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Plant Shop & Nursery in Dallas, TX

Spring/Summer Hours Daily 9am-6pm. Winter Hours: Daily 9am-5pm.

Come and visit North Haven Gardens, your destination for all your gardening needs in Dallas. As you step inside, you'll find a comprehensive selection of quality gardening equipment and a diverse plant nursery with a stunning array of indoor plants, outdoor plants, and a variety of fresh vegetables. Our expert garden coaches are dedicated to helping you turn your gardening dreams into reality. Plus, we now have delivery services available in Dallas (within our service area, call for details). Now you can ensure that your gardening essentials are conveniently brought to your doorstep. You can even sign up for a grow card membership to earn points and save on your purchases.

Here at North Haven Gardens, we take pride in offering a curated selection that caters to all levels of expertise. Whether you're a seasoned gardener or a beginner, our friendly and professional staff is here to help. Visit our nursery in Dallas an experience the difference.

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Planting a Vegetable / Edible Garden

At North Haven Gardens, we are passionate about gardening and about stocking fresh herbs and vegetables for any gardener wanting to take control of what’s in the garden…and thus what’s on the dinner plate. We also pride ourselves on our knowledgeable staff, including our garden coaches, and library of learning resources to help all levels of gardeners grow an amazing edible garden with confidence.

Choose a Plot for Your Edible Garden

First, you’ll need to select a location for your vegetable garden. An edible garden will need at least six hours of full sun every day, so this is the most important consideration in choosing where to locate your garden. You’ll also want easy access to a garden hose or spigot, and if you plan to compost, it’s convenient to locate the garden near the compost bin. One of the questions we often get is, “Do you design and install gardens?” While we don’t currently offer full garden design services, we do have a fee-based Garden Coach program, with talented, experienced staff who can meet with you privately, either at home or at NHG, to walk you through vegetable (as well as landscape and ornamental) gardening.

Preparing the Soil to Plant Edibles

Second, you’ll need to prepare the soil. If you are gardening in raised beds or containers, the Mayer Materials ‘Raised Bed Mix’ is a nutrient—rich soil to use as a filler. If you’re planting in the ground, amend the soil with products like Espoma’s ‘Bio-Tone’ and Vital Earth’s ‘Garden Soil Builder’ to enrich the soil. Depending on what you’ll be growing, you may also need specialized soil amendments. NHG’s Garden Advisors are always available to help you get started.

Selecting Edible Plants and Seeds

At NHG, we are experts at knowing the weather and timing for growing from seed then transplanting seedlings into the garden, or sowing seeds directly into the garden beds) or already-rooted transplants that can jump-start your growing season. We can also help you select related products like fertilizers (both organic and synthetic), plant supports, and shade cloth for that hot summer sun to come.

As you install your edible garden, you’ll also want to plant pollinator plants in and around your edible plants and seedlings. Flowering plants not only beautify the garden, they also attract the bees and other pollinators that boost each plant’s productivity. Some of the best flowers for attracting pollinators are annual marigolds, cosmos, sunflowers, and zinnias. There are also flowering perennials that come back every year – many of them drought-tolerant Texas natives. Blooming perennials can be a long-term, cost-effective addition to any part of the garden.

When to Harvest Your Edible Garden

You must know when it’s time to harvest your produce in your edible garden. Different crops ripen at different times throughout the season. The weather in the Metroplex offers a unique opportunity to garden and harvest almost year-round, so the end of one harvest signals the opportunity to prepare for a new crop. At NHG, we have the information you need to know when it’s time to harvest and what to plant next to ensure a consistently fruitful edible garden.

Expert Advice for Creating Edible Gardens

Edible gardening doesn’t just reap delicious rewards. It’s a great way to nurture children’s interest in gardening and involve them in nature, and a great bonding activity for family and friends. If you want to know more about vegetable and edible gardening, sign up for NHG’s weekly e-blast, check our website for helpful videos and instructional handouts and project lists, and watch our and Facebook page. Better yet, come visit us at 7700 Northaven Road and let us help grow your love of gardening.

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