Our Spring 2019 selection of Vegetable and Herb
plants was even more INSANE than ever!
Want to see why avid gourmet gardeners have been
driving as far as 300 miles to shop our spring selection?
Come check us out for the spring 2020 planting season which is sure to
be our most amazing yet.
Doing our best to upstage the previous year's selection has totally
Pretty much wherever your tribe came from on the planet we have ethnic
vegetable and herb plants from your ancestral homeland.
Truly a treasure trove for the foodie, the ethnic, the scientific, and
of course, the urban and suburban gardener looking for great fresh
veggies right from the backyard, deck, or patio for the summer
grilling and cookout season.
This year there were 250 + pepper varieties from
Super hot to super sweet, and everything in between, including many
exotic species from around the globe.
If you're a chili lover you'll LOVE shopping our
insane selection! Here's the link for the 2020 Pepper list
If you're a "fire eater" you'll be pleased to
know that we have about 30 million+ scoville varieties to choose from!
We start the seeds in January so you can buy
plants at Funke's that will have pods ready by mid to late July in
your home garden.
And of course, no sauce, salsa, salad, or big fat
burger would be complete without tasty tomatoes.
With 250+ varieties to choose from this year
you'll find an amazing selection of heirlooms, sauce varieties, salad
cherries, burger slicers, and more than plenty to please the most
And it's not just peppers and tomatoes, our
ethnic diversity selection spreads out across the cucumbers, squash,
okra, melons, greens, sweet potatoes, etc.
We believe in staying close to nature and grow
our plants here as naturally as possible. Our catch phase is "Just say
no, to GMO."
And Yes, we really do grow all of our vegetable
and herb plants here on site, no middle men, no poisons, no kidding.
We take pride in the fact that our plants are
safe to eat the day you take them home.
Our service, selection, and prices will delight
both the beginner and expert gardener alike.
Have a favorite variety that you'd like us to
carry? Just drop an email to al (at) funkes.com. We like requests and
feed back from our customers. :)
Just a note to any who may wonder. I have
intentionally left the site in the "homepagey" feel of the internet of
the mid 90's. A simpler time before hacking, tracking, profiling,
spying and obsessive commercialism took over. In a nutshell, heirloom
plants, heirloom website. :) Al
Herbs! We grow about 150 varieties of culinary,
medicinal, and spirtual use herbs. Come see why professional Chefs,
Herbalists, and Home gardeners alike count on Funke's as their source
for their herb garden starter plants.
We really do take our devotion to preserving our
heritage and the diversity of species quite seriously, if you really
enjoy reconnecting with nature through gardening we think you'll find
Funke's a refreshing change from the "same, same, stuff, stuff" garden
stores out there. :)
Here's a bunch of other fun garden stuff to poke
through on our site. :)
The Liberty for dummies page is a simple refresher
for all of us Americans that have forgotten what "liberty" is really all
It's cute, has great music, and even a kid can
understand it. Some adults may be another story. :) It's well worth the
watch. I hope you find it as refreshing/entertaining/enlightening as I.
It was on the verge of extinction from the internet so I moved it here
so that concept of "by the people, of the people, and for the people
should not perish from the internet". My highest compliments to the
artist that constructed it. Webmaster
The site is evolving. Rather than take it down for
"maintainance" the way many do I decided to leave the old links from ten
years ago below in place for posterity if nothing else. Eventually I'll
move them into the history section where they belong.
Like life itself it's a work in progress. Al
Help the little guys save the fees! Use cash!
Want to do something to help the little guys keep
their prices down for you the customer? STOP USING THE PLASTIC &
START USING CASH. Credit cards do nothing but suck BILLIONS of $ away
from the working class & small businesses every year. Who pays for
the skymiles and rewards? Your merchant, that's who. Those rewards are
taken electronically out of the merchant's portion of the sale when the
card is scanned. Also cash can't be hacked by skimmers and data mining
apps. It's far more likely these days to be robbed blind electronically
than it is to ever be held up for your cash. Yes my friend, cash is
actually safer to carry than plastic.
God grant us the sereneity to accept the things we
cannot change, but more importantly the COURAGE to change the things we
can, and the WISDOM to know the difference.
Serving the greater Cincinnati Garden Market
for four generations since 1896
We were at one time, perhaps the single most
comprehensive selection of perennials, annuals, trees, shrubs and garden
accessories in the region including tuned windchimes, garden furniture,
tools, fertilzers and water gardening supplies. The unwillingness of
garden consumers to buy plants in any significant numbers in anything
less than perfect weather, and then only willing to pay what they did
ten years ago while costs of operation skyrockted forced us to shift
focus towards the self sufficient organic method food production of our
Our primary mission is now to provide the plants,
materials, and knowledge necessary for our customers to take control of
their own food supply and eat like royalty in the process.
"Teach a person to fish and they're fed for life,
teach them to garden and they can feed the whole neighborhood!" Al
We look forward to a sustainable future of healthy
and bountiful harvests.
Located at 4798 Gray Rd. Cincinnati Ohio 45232
Browse through our extensive site through any of the
above areas. We hope you have as much fun here as we have putting it
here for you!
We pride ourselves on customer service and do our
level best to be as "user friendly" as possible!