WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN YOU’RE EXPECTING A NEW PLANT
HOW WILL MY PLANT ARRIVE?
As soon as your new plant arrives, carefully cut open the box and remove the packaging. (FYI before you trash the brown paper packaging – it can be composted, used as sheet mulch, bedding or burned!)
Remove the bag & wrapping around the pot that is keeping the soil moist during transit.
Water it right away. Your plant may or may not experience leaf drop, show signs of stress, or be in a dormant phase. Regardless, it just traveled a great journey to get to its new home, so give it some time to accumulate!
If planting in the ground, check your weather forecast to ensure frost or freezing temperatures have passed for the year. Potting up into a larger pot can be done at any time.
KEEPING YOUR PLANT IN A CONTAINER?
Container gardening is all the rage with urban dwellers, patio growers, and all those unable to garden in the ground. The key to choosing a container is ensuring the pot is large enough for the particular plant’s root system. Larger Moringa trees will need larger pots to properly bear pods, while smaller medicinal herbs like Echinacea only need a 3-gallon pot to harvest an abundant yield.
Any container used should have drainage holes to avoid rotting the root system.
Simply keep your plant in the pot until you ready to transition it into a larger container. Repotting your plant entails acquiring a large container and gradually stepping up from the 5” pot the plant came into the largest size you can accommodate. Providing larger containers offers more room for root growth and allows your plant to grow & food or herbs faster.
TRANSITIONING YOUR PLANT INTO THE GARDEN OR LANDSCAPE?
Questioning where to plant? Know your local hardiness zone (find it here) and ensure you are in the range of the zone recommended for your new plant.
For new trees in the landscape, it is a good practice to stake plants. This helps in establishing wind hardiness and marking your plants in the landscape where mowers or landscapers may be working. Moringa Trees generally thrive under less than ideal soil conditions and do not need to be staked.
FROM OUR NURSERY TO YOUR HOME
WE KEEP SHIPPING RATES ACCURATE & AFFORDABLE.
We utilize USPS & FedEx as our shipping carriers as we have found their services to be reliable, safe & economical options for delivering live plants.
We ship throughout the week according to climatic conditions & delivery time to ensure plants arrive in the best timing for proper care & watering, without unnecessary time spent in their dark box.
At this time we are unable to fulfill orders to California and Arizona due to agricultural regulations. We also do not ship to Hawaii and Alaska due to their distance from us and the sensitive nature of the products we ship.
Our shipments remain safe & secure regardless of how the shipping services handle our packages. We shake, turn, and dance with our packaged plants to ensure they can arrive safe & sound to your garden’s door! All plants are inspected, watered, and pruned when necessary. Each order is hand packaged to secure the plant in its box with re-purposed paper and padding.
LIFE IS DELICATE!
While we do our very best to ensure safe & secure travel from our nursery to your home, we can accept that some of the following may occur in rare instances: drooping, minor leaf-loss, minimal yellowing/discoloration, minor limb damage, etc. It’s important to realize that the living energy of the plant is moving into the roots and branches, where it will be used for new growth & regeneration. Planting and caring for your plant properly and regularly when introducing to your garden or potted plant collection will allow for a 2-3 week recovery.
WE ARE CURRENTLY UNABLE TO SHIP LIVE PLANTS TO CA, AZ, HI, AL OR INTERNATIONALLY.
Sorry! Someday all plants will be free to roam the world without Big-Ag losing their mono-crops and without fear of biodiversity in the landscape.