Come see why people who love gardening
Great plants, great service, great prices,
Open Mid March to Mid November
Open for Spring 2016!
Spring Hours Mon. - Sat. 9 to 5
Sun. 12 to 4
Evening hours available just call
ahead during the day and let us know when you're coming.
We'll be happy to keep the shop
open for you.
Our Spring 2016 selection of Vegetable
and Herb plants is our largest ever. There's a reason we call
it "insane" :)
We're still adding even more heirloom
tomato varieties, more peppers, heirloom Squash, Okra, and Eggplants,
among others, and a whole bunch more herbs, including culinary,
medicinal, and spiritual use varieties. We believe in staying
close to nature and grow our plants here focusing on non GMO varieties.
Our catch phase is "Just say no, to GMO."
All of our seed suppliers have signed
the pledge to sell no GMO varieties.
And Yes, we really do grow all of
our vegetable and herb plants here on site, no middle men, no
poisons, no kidding. :)
Come see why vegetable and herb
gardeners are driving as many as 3 hours one way to shop our incredible
Our service, selection, and prices
will delight both the beginner and expert gardener alike.
If you are a truck farm or a community
garden or other commercial or non profit organization we offer
exceptional quality and commercially competetive pricing. We also
have decades of experience meeting the needs of the commercial
market. We do request large volume commercial orders be placed
to allow enough time for procurement and sowing of seed or propagation
of cutting to meet your requested ship date.
In most cases this lead time can
be several months. If interested drop an email to email@example.com
Have a favorite variety that you'd
like us to carry? Just drop an email to the address in the previous
sentence. We like requests and feed back from our customers. :)
The long awaited 2015 variety lists
are here! Plants will be available late April.
As of May 6 th 2016 we will not
be able to post the 2016 lists due to a data glitch that I just
don't have the 20 or so hours it would take to correct, however
everything on the 2015 lists were grown this year so those lists
are accurate they just won't have the new varieties we added for
2016. The tomato selection spans 260 varieties and about 150 on
In 2015 our email garden newsletter
/ blog moved here on the website. To go
there click HERE.
Some specials and other offers will
still be sent to subscribers as well as annoucements of new postings.
If you'd like to subscribe to our email announcements you can
do so via the link at the bottom of the page.
Just a note to any who may wonder.
I have intentionally left the site in the "homepagey"
feel of the internet of the mid 90's. A simpler time before hacking,
tracking, profiling, spying and obsessive commercialism took over.
In a nutshell, heirloom plants, heirloom website. :) Al
2015 herb plant list We grow
over 100 species of culinary, medicinal, and spirtual use herbs.
Come see why professional Chefs, Herbalists, and Home gardeners
alike count on Funke's as their source for their herb garden starter
We really do take our devotion to
preserving our heritage and the diversity of species quite seriously,
if you really enjoy reconnecting with nature through gardening
we think you'll find Funke's a refreshing change from the "same,
same, stuff, stuff" garden stores out there. :)
Here's a bunch of other fun garden
stuff to poke through on our site. :)
The Liberty for dummies page is a simple
refresher for all of us Americans that have forgotten what "liberty"
is really all about.
It's cute, has great music, and even
a kid can understand it. Some adults may be another story. :)
It's well worth the watch. I hope you find it as refreshing/entertaining/enlightening
as I. My highest compliments to the artist that constructed it.
The site is evolving. Rather than take
it down for "maintainance" the way many do I decided
to leave the old links below in place while I get them placed
in the new sections of the newly added site links above. Al
Stop supporting greedy billionaire
bankers! use cash!
Want to do something about greedy bankers
robbing the public treasury blind through massive corruption at
the federal level? STOP USING THE PLASTIC & START USING CASH.
Credit cards do nothing but suck BILLIONS of $ away from the working
class & small businesses every year. Who pays for the skymiles
and rewards? Your merchant, that's who. Those rewards are taken
electronically out of the merchant's portion of the sale when
the card is scanned.
God grant us the sereneity to accept
the things we cannot change, the COURAGE to change the things
we can, and the WISDOM to know the difference.
Serving the greater Cincinnati
Garden Market for four generations since 1896
We were at one time, perhaps the single
most comprehensive selection of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs
and garden accessories in the region including tuned windchimes,
garden furniture, tools, fertilzers and water gardening supplies.
The unwillingness of garden consumers to buy plants in any significant
numbers in anything less than perfect weather, and then only willing
to pay what they did ten years ago while costs of operation skyrockted
forced us to shift focus towards the self sufficient organic method
food production of our past.
Our primary mission is now to provide
the plants, materials, and knowledge necessary for our customers
to take control of their own food supply.
"Teach a person to fish and they're
fed for life, teach them to garden and they can feed the whole
neighborhood!" Al Funke 2009
We look forward to a sustainable future
of healthy and bountiful harvests.
Located at 4798 Gray Rd. Cincinnati
Browse through our extensive site through
any of the above areas. We hope you have as much fun here as we
have putting it here for you!
We pride ourselves on customer service
and do our level best to be as "user friendly" as possible!
Feel free to send us any comments or
suggestions via the email link below.
Gardening questions are welcome :)
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