Pre-Ordering Bare Root: What, Why, How

What is Bare Root?

A bare root plant has been dug up from growing in the ground. Upon arrival to our nursery, plants are placed in a mulch mix to keep the roots covered and protected. A bare root plant is in its dormant state, and has not been container grown.

Why Pre-Order?

Pre-ordering bare root means greater selection to choose from, certainty that you’ll get what you want, and no fuss when they arrive.

Not every variety on our availability lists will arrive in January. But if you pre-order, then we can add the variety you want, and you’ll have peace of mind while waiting for it to arrive in January.

Buying and planting bare root means:

    • Great low pricing compared to container stock.
    • No heavy pot to lift – Easy handling.
    • Plants won’t be root bound.
    • Plants will not have experienced heat stress like many container plants are subject to.
    • The soil is soft to dig into during winter.
    • Planting in winter will give new plantings time to get well established before summer.

How to Place Your Pre-Order?

We are ready to take pre-orders so take a look at the availability lists, then come in-store, pre-order online, or give us a call at 541-929-3524 to pre-order for 2024 bare root.

New inventory of fruit, flowering, and shade trees, along with small fruits and perennial vegetables will arrive in winter, typically by late January. We take pre-orders for bare root until November 30th.

View Availability Lists

2024 Bare Root Fruit Tree Availability List >>

2024 Bare Root Small Fruit & Vegetables Availability List >>

2024 Bare Root Shade and Flower Tree/Shrub Availability List >>

2024 Bare Root Rose Availability List >>

Great Deal! Landscape Materials Available While Supplies Last

Pennsylvania Bluestone, Holland pavers, and various rocks are available while supplies last, and marked below retail value.

The selection consists of material left over from our landscape construction designs. These are excellent hardscape materials that help to define paths, create borders, and ultimately add value to your landscape.

Materials are organized by *pallets, and are sold as is. Upon your completed order, we will contact you as soon as we can to coordinate pick-up. Items are not able to be delivered. We will help to load the pallet into your trailer or truck. If you have any questions, feel free to email us at

*Pallets are for pick-up only in Philomath, Oregon; pallets are not located at our garden center.

Plant in Fall – Garlic, Onion & Shallots


Garlic likes rich, well-drained soil. It does best in areas with a pH between 6-7. Due to garlic’s intense flavor it is relatively pest-free.

Choosing & Planting

When choosing your garlic, consider what your will use your harvest for, and how long you’ll want to store your garlic. There are 2 main types of garlic varieties to be aware of:

Softneck Garlic: Softnecks produce 6-18 cloves per head. They are generally easier to grow and excellent for cooking. Softnecks have a longer storage life than hardnecks.

Hardneck Garlic: Typically have 5-9 cloves per head. They have a broad range of excellent flavors. Hardnecks have a shorter storage life than softnecks.

It is best to plant in mid- to late fall to get a root system established before winter. Certified disease free garlic is typically available to purchase at our garden center in late September.

Plant cloves 4-6 inches apart and cover with 1-2 inches of soil. Plant Elephant garlic (though not true garlic, they are actually in the leek family) 6-8 inches deep and cover with 4-6 inches of soil.


Curious how to go about choosing a garlic variety to grow? Check out our YouTube video on Garlic for Gardens to learn about types and timing for the home garden.

Watch this short video to learn & see 4 easy steps to getting your garden planted!


Onions grow the first year and flower the following year. Onions are available for purchase at three different stages: seed, sets or bunches.

Onions planted from seed (or seeded tray packs) are less likely to bolt and are better planted in spring.

Onion sets are small bulblets (they look like miniature onions found in the store), and tend not to get as large if planted in the spring; planting sets in the fall is best.

Bunches are bundles of pencil-sized onions. Both onion sets and bunches have already grown one season and are more likely to bolt. Only available in spring.


Onions need full sun and well-draining soil. Onions perform best in light soil with organic material. If soils are clay, then amend with high quality compost.

Plant transplants 4-6 inches apart (3 inches deep for onion sets, 1 inch deep for transplants). Onions can be planted as close as 3 inches apart with thinning. This is a great way to provide green onions for salads and soups throughout the season. Rows should be 15 inches apart.


Shallots are the tasty result of an onion-garlic hybrid.


Surface sow (do not cover completely with soil) shallot bulbs in late fall about 8 inches apart in well-dug, well-drained soil with lots of organic matter. Rows should be about 12 inches apart. Make sure that they’ll get lots of sun.

Due to their strong smell and flavor shallots will repel most garden pests. Give them a good vegetable food, they like fertilizers with high phosphorus.

Information Provided by Territorial Seed Company


All About Garlic & Onions – Hybrid Class

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 11th at 11am

Learn how to plant, harvest, and store garlic and onions.


Fall Planting Days | Sept 23-24

We’re here to help you freshen up your planters for fall!

During our Fall Planting Days weekend from 11am to 3pm, we welcome you to bring in your pots and planters (14″ diameter or smaller) from home, and we’ll get your purchased indoor or outdoor plants potted in your container with G&B Organics Potting Soil, at no extra charge.

Don’t have a container garden yet, but want to start?

This is a great opportunity to start your growing journey!

We have a large variety of pots in all colors, sizes and types. We are here to help you find the right plants for your space and that will grow well using the G&B Potting Soil. We’ll do the planting for you, and you can watch, learn and still ask questions along the way. Then you’ll go home feeling prepared to take care of your new planter, and enjoy the benefits of growing plants for seasons to come.

We hope to see you there!