When we first told you about Sochi tea plants— the kind of plants you can use to make a cup of tea– they were so popular, they sold out. Well, Lockwood’s Greenhouses, 4484 Clark St., Hamburg, has them back in stock.
You can keep these plants outside in the summer, but bring them inside in the fall. What makes this plant even more attractive is that in the fall it gets white flowers that are fragrant. See more about caring for Sochi tea plants here.
Lockwood’s has many unusual food plants in stock.
The Meyer lemon trees are are only about two feet high, but are loaded with little lemons and flowers for more fruit to come. Use a fertilizer for citrus that is acid-based. You need to over-winter these indoors in a sunny window.
Sechuan pepper plants will produce the pepper berries that can be harvested for peppercorns to use in grinders. They are hardy to Zone 6. (Some of Western New York is in Zone 5. Check here to see what zone you are in.) If you have a protected site they may overwinter outdoors in Zone 5.
For more information on what Lockwood’s has in stock, call 649-4684.
Stop in soon for the best selection. Lockwood’s hours are 10 a.m.- 5 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, and 9 a.m. – 7 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, Friday. They’re closed on Saturday, July 4.