We are pleased to announce that these will be the offerings for our 2021 Spring seedling sale. We won’t officially be selling these seedlings until Saturday May 8th, they still have some growing to do, but we do want to put them on your radar.
All of the plants listed we grew either from seed or through cuttings. If you are looking for other plants that are not on our list, let us know. We will work to help you find a local nursery that propagates what you’re looking for. We will gladly refer you to several local nurseries.
Our offerings for 2021 are listed here!
Why buy your plants from us and not just go to a big box store? Well, there are a million reasons, and I’d suggest googling why to buy your plants from a local nursery, but I’ll give just a couple of important reasons.
We practice all organic methods to ensure plant health. All of our seedlings have been inoculated with mycorrhizal fungi during their development, and have been fertilized with fish and seaweed fertilizer. They started in our garage, were gradually moved to the greenhouse, and have even spent time outside, effectively hardening them off for you. Who knows what kind of chemicals plants are giving to survive shipping from distribution centers to your local mega-merchant. Second is we have common and rare varieties. Sure, you can get Jalapenos from us or from them, but tell me one store where you can buy Aji Charapita from Peru or Aji Criollo from Panama. I don’t think you’ll be able to find them in those mega stores. Third, I’d be happy to show you are set up and personally explain exactly how we grow everything. Sure, at those stores you have convenience, but from us you have seeds that have been tenderly cared for and will thrive in their new home.
Oh, and I did some Googling for you, here are some articles on why to shop at local nurseries:
Pittsburgh is graced with many great nurseries. We have listed many of these before, but these are some local businesses I have personally patronized and have been extremely satisfied with.
Chapons – Fixture between Hays and Baldwin, lots of space with a great selection. Tools, plants, mulches, and anything else you could need.
Trax Farms – Trax Farms has everything, literally everything. Gardening Center, wine store, grocery store, attractions, a cider house, and much more. A great gardening resource for plants, statues, outdoor furniture, and much more.
Martins Flowers and Shrubs– I have bought many plants at Martin’s. Great selection especially with water gardinging plants and supplies.
Meders – Great selection and have year round yard decorations.
Duprees Root 88 Floral and Garden Center– Duprees has great selction of plants and gardening materials.
Wagner Family Nursery – In-house propagated plants at great prices. Great selection of edible perennials you won’t find at a mega-merchant.
I have personally shopped at and loved all of the above listed local nurseries. What local nurseries am I missing? I know I haven’t been everywhere, so fill me in. Please let me know in the comments below!