Re: Bonnie Plants was Re: [gardeners] Breeze/Cans & transplants

Allen and Judy Merten (
Fri, 14 Jan 2000 00:56:09 -0600

    I get my Bonnie plants from a feed store in Elgin, Tx. Bonnie plants does have a
web site,
    I really like the selection that was available from Bonnie Plants at my feed
store. They offered several pepper varieties that I could not get anywhere else in
the county. I got my Cubanelle and Habanero peppers from them. Cubanelles are a
great mild yellow pepper good for pickling, or stir frying, good substitute for Bell
peppers for those that have indigestion problems with Bell's. Judy can eat
Cubanelles in her food, but Bell peppers give her trouble.
    Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
    Zone 8

Linda Baranowski-Smith wrote:

> >Allen and Judy Merten wrote:
> >>
> >>     I have to put in a plug for a grower that I have had super success using
> >> their plants. Hope George doesn't mind. The grower is Bonnie Plants.
> >>They have
> >> a website, I have been buying plants from them for the
> >> last 2 years, this will be the third. <snip> They also have the plants that
> >> are recommended for my area. The big chain nurseries usually have more plants
> >> for other areas and a limited amount of recommended varieties.
> >>     Allen
> >>     Bastrop Co., SE Central Tx.
> >>     Zone 8
> >Ma Non Cheri, I don't mind me. I only use Bonnie Plants on the times we
> >buy seedlings. Same reasons you do, they're healthy when you get them,
> <snip>
> >I have a friend, lives somewhere over around Uvalde, Tx, but works here
> >fixing elevators. He's putting in 4 very large greenhouses and has set
> >up to grow plants for Bonnie. They use independent contractors all
> >around the country, give them the greenhouse blueprints, help them find
> >financing, and then order plants in advance. <snip>
> >
> >George
> Hi Guys...
> I found this very interesting because Bonnie Plants bought-out Woodcreek
> Farms, Cygnet, Ohio, a big operation and one of our local plug suppliers.
> We were down there yesterday because the former owner is selling everything
> that Bonnie Plants doesn't want and he's also overseeing the Bonnie Plant
> greenhouse construction on site.  The framework is up for the greenhouse
> range... think there are 40 houses.  This operation is number 35 for Bonnie
> Plant and they've just bought another place near Chicago that will be
> number 36.  From the conversations we had yesterday, my understanding is
> that Bonnie grows annuals for mass merchandisers.  Do they sell to
> individuals in your part of the country?
> Linda in NW Ohio near Toledo/Lake Erie, USDA Zone 5