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“Any Plant, Any Time”

What does “Any Plant, Any Time” mean? With tens-of-thousands of plant varieties available by seed and with growing facilities I developed available 365 days a year, you can get any plant any time. That’s the mission of my company. I turn those seed catalogs & websites into plants for you. Say what & when and I do the rest. And who uses my services? I grow plants for everyone. For people with no experience (“Do I need to take this plant out of the pot?”) and for those who are Master Gardeners & research scientists. They choose Fresh From Seed. Here is why you should too:

Choose Fresh From Seed if you want:

  • High quality plants at peak vigor
  • Varieties available from seed only
  • Plants ready when you want them

What you do:

  • Tell me what
  • Tell me when
  • Pay

What I do for you (OR what you save time and money on):

  • Purchase seeds
  • Germinate seeds
  • Thin, grow, and transplant seedlings
  • Water and fertilize
  • Control diseases and pests
  • Schedule start dates

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Fresh From Seed 2019

I want to thank all my customers over the past several years for your support. Due to another small business I started (and that has grown because of my experience with Fresh From Seed) I will not be able to grow many plants this year.

I’m not sure of my plant plans for 2020. Please feel free to write me if you are a past customer and have questions or just want to talk plants.

I’ll also be at the Apex Farmers’ Market in a volunteer and customer capacity, so I hope to see you there. See market dates at apexfarmersmarket.com

July 14th – Apex Farmers’ Market

I’ll have a small selection of plants before the next wave of plants come in at the end of July and into August. It’s been great seeing all the regulars each week. Come by and chat and tell me how your plants are doing.

common genus species variety Pot Size Price Quantity
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 3″ round $6.00 3
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 4″ tall round $10.00 7
Butterfly Bush Buddleja Davidii 3″ round $4.00 3
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Amiga’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Brown Russian’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Dill Anethum graveolens ‘Fernleaf’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Firecracker Vine Mina lobata 3″ round $4.00 2
Foxglove, Canary Island Isoplexis isabelliana 3″ round $5.00 4
Lavender Lavandula angustifolia ‘Munstead Dwarf’ 3″ round $5.00 1
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Lemongrass Cymbopogon flexuosus 3″ round $4.00 3
Lime, Kaffir Citrus hystrix 3″ round $6.00 4
Oregano, Zataar Origanum syriacum Zataar 3″ round $4.00 3
Parsley Petroselinum crispum ‘Green River’ 3″ round $3.00 2
Peanut Arachis hypogaea Schronce’s Deep Black 3″ round $4.00 2
Pepper Capsicum annuum ‘Georgia Flame’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Pepper Capsicum annuum ‘Yolo Wonder’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Pepper Capsicum baccatum ‘Lemon Drop’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Pepper Capsicum chacoense Covincha 3″ round $4.00 2
Pepper, Ornamental Capsicum annuum ‘Numex Twilight’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Pepper, Ornamental Capsicum annuum ‘SC Sangria’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Rosemary Rosmarinus officinalis 3″ round $5.00 4
Sage, Culinary Salvia officinalis Culinary Green 3″ round $4.00 3
Sage, Mexican Salvia leucantha 3″ round $4.00 4
Stevia Stevia rebaudiana 3″ round $4.00 3
Tobacco, Flowering Nicotiana glutinosa 3″ round $4.00 4
Zinnia Zinnia elegans ‘Oklahoma Formula Mix’ 4pk $3.00 2
Zinnia Zinnia elegans ‘Sunbow Mix’ 4pk $3.00 2

June 2nd – Apex Farmers’ Market

Thank you to everyone who stopped by today. Below is my remaining inventory for the week:

