Territorial's research and plant production farm
Nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountain Range lies a small valley that is home to London Spring Farms. This secluded 75 acre farm is surrounded by tall firs and flanked by the crystal-clear Coast Fork River, which runs through the valley, provides irrigation water for the farm and serves as the headwaters of the Willamette River. At an elevation of approximately 900 feet, our last frost date typically falls on May 12th and the first frost around September 15th. We have a reasonable growing season, but our cool summer nighttime temperatures make long, hot season crops a challenge. You can understand why we are confident in saying that if it’s offered by us, it will perform well just about anywhere you want to grow a garden.
From the hottest habaneros to the mildest sweet bells, we have selected an outstanding array of pepper for the kitchen gardener and pepper fancier. Although peppers are tropical, heat loving plants, almost anyone can grow them!
Kale adds color and visual appeal to any garden. The succulent, mild flavor of kale is a wonderful addition to salads and stir-fries. One of the earliest cultivated brassicas, and closely related to collards. A short-season crop that performs best in cool weather, and can tolerate frost when established.
What would summer be without that first taste of a flavorful, jucy tomato? Whether it's for fresh use or canning, we have the best varieties for you. Every year we trial more than 200 varieties, from the newest hybrids to the rare and unusual heirlooms.
Carrots are a versatile and nutritious vegetable; delicous raw, and in a wide range of cooked preparations - from stews to cakes to juices. The first concern is flavor. Each year we grow dozens of carrot varieties searching for the best, and we believe our offerings are second to none!
A fresh salad is never further away than your garden. Lettuce is a hardy, easy to grow cool-season crop that is suited for many types of growing; direct sown outdoors, in containers, in a cold-frame or greenhouse. By utilizing different varieties and methods, lettuce can be enjoyed year 'round!
We have thousands of plants for you to enjoy. If you’re having trouble finding what you're looking for, please try a search.
The Garden Planner is the perfect way to create plans of your growing area and organize your vegetable garden. The online software makes it easy to create plans regardless of the size or shape of your growing area. It enables you to calculate how many plants will fit into a space, change the design and keep track of plants on your garden layout, making succession planting and crop rotation much simpler. Whether you use raised beds, traditional row-based planting, or the square foot gardening method, the Garden Planner has features to making planning and keeping track of your garden simple.GET STARTED