Frequently Asked Questions
Who are Plantables?
Hello there! We’re Adrian and Jodi, and we’re the husband-and-wife duo behind Plantables. (You can think of us as the Sonny and Cher of garden-ready fruits and veggies, if you like.)
We remember the first time we tried to grow our first plants, all those years ago. And we especially remember how tricky it was to handle the seedling stage, to find the time in our busy schedules to tend to the seedlings and – to be quite honest – to work out how to even start growing tasty produce.
So, we thought: we already grow high-quality plants for growers across North America, why don’t we do the same for the green-thumbed gurus who grow (or want to grow) their own fruits and veggies at home?
And that’s what we did.
We started Plantables so that you could get the highest-quality, garden-ready plants planted, propagated and shipped straight to your door (rather than settling for the healthiest-looking plant from your nearest big box store).
Are Plantables plants better than the ones from big box stores?
Well, we don’t like to blow our own horn… (but yes).
Don’t get us wrong, it’s not that the plants in big box stores are bad – it’s just that they haven’t had the same love, care and attention that we give to every plant in your Plantables boxes.
Our sister company, Roelands Plant Farms Inc, has been growing the highest-quality plants for farmers and growers across North America for years. They use equal measures of experience, science and love to make sure that every plant is guaranteed to produce crazy amounts of tasty produce.
And now, we are making those plants available to you.
That means that the plants you get in your Plantables box are the same high-quality plants used by farmers and growers across the country. (They’re probably the same plants that grow the produce you buy at the supermarket, grocery store, and farmers’ market, too.)
How soon will my plants ship?
That depends on the time of year and a few other factors.
We schedule our shipments around the plant’s growth so they can be shipped at the perfect time to be garden-ready when they arrive. We ship fresh batches every Monday-Thursday and during the busy season (May-June) require a 14 day lead time to prepare your order.
However, if you want us to grow your plants for a specific time of the year, you can still place your order them in advance and they’ll arrive at your doorstep healthy, hardy and ready-to-plant exactly when you need them.
COVID-19 Update– Due to high demand, we are limited on the number of orders we can process and ship each week. On the “Check Out” page, under “Shipping Week” you will be able to see our next available delivery week.
How are the plants grown?
OK, brace yourself for some serious plant-science.
Your Plantables plants are grown at the state-of-the-art facility of our sister company, Roelands Plant Farms Inc. (They grow the same plants for farmers and growers all across North America.)
At that facility, we use every technique and technology imaginable to grow healthy, happy plants.
What technology do you use?
A fellow plant technology nerd, eh? You’re among friends here.
We use (deep breath) venlo style glass roofs, high pressure sodium grow lights, ebb and flood grow floors, hydroponic irrigation systems, energy saving screens, solar blocking screens, and a hot water heating system. And they’re all completely automated and computer controlled to make sure your seeds grow into happy, healthy and hardy plants.