common genus species variety Pot Size Price Quantity
Agastache Agastache canariensis Canary Island 3″ round $6.00 2
Astilbe Astilbe x arendsii ‘Showstar’ 3″ round $5.00 3
Basil (okay) Ocimum basilicum ‘Nufar’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 4″ tall round $10.00 4
Bellflower Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ 4″ tall round $6.00 3
Calendula Calendula officianlis nana ‘Candyman Orange’ 3″ round $3.00 2
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 4″ tall round $6.00 4
Carolina Allspice Calycanthus floridus 3″ round $5.00 3
Chayote / Mirliton Sechium edule White 6″ round $15.00 1
Chocolate Daisy Berlandiera lyrata 3″ round $4.00 4
Coneflower Echinacea hybrida ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ 4″ tall round $8.00 10
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum ‘Red Foliated White’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum ‘Mississippi Brown’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Brown Russian’ 3″ round $3.00 1
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Suyo Long’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Dill Anethum graveolens ‘Fernleaf’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Gomphrena Gomphrena haageana ‘QIS Carmine’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Hyacinth Bean Dolichos Lablab ‘Antaque Rouge’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Lime, Kaffir Citrus hystrix 3″ round $6.00 2
Mexican Hat Plant Ratibida columnifera 3″ round $4.00 2
Mint Mentha spicata 3″ round $3.00 1
Mint Mentha spicata 3″ round $3.00 4
Mint, Coriscan Mentha requienii Corsican 3″ round $4.00 1
Moon Vine Calonyction aculeatum 3″ round $3.00 1
Pepper Capsicum annuum Thai Culinary 3″ round $4.00 1
Pepper Capsicum annuum ‘Black Pearl F2’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Pepper Capsicum annuum ‘Padron’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Purple Bell Vine Rhodochiton atrosanguineus 3″ round $4.00 1
Red Hot Poker Kniphofia uvaria ‘Flamenco’ 4″ tall round $8.00 1
Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa 3″ round $4.00 3
Sage Salvia officinalis Culinary Green 3″ round $3.00 2
Salvia Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Pink’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Salvia Salvia coccinea ‘Summer Jewel Lavender’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Sedum Sedum spurium ‘Voodoo’ 3″ round $5.00 1
Sedum Sedum spp. ‘Rock Garden Blend’ 3″ round $5.00 3
Sedum Sedum spurium coccineum ‘Red Carpet’ 3″ round $5.00 4
Tobacco Nicotiana tabacum ‘Perique’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Tobacco Nicotiana tabacum ‘Black Sea Samsun’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Carbon’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Rosella’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Oxheart Pink’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Wig Knapweed Centaurea phrygia 3″ round $5.00 3

May 18th – Apex Farmers’ Market

The following plants are available. I will not be able to bring all of them to the market due to space limitations. If you see something you like, please email me and I’ll set a meetup (no charge) or a delivery ($10, local area) for your plants.

common genus species variety Pot Size Price Quantity
4 O’Clock Mirabilis jalapa ‘Salmon Sunset’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Agastache Agastache canariensis Canary Island 3″ round $6.00 3
Astilbe Astilbe x arendsii ‘Showstar’ 3″ round $5.00 3
Basil Ocimum basilicum ‘Genovese Compact’ 3″ round $3.00 4
Basil Ocimum basilicum ‘Greek Dwarf’ 3″ round $3.00 2
Basil Ocimum basilicum ‘Nufar’ 3″ round $3.00 4
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 3″ round $6.00 1
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 4″ tall round $10.00 4
Bee Balm Monarda citriodora 3″ round $4.00 3
Bee Balm Mondara didyma ‘Panorama Red Shades’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Bee Balm Monarda puncata Spotted 3″ round $4.00 1
Bellflower Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ 4″ tall round $6.00 3
Bells of Ireland Moluccella laevis 3″ round $4.00 2
Calendula Calendula officianlis nana ‘Candyman Orange’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 3″ round $4.00 3
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 4″ tall round $6.00 4
Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Grenadin Golden Sun’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Carnation Dianthus superbus ‘Rainbow Loveliness’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Carnation Dianthus barbatus nigrescens ‘Sooty’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Carolina Allspice Calycanthus floridus 3″ round $5.00 4
Chives, garlic Allium tuberosum ‘Nira’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum ‘Calypso’ 3″ round $3.00 5
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Premium Sun Rose Lime Magic’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Wizard Jade’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Christa Barlow’ 4″ tall round $8.00 3
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Green Apples’ 4″ tall round $8.00 3
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum ‘Mississippi Brown’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Cotton Gossypium hirsutum ‘Red Foliated White’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Aonaga Jibai’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Bragger Hybrid’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Cucumber Cucumis sativus ‘Pick-a-Bushel Hybrid’ 3″ round $3.00 6
Dill Anethum graveolens ‘Fernleaf’ 3″ round $3.00 2
Echinacea Echinacea hybrida ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ 4″ tall round $8.00 10
Eggplant Solanum melongena ‘Meatball Hybrid’ 3″ round $4.00 5
False Sea Onion Ornithogalum caudatum 4″ tall round $8.00 1
False Sea Onion Ornithogalum caudatum 3″ round $5.00 4
Fennel Foeniculum vulgare ‘Smokey Bronze’ 3″ round $3.00 2
Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata ‘Amber Wheels’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Red Shades’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata ‘Tokajer’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Gomphrena Gomphrena haageana ‘QIS Carmine’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Lemon Balm Melissa officinalis ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Lemon Grass Cymbopogon citratus 3″ round $4.00 3
Lime, Kaffir Citrus hystrix 3″ round $6.00 5
Mint Mentha spicata 3″ round $3.00 4
Mint, corsican Mentha requienii 3″ round $4.00 4
Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum 4″ tall round $6.00 2
Oregano, Zataar Origanum syriacum 3″ round $4.00 3
Pepper, hot Capsicum annuum ‘Buena Mulata’ 3″ round $5.00 3
Pepper, semi hot Capsicum annuum ‘Padron’ 3″ round $4.00 5
Pepper, semi hot Capsicum baccatum ‘Sugar Rush Peach’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Pepper, semi hot Capsicum annuum Thai Culinary 3″ round $4.00 5
Purple Bell Vine Rhodochiton atrosanguineus 3″ round $4.00 3
Red Hot Poker Kniphofia uvaria ‘Flamenco’ 4″ tall round $8.00 1
Roselle Hibiscus sabdariffa 3″ round $4.00 3
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Steel’ 4″ tall round $8.00 6
Sage, culinary Salvia officinalis Culinary Green 3″ round $3.00 1
Salvia Salvia farinacea ‘Fairy Queen’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Salvia Salvia roemeriana ‘Hot Trumpets’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Salvia Salvia x superba ‘Merleau Blue’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Sedum Sedum spp. ‘Rock Garden Blend’ 3″ round $5.00 4
Spider Flower Cleome spinosa ‘Helen Campbell’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Spider Flower Cleome spinosa ‘Sparkler Blush’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Strawberry Tree Arbutus Unedo 3″ round $5.00 2
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Big Daddy Hybrid’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Carbon’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Oxheart Pink’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Pink Boar’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Sun Gold’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Tomato Lycopersicon esculentum ‘Sun Sugar’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Torenia Torenia baillonii ‘Suzy Wong’ 3″ round $6.00 4
Wig Knapweed Centaurea phrygia 3″ round $5.00 3

