Hoffman Nursery introduces its update blog series. The purpose of this series is to notify customers of some changes and improvements being made at the nursery that will benefit their business.
We have all faced challenges over recent years with labor constraints, supply chain issues, inflation, and keeping employees safe. Hoffman Nursery has worked hard to meet these challenges while trying to keep the business going and growing.
"Our first update is our new stock farm, the Victor Chandler Property," they announce.
This property, located in Timberlake, NC, was purchased in February 2022. It has a total of 83 acres, with 18 acres of irrigated farmland and a 2-acre pond. The farm has a full-time Stock Supervisor and seasonal H-2A employees to work and manage the property.
"In July 2022, we had a very successful first planting. We planted 96,262 stock, including 6,900 seed items. A total of 5,600 plants were harvested in September. The rest will overwinter and be harvested in 2023."
Moving forward, the company plans to plant 150,000 stock plants at this location yearly, providing approximately 2.5 million sellable plants. This stock farm vertically integrates the supply chain for grasses that are produced from the division and to collect their own seed for propagation.