Vegetables & Herbs

Interested in growing your own fruits, vegetables, and herbs? Holland Park Garden Gallery has a incredible selection of plant starts to help you get growing. With hundreds of different varieties available, we have something for everyone, including the pickiest of eaters. Whether this is your first season growing or your fiftieth, the taste of Holland Park will have you coming back for more. Below is our vegetable selection - click here for herbs. 

 

Note - Please be aware that even though it is on our website, our selection is constantly changing due to seasonal availability and sales. We also carry more items than listed. If you have any questions about availability, please don't hesitate to call our stores. 


 

Beans - Bush & Pole

Requirements: Full sun, water regularly.

 

Size: Varies by variety. 

 

Description: Bush beans are bean plants that remais small, compact, and bushy, whereas pole beans are vining plants that grow as high as allowed. 

 

 

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Beets

Requirements: Cooler weather crop. Plant in early spring or late summer for a winter crop. 

 

Size: Varies by variety. 

 

Description: Root vegetable.  Popular in pickling and salad. Greens are also edible. 

Bok/Pak Choy

Requirements: Full sun in spring and fall, part sun in summer. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety

 

Description: White stems and broad green leaves. Slow to bolt, easy to grow. Used primarily in Asian cooking. 

Broccoli

Requirements: Cooler weather crop. Plant in early spring or late summer for a winter crop. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Large, bushy leaves with a head in the middle and lots of little florets. Hated by children the world over. 

Brussel Sprouts

Requirements: Cooler weather crop. Plant in early spring or late summer for a winter crop. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety.

 

Description: An odd looking plant, brussel sprouts grow along a long stalk with small bush situated on top. 

Cabbage

Requirements:  Full sun.

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Cabbage can grow incredibly large.  Early heads are rounded. 

Carrots

Requirements: Full sun.

 

Size: Varies depending on variety.

 

Description: Carrots are a root or tuberous crop. They are ready when the shoulders of the carrot are pushing out of the ground. 

 

 

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Cauliflower

Requirements: Cooler weather crop. Plant in early spring or late summer for a winter crop. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety.

 

Description: Only the white head is eaten - a member of the Brassica family. Vitamin-packed superfood.

Chicory

Requirements: Full sun. Prefers average soil. 

 

Size: 30-46 cm H

 

Description: Slightly bitter, leaves are used fresh or like spinach. 

Corn

Requirements: Full sun and lots of fertilizer. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Each corn stalk developes 1-4 ears of corn. Delicious buttered. 

Cucumbers - Slicing & Pickling 

Requirements: Full sun

 

Size: Varies depending on variety

 

Description: There are a few small varities of bush cucumbers, but the majority of cucumbers are vining plants. Slicing cucumbers, such as English cucumbers, are smooth and used in salads or as snacks, while pickling cucumbers, such as Excelsior cucumbers, are used in pickling. 

 

 

 

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Kale      

Requirements: Full sun to part shade. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety.

 

Description: Considered a super-food, kale is a leafy green that comes in a variety of sizes, colours, and textures. Excellent raw or cooked. 

Lettuce - Head & Leaf

Requirements:

 

Size: Varies depending on variety.

 

Description: Leaf lettuce is lettuce that does not form a head and instead bunches in a bunch of leaves. Head lettuce, such as romaine or iceburg, forms a central head that is picked. 

 

 

 

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Mustard

Requirements: Full sun. Cooler weather crop. Plant in early spring or late summer for a winter crop. 

 

Size: Varies depedning on variety.

 

Description: Frilled green leaves have superb flavour. For best quality greens, plant in early spring and again in fall. 

Melons

Requirements: Full sun, prefers rich, moist soil. 

 

Size:

 

Description: Varieties include watermelon, cantelope, honeydew, etc. Vines will expand and can be trained up a trellis. 

 

 

 

 

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Onions

Requirements: Full sun. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Multiple varieties available in both sets and starts. 

Peppers - Sweet & Hot

Requirements: Full sun. Prefers rich, well-drained soil. Water often. 

 

Size: Varies depending on varieties. 

 

Description: Hot, sweet, and spicy peppers all available for both container and in-ground growing. Keep well-watered. Fertilize regularly. Some varieties include: Sweet, Cayenne, Jalepeno, Spicy Hot, California Wonder. 

Squash

Requirements: Full sun, prefers rich, moist soil. 

 

Size:

 

Description: Butternut, Acorn, Pumpkin, Spaghetti are all different varieties. Squash will spread into other beds as the vines ge quite long. 

Tomatoes - Heirloom & Hybrid

Requirements: Full sun, prefers rich, moist soil. Tomato cage or trellis may be needed. 

 

Size: Varies depending on size. 

 

Description: Heirloom tomatoes are tomatoes that have been unaltered or unbred for a determined amount of time - meaning that the tomato purchased in 1850 would be the same tomato today. Hybrid tomatoes are ones that have been cross-bred with other tomato varieties in order to get a tomato within certain desirable traits. 

Tomatoes - Determinate & Indeterminate

Requirements: Full sun, prefers rich, moist soil. Trellising or tomato cages will be needed. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Determinate tomatoes are bush tomatoes, or tomatoes that set their fruit all at once. Indeterminate tomatoes are vining tomatoes that continue to blossom and set fruit until the first frost. 

Zucchini - Yellow & Green

Requirements: Full sun, prefers rich moist soil. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Zucchini is an extremely prolific summer squash that will need to be picked every other day during the high season. 

 

 

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Swiss Chard

Requirements: Full sun. Water regularly. 

 

Size: Varies depending on variety. 

 

Description: Grown for both culinary and ornamental value. Dramatic foliage displays contrasting stems and veins in various colours. Excellent cooked. 

Spinach

Requirements: Full to part sun. Cooler weather crop. Plant in early spring or late summer for a winter crop. 

 

Size: Varies according to variety. 

 

Description: A leafy-green superfood, spinach enjoys cooler weather. 

 

 

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Celery

Requirements: Plant in full sun, cover stalks when young.

 

Size: Varies accoriding to variety.

 

Description. Tender, crisp stalks of high quality. Excellent snacks!

Turnip

Requirements: Plant in full sun.

 

Size: Varies according to variety.

 

Description: Use for greens. Tough, inedible root. 

 

 

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Collard Greens

Requirements: Plant in full sun. Thin as needed.

 

Size: Varies according to variety.

 

Description: Cabbagelike leaves with no head on upright plants. 

 

Eggplant 

Requirements: Full sun, water regularly.

 

Height: Varies according to variety

 

Description: A garden favourite in containers or in-ground. Dark purple fruit on a sturdy compact plants.