Plant Inventory for May 15th

This is my current plant inventory.

common genus species variety Pot Size Price Quantity
Agastache Agastache canariensis Canary Island 3″ round $6.00 1
Antirrhinum Antirrhinum majus ‘Aromas Hybrid French Vanilla’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Antirrhinum Antirrhinum majus ‘Aromas Hybrid Peach Breeze’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Antirrhinum Antirrhinum majus ‘Lucky Lips’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Antirrhinum Antirrhinum majus Bizarre Mix 3″ round $4.00 2
Astilbe Astilbe x arendsii ‘Showstar’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 3″ round $6.00 2
Bay Leaf Laurus nobilis 4″ tall round $10.00 4
Bellflower Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ 4″ tall round $6.00 3
Bells of Ireland Moluccella laevis 3″ round $4.00 2
Calendula Calendula officianlis nana ‘Candyman Orange’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 3″ round $4.00 3
Cardinal Flower Lobelia cardinalis 4″ tall round $6.00 4
Carnation Dianthus caryophyllus ‘Grenadin Golden Sun’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Carnation Dianthus superbus ‘Rainbow Loveliness’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Carnation Dianthus barbatus nigrescens ‘Sooty’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Carolina Allspice Calycanthus floridus 3″ round $5.00 3
Centaurea Centaurea phrygia 3″ round $5.00 3
Cilantro Coriandrum sativum ‘Calypso’ 3″ round $3.00 1
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Premium Sun Rose Lime Magic’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Coleus Solenostemon scutellarioides ‘Wizard Jade’ 3″ round $4.00 1
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Christa Barlow’ 4″ tall round $8.00 3
Columbine Aquilegia x hybrida ‘Dragonfly Hybrids Dwarf’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Columbine Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Green Apples’ 4″ tall round $8.00 3
Corsican Mint Mentha requienii 3″ round $4.00 2
Dahlia Dahlia variabilis ‘Black Beauty’ 3″ round $5.00 2
Dahlia Dahlia variabilis ‘Harlequin Mix’ 3″ round $5.00 3
Dahlia Dahlia variabilis ‘Sunny Reggae’ 3″ round $5.00 1
Echinacea Echinacea hybrida ‘Cheyenne Spirit’ 4″ tall round $8.00 9
False Sea Onion Ornithogalum caudatum 4″ tall round $8.00 1
False Sea Onion Ornithogalum caudatum 3″ round $5.00 4
Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata ‘Amber Wheels’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata ‘Arizona Red Shades’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Gaillardia Gaillardia aristata ‘Tokajer’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Garlic Chives Allium tuberosum ‘Nira’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Kaffir Lime Citrus hystrix 3″ round $6.00 4
Kniphofia Kniphofia uvaria ‘Flamenco’ 4″ tall round $8.00 1
Melissa Melissa officinalis ‘Quedlinburger Niederliegende’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Mint Mentha spicata 3″ round $4.00 3
Monarda Monarda citriodora 3″ round $4.00 3
Monarda Monarda puncata Spotted 3″ round $4.00 1
Mondara Mondara didyma ‘Panorama Red Shades’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Mountain Mint Pycnanthemum virginianum 4″ tall round $6.00 2
Rhodochiton Rhodochiton atrosanguineus 3″ round $4.00 3
Russian Sage Perovskia atriplicifolia ‘Blue Steel’ 4″ tall round $8.00 6
Sage Salvia officinalis Culinary Green 3″ round $3.00 1
Salvia Salvia farinacea ‘Fairy Queen’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Salvia Salvia roemeriana ‘Hot Trumpets’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Salvia Salvia x superba ‘Merleau Blue’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Sedum Sedum spp. ‘Rock Garden Blend’ 3″ round $5.00 4
Strawberry Tree Arbutus Unedo 3″ round $5.00 2
Wishbone Flower Torenia baillonii ‘Suzy Wong’ 3″ round $5.00 4

