What are Plug Plants?
Plug plants are young plants raised in small, individual cells, ready to be transplanted into containers or a garden. Each plant is typically 8cm or less in height.
Advantages of Plug Plants
Great for less experienced gardeners as don't have to raise from seed
Can improve yields: a healthy, stocky plant will grow rapidly and symmetrically when planted out, with a potentially greater capacity to withstand pests, disease and drought
Can be used to catch up, if you've missed the 'sowing window'
Can quickly replace a failed crop
Can be planted easily between other plants (intercrop/companion planting)
Perfect for those with small spaces
No need for a greenhouse/polytunnel to germinate seeds
Try new varieties without buying lots of seed packets
No need to 'thin' plants out
As plug plants grow rapidly, reduced need to weed
Please note that as we garden organically, there may be an occasional nibble mark on your plug plant - this does not affect their growth, and may even improve their nutritional value by producing a defence response within the plant!
How are the plants delivered?
If you order by Saturday of this week, plug plants are dispatched at the beginning of the following week (e.g. Monday/Tuesday). This is to minimise the chances of your baby plants spending a weekend in a courier warehouse or van!
We use An Post for delivery as the most reliable service at the moment to deliver plants on time and without damage. Their next working day delivery maximises the chances of your plants arriving health & safe - at the moment deliveries are taking 48 hours due to Covid -19 demand but plants arrive unaffected.
How are the plants packaged?
Your plug plants are protected in recycled plastic modules, and given a big drink of water before their journey to you. we are happy for your to post packaging back to us for reuse - we disinfect before using for the next customer. Or simply pop them in the recycling bin to help them continue their zero waste journey!
Our plants are supplied without pots, or in compostable pots, to encourage healthy growth, prevent them from becoming root bound, avoid transplant shock and to minimise plastic waste.
They are grown in certified organic soil from Co. Donegal!
Can I see my produce as certified organic?
While the plants we provide you with are certified organic, you cannot resell any produce from them as certified organic. This is because you would need to be registered with an organic certifying body in Ireland, and go through conversion periods for your land, inspections and other regulatory steps. However you can eat your harvest safe in the knowledge that it was grown sustainably, and came from proven & inspected organic plants with no hidden chemicals.