Welcome to Lazy Ox Farm,
Home of the Awesome Heirloom Tomato
Your gardening source for top quality
vegetable and herb plants and seeds.
Providing you, our valued customer and fellow gardener, with vigorous, fun, beautiful, flavorful, and unique varieties is our goal. Doing this in a responsible manner that improves the earth for future generations is our mission.
Please browse our offerings and find those perfect plants and seeds that will enhance your gardening and culinary experience!
Updated May 26, 2014
Our last shipping date for 2014 will be Tuesday, May 27. We are now closed for orders for the 2014 season. Thank you!
We have many new, exciting varieties for 2014, plus all of your old favorites.
Seeds ship year round. There is a $12 minimum order and shipping is free. We produce all of our seeds right here on our farm. We do not buy and re-sell seeds, as most seed companies do. We are in control of the process from seed, through germination and growth, to seed harvest, drying, and testing.
We have several new seed varieties for 2014. New this year are:
Tomatoes: Berkeley Tie Dye, Pink Berkeley Tie Dye, Persimmon, German Giant, Mule Team, Evergreen, Cherokee Chocolate, and Pink Honeydrop.
Other new seed varieties: Edisto Melon, Glass Gem Corn, and Petch Siam eggplant.
Most of our seeds are heirloom varieties. All of our seeds are open pollinated, which means that you can save seeds and next year's plants will grow true to type. All of our seeds are produced by us right here on our farm in accordance with accepted commercial seed production standards and isolation distances, and we are licensed to sell our own seed by the State of Missouri (License #149045.) We germination test all of our seeds and exceed the Federal minimum germination standards guidelines. Germination test results are posted with each seed description. We want you to know that you are getting quality seeds when you order from us. We gaurantee our seed to be vigorous and grow true to type. Our seeds are produced in healthy soil using sustainable* methods.
We ship seed orders within 2 business days if paid by PayPal or Stripe.
Plants ship weekly from late March (weather permitting) through late May. We are currently accepting orders for the 2014 season. Within 2 days of receiving your order we will e-mail you with a shipping date for your plants. We base your shipping date on your last frost date. You can change your scheduled ship date. Just e-mail us back and let us know when you want your plants. Please click on the Shipping tab on the top of the page for more information about shipping.
New plant varieties for 2014:
:Tomatoes: Pink and Purple Bumble Bees, Red Zebra, Big Zebra, Copia, Costoluto Genovese, Jersey Devil, Snow White cherry, Principe Borghese, Red Current, Cherokee Chocolate, Blue Berries, Indigo Apple, Indiana Red Oxheart, and Sweet Chelsea is back!
In super hot peppers, we have added the three hottest: Bhut Jolokia Ghost pepper, Trinidad Scorpian Butch T, and Carolina Reaper.
. New sweet peppers are: Chocolate Beauty and Carolina Wonder (nematode resistant).
New eggplant is: Petch Siam.
We have expanded our cucurbit varieties this year.
Cucumbers: Boothby's Blonde, Crystal Apple, and Little Leaf Pickling.
Melons: Edisto, Jenny Lind.
Squash/Pumpkins: Bush Buttercup, Waltham Butternut, Musque de Provence, Rouge Vif D'Tempes
Watermelon: Crimson Sweet, Sugar Baby
We have a 6 plant minimum order size for shipping purposes.
Our plants are produced by us in our own greenhouse using our own organic soil mix. We are an inspected and licensed nursery by the State of Missouri (License #1931). We use only organic products in the growing and maintaining of our plants (and seeds). For more information, click on the "About our Plants" tab up above.
Your success is our success, so we do our absolute best to ship you the highest quality plants and seeds of varieties that have proven themselves superior for home garden production and enjoyment.
We accept major credit cards and bank cards through PayPal and Stripe. You do not need a PayPal account. We also accept checks and money orders.
Cold Climate Gardeners: Check out our selection! We farmed in Northern Idaho for 10 years and sold plants at the Kootenai County Farmers' Market. We offer a great selection of tomatoes, peppers, and
eggplants especially for you.
We include a seed starting guide and directions on how to care for your plants with every order.
We guarantee that your plants and seeds will arrive in good condition and be true to type. If you have any problem with your order or plants, PLEASE let us know! We cannot make it right if we don't know about it. We will replace, refund, or issue a credit, whichever you prefer. Remember that our e-mails to you might end up in your junk mail file. If you have corresponded with us and have not heard back within 2 days, please check your junk mail or call us.
Please read "Shipping" and "About Our Plants" before you order. It explains quite a lot about what you need to know about how we do things and what you can expect. If you have any questions/comments/suggestions/complaints (constructive criticism??), please e-mail us at email@example.com, or call us at (417)778-1677 9am to 5pm Central Standard Time.
Ron and Margie Lennington
Rt 72 Box 2749
Alton, MO 65606
"Just wanted to let you know the arrived safe and sound and looking really good. I must say I’ve ordered lots of plants by mail, but your packing far exceeds any other. Thank you for taking such good care of them."
Goliath tomatoes growing in our garden. Big and yummy!