Saturday, February 11, 2017

Reserve sustainable seedlings

Reserve your vegetable, herb, and beneficial flower seedlings for the 2017 growing season!

Since M R Gardens seedlings are grown on a small scale, they are given individual attention and are exceptional quality. We strive for "as sustainable as possible." We are not only committed to organic methods but also use nearly all renewable resources in our passive solar greenhouse, as well as reuse nonrenewable resources.
M R Gardens passive solar greenhouse. Photo by Vickie Burick.
The intention of the Pre-Season Prep service is to communicate with customers up front about their gardening plans so that very little resources to produce plants are wasted. Furthermore, we can hand over the plants when they are at their most beautiful—just the right size for transplanting.

When you order, you put down a deposit for half the price of the plant, and then pay the remaining when you pick up the plants at the farm, 441 Onteora Blvd. in Asheville. We will contact you when they are ready for pickup.

Reserve by February 20: Early spring seedlings (lettuce, kale, collards, Brussels sprouts, spinach, pak choi, Chinese cabbage, dill and parsley). Pickup in early April. (UPDATE 2/21/17: If you missed this deadline, contact Megan directly to find out what is currently in stock).

Offering Catskill and Churchill Brussels sprouts.
Reserve by March 6: Summer greens seedlings (Swiss chard and radicchio). Pickup in early May.

Ruby Red Swiss chard. Photo by Vickie Burick.
Reserve by April 3: Summer crop seedlings (Heirloom and disease resistant slicing tomatoes, salad tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, plum tomatoes for canning, sweet peppers, hot peppers, eggplant, cucumbers, ground cherries, tomatillos). Pickup in early May.

Sun Gold cherry tomato
Beatrice eggplant
Celeriac ("turnip rooted celery")
Reserve by March 6: Culinary and medicinal herbs, native flowers and plants that are beneficial to the garden. (Angelica, ashwagandha, balloon flower, basil, bee balm, borage, calendula, caraway, Coreopsis, chamomile, creeping thyme, fennel, feverfew, Heliopsis, hyssop, lavender, lemon balm, Lobelia, lovage, marigold, marjoram, marshmallow, motherwort, mugwort, nettles, oregano, sneezeweed, sunflowers, yarrow.) Pickup in May.

Lavender - Munstead variety
Balloon flower
As other varieties of native flowers and beneficial plants become available, we'll post to the Currently in the Greenhouse section of the online store—so please check back! We also consider special requests! If you don't see the variety you are looking for, let us know.

We offer the following discounts:

Recycled Pots Discount—50 cents off each plant for every reused container! We'll take square pots between three inches and five inches wide as well as gallon containers. Please make sure they are carefully washed free of all dirt.

Tell a FriendEarn a free plant for every one of your referrals who orders online from M R Gardens. Just have your friend type in the memo on the Square site's checkout form a note that they heard about M R Gardens from you. Offer only available for Pre-Season Prep customers.

Barter Opportunities—If cost is the only barrier stopping you from ordering plants, let us know and we’ll help find a solution. We consider work/trade offers.

If you have any questions, please contact or 828.333.4151.