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WELCOME TO MANDY’S GREENHOUSE
Everywhere one looks, people are trying real hard to make serious adjustments in their health and life. This Greenhouse has made every effort to keep in tune with these changes, by giving you the consumer & gardener interesting varieties to spice up your life and palette. Read on, make yourself at home. (Oh! Don’t forget your “Tim’s”!) There is much to see, learn and enjoy!
Our Photo Album has arrived home. It highlights just some of the great vegetables available at our Greenhouse. More photos are available on “Flickr“. If you want to check out more, simply type in “Mandy’s Greenhouse” in their home page search box and it will take you directly to all our photos without having to ‘log in”.
For gardening folks new to this site, our Greenhouse resides (out in the country…) 1 1/2 miles North/East from the town of Tyndall, Manitoba Canada. Over 28 years ago, due to excessive perennial flower plants (and the need for change…) numerous plant/garage sales began. 25 years ago, about 50 tomato plants were left over after the garden was planted (Lemon Boy, Beef Master, Oxheart, Sugar Cherry, Manitoba and Giant Belgium) and these were offered up for sale. They immediately sold out!
Following this pleasant surprise, approximately 50-100 more plants have been introduced each year to the inventory. Today (2013) the plant inventory (only of tomatoes) stood at 2800. ( Hobby Greenhouse??) My listing comprised of approximately 440 varieties of tomatoes, 120 peppers and numerous other unusual varieties of vegetables from Canada, US, Germany, France, Africa, India, Australia, Sweden, Czech, and many more countries too numerous to mention.
Every attempt was made to insure that the varieties chosen are in fact true to type. A lot depends on accessing reliable records when available and their descriptions. A lot of time and research (combined could equal to years!) has been used in obtaining this kind of information.
More importantly, almost all the vegetables have been trialed at the greenhouse, so if you were to ask me about it, I would have some personal info. to share with you about it (whether it is a success story or not…in our eyes)
For a vegetable to have been offered at this greenhouse, it has to offer a unique trait, consistently from any other of its kind. Every attempt was made to describe this trait where possible. Many were chosen for extensive and interesting histories, old fashioned or extreme flavor differences, growth type, form and visual appearance and where possible… a satisfying and efficient production. Hopefully, customers found something here they may not have at any other greenhouse/nursery/seed site.
In the past couple of years, more people have tested/trialed and seriously attempted to live the 100 mile diet. After doing some research on the subject, it is felt that the offerings at our G.H. were right in line with this “simplicity of living”! Time has proven, in today’s society this can be a huge challenge with soooo many “unhealthy conveniences” milling right around us, that going back to basics is more a necessity than the accepted truth. We hope that the selections found within our store will help make it more fun and easier than you may once have thought.
And finally it has been recognized (and will be respected) that people have different tastes, dietary habits, health needs and issues. Because I have trialed many, I will personally be able to recommend those most suitable for you. Feel free to “hob-nob” with me anytime!
As in all walks of life, something may be overlooked. Do not hesitate to write me, so that I can add the information to the site.
On a final note, I am no longer looking for unusual varieties, as I have retired. This website will remain on line for educational purposes only.
HAPPY GROWING! Happy Hunting!
- MANDY -
Within these pages you will find some of the most unusual vegetables (plants and seeds) from all corners of the globe, as you will not find anywhere else! Welcome...be amazed and enjoy!