Spring is here…or is it?


Wow…what a crazy winter!  The past few days have been fabulous though and I’m sure everyone is itching to do some gardening.  My early season crops are growing slowly under their row covers and we’re anxiously awaiting the first salads of the year….soon!

On the tomato and pepper front…good news and bad news.  The good news is my tomato seedlings are all potted up and look fantastic!   I have a record number of varieties and they are all on pace to be super hardy and healthy for planting in early May.  The bad news is with the peppers this year.  I used a new seed starting mix this year and I believe it was infested with fungus gnat eggs.  I did all I could to fight them off in February and March, but they really weakened  a lot of pepper plants and killed quite a few of them.  I will have some pepper plants available, but not quite the selection and not quite the size that I hoped.

I’ve tweaked the list a little bit as I found some varieties of plants I missed initially.  Please use this copy of my list as a reference for your plants this year.

2019 Greenhouse Flyer Final

Plant sales will be the following dates:

My home address is 215 East 97th Street, KCMO

April 19:  5 p.m.to 7 p.m. (plants will likely be small on this date, but if you want some of the rare varieties this is your best date to shop.).

April 20: Not open for sales, but come to the Discovery Center and get some free native plants and trees!

April 21:  8 a.m. to Noon

April 25: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 26:  5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

April 27: 8 a.m. to Noon

May 3:  5 p.m to 7 p.m.

May 4:  8 a.m. to Noon

May 11:  8 a.m. to Noon


  1. Steve Fritts said

    Hi James

    We have purchased tomato plants from you for several years. We purchase some for my son in law that lives in St. Louis. We like to give him his plants on Easter weekend but we are traveling there on Friday morning and your sale starts that night. Any chance I could pick up 5 Sun Golds before then? Thanks, Steve Fritts

    • huntoften said

      I can be here tomorrow evening if that works for you. Please let me know what time so I can be ready. Thanks!

  2. Steve Fritts said

    Hi James,

    Would 7:30 tonight be OK?
    They want one more so it would be 6 Sun Golds.
    How much will I owe you so I can have the cash and what is your address again? I generally know it but an address would be better.

    Thanks, Steve Fritts

    • Steve Fritts said

      Hi again,

      I am just checking if 7:30 will work for you tonight.
      When I entered my last note I did not check the “Notify me” button.

      Steve Fritts

      • huntoften said

        7:30 will work. $2.50 per plant. I’m at 215 Est 97th Street, KCMO

      • Steve Fritts said

        Great – see you then

        Steve Fritts

  3. Dave B said

    Are sales cash only or do you take other forms of payment?

    • huntoften said

      Cash only please. Thanks!

  4. Ken Smith said

    Any strawberry plants?

  5. Paul said

    Would like to come May 11th if you are still plannning on opening…and if you have 6 or so Thai Hots left. Got caught up in travel and missed when I should have got everything planted! Let me know, thanks!!

    • huntoften said

      See you Saturday! Plenty of plants left…including some Thai Hots!

  6. Elizabeth Jacobs said

    Do you still have plants? Let me know! Call me or text 816-521-8281 .

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