Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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).
The sky’s the limit! Whether you want one box or one hundred boxes, we’ll still grow every single plant with love, care and dedication and ship them to your door.
Like Brad Pitt at the end of Seven, everybody always wants to know what’s in the box.
Well, there are six plants in every box. And each box – with the exception of The Kit – contains different varieties of the same type of fruits or veggies. (Six different types of pepper, six different herbs, etc…)
If you’d like to know what varieties of plant are in each box, head over to the Grow Your Own Way page – it’s all on there. (Alongside six-hundred different types of plant puns…)
As soon as you can! You know how you feel after a long car journey – you need a bit of space to stretch your legs, a cold drink and a lot of fresh air – your Plantables are exactly the same.
Dig a hole, plant them and give them a bit of water as soon as they arrive, and you’ll have happy plants in no time. (And a happy plant means lots of tasty fruits and veggies.)
We’re glad you asked! A lot of love went into designing the boxes that your plants arrive in. We wanted to design a box that didn’t just get the plants to your door in one piece, but that kept them protected from any damage whatsoever.
We make sure that they’re well watered before we ship them, so that they’re not gasping for water when they get to you. If you live in a particularly chilly area, we’ll put a heat pack in your boxes so your plants don’t freeze. And, of course, we make sure that they’re only on the road for 3 days (at the most) so they’re safe and healthy when they turn up on your doorstep.
Good question! A growing zone – or hardiness zone, as it’s sometimes known – is just a fancy way of explaining the best time (based on where you live) to plant your fruits and veggies.
Based on average winter temperature, your growing zone gives you a good idea of when your plants have the best chance of success. (Of course, it’s just a guide – that’s why we make sure that your plants are designed to thrive in all conditions.)
Why do I need to know this?
We ask you to find out your growing zone so that we can deliver your plants to you at just the right time for them to grow, thrive and produce crazy amounts of produce in your region.
(If you’re a greenhouse grower – or you live in a microclimate – don’t worry. You can bypass this section and choose the date you’d like your plants delivered, even if it’s outside of your growing season.)
Again, we don’t want to blow our own horn… (But yes.)
We’ve gone to every effort to make sure every plant you order is hardy, reliable and super easy-to-grow.
How are they hardier?
Well, on top of all the love and care we give your plants, there’s lots of behind-the-scenes science that goes on.
Firstly, we graft the varieties of plants that are most susceptible to soil borne diseases to make sure they’re as hardy as can be (and that they produce lots of fruits and veggies, too.) That means that we take the best parts of two plants and join them together to produce a hybrid plant that has the best characteristics of both. (For example, the hardy roots of one tomato plant with the high-yield tender shoot (or scion, if you speak the lingo) of another.)
After that, we also do really cool things (well, we think they’re cool at least) with bugs to keep your plants disease free. Instead of pesticides, we use good bugs to kill off the bad bugs and keep your plants healthy all season long.
If this kind of plant-nerdery floats your boat, then you’ll love the content on our blog.
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.)
You can (sort of).
Admittedly, we’re not Amazon Prime fast, but we’re still pretty quick.
We ship every Tuesday, so as you’ve ordered your plants by noon on Friday the previous week, then you can have garden-ready plants in your garden (or on your balcony) within a week.
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.