Our Spring 2019 selection of Vegetable
and Herb plants was even more INSANE than ever!
Want to see why avid gourmet gardeners
have been driving as far as 300 miles to shop our spring selection?
Come check us out for the spring 2020 planting season which is sure to
be our most amazing yet.
Doing our best to upstage the previous year's selection has totally
Pretty much wherever your tribe came from on the planet we have ethnic
vegetable and herb plants from your ancestral homeland.
Truly a treasure trove for the foodie, the ethnic, the scientific, and
of course, the urban and suburban gardener looking for great fresh
veggies right from the backyard, deck, or patio for the summer
grilling and cookout season.
This year there were 250 + pepper varieties
from Super hot to super sweet, and everything in between, including
many exotic species from around the globe.
If you're a chili lover you'll LOVE
shopping our insane selection! Here's the link for the 2019 Pepper list
If you're a "fire eater"
you'll be pleased to know that we have about 30 million+ scoville
varieties to choose from!
We start the seeds in January so
you can buy plants at Funke's that will have pods ready by mid
to late July in your home garden.
And of course, no sauce, salsa,
salad, or big fat burger would be complete without tasty tomatoes.
With 250+ varieties to choose from
this year you'll find an amazing selection of heirlooms, sauce
varieties, salad cherries, burger slicers, and more than plenty
to please the most serious foodie!
And it's not just peppers and tomatoes,
our ethnic diversity selection spreads out across the cucumbers,
squash, okra, melons, greens, sweet potatoes, etc.
We believe in staying close to nature
and grow our plants here as naturally as possible. Our catch
phase is "Just say no, to GMO."
And Yes, we really do grow all of
our vegetable and herb plants here on site, no middle men, no
poisons, no kidding.
We take pride in the fact that our
plants are safe to eat the day you take them home.
Our service, selection, and prices
will delight both the beginner and expert gardener alike.
Have a favorite variety that you'd
like us to carry? Just drop an email to al (at) funkes.com. We
like requests and feed back from our customers. :)
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
Herbs! We grow about 150 varieties
of culinary, medicinal, and spirtual use herbs. Come see why
Chefs, Herbalists, and Home gardeners alike count on Funke's as
their source for their herb garden starter plants.
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
as I. It was on the verge of extinction from the internet so I
moved it here so that concept of "by the people, of the people,
and for the people should not perish from the internet".
My highest compliments to the artist that constructed it. Webmaster
The site is evolving. Rather than take
it down for "maintainance" the way many do I decided
to leave the old links from ten years ago below in place for posterity
if nothing else. Eventually I'll move them into the history section
where they belong.
Like life itself it's a work in progress. Al
Help the little guys save the
fees! Use cash!
Want to do something to help the little
guys keep their prices down for you the customer? 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. Also
cash can't be hacked by skimmers and data mining apps. It's far
more likely these days to be robbed blind electronically than
it is to ever be held up for your cash. Yes my friend, cash is
actually safer to carry than plastic.
God grant us the sereneity to accept
the things we cannot change, but more importantly 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 and eat like royalty
in the process.
"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!