One last day of open plant sales this SATURDAY!

I’ll be open from 8 to noon on Saturday, May 15th. 215 East 97th Street, KCMO

I still have quite a few types of tomato and pepper plants left. They are sturdy, stocky, have amazing roots, and are ready to be planted in your garden!

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OPEN PLANT SALES ON SATURDAY!

This Saturday, May 8th I’ll have open sales at my home. 215 East 97th Street, KCMO 64114. Open hours will be from 8 a.m. to noon and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Thank you to all that pre-ordered this year…I appreciate your business, but really dislike filling all those cardboard boxes with plants and not getting to see the faces of all the gardeners on my back patio!


The CDC is allowing for more freedom with outdoor activities now and I feel more comfortable with having a plant sale now.  We will still require social distancing and if possible  only bring yourself with as few other people as possible unless they are buying plants as well..  If there are more than 3 people on the back patio when you arrive, please wait in the driveway until there is room for you to shop.  


I am out of ARGG and AMGC for sure (stupid bird got in my greenhouse and killed those two)  
I do have some varieties that were not listed on my original list.  I have some Carolina Reapers and a few other cool types of sweet peppers as well.


Please bring your own box or container to carry your plants in  I’ll take cash, check, or payment by PayPal.  

2021 Plant List

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Plant Pickup Particulars

Thank you to all who have ordered plants so far this year for driveway pickup. I am still taking orders for plants, but the earliest date right now for pickup is April 22nd.

For those that ordered plants for pickup on April 17th through the 21st, I will have your orders ready in my driveway beginning at 8 a.m. on the day you specified. My address is 215 East 97th Street, KC MO

Please understand that the soonest you should plant any of these seedlings is the first week of May. Keep your plants outside in full sun and water them daily. They need to be exposed to the sun and the wind as much as possible to remain strong. They are fully hardened off and tough as nails! Do not bring them in the house or put in a greenhouse unless the temperatures are predicted to be below 40 degrees. The plants are small as they always are this time of year, but their root system is top notch and by the first week of May they will be of a perfect size to plant in your garden.

Thank you again!

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2021 Online Plant Ordering and Contactless Pickup Instructions

Well it’s a year later and a lot has changed in he world. Adapting to change is the key to survival and I’m doing my best to adapt to this changing world. Gardening has become exponentially more popular for various reasons recently and I’m loving people’s newfound love of growing veggies! My new business http://www.yumyards.com is doing well and we’re looking for another banner year of building gardens and growing veggies for people in heir own backyards!

We’ll again have curbside, contactless pickup with online ordering and payment this year. Hopefully next year we can go back to visiting on the back patio and watching the birds and visiting my garden beds as we talk about gardening. I really miss the many families that come by each year, but I understand that safety is of utmost importance right now as we try and get past the COVID pandemic.

I have drastically cut back on my varieties of tomatoes, peppers, eggplant, cucumber, and herb varieties. Last year I had well over 175 types of plants to sort through and fill orders and had a very difficult time sorting through such a diverse list. As much as I LOVE to grow over 100 types of tomatoes, this year I had to scale way back.

Last year, the world lost one of the goddesses of tomatoes, Remy Rotella. She was a good friend of mine and has helped me in so many ways over the past 15 years. Remy ran a small business called The Sample Seed Shop out of her home in New York. I bought so many varieties from her as she had some of the most unique breeds of tomatoes on the planet! I still have a bunch of seeds from her store and planted about a dozen types this year. I am not publishing what they are, but if you want a “Remy Special” please indicate how many you want and pay for it on your online order. I’m sure you’ll love what I’m growing from Remy’s seeds and her love for tomatoes will grow on in you garden.

To keep my sanity and make this process as effective and efficient as possible, I ask for you to follow these steps to place your orders for plants.

