People are all the time asking me; “Mike, where can I get the plastic nursery pots that you use for your $4.97 plants?” Truth be told, this size pot is difficult to find because most distributors don’t stock them. It has taken us a number of months, but finally we have some we can sell.
But I am going to give you fair warning.
I have no idea whether or not we’ll be able to keep a steady supply of them or not, getting them is that difficult. So if you are interested and the order links on the page are active, you probably ought to order today.
To give you an idea of what size plants we grow and sell in these pots I’m including a few photos of things that we potted this summer and somethings that we just potted up this fall.
This Golden Curls Willow was grown from a hardwood cutting that was stuck last winter. In one growing season you can see that this is a nice little tree that people go crazy over priced at just $4.97. And it fits in this container nicely.
These White Pines and Concolor Fir we just potted up this fall. These will be hot sellers in the spring. We turn them over quickly, that’s why we use this smaller pot. People love to buy them at the lower price and the small pots are easy to carry and the hole they have to dig for planting is much smaller.
Believe me, all of these things come into play when people are thinking about buying plants. If it’s light weight, easy to carry, easy to plant and the price seems fair they are quick to come to a buying decision. That’s why I love selling $4.97 plants! People just buy them and don’t worry about how they are going to get them home, how they are going to drag them across the yard and whether or not they are strong enough or even want to dig a big hole. That’s why they love smaller plants.
Yep! We keep a few thousand small plants on hand so our customers always have a nice selection.
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Dear Mike and Family I just want to stop and say ” a God Bless you and yours. I sent yall a quick note of my husbands passing and with No questions yall refunded our money. Surprise and Grateful! May God bless you over and over. Thank You! Sue Berry
Does anyone sell ladybugs or lacewings…..?
Debbie, sure you can buy all kinds of beneficial insects. I know there are many places, take a look at http://gardensalive.com, I think they are one place.
what about growing apples from seed? Do I get the same quality of apple tree if I start from seed? as long as the apple seed is heirloom organic?
No you don’t. Almost all fruit trees are budded or grafted onto a rootstock. The bud or the graft produce an exact clone of the parent plant. With seed that’s not the case, each seed grown plant can be slightly different depending upon what pollinated the seed.
mike green says
I buy them locally for only 65 cents
What do you buy for $.65 cents?
I must have missed the gardening cart spoken of here. How can I catch up on? I’m 75 and this sounds interesting. By the way we live in my wife’s hometown of Findlay, Ohio. I enjoy your postings and information given so much. Thanks. Bill
Tim Bodle says
Do you print your own sticks that you label with the plant name and price? If so what kind of equipment do you use?
When will you have more of these. I need about 500!!!!!
I should have pots around mid March.
Melanie Gorman says
Mike, have you been able to keep the $4.97 pots in stock so far? I am now able to purchase a bunch and just wanted to know where to do that, if you have them.
Thanks a bunch..
I will have pots available in March. Thanks for asking.
Jan Wiener says
Looking for your specials on nursery containers
Jeanne Nation says
I just signed up for your program on January 29th, looks like I missed your deal on your pots. I would appreciate it if you would let us know when you will be getting some more in, would love to buy lots!! I am trying to wrap my mind around all of the information you are providing, I think my mind is in overload :-)) Many thanks for all you do!
Right now I am waiting on pots. I’m guessing we’ll have more in about 4 weeks, but I wish I could say for sure.
Jamie Russell says
You don’t know how long I have been looking for someone like you that has as much enjoyment in growing plants then showing others how to do. I grew up on a farm in central Kentucky and now work for a small college in my home town it Information Technology. We have started a Farming & Ecological Agrarianism program in conjunction with Mr. Wendell Berry and his Berry Center. Seeing you work with plants and the excitement you show reminds me of my grandfather and father and their joy of not only harvesting, but growing plants. The backyard nursery is something that interest me very much and I will probably be in touch with many questions…Thanks again.
Thanks Jamie, I do appreciate that. Obviously if I didn’t enjoy this stuff I would have quit a long time ago!
Cliff Harmon says
How do you keep all of your plants watered in the wintertime? I live in Indiana and right now we are having some extremely cold weather.
Mike i have learned soooooo much from your newsletters and also from your
“Small Plants Big Profits From Home.”
I don’t worry much about watering during the winter unless the weather turns summer like. Right now we we’ve got a bit of snow on the ground and that’s enough moisture for the plants. If it warms the snow will melt and soak into to the soil. The worst scenario is 65 or 70 degrees for a week or so. In that case we’ll drag out a hose just to make sure they are wet. All of our irrigation lines are drained until late April but I do have one frost free hydrant that I can draw water from.
Tom Zdanio says
I would like to order 500 of the pots
. Just let me know he total and I will send immediate payment to you.
The prices shown on this page include shipping so that is the total. If you want to order with a check just mail your check to McGroarty Enterprises Inc., P.O. Box 338, Perry, Ohio 44081
Whoa – this isn’t fair. I just got the system, and am buying Christmas presents (on my social security check no less) and am down to $40 to take when I visit my daughter in Phoenix – on Greyhound (bought the ticket a week ago) so now I am faced with the prospect of missing out on these pots. I all ready missed the watering system. I feel like you must’ve felt with your pop bottle refund..no IRS though. Anyway – just thought you should know – if at all possible you should let us po’ folk know at least three months before the Christmas (i.e. Black Friday and beyond) so we can get our ducks in a row. But I really, really thank you for letting me know about these pots, and how much I should be willing to spend for them. Hope you have some left when I get my next check.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours,
Paula Wilson says
i hope you still have then on the 11th. that is when my husband Mike gets payed.I will get 500.
