Welcome to Lazy Ox Farm,
Home of the Awesome Heirloom Tomato
Your gardening source for top quality
vegetable and herb plants.
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 that will enhance your gardening and culinary experience!
Updated May 19, 2015
Due to the unusually cool weather in the North annd Midwest (including here), we will be accepting orders through June 7 and shipping through June 8. We still have a good selection of most of our varieties.
Check out our many new, exciting plant varieties for 2015, plus all of your old favorites.
Tomatoes: Blush, Lucky Tiger, Matt's Wild Cherry, Sweet Pea Currant, Ukranian Purple, and
Peppers: Sweet: Corno di Toro, Ozark Giant
Hot: Trinidad Perfume, Long Thin Cayenne
Ground Cherry: Aunt Molly's
Herbs: Epazote, Italian Large Leaf Basil, Aromato Bi-Color Basil
Our biggest news this year is that we are no longer selling seeds. We are sorry for any inconvenience it may cause you. We never made a profit on seeds because it was so labor intensive, but grew and sold them anyway because we loved to do it. However, the growing, harvesting, cleaning, testing, and packaging of seeds was taking up so much time and garden space that we were not raising enough food to feed our family anymore. We re-prioritized, dropped the seed production, and are spending a lot less money at the supermarket these days and we are eating healthier.
Plants ship weekly from late March (weather permitting) through late May. We are currently accepting orders for the 2015 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.
We have a 6 plant minimum order size for shipping purposes. You can mix and match varieties to meet the minimum.
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. 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 directions on how to care for your plants with every order.
We guarantee that your plants will arrive in good condition and be true to type. If you have any problem with your order, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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!