We are currently shipping items based on Open hardiness zones, and on a first come first ship basis.

Find Your Zone

Find Your Zone

Check Your Shipping Zone

Orders placed now will ship in Spring '20. See when we ship to your zone below.

 


When Do We Ship?

Spring 2020 Shipping Schedule

Zone Shipping Begins
8+ SHIPPING NOW: 10-12 Business Day turnaround 
7 SHIPPING NOW: 10-12 Business Day turnaround 
6 Mid/Late April
5 Late April / Early May
4 Mid/Late May
3 Late May / Early June

A Special Note Re: Spring 2020 Shipping
Thank you for your support! We are honored to be able to provide you with our farm fresh herbs, and share the joys of gardening with you all during these challenging times. We are working hard to get your plants to you, and want to provide you with information regarding our shipping schedule.

  • We ship based on availability (are the plants ready to ship?) and the area that they are being shipped to. When we refer to ‘Your Zone’, it basically means is it time to put plants in the ground in your area. The zones are calculated based on ‘frost free dates’ – based on last year’s data, when did you have your last frost? We don’t want to send them too early for planting.
  • In addition, we are working hard to ship all packages, but due to the challenges presented by the COVID-19 situation, we are limited to how many folks we can have in the facility at one time. We are very mindful of making sure our valued employees are in a safe and virus free environment, so that does mean we don’t have as many working as we would in ‘normal times’.  That said, at this point, we are able to get the plants shipped within 10-12 business days of ordering. Again, as long as your ZONE  is open (it’s safe to plant in your area) and AVAILABILITY(the plants that you ordered are ready to be released from the greenhouse). 

We know that you are anxious to ‘get growing’ and again, thank you for your continued support of The Growers Exchange.

 

Fall 2020 Shipping Schedule

Zone Shipping Begins
1-5 Mid September
6 Late September
7 Late September/Early October
8+ Early October

Check out our handy blog post for more information explaining plant hardiness zones & why they are important.


Please Note: 'Shipping Begins' dates are approximate based on the previous year's shipping schedule. Actual dates are subject to change with weather conditions including temperatures in your area as well as ours.

We avoid shipping plants toward the end of the week, this will prevent  your package from sitting in a shipping warehouse over the weekend. Any orders that come in at the end of the week will be shipped the following week, regardless of the method chosen.

 

When will my plants ship? 

It is our goal to ship plants at just the right time for your particular area. Some of our plants can ship nearly year round, while others require specific timing in order to achieve ideal growth. We do encourage customers to order early to ensure that you get just what you want: first come, first served!

We will check your zone, check the weather and ship when it is safe. In general, Fall shipping begins early September through Christmas, weather permitting. Spring shipping begins in March through June, weather permitting.

There are some plants that are more sensitive to extremes in temperature, therefore these ship dates may not apply in cases when ordering these plants.

All orders placed after the last week of the Fall or Spring schedule will be shipped ASAP, which is usually 5-7 days after the order is placed depending on when the order came in during the week.

When is your last frost?

 Your Zone Your Lowest Temperature (F) Your Last Frost Free Date
10 30 to 40+ February
9 20 to 30 Early March
8 10 to 20 Early April
7 0 to 10 Late April
6 -10 to 0 Mid May
5 -20 to -10 Late May
4 -30 to -20 Early June
3 -40 to -30 Mid June

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