Plants Unlimited relies on Berger for consistent crops, season after season
Plants Unlimited, a Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company, was founded in 2006 by current owners Nirmal and Rachna Shah. Plants Unlimited now operates a 15-acre facility. Among others, the company produces mums, pansies, cabbage, kale and cyclamens, the latter being its primary winter production. As a contract grower, Plants Unlimited mainly sells to box stores and independent garden centers, and the company’s crops come in a vast array of containers, including flats, hanging baskets and large containers.
To meet its objective of producing high quality plants year-round, Plants Unlimited has been using Berger’s BM6 mix for all its crops for several years: “We have used Berger soil since I’ve been here as production manager,” Steve Hordyk recalls. “We are very satisfied with the product’s consistency, and we appreciate the fact that it holds its pH and EC. We use between 30 and 40 truckloads in the course of an average season,” he adds.
The staff at Plants Unlimited is also very satisfied with their relationship with Berger: “They are very responsive to our needs,” Steve explains. “The service is excellent, their product is ready for use, and it comes in on time. We really hope to continue to grow with Berger in the same fashion in the future.”