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2003 - 2014 by Sue & Craig Dremann,
a 51% woman-owned business, established in 1972.
We offer two kinds of live plants,
the Regular (left) and the
Supershamanistic (right), shown in June
growing in 2-3/4" pots. The Supershamanistic
is a more robust plant, growing three times faster,
and looks like it is exploding out of the pot.
We can get 3-5 cuts a year from our
Supershamanistic plants, but only one or
two cuts from the Regular strain.
strain grows so fast--
when you cut it in the morning, you can see it
regrowing by noon.
No pesticides, sprays, or chemical fertilizers
are used on our plants.
All of our plants are guaranteed to arrive alive and thrive!
Ordering your sweetgrass plants ,
maps show suggested ship dates for
your state in green:
2015 spring ship dates: April 20, 27,
May 4, 11, 18, June 1, 8, 15, 22 and July 6, 13, 20.
Please place your order for a particular ship-date,
by the Friday before each ship-date, by 4 PM California Time.
ORDERING: We dig and ship plants from
spring to autumn and by looking at the ship-date maps,
you can order the plants for the right month for your area.
All plants are shipped via the Post Office,
so if you
have a Post Office Box, that address is preferred.
phone (650) 325-7333 or
FAX (650) 325-4056
PRICES (Effective December 23, 2014) --->>>
Free dried sweetgrass sample sent, when you order any plants.
--REGULAR strain sweetgrass plants -
$12 each, 3/$24, 6/$36,
10/$55, 15/$80, 20/$100.
Prices include Priority mail via the post office.
sweetgrass plants -
For home and garden - $14 each, 3/$28, 6/$42,
10/$65, 15/$96, 20/$125, 30/$180, 40/$240,
60/$350, 80/$460, 100/$570.
BULK PRICES for large-scale
landscaping or dried braid production -
200/$1,120, 300/$1,650, 400/$2,160, 500/$2,650
600/$3,130, 800/$4,080, 1000/$5,000.
Prices include Priority mail via the post office.
Plants grow about 3-5 times faster than the regular strain.
The dramatic increased speed of growth, is a genetic
chromosome increase that is naturally produced in grasses
called "polyploidy" which is not caused by fertilizers.
This plant is not a hybrid
or a GMO and is NOT man-made.
This strain is the fastest-growing natural sweetgrass in
North America, discovered growing in our beds many
years ago, and was also found by scientists in 1960 growing
in the wild stands of Ohio.. There is no difference in the
scent of either strain.The record length produced so far
with this strain, is 41.5 inches long, but we believe that
this strain has a potential of 48 inches long.
When established and fertilized
monthly, the Supershamanistic
strain can produce at least 40,000 braids per acre per year.
DRIED ORGANIC-GROWN LOOSE
Prices include priority mail via the post office to USA,
Canada and Mexico.
---DRIED BULK SHORT LEAVES. Length is
about 12-18 inches, and wrapped in 1/2 pound bundles, about 3
inches across. About 40 braids worth per pound.
Sold out for 2014, taking orders for the next cut in July 2015.
PRICE: 1/2 pound $30.
---DRIED BULK LONG LEAVES. Length is
about 20-24+ inches, and wrapped in 1/2 pound bundles, about 3 inches
in diameter. About 40 braids worth per pound. Only a few pounds
left for 2014, next cut will be July 2015. PRICE: 1/2 pound $50.
Wrapped in 1/2 pound bundles,
16-24 inches long. Inexpensive material to practice sweetgrass
baskets. Low scent, not useful for making braids or bundles.
Sold out for 2014, taking orders for July 2015 now.
PRICE: One pound $50.
A free dried sweetgrass sample
if you order any live plants.
FREE OFFER of WHITE SAGE
SEED: For any
sweetgrass orders $50 or more, you can ask for a free seed
packet of WHITE or GRANDFATHER SAGE (Salvia apiana).
