Gardens Alive! Shipping Schedule

If you need next day delivery, call to place your order Monday - Friday 8 AM to noon ET, and we'll ship same day. Call any other time and we’ll ship the next working day.

Orders for in-stock seeds and hardgoods are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Out of stock products and beneficial insects will be shipped when available


Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping timeframes outlined below:

Spring 2017 Shipping Schedule
  Zones   Sweet Potatoes Bareroot Roses Tomatoes & Peppers  Potatoes  Tender Annuals Onion Plants All other Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4A 5/22 - 6/9 4/17 - 6/2 5/8 - 6/2 3/27 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/9 4/10 - 5/8 5/1 - 6/9
4B 5/22 - 6/9 4/17 - 6/2 5/8 - 6/2 3/27 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/9 4/3 - 5/8 5/1 - 6/9
5A 5/15 - 6/9 4/3 - 6/2 5/8 - 6/2 3/6 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/9 3/27 - 5/8 4/3 - 6/9
5B 5/1 - 6/9 3/20 - 6/2 5/8 - 6/2 3/6 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/9 3/27 - 5/8 3/20 - 6/9
6A 5/1 - 6/9 3/6 - 6/2 5/8 - 6/2 3/6 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/9 3/6 - 5/8 3/6 - 6/9
6B 5/1 - 6/9 3/6 - 6/2 4/24 - 6/2 3/6 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/9 2/27 - 5/8 3/6 - 6/9
7A 5/1 - 6/9 2/27 - 6/2 4/10 - 6/2 2/27 - 6/16 4/3 - 6/9 2/20 - 5/8 2/27 - 6/9
7B 5/1 - 6/9 2/27 - 6/2 4/10 - 6/2 2/27 - 6/16 4/3 - 6/9 2/13 - 5/8 2/27 - 6/9
8A & B 4/24 - 6/9 2/20 - 6/2 3/20 - 6/2 2/20 - 6/16 4/3 - 6/9 1/30 - 5/8 2/20 - 5/19
9A & B 4/24 - 6/9 1/23 - 6/2 3/13 - 6/2 2/13 - 6/16 4/3 - 6/9 1/2 - 5/8 2/13 - 5/19
10A & B 4/17 - 6/9 1/23 - 6/2 3/13 - 6/2 2/13 - 6/16 4/3 - 6/9 1/2 - 5/8 2/13 - 5/19
Last Order Date 6/7/2017 5/30/2017 5/30/2017 6/12/2017 6/5/2017 5/8/2017 5/15/2017

Spring 2017 Insects Shipping Schedule
Zones 1A 1B - 2A 2B - 3B 4A - 6A 6B - 7A 7B - 8B 9A - 10B
Lacewings, Lady Beetles
& Encapsulated Earthworms
5/12 - 6/16 5/15 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/16 4/17 - 6/16 4/10 - 6/16 3/13 - 6/16 2/27 - 6/16
Nematodes 5/15 - 6/16 5/15 - 6/16 5/1 - 6/16 4/17 - 6/16 4/10 - 6/16 3/13 - 6/16 2/27 - 6/16

Shipping Note:

The type of product you order or the weather in our area or yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until fully dormant for optimum stress protection.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your order—via the U.S. Postal Service or United Parcel Service. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.

Please note that we cannot ship outside of the continental United States.


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