Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 10:48 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» Hail Damage (Pics) - Am I in Trouble?
by Fiz Yesterday at 9:30 pm

» New England June 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:20 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in JUNE 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:18 pm

» Recommendations for balcony plants
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:16 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:10 pm

» table identity
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:07 pm

» Newbie in North Carolina!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:03 pm

» Things You Never Knew Existed Until SFG...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:59 pm

» 15 bean soup mix - can the beans be used for planting?
by walshevak Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Red plastic tomato trays, anyone?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 2:42 pm

» Pea blight
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:19 pm

» Cinnamon, Fungus, and Gnats
by Fiz Yesterday at 2:16 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 1:04 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 12:52 pm

» Coconut Coir
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 10:13 am

» Trellis
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 7:30 am

» Pesticide use?
by jimmy cee 6/27/2017, 10:32 pm

» N & C Midwest--It is JUNE!!!! Garden Time!
by Scorpio Rising 6/27/2017, 9:16 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by AtlantaMarie 6/27/2017, 12:54 pm

» Tips for compost tumbler
by BeetlesPerSqFt 6/27/2017, 12:33 pm

» New Green House
by Hoggar 6/27/2017, 12:28 pm

» to mulch or not to mulch
by sanderson 6/27/2017, 11:40 am

» who has chickens
by sanderson 6/27/2017, 10:23 am

» Bug Identification
by Robbomb116 6/27/2017, 9:17 am

» update pics
by llama momma 6/27/2017, 7:29 am

» Plans for 2017 revisited
by Judy McConnell 6/26/2017, 1:48 pm

» What won't you grow next year or are still trying to grow??
by countrynaturals 6/26/2017, 1:13 pm

» It's Kefir Time
by hammock gal 6/26/2017, 12:15 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Jung seeds/plants?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Jung seeds/plants?

Post  Larraine Winkler on 2/14/2013, 7:58 pm

Has anyone had experience with Jung for seeds and/or plants? They are the only company so far that offers asparagus plants in batches of 10 (instead of 20)? This is my first attempt at asparagus and they show shipping 2-yr. plants, although I have read these are more susceptible to crown rot than are 1-yr. plants. Any experience on this?
avatar
Larraine Winkler

Posts : 12
Join date : 2012-09-08
Location : Minneapolis, MN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  littlejo on 2/14/2013, 8:15 pm

All I know is that Jung seed has a 'relationship' with Square Foot Gardening, foundation, I guess. They came up with several seed packets with Mel, included a diagram for a SFG bed, for a good price. I purchased the kit, and the seeds all came up. I had to pay sales tax now, but I guess that's ok.
They are probably a good source of asparagus, for I think it grows wild in Wis. Just be sure the mm and ground underneath bed drains well, but, that goes for 1 yr old plants too.
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  Turan on 2/14/2013, 8:40 pm

I can not say anything about Jung. I would suggest that you go talk to a local nursery and ask them if they will carry asparagus crowns, and any advice they can give you on them.
I just did this today and they are going to try to order the variety I am interested in, and then I can get the dozen I want to try. They also gave me area specific planting advice. Our deep freeze here means the crowns need to be planted deeper.

____________________________

Find more about Weather in Belgrade, MT
Click for weather forecast
avatar
Turan

Female Posts : 2205
Join date : 2012-03-29
Location : Gallatin Valley, Montana, Intermountain zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  RoOsTeR on 2/14/2013, 8:42 pm

I ordered kohlrabi seed from them last year and have another order to place with them again this year. I didn't have any issues. As far as I know, (and experienced) they're a very reputable seed company. I've not heard otherwise anyway Wink
I will be giving this a shot this year:
http://www.jungseed.com/dp.asp?pID=02499&c=107&p=Kossak+Hybrid+Kohlrabi

____________________________


I am my gardens worst enemy.
avatar
RoOsTeR

Forum Administrator

Male Posts : 4242
Join date : 2011-10-04
Location : Colorado Front Range

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  Larraine Winkler on 2/15/2013, 8:35 am

Thanks for the replies. I ordered seeds and plants from them last night, as well as some from Territorial (for varieties Jung did not have). Since I am in MN and they are in WI, I think the asparagus will be appropriate for my area. Now if spring will just cooperate and be a little early this year, I can get my beds in place in time to plant the crowns when they arrive.

On their website (Gardener's Corner section), Jung is very specific about their relationship (or rather NON-relationship) with Monsanto, although advising that they do offer non-GMO seeds from Seminis Gardens They give a list of them in case you are adverse to doing any kind of business with Monsanto. I thought that was pretty up-front of them.
avatar
Larraine Winkler

Posts : 12
Join date : 2012-09-08
Location : Minneapolis, MN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Jung is good, but there are better ones

Post  Hardcoir on 2/15/2013, 9:35 am

We have ordered from Jung in the past. We try to patronize as many Wisconsin businesses as possible, since one of us hails from there. However, they do not have enough organic/heirloom varieties for our area.

We rely on the Southern Exposure Seed Exchange and have never been disappointed. They have specific varieties for the hot/humid climate we are faced with here. They also sell seeds better suited for other climates.

They are super responsive and very friendly to deal with. When we first ordered from them many years ago, we got a discount just by asking if there was one.
avatar
Hardcoir

Posts : 92
Join date : 2013-02-03
Location : Nashville, TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 2/15/2013, 10:14 am

I thought Seminis was in Monsanto's back pocket. Didn't they buy up Seminis a couple of years ago?

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  jmsieglaff on 2/15/2013, 12:44 pm

I purchased asparagus crowns from them last year (garden center since they have physical locations here). I've been very happy with the asparagus and various seeds I've purchased through them. Agreed on the comment on the heirlooms--I get those from Baker Creek and Botanical Interests.

Regarding the Monsanto question, they released a statement and list this year answering that question:
http://www.jungseed.com/GardenersCorner.asp?article=Jung+Seed+Company%2C+Monsanto+and+Seminis&aid=51&id=5
avatar
jmsieglaff

Male Posts : 253
Join date : 2012-04-15
Age : 35
Location : S. WI

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Jung seeds/plants?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum