Saturday, March 2, 2019

All shipping halted next 4 days due to severe cold temps

We're forecast to have severe cold temps over the next four days, with temps in the low single digits and below zero degrees Fahrenheit, so all shipping will be halted until this coming Wednesday March 6th when temps return to safe levels.

We've been keeping an eye on the weather all winter, holding onto packages during cold snaps and resuming shipping during safe windows of opportunity.  It has worked out well for everyone so far, with the orders arriving alive and healthy.  Hopefully this will be the last such cold snap of the season.

There are a handful of orders that were ready to ship out over the past few days, but that I held onto so they wouldn't get caught in the cold before being delivered.  Those orders will ship out on Wednesday, along with any other orders placed between now and then.

The 2-for-1 deal on cuttings is still underway, and you can view the current availability at

There are also quite a few small trees still available:

Happy March!

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Small Fig Trees For Sale

Winter 2019 -- Fig Tree Sale

Some small fig trees are now available for immediate shipping to the central and eastern US.  Sorry, we cannot ship this particular crop of trees internationally or to the West Coast.  (see explanation below) 

These trees were rooted last winter and have old, established roots.  They're currently dormant in 16oz containers and will range from about 6-18 inches in height once they're packaged.  Shipping charge is $20 per box, and each box can hold up to 6 trees.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Fig Cuttings Sale -- Buy 1 Get 1 Free

Buy 1 Get 1 Free -- Starting Monday Dec. 10th

Starting this Monday December 10th, we'll be launching a fig sale: buy 1 fig cutting, get a 2nd fig cutting of the same variety for free.

For example, if you order 1 Black Madeira cutting, you'll receive an additional Black Madeira cutting for free (so 2 for the price of 1); if you order 2 Black Madeira cuttings, you'll receive 2 additional Black Madeira cuttings (4 for the price of 2); etc.

Freebies will be duplicates of what is ordered, and special requests won't be accepted (i.e. you can't buy a cutting of 1 variety and use that to request a freebie of a different variety).  We will simply double all of the quantities on your invoice and send you double what you order.

You can browse through the current availability list at

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Cuttings orders are shipping now

Cuttings season is here and orders are shipping right now!

Please do not email and ask when your order will be shipped.  Cuttings orders are shipping right now, and your order has either already shipped or will ship when we get to it, which will be very soon.

There was a huge avalanche of orders right at the beginning that took some time to work through (same as other reputable sellers like HarveyC have to deal with when launching a cuttings sale), and it has taken 2 weeks to get mostly caught up.  Almost all paid orders are now in the mail or will be shipped out early next week.

Now that we're mostly caught up, new orders placed from now on will ship out within a day or two of purchase.

There are still plenty of cuttings left, but they're going fast.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Let the Fall Cuttings Sale Begin!

Preliminary pruning is now complete!  

Cuttings of each variety have been pruned and readied in my 'order-filling' greenhouse:

And my big outdoor orchard still has many thousands of cuttings left to harvest.  Here are some pics, taken after pruning the trees enough to get the plastic back over the tunnels:  

Order taking and shipping starts now!

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Pruning underway

Our first freeze is coming late Sunday night, and we've been working 20+ hrs/day this week to prepare.

Pruning is going well, but there is still much winterization work to be done, including re-covering 10 tunnels with their greenhouse plastic.

There is no time for anything except these winter preparations right now, so all shipments, emails, etc are on hold until early next week.

Keep an eye out in your email inboxes, I'll be sending out order confirmations very soon.  (First I'll email you to ask if you want to edit your orders, then I'll make any necessary changes and email your invoices to you for you to pay online).

Saturday, October 6, 2018

How to get discounted fig cuttings (10%, 25%, and 50% off) and prioritized orders

The upcoming GreenFin Showcase concert series has a Donor Ticket program, whereby people can buy tickets and donate them to their choice of recipient:  farmers (Kansas Farmers Union), teachers (Kansas National Educators Association), cancer victims/survivors (K-State's Johnson Cancer Center), military veterans (American Legion), local students of music/writing/agriculture, etc.  Ticket purchasers just need to forward their receipt to us at and tell us which recipient they choose.

In return for helping worthy recipients be able to enjoy a fun concert, we'll give each donor a free download of the concert DVD (it will be filmed).  And if someone donates 10+ tickets, they'll receive a hard copy of the concert DVD signed by the performers.

I would like to contribute to that program by offering the additional benefits for donors:

1) Prioritization* on all personal fig cuttings orders placed throughout October
2) 10% discount on all personal** fig cuttings orders placed throughout November
3) 25% discount on all personal fig cuttings orders placed throughout December
4) 50% discount on all personal fig cuttings orders placed throughout January

Cuttings will be healthy and viable at all times: I don't prune my trees all the way when I start; I cover them in greenhouses and keep them warm enough that I can continue harvesting fresh cuttings from them well into the winter :)

*People who have already submitted pre-orders are already in line and will not be skipped.  But from now on, people who participate in the donor program will always get to move up to the front of the line as soon as their orders are placed.  For example, when I launch the fig cutting sale in a week or two, I expect a flood of new orders that will take me 2-3 extra weeks to work through.  Some varieties will sell out before I get to the later orders, but that problem will be much less common for donors, since they'll move up to the front of the line as soon as their order comes in.

**I say "personal" orders because I don't want everybody pooling their orders to take advantage of the discount received from buying 1 ticket, or something like that.

Here's the link to our concert tickets page; you can click through any of those showtimes to read the description, see the list of performers, and order tickets:

The performers are a collection of my friends and music heroes, and they're all coming together to help fund the GreenFin Gardens food project that I've been working on for the past 7 years.  They're donating 50% of net ticket sales to help fund a large pilot complex of GreenFin Gardens, which will feature ~10 acres of greenhouses for intensive food production, a fresh market, and a restaurant.  The market and restaurant will only sell foods that are grown on site (hundreds of gourmet varieties of fruits, vegetables, berries, tubers, fish, eggs, herbs, etc).

The idea is to try and create an entire network of complexes so that practically everyone around the country (and the world) can have easy and affordable access to an ideal human diet.

You can help with this project, and at the same time help ensure that we'll be able to build a complex for you in your neck of the woods, by participating in the donor program.  Or even by rounding up your family and coming yourself.

The shows will  probably sell out in a few more weeks (late October?), so if you want to participate in the donor program and receive the fig order discounts and prioritization, you'll have to order your tickets soon.

I promise the music will be great!  Mostly because I'll only be performing one song  :)