Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Order early spring seedlings by February 21; summer crops by March 28

Reserve your seedlings ahead of the growing season! Select the varieties you'd like now, then pick them up at M R Gardens when it's planting time.

The Pre-Season Prep service gives you a chance to think through your and your garden's needs. You are also helping to create a sustainable plant nursery. If we know ahead of time the quantities of plants to grow, then none are wasted.

Buttercrunch lettuce
The final dates to order are as follows:
Feb. 21 - Early spring seedlings (lettuce, kale, collards, broccoli raab, Brussels sprouts, mustard, kohlrabi, etc.)
March 16 - Herbs, annual flowers and groundcovers
March 28 - Native perennials
March 28 - Summer crop seedlings (tomatoes, peppers, eggplant)

We also have a new section on the site - bulk orders. These are especially well suited for those who are establishing a groundcover in a large space or trying to fill in a bare slope. Please place bulk orders by March 14.

We will contact you when your plants are ready and arrange a pickup time. You will have a chance to inspect the plants and address any concerns before taking your plants home. We have a high standard for quality, offering discounts, exchanges or returns if we’re not satisfied with the plant.

If you bring your washed plant containers, we give you a promo code to subtract 50 cents off each plant from your next order.  We’re currently taking: 3-inch to 5-inch square (3.5-inch is the most commonly used), half-gallon, gallon and two-gallon containers. To help avoid spread of disease from old soil, we can only take them if they're scrubbed free of dirt.

We also offer a “Tell a Friend” discount. If a new customer orders online and puts in the memo that they heard about M R Gardens from you, we’ll send you a promo code for a free plant.

At M R Gardens, we strive for as sustainable as possible. That includes:
v Growing in a one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse, heating the house entirely with solar gain;
v Incorporating potting mix materials that are by-products of other manufacturing processes;
v Limiting the use of plastic with innovations and promotions such as our recycled pots discount;
v Using organic practices for all plants grown from seed at our greenhouse (which is almost all of our offering unless otherwise noted in the item descriptions);
v Diversifying our farm’s income streams to alleviate pressure on the nursery to produce more than what is sustainable.

We’ve created a sustainable business in a holistic manner, growing slowly but surely over many years, ensuring we have a strong foundation before making grand leaps.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact megan@mrgardens.net or 828.333.4151.

We look forward to seeing you at the farm - and handing off healthy, sustainably grown plants!