grow it yourself

From Garden 

 to table

Seeds

We carry Ed Hume, Burpee, Lake Valley, and Botanical Interest Seeds. Seeds are a something that you can start right now and we have a complete eco-friendly way! Botanical Interests and Ed Hume seeds are small business like Ritters. Seeds are the most natural way to grow a garden! If you have never started your garden from seeds we can set you up and answer all your questions! We have Vegetables, Flowers, Perennials, Herbs, Heirlooms & many more seeds! We carry certified organic and non-GMO seeds. 

Veggies

You don’t need a green thumb to grow a bounty of fresh vegetables right in your backyard or in a raised bed. We grow all of our veggie starts inhouse but if you want to start them yourself we also have a huge variety of seeds. 

Plan it

Decide how ambitious you want to get with your vegetable garden. No matter what size you decide to make it, be sure your chosen location gets at least six hours of sunlight. Consider whether you want to grow vegetables in the ground, raised beds, containers or a combination.

SEEDs

We carry a full supply of seeds from "Burpee", "Ed Hume", and "Botanical Interest" and "Lake Valley".  Our selection includes a wide variety of vegetables, annuals, perennials, herbs, heirlooms, catnip, and more! We are also pleased to carry a full line of USDA certified organic vegetable seeds. All of our seeds are certified non-GMO!

veggie starts

There is nothing quite like the taste of a juicy heirloom tomato straight off the vine or the crunch of summers first sugar snap pea.  Get your garden off to the right start with veggie plants from Ritters.  From tomatoes to bok choy, swiss chard to shallots, we have the selection to fill your garden with flavor.  Leafy greens not your thing?  We also carry everbearing strawberry and rhubarb plant starts.  Come see our full selections and find your "yum".

fertilizer

Soil provides the nutrients your vegetables need to thrive. Enrich your soil if necessary by adding compost or garden soil. We offer many different soil amendments, including organic. Work a 3″ layer into the top 6″ of your soil. Also, check how well your soil drains by observing it after it rains: do puddles appear on the surface? If so, you may want to plant in raised beds instead.

Peskie Pests

Weeds compete with your vegetables, stealing nutrients, water and sunlight, so be sure to keep them out as your vegetables grow. Apply a 3-inch layer of mulch around your plants to help discourage weeds by blocking growth and access to sunlight. Mulch also helps retain soil moisture, a critical factor in Spokane. Another incredibly useful method is a weed barrier. 

Garden pests are just that… pests. They’ll eat your tender seedlings even before they have a chance to establish. They need to go. If you have pests, the least-toxic solutions should be used first — barriers & repellents, beneficial insects, biological pesticides, soaps and oils — and more stringent methods used only if necessary. We carry a variety of pesticides to keep your plants and veggies from becoming a snack for bugs and slugs. We also carry beneficial insects, so this kind of getting bugged is a good thing.

Fruits, Nuts & Berries

Fruits in your yard and garden have never been easier with the amazing choices available at Ritters, starting in the early spring, which is tree planting time! We also offer fruiting shrubs, vines, and garden plants. Most are great for our climate, others have hardy varieties, and all are delicious! We offer a huge selection for your sweet-tooth!

berries

Ritters carries all ranges of berries, in many varieties. Strawberries, raspberries, huckleberries, blackberries and of course, blueberries are here, starting in early spring, and most are available throughout the summer and into fall. We even have goji berries! Last year we added a new superfruit, haskap berries, which were a major hit!

citrus

Each year we get dwarf citrus trees and they are absolutely adorable and great for placing outdoors for our growing season! They’re container trees, so bringing them in when it gets cold will be a snap! You can pick fresh lemons or limes right from your patio! Fresh lemonade, anyone?

melons

Watermelon, honeydew, and cantaloupe are available as plants, as well as their seeds. Look for starter plants in spring, but the seeds are here any time at all. Nothing beats a freshly picked melon!

trees

When you think of Washington, you think of apples. Well, sometimes. Other times you think of cherries, pears, peaches, and plums. We carry a variety of fruit trees starting in spring, which incidentally is a great time to plant them. We also have nut trees! Some better for eating others for cooking

Something different...

