Mammoth Cave Transplants
Hello from Janet Dennison, owner of Mammoth Cave Transplants. In 1994 , my husband David and I started our business, We both worked off the farm and were nearing early retirement. We were looking for additional farm income and decided to get into growing tobacco transplants for local farmers. As farmers came in to pick up their tobacco transplants, they also wanted to buy vegetable transplants. This helped us to decided to put up a small greenhouse and grow some vegetable transplants and a few flowers. Thus, our business started as a mom and pop operation. As retirement neared and sales were good, we decided to add three more greenhouses and a small office--then we had two greenhouses for flowers and two for tobacco transplants. We quickly outgrew the mom and pop idea and needed to find some help.
Since that time, our operation has grown to 14 greenhouses that cover one acre of ground. We have not grown tobacco plants for several years now. We grow spring flowers, hanging baskets, ferns, and vegetable transplants. In the fall we grow several thousand mums and in the winter several thousand poinsettias.
Our staff has grown to four full-time employees and six seasonal people. We sell both wholesale and retail and allow the customer to browse in the growing greenhouses and choose the plants or hanging baskets from thousands of choices. Our growing staff will offer help to the customer with choices of plants if needed. We also offer custom growing for landscapers and farmers.
Take a stroll off the beaten path and come visit with us!