Col. Jerry Shelton says
Mike my wife gets your email and as you know and loves them. I was telling her about my email company and she suggested I send you a sample. I really enjoyed your Thanksgiving newsletter. You are a Blessed man I would say. Please allow me to send you a sample thanks Jerry
you can send it to [email protected] Thanks!
Do not think you are not appreciated. I know you’re not just taking 5 minutes off, shooting a quick video and somehow it magically appears. You are a wealth of information and I have learned much. For example, here is a tip you helped me with.
I live on Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. One of the most beautiful areas in the US. After joining your site last summer, I started growing vegetables. My back isn’t too good and here in CDA we have tons of wild life.
So I made planter boxes out of 1x8x8 pine boxes. I used screws and corner braces. Then I made a “rolling cart”. The carts sit on my deck so my visitors (deer, moose,elk) can’t get to them. The carts are 24″ high, and the planter boxes sit on them. There are rubber wheels on the bottom.
They were fantastic. Nothing, I repeat, nothing died. I had lettuce, cucumbers, onions, peppers, and fantastic tomatos.
People loved seeing these because you don’t have to bend over to garden and if it gets not enough or too much sun anyone can wheel them around. People loved them. I will send you a picture of them.
Twice a week, I add used coffee grounds to my watering can. Like humans, plants strive on caffeine.
Before reading and subscribing to your post, I could kill silk plants. Now people think I’m a gardner.
All because of your post. I appreciate it, read every one, and have learned much. Thank you.
Make most of your videos in the winter when you’re not gardening. Perhaps that will free up some time.
Thank you for the great information. I’d love to do the videos in the winter but we are limited by the topics we can shoot in the winter. But I’m sure we’ll find plenty of things to create content around. Duston pretty much has a laundry list of things we need to get to work on. Pretty much never ends.
Read about your carts for planting vegetables. My dad is 88 and loves to garden but has a difficult time getting down to the plants. I would love to see a photo or have a drawing of your cart and planters. I’m pretty handy and would love to make him some this year for the next growing season.
Barb Dombroski says
Mike, thanks so much for the email on the $4.97 pots. I just love that size! I ordered 1000 of them and wished I ordered more, I will be waiting for your next supply…I opened your email at lunch time at work, and so glad I did & had a credit card on me at the time, they say the early bird gets the worm……lol
Mary Stump says
Just opebned your email to see you are completely sold out—Dog gone it! And Drat!
They went fast but we will have more soon.
Dan Goble says
Mike can we pre order now ?/ Dan
I’m not going to do pre orders because I never know for sure if these pots are going to show up. They tell me Nov 11th. We are doing our best to have a stead supply of these things.
Bother!! miss it, was out of state, waiting for next time. I am just starting and need the pots!!
I am so blessed by your posts!! I am semi-retired (do not ever believe in stop moving and being interested in life and all it’s joys) and this may be my “retired” avenue. Have a blessed day Mike and crew.
I looks like about two weeks and we’ll have more pots to offer. They are hard to get!
Jim Coulter says
Yea I missed it too, I was going to order, but when I got home he Sold Outg sign was up!
i was sooooo excited to place my order………….then the big SOLD OUT was posted. i don’t want to miss out on this again. will it be soon when you have more?
Already sold out! oh well, until next time.
s farrington says
Hopefully you will get some more pots by the time i got this they were all sold oit. : (
I will keep trying to find them but really would like buy some from you
We should have some in about two weeks then we hope to have a steady supply.
Tim Landers says
So Mike what would you charge for a full gallon pot?New member
Duane M Gustrowsky says
Mike, how long can you leave plants in this size pot in general. If you pot them up for the season and they don’t sell, might they not get root bound before the next season? Thanks for the excellent pictures and commentary.
It really depends on the plant, but for the most part, if they don’t sell this year, if you sell them early the following spring they should be just fine.
Hi! Just checking that those pots in the photo are the 4.5″ pots that you are talking about? Those pots and plants look so big! Very impressive.
Those are the actual pots that we sell, the ones in the photos on this page.
Edna Kelly says
This is the first time I’ve seen the 497 pot with its dimensions. All this time, I have been assuming it was a 1-gallon pot, which is a bit larger. Guess my customers have been getting a bigger bargain than I (or they) realized.
Thanks for the great details and pictures, Mike.
BTW… you can keep the snow. I definitely prefer hot, humid, rainy or whatever else SW Florida feels like throwing at me!
So excited these pots are finally available for us to purchase Mike….I just ordered 500, but I’m sure I should’ve ordered more! Thank you for getting these for us!
You’re welcome. As of right now we’ve almost completely sold out. We’ll probably be sold out this evening. We should have more in a few weeks.
Mike, Will you take any pre orders?
I am willing to pay in advance.
And please keep the snow up there.
Here in central Florida it was in the 80,s again today.
Bobby delaney says
I have never replanted firs and is that snow in the back ground and can we leave the plants out side i have 5 plus and all i do is mow the grass.
That is snow in the back ground and yes, plants are fine outside for the winter. Something are covered, but not in such a way to keep them from freezing. I will do a post soon about over wintering plants. Stay tuned.