Mission Statement

At Carther Platnts, we, along with all of our employees, are committed to excellence in customer service and providing our customers with the highest quality plants. We measure our success by the success of our customers – from the smallest home gardener to the largest commercial fruit and vegetable producer, nursery, and garden centre.


My husband Scott and I started our greenhouse operation producing vegetable plug plants in 1999. We are located about 5 miles north of the town of Thamesville, on Jane Road. Currently, we have approximately 42,500 sq. ft. under plastic at our location.

Carther Plants has been custom seeding plug plants at this location for over 15 years. Growing up in this industry has helped us gain a wealth of experience and knowledge to accompany formal training at the University of Guelph. We produce tomatoes, peppers, onions & keek, brassica crops (cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, kale), eggplant and okra seedings, in plug sizes ranging from 18 cell to 406 cell trays. We also grow planters, pots and packs for wholesale to garden centres and nurseries under the Grow Gourmet organic brand.

Why choose Carther Plants?

At Carther Plants, we are continually working to improve our product availability. In the fall of 2012, we completed our application for Organic Certification through Pro-Cert Organic Systems Ltd. for a portion of our greenhouse space. So now in addition to our top quality conventional vegetable and herb plug plants, we can offer quality ORGANIC plug transplants as well.

After a few years of customer strawberry plug production, Carther Plants became a licensed propagator of strawberries, producing plug and tray plants in 2012. We are the FIRST and only licensed nursery in Ontario operating our strawberry nursery entirely under cover, in a soil-less system from start to finish, and all originating from virus tested parent material. This ensures that we can provide the cleanest plant material to our customers so their crops have the best start possible. Being indoors in the greenhouse also allows us some flexibility in the timing of production, allowing Carther Plants to have strawberry plugs and tray plants available to growers at almost any time of the year. We have grown from 2 day neutral varieties to having over 20 varieties of both day neutral and short day types. We are providing plugs in both fresh, and chilled conditions, and in multiple sizes to suit a number of different production systems, from matted row, to off-season hydroponic production.

We believe in producing the highest quality plants for our customers. With our years of experience, we are aware of the standards you expect in the plants that we grow, and the expectations you may have of us as growers. We are confident that we can consistently produce high quality plants to meet your needs and maximize your profit potential.

I would like to thank you for taking the time to check out our  website and hope that you will keep us in mind as you plan your season.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding us, our business or our products. We would greatly appreciate the opportunity to be one of your plant suppliers.