Oldies & Goodies! Organic Plant Starts is a local wholesale plant nursery started more than 15 years ago by Lena Hahn-Schuman in Sebastopol, California. Before that, as Sweetwater Farm, Lena and her husband Herschel grew organic sweet peas, tomatoes, and other crops for sale to mostly Bay Area “sensitives” who needed to find produce grown without pesticides. They came to the farm to purchase produce and enjoy being inspired by our lifestyle, gardens, chickens, goats, etc. Currently, we grow heirloom as well as excellent modern hybrids of early spring, summer, and fall plants for sale to local nurseries, small supermarkets, and produce markets. We grow mostly food plants but also edible or especially easy or charming flowers that are at home in a food garden. These are offered in six-packs, jumbo six-packs, and 4" pots. We save seeds of many of our tried and true open-pollinated tomatoes, lettuce, peas, beans, and flowers, and purchase seeds of peppers, corn, and other crops.
We are always open to ideas from our customers who love to call and tell us how their new plants are growing and producing!