Welcome to Davids Garden Seeds® Farm! We have lived here for just over two years now and we love country life. We bought the property in July of 2019 and moved in the next month. Farm living is the life for us. We love avoiding traffic and the commute to work is just a short walk out the front door.
In July of 2020, we moved our business from San Antonio to our Davids Garden Seeds Farm. It is the first thing you see when you enter our gate. Turn left into the parking lot and find a space. Stay off of the sand on our farm so you don't get stuck. More than 21 people have driven on the sand and gotten stuck. They all had to be towed out of the sand. Everyone of them was warned not to drive on the sand and everyone of them got to be paid to get towed out. Just stay on the nice driveway and parking lot we have provided and you will be fine.
Two years ago, our farm was four acres of land filled with sand, waist high weeds, and one mesquite tree up on the hill. Today, we have our home, buildings galore, farm animals, our business, a greenhouse, garden beds, hoop houses, a pond with a gazebo, and our store.
You can come to shop for your favorite garden seeds and pick up some farm fresh eggs from our 33 hens. You can request a tour of Davids Garden Seeds Farm and you will be shown around and learn a bit about our company.
You can visit our two goldfish, our ten koi fish, our 33 chickens, our two guineas, and our three rabbits. Relax and sit in the gazebo as you watch our fish swim by. Count the frogs on the lily pads as you here the water pleasantly gurgling down the rocks in the pond. Hear the wind chimes blow gently in the breeze. See the hummingbirds stop by for some nectar.
You can see what we have growing in our raised beds and see how we plant and have our greenhouse set up.
Purchase some of our delicious strawberry preserves made exclusively with Poteet strawberries. Get a jar of our homemade pickles. Pick up a snack and a cold drink from our store refrigerator. See what is growing in the grow tower in our store. Enjoy our seasonal decorations.
Meet Mrs. David's Garden Seeds® and purchase one of our green or black trucker caps in our Farm Store.
Come in and visit our farm store for seed set collections, individual seed packs, preserves, pickles, eggs, caps, starter trays, starter pots, germination mix, germination trays, and germination kits.
We have water, soda, Gatorade, juice, and tea in our store refrigerator. We also have chips, cookies, and candy for purchase. You can sit out in our gazebo and enjoy a snack while you listen to the water.
Explore over 100 seed set collections in foil packaging. These make great gifts for any occasion.
We have a lot of flower seeds, herb seeds, some fruit seeds, and vegetable seeds. There is a grow tower in the store so you can see how our seeds do in hydroponics. Occasionally, we have plants for sale that we have grown. Davids Garden Seeds Farm Store is open Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm.
In the Davids Garden Seeds Farm Commercial Kitchen, we make jams, jellies, preserves, and any vegetable that is pickled. These items will be for sale in the Davids Garden Seeds Farm Store as we make them. Of course, we cannot make them until we grow the vegetables in our garden.
The Production Building is where seeds are counted and packed and where envelopes are created. Jay, our Production Manager, is a friendly guy who runs things over there.
The Fulfillment Building is where we store seeds and ship out orders. Depending on the day of the week, the place is full of activity. Monday is always the busiest day because we are closed on weekends. Sunday is the day when most of our online orders are placed. Caleb manages the Fulfillment Building.
This year, we had a rectangular gazebo built next to the Davids Garden Seeds farm store. It has a pond with falls on the outside and another pond in the middle of it. The two ponds are connected by a stream so the fish can swim back and forth. The gazebo has built in seats for enjoying the water and fish. (No going in the water!)
We have some goldfish and koi fish swimming around. There are a lot of frogs that come to visit and sit on our lily pads. We did not bring any of the frogs in. They invited themselves.
David built a simple PVC and plastic greenhouse that is tall like a high tunnel in the back. On the tour, you will get to go in and see how it is constructed. You will also get to look at the plants and the raised beds that are in the greenhouse. You can see our fans and heaters depending on the time of year you come.
There is always something growing in the greenhouse.
We have five hoop houses and each hoop house has 20 raised garden beds. Depending on the time of year, there is usually something growing in most of the raised beds. You can go in to them and see what we are growing.
There are different vegetables or melons growing in each raised bed. The raised beds in the hoop houses are filled with the sand that is here naturally. We amend the sand with compost that we make as well as fertilizer. Most of the raised beds are covered in weed barrier now to make it easier to keep up with weeding.
You will notice raised beds near the gate to David's Garden Seeds as well as near the store and behind some of our buildings. We even have some by our driveway and by our generator. There is usually something growing in all of them. Right now, we are in the process of building more of them.
We have three parent rabbits who, from time to time, have litters of babies. So depending on when you visit, you may get to see some baby rabbits.
We have two guineas. They lay eggs but have not hatched any yet. They are extremely noisy.
We have 33 hens in six varieties, who lay delicious farm fresh eggs in blues, greens, pinks, off whites, and several shades of brown. Our chickens like to peck each other so sometimes, they are missing feathers. You can buy the farm fresh eggs in our farm store. They have beautiful dark yolks and taste great. Every now and then, we get double yolks.
Behind the greenhouse, there is a 100 fruit and nut tree orchard that was planted in February of 2021. We originally planted one in October of 2019 but they all dies. Some of the trees from this year died already so we have had to replant about ten of them. We cannot, for instance, seem to keep avocado trees alive out here.
In between the rows of trees, there are rows of furrowed sand in which we have grown some vegetables. Right now, there are gourds and corn growing there. We do have a bit of land that we have not used yet, but, no, it is not for sale or rent. It is ours and we will use it when we get a chance. We have been asked to sell it or rent it out. We have no plans for that.
We are hoping to house some sheep and/or goats back there and maybe put a pond in the back.
We give tours of our farm and our business. You may see the occasional snake, spider, gopher, or mouse as you tour the farm. All tours must be with a guide. Please do not take a self tour. We have found several people out back doing their own tour which is not allowed due to our insurance. If you want a free tour, just come into the farm store and ask for one. We will be happy to show you around. We are kind of proud of our farm!
When we bought this land in 2019, it was part of a big peanut farm. After the owner passed away, his sons split it up and we bought the last piece. We sold our home in San Antonio and moved in two and a half weeks later. Of course, at the time, we had to move into a green shed which you can see. We lived there for almost a month until Palm Harbor delivered our double wide and put it together.
We were so happy to get out of that hot shed in August and have some room. We love our home but Palm Harbor would not work with us at all to get us moved in quickly. So each day, we were in our shed but looking out the window, there was our home, sitting there, but not put together. They finally sent one man out and it took him six business days to put it together. He did not work weekends. They finally let us move in and then we had to wait two more days for the air conditioner people to arrive with an air conditioner. During this time, we had someone hook up our huge generator. We had lots of 100° plus that summer. This is Texas!
Then we had to wait two more months for real electricity to be installed. Yes, four months of waiting is typical out here.
home and yard are not part of the tour, but you will see it as you pass
by. Please be respectful and stay with your guide. You may see or hear
our dogs while you pass by our home. They love to bark at people. But if you go inside their yard, they will jump all over you. Most
of the time, they are inside. They think we keep the house just for
them! However, you are a stranger to them. They do not know you and could possibly bite you, just like any dog you do not know.
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Peppers and peas
And lots of yummy greens
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At David's Garden Seeds
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