When it comes to vegetable plants, we feel confident when we say that we have the healthiest vegetable plants and one of the largest selections of any of our competitors; which has been our goal from the very beginning. We know that you have a choice on where you buy your vegetable plants and we want to give you a really good reason to buy them from us, and then continue to do so!
For example, we know that having a healthy root system is critical to their successful growth. When vegetable plants are shipped and then transplanted into your garden, a healthy root system will help them to survive the rigors of shipment and will enable them to take firm hold in your garden. This is why we grow our seedlings in larger pots and ship them to you in a manner that guarantees their survival. We have also suggested that you put your newly arrived seedlings in the shade, maybe under a tree, for a couple of days and that you sit the pots in a shallow container to soak in Neptune's Harvest Fish & Seaweed Fertilizer before transplanting. Young plants need a little time to recover in order to be transplanted without further trauma, and we have found that by following these suggestions, our customers experience almost 100% success and go on to have highly productive gardens.
We also know that you expect the best for your family, just as we do for our own. This is why we start with only the best seeds and then grow our vegetables in our own greenhouses, under our personal supervision. Another blog article, We've Taken the Safe Seed Pledge, also addresses the danger of genetically modified seeds, which further emphasizes our commitment to offering the healthiest and safest plants. Also, in case you are unaware, many of the seedlings and seeds that you buy from varied retailers are imported from foreign countries. As we've learned with Chinese-made toys, you cannot always be sure that what you see is what you get. The simple truth is that foreign countries just don't have the same strict requirements for gardening that the United States does. It's very easy to import unwanted pests and diseases. We want you to be able to order with confidence, knowing that we do everything in our power to ensure a quality product, their safe arrival and your gardening success. We guarantee safe arrival of all of our live plants as long as you select a shipping option that allows arrival on your doorstep within three days, which is our standard shipping rate to more than half of the U.S.
In addition, we offer, in a one-stop shopping experience, the ability to purchase everything you could possibly want to help you to become more self-sufficient, more knowledgeable and to make your outdoor space a welcome retreat. We employ a Master Gardener to answer all of your questions; we offer, whenever possible, products that are made right here in the United States, always ensuring that they meet our very high standards for quality and value. We seek your feedback and your personal experiences in order to better serve you. Beyond that, we also extend our Guaranteed Satisfaction policy, which is extended to every single item that we carry, even our live plants.
And finally, we take the guesswork out of planting. Just as retailers start stocking Christmas items before Thanksgiving, garden centers are anxious to start making a profit, even though it may be too early to safely plant in your area. This is becoming even more common as more and more novice gardeners take to their yards as a means to stretch the family's food dollar. Unfortunately, the failures, as a result of planting too early, have left a bad taste in some people's mouths (pun intended) when it comes to growing their own produce.
We ship according to a Shipping Schedule that has been carefully coordinated for your particular geographic area. This gives you plenty of time to properly prepare your garden plot and also lets you know exactly when your plants should arrive. But, if you have a greenhouse or would like to get your plants earlier, you only have to let us know, and we will comply. We strive to offer the best advice, be you an experienced gardener or someone just learning. We know that our success as a garden retailer is directly linked to your success as a gardener.
We appreciate your stopping by and invite you to get to know us better.