SunGarden Greenhouse, located in Lancaster WI, is focused on production of tomatoes, herbs, microgreens and lettuce during the fall/ winter months. We strive to provide fresh produce in the tri-state area during the months where everything is shipped from warmer climates. When spring rolls around, we try to utilize as much of our acreage as possible by planting many different crops. These crops may be: Heirloom Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Cucumbers, Watermelon, Zucchini, Eggplants, Broccoli, Cauliflower, Brussels Sprouts, Red and Green Bell Peppers, Hot peppers, Celery, Spearmint and Peppermint, Cilantro and Scallions. We are always open to new crops. Be sure to stay updated with our crops by signing up for our newsletters.
Our produce is grown in our hydroponic greenhouse.
Crops during Fall/ Winter growing in our greenhouse:
- Genovese Basil
- Leaf Lettuce
- Romaine Lettuce
We are open to the public Monday-Friday! Also, we go to Madison, Wisconsin weekly and Galena, Illinois weekly. So, if you are interested in fresh produce be sure to contact us to see if we can work out a delivery plan for your area.
Hydroponic growing means that plants are being grown with little to no soil. At the SunGarden Greenhouse, plants are grown year-round with the help of client workers from Southwest Opportunities Center, Inc. with the goal of providing our communities with pesticide-free, delicious produce in a safe, enriching and welcoming environment.
With a soil-based system, the plant gradually absorbs the nutrients. In a hydroponic system, the nutrients are absorbed directly into the roots. In our greenhouse, the tomato plants are placed in a pot with clay pebbles as a substrate to maximize nutrient absorption and help stabilize the plant as the roots need something to attach to. Nutrient-rich water is then consistently being circulated throughout the interconnected rows to provide the nutrients the plants need. This method of growing not only reduces nutrient and water loss but also gives the grower much more control over the growth of the plants and greatly diminishes the risks of plants that were to be grown in soil. Insect traps and predator species are used primarily to deter/ control insects within the greenhouse. We do occasionally use Neem Oil as needed to create an environment that deters pests.
Please contact us about becoming a buyer of our produce. 608-723-0189