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Kolze's Corner Gardens

12717 IL Route 176, Woodstock, IL 60098

815.338.1475 |


7 days a week: 9am - 5pm

For 2018, Kolze's has added new ideas and products  to make growing plants easier!

In the 2017 Season, Kolze’s will be participating in “Plant-A-Row for the Hungry” for its third year.


In 2013, the staff at Kolze’s learned of an organization that’s championing the fight against hunger in local communities called “PLANT- A-ROW FOR THE HUNGRY” (PARH) and will be facilitating it in our local area. Fresh fruit and vegetables have been in low supply at Food Pantries, relative to the high demand of hungry families. PARH addresses this issue by encouraging gardeners to plant extra fruits and vegetables and donate the extra harvest to a local food pantry. Kolze’s is calling on our customers to do a little extra to make a BIG DIFFERENCE. Even if you are new to vegetable gardening, please consider this worthy cause.  The staff at Kolze’s is always willing to answer any questions you may have or help in any way we can to make this both a fun and beneficial experience.


We will be accepting your food donations 7 days a week starting in June and will distribute the produce to our local food pantry. Please consider “planting a row” or even just dropping off your excess produce at our store. If it is more convenient, please locate your local food pantry and donate your produce there.  If you have any questions or if you would like to sign up you can visit our store, call us at  815-338-1475, or you can email Brian at  You can also email Brian with questions or if you would like to receive emails about when is the best time to plant certain vegetables depending on the season.


Thanks for considering this worthy cause!


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Some Considerations for an “Attack on Hunger”


Grow some Potatoes

1) Plant early April

2) No fear of frost

3) Long shelf life into Fall

4) 20 ft row produces 12 lbs of potatoes

5) Cool things to dig out of the ground

6) Home grown potatoes vs store bought taste like Filet Mignon compared to Chuck Roast Grow some Squash: acorn, butternut or pumpkin squash



1) Seeds are cheap, direct seed June 1st2) Vine crops grow fast and easy

3) The relative yield feeds an abundant amount of people

4) Long shelf life for feeding the hungry into late Fall

5) Pumpkin Squash looks cool for the Trick or Treaters