White Sage plants if grown in a container year-round, can be
grown anywhere in the country as long as plants are brought
indoors in the winter where you get hard frosts. Grandfather
or white sage is native to coastal California from Santa Barbara
to the Mexican border, and all of the dried bundles used each
year are harvested from the wild plants, and a bundle represents
a year's growth of the plant.
for White Sage here.
California customers ordering either plants or dried leaves,
please add 7-1/4% sales tax if you live outside San Mateo Co., or
8-1/4% if you live within San Mateo County.
WHEN PLANTS ARRIVE -- If you don't have time to plant them immediately, they can survive in their plastic bags for a few days, as long as the roots are kept moist and they get some light, but never any direct sunlight.
When plants first arrive, always soak the roots in a bowl of water for at least one minute. You can also mix up one cup liquid fish fertilizer with a gallon of water, and soak roots for 15 minutes in the liquid fish solution before planting.
When we ship the plants to you, their roots are not shipped bare-naked, and have moist potting soil protecting them, which allows plants to start growing quickly once you plant them.
Before planting in pots, add a Tablespoon of bone meal and blood meal and mix them into the potting soil, before you plant the plants.
After planting, fertilize the plants with liquid fish fertilizer, one cup diluted in a gallon watering can. Also add a hand-full of bone meal and blood meal to each plant. Then sprinkle the surface with more water, to wash the fertilizers deeper into the soil, so it is not on the surface.
You will repeat those three fertilizers each month in the growing season--a hand-full of bone meal, blood meal worked into the top inch of soil around each plant, and one cup of liquid fish diluted in a gallon of water. And then water everything in until you do not see any fertilizers on the surface.
If you are ordering 20 or fewer plants for delivery in spring or summer, it is best to plant each plug into 8" diameter plastic pots in potting soil, keeping them outside in the shade for a few days, and then introduce them to morning sun and then as much afternoon sun as they can take.
DO NOT USE potting soil that contains polymer crystals, and do not add any polymer crystals to the potting soil, as it keep the soil too moist. The potting soils with polymer crystals will mention something on the bag about "moisture control" or "Watersorb"-- DO NOT USE THIS TYPE OF POTTING SOIL.
When growing in pots, always use a commercial potting soil, and you can mix in some Perlite to add better drainage, up to 30% perlite. Do not use vermiculite. Also, do not use Kellogg Brand potting soil.
Also for plants in containers, never use soil dug out of the garden.
Also, do not use Miracle Gro® brand bone meal or Whitney Farms bone meal, but any other brand of bone meal is OK. You can find the other brands at ACE hardware or garden stores on the shelf like "High Yield" or "Jobes Organic" or they can special order those for you.
Adding some IRONITE once a year, adds iron plus important trace minerals like Manganese.
Planting sweetgrass in the pots first, allow you to easily move them around the garden, until you find the perfect sun/shade conditions that the plants like best.
NEVER GROW SWEETGRASS INDOORS. When you place your order, the ship date for your night time temperatures should be in the high 40s and not in the 30s. If grown in a container for the summer, for places that get in the 20s or below in winter, the plants should be planted in the ground before the first frost. Sweetgrass is hardy up to the Arctic Circle, so unless you have polar bears and glaciers in the neighborhood, plants will survive just fine planted in the garden overwinter. Just mark the spots so you know where they are going to sprout up in spring.
Let them grow for at least month in the pots before you plant them out into the garden. In the North, they will want sun all day long. In the Southwest, Deep South and Southern California, they will absolutely need some afternoon shade.
Click here to see sweetgrass growing month-by-month, and the plant in a few months will fill the 8" pot. When they've grown to a large size, you can plant them out into your garden, spacing each about one foot apart. Sweetgrass is very fast-growing in the summer.
Plants ordered in autumn can be directly planted into the garden---just make sure to put them in an area that is completely free of other grasses, and carefully mark each spot where you plant your plants, so you can find them next spring.
The record length so far obtain from our Supershamanistic strain is 41.5 inches grown in Montana. If your plants beat that record, please let us know.
Plants are shipped via the post office in cardboard
boxes, priority mail.
Pictures of our plants successfully growing in home gardens, click on these links here= sweetstates.html and sweetstates2.html
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