I grow and sell “starter” plants, in season, ready for you to transplant. They benefit you by saving time, eliminating the uncertainty of germination and giving you a significant head start on a healthy, bountiful garden. My mission is to provide you with superior quality plants that will grow and flourish in your garden. Please check out the recent article in the SLO Tribune for more info.
On this site you will find complete lists of each season’s plants that I grow, and growing tips will be here, too! Click on the drop-down menu to see lists of each season's plants, with photos and descriptions.
Each week during the growing season you will find me at various Farmer’s Markets on the Central Coast. Click the "Farmer's Markets" tab for days, locations and maps; updated every Sunday. I'm also available for custom growing and by appointment. Email for more information!
For the fall of 2014 I will have crops that can be transplanted in September and early October to give you fresh, nutritious food all winter and early spring. Kale, collards, broccoli, peas, spinach, lettuce, greens, Swiss Chard and herbs are the best choices for fall planting. Other crops such as carrots, beets, parsnips, rutabagas, turnips, garlic and fava beans do not transplant well, so you need to seed them directly into your garden beds. As the seasons change, I will grow varieties that thrive in that season. Keep watching the site for new selections for your garden!
I am a strong advocate of using organic methods, believing they are the best for our health and the health of the planet. I do NOT use any GMO (Genetically Modified Organism) seed. I carefully select only certified organic seed from small, independent seed companies.
The SLO Tribune recently printed an article on what I do here at Grown from the Heart. Take a look and see how I can make it easy for you to provide delicious and nutritious meals created from your own amazing homegrown veggies and herbs.
We have been purchasing “starter” plants from Serena for the Artisan garden since its inception in 2011, and will be planting upwards of 1,000 plants this year. All of them were started from seed by Serena. Everything we grow and harvest from those plants goes straight to our restaurant, so it is common for our guests to enjoy something on their plate that we picked just hours before. The variety that Serena produces is fabulous, especially her tomatoes and peppers. She also supplies us with many varieties of lettuce, chard, kale, cucumbers, zucchini, summer and winter squash, bunching onions, basil and more. The amount of time and care she puts into each and every plant is like nothing we’ve ever seen. We send everyone we know to her! Artisan is proud and honored to have Grown from the Heart be such an integral part of our focus on providing local, organic and sustainable food. We’ve also gained a wonderful and forever friend!
Shandi Kobayashi / Artisan
I have purchased starter plants from Serena exclusively for 2 years now. Without exception, her plants are healthy and establish themselves quickly. The growing medium is organic, consistent and allows for roots to grow easily. Serena is eager to share her vast knowledge, including soil, seeds and fertilizing. Her company name, Grown From the Heart, says it all. Once you meet her, you will know you have found your source for new little healthy herbs and veggies!
I have been purchasing my plants from Serena Wyatt for several years and have always been very, very satisfied. She grows healthy plants from organic seed. I buy them and they all thrive in my garden in Santa Margarita, California. I appreciate the care and respect she has for her seeds and plants- they are truly grown with loving care.