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J & L Pickin' Patch

J & L Pickin' Patch J & L Pickin Patch is a growing farm with a goal to have something for all seasons. We currently offer upick flowers and produce during the summer and a wide variety of pumpkins, gourds and veggies in the fall.

Operating as usual

Its a big planting weekend! We'll be transplanting or direct seeding 20,000 flowers over the next several days and that'...
05/13/2022

Its a big planting weekend! We'll be transplanting or direct seeding 20,000 flowers over the next several days and that's not even the entirety of the field this year. The u-pick will open mid-July and will have beautiful blooms through October! πŸ™ŒπŸ’

Rhubarb season is officially here!  Just in time for a Mother's Day pie.  Give us a call to get yours ordered.
05/03/2022

Rhubarb season is officially here! Just in time for a Mother's Day pie. Give us a call to get yours ordered.

Though Earth Day has officially passed, every day is Earth Day for your local farmers!  We had a busy weekend expanding ...
04/25/2022

Though Earth Day has officially passed, every day is Earth Day for your local farmers! We had a busy weekend expanding and diversifying. We planted 500 Christmas trees - Scotch Pine, Blue Spruce, Norway Spruce and Douglas Fir, 27 grape vines, 160 dogwood and willow cuttings (hardwoods for arrangements - think pussy willows!), and 8 fruit trees. We have some angry sunburns, sore muscles and even forgot to seed 13 trays of flower successions (but caught up today!). The field is worked and ready for 30 new flower beds coming to the u-pick this year! Are you ready for 90 beds of flowers!?!? What cool spring projects are on your list?

Happy Easter! Our plug trays are as full as our hearts this sunny Sunday. We're looking so forward to our July opening a...
04/17/2022

Happy Easter! Our plug trays are as full as our hearts this sunny Sunday. We're looking so forward to our July opening and seeing Pickin' Patch friends again! Until then, cheers to a happy and healthy spring. β˜€οΈπŸŒ± If you're a rhubarb fan it won't be long for porch pickup by the lb!

Seeding Strawflower, Feverfew, Gomphrena, another succession of Snapdragons and peppers today! Peppers this year are Bel...
03/27/2022

Seeding Strawflower, Feverfew, Gomphrena, another succession of Snapdragons and peppers today! Peppers this year are Bell, Jalapeno, Habenero, Poblano, Cayenne, Hungarian Hot, Banana and a variety of unique heirlooms πŸŒΆπŸ«‘ Happy Sunday - stay warm and think spring!

Some Pickin' Patch faves were seeded today! Celosia - plume and cockscomb, Salvia, Aster, Dianthus, Sage, Mint, Peony Po...
03/20/2022

Some Pickin' Patch faves were seeded today! Celosia - plume and cockscomb, Salvia, Aster, Dianthus, Sage, Mint, Peony Poppy, Juncus Grass, Pumpkin On A Stick, Pepper Pumpkin and more! Some pic cred to Johnny's Seeds on new flowers for us (or if our photos are crummy!). Seedlings are still living their best lives under the grow lights.

Happy first official day of spring tomorrow - sayonara winter!

Did you know today is National Plant A Flower Day? We've got it covered - perhaps not all today... but we'll plant thous...
03/12/2022

Did you know today is National Plant A Flower Day? We've got it covered - perhaps not all today... but we'll plant thousands! We're just a few short months until the u-pick opens in mid-July πŸ™Œ

14 days until spring! Today's seeding included Sunball and a couple newbies for 2022: Snapdragons and Yarrow (photo cred...
03/06/2022

14 days until spring! Today's seeding included Sunball and a couple newbies for 2022: Snapdragons and Yarrow (photo cred Johnny's Seeds). The Lizzies took their time sprouting but are up and healthy!

Happy Sunday! Nothing being seeded today (next weekend is a biggie!), but we have a fun new update: our website is onlin...
02/27/2022

Happy Sunday! Nothing being seeded today (next weekend is a biggie!), but we have a fun new update: our website is online! www.jandlpickinpatch.com

Lots of new info, FAQs, and general farm housekeeping that will help enrich your visit and keep you informed before coming out.

