Quality Herb Plants for the Local Gardener
We have a variety of basils, still a little on the small side, since we usually don't recommend planting basil til the night time temps are pretty consistently in the 60's.And as the current forecasts shows a number of nights in the 40's-50's, it's still too early. Basil, especially the Classico or Genovese types are notorious for getting Fusarium wilt when planted in cool moist soil which either stunts their growth or kills them almost overnight.Ours are rarely in the ground before May 15 as a result. Lavender will not be ready til early June since most of my bigger plants were grown for a Lavender research project at the Botanical Center.Cilantro and Dill are also not ready yet if you're looking for them.
April 21, 2012
April 17, 2021
Our first Open House this year will be Sunday, April 25 from 11am-4pm. At this time, we will allow browsing but ask that our visitors wear masks while visiting us. We currently accept cash or checks as payment but prefer checks if possible. We are not yet set up to accept debit cards.
Due to unforeseen issues, many of our plants are not yet ready for sale but should be big enough in several weeks. This includes all basils, most mints and lavender as well as many of the tropicals.We will also be open every Thursday and Friday from 10am-2pm every Thurs and Fri and Saturdays from 9am -2pm til the end of June. all other visits can be scheduled by appt. only.
I thought the exception would be in May 13 and 14 when I thought I'd be in St. Louis with my 95 yr old Mom after her Covid shot but that has since changed so I'll post any changes in hours here and on my Facebook site.
We've received numerous requests already for plants this year.Seems we've jumped from winter into late spring weather overnight. But every year lately, we revert back into winter type weather in April. We'll probably reopen in late April when plants can safely be left outdoors with no risk of frost. We plan to have some regular hours with browsing permitted. We will continue to request that our customers wears amsks when visiting here until the CDC has different recommendations.Our selection may be more limited this year due to a variety of factors but I'll try to keep the catalog as updated as possible.Not all items will be ready for sale right away this year. We thank you for your interest and will enjoy visiting again with our customers.
December 21, 2020
Due to Covid 19, we will probably not be selling our herbs at Farmers Marketsor Festivals again next year. We doubt that enough people will be immunized by our main selling season of April-June to make it safe for us to be around large groups of people. We will continue to sell from home and plan to have some regularly scheduled hours, days to be determined later
.Most of our plants are locally produced on our four-acre farm.Red Barn Herb Farm is a small, family owned business that produces quality herb plants for local gardeners. We are located in Republic, Missouri, fifteen miles west of Springfield.
Barb Emge's passion for herbs began over 35 years ago when she planted a few seeds outside her kitchen door. Today her collection includes all of the traditional culinary herbs, as well as many heirloom, ethnic and unusual varieties. She also has the largest variety of scented geraniums in Missouri.