Plant Sale Pre-Order FAQ


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Now accepting pre-orders for Plant Starts!

Grow your best garden yet with our Certified Naturally Grown plant starts. We're excited to offer over 120 varieties of unique herbs, flowers, native plants, & vegetables for you to plant out and grow in your own home garden and landscape.
Pre-ordered plant starts will be available for local pick-up at two locations in early May:
Wednesday, May 8th 3pm-7pm at the First Street Community Center, Mt Vernon
Saturday, May 11th, 7:30am - 12pm at the Iowa City Farmers Market, Iowa City
 There is a product listing for each local pick-up option. Please add your desired pick-up location to your cart before you checkout.

Plant Starts FAQ

Are there any discounts for Pre-Ordered Plant Starts?
Yes! New this year, we are offering bulk discounts on Plant Starts. Save 5% on orders of $100+, 10% on orders of $150+, and 15% on orders of $200. The discount will apply automatically at checkout.
Will you send a reminder email before pick-up?
Yes, you will receive a reminder email with details about picking up your plant starts approximately one week before your pick-up date.
I already placed an order for plant starts but would like to add more - can you combine my order?
No problem! We will consolidate multiple orders and have all of your starts ready for you. We'd appreciate if you left a note or sent us an email to let us know to combine your orders. 
How long will you be accepting pre-orders for plant starts?
Pre-orders for plant starts will remain open through midnight on April 30th.
I'd like to purchase apothecary products as well, can I order these with my Plant Starts?
Please make two separate transactions on our online store so we can fulfill your products order in a timely way. Apothecary orders of $80 or more ship for free!
I can't make it to either of these pick-up events, can I still place a pre-order?
If you can find someone to reliably pick-up your plant starts for you, you are welcome to send them to collect your pre-order. Plant Starts must be picked up on Wednesday, May 8th or Saturday, May 11th. If you cannot commit to one of these dates, please choose to shop in person at our other markets instead.
Can I shop for plants in person?
Absolutely! We will be bringing our plant starts to multiple markets throughout the month of May. There will be additional plant starts available for purchase when you come to pick up your pre-ordered starts.
We will continue to bring our remaining plant starts to the Iowa City Farmers Market & the Cedar Rapids Downtown Market on Saturday mornings as supplies last. Some varieties are likely to sell out early, so pre-ordering is the best way to ensure that you'll receive the varieties you'd like. Click here to view our in-person market schedule.
We will be attending the Indian Creek Nature Center Spring Plant & Art Sale on Saturday, May 4th from 9am - 12pm. Pre-ordered plant starts will not be available at this plant sale. You are of course welcome to shop our plant starts at this event but we will not be fulfilling pre-ordered starts there.
Why should I Pre-Order?
When you place a pre-order, you get first choice of all of the plant starts we grow. We maximize our greenhouse space to grow as many plants as we can - but we are still limited by volume and anticipate some varieties will sell out in the pre-order window or within the first few in-person markets. 
When you order ahead, we can better match our production to demand so that we're using our time, resources, and greenhouse space wisely. Your early order also helps us cash flow our greenhouse operation, as we purchased seeds and potting mix early in the season & are paying our employees for many months before the plants are in your hands.
Our plant starts are Certified Naturally Grown and 100% chemical-free. We source our organic, non-GMO, and/or heirloom seeds from reputable seed suppliers like Johnny's Selected Seeds, Strictly Medicinals, High Mowing Organic Seeds, & Prairie Moon Nursery. Our seedlings are grown in Vermont Compost Fort Vee Potting Mix - a high-quality, nutritionally-rich, biologically-active & organic potting mix. We take a lot of care to make sure we are growing the most resilient, healthy, & robust plant starts so your garden can thrive. 
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