October 25, 2018

Potting Hundreds of Bare Root Hosta Plants

Potting hundreds of new bare root plants is a big, yet exciting undertaking.

Over the last few days, my gardeners have been busy caring for all sorts of bare root hostas. Bare root plants are so named because the plants are dug from the ground while dormant, and then stored without any soil surrounding their roots. I ordered 700-hostas to plant around the farm - all from Pioneer Gardens, a wholesale company located on the outskirts of Deerfield, Massachusetts. Founded in 1996, Pioneer Gardens specializes in high-quality perennial starter plants, both field-grown bare root and greenhouse plugs, and sells directly to growers and finishers throughout North America. I can’t wait to see these plants mature and flourish.

Enjoy these photos.