle is ideal for flower beds & containers. It grows 8-15″ high and should be planted 8″ apart. LIGHT: Partial Sunlight.
This annual is ideal in hanging baskets & outdoor containers, as well as a nice house plant. Allow soil to dry between waterings and fertilize monthly. LIGHT: Full Light.
Clusters of small, bright yellow flowers atop vining, deep green foliage and grows up to 30″ (76cm) high. Plant 18″ (45cm) apart. Used in beds, flower beds and rock gardens. Not particular to kind of soil. Fertilize lightly during active growth. Grown in Canada as an annual. LIGHT: Sun to partial shade.
Plantain Lily Hosta 'Frances Williams'
This plant is a green leafy perennial that is often planted in flower gardens that have partial to full shade. Its small white flower blooms June to July, and it grows 28″ (70cm) high to 64″ (70cm) wide.
Plantain Lily Hosta Albomarginata
Wide green leaves outlined in white. This shade loving plant will grow 18″ (45cm) high and spread out 44″ (110cm) wide. It blooms June – July and used in mixed borders.
Plantain Lily Hosta Krossa Regal
Wide leafy and textured leaves offer a later summer bloom (August – September). Prefers full-partial shard and grows 34″ (85cm) high and 72″ (180cm) wide. A favourite mixed border plant here in Southern Ontario.
Plantain Lily Hosta 'Sum and Substance'
This green leafy perennial plant blooms between June and August and ideal for partial to full shade areas in a mixed flower garden. It grows 32″ (80cm) high and 70″ (175cm) wide.
Seed Packets - Flowers & Vegetables
A variety of flower & vegetable seed packets available at our garden centre location.
Plants tend to grow from about 50 cm (20 in) to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) tall. They have long oval leaves and the vein enters the horizontal direction. From April to June, the plant’s flowering season, it produces pure white flowers on top of the stem. The stem has a cylindrical shape, with a diameter of about 5 cm (2.0 in).
Tulips are spring-blooming perennials that grow from bulbs. Depending on the species, tulip plants can be between 4 inches (10 cm) and 28 inches (71 cm) high. The tulip’s large flowers usually bloom on scapes with leaves in a rosette at ground level and a single flowering stalk arising from amongst the leaves.Tulip stems have few leaves.
Modern cultivated chrysanthemums are showier than their wild relatives. The flower heads occur in various forms, and can be daisy-like or decorative, like pompons or buttons. Full early sun, at least 5-6 hours daily. Well-drained soil suggested. Available in the Spring & Fall. Learn more about Fall mums >
Hyacinths are perennials that grow from bulbs in early- to mid-spring, reaching a height of about 8 inches. They are fragrant, bell-shaped flowers that come in many colors, including several shades of purple. Hyacinths do well in well-drained, loamy soil in a spot that receives at least several hours of sun each day. Plant the bulbs in fall, in a hole at least three times deeper than it is wide. Give hyacinths a good start and stimulate flower production by adding some diluted fish emulsion or a granular, high-phosphorous fertilizer to the hole when you plant the bulbs.
Lily of the Valley
Lily of the Valley is a perennial plant is often used as ground cover in shaded areas. The bell-shaped white flowers come out in the Spring and offer a wonderful scent to the garden. The stems grow to 15–30 cm tall, with one or two leaves 10–25 cm long. They like well-drained soil which is why they grow very well in the northern Niagara region.
Narcissus is another name for the Daffodil, a spring perennial plant which is part of the Amaryllis (family. It has six petal-like tepals surmounted by a cup- or trumpet-shaped corona. The flowers are generally white or yellow (orange or pink in garden varieties), with either uniform or contrasting coloured tepals and corona. Plant the bulbs in the Fall, and this will be one of the early Spring flowers to come up every year in Southern Ontario gardens.