You are the individualist, the one who needs to live on the edge. We have fruiting plants for that need too! How about hardy kiwi, or pineapple ground cherries (which is really a tomato, but tastes like pineapple)? We offer several varieties of figs, and pink blueberries

Fruit

Fruit trees are a delightful addition to any yard. A backyard orchard allows you to enjoy the benefits of fresh fruit at a fraction of the price. 

 

Our selection includes:

Apple

Pear

Cherry

Nectarine

Apricot 

Peach

Prune 

Plum

Fig

Kiwi

Citrus

PawPaw 

 

**We carry dwarf verities and multiple varieties of each fruit tree. 

 

 

Nut 

Nut trees are another way to enjoy the benefits of fresh food at the tip of your fingertips. 

 

Our selection includes: 

Almond 

Hazelnut 

Chestnut 

Walnut

Filbert

Berries

Grow your own berries!

Homegrown berries are a fantastic use of space. They're fun to grow and they taste great too. Whether you want to grow enough to make your own jam, or simply have a fresh topping for your ice cream, we can help you choose the right berry. 

 

Our selection includes:

Blackberry

Blueberry

Raspberry

Chokeberry 

Gooseberry 

Mulberry 

Jostaberry 

Elderberry

Currants

Rhubarb 

 

**We carry over 3 varieties of most types of berries!  

Table Grapes & Wine Grapes

table grapes

At Ritters, we carry a wide variety of grapes well suited for our growing climate.  Fresh summer grapes are excellent used in juice, jelly, pie, fruit leather,  raisins and more!  In addition to their fruit, grape vines provide shade, privacy, and an architectural element to any garden.  Cold hardy and drought tolerant, even the most inexperienced gardener will enjoy the ease of growing table grapes.

wine grape

As the saying goes, "the better the grapes, the better the wine".  Let us help you choose the right grape for your wine making needs.  We carry a wide selection of cold-hardy wine grapes for the home wine enthusiast.  Stop by our nursery or call in to see what we have in stock

Herbs

Many things come to mind when we think of growing and using herbs. For example, the scent of rosemary growing in the garden, the warm comfort from a steaming hot cup of mint tea, the relaxation of an aromatic bath with lavender, or the taste of fresh oregano and garlic in a pot of tomato sauce.

 

Growing your own herb garden is so gratifying when you can go outside and cut rosemary and thyme from your own garden to add to your chicken or pick from several exceptional mints on hand to make your mojito shine. Want some organic choices? We’ve got you covered. Our herb plants show up early spring and are available through fall. Indoor herbs can be started any time at all with seeds, planting soil, a pot, and a windowsill, and we can set you up for that too.

in or out?

Whether you choose to grow inside or out, all herbs need plenty of sunlight, moderate temperatures, and a soil or potting mix that drains well. Growing in containers gives you the option to have it both ways. You can have the outside garden benefits when it’s warm, and bring them in to overwinter.

Make 'em Strong

Herbs are pretty hardy, but sometimes you just need to get rid of those pesky things that will hurt your crop, like disease and bugs. We offer solutions to those problems if they arise. Your outside herb garden won’t need much fertilizer (although it never hurts to throw some organic nutrients in your plants’ direction)  but herbs grown in containers will require a bit of extra care. Ask us what works best with edible plants.

keep it clean 

Herbs are pretty hardy, but sometimes you just need to get rid of those pesky things that will hurt your crop, like disease and bugs. We offer solutions to those problems if they arise. Your outside herb garden won’t need much fertilizer (although it never hurts to throw some organic nutrients in your plants’ direction)  but herbs grown in containers will require a bit of extra care. Ask us what works best with edible plants.

 

Location: 

10120 N. Division Street

Spokane, WA 99218 

info@4ritter.com

Tel: 509-467-5258

Fax: 509-464-4922

Live Life Beautifully 

Store Hours:

Monday to Saturday: 9am-6pm 

Sunday: 10am-5pm

 

Floral Shop: 

Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm 

Sunday: Closed

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