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W&M Land Corp Organic Nursery & Market Garden

(Crystal Lake,IL)

Our plants and produce are grown using the finest seeds, soils and fertilizers. Experience teaches that natural products such as worm castings, compost, and minerals yield happy, healthy plants, AND growers!. We go to great lengths to select varieties that are unusual or not readily available elsewhere. While we are biased in favor of heirlooms (especially in vegetables, with their proven taste - DO ask us about heirlooms!), we do grow a few hybrids and are always searching for unique and fun new plants. Stop by and visit us to pick up some ground cherries or mexican sour gherkins - aka cucamelons! All of our plants are grown on a small farm in Woodstock, Illinois. We are large enough to grow in economic quantities, yet small enough to pamper every plant. We employ typical organic growing methods such as using only natural, organic seed starting mix, soil amendments and fertilizers. We never use synthetic chemicals of any kind. We practice crop rotation and companion planting, which help to minimize soil-borne diseases and pest damage. We recycle, re-use, and compost as much as possible, and use natural mulches such as straw and leaves that not only conserve water, but also enrich the soil by adding organic matter as they degrade. We use only organic and / or untreated seeds, and save our own seed when possible. We also employ several unorthodox methods such as our bug patrolling chickens and ducks, rodent-controlling canines, and the weed-eating guard tortoises in the starting greenhouse! Our plants are available at the Woodstock and Chicago Botanic Gardens Farmers markets. We also schedule sales with garden clubs and various groups throughout the season, so check our calendar of events to find out where we will be. Plants are also available for farm pick-up by appointment, so please contact us if you can't make it to any of our sales.

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