It all starts with Quality
At Maple Park Farm, we understand the importance of using high-quality inputs in bedding plant production. The quality of the inputs such as seeds, soil, fertilizer, and water directly affects the growth and development of the plants.
Using quality inputs promotes healthy growth, strong root development, and increased resistance to pests and diseases.
By using only the best inputs, we are committed to providing you with hardy and healthy bedding plants.
Technology & People
We also utilize technology and personal development to enhance our growing process. Our greenhouses are equipped with climate control systems and irrigation to provide optimal growing conditions for our plants as well as optimize resources.
We also focus on training and education to stay current with the latest growing techniques and advancements in the industry.
By combining quality inputs, technology, and personal development, we are able to consistently produce strong, healthy, and vibrant bedding plants for you.
We grow the majority of our bedding plants from seed, therefore using quality seed is essential for even and uniform germination.
Another advantage of using seed from a reputable suppliers is the amount of testing that is performed on their seed. Tests range from seed vigour to seedborne diseases. All of this information is tracked by lot so if there is ever any concern the seed can be traced.
The other way we grow bedding plants is from cuttings. Some varieties cannot be grown from seed and only propagated by cuttings.
Our chosen supplier has a state-of-the-art facility designed to prevent insects, diseases and bacteria from entering the greenhouses. Sustainability is a key focus at this site, as well as the highly skilled labor force, which makes sure every order is tracked and inspected for accuracy and quality.
This allows us to expand our offering of bedding plants for you.
In an effort to reduce waste, we incorporate the following practices:
- any excess cardboard boxes are sent to a local plug producer to be reused. Any additional cardboard is recycled.
- we reuse our plug trays for many years before being recycled
- we reuse containers whenever possible
- any excess growing media is reused in our vegetable production
- after our greenhouse vegetable crops are done the coconut coir is added to our gardens.
We believe in lifelong learning and surrounding yourself with like-minded people. We are proud to be a member of the AGGA.
A Sample of our New Bedding Plant Varieties for 2023