  1. Determine which varieties of tomato, pepper, eggplant, cucumber, and/or herb plants you would like to have in your order and the quantity of each.  Please review my list as some varieties have changed since the initial publication.
  2. Multiply the number of plants you wish to purchase by $2.50 to come up with your total cost.
  3. Use PayPal to send money to kctomatotimes@gmail.com If you would, choose “Send Money to a Friend” to save me the PayPal fees….they really take a chunk out of my earnings!
  4. In the “notes” section, include your list of plants (Use the abbreviations if possible) and quantity of each.
    Also include the date you would like to pick up your plants. Plants will be available beginning April 22nd.  Orders must be placed at least FOUR days prior to your pickup date to ensure I have time to fill the order. Remember that pants should not be transplanted until the first week of May. If you pick up your plants early, they will be on the small side, but will be plenty big for transplanting when the time is right.
  5. Plants will be in boxes by my driveway gate beginning at 8 a.m. on the day you indicated that you will pick them up.  My address is 215 East 97th Street, KCMO
  6. Understand that if I am out of a particular variety that you ordered, I will substitute it with a comparable plant variety.

Orders will be filled in order of plant pickup date.  Set your plant pickup date early to have the best chance at getting those special varieties.

If you are unable to pay with PayPal, you may mail me a check along with your list of plants and the date you want to pick them up.  Checks must be received at least one week before the plant pickup date you select.  Makes checks payable to James Worley, 215 East 97th Street, Kansas City, MO 64114

To keep things simple, I will not be selling grow bags or silver mulch film this year.  Doing these online pre-orders will be complicated and time consuming, so I am trying to streamline the process as much as possible.

Please realize that I have hundreds of gardeners visit my backyard each year for plant sales.  I love all of you and especially love seeing you and your families grow.  It pains me greatly not to see you this year, but this will pass and I’ll see you next spring!

Also keep in mind that I am very busy this year with my new business “Yum Yards” and may not have time to answer e-mail questions promptly.

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Plant Sales OVER for the Season

Thank you to all that purchased plants this year.

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Online Plant Sales OPEN!

Today went very well with quite  a few folks stopping by to get plants and following social distancing guidelines.  Good job everyone!

I have quite a few Ananas Noir, Brandywine Black, Black Cherry, CDBA, most of the Dwarf Varieties, Early Girl, RPGSS, Sungold, Sunrise Bumblebee, Purple Bumblebee, and Yellow Pear left.  I have just a few of about 25 other types, but am not going to list them as there aren’t many of each.

I have a few eggplant left, shishito peppers, jalapeno peppers, and some superhots as well.  I’m out of basils and cucumbers.  I have papalo and perilla ad Korean mint.

If you’d like to just have me pick out your plants, I’m more than happy to do that.  Just say in the notes of your payment how many plants you’d like and if you’d like large fruited or small fruited tomatoes; sweet, hot, or super hot peppers; Italian or Asian eggplant and basil; and slicing or pickling cucumbers.  I’ll find plants that fit your needs and who knows, you may end up with a new favorite!

I will only be accepting online orders and payments from now on…PayPal only, no checks or cash.  The first day orders may be picked up is Sunday, May 2nd.  

UPDATED PLANT LIST CLICK HERE

To keep my sanity and make this process as effective and efficient as possible, I ask for you to follow these steps to place your orders for plants.

  1. Determine which varieties of tomato, pepper, eggplant, cucumber, and/or herb plants you would like to have in your order and the quantity of each.  Please review my list as some varieties have changed since the initial publication.
    Multiply the number of plants you wish to purchase by $2.50 to come up with your total cost.
  2. Use PayPal to send money to kctomatotimes@gmail.com
  3. In the “notes” section, include your list of plants (Use the abbreviations if possible) and quantity of each.

    Also include the date you would like to pick up your plants.

    Plants will be available beginning May 3rd .  Orders must be placed at least TWO days prior to your pickup date to ensure I have time to fill the order.

  4. Plants will be in boxes by my driveway gate beginning at 8 a.m. on the day you indicated that you will pick them up.  My address is 215 East 97th Street, KCMO
  5. Understand that if I am out of a particular variety that you ordered, I will substitute it with a comparable plant variety.