Weekly planting update! Today we are winter sowing pollinator-friendly perennials, which will add a little more native H...
02/20/2022

Weekly planting update! Today we are winter sowing pollinator-friendly perennials, which will add a little more native Hoosier beauty to the farm. We're giving the milk jug method a go with Milkweed, Prairie Smoke, Butterfly Weed, & Coneflower, to name a few. For the u-pick, we're doing a tray of Eucalyptus and Foxglove (new!). Our Eucalyptus was lovely last year and we're excited to see the showy stalks of Foxglove, but likely won't see blooms until 2023 due to it's biennial lifecycle (photo cred: Johnny's Seeds).

Spring has sprung at the Pickin' Patch! Today marks the official start to our 2022 growing season - we are sowing Lisian...
02/13/2022

Spring has sprung at the Pickin' Patch! Today marks the official start to our 2022 growing season - we are sowing Lisianthus and Lavender πŸ’œ. The Lizzies are notoriously slow, but it's oh so worth it! Who took home Lizzie's last year?

Even though the groundhog saw his shadow and we're in this crazy blizzard... we're really, truly, almost to spring! We'v...
02/03/2022

Even though the groundhog saw his shadow and we're in this crazy blizzard... we're really, truly, almost to spring! We've posted this pic before but it was the loudest, cheeriest, most colorful pic in the camera roll so it seemed appropriate πŸ˜†. Stay safe, drive slow, and think spring!

Good Christmas morning Pickin' Patch friends! May you enjoy all the blessings of the season 🌟Photo credit of your local ...
12/25/2021

Good Christmas morning Pickin' Patch friends! May you enjoy all the blessings of the season 🌟

Photo credit of your local flower, pumpkin and Christmas tree farmers to Moss & Beryl. From our little family to yours, Merry Christmas!
- Josh & Lindsey

Hello and happy post-season! We are so thankful for all of our customers and friends that share their time with us each ...
11/01/2021

Hello and happy post-season! We are so thankful for all of our customers and friends that share their time with us each year. We hope everyone enjoyed the expanded flower u-pick and pumpkin market and as always, we're looking forward to a bigger and better 2022 season!

We have some awesome fall decor (think Thanksgiving arrangements or indoor swag!) and winter squash still available so we pulled the stand back up to the main drive - everything is available via the honor system. Note that this is unstaffed - we are unable to make change or accept card.

Happy Halloween! We are open today 11a-5p for our last market day of the season! The sun is shining again finally and th...
10/31/2021

Happy Halloween! We are open today 11a-5p for our last market day of the season! The sun is shining again finally and the fall colors are on full display. Last minute pumpkins, squash, fall decor and more still at the patch. Unfortunately our flowers were whacked by the frost, but ornamental kale is still available! Note - it's still very squishy in the parking and market areas so consider footwear carefully!

Updates regarding post-season honor stand availability coming soon!

Hi all. We're still suffering from all the rain and have standing water in our entire market space, so are staying close...
10/30/2021

Hi all. We're still suffering from all the rain and have standing water in our entire market space, so are staying closed for now. So sorry!

This is how J & L spent this rainy Sunday! Carved your pumpkins yet? Show them off here!! ⬇️⬇️ πŸŽƒ
10/24/2021

This is how J & L spent this rainy Sunday! Carved your pumpkins yet? Show them off here!! ⬇️⬇️ πŸŽƒ

Hi folks! The big rain blob is almost to us and we've already had some sprinkles here on the SW side. We're going to sta...
10/24/2021

Hi folks! The big rain blob is almost to us and we've already had some sprinkles here on the SW side. We're going to stay closed today, Sunday the 24th. Cozy up inside today - we'll hopefully see you when we reopen again next week Weds-Fri 2-7pm!

Saturday 9-6 is looking like our only open day this weekend due to some incoming rainy weather! 😫  If you're still looki...
10/23/2021

Saturday 9-6 is looking like our only open day this weekend due to some incoming rainy weather! 😫

If you're still looking for Halloween Jack O' Lanterns, we have you covered! We still have a great selection of winter squash: delicata, butternut, acorn, spaghetti, N. georgia candy roaster, & kabocha, plus plenty of decorative gourds and pumpkins, dry and fresh bouquets, straw and corn shocks. Cash or card here at 3522 Nuttman Ave!