April 21st – Apex Farmers’ Market

A great day, great weather, and thank you to everyone who came out to the Apex Farmers’ Market.

Here is my remaining inventory (but new plants every week – and I grow to order)

Anthriscus cerefolium 3″ round $4.00 3
Antirrhinum majus ‘Aromas Hybrid French Vanilla’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Antirrhinum majus ‘Aromas Hybrid Peach Breeze’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Antirrhinum majus ‘Lucky Lips’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Antirrhinum majus Bizarre Mix 3″ round $4.00 3
Aquilegia caerulea ‘Blue Star’ 4″ tall round $6.00 2
Aquilegia caerulea ‘Blue Star’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Christa Barlow’ 4″ tall round $8.00 6
Aquilegia vulgaris ‘Green Apples’ 4″ tall round $8.00 4
Aquilegia x hybrida ‘Dragonfly Hybrids Dwarf’ 3″ round $5.00 6
Arbutus Unedo 3″ round $5.00 2
Brassica oleracea ‘Crane Feather King White’ 4pk $4.00 1
Brassica oleracea ‘Premier’ 4pk $3.00 2
Brassica sp. ‘Prizm’ 4pk $3.00 3
Calycanthus floridus 3″ round $5.00 3
Campanula persicifolia ‘Telham Beauty’ 4″ tall round $6.00 3
Centaurea cyanus ‘Black Ball’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Citrus hystrix 3″ round $6.00 3
Clematis crispa 3″ round $5.00 1
Clematis crispa 4″ tall round $8.00 2
Cobaea scandens ‘Alba’ 3″ round $4.00 4
Dianthus barbatus nigrescens ‘Sooty’ 3″ round $5.00 4
Dianthus superbus ‘Rainbow Loveliness’ 3″ round $5.00 4
Dolichos lablab ‘Priya’ 3″ round $3.00 2
Dolichos lablab ‘Red Leaf’ 3″ round $3.00 3
Fragaria x ananassa ‘Ruby Ann’ 5″ short round $8.00 2
Heuchera americana ‘Crispy-Curly’ 4″ tall round $6.00 4
Ipomoea Nil ‘Scarlet O’Hara’ 3″ round $4.00 3
Kniphofia uvaria ‘Flamenco’ 4″ tall round $8.00 2
Kniphofia uvaria ‘Traffic Lights’ 4″ tall round $8.00 2
Laurus nobilis 3″ round $6.00 3
Lobelia cardinalis 3″ round $4.00 3
Lobelia cardinalis 4″ tall round $6.00 4
Mentha requienii 3″ round $4.00 3
Mentha requienii Corsican 3″ round $4.00 2
Mina lobata 3″ round $4.00 4
Mirabilis jalapa ‘Lemon Swirl’ 3″ round $4.00 2
Ornithogalum caudatum 3″ round $5.00 2
Ornithogalum caudatum 4″ tall round $8.00 2
Pycnanthemum virginianum 4″ tall round $6.00 4
Thymus fragrantissimus Orange 4″ tall round $5.00 1