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Open Sales this Saturday!

With some relaxation on the Covid 19 situation, I’m going to attempt to open for plant sales on Saturday morning, May 9th from 8 a.m. to noon.  I will fill all existing orders I have now, but will no longer be accepting orders for pickup.

We will be following strict social distancing guidelines by allowing only 2 customers at a time on my back patio.  Please bring your own box or container to carry your plants home in.  I will be accepting cash, check, or payment through PayPal.

All transactions will be no-contact and I will have a drop box for you to put your payments in.  I will remain in an area adjacent to the plants and will guide you the best I can to find the plants you want.

A week or so ago I found a stash of plants I had not potted up and I was able to get several varieties back in the inventory.  I do not have a complete inventory of what I have, but I do have at least 50 types of tomato plants left, several types of sweet and hot and superhot peppers, and eggplant as well.  My herb and cucumber (except for perilla) supply is all but gone, so don’t count on those being available if you are in need.

When you arrive at my home (215 East 97th Street, KCMO),  please use the circle drive to avoid parking on the street.  If you come back to the patio and see two or more people already there, please wait in the driveway until they are finished purchasing their plants.  If for some reason, people are not able to practice social distancing and be patient, I will lock the gate and shut off sales, so please be patient!

Thank you so much!

 

 

 

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Plant Ordering Now OPEN again….temporarily!

I have had some time to get my plants sorted a bit and now will be able to have sales again.  I am out of a LOT of varieties, but still have fantastic types that I know you’ll love even though you may not get your favorites.  Substitutions to your list will be highly likely at this point, so please understand that before you place your order.

If you’d like to just have me pick out your plants, I’m more than happy to do that.  Just say in the notes of your payment how many plants you’d like and if you’d like large fruited or small fruited tomatoes; sweet, hot, or super hot peppers; Italian or Asian eggplant and basil; and slicing or pickling cucumbers.  I’ll find plants that fit your needs and who knows, you may end up with a new favorite!

I will only be accepting online orders and payments from now on…PayPal only, no checks or cash.  The first day orders may be picked up is Sunday, May 2nd.  

UPDATED PLANT LIST CLICK HERE

To keep my sanity and make this process as effective and efficient as possible, I ask for you to follow these steps to place your orders for plants.

  1. Determine which varieties of tomato, pepper, eggplant, cucumber, and/or herb plants you would like to have in your order and the quantity of each.  Please review my list as some varieties have changed since the initial publication.
    Multiply the number of plants you wish to purchase by $2.50 to come up with your total cost.
  2. Use PayPal to send money to kctomatotimes@gmail.com
  3. In the “notes” section, include your list of plants (Use the abbreviations if possible) and quantity of each.

    Also include the date you would like to pick up your plants.

    Plants will be available beginning May 3rd .  Orders must be placed at least FOUR days prior to your pickup date to ensure I have time to fill the order.

  4. Plants will be in boxes by my driveway gate beginning at 8 a.m. on the day you indicated that you will pick them up.  My address is 215 East 97th Street, KCMO
  5. Understand that if I am out of a particular variety that you ordered, I will substitute it with a comparable plant variety.

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NO MORE PLANT ORDERS….FOR NOW!

I am not sure how many plants I’m going to have left after I fill orders for the rest of this week and this weekend.  After Monday, I will revise my list and possibly open up for more orders.  Demand has been so high this year, that I am afraid I’m going to run out before everyone gets their plants…hopefully not, but I don’t want to disappoint anyone.  Thank you for understanding and for your awesome support!

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Updated Plant List April 20

I had a record number of orders the past few days and am out of quite a few varieties.  I still have plenty of Carbon and Sungold though!

Here is an updated list I mad with the varieties I’m out of in strikethrough font.  Some of the ones I have left, there are only a few plants, so I will substitute if I need to.  Thank you for your understanding.

UPDATED PLANT LIST CLICK HERE

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