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Organic Producer #: IN-G2171-11
Certified by Midwest Organic Services Association, Inc.
thorough the USDA NOP.
Link below to current certificate
Our primary goal with this web based nursery is to provide our customers with high-quality, potted plants, and the insight needed to keep your berry plants thriving with great yields of unsprayed, organic fruit. Here is a little bit about our plants, and us, the family that grows them. Thank you for visiting our site, and if you have any questions as you look around, just send us an email.
All of our plants are shipped to you potted, which means that they have a fully functional, undamaged root system, perhaps the most important part in the survival of a mail order plant.
Most all of the cultivars we sell we have grown and trialed for years on our farm in western Brown County, IN, following their performance through some of the toughest growing conditions to be found in the Midwest. We are not only a nursery, but primarily a farm, dependent upon the success of our cultivars for fruit production and customer satisfaction. We only stick with the varieties that perform well given the least amount of nurturing necessary.
Our farm crops and plants are grown to certified organic standards, so they have to yield a crop of high quality fruit without chemical sprays. This means the cultivars we grow have proven themselves on our organic farm year after year. Of course, the secret to success in organic growing of any kind is high diversity, both in variety and time of ripening. Many years we see one cultivar stand out, but usually never the same cultivar every year (although a few are quite exceptional).
Our farm and nursery is all family run (Keith and Aimee, our two
helpful, energetic daughters, and our 4 year old son, who's responsible for
berry tasting), and we grow all the plants in
our nursery from start to saleable specimen. All of our plants have been
developed without biotechnology, and all of the plants and products we sell are
free of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO).
We do our best to pick only well formed plants to ship to you. Also, the berry plants we ship are propagated from virus-free stock, which means you get plants that are in top fitness. (Below is a photo of an average sized Elizabeth blueberry plant at age 1.5 years from cutting).
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All of our plants are grown without the use of chemical pesticides, fungicides, or fertilizers. We use alfalfa and kelp meal, worm castings, rock minerals, Neptune's Harvest fish hydrosylate, and compost as our fertilizers.
Our blueberry plants are potted and grown in a mixture of peat moss and shredded pine bark, two ingredients that provide just the right porosity and acidity in which blueberries thrive. They are grown in 2.5 or 3 gallon containers, and average between a bushy 16" for the lowbush to a branched 36"+ for the highbush. All plants are well rooted when shipped.
Our brambles are usually potted into 2 or 3 gallon pots for growing out, and only shipped when they have established a strong root system. For our bramble plantings on the farm, I always pot our starts rather than directly transplanting them bare root. This has given me near 100% survival, and reduced the amount of overall care needed.