Davids Garden Seeds® Farm

2 comments by Juanita Schulze

The back of our farm at sunset.

Welcome to Davids Garden Seeds Farm! We bought our property in July of 2019 and moved to the country in the middle of August 2019.

In July of 2020, we moved our business from San Antonio to our Davids Garden Seeds Farm. In fact, our business is the first thing you see when you enter our gate. It consists of six buildings. Turn left into the parking lot and find a space. Keep your vehicle off of the sand on our farm so you don't get stuck. Just stay on the nice driveway and parking lot we have provided and you will be fine.

The David's Garden Seeds® Gate

Three years ago, our farm was four acres of land filled with sand, waist high weeds, and one mesquite tree up on the hill. Today, we have our home, buildings galore, farm animals, our business, a greenhouse, garden beds, hoop houses, a pond with a gazebo, and our store.

You can shop for your favorite garden seeds and pick up some farm fresh eggs from our 55 hens.

We have fish, chickens, and rabbits. Relax and sit in the gazebo as you watch our fish swim by. Count the frogs on the lily pads as you enjoy the sound of our waterfall. Hear the wind chimes blow gently in the breeze. See the hummingbirds stop by for some nectar.

Mrs. DGS in one of our new black caps.

Meet Mrs. David's Garden Seeds® and purchase one of our green or black trucker caps in the Farm Store.

Davids Garden Seeds Farm Store

Because there was confusion as to which of the four buildings is the Farm Store, we recently (December 2023) painted our Farm Store green. Come on by the green building for your seeds and eggs. Don't forget our pecan flavored, whole bean coffee.

Park right in front of the store when you come to visit. We have so much inside... such as seed set collections, individual seed packs, eggs, caps, starter trays, starter pots, germination mix, germination trays, garden notebooks, and germination kits.

We have a lot of flower seeds, herb seeds, some fruit seeds, and vegetable seeds. There is a grow tower in the store so you can see how our seeds do in hydroponics. Occasionally, we have plants for sale that we have grown. Davids Garden Seeds Farm Store is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and on Saturdays from 10am to 2pm.

Production Building

The Production Building is where seeds are counted and packed and where envelopes are created. Matthew, our Production Manager, is a friendly guy who runs things over there. He also happens to be the songwriter, singer, and musician in our TV commercial. Oh, did I mention that he is our son?

Fulfillment Building

Our Fulfillment Building is where the seeds are counted and packed. Envelopes are made.

 

We have two smaller buildings with seed storage. So many seeds, so little time!

Gazebo And Pond

Our pond with falls.

This year, we built a rectangular gazebo next to the Davids Garden Seeds farm store. It has a pond with falls on the outside and another pond in the middle of it. The two ponds are connected by a stream so the fish can swim back and forth. The gazebo has built in seats for enjoying the water and fish. (No going in the water!)

We have some goldfish and koi fish swimming around. There were a lot of frogs that came to visit but they seem to be gone now. We did not bring any of the frogs in. They invited themselves.

Greenhouse

Greenhouse

David built a simple PVC and plastic greenhouse that is tall like a high tunnel in the back. There is always something growing in the greenhouse.

Hoop Houses

We have many hoop houses around the property now. Shade cloth keeps a lot of the intense sun off of the plants. Depending on the time of year, there is usually something growing in most of the raised beds. You can go in and see what we are growing in the hoop houses around the parking lot and near the store.

Many of the raised beds in the hoop houses are filled with the sand that is here naturally. We amend the sand with compost that we make as well as fertilizer. Most of the raised beds are covered in weed barrier now to make it easier to keep up with weeding.

Raised Beds Around The David's Garden Seeds Farm

You will notice raised beds near the gate to David's Garden Seeds as well as near the store and behind some of our buildings. We even have some by our driveway and by our generator. There is usually something growing in all of them. Right now, we are in the process of building more of them.

Animals

We have rabbits who, from time to time, have litters of babies.

We have two guineas. They lay eggs but have not hatched any yet. They are extremely noisy.

We have 28 hens in six varieties, who lay delicious farm fresh eggs in blues, greens, pinks, off whites, and several shades of brown. Our chickens like to peck each other so sometimes, they are missing feathers. You can buy the farm fresh eggs in our farm store. They have beautiful dark yolks and taste great. Every now and then, we get double yolks.

Our Orchard

Right now, our orchard has about 100 trees in it, behind the greenhouse and hoop houses. It was put in right after Snowpocalypse left at the end of February of 2021. The winter of 2022 in February took out many trees including all of our citrus but one blood orange tree. We have not had any oranges from that tree.


2 comments


  • Anonymous

    What is the best time to plant Nasturtiums
    Alaska in zone 9.


  • Betty Morris

    Would love to visit sounds great


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