At Rita’s Roots we take a custom approach to your garden.
We can coach you through the DIY garden box process or our team can install a garden for you. Our 4’x8’x12” standard garden box uses rough cut Cedar lumber and organic soil. We are also proud to offer Corten Steel garden boxes made by a local metalsmith. Prices start at $875 for the wood and $1475 for the steel. We can build custom lengths, widths and heights to fit your space. We can also install timer-run drip irrigation systems.
Our most popular service! Since we can garden year-round in the Lowcountry, we divide the year into two planting seasons – Spring + Summer Season beginning in February and Fall + Winter Season beginning in September. A Rita’s Roots Garden Guru works one-on-one with you in your garden to keep you on the planting calendar and to teach you all aspects of raising homegrown organic vegetables, flowers and herbs.
We work with you (and your children!) to teach soil preparation, planting, watering, fertilization, insect and disease management, crop rotation, harvest, preservation, and more. Garden Guidance visits range from 60-90 minutes and are scheduled every 2-5 weeks depending on your experience and request.
We take care of sourcing high quality organic gardening materials, such as plants, seeds, fertilizers, compost, sprays, trellises, etc. We bring it all to you!
Want fresh vegetables and a beautiful garden, but can’t find the time to tend? We offer the same high-quality service and care as Garden Guidance all while you are out. We can even deliver the harvest to your door. A Rita’s Roots Garden Guru tends to your garden every 1-2 weeks and brings all supplies necessary to grow you a beautifully productive organic garden.
Already have a garden, but not satisfied with the results or uncertain of what to do next? Rita’s Roots can create a DIY planting and maintenance plan for your garden and be your source for high quality organic gardening materials including plants, seeds, soils, fertilizers and more.
We come to your garden for a walk and assess your garden troubles to offer you solutions to get you back on the path to productivity.
Our seasonal plant sales are wildly popular with our community! We host them at the perfect time of year to plant those particular plants for sale in your garden. We have a Cool Season Sale in February, a Warm Season Sale in late March, a Fall Sale in late September and another in mid-October. When we are not hosting in person plant sales, we are taking orders via our online store for local pickup at our Downtown Charleston location at Tradesman Brewing Company.
Garden Growers Club
Having trouble figuring out the nuances of growing in the Lowcountry? Tired of searching for vague answers online? Search no more for ways to improve your gardening skills – we got you!
We created an online learning community called our Garden Growers Club to help you figure it all out. Every two weeks you receive an email on What to Plant in your garden, tasks to be doing in the garden, How-to videos on relevant gardening tasks, Monthly Garden Tours of Rita’s Garden, Vegetable Studies, Insect Alerts + Management Strategies, Frost and Freeze Alerts, and tips and tricks for your Garden all tailored to growing in the Lowcountry. Our information is archived on our Member’s only website for ongoing reference – 3 years of content! Plus we have a private Facebook group for your questions, a Garden Class archive, discounts on our store and sales, and so much more! Register here for 2022 and get instant access to all of the information.