Drying out some Pumpkin On A Stick!  Lots more to harvest. What's your favorite fall decoration? Pumpkins? Corn shocks? ...
10/20/2021

Drying out some Pumpkin On A Stick! Lots more to harvest. What's your favorite fall decoration? Pumpkins? Corn shocks? Dried arrangements? Anything you'd like to see J & L add to our selection or questions about what we offer? Drop them below! ⬇️⬇️⬇️

Open Weds-Fri 2p-7p, Sat 9-6 and Sun 11-5
3522 Nuttman Ave Fort Wayne IN 46802

It's pick a gourd from the tunnel day!! Anything inside is $.50-$1 and we'll supply the nippers.It's sunny and feeling p...
10/17/2021

It's pick a gourd from the tunnel day!! Anything inside is $.50-$1 and we'll supply the nippers.

It's sunny and feeling perfectly fall. Because the weather has been so mild we still have lovely blooms in the u-pick flower field. If you want to get some flower therapy before the inevitable first frost, don't wait!

Happy Satur-yay!  We are OPEN 9a-6p today. It's a little squishy and a little chilly but the sun is up and shining.  We ...
10/16/2021

Happy Satur-yay! We are OPEN 9a-6p today. It's a little squishy and a little chilly but the sun is up and shining. We have big pumpkins, little pumpkins, red pumpkins, and blue pumpkins (and every other color πŸ˜†!) Dried arrangements and farm-crafted door decor available too - grab some swag for your Thanksgiving festive feels!

Rain, rain go away come again some other day (preferably November)πŸ˜„!  Its no fun to shop for pumpkins and flowers in thi...
10/15/2021

Rain, rain go away come again some other day (preferably November)πŸ˜„! Its no fun to shop for pumpkins and flowers in this kind of weather so we will remain closed for today πŸ˜₯. This weekend looks to be clear skies and we hope to see you out at the patch! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒπŸŽƒ

Hi all! We closed a little early today due to weather but Friday 2-7p, Saturday 9a-6p and Sunday 11a-5p are expected to ...
10/14/2021

Hi all! We closed a little early today due to weather but Friday 2-7p, Saturday 9a-6p and Sunday 11a-5p are expected to be hours as normal. We still have a heaping harvest of Jack O Lanterns and lots of lovely ornamentals. Because the weather has been so mild we also have lots of beautiful flowers out in the u-pick or at the bouquet bar ❀!

Hope to see you this weekend, and happy Friday-eve!

Consider Moss & Beryl and their uber-cool greenhouse for your family fall-liscious photos! πŸŽƒπŸŒΎπŸ
10/09/2021

Consider Moss & Beryl and their uber-cool greenhouse for your family fall-liscious photos! πŸŽƒπŸŒΎπŸ

No plans yet this weekend? Come check out the fall market and u-pick flower field! NEW - ornamental kale for $3/stem! Gr...
10/08/2021

No plans yet this weekend? Come check out the fall market and u-pick flower field! NEW - ornamental kale for $3/stem! Great for fall bouquets. Veggies, lots of yummy squash, pumpkins, and our LAST weekend of bouquet-perfect sunflowers! Friday 2-7p, Sat 9a-6p and Sun 11a-5p. Cash or card, come on down to 3522 Nuttman Ave, Fort Wayne 46802 about 1/4 mile off of Ardmore.

Happy Sunday! We're planning to open today 11a-rain out (normally 5p close... fingers crossed).Thought it would be fun t...
10/03/2021

Happy Sunday! We're planning to open today 11a-rain out (normally 5p close... fingers crossed).

Thought it would be fun to share a before and after of the 2021 flower patch. Pics are from June, with plugs in and growing their little shoots off, till August - peak bloom. Amazing, right!?

We're past peak and have loads of pumpkins and fall decor items out under the market tent, but don't skip the u-pick just yet. First frost will take most of these lovelies out but for now: #marigolds, #zinnias, #basil, #amaranth #celosia, #lisianthus, #gomphrena, #eucalyptus, #dahlias, grass and wheat fillers plus just a few #scabiosa, #cosmos and #sunflowers left in the #upickflowers.

