DO YOU SELL SEEDS?


No. You are purchasing LIVE PLANTS which will need to be PICKED UP, when we open for the season. Please check out this exhaustive list of fine SEED COMPANIES!




DO YOU SHIP?


No. You will need to come to the greenhouse and pick your order up.




WHEN DO YOU OPEN FOR THE 2021 SEASON - PLEASE READ?


OPENING WEDNESDAY, MAY 19th, 2021 DAILY SEASONAL HOURS

Monday: CLOSED (including Memorial Day) Tuesday: CLOSED Wed - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm Saturday: 9 am - 7 pm Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm

I will remain open until the greenhouse is sold out. Last year, that was June 15th.

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I PLACED AN ORDER ONLINE, WHEN CAN I PICK IT UP?


Beginning May 19th, 2021 Monday: CLOSED (Including Memorial Day) Tuesday: CLOSED Wed - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 7 pm Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm PLEASE NOTE: Long time customers KNOW that opening weekend is complete pandemonium. If you don't have to be here, then I suggest you aren't. Trust me, this is why you placed your order early. Your plants are safely tucked away waiting for you.




ARE YOU CERTIFIED ORGANIC?


No, I am BEYOND organic. I do not use any type of herbicide or pesticide or 'fertilizer' on the plants or in the gardens - even those which are permitted by law under the USDA Certified Organic Program.

This being said, all components of my growing processes from soil to 'fertilizers' are OMRI listed and inline with the USDA Organic Standards.




DO YOU GUARANTEE YOUR PLANTS?


I guarantee the plants to be free from pest and disease when you pick them up. If you begin having troubles, please contact me and together we will try to remedy the situation.




WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WHAT I ORDERED TURNS OUT TO BE 'OFF-TYPE'?


While I take extreme measures to ensure that plants are properly marked, accidents can happen. In years past, I had a small child pull the tags out of three trays of plants while I was chatting with his mother. The result? I ended up composting all three trays! Adults can also unknowingly pull a tag to read it and put it back in the wrong pot.

This, however, brings up a more important subject. As I've grown and added more and more varieties, I have started sourcing seed from outside my own saved seed. While I only purchase from trusted individuals, I can not guarantee purity. It is estimated that an accidental cross could occur between 2-5% of the time. This type of cross is commonly referred to as a 'God cross' or a 'Bee cross'.

If you do end up with a variety that is not what you ordered, please contact me so that I can make it right by you! In the couple of instances that this has happened, the customer loved the fruit so much that they wouldn't allow me to make amends. This said, I still would really appreciate knowing!




WHAT IS THE BEST TASTING TOMATO YOU HAVE?


I get this question a lot. And the answer is - that depends on who you ask! I grow anywhere between 200 and 500 tomato plants a year. Most of them are 'new-to-me' varieties. I do this for several reasons - the first is to make sure that the seed is true-to-type, the second is to evaluate how that particular variety performs here in Michigan, and lastly to evaluate for flavor.

Again, my taste preference is not going to match yours. How then do I chose which varieties make the catalog? I don't. Others do. Over the course of the summer, I have a litany of hardcore tomato lovers that follow me through the garden and greenhouse and sample tomatoes. Parameters are simple - no salt and the first reaction needs to be "WOW!". It's not difficult to figure out from there.




Do you sell VEGETABLES throughout the course of the summer?


YES, I try to.

'The Veggie Cart' is based on the honor system and is located at the end of the driveway for easy accessibility. It is 'open' 24/7 (yes, it has lights!) spring thru fall.
209 E Wardlow Rd.
Highland, MI 48356

If you're unfamiliar with the area, please use this Google Map or your GPS will take you to the wrong intersection!





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