Phone Consultations

One of the most difficult aspects of this business is trying to recommend seeds or plants or procedures for areas that are being described to us over the phone. All sites differ in a multitude of ways and eliciting relevant information is a lengthy and demanding process. We hope to be experts but don't aspire to be psychics. (There is no substitute for actually seeing the site).

Because we are a small business with many irons in the fire, we request that phone calls be limited to five to ten minutes per customer. Phone consultations of more than ten minutes must be arranged by appointment and are billed at $75 for a half hour. In-person consultations at Larner Seeds are billed at $100.00 for 1 hour. If a consultation is desired to be conducted on-site, please inquire for approximate costs. 

Please note that if you want information on seed-sowing rates, please have your area measured out in advance. For all consultations we suggest bringing or sending photos, drawings, and lists so that we may do our best research ahead of time and provide the best advice we can offer!