The deep red colour of ripe Ontario cherries is as sweet to the tastebuds as they are to the eye. This time of year the Niagara orchards are bursting with vibrant red as the farmers harvest their crops so our local customers can enjoy. Available June, July Read More + Recipes
Ontario varieties include green, the Viking selections and Centennial, as well as some new hybrids. Look for straight, crisp spears with green or purple tips with tight heads. Asparagus is a source of Vitamin C and Vitamin A, and an excellent source of folacin. Available May & June
Apricots are grown right here at Seaway Farms! Bright orange with a rosy or peachy blush usually means ripe fruit with sweetness and flavour. An excellent source of beta-carotene, Vitamin C and potassium. Available July, August
Garlic is a staple of many world cuisines, and are known to have many health benefits. Grown right her at the farm, Garlic is available July – December at our Garden Centre. Garlic Scapes, an Asian delicacy is available in the summer months. Read More > Cooking with Garlic Scapes
Look for a plump, heavy unwrinkled vegetable that feels quite firm to the touch. It’s harvested ripe and best eaten soon after purchase. Traditional Mediterranean dishes include eggplant parmigiana, ratatouille, moussaka, eggplant stuffed with rice, or hot and sour Spanish eggplant. Available Aug-Oct.
Phlox are a perennial, low-growing plant with a star-shaped bloom. A beautiful, low-maintenance flower that blooms in the Spring and Summer. Their fragrant bouquet attracts butterflies and birds. Phlox like to grow in full to part sun, and loamy soil.
Look for berries that are completely red with no white or green spots and have a sweet smell. Avoid crushed berries and be wary of berries packed in juice-stained containers. The size of the berries is not important. All strawberries large and small are equally sweet and juicy.
Kale, also known as leaf cabbage and grown right here at Seaway Farms! They have green or purple leaves, in which the central leaves do not form a head. Kale freezes well and tastes sweeter and more flavourful after being exposed to a frost. Tender kale greens can provide an intense addition to salads, particularly when combined with other such strongly flavoured ingredients as dry-roasted peanuts, soy sauce-roasted almonds, red capsicum flakes, or a sesame-based dressing. Late Summer-Autumn.
Bachelor Button - Centaurea cyanus
Bachelor’s button an easy-growing perennial with papery flowers atop tall stems. The blooms can be used for cutting and drying. Full to part sun. Grows 1-3 feet high by 1-2 feet wide. Colours are blue, pink, or white. Blooms in Spring and Summer. Low maintenance, good for containers, and Native to Niagara.
Beard Tongue - Penstemon
Named because of the fuzz that grows in the opening of the long tubular flower. Flowers come in a variety of colours, and often speckled with contrasting colours. Blooms sit on top of long lanky stems. Prefers full sun and like to sprawl (except for the dwarf variety). Grows well in dry, infertile soils.
Black Eyed Susan - Rudbeckia
Native to Niagara, the black eyed susan is a beautiful. low maintenance flower that can be grown in a variety of soils and conditions. The beautiful golden petal and contrasting dark brown centre sits atop a long green stem and the birds love it! Prefers sun, part sun, is a perennial, and grows 1-20 feet high by up to 3 feet wide.
Cardinal Flower - Lobelia Cardinalis
The Cardinal flower bloom has intense tall spikes that are a brilliant red, named after the red colour of the Roman Catholic cardinal’s robe. Blooms in the summertime and sometimes in the fall; and a good flower for naturalizing Niagara wooded areas and hummingbird gardens.
Cone Flower - Echinacea purpurea
The pure white petal of the “PowWow” is one of the colour varieties of the cone flower. Common colour is the one with pink, purple petals surrounding a cone shaped centre. An sturdy and easy-care perennial that prefers sunny locations. Great for cutting and butterfly gardens. Blooms mid-late summer and early fall. Normal/sand/clay soil. 16-23 inches high and 12-16 inches wide.
Evening Primrose Hypericum Hidcote
Brilliant yellow, pin, or white cups or goblets that are open during the day and quite fragrant. Easy to grow and often found as wild flowers these plants will spread enthusiastically. Blooms in Spring, Summer and Fall. Prefers sun. Grows to be 6″-3 feet high and 8-24 inches wide. Attracts birds. Native to Niagara Region.