(PRWEB) June 26, 2013
The Heirloom Market & Café and Heirloom Solutions is teaming up to give started plants away to customers at no charge. The end of the planting season is approaching fast and some local citizens are scrambling to get just a few more started plants in the ground before it’s too late. They have hundreds of started heirloom plants to give away.
“We tend to over prepare each year for the planting season. Each year as we start to wrap up the month of June our plants start to get to the point where they need to go into the ground in order to be able to continue their growth. Rather than tossing the plants out or incinerating the plants, we work hard to get them into the hands of local gardeners to care for them and help them grow,” says Stephanie Heid, manager of the Heirloom Market & Café.
According to Stephanie, the Heirloom Market & Café believes that this is a good program on many levels. They believe that by making the started plants free to the public they are able to get started plants into the hands of people who have not had the ambition to spend money to try their hand at gardening. They feel as though making these plants available to the general public, it will allow everyone the opportunity to grow their own herbs and produce.
The Heirloom Market & Café secures a strong tradition of growing and selling only hand selected group of heirloom variety seeds. They believe that this ensures that their customers get only the best varieties whose genetics were established naturally and have been proven throughout a long period of time. Some of the varieties of herbs they carry have histories that date back to the 1500, and vegetable and flower varieties that date back to the late 1700’s and early 1800’s. They even have some of their most popular varieties available such as Amish Paste tomatoes, King of the North peppers, and flat parsley.
Stop in at the Heirloom Market & Café at 2200 Illinois Route 84, in Thomson, IL to check out their selection of free started heirloom vegetables and herbs.