FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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?


Unfortunately, until I can figure out the logistics of shipping AND local sales - both of which require 100% of my attention at the exact same time - I have ceased shipping until further notice.




WHEN DO YOU OPEN FOR THE 2020 SEASON - PLEASE READ?


PLEASE NOTE DELAYED OPENING IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 AND OVERWHELMING SURGE OF ORDERS OPENING WEDNESDAY, MAY 20th, 2020 DAILY SEASONAL HOURS

(Please note that we are CLOSED on Memorial Day) NOTE: THESE HOURS MAY CHANGE DUE TO COVID-19.
Monday: CLOSED 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 14th, 2020 (opening day)! Monday: CLOSED Tuesday: CLOSED Wed - Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 9 am - 7 pm Sunday: 10 am - 5 pm 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 on the plants or in the gardens - even those which are permitted by law under the 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! '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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SEASONAL HOURS

CLOSED FOR THE 2020 SEASON

Monday: CLOSED

Tuesday: CLOSED

Wed - Friday: CLOSED
Saturday: CLOSED

Sunday: CLOSED

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