Good Saturday morning! Don't wait to come see us today, it's looking like rain this afternoon and an all-day rain tomorr...
10/02/2021

Good Saturday morning! Don't wait to come see us today, it's looking like rain this afternoon and an all-day rain tomorrow 😭. We will post updates regarding any closures due to weather.

The bouquet bar is stocked, you are still welcome to browse the u-pick, and if you need display staples like straw or corn shocks we have them available! Straw is $6.99 and corn shocks are all $8ea - we leave the gem corn on!!

Did you know we have all kinds of interesting things to make dried arrangements? Broom corn is sold by the stem and it g...
09/29/2021

Did you know we have all kinds of interesting things to make dried arrangements? Broom corn is sold by the stem and it grows in so many quintessential fall colors! Pumpkin on a stick, bromus grass, winter wheat and even corn tassels make a great "forever" bouquet.

The u-pick still has some fall eye candy here in the last weeks of our season. Come see us for pumpkins, fresh bouquets, dried bouquets and more! Open Thurs & Fri 2-7, Sat 9-6, and Sun 11-5. Cash or card!

Hi all! Rain, rain, go away - it's finally a beautiful fall day! The flower upick and pumpkin market is open today 2-7p,...
09/24/2021

Hi all! Rain, rain, go away - it's finally a beautiful fall day! The flower upick and pumpkin market is open today 2-7p, Saturday 9a-6p and Sunday 11a-5p. Plus, Story Photography by Selena LLC has a session booked at the patch with an opening left for 9/26! Hurry to claim - more info in her post below πŸŒ»πŸŽƒπŸ˜β¬‡οΈβ¬‡οΈβ¬‡οΈ

09/23/2021

We will not be opening the patch today. The rain and wind have left everything soaked and in disarray πŸ™πŸ™„. We expect to be fully open for regular business hours tomorrow and over the weekend. Hope to see you all soon!

09/22/2021

We will not be opening today due to the rain. Tomorrow will be dependent upon how much rain we end up getting today. We will reevaluate tomorrow and post an update.

Good morning! Open today 9a-6p and tomorrow 11a-5p. Fall is in full swing here at the Pickin' Patch and you can still fi...
09/18/2021

Good morning! Open today 9a-6p and tomorrow 11a-5p. Fall is in full swing here at the Pickin' Patch and you can still find some lovely cuts in the u-pick field, including sunflowers! 3522 Nuttman Ave Ft Wayne IN 46802. Cash or card!

Don't forget to comment on our contest post to win a bouquet - contest closes tonight at 6p.

‼️ Contest time ‼️ Guess the number of Sunflowers we planted in beds for picking this year! *Does not include the mass p...
09/16/2021

‼️ Contest time ‼️ Guess the number of Sunflowers we planted in beds for picking this year! *Does not include the mass plantings*. Hint: the number is greater than 2000, and while you're welcome to try, a word of caution that physically counting could backfire πŸ˜‰. Guesses end Saturday at close and the winner/closest guess will be tagged here in comments shortly thereafter - you'll win a free bouquet (pick what you like up to $15!)

Come see us this weekend - a mass planting of sunflowers are opening!

Open today and tomorrow 2p-7p, Sat 9a-6p and Sun 11a-5p. 3522 Nuttman Ave Ft Wayne 46802

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3522 Nuttman Avenue
Fort Wayne, IN
46802

Opening Hours

Wednesday 2pm - 7pm
Thursday 2pm - 7pm
Friday 2pm - 7pm
Saturday 9am - 6pm
Sunday 11am - 5pm

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(260) 760-6072

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Many thanks to J & L Pickin' Patch for having enough pumpkins & gourds to supply us for our upcoming Fall Festival!!πŸ§‘πŸŽƒπŸ§‘ 19 more days!
thank you J and L pickin patch! these are beautiful!
Just drove by and honked πŸ˜‚
Beautiful
Vivian was super excited for her surprise trip to J&L Pickin’ Patch! Had so much fun picking special flowers for her Grandmas! πŸ’›πŸŒ»πŸ’›As we were leaving, she said, β€œI can’t wait to pick pumpkins!” So ready for Fall season! πŸ§‘πŸŽƒπŸ§‘
Went with the traditional look for our pumpkin for J & L Pickin Patch.
Yas! Thank you for the Pumpkin Fall sas!!!