Welcome to DeKalb County Community Gardens Online Store

Do you ship plants out of state?


Currently, we are not shipping plants out of state. 

Is there a minimum plant order?


No, there is no minimum plant order. 

Where do I pick my plant order up at?

Plants can be picked up at Walnut Grove Vocational Farm, 33600 Pearl Street, Kirkland, IL 60146. We will contact you by email when your order is ready to be picked up.  


Is there a minimum plant order for delivery?

No, there is no minimum plant order.

Where do you deliver?

DeKalb County Community Gardens delivers to Batavia, Big Rock, Cortland, DeKalb, Elburn, Genoa, Geneva, Hinckley, Huntley, Kingston, Malta, Maple Park, St. Charles, Sugar Grove, Sycamore, and Waterman, Illinois. At checkout choose the Home Delivery option for $8.00.

What do the letters after disease resistance mean?


Tomato disease resistance identification codes:

    V - Verticillium Wilt

    F - Fusarium Wilt (FF – Races 1 & 2; FFF - Races 1, 2, & 3)

    N - Nematodes

    T - Tobacco Mosaic Virus

    A - Alternaria

    St - Stemphylium (Gray Leaf Spot)

    TSWV - Tomato Spotted Wilt Virus


Pepper disease resistance identification codes:
    PVY - Potato Y Virus
    Tev - Tobacco Etch
    TM – Tobamovirus Group
    TMV - Tobacco Mosaic Virus
    Xcv - Bacterial Spot

What is the difference between a determinate tomato and an indeterminate tomato?

Determinate types grow to a certain height (generally 3 to 4 feet).  They stop growing once fruit sets on the top bud.  All of the fruit ripen over a short period of time, usually 1 to 2 weeks.  Indeterminate types grow and produce fruit the entire season until killed by frost.  The plants will continue to flower, set new fruit, and ripen, all at the same time throughout the season.