Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Plant Preview - Ordering in 2019

You're probably thinking about your garden this week of early warm weather! Here’s a preview of plants at M R Gardens for 2019.

For those who have participated in our Pre-Season Prep Service in the past, you might notice that order dates are a little later this year, although you should receive your plants at similar times of the season, or perhaps a little earlier than usual.

  • Spinach and arugula should be ready for your garden mid-March, so check back for information on how to reserve your plants in early March. UPDATE! Plants now available. See
  • Kale, Collards, Kohlrabi, Pak Choi, and Lettuce (Buttercrunch, Romaine) should be ready mid to late April, and you can start ordering end of March. UPDATE! These plants are also now available on the online store.
  • Tomatoes, Peppers, Eggplant, Culinary Herbs, Medicinal Herbs, and Annual Flowers should be ready early May, and you can start ordering mid-April.
We expect to have more varieties and larger quantities of native perennials than previous years, and we add these selections to the online store when they are a good size. We also continue to offer a variety of groundcovers.

Verbena stricta is a native prairie plant—good for attracting beneficial flowers to the garden.
It can also be used medicinally.

At M R Gardens, we strive for as sustainable as possible. That includes growing in a one-of-a-kind passive solar greenhouse, heated entirely with solar gain; incorporating potting mix materials that are by-products of other manufacturing processes; and using organic practices.

In addition to online sales, we open our greenhouse to the public on Saturdays in spring, starting in early April.

If you anticipate ordering large amounts of any vegetable or herb starts, or if you have any requests for special varieties, please contact or 828.333.4151 — sooner than later!

Happy garden planning!